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A stormtrooper is on the run in this remarkable fan-made Star Wars short film

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You have to love Star Wars fans. While there can no doubt be a toxic culture at times that surfaces when the rabid fanbase is not happy with something about any of the films released, their love and passion for the franchise, remains inspiring and they continue to help create deeper glimpses into the lore that makes Star Wars one of the most exciting universes of all time.

It’s thanks to one such massive fan, named Kevin T Custer, that we get this next piece of Star Wars magic in the form of a short film titled Alone: Stormtrooper on the Run. Written, directed and produced by Custer himself, this new short film follows the brief story of stormtrooper TK-1138 who lands up stuck and alone on the  forest moon of Endor following the events of Return of the Jedi and expresses shock at the news that the second Death Star has been blown to smithereens:

This is pretty impressive for a low-budget fan project.t While it is no doubt missing a lot of the polish you would expect from a Star Wars movie and definitely has moments which showcase its amateur status, it is still profoundly thought-provoking. I love the way it looks at this epic finale of the original Star Wars trilogy form a different light that brings a strong sense of humanity to the nameless and faceless fighters who have become the Stormtroopers. Especially how at the end of the day, it was just a job for them with a decent pension plan.

Yes, you see because while the rest of us were celebrating the victory of the Rebel Alliance there were other victims to the victory too. Shame on all of us. While we know one stormtrooper dissenter from The Force Awakens turned out to be one of the big heroes of the recent trilogy in Finn, let’s hope that there is a bright future for this stormtrooper too and that he didn’t just end up as Ewok food at the end of it all.

Last Updated: February 24, 2020

8 Comments

  1. Skyblue

    February 24, 2020 at 18:43

    The intro to this turned me off immediately as it sounds like a notorious message designed to embarrass your mates in a checkout queue.
    Hated the helmet’s size as he looked like he should be guarding Dark Helmet.
    Everyone knows that Ewoks cook their food before eating it unless this was a nod to The Walking Boredom :-p
    Twenty-four (yes, I counted) laser rifle blasts to apparently kill one Ewok was the most accurate portrayal of a Storm Trooper’s accuracy I have ever seen in a non-comedic fan made video. I’m assuming he killed the Ewok but then again the video went dark…

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    • Stoompot

      February 25, 2020 at 08:01

      Also the armor looks like it was made from Tupperware lids

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    • Jacques Van Zyl

      February 25, 2020 at 08:32

      not sure if satire or not…?

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      • Stoompot

        February 25, 2020 at 08:52

        My exact feelings about episode 8 and 9

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        • Son of Banana Jim

          February 25, 2020 at 09:23

          I think decades from now, long after criticalhit closed its doors, we’ll probably sit on some web 3.0 social experience lamenting at how utterly terrible both the Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker were. The memory of both will be like a fart in an elevator that refuses to dissipate.

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    • Hammersteyn

      February 25, 2020 at 08:52

      • Son of Banana Jim

        February 25, 2020 at 09:27

        Yeah, you can’t let those little evil creatures discover space flight, because the second they discover a warp drive, the Ewoks are invading every single planet, enslaving, raping, killing and destroying.

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        • JWT-80

          February 25, 2020 at 13:36

          Sounds very human…

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