Star Wars: Episode 0 – A Dark Force
Hey everybody! It's confession time: As you may (or may not) have noticed, I’ve been laying low for a bit. Well, over the last 2 weeks, I did something really stupid & self-destructive —
I edited the 3 Star Wars Prequels into 1 Star-Wars-length movie.
It’s been a weird month.
Let me just preface this by stating: I AM NOT A STAR WARS FAN. I mean, I think it's whatever (accept its influence in culture + enjoy the original 1977 film) but I am in no way a zealot.
However, tbh, for about a decade I've ran this game in my head about how I would edit these prequels down into one movie. It's like an intellectual exercise akin to performing a complex work of jazz.
Luckily my life hit a strange bumpy detour a few weeks ago that allowed me to lock myself in a room for 2 weeks to get weird & smelly like the Unabomber. But instead of making remote explosives against the industrial-technological elites, I made a movie. Editing this really got into my head too; was having daily nightmares for a spell.
Anyway, over the next few months I’ll be releasing a bunch of new stuff (presumably I always will, until I die) — but here's a fun stupid one today for your entertainment!
What was originally a rambling incoherent mess has been refined to a sharp narrative about a talented boy born into a cruel & chaotic universe — which plunges him into an uncontrollable, irreversible anger.
There's also a fun sub-plot about a vibrant & diverse democracy being overwhelmed by the creeping behind-the-scenes machinations of a psychopathic dictator. So, you know, total fantasy.
Anyway anyway, I hope you enjoy it.
Or don't (it's cool, I get it: It's Star Wars).
Moral of the story? Learn to use the dark side of the force.
No wait, I don't think that's it.....