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Pulp Phantom

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If George Lucas channeled Quentin Tarantino, that galaxy far, far away might look something like this snappy animated series out of Montreal. Darth Vader is crime lord Marcellus Wallace (complete with a Band-Aid on the back of his helmet), Queen Amidala is his Uma-esque wife, Darth Maul and Boba Fett are assassins Vincent and Jules, and Leia is the multi-pierced wife of drug dealer Han Solo. The nine 2-minute episodes are packed with sly jokes: The restaurant Crack Habit Jim’s is inside ”Star Trek”’s U.S.S. ”Enterprise” (Captain Kirk is maître d’ and Mulder and Scully share a table); that 1977 disco version of the ”Star Wars” theme accompanies the dance contest. What’s next — ”Reservoir Ewoks”?

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