So either I’m an idiot or there isn’t a thread for Star Wars Theory’s Darth Vader Fan Series, which surprises me a little but ok.
Link to Episode 1: Shards of the Past
I was incredibly impressed upon my first viewing of this film and it’s still a feast for my eyes. The special effects are top notch for a fan-film and a lot of it honestly looks professional. I also think the dialogue, acting, costumes, music, and sets are really great. The only slight thing that bugs me is references to old Legends canon like Vader losing potential (though this was probably just Palpatine telling him that to intensify his anger, and saying that he won’t achieve his potential if he doesn’t completely let go of Padme and his old life) and the Palpatine keeping him trapped in his suit, when the new canon comics make it clear that Vader didn’t lose any of his force potential, being even more powerful then Anakin, and he can modify and improve his suit to his liking. And I do recall Theory saying he wants this series to fit in with canon. But these are very minor nitpicks.
I’m very hyped for episode 2 in which we will see Vader fight Mace Windu and a slew of other Jedi, which will be great, I’ve always wanted to see Vader duel more Jedi to showcase how powerful of a duelist he is.
Even if Disney doesn’t recognize it as canon, this series is so good I consider it to be a part of my personal canon (along with my personal fan-edits).
Link to thread for my Star Wars fan-edits: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/My-Star-Wars-Saga-Edits-episodes-1-6/id/76327
Other fan-edits include “This is Tokyo” (combination of original 1954 Gojira and the 1956 Americanization) and Heisei Godzilla Series Remaster.
And finally, proud creator of Dinosauria: Ascension, Domination, Downfall.