Day 8. 46 pages, 19,816 words.
Another of my magical mystery .txt files from 2002, the following is a movie parody extravaganza that is quite timely – considering that we have a new Star Wars movie and a whole new set of wars between the USA and the Middle East to
poke fun at exercise searing insightful postmodern wit upon. It appears to be a retelling of Star Wars from a Gulf War Politics point of view. Or vice versa.
As you will gather, I was a subtle sonofabitch back when I was twenty-three.
I will divide the file up into its component movies and release one per weekend, each movie divided Peter-Jacksonesquely into three parts to cover Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Which means this weekend, you get Episode IV.
Mark Hamill as GEORGE W. SKYWALKER
Harrison Ford as COLIN SOLO
Peter Mayhew as THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (AKA BOMBIE)
Carrie Fisher as PRINCESS BLAIR
Alec Guinness as JAQUI WAN CHIRAQI
Kenny Baker as CNN-D2
Anthony Daniels as BBC-3PO
Ian McDiarmid as EMPEROR SADDAMPATINE
Billy Dee Williams as LANDO HOWARD
A Bunch Of Midgets In Care Bear Costumes as THE CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTING WHINY PUSSY TREE-HUGGING HIPPIE WIMPS OF ENDOR
and the voices of
James Earl Jones as DARTH LADEN
___ as JABBA THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
and Frank Oz as COFI
 This name was missing from the .txt file. I believe, as this satire was originally posted on Usenet, the role of Jabba was filled by my “cousin” Debs, who everyone made fat jokes about. Long story. I don’t think leaving it blank really detracts from the story though.
Number 10 Downing Street is under attack by THE AXIS OF EVIL terrorist forces. CNN-D2 and BBC-3PO are rushing around amidst the explosions.
CNN: Beep! Bing! Pow! Whoosh!
BBC: I don’t see what’s so exciting about it, this is simply ghastly! Oh dear, this is horrible, the carpets are a mess and whatever will the neighbors think? What a scandal! Here comes that beastly Darth Laden.
DARTH LADEN strides into the corridors of Number 10 and confronts PRINCESS BLAIR.
LADEN: Take her away.
CIA-trained STORMTROOPERS march in and escort BLAIR to LADEN’S private jet. BBC and CNN escape on a press helicopter.
CNN: Bleep beep bing!
BBC: A message? What do you mean, a message? You never have anything close to informative content in your-
BBC: What do you mean, I’m thinking of Fox?
Meanwhile, GEORGE W. SKYWALKER is hearing about the attack on his radio.
GEORGE: Wow. I wish I could get in a war with terrorists.
UNCLE RUPERT: You’re just like your father, with his wars. Hey, speaking of wars, today we need to go and buy some television networks. Come on, mate.
GEORGE and RUPERT MURDOCH go to buy television networks.
UNCLE RUPERT: I’ll take that Limey one.
BBC: I am BBC-3PO, British Broadcasting Corporation, fluent in-
UNCLE RUPERT: I’ll take it. And that South American one.
The South American television network explodes.
BBC: Might I suggest that little news network, sir? I know it quite well, and it won’t let you down.
UNCLE RUPERT: Okay, I’ll take CNN as well. Here’s four billion credits. George, you take these networks home and clean them up for me.
The next morning, CNN is gone.
GEORGE: Oh no! Where is he?
BBC: He wouldn’t tell me, sir. He was babbling about Jaqui Wan Chiraqi.
GEORGE: I wonder if he means Old Jack Chiraq?
TO BE CONTINUED