The internet is full of all kinds of mashup videos. And those that are lucky enough to go viral can hopefully last a lifetime rather than be a flash in the pan. But for YouTube user Palette-Swap Ninja, his mashup of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Star Wars to tell the story of A New Hope may last a lifetime.
These videos are a hilarious parody that swaps out lyrics of The Beatles’ iconic album and trades them in for vital Star Wars plot points. All of which you can see just by the titles like “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans/With Illicit Help From Your Friends” or “Luke is in the Desert.” You can watch the videos below.
Today is a great day across the galaxy. Every year, May the 4th provides Star Wars fans with a chance to spread their love, and in recent years it’s gotten easier with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015 and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last December.
Fandango is using its “force” as the world’s biggest supplier of movie tickets to spread the Star Wars fandom through their streaming service FandangoNOW. FandangoNOW began in early 2016 after the company acquired the streaming site M-GO, and allows movie fans to watch over 50,000 films and TV shows on a pay-as-you-go basis without a subscription.
I have had a tough time this year coming up with a topic for this most important date, May The 4th, aka Star Wars Day. So I’m going to just speak from the heart about the tragedy that befell my family thanks to my own selfishness and thoughtlessness. Beware, for this could happen to you, too!
A year ago, I wrote a piece about how my daughter had recently discovered and become enamored with Star Wars, or at least the six films we had at that time. I fixated, yes I chose that word correctly, on her love of the franchise and how I felt vindicated in raising this amazing little mini-me. I spoke longingly of that which once was and my hopes of what might be. All of this happened over half a year before the new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, came to theaters near us all. I wrote how I respected creator George Lucas for his vision, if not for his revisions. I did all of this before I saw the new film. The new film that Disney created.
I’m sitting here in Dexter’s Diner drinking some blue milk, though not very effectively as the straw doesn’t squeeze too well through the ventilator holes in my mask. It’s relatively quiet in here today. I don’t mean quiet as in nobody’s here; no they’re all just staring at me.
This happens frequently among the people on Coruscant when they haven’t seen a lightsaber used in some time. Or maybe it’s because they fear me so much that they have the poodoo scared out of them.
They’re all staring at me uncertainly. I’m absolutely sure this will get back to my master, The Emperor. He’s going to be angered at my conduct here today.
You think he’d thank me though. It’s not every day you get to behead Jar Jar Binks with a lightsaber.
Perhaps he might be more amused if I prepare something for him”¦
Dark Horse has announced as a part of their celebrations for Star Wars Day today, that they are releasing two digital comic bundles for May the Fourth. Called MegaBundles, the comics company has released two offers – one being for young readers, a collection of Star Wars comics for all ages costing $30; and the second being a huge deal of over 125 comics for $100!
Both MegaBundles come with an exclusive preview of the upcoming release of The Star Wars, a comic series interpretation of the early original drafts of the first movie by George Lucas, following the adventures of Annakin Starkiller.