A Mockumentary: Was The Destruction of the Death Star An Inside Job?



In the words of Malcolm Gladwell in his book, “The Outliers”, it takes approximately 10,000 hours of practice to get good at something.  For those people who’ve spent over 10,000 hours on the internet, a lot of things can discovered.  If you’re a web junkie – like me – I think it’s safe to assume you’ve seen one – if not all – of the 9/11 conspiracy films that have gone viral over the years.  Armchair documentarians posted their theories for public consumption & debate back when Google Video was still a “thing”.

So, let’s get this straight. When someone creates a mockumentary about the destruction of the Death Star (as seen in A New Hope and Return of the Jedi), they are not parodying the subject matter of those aforementioned films.  They are making fun of those armchair documentarians.

That’s why this video works.  Created by Graham Putnam, Luke’s Change: An Inside Job (a direct parody of Loose Change) is actually pretty funny, despite the mispronunciations of “Alderaan”, of course (*nerd twitch*).  As ridiculous at this is, you could also say that this mockumentary actually analyzes possible plot holes in the story that strings the Star Wars saga together.


An examination of some questionable events and circumstances leading up to the destruction of the Death Star, through the eyes of an amateur investigative journalist within the Star Wars galaxy. The focus is mainly on the connections between the people who created and operated the Death Star and those responsible for destroying it.

source: io9


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