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Friday, November 11, 2005

Another Entry From Our "People Who Have Too Much Time On Their Hands" Department

Finding odd coincidences in popular media is nothing new. Many in my generation remember all the "clues" in the Abbey Road album that had to be pointing to the secret death of Paul McCartney. A few years ago, midnight toke parties were enhanced (so I'm told) by playing Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" alongside the video of "The Wizard of Oz."

The newest form of pop culture shock and awe comes from "WeirdHat," somebody who has taken the time to reformat the six Star Wars movies and watch them simultaneously. According to this unnamed fan, there are amazing similarities and odd coincidences throughout the viewing. Follow the link to see some simultaneous stills and to download short sections of all six running side-by-side.

Some quotes:

Okay, holy crap. This is awesome. I think it justifies the whole thing, and I'm only four minutes into it. The first appearance of Palpatine in TPM and AOTC is ON THE SAME FRAME. And at the same time in ROTJ, Vader is telling Moff Jerjerrod that the Emperor is coming.
Anakin standing next to Obi-Wan in AOTC and ROTS, and in ANH as Vader standing next to... that other guy.


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