A Cultural History
The helmets at least appear to be from our old friend Mr Windack,as for the rest of the suit I cannot say.Heres hoping one day they can find all those lost episodes.Check out this guys star wars posters+covers they brought a smile to my facehttp://timothyandersonart-illustration.blogspot.co.uk/
Yes, they had used the windak suits the year before
Extra points for turning the camera upside-down.
Yes it makes it harder to see the strings they are dangling from. Its quite impressive for the time I think
Oh, absolutely. It's also a subtle psychological trick. If an audience sees something fall "down" they will immediately realize it's falling. If it arcs upwards, they might not notice the curve at all. The explosions for the first Star Wars film were filmed upside-down as much as possible for that reason.And, of course, you won't even look for wires below the actors.