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Thursday, 29 May 2014

The Insane Chinese Star Wars That Never Was

I was just going to post a classic rant today, but shit, this is just too good not to share.

Imagine you live in Cold War communist china, and you are told to make a picture storybook about Star Wars (the movie, not the U.S. military program).  The only problem is, its impossible for you to actually see the movie.  All you have to work with are some promotional posters and materials and a synopsis of the events in the film.  On the other hand, no one in mainland China has seen the movie either, so they'll really accept anything you draw for them.

What do you do? Well, the result would have looked something like this.

Be sure to click the PDF sections for more images; and make sure to  check out this chinese forum for more images from other similar projects!


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  1. I didn't get to see Star Wars right away, so all I had was the TV ad, posters and an article in Reader's Digest to judge. The article described it as a western in space and mentioned the robot C3PO and his sidekick R2D2. That made me think C3PO was a robot gunslinger. And I thought the Millennium Falcon was trying to dock with the TIE fighter (it looked like the TIE fighter would fit into the notch on the front of the Falcon).
    So I was expecting a somewhat different film than I got.

  2. I'm betting your version didn't involve Obi Wan as a J&B Whiskey commercial or Darth Vader at the Kennedy Space Center though.