Monday, June 25, 2007

Sci Fi in Strange Places Part II

I had a lot of fun with the last Sci Fi in Strange Places so I think that I will make this a semi-regular feature and gosh darn it, if YouTube isn't the greatest invention in the world for Sci Fi nerdery. YouTube and other community sites let the average fan post some unusual videos and also let people see things that they might not see under normal circumstances. The first video is an edit job on a scene from Empire Strikes Back and I think it's a brilliant piece of work. The joke here is very well executed and the auteur takes it far enough to be funny, but not too far where the joke gets annoying. I am not sure where the second clip comes from as there is no information on it at all. This features a computer generated space battle between forces of Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, and Star Trek. I'm going to make a wild guess here and say that the creator of this likes Star Trek the best. This next piece is definitely not for the faint of heart. Of course when Star Wars first came out it quickly became a pop culture sensation and parodies quickly followed. I apologize for the sound issues as it doesn't quite match the action. And because you didn't demand it, another piece from Turkish Star Wars. This features footage from the Death Star run interspliced with our Turkish hero in action all to the theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark.


Stewart Sternberg said...

The Darth Vader in the pod routine was to die for. Thanks for posting that. If you are bored..try googling Hard Days Night Zombies in youtube. It's not as brilliant as this, but it will give you a small chuckle.

SQT said...

The Donny and Marie Show must've had some clout back in the day. I pretty sure those were the authentic R2D2, C3PO, Chewbacca, and Darth Vader costumes.

I'm not feeling Kris Kristofferson as Han Solo though.

ShadowFalcon said...

have to go watch them again! do keep this as a feature please :-)

Hey there, Skippy said...

Oh, Mr Intergalactic Gladiator, you spoil us! Another splendid post.

And never a truer thing was spoken than your assertion that youtube "is the greatest invention in the world for Sci Fi nerdery"... I can go for hours at work watching (whisper it) "X-Men Evolution" epiosdes online there.

Dr. Zaius said...

That's great! I had never seen the Donny and Marie Star Wars clip, or the Turkish Star Wars! Those are great! It's too bad about the audio on the Donny and Marie clip.

There might be a couple of clips you haven't seen here.