Hopefully Fox Won't Take This One Down
December 16, 2016 6:32 PM   Subscribe

These are amaze. If you want a smaller dose before committing to a couple of hours of awesome, I'd recommend starting with the bite-sized trailer for Star Storm: The Destruction of Father.
posted by phooky at 8:41 PM on December 16, 2016 [5 favorites]

These are well worth the time, if you're on the fence. Why do you awaken me without skin??? was what sold me on it.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 11:58 PM on December 16, 2016 [4 favorites]

Fox Disney
posted by otherchaz at 1:29 AM on December 17, 2016

otherchaz: Actually, the Laser Moon Awakens takedown was by Fox, which holds the rights to the first six movies until 2020, except Episode IV, which it will own until the entropic heat-death of the universe. This necessitated the Auralnauts Rebel Alliance channel. Then the takedown was reversed... and then they took down the Rebel Alliance backup.
posted by BiggerJ at 2:27 AM on December 17, 2016

I can't think of Phantom Menace without thinking of Auralnauts now. If the plot isn't Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon scoring some sweet sweet midichlorians, I don't wanna know. These have been cracking us up for over a year, and I am so delighted they're still growing strong.

There might be a somewhat broken C3PO in the house, superglued to a piece of gold perspex that says "SINGULARITY!" on it. And a FLESH! t-shirt. And my ringtone may or may not be "Baby Time".

And don't forget Kylo Ren Outtakes - with "Hi! What happened to your face?"
posted by Katemonkey at 5:46 AM on December 17, 2016 [4 favorites]

I'd recommend starting with the bite-sized trailer

Thank you for the nudge! I'm all in.

Thank you for posting this, BiggerJ. You have no idea how much I needed this.
posted by Room 641-A at 6:29 AM on December 17, 2016

They had me at

We have the highest midichloriann count
Which means that you have a lesser amount

posted by fuse theorem at 7:43 AM on December 17, 2016 [2 favorites]

posted by infinitewindow at 7:46 AM on December 17, 2016

I saw Laser Moon Awakens at XOXO this year having not seen any of this previously and it killed me and basically everybody in the audience. Really, really wonderful. And then damnably I forgot about it until I saw this last night, and watched the first three with my wife and oh my gosh yes. It's really wonderful.
posted by cortex at 8:02 AM on December 17, 2016 [1 favorite]

VH1 Classic.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:12 AM on December 17, 2016 [2 favorites]

This is amazing. Thanks for posting BiggerJ!
posted by boubelium at 9:28 AM on December 17, 2016

When I first started watching these, I couldn't listen to anything Creepio said without collapsing in the giggles. He's the best. He's my friend. He's Friend Besto.

These versions of the prequels are way better than the actual prequels. Why *wasn't* Depeche Mode playing in the background when Anakin was weeping? Come on, it's perfect!

"I have no regrets about cloning my arch-nemesis! You guys are the best!"

And even Ep. IV and V make more sense in some ways than the real versions, especially if you watch Ep. iV and V in the context of the prequels. Why *didn't* Vader say "this makes no sense, Obi-Wan! You look, like, 85 years old! Aren't you supposed to be only 15 years older than me?"
posted by edheil at 2:20 PM on December 17, 2016 [3 favorites]

"Midichlorians, Duke. MIDICHLORIANS!" Makes Obi-Wan and Yoda so pathetic. Glorious.

The "Spine spine spine" song from 10 Ways to Improve Transformers: Age of Extinction makes me laugh every time.

Also, the Legolas Kill Count may be the best analysis of the Jackson Lord of the Ring movies. Combo! Double combo! TRIPLE COMBO!
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 2:26 PM on December 17, 2016 [1 favorite]

What happened to their After Earth Shamalyan commentary? That was hilarious, but I'm not seeing it on their channel.
posted by WhackyparseThis at 5:38 PM on December 17, 2016

And don't forget Kylo Ren Outtakes

Well, that's just great. I laugh-snorted so hard at Santa that I think I have a piece of French fry lodged in my left sinus cavity.
posted by Room 641-A at 9:40 PM on December 17, 2016

Some of these Star Wars parody videos have been online for more than three years, with millions of views. How have they avoided a takedown? I mean I'd argue it's fair use, but that's an argument creators usually lose on YouTube. Did they agree to share ad revenue? Part of me has some hope the corporate overlords at Fox or Disney or whatever secretly like their work.
posted by Nelson at 7:50 AM on December 18, 2016

FartToo-DeeToo... uh... what am I missing here?
posted by Cosine at 1:48 PM on December 18, 2016

Star Wars saved in editing once again.
posted by donio at 8:51 PM on December 18, 2016

I had forgotten how bad the prequels looked until I watched these. I mean bad bad.

These made me laugh convulsively. Very good stuff!
posted by wenestvedt at 12:03 PM on December 19, 2016

This reminds me of "Wizard People, Dear Reader " (most recent Previously), as something you didn't know you needed until you heard it -- and now it's kind of indispensable.
posted by wenestvedt at 12:13 PM on December 19, 2016 [1 favorite]

I am oddly moved by Dad Vader in Ep. 4
posted by Countess Elena at 5:07 PM on December 19, 2016

OMG, "Laser Moon Awakens" just got taken down!!!!

And I was only halfway through it! Noooooooo!!!
posted by wenestvedt at 10:53 AM on December 21, 2016

A+ use of Vangelis in the Phantom Past opening.
posted by mbrubeck at 7:25 PM on December 22, 2016 [2 favorites]

Episode 4: Laser Moon Awakens is still available up on Vimeo.
posted by blueberry at 2:04 AM on December 30, 2016 [3 favorites]

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