Of all the mysteries surrounding Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, this one may be the most important. I imagine when people left the theater in 1977 they asked themselves a few important questions.
“Who is Darth Vader?”
“Is the force real?” And
“Who was that stormtrooper that hit his head on the door?”
We figured out the answers to the first two questions over the last few decades but the mystery still remains on the last one. Who was that guy or girl that hit their head and why did it make it into the final cut of the film? It’s time that someone gives us answers. That persons name is Jamie Stangroom from the UK.
He is putting out a documentary called The Empire Strikes Door. It’s all about discovering the identity of the person who hit their head on the door. You’ll be able to watch it for free on his Youtube page when it comes out on September 25th.
Will he finally bring answers to us Star Wars fanatics who haven’t had a good nights sleep in 40 years? We’ll find out soon enough.