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George Lucas photo-accidentally bombarded a scientific documentary – The Hollywood Reporter

Of all George Lucas’ fascinating and insightful interviews regarding Star wars and film production was one of his most entertaining video appearances a random, random photo bomb.

Scientific researcher Bruce Hoglund went around Chicago a few years ago and recorded his part of a documentary about the radioactive metallic chemical element thorium, in which he discussed nuclear power and molten salt reactors.

In the middle of his talk with the camera, which was filmed while on the move down a street, a very special cameo emerged. Lucas, who turned 78 on Saturday, briefly walked into the frame while on his way into a building. That Star wars the filmmaker gave a quick look into the camera as he passed through.

Needless to say, the random moment became an instant classic on YouTube, and fans got a laugh out of no one noticing or stopping as Lucas went through the shot. And of course, the jokes started flying in the comments section. Some viewers said they felt bad about Hoglund, the Lucas cameo undercut his speech, while other viewers pointed out that the cameo drew much more eyes to his scientific discussion and work.

Below is a video of the moment, with fan music added, and also the entire video of Hoglund discussing thorium, nuclear power and molten salt reactors.

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