Road Wars The Imperator Strikes Back: Watch a great mashup of Star Wars and Mad Max (VIDEO).

Mad Max: Fury Road Gets Pretty Wild When You Mix in Darth Vader and Some Lightsabers

Mad Max: Fury Road Gets Pretty Wild When You Mix in Darth Vader and Some Lightsabers

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July 18 2015 5:22 PM

If Mad Max: Fury Road Took Place in the Star Wars Universe

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There are very few things that could make Imperator Furiosa—Mad Maxs fierce, metal-armed, war-rig-driving protagonist—a more formidable warrior. A lightsaber is one of them. Enter Krishna Shenoi’s Road Wars: The Imperator Strikes Back, a thrilling mashup of Mad Max and Star Wars that sees Max, Furiosa, and friends being pursued by Darth Vader’s minions.

There’s some lovely detail in the video, which manages to pack in a fair amount of narrative cross-pollination: Vader takes the place of Immortan Joe, the War Boys ride shiny and chrome in a fleet of TIE fighters, and the locale is no longer a post-apocalyptic Earth but Tatooine, two suns and all.

Sharan Shetty is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. You can follow him on Twitter