Exclusive! ILM Dumpster Diver Treasures Revealed on RFR

This week on Rebel Force Radio, actor Christopher Corey Smith joins us to talk about his childhood as a Star Wars dumpster diver and his amazing finds from the early eighties. Christopher, also known as the voice of Luke Skywalker in the Phineas and Ferb Star Wars episode, tells us about growing up in the Bay Area where he was able to access the dumpsters at Industrial Light and Magic. Below is a collection of some of his finds acquired during the production of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK provide exclusively to RFR. Listen to this week's show to hear the stories behind these salvaged pieces of film history!

 Storyboard from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK featuring POV from the cockpit of The Falcon- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

Storyboard from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK featuring POV from the cockpit of The Falcon- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

 A snowspeeder gets shot down in this storyboard from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

A snowspeeder gets shot down in this storyboard from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

 More action from the Hoth battlefield in this storyboard from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

More action from the Hoth battlefield in this storyboard from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

 A photograph of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) posing for an EFX shot on the snow plains of Norway- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

A photograph of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) posing for an EFX shot on the snow plains of Norway- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

 Concept art of a Rebel Medical Frigate, possibly sketched by ILM's Joe Johnson- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection UPDATE: Paul Bateman informs us that this art is mostly likely the work of Nilo Rodis-Jamero. 

Concept art of a Rebel Medical Frigate, possibly sketched by ILM's Joe Johnson- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection UPDATE: Paul Bateman informs us that this art is mostly likely the work of Nilo Rodis-Jamero. 

 Laying out the famous Episode V crawl on graph paper before laying it out for the camera- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

Laying out the famous Episode V crawl on graph paper before laying it out for the camera- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

 Concept art for a medical droid, or part of one, for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

Concept art for a medical droid, or part of one, for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

 Photograph of a Rebel Snowspeeder from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

Photograph of a Rebel Snowspeeder from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

 A sequence of Point-of-View shots from the Falcon's cockpit in this storyboard from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

A sequence of Point-of-View shots from the Falcon's cockpit in this storyboard from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

 Concept art of possibly a Rebel Medical Frigate from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

Concept art of possibly a Rebel Medical Frigate from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

 The Kerner Company AKA Industrial Light and Magic in San Rafael, California.  - The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

The Kerner Company AKA Industrial Light and Magic in San Rafael, California.  - The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

 The dumpster enclosure at ILM where Christopher and his friends saved historical STAR WARS artifacts- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

The dumpster enclosure at ILM where Christopher and his friends saved historical STAR WARS artifacts- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

 The sliding door that opened up to reveal ILM magic to Chris and his friends one night while dumpster diving at ILM- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

The sliding door that opened up to reveal ILM magic to Chris and his friends one night while dumpster diving at ILM- The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

 A low wall to hide behind. The spot where Chris and his friends hid out when caught dumpster diving at ILM.  - The Christopher Corey Smith Collection

A low wall to hide behind. The spot where Chris and his friends hid out when caught dumpster diving at ILM.  - The Christopher Corey Smith Collection