Eric Forman, the main character on That ’70s Show, was a pretty nerdy dude with a pretty unhealthy Star Wars obsession. Turns out Topher Grace, the guy who played him, is just as nerdy — if not more. The BlacKkKlansman star recently dropped an epic five-minute mega-trailer that stitches together the entire Star Wars saga to date, from 1977’s A New Hope to last year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. And it’s kind of incredible.
Star Wars: Always is a masterful exercise in fat-trimming, distilling all the themes and emotions of the Skywalker lore into one small, digestible clip. It begins on Tatooine with Luke in A New Hope and then jumps to a quick summary of the prequels and Rogue One, with Obi-Wan narrating. From there, we get the Coles Notes of Solo before doing a crash course in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, with intermittent tie-ins to the OG trilogy. Grace’s editing is on-point; he manages to seamlessly mashup scenes with over 30 years of cinematic distance and quality between them. If you’re a non-nerd and you know your friends will be dragging you to see Episode IX later this year, this is the clip for you.
Grace, who made the super-edit with trailer editor Jeff Yorkes, released the video Tuesday afternoon, tweeting, “10 movies. 2 nerds. 1 weekend (when our wives were out of town). Enjoy.” What did you do last time your wife was out of town? Spend the weekend getting baked and mastering your crossover in 2k? (A no less worthy endeavour, mind you.)
You can watch Star Wars: Always below. May the Force be with you, dumbass.