When Star Wars arrived in theaters in 1977, no one thought fan films would follow soon after. While we are inundated with fan films on YouTube on a daily basis, few remember Hardware Wars, the first Star Wars parody flick.

Hardware Wars was produced by Michael Wiese. It cost $8,000 to make and earned over $1,000,000 during it’s theatrical release.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. May 5, 2014 at 12:24 am — Reply

    “few remember Hardware Wars”

    Not for lack of trying. At various times there were articles about it inside magazines like Star Wars Insider, and fans have tried making fan pages for it. I even recall a few fan made petitions and attempts at fundraisers to try to get the creators to make a new one when the prequels came out.

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