It’s not exactly the most technically accomplished thing – the lightsabers are toys, the boom mics and C-stands are blatantly visible, and most of the short is pretty obviously improvised. But it’s not about technical prowess – it’s about the cast of Downton Abbey staying more-or-less in character as they all massively geek out about playing Star Wars.
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