This pretty much speaks for itself, but here’s how I feel: It’s been more than 12 years since someone was born BEFORE The Phantom Menace was released. It’s been more than 14 years since someone was born before the Special Editions came out. Fan who grew up with and desperately want a proper OT release will die first, and after they are gone things like Han shooting first, Sebastian Shaw’s ghost and a world where Episode I, II and III were wonderful “What if?” scenarios acted out in school yards and fan fiction will be but memories, kept alive in only the darkest, most paranoid corners of pop culture.
It’s been over 6 years since someone was born before Darth Vader yelled “NOOOOO!” in Revenge of the Sith.
As of September 17, 2011, no one else who is born will know a world where he didn’t yell it in Return of the Jedi.
So a few months back the Biggie/Miley Cyrus mash-up of the former’s Party and Bullshit and the latter’s Party in the USA took our apartment by storm. In a strange stroke of inspiration I decided that a video needed to be made for the video…that chronicled the life and times of one ANAKIN SKYWALKER!!!
I worked on it for a bit before having to shelve it for working on the book, but here is what I had so far. Consider this a storyboard for what I ultimately have in mind. I’ll finish it someday, but for now I thought it’d be fun to share with the class.
For the full song, which is quite awesome, peep it below:
In my younger days I prided myself in being somewhat of an authority figure on all things relating to Star Wars. The movies, their history, the expanded universe of comics and novels. As I got older and the prequel trilogy left me somewhat disenchanted with the state of the galaxy I lost touch with what was happening within the fictional world I fondly look back on as my security blanket. My goal with this blog will be more focused than any I’ve started and abandoned in the past: to make myself as familiar as I once was with the Star Wars universe. I’m currently in the middle of a few homework assignments–so to speak–and will post about them shortly. In the meantime, may the Force be with you and Happy Halloween.