Welcome, young padawans, to an intergalactic edition of Fan Film Friday. This week, it’s all about Star Wars, or moreover, the Storm Troopers that make Tatooine go round. Now, before any of you say, “Hey, Tim! Star Wars doesn’t count! It not a comic book franchise!” Well, as a matter of fact, it is. Should we count the series done at Marvel? How about the plethora of titles from Dark Horse? Not only is it a major film franchise, but it’s comic books are some of the most popular titles Dark Horse has to offer, and not to mention, on heck of a fan film community too! Let’s take a peek at a day in the life of some Storm Trooper, shall we?
Taken from the YouTube page description: TROOPS is a fan film directed by Kevin Rubio that had its premiere at the Comic Con International convention in San Diego, CA, on July 18, 1997, before becoming more widely available on the Internet later that summer. The film is shot in a documentary (or mockumentary) style, parodying primarily A New Hope and the television series COPS, as well as Fargo and Mystery Science Theater 3000 (by featuring Tom Servo). In the film, stormtroopers from the infamous Black Sheep Squadron on patrol run into some very familiar characters while being filmed for the hit Imperial TV show TROOPS.
This is film is by far one of the best fan films I have ever seen. It’s hilarious, it’s near spot on in portrayal, it is just pure fanboy geekdom at its finest. I have no complaints at all about this film, and if you haven’t watched it yet, prepare to be amazed. This is the fan film my buddies and I were talking about 15 years ago, and it’s still just as awesome today as it was then. Enjoy this wonderful film and I’ll see you next week for another edition of Fan Film Friday!!