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And now there’s a Spaceballs edition of the Episode VII trailer

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All right, Internet, let’s have a quick chat:

Lord knows the Internet has never been wanting for Star Wars content. Even when the rest of the world‘s Star Wars resources were scarce, in those times before the Prequels or between various cartoons iterations, the Internet‘s stock of Star Wars-tangential material has always been abundant. It’s about a year before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (or Episode VII if you’re into the whole brevity thing), and the world was just given the first peek of this new, Lucas-less entry. 88 seconds of footage was enough to support wild conjecturing about the plot, the characters, along with racist bemoaning on various social media sites. Within one day of its debut, there was the Lego shot-for-shot remake and a George Lucas “special edition” version of the trailer. And now someone has paired those scant few moments of the new Star Wars with footage from its most famous parody, Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs.

As created by YouTube user Film Geekery, the mock trailer uses the audio from the new film’s trailer and pairs it with images from Brooks’ sci-fi spoof (in some cases surprisingly perfectly, in other cases less so). It’s short and sweet enough, even if it seems to have been built mainly on the similarity in imagery of a black man in a stormtrooper outfit in the desert.


It’s just—it’s going to be a whole year of this, Internet. Soon there’ll be a chiptune version of it, an 8-bit remake, a Too Many Cooks with John Boyega popping up instead of Creepy Uncle Terry Gilliam, maybe something involving cats or Nick Offerman or some cat/Nick Offerman hybrid that defies God in both its creation and its manliness. It’s like seeing one long chain of events that stretched all the way back, before Episode I; it feels like one can see everything that had happened and everything that is going to happen—like a perfect pattern laid out in front of the world, and the world is all a part of it and all trapped by it.

The point is, it’s going to be a year of this, Internet: Pace yourself.