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Game of Thrones Gets in Touch With the Force

| 15 Apr 2013 18:39

Game of Thrones meets Star Wars in a fan edited video that brings the Jedi Order to the lands of Westeros. Warning: Minor Spoilers Ahead.

Some mash-ups come along and they just leave you asking "Why?" Then, out of the blue, comes a combination so brilliant that the question quickly becomes "Where have you been all my life?" Case in point, Australian cosplayer Erin May has created a video combining the reigning king of fantasy television with one of science fiction's most beloved film franchises. Editing footage from a recent episode of Game of Thrones, May took the simple step of substituting lightsabers for swords, transforming an already thrilling duel into an epic bout between medieval Jedi.

The video, drawing on the episode "Dark Wings, Dark Words," envisions Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister duking it out as Jedi and Sith Lord. The fight is edited down to about thirty seconds, a small fraction of the multi-minute version from the actual episode. Ultimately, the whole thing is a bit silly, but it's in good fun and honestly, when the John Williams score kicks in and the lightsabers come out, it's hard not to feel a tiny bit of the giddy nostalgia that's helped to keep Star Wars the powerhouse franchise it's been for close to four decades.

Personally, this video has me thinking of host of similar mash-ups I'd love to see. The Phantom Menace starring Tyrion and Bronn in place of Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon could be perhaps the greatest movie experience ever devised. Likewise, think of the money that Disney and HBO could make if they were to partner up and produce a version of Return of the Jedi in which Darth Vader chucks Joffrey into the Death Star's core instead of the Emperor. People might have gotten uppity about the whole "Greedo shooting first" thing from the special editions, but I have a feeling that the inclusion of Joffrey-murder is a change even the most hardcore purists could embrace.

Source: Laughing Squid

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