December 13, 2013 11:56am PT by Graeme McMillan
What Happens When You Mix Rock and Sith? Karaoke Greatness (Video)
It's the mashup that had to happen: Queen's classic "Bohemian Rhapsody," performed by Star Wars cosplayers and with lyrics rewritten to reflect events in George Lucas' original six movies. "Any way the Force flows," anyone?
The video comes from students and faculty at the Digital Video Program at University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona, with the cast described by UAT Digital Video's YouTube as "the Star Wars cosplayers of the Arizona geek community."
The real stars of the video, though, may be Stephen Panagiotis, Jamall Richards and Paul DeNigris, the threesome responsible for new lyrics like "Jabba/Just captured Han/Took him down without a fight/Now he's frozen Carbonite" and "I see a little silhouette of a green man/Master Yoda/Master Yoda, will you raise up my X-Wing?/Force chokes and lighting, very very fighting me."
Watch the full six-and-a-half minute video below. Is it too late to hope that Star Wars: Episode VII could be a musical…?