We watched Empire Strikes Back tonight. While the end credits were rolling by we noticed a familiar name scroll by: John Ratzenberger (who reminds me of John Fleck for some strange reason) aka Cliff Clavin on Cheers. We were shocked that we’ve seen this movie literally hundreds of times and never noticed him.
I found a copy of the script. Here are his two lines:
DERLIN: Your Highness, there’s nothing more we can do tonight. The
shield doors must be closed.
He turns to the lieutenant.
DERLIN: Close the doors.
We had an “oh duh” moment as soon as I read that. Kinda cool.