Thursday, November 17, 2011

Star Wars Mashup

It seems lots of Star Wars fanatics are mixing characters from George Lucas' classic film with other favorites, resulting in creative new twists. 

"Darth Vader v. Barbie"? Who thinks up this stuff? 
Who do you think prevails? You might be surprised!

Here's a video that takes dialogue (voice of James Earl Jones) 
from the movie "Coming to America" (starring Eddie Murphy) 
and mixes it up with scenes and dialogue from Star Wars.
"Coming to Alderan"
All for laughs and amusement. Who doesn't need that?

This is a fun one. 
The Stormtroopers got the moves, man! 
"Stormtroopers Wonder Girls Dance"

And one more, Legos and Star Wars. 
 "Lego Star Wars - Luke Skywalker VS Darth Vader"
I think someone has too much time on their hands!

I wonder what George Lucas thinks of all this? Who woulda thunk back in 1977 that this would be the future of Star Wars? YouTube is exploding with this stuff. 

Where would we be without creativity? 

"We all operate in two contrasting modes, which might be called open and closed. The open mode is more relaxed, more receptive, more exploratory, more democratic, more playful and more humorous. The closed mode is the tighter, more rigid, more hierarchical, more tunnel-visioned. Most people, unfortunately spend most of their time in the closed mode. Not that the closed mode cannot be helpful. 

"If you are leaping a ravine, the moment of takeoff is a bad time for considering alternative strategies. When you charge the enemy machine-gun post, don't waste energy trying to see the funny side of it. Do it in the 'closed' mode. But the moment the action is over, try to return to the 'open' mode—to open your mind again to all the feedback from our action that enables us to tell whether the action has been successful, or whether further action is needed to improve on what we have done. In other words, we must return to the open mode, because in that mode we are the most aware, most receptive, most creative, and therefore at our most intelligent."
~ John Cleese

Are you a Star Wars fan? If you could pick one of your favorite characters to fight Darth Vader, who would it be?

I think I'd like to see Katniss from THE HUNGER GAMES go up against him. Or maybe Bella from Twilight after she's changed into a vampire. Nah, maybe not. That's a no brainer, but maybe my old fav, Popeye, might make for an interesting match against Darth Vader!


Anonymous said...

There is so much awesome in this post that I just can't stand it!

Who should fight Vader? I really would have loved to see Yoda school Vader. Or Chewie. No Force Push or Force Choke, though.

Bish Denham said...

aHA! OMG. I'm about to pee my pants!

Shannyn Schroeder said...

This is great! I'm a fan of the original Star Wars and I like watching the CLone Wars cartoon with my son. He and my husband are the true fans. I don't know who I'd like to see go up against Vader, I think I'll ask my 11 y.o. and see what he says.

LynNerdKelley said...

Joshua - I'd love to see Yoda fight Vader!

Bish - So glad you got a kick out of this!

Shannyn - I'd love to hear what your 11 year old says!

Old Kitty said...

Love the dancing storm troopers!LOL!

Take care

Sonia G Medeiros said...

How about Vader vs Buffy or Vader vs Dexter. :D

Anonymous said...

I loved the Coming to Alderan video. One my favorites is an Eddie Izzard sketch about the death star canteen done with legos.

Vader vs Emmett Cullen.

Luanne G. Smith said...

Ha! Love the dancing storm troopers. I saw an outtake of the LOTR movie where the actors dressed as Orcs suddenly broke into dance. Very funny.

Hobbits against Vader might be fun. :)

Sheila Seabrook said...

Definitely Indiana Jones ... the young one, not the old one. :)

Thanks for a wonderfully entertaining post!

Coleen Patrick said...

Love the original Star Wars movies! After watching that first Youtube video and hearing Darth Vader breathing I was actually matching his breath--it's quite meditative. Lol.

Al Penwasser said...

This was freakin' fantastic! This is the kind of stuff I try to go for in my blog, but, after seeing this, I'm a punk amateur.

Julie Hedlund said...

How about Edward fighting Vadar in order to save Bella - yet again? :-)

Author A.O. Peart said...
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Author A.O. Peart said...

I am a Star Wars fanatic. Well, I don't collect the figurines etc. but if someone asks me in the middle of the night, waking me up from a deep sleep, "Do you want to watch Star Wars?", I would definitely agree. I love the original and the new movies :-)

Awesome videos! Thanks for finding them and sharing :-)

Stephanie, PQW said...

Where on earth did you find the Stormtrooper dance girls?! Your brain is awesome and full of great ideas!

Kelly Polark said...

I love Star Wars! Love these! We watch the Star Wars LEgo videos all the time, though some are inappropriate for my 1st grader, which I found out after viewing with him! (live and learn) He was laughing hysterically.
I think the Greasers from the Outsiders should rumble with Vader.

LynNerdKelley said...

Old Kitty - I like the dancing Stormtroopers, too!

Sonia - Buffy or Dexter would be fun to match against Vader!

Comingalive - Oh, I'll have to look for that video!

L.G. - Hobbits against Vader would be a hoot!

Sheila - Yes, the Young Indiana Jones, for sure! Haha!

LynNerdKelley said...

Coleen - Haha! Can you imagine meditating to Darth Vader's breathing, a whole class of yoga students? That would be funny!

Al - You're no amateur. The photo in the header of your blog is one of the funniest ones I've seen! LOL!

Julie - I had thought about Edward v. Vader. It would be over in a second!

Angela - That's awesome!

Stephanie - Thanks! You're too kind! LOL!

Kelly - I wouldn't expect Legos videos to be PG13 or worse, but I guess on YouTube we should always expect the unexpected, huh? And the Greasers from the Outsiders against Vader, that would be cool!

Marcy said...

Hilarious!! My husband is such a huge Star Wars fan. I'm forwarding him a link to this so that he can have a laugh this morning.

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Fun post, Lynn!

Isis Rushdan said...

This was so much fun. I'd have to say I'd like to see Darth Vader vs the Borg.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Lego Star Wars, FTW! I love Darth's polaroid. :)

The Cleese quote is awesome. Leaping does take a certain amount of determined action. And keeping that creative mind open can make it difficult to not to get paralyzed by the choices. It can be a tricky balance.

p.s. Darth vs. Buffy

LynNerdKelley said...

March - Cool! Thanks for forwarding to your hubby!

Pat - Thanks! Glad you stopped by.

Isis- Thanks for stopping by my site. That would be a good match, Darth v. the Borg!

Susan - I'm so glad you like the quote. I thought it was pretty awesome, too. I bet Buffy could hold her own against Vader!

Otter said...

I just watched everyone of those vids. You've got me hooked. Well played. I'll go with Darth Vader vs Liono from The Thundercats. And Liono can't call for help, lol.

Anonymous said...

Loved the dancing Stormtroppers the best! I'd love to see Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly go up against him or to kick it old school, what about Wonder Dog?

I go to Dragon*Con every year and my fave thing to take pics of are the stormtroopers dressed up as other characters (that being a stormtropper is their normal self and they come to the con and dress up as Sherlock Holmes or a zombie, or something) Love it!

LynNerdKelley said...

Otter - Thanks for stopping by and following! I'm not familiar with Liono. or The Thundercats. I'll have to keep an eye out and see what it's all about!

Angela - Malcolm Reynolds is another one I haven't heard of, but I sure do remember Wonder Dog! Haha! Dragon*Con sounds cool. I'd like to see stormtroopers dressed as other characters. How fun!

Anonymous said...

Very Fun Lynn! Love the Star Wars theme. I especially enjoyed the dancing stormtroopers. Although, Barbie besting Darth Vader with a mirror is pretty darn awesome!

Steven W said...

Great post.

Voldermort vs. Vader. Now that's a fight I'd like to see.

Otter said...

sry, I took it back to the 80s with the Thundercats, lol.

MunirGhiasuddin said...

I don't know, part of me still respects Darth Vader. If his son had to fight it was a different story, but any one else? I think not.

LynNerdKelley said...

Debra - Yep, those dancing Stormtroopers rock!

Steven - Valdermort vs. Vader, wow, that would be cool. Makes a great title, too! Ha-ha!

Otter - Oh, so Thundercats are from the '80s. I was busy having kids in the '80s. Didn't get out much. Hmm, well, I still don't get out much! LOL!

Munir - I'm glad Vader saw the light in the end!