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2005 Star Wars Fan Film Entries Online

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the choose-wisely dept.

Star Wars Prequels 147

Marty Broxterman writes "The 2005 Official Star Wars Fan Film awards are underway, and the 16 finalists are now online. Three of the best entries are: Sith Apprentice - Darth Vader and other baddies duke it out to be the Emperor's new lackey in this parody of 'The Apprentice' - very funny, and the sequence with Darth Vader's "talent" has to be seen to be believed; Tiny Toys - Where a woman must defend herself from a pint-sized army of Star Wars toys. Almost a Kill Bill parody at times... amusing; and One Season More - a completely CGI rendition of one of the songs from the "Star Wars Musical" that's been floating around the web for a few years - some amazing animation. Voting for the contest takes place here."

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Direct links... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087293)


Tiny Toys [speedera.net]
One Season More [speedera.net]
Sith Apprentice [speedera.net]

C00D11D2: (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087303)

Cannot access the file
Windows Media Player cannot access the file.

WARNING (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087364)

Parent contains disgusting violent gay pornography.

I like it.

LINKS DON'T WORK (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087373)

for me at any rate.

Re:Direct links... (-1, Redundant)

neil.pearce (53830) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087397)

Obligatory Star Wars Kid [jedimaster.net] remix videos link

Slightly off topic (5, Funny)

hnile_jablko (862946) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087307)

I friend of a friend made a promotional ad for the lead of to episode one. it was 2 star wars nerds (the sort from the triumph the insulting dog bit) jumping the queue to see the movie. there were these 2 cute girls in line not very happy about this. one nerd turns to the girls and waves his arm a la Obi, proclaiming "This is not the movie you want to see. Go about your business." The girls leave in disgust with the 2 uber-nerds believing their jedi mind tricked worked. BRILLIANT STUFF!!!

Re:Slightly off topic (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087577)

Did anyone else have a difficult time reading this?

I pity anyone you communicate with.

Re:Slightly off topic (0)

njhey (684323) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088049)

Eggggselent! The image almost made me drop my vodka (if it wasn't on the table). Brilliant Stuff alright. I can't type for the tears of laughter! Good one matey!

Re:Slightly off topic (1)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088201)

Heart of an Empire [heartofanempire.com] is one I am really looking forward to. Also see link in sig.

blah (4, Funny)

bioglaze (767105) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087311)

It will take forever to download 2005 files.

Re:blah (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087405)

download or not download, there is no forever.

Wow...... (-1, Troll)

shutyourface (774078) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087318)

That was freakin horrible.......well at least the animation was decent in "One More Season"!

Here's the best (4, Funny)

mirko (198274) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087320)

Why did they forget Him [jedimaster.net] ???

Re:Here's the best (1)

Himring (646324) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087771)

Pretty cool site. Love the SWK. Lots of versions I've not seen there.... They're marketing the kid too ... oh the irony....

[after having perused the site]

Dude, fix your links....

WMP or WMV (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087325)

Are so badly behaived. They play sound without picture or outstrip bandwidth. The player looks like a sucked lolly. Can't fucken MS make anything that just fucken works.

fuck me!

</rant>

Re:WMP or WMV (1, Funny)

Dogtanian (588974) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087971)

The [WMP] player looks like a sucked lolly.

Accurate or not, I can't let this minor gem get kicked to -1 with the rest of the post.

Sucked lolly?! Has *anything* remotely computer related ever been described thus? That's either brilliantly insightful or your mind has been fried by a 10lbs of LSD a day habit.

Ugh (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087335)

That CGI was terrible.

Anyone have any torrent links? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087338)

They would be very nice

News for nerds (1)

Edie O'Teditor (805662) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087347)

This is stuff that *SO*, like, totally matters. Not.

Media sites rant (5, Insightful)

shani (1674) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087351)

I know I shouldn't complain, but why the fuck can't companies just put links to the videos? Even normally sane organisations like the BBC do this crap.

I hate feeling like an luser - I thought it was just Linux, but I have problems in Windows too. :(

Re:Media sites rant (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087362)

I COULDN'T AGREE MORE.

Streaming media puts extra strain on the network anyway. It makes much more sense to distribute and download and or timeshift such material.

Re:Media sites rant (4, Interesting)

fuyu-no-neko (839858) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087390)

I have the same problem, although given time I can usually work through the source of the site to work out the URL. (I fear for the day that the US government decides to make the "View Source" command illegal - I just know the UK will blindly follow suit)

It would be common sense to reach the widest possible audiance for something like this, so these tricks go against all common sense. Then again, common sense is rarely that common isn't it :o/

Re:Media sites rant (1)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088023)

I'm pretty sure it is already illegal. Reverse engineering of a web site in order to gain access to copyrighted matirial.

Re:Media sites rant (1)

M.C. Hampster (541262) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088347)


FUD.

I'd hardly call "HTML" an encryption method.

Re:Media sites rant (2)

Dyolf Knip (165446) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088398)

I'd hardly call "ROT13" an encryption method. I'm sure a company that used it would _never_ sue if someone broke it. Oh, wait...

Re:Media sites rant (1)

orangesquid (79734) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088362)

Reverse engineering? Pff.
Their website doesn't give you a finished product (except for flash)---it gives you source code (HTML, CSS, javascript), and it's up to you to do something with it.

As for flash, running 'strings' on the .swf file doesn't seem to count as reverse-engineering for me. You wouldn't be able to re-create their flash interface by just knowing the media file URL; you don't get the source code to their flash program, but just a fragment of the data used by the source code to do what it does.

The reason companies do these stupid things is to stick on advertisements and stop so-called "hotlinking" to the media files (but can't people hotlink to the flash files, and can't people block the ads via proxies, browser plugins, browsers with adblocking, firewalls, /etc/hosts, etc.? if i don't want to be exposed to something, aren't i allowed to protect myself from it?)

Blah. I know I'm not being very coherent at the moment, please ignore me.
\

Re:Media sites rant (1)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088431)

"As for flash, running 'strings' on the .swf file doesn't seem to count as reverse-engineering for me."

Its the *IAA Lawyers you have to worry about. Just because you don't think is doesn't mean they don't.

Re:Media sites rant (1)

Threni (635302) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087394)

I'd imagine it's because they don't want to be associated with material which is outside their control. I agree though - they should just have some sort of disclaimer.

Re:Media sites rant (1)

ikkonoishi (674762) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087403)

They have advertisements that they want to play first.

Your adblock might be killing them.

Re:Media sites rant (0)

AC5398 (651967) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087442)

To hell with 'em and their damn adverts.

I freakin' hate sites that practically want my firstborn in return for watching a damn video file or two.

Re:Media sites rant (1)

Drooling Iguana (61479) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087696)

Then why not just append the ad to the beginning of the file?

Re:Media sites rant (1)

FlopEJoe (784551) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087493)

No kidding. Since Atom Films is crawling, I can't tell... did someone make a rendition of "Revenge of the Slashdot Effect?" It's unfortunate that ROTSE is too close to gaotse for my liking.

Re:Media sites rant (1)

stupid_is (716292) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087508)

A tiny amount of Googling turned up their blooper reel [theforce.net] , but no joy on the actual film :-(

I agree - they're gits for not allowing the download of the film.

They cant because of contest rules (4, Interesting)

gad_zuki! (70830) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087518)

I remember emailing the creator of Pink 5 [shockwave.com] a year ago (two?) asking for a high-quality direct download and he told me that Lucas's rules prohibit anyone from distributing their own work for a year or so. He thought it was due to Lucasfilm producing a DVD of the fan films, but I dont think that has ever happened.*

*cavaet: this is all from memory and second hand information

Re:Media sites rant (3, Funny)

kd3bj (733314) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087525)

They want to make sure only professional media pirates can steal copies of the videos. If ordinary people could steal copies, that would infringe on the rights of pirates.

Wow (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087355)

These vids make Episode 1 look good.

Re:Wow (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087369)

Given that the time between this link going live and your post is scarcely enough to watch one of them, I'll take that assessment with a pinch of salt.

Re:Wow (2, Insightful)

Illserve (56215) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087501)

Regardless, he's right.

so so bad

Re:Wow (1)

first.last (751698) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088425)

Episode 2 made it look good.

Broken Allegiance still rules (3, Interesting)

starseeker (141897) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087356)

I'd say Broken Allegiance http://www.theforce.net/fanfilms/shortfilms/broken allegiance/ has to be my favorite fan film. Sure the acting isn't top notch, but after all it's a fan film and it's way better than average. Their villian is awesome and a lot of small touches really work well. The design for the villian's ship - amazing. Plus the blooper reel had me laughing almost the whole way through.

I guess my tastes run away from spoofs toward "serious" movies, and in general most fan films don't have the resources to pull this off. I keep hoping Tydirium works out though: http://www.tydirium.tv/

Spooky Voice (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087376)

Why do these fan films always have an evil guy with an incredibly lame "spooky voice"?

The whole Apprentice video sucked. Including the Vader talent segment.

Re:Spooky Voice (1)

youngerpants (255314) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087556)

Its supposed to be funny


laugh> hahahahaha /laugh>


OK, it could be funnier, but the people making these haven't been out in a long while and think Monty Python references are as funny now as when they were at school

The Apprentice video (1, Funny)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087566)

"The whole Apprentice video sucked"

Oh? I thought it was kind of cool when Donald Trump said "You're fired!" as he kicked Anakin into a burning volcano.

Re:Spooky Voice (1)

mentatchris (585868) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087941)

I agree. lame. Don't waste your time with this. It was boring.

Google up this, it's much better:
SW_ep3_trailer_captioned.wmv

It's the game captioned version of the episode 3 trailer.

Re:Spooky Voice (choppy too) (1)

gosand (234100) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088423)

Why do these fan films always have an evil guy with an incredibly lame "spooky voice"?

The whole Apprentice video sucked. Including the Vader talent segment.


Not only the spooky voice, but WHY must they ALWAYS talk in a stupid RHYTHM that makes them SOUND like idiots? This always seems to be an issue with fan-made stuff, especially Star Wars. It doesn't come across well, the audio is very hard to hear. I give them credit for making it, but for all the effort they put into it, you would think that they would listen to it once or twice and realize how bad it sounds. I am sure they could have mixed it so you could hear it.

Raiders of the Lost Ark fan film (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087410)

A friend recently told me about this film [austinchronicle.com] , an amazing-sounding film made over the span of seven years by three boys, which ultimately was lauded by Spielberg as a true work of art. I've been unable to find any copies of the film itself... anybody have any pointers?

Ask and ye shall receive. (2, Interesting)

Schwarzchild (225794) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087717)

Here is a link [theindyexperience.com] to the main page of some information on the making of this film.

And a link to the trailer. [theindyexperience.com]

Re:Ask and ye shall receive. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12088271)

It's amazing that Raiders: Adaption hasn't been making the rounds of P2P networks, Bittorrent, or Usenet...

You FAIL it... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087416)

Just to throw something else out there. (3, Informative)

iibbmm (723967) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087429)

Back in 1999 a friend and I put together Ultracheese-When Senators Attack IV. It garnered praise from the Python-fan crowd, and I'm still proud of it today. If the idea of a completely retarded parody of Episode 1's Trailer sounds like a good idea to you, check it out. www.ultracheese.com

Re:Just to throw something else out there. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087524)

You just stole 2 and a half minutes of my life and I want them back!

Star Wars... (0, Offtopic)

flajann (658201) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087430)

Cute little space opera. Not real Science Fiction. I'll probably see it anyway, just for the political intrigue, which is actually not bad and hits close to reality.

The rest is just a hyped up swash-bucking flick in space polished with Hollywood Magic, but oh well. It does bring back some pleasnt memories from the time far, far away when it first came out.

Re:Star Wars... (1)

gowen (141411) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087462)

Not real Science Fiction
Remind me: who gets to decide what's "real SF" and what isn't (surreal SF, unreal SF).

And what definition of "REAL Science Fiction" is this tireless arbiter working from?

PS : None of it is real. That's what "fiction" means.
PPS : Yes, yes, I know. "The good ended happily and the bad unhappily; that is what fiction means"

Re:Star Wars... (1)

Fallus Shempus (793462) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087500)

The important word there would be Science. Please point me in the direction of any in Star Wars. P.S. I am a rabid Star Wars fan. P.P.S. even though they are just "big dumb films about space wizards".

Re:Star Wars... (2, Interesting)

Mant (578427) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087517)

Everyone gets to decide if it they think it is SF or not.

Quite a lot of people would consider something "real SF" if it is examining the impact of science and/or technology on people or society, probably making comments on modern society in the process.

Or out it another way, it is fiction about science (and by extention technology) rather than fiction that just happens to have sciencs and technology in it.

Of course everyone probably has their own view, and stuff like Star Wars sometimes gets called Science Fantasy, which is also SF just to be confusing. There is also the whole hard/soft Sci-Fi thing as well.

Like any genre, start to break it down and actually things become become blurry. When someone says "real SF" I generally have a good idea what they mean (by contrast "hard SF" seems to get used several different ways, as both relatively plausable to current thinking science, and science with all the consequences thought out).

Re:Star Wars... (1)

gowen (141411) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088024)

Or out it another way, it is fiction about science (and by extention technology) rather than fiction that just happens to have sciencs and technology in it.
That definition excludes "The War Of The Worlds".
IMHO, any definition of Science Fiction that excludes "The War Of The Worlds" is pretty idiotic.

Re:Star Wars... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087909)

I think the OP meant: "this isn't science fiction like 2001 was science fiction because there isn't any science in it anywhere".

Star Wars is a Saturday-morning serial dressed up with laser beams and guys in robot suits. Which doesn't make it any less fun, but in the eyes of a SF nerd who worhsips the like of Hal Clement, it's a "fantasy set in space", and not "science fiction".

If you're not a hard-core hard-SF nerd, like most human beings, then this is pure pedantics.

Re:Star Wars... (1)

robvs68 (560549) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087668)

Cute little space opera...
The rest is just a hyped up swash-bucking flick in space polished with Hollywood Magic


Yeah. If it were more than that, it would probably have been successfull.

My Favourite FanFilm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087437)

Ok it has to be 'Bounty Trail'

Classic. :)

Re:My Favourite FanFilm (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087446)

Bah! Insensitive clod give us a link!

Here:

http://www.theforce.net/fanfilms/shortfilms/boun ty trail/

pppfffft! :P

Any chance... (1)

O-SUSHi (820452) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087441)

... of these screening with Episode III: Revenge of the Sith? Then maybe we'll get of $7 worth.

Digital Fandom (1, Troll)

orangeguru (411012) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087482)

It was bad enough to read fanzines and fan stories in the 80's - now we have to endure bad storytelling and childish phantasies onscreen.

A typewriter doesn't make you an author, a videocam not a Steven Spielberg and a piece of CGI software ...

Re:Digital Fandom (4, Insightful)

starseeker (141897) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087510)

"It was bad enough to read fanzines and fan stories in the 80's - now we have to endure bad storytelling and childish phantasies onscreen."

No, you don't. Don't read/watch them. Problem solved.

"A typewriter doesn't make you an author, a videocam not a Steven Spielberg and a piece of CGI software ..."

But if they're having fun, and Lucasfilms isn't upset about it, what's the big deal? It's their time and money. People don't have to be authors to have fun writing, or Steven Spielberg to have fun making a movie. Sure the results will suck, but so what? It's not life or death. It's not even to make money. It's to have fun. I cringe at most of them too, but every once in a while I see one or two I want to take a look at (and occasionally end up liking), which is all I'm concerned about. $DEITY knows enough commercial TV is almost as bad, and they get paid for it.

You're asking the same question... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087702)

"But if they're having fun, and Lucasfilms isn't upset about it, what's the big deal?"

There is no big deal, except that /. is posting links to this crap.

We were all content when it wasn't taking up valuable screen real-estate. Now it sits there like a gigantic zit on the nose of slashdot.

Re:You're asking the same question... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12088308)

Well, it does qualify under the "News for Nerds" theme. You could always block the Star Wars topic - that way you also avoid any Star Wars spoilers in one sweep.

Re:Digital Fandom (2, Insightful)

Mant (578427) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087550)

The great thing about fan fiction in its various forms is you can completely ignore it. Even if you don't it costs you nothing, just stop reading or watching if you don't like it. OK, if you hear about some slash fiction ideas you want to wash your brain out, but apart from that ;)

So, you don't have to endure it. It is really Sturgeon's Law, 90% of everything is crap, only with the lowering costs to produce/publish/distribute the bar is lowered. So instead of getting loads of crap and some good stuff just from people paid to make it, now you get it from people doing it for fun.

Some of the people are learning how to use the tools, some are just having fun. Some are actually pretty good (check out Troops for a good Star Wars fan film). Plus there people are doing it for free. So some people get to enjoy making it, and some get to enjoy watching or reading it. People have fun and nothing is forced on you, and you are complaining? Do you somehow object to people having fun?

Re:Digital Fandom (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087929)

And a forum don't make you a critic...

Re:Digital Fandom (0, Flamebait)

bitrott (232312) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088022)

You sir, are an ass. Seriously, what kind of asshole thinking is this? Worse, what complled you to post? If you don't like this kind of thing, bloody well don't pay attention.

Re:Digital Fandom (1)

orangeguru (411012) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088125)

Note to self: never mix nerds and cynical comments.

First Thought (4, Funny)

Kaorimoch (858523) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087506)

How many other people clicked on this article and wondered "Where's the torrents?"

Re:First Thought (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087975)

That is so true. And more to the point where are the oggs containing vorbis/theora encoded content on said torrents?

The age of streaming media is *dead*. Streaming is someone telling me when I should have something and how I should view it. With an open format file on my HDD I can use excerpts for a review, or my a uni project (as is my right).

I don't think anyone will shed *any* tears when there is no more wmvs, movs or any other proprietary BS out there either...When there is just VIDEO in one of the many open formats/standards which will all be in your videoplayer of choice by default.

I keep writing to the BBC and my public broadcaster to hurry things along, but I think we are going to see the largest adoption of it in the migration of community TV stations onto the web that has been happening and will happen over the next decade. And in video blogs with a combo of torrent/rss/ogg to lower costs of video distribution by getting the audience to help.

As I keep saying - you wouldn't sell a novel in a in a special encrypted word-replacement format. You sell it in english, you don't require the audience to have a special set of decoder glasses to read it. Same should apply to video. And you don't send the book in pages that disappear as the user reads them either, you send a book in a format in which the reader owns the *copy* and can re-sell it, and they can flip back and forth easily and use quotations etc.

You can't comment on something you can't quote. Which has disasterous implications for the future coverage of politics if you have to get authorisation for a politician to use a clip of their speech via DRM, or you can't make a clip at all because there is no way for you to quote the video (as is the case now).

Start Wars Clone Wars.... (5, Informative)

Invalid Character (788952) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087513)

For anyone who is a fan of animation and Star Wars, i highly suggest taking a look at the Star Wars Clone Wars mini series (directed by Gendy Tartakovski of Sarmurai Jack and Dexter's Lab). Very stylized and very engaging. Sometimes I think Star Wars would have been better off as such a series of cartoons or animations.

Instead of trying to portray ultra realism (and failing) why dont more producers just make the leap along with the audience of suspending disbelief and making a more interesting and entertaining production through animation?

Re:Start Wars Clone Wars.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087727)

>Instead of trying to portray ultra realism (and failing) why dont more producers just make the leap along with the audience of suspending disbelief and making a more interesting and entertaining production through animation?

It's because so many people are under the mindset that animation means cartoon means for children. If only someone would jump on the opportunity to show them otherwise! (BTW, I agree with you completely)

Re:Start Wars Clone Wars.... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087827)

(directed by Gendy Tartakovski of Sarmurai Jack and Dexter's Lab).

Close. It's Genndy Tartakovsky and Samurai Jack.

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Re:Start Wars Clone Wars.... (2, Interesting)

YetAnotherAnonymousC (594097) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088252)

I totally agree. I've loved the Clone Wars miniseries. It's had a few flaws, but they've been easy to overlook. I think they even got to try out some things Lucas had wanted to do in films but couldn't (e.g., the Jedi and Clone Troopers boarding another ship pirate-like only via rocket pack - a scene originally destined for A New Hope).

I can only hope Ep 3 will be as good...

Re:Start Wars Clone Wars.... (1)

Wybaar (762692) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088525)

Agreed. I hope that eventually the whole miniseries comes out on DVD a la The Animatrix. I'd probably pay $20-$25 for it. Alternately, they could bundle it with the Ultra Super-Spiffy Deluxe Premium Platinum Mega edition of the Episodes 1, 2, and 3 box set.

Not too bad but... (1)

Master Ben (811962) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087521)

I felt that these short films were pretty good but I'm a fan of parodies. I really liked Sith Apprentice but my favorite Star Wars parody is A Lost Hope from sequentialpictures.com. It's a parody of a trailer for Episode 3.

The classic (4, Interesting)

traabil (861418) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087522)

In my book, the fan films climaxed with Star Wars Troops [theforce.net] . In addition to the interesting look into a storm trooper's life, it also provided another (more realistic) view into Luke's dark background.

Re:The classic (1)

Alarash (746254) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087584)

I second that. Troops is definitively the best fan-made movie (not like I've seen a lot, but still). It's a parody of Star Wars of course, but also of "Cops", the American show where you get to see a cop's day of work. Very funny, and very well adapted to a Sci-fi universe from what I can tell (I don't watch Cops, I'm not even in USA, and I'm not even American).

However I'm not sure one can say it's a solid, realistic view of Luke's background :)

Re:The classic (1)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088134)

Somewhat of a parody of COPS I would say, but other than having Tom Servo as one of the droids this was more of an adoption of what a show like COPS would be like if it started Sandtroopers on Tatoone. It is funny in it's seriousness, rather than how most parodies exploit slapstick humor.

Re:The classic (1)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088269)

They are comming out with a part two to this called imps. It is suppose to be a "History Channal" styled documentory on the best damn job in the galaxy.

imps [theforce.net]

Also one that looks like it should be really good
Heart of an Empire [heartofanempire.com]

Best Fan Film EVER (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087574)

Made Me Laugh ALL day!

http://abum.com/?show_media=4598

if George Lucas entered Ep 1 or Ep 2 (4, Interesting)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087576)

If George had anonymously entered his movies in the contest, there is too high of a chance he'd lose.

"What? A Rastafarian camelhead alien with snail eyes and a long long tongue? Meesa thinks only an idiot would put such in a Star Wars movie."

Re:if George Lucas entered Ep 1 or Ep 2 (1)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088249)

At least he was able to spawn off great things like Heart of an Empire [heartofanempire.com]

I think this might be appropriate.... (0, Offtopic)

Richard_at_work (517087) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087656)

While not starwars, I certainly found it humourous!

Gack Trek [mediachill.com]

THIS one takes the prize!... (2, Funny)

IdJit (78604) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087701)

The best SW fan film ever [crapville.com] ! ...no wait!

The dark side (3, Funny)

argent (18001) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087718)

Flash advertisements? Browser busting links? Realplayer? Windows Media? A Jedi needs not these things!

Damn, those sucked (1, Informative)

Aqua OS X (458522) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087736)

Dude, I know those folks put a lot of work into those films, but those were painful to watch. Those two comedies weren't funny at all, and that CGI musical was down right creepy.

Mod me down if you must.

Re:Damn, those sucked (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12087884)

Biggest reason is the license aggreement you have to sign in order to be a finalist. Atom Films sends you a license aggreement that essentially has you sign away any and all rights to your film until 2010. If you don't sign it, you don't get to be a finalist.

My brothers short animation clip was choosen to be a finalist, but he turned them down after seeing the license agreement, as I'm sure any other top quality short films creator did as well.

Re:Damn, those sucked (1)

durbnpoisn (813086) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088393)

Except if you created a film specifically for this contest. Then, you have no qualms about signing it over.
Hell, you get paid royalties for it.

- The creator of one of the films

Re:Damn, those sucked (1)

BadMrMojo (767184) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088572)

Heh. You think that's bad? I helped make one of the ones that lost to these!

Our postmortem started with, "Well, we forgot to make it actually interesting but otherwise we all did great!"

Best Star Wars fanfilm of all time has got to be.. (0, Redundant)

statixz (785453) | more than 9 years ago | (#12087961)

The Star Wars Kid [jedimaster.net]

Worst distribution model EVER (2, Informative)

yack0 (2832) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088194)

It's completely unwatchable. 40 seconds of sound, one frame. another 40 seconds, one more frame. Useless.

What's the point of my T3 if they can't serve up the data to me. Pricks.

Christmas Tauntauns (1)

Mukaikubo (724906) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088220)

The best fan film I've ever seen was one of the winners of that program of them Kevin Smith hosted a hojillion years ago; Christmas Tauntauns. http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/tauntaun s [shockwave.com]

Good grief (1)

cortana (588495) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088284)

Talk about follow the Javascript trail... why can't sites just serve up a nice Object tag with the url of the data!

It is the job of the browser to choose a plugin; its idea of the association between plugins and MIME types is always correct.

Hardcoding the associations in Javascript is retarded; how is the web developer supposed to know this information better than my browser?

"A Lost Hope" is better (4, Informative)

Captain Irreverence (761516) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088356)

What...no Star Wars Episode III: A Lost Hope [sequentialpictures.com] ? It's better...and much, much funnier...than any of these films.

"Warn you we tried. Listen you did not. Now screwed we all will be!"

Mod parent up! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12088500)

That was darned funny!

Hand in your geek cards (1)

SlashTon (871960) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088418)

A lot of comments about the quality of the vids and nobody commenting on the Babylon 5 and Star Trek uniform cameos in that Apprentice video? What is SlashDot coming to?

Direct Links (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12088427)

Direct Links (but still likely incurs ads). Can someone tcpdump the shockwave and/or realplays and mirror them somewhere?

  1. aieko [atomfilms.com] is here in full glory
  2. anakin_dynamite [atomfilms.com] is here in full glory
  3. boba [atomfilms.com] is here in full glory
  4. cheap_seats [atomfilms.com] is here in full glory
  5. ewok [atomfilms.com] is here in full glory
  6. love_of_the_film [atomfilms.com] is here in full glory
  7. kessel_run_infraction [atomfilms.com] is here in full glory
  8. one_season_more [atomfilms.com] is here in full glory
  9. real_men_empire [atomfilms.com] is here in full glory
  10. sith_apprentice [atomfilms.com] is here in full glory
  11. speeder [atomfilms.com] is here in full glory
  12. star_wars_elements [atomfilms.com] is here in full glory
  13. star_wars_tv [atomfilms.com] is here in full glory
  14. tiny_toys [atomfilms.com] is here in full glory
  15. walk_bamboo_bush [atomfilms.com] is here in full glory
  16. the_yody_years [atomfilms.com] is here in full glory

Sorry for the "full glory" stuff, but /. doesn't allow html posts with less than a certain number of characters per line (why?)

American Jedi (1)

tangent3 (449222) | more than 9 years ago | (#12088599)

One of the funniest short videos I've seen, spoofing Star Wars and American Pie.

Link [ifilm.com]
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