Fans of The Phantom Menace and its grumpy growling bad person Darth Maul have assembled a film based entirely around the face paint warrior, with the 17-minute feature Darth Maul: Apprentice - A Star Wars Film now released.
"We always felt that Darth Maul should have had more screen time. So we wanted to create a film just for him with the best lightsaber fights we could do! This is not based on any books, comics, etc.," say the makers of the production, and here it is:
It's going down a treat amongst Star Wars fans, with YouTube registering 71,000 thumbs-ups against just 474 thumbs-downs from its nearly one million views. With public approval figures that high, the congress of the Republic could force through any taxation of trade routes it damn well wants.