Supposedly this is master musician Laurence B. Rayne’s rejected love song that was supposed to be attached to Empire Strikes Back. There’s something about it — I can’t place my finger on just what — that makes me think it just might be fake. However, it might be that ol’ Lucas, knowing that Luke and Leia would end up to be brother and sister in ROTJ but unable to tell anyone, vetoed the song knowing how weird it would later be to see Luke and Leia during such a romantic interlude. Although that still doesn’t explain why he let Leia slip Luke a royal tongue on Hoth.
Regardless, this song blows my mind with its awesomeness. And I declare that “Skywalking” is now the Official Topless Robot Euphemism for “fucking.” Please make note of this for all future comments. Much thanks to Mike S. for the tip.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.