Vice TV And The Nacelle Company Launce Icons Unearthed Documentary Series With Spotlight On Star Wars, Including The First-Ever On Camera Interview With Marcia Lucas

The Nacelle Company and Vice TV announce Icons Unearthed: Star Wars, a six-hour deep dive into the first six films in the Star Wars universe.
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The Nacelle Company and Vice TV announce Icons Unearthed: Star Wars, a six-hour deep dive into the first six films in the Star Wars universe.

Official Icons Unearthed: Star Wars Press Release

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Nacelle Company, the studio behind The Movies That Made Us, The Toys That Made Us, A Toy Store Near You, Down To Earth with Zac Efron and Behind The Attraction is excited to announce the kick-off of ICONS UNEARTHED, a new anthology documentary series that will focus on some of the biggest movie and TV franchises in history. ICONS UNEARTHED will launch with a 6-hour deep dive into the Star Wars Universe, that covers Episodes I-VI. Icons Unearthed will receive its world premiere on Vice TV, with the first Star Wars installment debuting on July 12, 2022 at 10pm ET.

Icons Unearthed: Star Wars uncovers the unknown secrets of the Star Wars universe through exclusive and candid interviews with Marcia Lucas, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Paul Hirsch, Phil Tippett, Rick Baker, Ken Ralston, John Dykstra, Howard Kazanjian, Julian Glover, Ian Mcdiarmid, Gus Lopez, Tom Spina and many more. Icons Unearthed: Star Wars is narrated by Michael Pennington, who portrayed the iconic character Moff Tiaan Jerjerrod in Return of the Jedi.

Marcia Lucas, Oscar-winning film editor and ex-wife of George Lucas, sat down for her first-ever on-camera interview to discuss her unique insight into the rise of LucasFilm, including her 14 year marriage and eventual divorce from George Lucas, the editing of the original Star Wars trilogy, where the idea for Darth Vader to be Luke’s father came from, and if there were really plans for 9 movies.


Directed by Brian Volk-Weiss (The Toys That Made Us, The Movies That Made Us, Behind The Attraction), Icons Unearthed: Star Wars will be like no other Star Wars documentary you’ve ever seen before, with unprecedented access to the key players in the creation of the franchise. The Nacelle Company spent months filming and interviewing filmmakers, actors and crew members across the world, from England to Tunisia, to source exclusive, previously unknown, and surprising stories.

Star Wars (1977) Directed by George Lucas Shown on the set: Director George Lucas, Mark Hamill (as Luke Skywalker)

“We’re so excited to embark on this partnership with Brian and Nacelle to tell these amazing unfiltered stories as only VICE TV can. And the Star Wars franchise, perhaps the most iconic entertainment property of all-time, is the natural place to start on this epic journey,” said Peter Gaffney, SVP of Content Strategy & Program Scheduling, VICE TV.

Star Wars is the movie that inspired my entire career, so to be hearing new stories from the people who were there, like Marcia Lucas, Howard Kazanjian and Billy Dee Williams, was mind blowing not just once or twice, but again and again. I believe fans of the franchise will be blown away by what we unearthed.” said Nacelle Company CEO Brian Volk-Weiss.

The Icons Unearthed documentary series is executive produced by Brian Volk-Weiss, Cisco Henson, Ian Roumain, Alyssa Michek and Ben Frost. Pete Gaffney, Falguni Lakhani-Adams, and Andrea Brakke oversee the project for Vice TV.

About VICE TV:

VICE TV is the Emmy®-winning international television network from VICE Media Group. Since its inception in 2016, the channel has ushered new audiences to cable with its compelling and provocative programming. Boldly redefining news and current affairs, VICE TV produces hundreds of hours of original content for over 150 million homes worldwide. Built around a mission to tell courageous stories you won’t see anywhere else, told by the people you won’t hear from anywhere else, VICE TV showcases the best in informative and entertaining original series, documentaries and movies, and is the destination for content that challenges popular knowledge and opinion.

About The Nacelle Company:

The Nacelle Company, founded by Brian Volk Weiss, is an award-winning American diversified media company headquartered in Burbank, California. Established in 2017, they are a leader in the pop-culture space through its scripted and unscripted production, podcasting, publishing, records, distribution, development, marketing and management divisions.

Nacelle has produced hits such as Netflix’s docu-series, Down To Earth with Zac Efron, The Movies That Made Us, and The Toys That Made Us, and Kevin Hart’s Guide To Black History, as well as Behind The Attraction for Disney +, CW’s Discontinued, Sony’s Mad About You reboot, All The Way Black for BET+, History’s Grant, and History’s Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek. Nacelle’s vast array of partnerships include: Netflix, Amazon, Disney +, HBO, Discovery, BET+, A&E Networks, Hulu, Viacom, History, and many more.

The company as a whole is dedicated to showcasing groundbreaking stories and pop-culture history through its signature documentary filmmaking style, unique distribution system and a consistent desire to never stop exploring.

What are your thoughts on this? Will you be checking out Icons Unearthed: Star Wars when it premieres on Vice TV this summer? Let us know in the comments below. Also, be sure to follow The Illuminerdi on social media to be notified of more Star Wars news and updates like this in the future!


Source: The Nacelle Company


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Bryce West

Bryce West is a writer/producer and a grad student at the University of Southern Indiana. West created his first television program at the age of 18 titled, The Film Reel. The Film Reel is a movie and TV talk show that has ran from 2019-present on News Channel 15 in Mt. Carmel, IL.