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maandag 21 januari 2013

More Disney-Lucasfilm ‘Star Wars’ Synergy — This Time On ABC’s ‘Once Upon A Time’

When volunteers dressed as Darth Vader and his Storm Troopers helped build a house on an Extreme Makeover: Home Edition special a month after Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm was announced, the Mouse House dismissed the corporate synergy as a coincidence as the ABC special had been filmed a year prior. But that cannot be said about tonight’s episode of ABC’s fairytale drama Once Upon A Time, which featured the Star Wars music theme.

Incorporating Star Wars into the show is tricky as it takes place almost elusively in fairytale world — past and present. But the first chance the producers had to introduce Star Wars since the Lucasfilm acquisition — a guy from Pennsylvania driving into fairytale Storybrooke — they took it. When the stranger’s cell phone rang, its ringtone was the Star Wars theme. The homage shouldn’t come as a surprise — Once Upon A Time creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis are self-professed “massive Star Wars fans.”

As for Darth Vader and Co. making an appearance on Once, it is not that farfetched following tonight’s episode which established that characters from worlds other than fairytale land (like Dr. Frankenstein) can find their way into Storybrooke. Maybe that includes a galaxy far, far away…