Date: 17th September 2004
Star Wars guru Yoda was based on Albert Einstein.
The 900-year-old Jedi Master - who taught Luke Skywalker to use "The Force" - was given wise features like the physicist's.
The truth about the tiny alien is revealed in a new DVD of the Star Wars trilogy, says The Sun.
A documentary on the DVD also tells how Skywalker was originally intended to be a midget and Han Solo a big green monster with gills.
Chewbacca was a cross between creator George Lucas's dog and the apes from 2001, A Space Odyssey.
The disc shows actor Kurt Russell auditioning to be Solo and reveals that Luke's lightsabre was made from a camera flashgun with no bulb
Source: Press Release