Star Wars: 5 of the best fan films you need to watch

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The Millenium Falcon in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX.

Star Wars: Destroyer

One thing that the Star Wars franchise is known for is fun Space Battles, and the fan film Star Wars: Destroyer is perhaps the best independently made space battle.

The film starts off with an Imperial Star Destroyer falling out of orbit toward the planet of Bespin as two rebel X-Wing pilots take on a squadron of TIE fighters.

Despite being a fan film, the CGI and special effects used in it border on movie quality, and the care and attention to detail that went into making it are very evident in the final product.

While this fan film is a visual marvel, it also has an interesting premise to go along with it.

Typically in Star Wars space battles, the objective is either to destroy the opponent’s ship or to escape capture, but Star Wars: Destroyer provides a new conflict yet to be seen in the movies.

The two X-Wing pilots succeed in their mission to take out the Imperial TIE fighters and disable the Star Destroyer, the Destroyer falls out of orbit and ends up on a collision course with the Cloud City above Bespin, forcing the rebel pilots to figure out of way to change its course so it doesn’t hit the city.

The fan film is only six and a half minutes long so it is a brief watch, but the creators clearly were going for quality over quantity, and I have yet to see a fan film set in space that can top this.