“A long, long time ago…” begins the familiar strains of “American Pie,” by Don McLean “… in a galaxy far away, Naboo was under an attack,” continues the parody by Weird Al. “So I thought me and Qui Gon Jinn, could talk the Federation into maybe cutting them a little slack. But their response, it didn’t thrill us; they locked the doors and tried to kill us. We escaped from that gas, then met Jar Jar and Boss Nass…”

A simply brilliant retelling of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace in song, from the perspective of Obi Wan Kenobi.

The Highlight:

“Do you see him hitting on the queen, though he’s just nine and she’s fourteen? Yeah, he’s probably gonna marry her some day…”


About the author


Rachel Hyland is Editor-in-Chief of Geek Speak Magazine and, she is pretty sure, the one true queen of Fantastica, raised in obscurity to protect her from the dark lord Sinisterium. If you see her magic sword, get in touch via twitter: @rachyland or Instagram: @rachelseesdeadpeople. The fate of the many worlds may just depend upon it.