Irish makeup artist Julian Checkley may or may not be able to act – though he can most definitely gesture threateningly – but he wears that Sith Lord outfit like a nightmare come to life. Also, he built the entire get-up from scratch over six weeks. Yeah, the character is basically Vader without most of the helmet and sporting yellow and red “Sith eyes,” and his name sounds awfully like some dude named “Gus” decided to call himself “Darth Maul” and screwed it up, but hey, Julian didn’t create the guy – he just recreated him spectacularly.
Now witness the time-lapse of Julian transforming from civilian duds into a fully armed and operational battle Sith. It is your density.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist