When "Star Wars" first came out in 1977, it was just before a whole new decade characterized by neon, leg warmers and "The Breakfast Club." So what if Star Wars took place not in a galaxy far, far, away but in a high school in the '80s? Would Princess Leia listen to Prince?
Denis Medri, an Italian artist who specializes in comic book style illustrations, has created a new series based on the idea of Star Wars as an '80s high school TV show. Princess Leia ditches the two buns for teased bangs and some old school headphones. Luke Skywalker goes Empire Strikes Back to the Future as he channels Marty McFly. And Yoda the wise old sage becomes a Mr. Miyagi-esque coach who teaches Luke how to use the force in gym class. Wax on, wax off, young Jedi.
We also have The Droids, C3P0 and R2-D2, recast as the class nerds, and naturally Darth Vader becomes the school bully in his Michael Jackson leather jacket yelling "Who's Your Daddy, Luke?" as the two duel after class. Medri's drawings will make you wish John Hughes had teamed up with George Lucas to bring us a sitcom long ago.
Check out a few of our favorites below, and see the whole gallery at Medri's page. Party on, Darth!