David V. Lu!!
Photo Credit: Dan Lazewatsky

Star Wars Uncut: With Real Robots

Star Wars Uncut is a crowd-sourced scene-by-scene recreation of the original Star Wars, done by random people on the internet 15 seconds at a time. You can watch the whole director’s cut online. The whole production even managed to win an Emmy.

When I saw this, two questions came to mind:

  1. Are they doing the other movies as well?
  2. Why weren’t there more real robots in it?

There’s an awful lot of guys in yellow t-shirts, printed masks and a whole lot of tin foil. And I figured, for the next round where they’re recreating The Empire Strikes Back, who better to play R2 and 3PO than Lewis and Harris, my lab’s two robots.

Anyway, here’s my scene, featuring Lewis the B21r as R2D2, Harris the PR2 as C-3PO, myself as Han Solo and my loving tolerating wife Elise as Chewbacca. Click to watch the video.

Be sure to login and click “Like This Scene” on the StarWarsUncut page in order to ensure my version of the scene makes the final cut.

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