Honestly, I just don’t know what George Lucas is thinking any more. I mean, adding three more C-3POs and three more Darth Vaders is one thing, but making them dance? Together? In the vacuum of space? And then play pattycake with each other? And then land on top of a bunch of skyscrapers and then fly off? That just seems distracting to me. And honestly, I don’t know that these special effects are ILM’s best work, either.
Obviously, this is some sort of segment from some early ’80s French TV show about dancing in the lamest way possible while mocking popular American movies (well, then you tell me). There’s so much wrong with it I can barely parse it, but what I think disturbs me most is that the C-3POs are played by guys — their “goldenrods” are far too distinct in their little costumes — but that the Darth Vaders may be girls? Or if not, guys with child-bearing hips. I don’t know what would be more disturbing, frankly. All I know is that this video hurts me on a very fundamental level. Assuming it does the same to you, you can curse Angela T. for sending me 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.