This space suit was first seen in the1966 episode of Doctor Who, entitled The Tenth Planet on Earl Cameron as Glyn Williams. The costume seems to be one in a set of other similar space suits that show up along side it in The Tenth Planet, as well as another episode entitled The Wheel in Space, though the exact same suit does not re-appear in The Wheel in Space.
The exact same costume does, however, appear in the 1980 film Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back on Alan Harris as the Trandoshan bounty hunter Bossk. Since filming for Star Wars took place partly in England, it was likely hired out from the same costume house that provided suits to Doctor Who fourteen years earlier. A close inspection of the detailing on the costume reveals them to be the same, though some minor additions have been added for Empire Strikes Back.
Some Star Wars actors beside the characters they portrayed.
I’m surprised they got Jake Lloyd to agree to this.
Do you know what the saddest thing is? Jake Lloyd is such a really nice kid. He is. I made a point to hang out with at Dinner after a smaller con in Pittsburgh. He was, what I felt was, rather begrudgingly, invited to dinner after the Con with the 501st people and other Star Wars actors that were at this con.While the rest of the celebrities were being fawned over, the other 501st people were giving him a wide berth and were not really wanting to interact with him. Leading up to the con, even on our Garrison’s message boards people were making the standard comments about how he “ruined Star Wars” and how “terrible” he was. So Marshall and I just sat down with him and started to talk with him and he genuinely seemed surprised to have people treat him nicely, let along like a person. And that made me really sad.He told us all these stories about the constant death threats he still receives to this day, and the crazy, weird stalkers he has had to endure, on top of the death threats.And I felt for him.He’s a good person, and now I just feel a shamed that the Star Wars fans will forever treat him like a Problem, not a Person.
I remember being outside of the restaurant with Melissa, and him coming up and genuinely thanking us for treating him like a regular person.