Ever wondered why Luke Skywalker and Han Solo got a medal for blowing up the Death Star, but when the Galactic Empire blew up Alderaan they were suddenly evil? How come everyone knows all about the Rebel Alliance, but next to nothing about the unsung heroes of the other, slightly darker, side?
One year ago, the Galactic Empires Public Relations team, @DeathStarPR, took to Twitter in an attempt to clear the Empires bad name. Now its time to tell the PR teams story and give you, the audience, a fair and balanced view of life in a galaxy far, far away.
Our aim is to film a series of Death Star PR webisodes in September, to be released in November. Unfortunately, beaming them to your galaxy is expensive and the Empire has too much money tied up in building Death Stars to make it happen. We need your contribution to make the newest addition to the Star Wars saga a reality.
If this campaign is successful, we promise to never, ever blow up your planet. Okay, we cant promise that but, to be fair, you keep giving us plenty of reasons, like people who get Twilight tattoos, or wear Ed Hardy t-shirts.
What we can guarantee is that the Death Star PR webseries will make you laugh. It will entertain you. And, most importantly, it will finally give Star Wars fans everywhere a chance to see what its really like to work for the Galactic Empire, hand-in-cyborg hand with Darth Vader.
If the PR Teams campaign is unsuccessful, the webseries will likely not get made and it will be your fault. Can you handle that kind of guilt? You can? Okay, fine. Then youll live in constant fear that your planet will one day explode, probably on a Friday afternoon right after youve heard that terrible Rebecca Black song. Do you really want that to be your last thought?
What We Need & What You Get
Were hoping to raise $30,000 to cover the cost of four episodes of Death Star PR, and ensure that the Empires PR team, directors, crew, special effects wizards, coffee lackeys, etc all get paid in more than Force chokes, for a change.
If we dont reach our entire goal, we may be Forced to produce less episodes and wont be able to pay our amazing(ly evil) cast and crew in anything more than Star Wars Monopoly credits.
Of course, getting on the good side of the Dark Side has its perks. In exchange for your donation, you can expect the following:
$2 - Receive a Thank you on the Death Star PR Acknowledgments Page.
$10 - Receive a personalised email from the Death Star PR team.
$25 - Receive a handwritten thank you from the writer and creator.
$50 - Receive a signed page of the script from Episode I.
$100 - Receive a signed copy of the Episode I script.
$250 - Receive a signed copy of the script of all IV Episodes.
$500 - Receive an advanced and signed DVD containing the first IV episodes.
$1000 - Receive a signed production still and signed copy of all IV Episodes.
$2000 - Corporate sponsors only. Check the perks sidebar for more details.
$5000 - Feature on the Gone but Not Forgotten Wall in one episode. Your face will feature exclusively in one episode of Death Star PR on the Gone but Not Forgotten Employee wall.
Other Ways You Can Help
Have you ever wanted to join the Empire, shut that whiny Luke kid up, or even just Force choking a particularly annoying co-worker? Then join the Dark Side by telling everyone you know about our campaign.
If theyre not interested, you have our permission to give them the Emperors classic You will pay the price for your lack of vision speech, followed by a few thousand volts of Force lightning.
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