The YouTube video Luke’s Change, says it’s creator Graham Putnam, is “an examination of some questionable events and circumstances leading up to the destruction of the Death Star, through the eyes of an amateur investigative journalist within the Star Wars galaxy. The focus is mainly on the connections between the people who created and operated the Death Star and those responsible for destroying it.” The brief video is a wake-up call for all you sheeple who still believe that the
Rebel Alliance terrorists acted alone on the day the Death Star was destroyed by Luke Skywalker and his unbelievably good luck. (Or, says Putnam, “for those who don’t care for the obvious, this is a satirical spoof of the 9/11 truther video Loose Change.”)
To begin, I’m going to assume that the mistakes Putnam makes in his Loose Change-esque narration of the clip are mocking and purposeful (i.e. he must know that Leia’s home planet is Alderaan, not Aldebraan and he’s probably aware that Han Solo’s Millenium Falcon is a “highly modified YT-1300 light freighter“, not a fighting ship)—the intentional errors are a clever way of poking fun at the unintentional ones in the 9/11 conspiracy film. (From watching Luke’s Change, I’d say that Putnam is too well-schooled on the subject of Star Wars to make such rookie mistakes.)
With a similarly dramatic soundtrack playing the background, Putnam’s Loose Change spoof begins by recounting the events of “that fateful day—the day the Empire was attacked… when the terrorist organization known as the Rebel Alliance blew up the Death Star with a squad of single-man fighters.” The narrator then asks if the improbably successful operation could have been “an inside job perpetrated by top-ranking imperial officials and royalty?” citing family connections between Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, and Darth Vader—their enemy… and their own father (cue: scare chord).
Was Luke’s lack of training as a fighter pilot rendered irrelevant by his lineage? Why did Anakin Skywalker (alias: Darth Vader) make the “unorthodox and unprecedented move” of relieving a “fully qualified TIE fighter squad leader of his duty and assumed command of the squad conveniently just as Luke was readying the final stages of his attack”? And isn’t it suspect that Vader was the only Imperial force member to survive the destruction of the Death Star? All these questions and more are answered in the Death Star truther video below, in which Putnam assures us that “all [the] facts… were based on facts. Real facts… This video exists and all the facts in it are, I swear to god, true.” But don’t take his word for it, check out the video below and judge for yourself. The truth is out there (it’s just that it might be hiding in a galaxy far, far away).