Paul Johnson’s Animated Star Wars Short Film, “TIE FIGHTER” Left Us Craving More!


They just don’t make ’em like they use to.  Because of this, Paul Johnson took matters into his own hands and over the course of four years….yes, we said four YEARS, he created an homage to Star Wars that deserves to be seen again, and again, and again. (We’ve lost count of how many times we have watched it.

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Here is what Paul had to say about the project over on his YOUTUBE page.

What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays?
Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards.

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Drawn and animated by yours truly over 4 years’ worth of weekends, with music by the living guitar solo Zak Rahman and sound design by up and coming audio technician Joseph Leyva. Fans of Lucasarts’ seminal 1994 TIE Fighter game may notice a few familiar sights and sounds. That “incoming missile” noise gives me horrible flashbacks to this day…

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Official poster art
“Interdictor,” the music track
Story/character info 

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Special thanks to the good folk at Lucasfilm for encouraging people to get creative and make these kind of projects. It’s thanks to their extremely fan-friendly nature that we can enjoy IMPS: The Relentless, TROOPS, etc.

Do yourself a favor and sit back and watch almost seven and a half minutes of pure animated awesomeness and behold the power of the Dark Side.



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