He's dancing all night on a Star Destroyer
June 10, 2013 7:35 PM   Subscribe

 
The Secret Crossover Between Star Wars And Blake's 7

Of course his head was most recently sighted at WWDC.
posted by Artw at 7:49 PM on June 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Please go stand by the stairs.
posted by Smedleyman at 7:51 PM on June 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


IG-88 would probably fall head over heels for the new Mac Pro.
posted by XMLicious at 7:54 PM on June 10, 2013 [4 favorites]


I'd hit that.
posted by sexyrobot at 7:57 PM on June 10, 2013 [7 favorites]


grmph. /Hires bounty hunter to track down joke-thief. Is okay with disintigrations.
posted by Artw at 8:00 PM on June 10, 2013


LOL!
posted by George Lucas at 8:02 PM on June 10, 2013 [6 favorites]


Sweet. Here's the artist's video (which is at 360p, but I still can't make out the name of the band on the bass drum). Special bonus, "The Last Rebel on Hoth."
posted by steef at 8:11 PM on June 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


So, speaking in terms of canon, is this how IG-88 was able to assimilate into the Death Star as part of the quest to impose galactic domination for all droids (moments before its descrution just off Endor)?
posted by Metro Gnome at 8:21 PM on June 10, 2013


Metro Gnome: "So, speaking in terms of canon, is this how IG-88 was able to assimilate into the Death Star as part of the quest to impose galactic domination for all droids (moments before its descrution just off Endor)?"

That particular bit of canon was written by Kevin J. Anderson, so, really, all bets are off.
posted by Copronymus at 8:44 PM on June 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


This should have been made in 1985 so it could be on Night Flight.
posted by not_on_display at 9:39 PM on June 10, 2013 [3 favorites]




DJ LOBOT
posted by Faux Real at 11:19 PM on June 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


LOBOT
posted by Artw at 11:22 PM on June 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Also DJ Lobot is a real thing that exists - CANON!
posted by Artw at 11:25 PM on June 10, 2013


The song for this is what made it for me. Anyone know where I can find it?
posted by tenpointwo at 12:50 AM on June 11, 2013


Anyone know where I can find it?

I have no idea, but it's probably down the autobhan (because you can have fun fun, on the autobhan).

That particular bit of canon was written by Kevin J. Anderson, so, really, all bets are off.

Disney seems to be poised to scrap all (or much of) the EU as possible.

Me, I was lost wondering why a Gammorean Guard and Lobot were on a Star Destroyer (Avenger, if I recall my naming), and why Boba Fett didn't wipe the floor with him.

And then I was angry because of the SWHS references. So many.

And then I remembered the Star Wars Kinnect dancing game.

And then I remembered JJ Abhrams is directing the next Star Wars,

And then I remembered Daft Punk are stealing Kraftwork's everything.

So many feels.
posted by Mezentian at 3:54 AM on June 11, 2013


The song for this is what made it for me. Anyone know where I can find it?

The artist seems to me Mister Zillion (aka Ollie Glatzer). There's a better quality version here. He seems to be on Linked in and is a US native.

Facebook too, I think.

I suspect there might be copyright issues to make it commercially available given what it rips off, but you might be able to get it direct from him.
posted by Mezentian at 4:02 AM on June 11, 2013


The main melody is taken from Kraftwerk's "Das Model" later redone in english as "The Model".

Another brilliant "theft" of this melody is Ladytron's "He took her to a movie".
posted by mr.ersatz at 4:05 AM on June 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Love, love this. I had a jumbo IG-88 and he remains one of my favorite bit players in the whole Star Wars 'verse. The short lovingly (if not faithfully) blended so many of the most intriguing secondary characters. It reminded me of all of the seriously non-canon situations I would create playing with my Star Wars figures as a kid. Well, except for one thing. If you wanted a non-dude, you basically only had one choice: Leia. (sure, sure, take your pick from Original, Bespin, Slave girl... but all Leia).
posted by Didymium at 4:46 AM on June 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


*Pwahhh-ffff*
*Pwahhh-ffff*
"Lieutenant?
"Yes, Lord Vader!"
*Pwahhh-ffff*
*Pwahhh-ffff*
"Where are your pants?"
"This is the new regulation uniform for women officers of the Empire, Lord Vader!"
*Pwahhh-ffff*
*Pwahhh-ffff*
"...fucking abrams..."
posted by Slap*Happy at 4:52 AM on June 11, 2013 [4 favorites]


LOLs at the notion of the EU being something more defensible than this.
posted by Artw at 7:11 AM on June 11, 2013


[Swapped the YouTube URL for the higher-quality original one steef mentioned.]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 7:51 AM on June 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thanks gnfti, and thank you steef!
posted by prize bull octorok at 7:58 AM on June 11, 2013


As if there is a club that IG-88 can get into and Boba Fett can't! Still kind of catchy...
posted by MrBobaFett at 8:18 AM on June 11, 2013


Disney seems to be poised to scrap all (or much of) the EU as possible.

I would love to see a fan film of Mickey, Donald et al executing Order 66 against all the EU characters.
posted by prize bull octorok at 8:28 AM on June 11, 2013


I'm surprised they serve his kind in there.
posted by RobotHero at 8:47 AM on June 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


"The galaxy's hottest club is Star Destroyer. Club owner Grand Moff Twerkin has built a fantasy world that answers the question, 'oota goota?' This club has everything: Sith lords, assassin droids, scruffy-looking nerf-herders, kiddie pools full of bacta, bantha scooters..."

"What's a bantha scooter?"

"It's that thing of when you dress a Jawa up in a bantha costume and ride around on his shoulders."
posted by prize bull octorok at 9:31 AM on June 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


The song for this is what made it for me. Anyone know where I can find it?

The artist seems to me Mister Zillion (aka Ollie Glatzer). There's a better quality version here . He seems to be on Linked in and is a US native.

Facebook too, I think.

I suspect there might be copyright issues to make it commercially available given what it rips off, but you might be able to get it direct from him.
posted by Mezentian at 4:02 AM on June 11 [+] [!]


Thanks a bunch!
posted by tenpointwo at 7:48 PM on June 12, 2013


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