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Star Wars Spoof Suggests Death Star Destruction Was An Inside Job

It only makes sense, doesn’t it? I mean, are we supposed to believe that a lucky shot by a wet-behind-the-ears Jedi pilot named Luke Skywalker successfully hit the one vulnerable spot in the heart of the Death Star, destroying the moon-sized battle station and bringing a much needed victory to the Rebel Alliance? It’s just too good to be true … which explains the conspiracy theory that it had to be an inside job.

The above video, which was shared on YouTube, was posted by Graham Putnam and modeled after the widely-circulated 9/11 conspiracy theorist documentary Loose Change. Dubbed Luke’s Change, the clever clip suggests that Darth Vader – Luke’s father – must have known something was up when he decided to leave the Death Star and pilot his own Tie Fighter. Good point, and also pretty hilarious.

We’re swimming in Star Wars speculation these days, as Harrison Ford hints at a reunion of the original cast members to Billy Dee Williams’ open campaign to be part of J.J. Abrams’ new effort. And we prefer these sort of imaginative looks back at existing Star Wars movies, giving us a good laugh while also raising interesting questions about George Lucas’ initial trilogy, instead of throwing out half-formed ideas about potential spinoffs and standalone movies. But as movies like the recent Shining documentary Room 237 prove, film buffs LOVE overanalyzing theories about cherished movies from the past.

So what do you think? Was it an inside job? Share your thoughts below, Star Wars fanatics. We welcome your theories, no matter how crazy.

Sean O'Connell
Sean O'Connell

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.