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In The North African Desert, People Are Living In The Abandoned 'Phantom Menace' Set

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by Tambay A. Obenson
July 13, 2012 9:37 AM
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It's Friday, so you know what that means... random, fascinating shit :)

Like this... I actually figured there was some post-production protocol that would have seen these sets taken apart and removed after shooting was complete. Yes/no?

The short story goes... George Lucas shot parts of 4 Star Wars movies in southern Tunisia (really, the Sahara desert), and many of the sets that were built for Tatooine, home to Luke and Anakin Skywalker, are still standing today; but not only that - people are actually living in them now.

The website RocketNews24.com got a first-hand look at the sandy makeshift *city* that was once a planet called Tatooine, and you can read their full report HERE.

The video below is a visual accompaniment to their written report:

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  • Tamara | July 13, 2012 4:05 PMReply

    Eery. Creepy. Half expected to see a platoon of storm troopers to come charging over the hill of those dunes.

  • Te | July 15, 2012 6:17 AM

    LOL..

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