08/09/2010 01:34 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'Star Wars' Reimagined As Blaxploitation Film (VIDEO)

Any "Star Wars" buff remembers Lando Calrissian, one of the few black characters to appear in the franchise. After small roles in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return Of The Jedi," now this tertiary character has his own version of "Star Wars" where HE'S the star: "Black Star Warrior."

Screened at San Diego Comic-Con last month, and now appearing on an Internet near you, this well-executed Blaxploitation version of the classic trilogy features Leonard Roberts in the role originally played Billy Dee Williams. It's made in the same vein as recent Blaxploitation spoof "Black Dynamite." Based on how poorly the "Star Wars" prequels were received by hardcore fans, we're pretty sure a full-length feature of "Black Star Warrior" would have done better. Too bad this isn't in production right now! (Via The Comedy Store)