Last Friday we sat Guillaume, our favorite French codemonkey, in front of our conference room screen and subjected him to the best kind of rigorous scientific observation: a Star Wars-themed movie night.
Being an obliging test subject and always willing to share his geek naturalization story, he wrote the following mission debrief:
Absolutely hilarious! I've always thought that being a Stormtrooper could be glamorous, but I guess that only a few get the privilege of dying on the Death Star. Most of them just have to police boring outer worlds and deal with common (imperial) law enforcement problems.
"I've got a wife and kids too, but you don't see me out here stealing imperial droids, do you?"
"We gotta find their nephew-- Duke?"
[Ed. We've heard from the creator of TROOPS, who says he has something cooking in time for Comic-Con. We look forward to seeing what he's been up to!]
I liked the fact that a lot of the dialogues were first-degree humor versions of what happens in the movie. I'll totally start referring to the "Droid-kid" in Star Wars-related conversations from now on.
"Oh no, it's too weird in here!"
"Do you feel a great disturbance in the force [...]? No, just a headache."
Robot Chicken: "Star Wars"
I love Robot Chicken, but I hadn't seen that particular episode. Lesson learned: get something better than a crybaby dark Sith lord to protect thermal exhausts less than 2 meters wide!
"What the hell is an aluminium falcon?"
"That thing wasn't even fully paid off yet! Do you have any idea of what this will do to my credit?"
"Oh geez, he's crying". [giggle]
Star Wars, non CGI version
I actually have never seen the CGI version, but I saw the non-CGI version more than 15 years ago, in French.
What struck me is that Princess Leia's voice is just as annoying in English as it was in the French version, but Han sounds smarter in English. I'm sure you've guessed though that Chewbacca sounds exactly the same in all the localized versions of Star Wars.
POLL UPDATE 5/10 9:58am EDT: Office Space declared winnar!
We'll just have to stock up on red staplers.