The REBEL ALLIANCE has secretly deployed BOTHAN SPIES onto the Death Star armed with video cameras to produce an undercover exposé on life in the GALACTIC EMPIRE. Unanswered, such a documentary could spell certain doom for our small band of PR heroes…
It is a period of civil war. The benevolent GALACTIC EMPIRE have just unveiled their secret weapon. No, not the DEATH STAR, its PR TEAM. Hounded by calls from evil REBEL ALLIANCE supporters, WILSON, Head of PR, and his scruffy-looking off-sider, SHARPE, set out to prove that the Death Star will restore peace to the galaxy…
It’s been a long, long time in the making but the Death Star PR team have finally crossed vast interstellar distances to arrive on Earth’s interwebz.
Death Star PR, the Star Wars parody web series, follows the Galactic Empire’s incompetent and largely irrelevant crack PR Team as they attempt to save the Galaxy, one press release at a time.
Here’s the first trailer for Star Wars Detours, Lucasfilm’s newest animated (and first comedic) Star Wars TV series. According to Wookieepedia, the show explores daily life in a galaxy far, far away and focuses on the universe’s regular folk and their everyday problems.
Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, of Robot Chicken fame, are involved and the show will feature the voices of Queen of the Internets Felicia Day, Seth Green, Seth MacFarlane (as the Emperor), Joel McHale, Donald Faison and even original Star Wars actors such as Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels and Ahmed Best.
It might not be to everyone’s tastes but the PR Team can’t wait. If this isn’t “your” vision of Star Wars, or detracts from your enjoyment of the original trilogy somehow in some way, that’s totally cool but the solution is simple: don’t watch. The rest of us will have fun watching Obi-Wan bomb as a stand-up comedian and enjoy the origins of Admiral Ackbar’s trap-related vocal stylings.
We just have two questions for you, Seth Green: When is the PR team’s episode? And when are we going to be asked to join the writing team? (Call us. Seriously.)
Despite appearing in six autobiographical films, a television series, countless novels, games and other media, there’s still a lot you don’t know about Darth Vader. For one, he is an ambidextrous Force choker – so versatile! Two, he’s a HUGE fan of long-running TV soaps “The Bad and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Armless”. Three, he can sing, and (unsurprisingly) isn’t exactly in love with the “improvements” that God keeps making to his backstory in prequels and special edition re-releases.
“The Star Wars That I Used to Know” by the folks at Teddie Films is a most excellent parody of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”.
Without further ado, the lyrics to Darth Vader’s (ft. Obi-Wan Kenobi) Smash Hit single “Some Jedi That I Used to Know” that’s taking the Galaxy by storm.
Now and then I think of when you were my Master Like when you said you felt so happy I was a Jedi Told myself that you were right, mostly But felt so bored when you lectured me But that was love and it ended when I got dismembered
You can get addicted to a certain kind of Sithness Like resignation to the Emperor Always the Emperor So when we found that we could not make sense Well you said that we would still be friends But I’ll admit that I was glad I’d rather swim in lava
But you didn’t have to cut my legs off Make out like it never happened And that we were nothing And I don’t even need your love But you treat me like a Sith Lord And that feels so rough No you didn’t have to stoop so low Have your friends hide my children And then change your number I guess that I don’t need that though Now you’re just a Jedi that I used to know Now you’re just a Jedi that I used to know Now you’re just a Jedi that I used to know
Now and then I think of all the times you screwed the Jedi Order Part of me believing it was always something that I’d done But I don’t wanna live that way Become more powerful than you can imagine anyway You said that you could let it go And I wouldn’t catch you hung up on some Padmé that you used to know…
But you didn’t have to cut my arm off Make out like it never happened And that we were nothing And I don’t even need your love But you tell my son I’m twisted and evil And that feels so rough No you didn’t have to stoop so low Have your friends hide my children And then change your number I guess that I don’t need that though Now you’re just a Jedi that I used to know Now you’re just a Jedi that I used to know Now you’re just a Jedi that I used to know
(Some Jedi) I used to know That I used to know I used to know
The PR Team’s “Shit Stormtroopers Say” is a parody of the “Shit Girls Say” video by Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard. Yes, it’s a little late to the meme party but you’ll have to forgive us; we come from a galaxy far, far away, so it takes a while to beam videos to your planet.
Concept and Words: Robbie Boland
Direction and Editing: Jamie Wynen
Stormtrooper: Connor Doyle
Cinematographer: Pablo Zubieta
Cute Girl 1: Valerie Wong
Cute Girl 2: Natalie Azoury
“Shit Stormtroopers Say” Title Card: Bec Boland
DeathStarbucks Logo: William Pidgeon
Thank You: The Dock Bar Redfern, William Pidgeon, Jake Owens, Metro Screen.
The video was shot on a sub-$400 budget by Death Star PR subcontractors over the course of a weekend in early March in and around Sydney, Australia.
Jamie edited the video and did all of the special effects himself. He is very glad it is over.
Connor was horribly upset that most of his amazing performances as “Shrugtrooper” were cut from the final edit.
Pablo Zubieta will win “Best Dressed” at any costume party you invite him to.
The “Tatooine” part of the shoot caused Robbie to become very, very badly sunburnt. Moral of the story: next time you visit a desert planet, don’t forget to take sunscreen and a hat.
Here in the Galactic Empire, we’re not ashamed to admit that we’re Sith Lords, but you don’t need to be killing Jedi and assorted other Rebel Scum every workday to know there’s something wrong in this galaxy when cocky drug smugglers and bipedal killer bears can serve openly in the Rebellion but our kids can’t openly celebrate Sithmas or pray to the Emperor in school. As an oppressive intergalactic totalitarian regime, we’ll end Obi-Wan’s war on our religion. And we’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage by pre-emptively destroying liberal worlds where people believe in made up stuff like “equality” and “freedom from prejudice”. The Dark Side made the galaxy strong. It can make her strong again. We’re the Death Star PR Team and we approve this message.