Grab Some Popcorn: What If The Empire Strikes Back Was A 1950's Sci-Fi Flick?

May 19, 2010


Note: Video is after the jump, not before. This isn't LOST.

Ever wonder what The Empire Strikes Back would have looked like in grainy black-and-white with super-chintzy effects? Well wonder no more, you little hard-thinker, you! This is a mashup of old sci-fi movies/shows used to create the trailer. And speaking of creating trailers: double-wides. They come in two pieces!

Here is the recipe for the trailer: Flash Gordon (Deadline at Noon, Conquers the Universe), The Phantom Planet, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Invasion of the Animal People, Man Beast, Lunar Walker, Golden Bat (Ogon Batto), The Mysterians, Captain Midnight, First Spaceship on Venus, The Flying Saucer, The Fighting Devil Dogs, The Outer Limits (Second Chance, Soldier, I Robot, The Sixth Finger), Things to Come, Space Patrol, Atragon, Terror in the Midnight Sun, Forbidden Planet, Rocketship X-M, Latitude Zero, Space Flight, Metropolis, The Jetsons, Devil Girl From Mars, Tobor the Great, The Alligator People, The Return of the Fly, Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas, Starman (Attack from Space), Marvel Super Heroes (Iron Man), The Cyclops, The Sea Hawk, Kings Row, Mahler Symphony No. 6, Gustav Hoists The Planets (Mars), and The Empire Strikes Back Radio Drama

If you liked the mashup the same guys also created versions of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Ghostbusters. If you didn't like the mashup you can eat shit and die.

Hit it for the video.

The Empire Strikes Back -- in '50s-Style 3-D

Thanks to Uncle_FUJ, who wants to see Avatar done in the same fashion. You're not the only one. Kidding, yes you are.

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