While the general Star Wars movies are fine with utilising Stormtroopers as nothing more than armoured goons designed to explicitly miss our heroes in as many ways as possible before being mowed down in their hordes, the galaxy of Star Wars fan films has long been intrigued about the people under the helmets. Bucketheads looks like no exception.
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Video: Ralph McQuarrie's original concept art for Star Wars still influences the designs and creatures we see in the films, in comics, and on TV today. His legacy in the shaping of the saga's visual identity is unquestionable. But his work also paints a picture of a Star Wars we never got to see - one this fan film delightfully brings to life.
Video: For decades, Star Wars has been treated as a series for boys -- but ever since 1977, girls and women all over the world have loved the saga too. A new documentary plans to speak to those female fans to see what inspired their relationship with the galaxy far, far, away, and the heartwarming trailer is worth a watch.
Video: Iron Man's replacement in Marvel's current comics, Riri Williams, was an MIT student before she started flying high as the Invincible Ironheart. So it's pretty damn awesome that a group of her real-life alumni have made their own fan film about the young hero and her life at the university.
Video: Stormtroopers are helmeted for a reason -- not being able to see their faces makes us feel OK about our heroes mowing down a ton of them as they go about saving the day. This short but sharp fan film puts the focus on the people behind the masks, and in the process, makes you feel a little sympathetic about the endless grind of the Stormtrooper hordes.
Life as a Stormtrooper is miserable. You're a faceless cog in a giant machine (that also happens to be a rather evil machine), you shoot at some rebels, probably miss and then probably die. But this brilliant fan film digs a little deeper into the life of one Stormtrooper to examine the trauma of fighting in a galactic civil war.