Shogunate Wars

Star Wars is definitely one of the most successful Sci-Fi franchises in history despite george Lucas’ apparent attempt to sabotage his own creation – Episodes I, II, and III anyone? 😥

One of many indications of of Star Wars’ lasting success is the quantity and quality of fan art surrounding it, especially those that skillfully transpose Star Wars onto other genres.

Seii Taishōgun Palpatin’s Bakufu

Digital artist Clinton Felker provides us with a stunning series of Star Wars fan art depicting Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and a Stormtrooper as feudal Japanese warriors.

These are, to my mind, absolutely awesome images and I always thought that Darth Vader would have favored Sasaki Kojirō’s Ganryū school of swordsmanship, so I especially like that piece.

Related Reading:

Understanding Fandom: An Introduction to the Study of Media Fan Culture
Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World
Faith & Fandom: Finding God In Sci-Fi, Superheroes, & Video Games
The Amory Wars: Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV Vol. 1
Star War Coloring Book: Star war Coloring Book Paint Jedi Yoda Dark Vador

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2 Responses to “Shogunate Wars”

  1. Moe Says:

    You can have your Star Wars – but I say STAR TREK FOREVER.

  2. jonolan Says:

    Why choose, Moe? I’ve always loved both and never understood why others wanted to make a fight out of- or over it.

    And Star Trek – the original series that is – is always going to have a special place in my heart because I knew a number of the cast for years and my wives still work with the surviving members on a regular basis.

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