The Wilhelm Scream Rides Again …

The Wilhelm Scream Rides Again …


Unless you have been living in a galaxy far, far away, then surely you can’t have failed to notice the latest addition to the amazing Star Wars franchise … The Force Awakens.

You will not be surprised to hear that Star Wars has several 1951 connections, including one that spans all seven films thus far.
And so, in the words of Yuri Gagarin, the world’s very first spaceman … here we go.


OK. First things first. Well sort of. Here is a list of the films in the order in which they were released. 

Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)
Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Episode III:Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Episode VII:The Force Awakens (2015)


The American actor Mark Hamill is best known for his wonderful portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy – Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi (1983) – a role he reprised in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). He was born on September 25, 1951. 

Second up is the conductor and composer Ronald Corp. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the New London Children’s Choir which was established in 1991. It has performed frequently at the Proms, made a number of film soundtrack and TV recordings, including the soundtrack to Star Wars Episode 1, ‘The Phantom Menace’. And yes … Ronald Corp was born on 4th January, 1951.


Ronald Corp with the New London Children’s Choir

The last, but most certainly not least 1951 connection is …


Er … WHAT ?  Please allow my friend here to explain.

And so there you have it my dear friends. The Wilhem Scream was first used in 1951. For further information about the Wilhelm Scream you should click on the links below:


3 responses to “The Wilhelm Scream Rides Again …

  1. That 1951 club has indeed a lot of famous members. Amazing! That story about that Wilhelm Scream is funny. Alsways the same scream… and never recognized!

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