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Star Wars Lightsaber inventor weds, stormtroopers attend

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Roger Christian marries Lina Dhingra. Or else.

Shadowlocked's old friend Roger Christian, creator of the original lightsaber for Star Wars (A New Hope), has just married  in Toronto and was kind enough to send us a few pics. Star Wars Academy award winner Roger wed Lina Dhingra at Toronto's prestigious Hunt Club. After the Anglican and Indian ceremonies the bride and groom were escorted into the dining hall by 2 young laser sword wielding Jedis and two formidable-looking 501 Storm Troopers. Then a Bollywood dance troupe entered and even the stormtroopers got their Bhangra on!

Roger Christian with Lina Dhingra at their marriage in Toronto, July 2013
Photo © Jag Gundu - Click for larger image

Roger, Lina and the bridesmaids.
Photo © Jag Gundu - Click for larger image

And here's Roger on the happy day with Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Mortal Instruments Producer Don Carmody, a fellow academy award winner for Chicago.

Roger Christian with Don Carmody
Photo © Catherine Gourdier - Click for larger image

Roger won the Academy Award for his work on Star Wars (1977) and was Oscar-nominated for Alien (1979). He returned to the Star Wars universe in the role of assistant director for The Phantom Menace (1999), and has directed 14 movies in his own right, including this year's sci-fi thriller Stranded. Currently working on the much anticipated Cinema Alchemist memoirs, Roger has made his argument at Shadowlocked for a sci-fi Oscar category, as well as chatting with us about the revival of his long lost Empire Strikes Back accompanying feature, the highly influential medieval/mystical Black Angel (1979), currently being restored by 'two of Pixar's top people', with sound restoration by Skywalker sound technicians.

Congratulations to Roger and Lina!


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