Star Wars, Like You've Never Seen It Before

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Star Wars games have often tried to paint the franchise in a different light, from Super Star Wars' over-abundance of bad guys to LEGO Star Wars' fondness of plastic dismemberment. But these animation shorts, these are different.

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These short clips, made late last year, are part of the excellent "Star Wars Uncut" project (which we've pointed out before), and are the work of Canadian artist Malcolm Sutherland. They're still "Star Wars", just...not as you've seen it before. Unless you've a burned out old hippy or a resident of Machinarium.

Star Wars Uncut - Scene 415 - "All wings report in..." from Malcolm Sutherland on Vimeo.

Star Wars Uncut - Scene 246 from Malcolm Sutherland on Vimeo.

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Star Wars Uncut - Scene 113 - "Hello there" from Malcolm Sutherland on Vimeo.

You know, I'm looking forward to the day, decades from now, when people are allowed to make more serious projects like this, really try and re-imagine the series. There are hundreds of different takes on Hamlet out there; no reason people can't try and do Star Wars in a different light either.

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animalcolm [Malcolm Sutherland, via 4CR]

DISCUSSION

This is why I loved the idea of Star Wars: Uncut. It's different, and people find awesome ways to express themselves.

I was gonna submit a video for Star Wars: Uncut. It was the scene from where Garindan gives the information to the sandtroopers. We hot it to where I was just wearing a black hoodie and some swimming goggles and a few of my friends (specifically ones who can dance) were gonna do a little dance scene coming up to get the info. It was awesome...'til we realized we didn't shoot it in 16:9 and not 4:3....sigh..