Existential Star Wars Comforts Us in the Absence of a Galaxy Far, Far Away

The Tor.com office just ended up on the floor laughing to this trailer of Star Wars reinterpreted as a French existentialist film by YouTube user OneMinuteGalactica. The nihilistic pontification of Sartre melds surprisingly seamlessly with the tried-and-true story of galactic Civil War, sassy robots, and lucky farmboy Jedis.

 

 

Never before has the struggle of a band of rebels against the status quo seemed so hopeless. As if a million voices cried out in realization of despair and then were suddenly silenced. (By a laser. This is still Star Wars.)


Stubby the Rocket is the mascot and voice of Tor.com. It floats endlessly within the black between worlds, aware that existence holds nothing more and that nothing can be done to halt the endless track of an uncaring universe.

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