We’ve been told that Star Wars takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but what does that mean if time is a flat circle? Ponder that as you watch this shot-by-shot recreation of True Detective’s first season credits using Star Wars footage, as put together by Youtuber Star Wars Minute. You can even see a side-by-side comparison of the two credit sequences here to better appreciate the attention to detail.
Star Wars is hardly the first piece of pop culture to get a gratuitous True Detective makeover. The Big Lebowski and Key & Peele both received the same treatment, and Taylor Swift’s music video for “Style” looked so aesthetically similar to the show’s opening that Slate made our very own mashup of the two.