Darth Vader is the father in all of us

By mbrooks on June 13, 2019
File – The first mock-up of the iconic Darth Vader helmet is seen during the ‘Star Wars Identities’ Exhibtion Press Preview & VIP Opening at Odysseum on May 20, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)

By Matthew Brooks

Darth Vader is an excellent example of what life is like as a father.

In a sense, he was a father to the entire galaxy, and it was very frustrating for him.

His galactic children failed to listen to his simple instructions.

Vader soldiered on, despite frequent problems in his life.

Time after time, people lied to him. He knew they were lying, but what else could he do? Use the force?

Darth Vader reimagined

A recent video entitled, “Star Wars SC 3, 5, 16, 29, 38 Reimagined” looks at how Star Wars: A New Hope explores the dad-esque frustrations.

The title refers to the third, fifth, etc., scenes from the movie.

The video imagines how Star Wars would have been different if Darth Vader explained things the way fathers need to explain things to their children: very plainly.

Darth Vader questioned the captain of the Tantative IV, Raymus Antilles. Fathers know when their kids are lying to him. Vader knew, in fact, that the Death Star plans were indeed aboard Princess Leia’s ship.

Thanks to ending of Rogue One, we know that the rebels stole the plans to the Death Star plans. Darth Vader knew it, too. He literally watched the plans be handed onto the Tantative IV.

From there, Princess Leia placed the plans into a droid.

Did you scan for droids?

Did the officers of the Empire scan the escape pod for droids? No. If they had done so, they would have complying with Vader’s instructions to search the ship.

It is so simple, yet his underlings never considered it.

In the video, the frustrated father says, “Did you scan for droids…droids are a very common method for storing digital information…always scan for droids!”

The reimagined Star Wars scenes tear apart various plot holes in the first Star Wars movie, in addition to being a galactic metaphor for parenthood.

The video is available on YouTube by clicking here.


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