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Everything You Thought You Knew Is Wrong: The Destruction of the Death Star Was an Inside Job

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | March 18, 2013 | Comments ()


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Talk about mindhole blowing: This video -- Luke's Change -- is a parody of the Loose Change 9/11 conspiracy documentary It posits that the destruction of the Death Star in Star Wars was, in fact, an inside job perpetrated by Darth Vadar to protect his daughter. After you watch this, you'll never see Star Wars the same. It's incredibly convincing.

My whole world: UPSIDE DOWN.

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  • Melissa D

    I just found out this was made by a guy from PEI, so now I love it even more!

  • Strand

    If you go down the stupid, insane and mildly-psychotic rabbit hole that is the Star Wars Expanded Universe fiction, you'll find all sorts of crazy shit like this legitimised. Apparently the Death Star II was being controlled by the droid bounty hunter IG-88 during the Battle of Endor, who had uploaded his brain onto the Imperial mainframe.

  • Aaron Anthony

    Thats wrinkling my brain!

  • hasta

    3'30 - it wasn't Wedge who shot and missed!

    Oh lord

  • bleujayone

    Funny, I always thought "Alderbran" was a high fiber muffin they gave to constipated geriatrics. After downing a couple of those with some strong coffee, it was a given one would find Jabba the Hutt treading water in the loo.

  • LEROOOY

    I too owned The Matrix soundtrack.

  • Amanda Graham

    I can't take seriously any conspiracy theory that refuses to consider, or even address the power of The Force.

  • Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways. Your sad devotion to that ancient Jedi religion did not help to conjure up the stolen data tapes, or give enough clairvoyance to find the rebels' hidden fortress...

  • BWeaves

    Aha! So this explains Lukas reworking the original documentary!

  • Melissa D

    ALDERAAN! It's ALDERAAN, NOT Alderbran!

  • Oh, I stopped viewing Star Wars the same when Episode I came out.

  • Some Guy

    Again with the DeathStarDeniers. Let's go over this again, shall we?

    Right out of the gate, the creator of this purportedly "factual" movie asks incredulously asks how a band of mere X and Y wings could take on something the size of the Death Star. How many times does it have to be mentioned that the DS's defenses were designed to repel a full-scale attack, one involving Capital ships, like the ones employed by the "terrorist" (Really, who are the real terrorists here? They just want to be free for Christ's sakes! The Empire's a bunch of Nazi's and the emperor is Hitler. And Vader Himmler.)

    Those turbo lasers COULD NOT hit x-wings. It's like shooting a cannon at a mosquito. That's why the TIE fighters were deployed. They had to be destroyed "ship to ship"

    2: At 1:50, the video makes the first of several claims that Luke has no combat or flight experience. This, as we all know, is complete bunk. Luke has plenty of flight experience. Probably more than most of the other X-wing pilots he fought with. As poor as that farmboy was, he still owned a T-16 skyhopper, which, as you know, is a light and nimble aircraft built for speed and agility. In fact, Luke would routinely "Thread the needle" in his craft during crazy runs through the narrow walls of beggars canyon on Tattooine. Also, the guy could bullseye Whomrats like it was nobody's business! Again, if anyone was going to blow up the DS, it was going to be Luke. He was the best pilot there, and a burgeoning Jedi to boot. Get over it.

    The director downplays Luke's skills again at 3:35. It's a cheap ploy used by people hacks and conspiracy nutters.

    3. The director then decides to to try to paint Vader into the story as some sort of terrorist sympathizer or something. The dude is a child killer, plane and simple. First off, Vader didn't even know that his kids were alive at this point. In fact, he didn't even know he had a son, let alone two kids.

    Anywho, he then goes on to ask with some misguided suspicions why Vader is out there in some "menial fighter" (at 2:40.) Um, hello? Notice how Vader's fighter looks different than the others? That's because it's a TIE advanced, and Vader is the only one who has one. It has shields and the capability to travel at sub-light speeds. What does this tell us? That Vader is some sunday driver, who owns the McClaren F1 of TIE's yet only drives it on sunny Sundays? Hell no!

    Vader is a violent ass, remember? He's also pretty pompous and full of himself. A whiney bitch, really. He's got a tricked out fighter because he likes flying and shooting people. And he's good at it, too. Like, really good. It's no surprise that he's out there when something seems amiss, he wants all the credit for stopping the rebels himself.

    Then, at 4:50, we're told that the plans to destroy the death star were given to two droids, implying that C3P0 was anything other than R2D2's bottom for the duration of their relationship. Anakin didn't build R2, he built 3P0, and the plans never made it into his shiney hands.

    In conclusion, it's just too perfect. There were so many things that had to happen perfectly for this plan to work. The Empire under-estimated the rebels plain and simple. For the movie's thesis to work requires a great stretch of the imagination and perfect hindsight.

    They lost. Get over it. Next people are going to be claiming the Emperor purposely faked his own death in the death star just to be "cloned" and reborn later on. (Seriously, he gave the rebels the plans for the Death Star II himself, and had to totally known that the Ewoks weren't to be trifled with. Why else would he send so few troops to guard the shield generator.)

  • Buck Forty

    It's either Anyhow or it's Anyhoo - there is no such word as Anywho. Therefore I smugly dismiss your whole argument out of hand based on this single grammatical error.
    You couldn't have been more ridiculous if you'd used ALL CAPS....

  • BlackRabbit

    More "X-boating" from conspiracy theorists. Makes me sick!

  • Batesian

    This is a hit job against the heroes of the Rebel Alliance!

    The "unidentified ship" mentioned is clearly a Corellian YT-1300 -- and yet, at 3:54 this video shows schematics of a YT-1000! If they can't get even the correct model of light freighter right, how can we trust anything else they say?

  • Wembley

    Oh, please! This has been COMMON knowledge for years!
    We don't need some slick, johnny-come-lately jumping on the bandwagon for his own self-glorification. Go back where you came from you POSER!

  • JJ

    Han didn't shoot first. It was the man on the sandy knoll!

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