Overall: 8
Story: 8
Animation: 7
Cinematography: 6
Effects: 7
Sound: 8
Music: 7

Star Wars: Station Tribulations

Directed By: Philip Heinrich

Genre: Sci-fi, Parody, Comedy, Fantasy
Length: 0:3:35
Released: June 2nd, 2006

Director's Comments

Part One of my 'Death Star Trilogy', this is a short, hopefully humorous Star Wars short I made a few years ago. It is set shortly after the events of Episode III, and tries to explain in part why it took the Empire 20 years to construct the first Death Star; after all, the second Death Star only took a few years.

Part Two | Part Three

Staff Review

Jordan Harris:
Woohoo! Star Wars comedies generally stink more than bantha poodoo, but leave it to Philip Heinrich to cook up something truly hilarious out of an over-used genre. This trilogy is a heaping amount of fun, although you’ll probably need some knowledge of the Star Wars universe to get many of the jokes.

The animation is not perfect, but it’s good enough to work with the concept of the film. The effects are actually relatively straight-forward, and Philip does a good job of pulling off the Star-Wars atmosphere. Voice acting is really what makes this series since it’s primarily dialog-based, and it’s done well, even up to challenging characters like the dark master himself.

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