Ever wondered why Luke Skywalker and Han Solo got a medal for destroying the Death Star, but when the Galactic Empire blew up Alderaan they were suddenly “the bad guys”? Or why Darth Vader was the “Master of Evil” when Obi-Wan lied about pretty much everything ever and cut off his own best friend’s arm and legs?
To help answer these questions and more, the Galactic Empire have unleashed their ultimate weapon: no, not the Death Star; their PR Team. Because you might be able to win a battle by blowing up a planet or two, but you win the star war by winning the hearts and minds of the Galaxy.
For two years, the Death Star PR team have been hard at work on Twitter, Facebook and www.deathstarpr.com. Now you can see them in action in “Death Star PR” the “Star Wars” parody web series that follows Wilson, Sharpe and Green as they attempt to clear the Empire’s bad name… and avoid getting Force choked to death in the process.
WEB SERIES FAQ
How many episodes are there?
Six. Every great saga should have six episodes. Then, later, numerous Special Editions, cinematic re-releases, books, comics, etc.
When can I watch it?
The series will be available to view for a fee on www.deathstarpr.com from 12 December 2012, or, assuming you survive the coming apocalypse, on YouTube sometime in 2013.
What is this “fee” you speak of?
Viewers will have the option of paying to view per episode ($0.99) or for the entire series of six episodes plus the behind-the-scenes video ($2.99). Once you have paid, you can view the episode/s as many times as you like.
Why is there a fee?
Building Death Stars isn’t cheap. Neither, as it turns out, is creating a web series. Our cast and crew are largely professionals who have given their free time and energy to make this happen. We don’t expect to make enough money to build another Death Star, or even a measly Super Star Destroyer, but we would love to be able to compensate these people for their efforts in some small way.
Why should I pay for it?
Nobody’s Forcing (ahaha) you to. You can wait for the YouTube release in mid-February. But if you’re the impatient type who likes to watch ALL THE THINGS NOW, or if the @DeathStarPR Twitter account/blog has ever amused you, or even if you just like to like things before other people like things, then you WILL pay to view this web series. *waves hand*
Death Star PR: See the lighter side of the Dark Side.