A year after the firs Star Wars movie hit theaters, a parody of the film called Hardware Wars hit the world and has been hailed as one of the most profitable short films of all time. All month I have been reviewing fan films andthis has to be the godfather of them all. Consider when this first came out it was only available on film. I remember seeing this as a very young child and being confused, but loving it. We would rent the VHS tape from the video store and at some point we had our own copy. Yet, over the years, the memories faded and I forgot about Fluke Starbucker and Ham Salad. Then, during a search on YouTube, there it was in all of its amazing glory. If you have never seen this movie, go straight to the bottom of this post and watch it. It’s less than 15 minutes long and even though it might not stack up to present day fan films, without this film we may never have amazing stories such as CROFT, The Verse, Batman vs Darth Vader, or Deadpool: Typical Tuesday.
Here’s the rundown of the flick:
Synopsis: Young Fluke Starbucker, under the tutelage of Auggie “Ben” Doggie, learns to master the power of the Farce, while teaming up with Ham Salad to rescue Princess Anne-Droid and aid her fight against the evil Empire.
- Frank Robertson – 4-Q-2
- Scott Mathews – Fluke Starbucker
- Jeff Hale – Augie ‘Ben’ Doggie
- Cindy Furgatch – Princess Anne-Droid
- Bob Knickerbocker – Ham Salad
- Paul Frees – Narrator (voice)
Directed By: Ernie Fosselius
Written By: Ernie Fosselius
Run Time: 12:55
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