Monday, May 24, 2010

If Empire Came Out In The 50s.....

I think that this has already appeared all over the place, but I found it in my Google Reader and finally watched it.

Jim Smash wrote:
Star Wars was inspired by the Sci-Fi Serials of the 30s, 40s & 50s....
The circle is now complete.

About a million people sent me this trailer for a '50s-style Empire Strikes Back, because it is that awesome. Youtube user Whoiseyevan used dozens of sci-fi movies from the '40s and '50s -- and even a few lines from the ESB radio drama -- to make this astounding video. The level of detail is what kills me; I mean, finding clips of two dudes in a Snowspeeder-like spaceship must have been difficult, but this guy found clips where the dudes are wearing helmets that look eerily like the Rebel pilot helmets of Star Wars, and that's only one of many things that are uncannily accurate.

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