Star Wars Presented As A Ken Burns Documentary

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For the second time in 2015, the galactic civil war at the heart of the Star Wars franchise has been reimagined in the style of a Ken Burns documentary.

The last time around, it was in Machinima's Real Fake History, hosted by Smallville's Phil Morris, in a segment that focused primarily on the Battle of Endor:

This time, it's from The Washington Post, who take a somewhat more widescreen approach...but it also runs about the same length, so you get fewer obvious jokes and a lot less detail.

It's also told from the perspective that the Empire are the good guys, so insert your own jokes about the Post's politics here.

Check it out below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters on December 18, 2015, kicking off a new trilogy of Saga films as Episodes VIII and IX are already scheduled.