Star Wars - 30 Year Anniversary
Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:44 PM
Ian Doescher gives us William Shakespeare's Star Wars, meticulously rendering the original dialogue into iambic pentameter and throwing in a Shakespeare allusion every page or so. It begins with a chorus in sonnet form, Romeo and Juliet style:
It is a period of civil war.
The spaceships of the rebels, striking swift
From base unseen, have gain'd a vict'ry o'er
The cruel Galactic Empire, now adrift.
Amidst the battle, rebel spies prevail'd
And stole the plans to a space station vast,
Whose pow'rful beams will later be unveil'd
And crush a planet: 'tis the DEATH STAR blast.
Pursu'd by agents sinister and cold,
Now Princess Leia to her home doth flee,
Deliv'ring plans and a new hope they hold:
Of bringing freedom to the galaxy.
In time so long ago begins our play,
In star-crossed galaxy far, far away.
Edited by Rushmore, 11 August 2013 - 10:44 PM.
Posted 28 October 2013 - 04:58 PM
For this longtime Cushing fan, watching Grand Moff Tarkin flub a line is revelatory.