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‘Luke’s Change’ argues Death Star’s downfall was an inside job

The controversial film “Loose Change” built a following over the years with its conspiracy theories about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. On a decidedly less controversial note, Graham Putnam has come up with a conspiracy theory of his own, which he put into a YouTube video entitled “Luke’s Change." The video makes the humorous argument that the Skywalker family from the Star Wars saga actually staged the attack on the Death Star.

In a decidedly satirical tone, Putnam describes the seven-minute film as, “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.“

Other than repeated references to Aldebaran rather than Alderaan, it’s a pretty humorous clip for Star Wars fans, raising such hard-hitting questions as, “What’s the likelihood that a squad of one-man attack ships, like the X-Wing, could penetrate the heavily fortified defense forces of a moon-sized battle station?”

Throughout the video, Putnam challenges the “official story” and looks at the “family connections” between Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Darth Vader that may have been behind a giant conspiracy a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

And in a final nod to the many edits made to the original edition of "Loose Change,” Putnam declares, “All facts in this video were based on facts. Real facts. All events, names and places that are real are real. This video exists and all the facts in it are, I swear to God, true.”

What do you think? Is the legend of the Skywalker family to be believed or is it simply the version of the story they want us to think is true?

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