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Season2
The Fanon Menace Season 2
Format

Live-action/animation

No. of episodes

37 (?)

Run time

Approx. 5 min. per episode

Network

YouTube

Creator(s)
Writer(s)

Joshua McGraw

Director(s)

Seth Hoover

Executive producer(s)

Seth Hoover

Starring
  • Joshua McGraw
  • Seth Hoover
  • Jonathan Racey
  • Rebekah MacTavish
Canon

The Fanon Menace

Timeline

Roughly 0 BBY4 ABY

Era

Rebellion

First aired

September 19, 2008

Leia: “No! I'm not going! Not with you, Darth Vader, dum-dum-dum-da-dum-dum-da-dum-dum!
Darth Vader: “It's Darth Vader, *Imperial March tune*. It kinda has a tune.
Leia Organa Skywalker to Darth Vader

The Fanon Menace: Season 2 was the sequel season to The Fanon Menace and followed (loosely) the storyline of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. During the season, Princess Leia was kidnapped and freed, the Death Star battle station was destroyed twice, the Jedi Order was reborn, and the Dark Lord of the Sith's apprentice, the notorious Darth Vader was redeemed to the light side of the Force.

Above the lonely planet of Tatooine, a space battle raged. The dark forces of the Galactic Domain had lost the Death Star plans, and they intended to retake them. Unable to find what they were looking for, the Domain retreated to the Death Star battle station, taking with them the Rebel leader, Princess Leia. Meanwhile, in an attempt to return a pair of droids to the Rebellion, a young farm boy, a rather crazy old Jedi Master, and a brash smuggler and his Wookiee companion rescue her from her predicament. The resulting conflict saw the destruction of the Death Star, but also cause the relocation of the Rebel base. This base was quickly discovered by the Domain and evacuated, and Luke Skywalker, now a crucial component in the Rebellion, travelled to the planet of Dagobah to complete his Jedi training.

Upon the rash advice of his mentors, he travelled to Cloud City on Bespin, where he lost his lightsaber and right hand, and where the smuggler Han Solo was turned into carbonite. After having a cybernetic replacement for his hand installed, Luke, accompanied by Chewbacca, Leia, and their new friend, Lando Calrissian, freed Han from the clutches of the vile crimelord Jabba the Hutt. Succeeding in that, the heroes returned, Luke to Dagobah to finish his training, the others back to Rebel Headquarters, only to find that they were required to destroy the Death Star II. Luke returned just in time for the end of the briefing, and a small strike team assembled to hit the shield bunker on Endor. After the shield was destroyed, Luke decided to turn himself in so that he could duel Vader and achieve the status of True Jedi. He succeeded, and the Death Star II was destroyed by his counterparts in space. The season ended with a huge celebration with the Ewoks on Endor.

Season 2 started on September 19th, 2008, and gained thirty-eight views its opening night. During the airing of season 2, the director decided to release the episodes on Fridays, instead of Tuesdays like the previous season, to make it more convenient for him. This gave him more time throughout the day to work with the episodes should something go wrong during uploading. Season 2 was also the first to be filmed in high-definition, after using standard definition for Season 1 and The Fanon Menace: A Day in the Life of a Stormtrooper. There were questions over whether the creators should continue to a third season, following the release of the spin-off series, 25.

Preface

A dark day in Star Wars history just got darker…
—tagline for The Fanon Menace: Season 2

After the formation of the Galactic Domain nineteen years earlier, the galaxy fell into darkness under the rule of Darth Sidious and his apprentice Darth Vader. Many planets fell into subjection under the Domain and were forced to join in order to provide protection. Other planets were conquered, while other remote planets remained unharmed. On one such remote planet, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi hid among the locals as a hermit, watching over one of the galaxy’s final hope.

On another planet, one that was suffering from the force of the Domain, Leia Organa, the Senator from Alderaan, joined forces with other struggling senators to form a resistance to the Domain, her father one of them. She became the chief advocate in the senate for the move back to the democracy of the old Republic. It was because of her demanding presence in the senate that she became subject to attack.

During this period, Darth Sidious’ true identity as a Culprit was revealed. There were many claims about him being one previous to what happened in his chambers on Naboo, however, no one sought to take action against him. Most claims were shot down by the opposition, claiming that if Sidious was a Culprit, then Darth Vader had to be the second. This was proven false because he became Vader after the facts had already been tampered with. Despite the opposition, the two Jedi still sought answers, only more discretely than before, due to an aura of resentment towards the Jedi. During their search, the two Jedi were led to a small cruiser under attack by the Domain above the remote planet of Tatooine.

Synopsis

Part I - A True Mope

Season 2 Part I: A True Mope
It’s a period of civil distress.<br>
Rebel ships, striking from a<br>
hidden base on Yavin IV, have<br>
won their first victory against<br>
the evil, filthy, no good, rotten…<br>
umm, Galactic Domain. <br>

During the battle, two Secret<br> 
Agent Men managed to steal <br>
secret plans to the Death Star’s<br>
ultimate weapon, the DOMAIN…<br>
I mean, the Domain’s ultimate <br>
weapon, the DEATH STAR, <br>
an armored space station with <br>
enough power to “destroy” an entire<br>
planet. <br>

Pursued by the Empire’s sinister <br>
agents, Princess Leia Organa races<br>
home aboard her MTT, custodian<br>
(unlike The Cleaner Guy) of the<br>
stolen plans that can save her<br>
people and restore the facts of canon<br>
to the galaxy….<br>

Tarkin: “Take her to her bell! We will determinate her soon!
TK-422: “I got the cell, but what's determinate? That's not even a real word, is it?
TK-421: “Let's just take her to the cell; with any luck, it'll be the next shift left to…"determinate" her.
Grand Moff Tarkin, TK-422, and TK-421 on the Death Star

Escaping the Fist

Darth Vader capturing Leia Organa aboard the Tantive IIVI

Part I of Season 2 of The Fanon Menace followed Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope. The season opened on the Tantive IIVI, where the crew had just attempted to repel a Domain invasion. Princess Leia ate the plans to keep Darth Vader from finding them. The Dark Lord, frustrated by his inability to find the stolen plans, kidnapped Leia and took her to the Death Star battle station. At the same time, two droids, C-3PO and R2-D2, escaped to Tatooine, which led to the assumption that they were carrying the Death Star plans. Vader removed Leia’s head from her body since she was not willing to go and escorted her back to the station. There, she was scheduled to be terminated for refusing to divulge the location of the plans.

Meanwhile, the two droids, after landing on the planet, met up with a Domain convoy heading to a homestead for a break. C-3PO disguised R2-D2 and himself in stormtrooper helmets to avoid being captured and joined the convoy on the way to the homestead. Once at the homestead, C-3PO and R2 remained behind as the convoy continued their patrol and were picked up by Jawas.

Cantina(TFM)

Han Solo talking to Luke and Obi-Wan, offering a ride to Alderaan

They were set back up in front of the homestead, with restraining bolts to keep them from running, and were displayed for Owen Lars to inspect. Owen called his nephew, Luke Skywalker to pick out two droids out of the selection for his birthday. However, each droid that Luke picked spontaneously combusted and Luke was left with C-3PO and R2. Luke took the two droids out back where he cleaned them.

It was at this time, R2 requested to have his restraining bolt removed so he could run away to Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi, an old hermit, in the Dune Sea. Luke complied and R2 raced off. Luke and C-3PO chased him down and eventually found him in front of the Tusken Camp. The three were attacked by Tuskens, but were scared away when a Krayt Dragon passed through the camp. Luke, later, found out that the Krayt Dragon had been summoned from a mating call given by Obi-Wan, in an attempt to ward off the Tuskens, off in the distance. Instead of scaring the Tuskens away, Obi-Wan nearly had Luke, C-3PO, and R2 killed when the Krayt Dragon passed through.

Rescuing the Princess

Luke rescuing Leia from the detention block aboard the Death Star

Obi-Wan took Luke and the droids back to his house where he gave Luke a new lightsaber, specially crafted for Luke when he was old enough. It was then that R2 spoke up about a message from Princess Leia that he had just received. He played it back for everyone to see, but unfortunately, it was in binary and C-3PO had to translate. The message was from Leia onboard the Death Star telling Obi-Wan and Luke that she was to be executed in two hours. Obi-Wan forced Luke to help him rescue her, accidentally letting slip the fact that she was his sister. Together they traveled to Mos Eisley to find a pilot that would take them to the Death Star.

On the way to Mos Eisley, the crew stopped by the homestead for Luke to pack. However, when they arrived, they discovered that the homestead was on fire. Cleigg Lars explained that the storage tank of blue milk underneath the homestead had spontaneously combusted and caused the whole house to catch on fire. Since there was nothing there for Luke to pack, they proceeded onto Mos Eisley.

It was in Mos Eisley, at one of the local cantinas, Luke and Obi-Wan met Han Solo and Chewie, Han’s co-pilot. Han and Chewie agreed to take the four to Alderaan, where the Death Star was located. After dragging his would-be mentor from the Mos Eisley cantina onto the Millennium Falcon, a decrepit old YT-1300 freighter, the group of now four individuals and two droids travelled to where they thought was Alderaan. Han Solo made a slight error on his hyperspace calculations and wound up in an asteroid field about thirty parsecs from Alderaan. This was the same asteroid field that the Death Star had taken up temporary residence.

Yavin IV(TFM)

Mon Mothma informing the crew of the Death Star above the planet

The Millennium Falcon was captured by one of the tractor beams, but the stalwart crew escaped before they were detected. They regrouped in a control room outside the hangar, where Obi-Wan decided that he would disable the tractor beam so that they could escape. Luke, Han, and Chewie went to the detention block, where they freed Leia and made an escape from the battle station, leaving Obi-Wan, who became one with the Force in his practice duel with Darth Vader, behind.

When they arrived on Yavin IV, where the Rebel base was located, they were greeted by Mon Mothma and Bail Organa. There they were informed that the Domain had tracked Bail's ship, and the Death Star was very near. Luke was drafted into the starfighter corps of the Rebellion, and wound up taking the battle station out with a well-placed proton torpedo. The torpedo had caused a shockwave knocking over a hydrospanner, which caused the gravity well generators to stop working. The Domain had to dismantle the Death Star in order to fix the gravity well projectors.

Part II - The Domain Cancels Out

Season 2 Part II: The Domain Cancels Out
It is a dark time for the <br>
Rebellion. Although the Death<br>
Star has been dismantled, <br>
Domain troops have driven the<br>
Rebel forces from their hidden<br>
base and pursued them across<br>
the galaxy. <br>

Evading cancellation from the<br>
dreaded Domain fleet, a group of<br>
freedom fighters led by Luke <br>
Skywalker are trying to establish <br>
a new extra secret base of the <br>
remote ice world of Hoth. <br>

The evil lord Darth Vader, <br>
obsessed with solving his<br>
previous error by letting <br>
Skywalker live, has dispatched<br>
thousands of variables into<br>
the far reaches of space…

Han Solo: “Transport, this is Han. We can't get to you; I'll get her out on the Falcon.
Transport Orperator: “Roger that. It's a good thing the Falcon's still here, 'cause we've already left.
Leia: “Already left?
Transport Orperator: “Yes. We thought you would like spending time with Han.
— Transport operator, Han, and Leia in the evacuation of Hoth

Battle of Hoth (TFM)

Luke and Dak (in a snowspeeder) attacking the Imperial convoy during the Battle of Hoth.

Part II of Season 2 of the Fanon Menace followed Star Wars: Epsiode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The opening scene found Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles in their X-wing starfighters, scouting the ice planet Hoth for potential bases. They discovered a prefabricated base that they could have, built by Han Solo and Chewie, who were stranded there due to navigation system breakdown, for the small price of allowing Han to stay with the Rebellion. Reluctantly, Luke agreed and landed, while Wedge returned to the Rebel fleet to report their discovery.

However, as Luke went to meet up with Han, he fell into a pit that led down to the Wampa’s lair. Luke fell on top of the Wampa, who was hibernating, and tried to find his way out of the cave. He wandered the snowy plains of Hoth until he was confronted by Obi-Wan, who had returned as a Force Ghost to inform Luke of what he should do. Obi-Wan told Luke to see Yoda on Xagobah, and later corrected himself before Luke left, telling him to go to Dagobah. Luke was picked up by Han and they returned to the base.

The base was short-lived, however, as the Domain discovered it shortly after the Rebels did, and planned an attack. The shield held the fleet off, and while the Domain sent AT-ATs, AT-STs, and IFT-Ts to take the shield down, the generator was well hidden, and General Veers was left searching for it for hours before giving up. In the meantime, the Rebels escaped, Han, Leia, Chewie, and C-3PO in the Millennium Falcon, Luke and R2-D2 in Luke’s X-wing, and Mon Mothma and the rest of the Rebellion in the transports.

The Vision (TFM)

Yoda telling Luke to enter a cave with the vision of Darth Vader.

Luke travelled to Dagobah to start his Jedi training while the crew of the Falcon experienced hyperdrive troubles and ducked into the asteroid field near Hoth to make quick repairs. The asteroid that C-3PO picked for their repairs turned out disastrous. First, while Han was fixing the engines, he realized that he had left his spare hydrospanner on Hoth, and that his main set was with his old friend, Lando Calrissian on Bespin.

They then made the incredible discovery that they had landed not in a cave, but the mouth of a record-size space slug, and barely escaped, only to fly out of the asteroid field and into a Star Destroyer. With some quick thinking on Han's part, they managed to fly out with the garbage, fooling all on the Star Destroyer but Admiral Thrawn and Boba Fett. The Falcon and her crew limped to Bespin, taking an entire hour to get there, rather than the five minutes it would have taken by hyperdrive.

Meanwhile, Luke had arrived on Dagobah to continue his training under the tutelage of Master Yoda. He passed the first test with a little help from a friend, John, and started his training. He was well on his way to becoming a Jedi Knight when Yoda and Obi-Wan saw a possible future on Bespin, and sent him off to fix it. As a result, he dueled Vader, losing his right hand, and, more importantly, his lightsaber, in the process.

Confrontations (TFM)

Darth Vader dueling Luke on Bespin and cutting off his right hand.

Leia and Han wound up having dinner with Vader, Leia's father, before Han was frozen in carbonite and taken away by Boba Fett, who was going to collect the bounty on his head, placed there by Jabba the Hutt. In a vain effort to free their friend, Leia, Lando, and Chewie, with the help of Lobot, freed themselves from the Domain stormtroopers and escaped in the Falcon. They were trying to leave the planet when they ran into a cloud bank and wound up underneath the city again, where Leia accidentally caught Luke as he fell from his duel.

With the whole gang together again (with the exception of Han) and the hyperdrive fixed, the crew of the Falcon returned to fleet, where they expected to drop off Luke, Leia, and the droids before continuing on to Tatooine to rescue Han from the clutches of the crimelord. However, things did not go quite as planned. As Luke was working on getting his hand-eye coordination back, he stumbled into the Falcon. Leia chased him down, bringing C-3PO and R2 with her, and they were stuck in the Falcon as the rest of the Fleet took off. They decided to go rescue Han anyway and flew off to Tatooine.

Part III - Return of the Cheddar

Season 2 Part III: Return of the Cheddar
Luke Skywalker has returned to<br> 
his home planet of Tatooine, <br>
although he wasn’t supposed to, <br>
in an attempt to rescue his<br>
friend Han Solo from the<br>
clutches of the slimy gangsta<br>
Jabba da Hutt. <br>

Despite reason, Luke’s prediction<br>
of the GALACTIC DOMAIN’S<br>
secret construction on a new<br>
armored space station even<br>
more powerful than the first<br>
dreaded Death Star has come<br>
true. <br>

When completed, this ultimate<br>
weapon will spell, um…something<br>
with those specific letters in it, <br>
for the small band of rebels<br>
struggling to restore the facts<br>
of canon to the galaxy…

Qui-Gon: “Not so fast, Palpatine.
Frank: “Your reign of terror has gone quite far enough.
Sidious: “Qui-Gon Jinn, the benevolent Jedi Master, aren’t you dead?
Qui-Gon: “Far from it, Darth Sidious, the mastermind behind it all. Frank, who is invincible at the limbo and I have been keeping tabs on your actions and the actions of all the major characters in the galaxy. And, Sidious, your time has come. As a Culprit, you must pay. It is time for you to leave us.
Qui-Gon Jinn and Frank confronting Sidious aboard the Death Star II

Luke&#039;splan

Luke revealing his plan to the group

Once on Tatooine, the rescuers decided to send the droids first, and they would follow up afterward, in case the droids failed. The group split up and started their rescue mission. R2-D2 and C-3PO arrived at Jabba’s palace and immediately started negotiations for Han Solo’s life. R2-D2, however, suffers a temporary selective memory loss and forgets that he carries a message. Seeing the plan begin to fail, Luke sends Leia in with Chewie to try and infiltrate the palace.

Lando and Lobot went into the palace undercover, in the guise of guards, and Leia pretended to deliver Chewie for a bounty. Shortly after, Luke entered, escorted by Bib Fortuna. The almost Jedi Knight attempted to Mind Trick Jabba, but failed, and the pair wound up in a rather mindless argument while Leia sneaked over and freed Han. The entire group wound up captured and taken to the Sarlacc, where they were scheduled for execution.

At the Sarlacc, Luke assessed the situation and resorted to his plan B. He had arranged it before had with Lando for him to carry his lightsaber hilt as part of his helmet, and the plan had been for Luke to be able to quickly grab it in case of emergency. Luke and Lando, however, were separated and Luke was forced to reevaluate his plan. He used the plank he was being forced onto to leap across the gap and attempt to retrieve his lightsaber hilt. He missed in the process and landed in the sand on the opposite side of Jabba’s skiff.

Lando and Lobot, then, leaped across, knocking the guards off the skiff. Boba Fett flew over, landed on the skiff, knocking Lobot off. Lando fought him hand-to-hand, but was nearly defeated when Leia knocked him off the skiff, next to the guards already disposed of. After picking Luke up, the group left Tatooine, where Luke returned to Dagobah to finish his training and the others returned to the Rebel fleet.

Becomingkight

Yoda conducting a ceremony to knight Luke as a Jedi

On Dagobah, Luke discovered that the only thing he had left to do before becoming a Jedi Knight was to sign a contract, given to him by Yoda, and duel Darth Vader. It was here that Obi-Wan revealed that Leia was Luke's sister, which Luke was somewhat unsurprised with, since the old Jedi had accidentally given that surprise away at their first meeting. From there, Luke returned to the Rebel fleet, ready for his next assignment.

Luke arrived in time to join the assault team whose mission was to destroy the shield bunker protecting the Domain's new superweapon, the Death Star II, located on the Forest Moon of Endor. Led by Han, the group arrived on Endor and was immediately faced with trouble. Scouts were positioned almost directly behind their landing point and fled to inform the Domain. Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie were forced to pursue them in order to keep their presence unknown. Han and Chewie’s speeder broke down due to the extra weight Chewie added, leaving Leia and Luke to follow the scouts.

They managed to take down the scouts, but the two were separated in the mean time. Luke returned to the shuttle where he informed the team of their separation. Meanwhile, in the forest, Leia stumbled upon a tribe of indigenous species, known as the Ewoks. They welcomed her into their tribe and gave her safe haven. The team, after learning of her disappearance, immediately went in search of her. During their search, they were caught in a trap crafted by the same species. The Ewoks took the team to their village where they threatened to sacrifice C-3PO to Luke, Han, and Chewie, who they saw as their deities. Luke managed to rescue C-3PO just as Leia appeared.

BattleofEndor(tfm)

The Strike team waits to storm the shield generator bunker

After the reunion, Luke took Leia aside to talk with her. When he was finally able to tell her, since she kept interrupting him with random love stories, he informed her that he was going to leave to confront Vader to complete his training. During this talk, Leia revealed to Luke that Vader was his father. Luke threatened to disown his family name, but Leia talked him out of it. Luke quickly left and turned himself in.

The next morning, the team set out to blow up the shield bunker. The Ewoks led the group to the rear entrance. The Ewoks managed to distract most of the guards, allowing the team to reach the entrance and splice their way in. Once inside, Han tricked the rest of the guards to leave the bunker in search of Champaign for a fake celebration while he planted charges.

The Domain garrison who went in search of the Champaign met up with Luke, who turned himself in. When they arrived at the destroyed bunker, the commander had Luke escorted to Darth Vader and the Emperor. The garrison then went in search of Han and the team, meeting them at the shuttle, preventing them from leaving. The Ewoks intervened, along with Chewie, and took out the Domain garrison.

Season2ending

Anakin giving up his image as Darth Vader on Endor

Luke was taken aboard the Death Star II where he was confronted and tempted by Darth Sidious. Sidious managed to coax Luke into dueling Vader, which resulted in Vader losing his right hand once again. Luke, however, refused to kill his father. Sidious took this as a sign of weakness and attempted to electrocute Luke. Vader, upon seeing his son suffering, dealt with Sidious, casting him off the platform. In this moment, Vader redeemed himself and returned to the Anakin he was before his transformation. Sidious was not defeated and returned to take them both out when Qui-Gon Jinn and Frank arrived. Qui-Gon confronted Sidious and knocked him into a deep pit, thus ending his reign.

While this was happening, Lando led his group into the Death Star II, where they were about to destroy the shield generator once and for all. After a final battle between Lando and Boba Fett, the small task force succeeded in disabling the generator and escaped the battle station. The Rebel Alliance returned to the surface of Endor, where they celebrated their victory with the Ewoks. Before the Death Star II started to disassemble, Darth Sidious leaped back up from the pit revealing that he was not dead, vowing to get revenge.

Episodes

Episode 1: Escaping the Fist (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) (script)
Episode 2: Crash Landing (script)
Episode 3: Hero’s Calling (script)
Episode 4: Lost and Confused (script)
Episode 5: Obi-Wan’s Home (script)
Episode 6: Exploding Developments (script)
Episode 7: Cantina (script)
Episode 8: Leaving Tatooine (script)
Episode 9: Death Star (script)
Episode 10: Rescuing the Princess (script)
Episode 11: Epic Dual (script)
Episode 12: Yavin IV (script)
Episode 13: Final Showdown (script)
Episode 14: Hoth (script)
Episode 15: Rescuing Luke (script)
Episode 16: Battle of Hoth (script)
Episode 17: Fleeing Hoth (script)
Episode 18: Asteroid (script)
Episode 19: Escaping Death’s Bite (script)
Episode 20: Dagobah (script)
Episode 21: The Vision (script)
Episode 22: Bespin (script)
Episode 23: Meal With Vader (script)
Episode 24: Confrontations (script)
Episode 25: Fleet Assembly (script)
Episode 26: Deal with Jabba (script)
Episode 27: Dune Sea (script)
Episode 28: Jedi Knight (script)
Episode 29: Plan the Attack (script)
Episode 30: Endor (script)
Episode 31: Ewok Village (script)
Episode 32: The Skywalkers (script)
Episode 33: Battle of Endor (script)
Episode 34: Redemption (script)
Episode 35: Destroy Death Star (script)

Production

Writing

Writing for the script of Season 2 started shortly after filming was completed for Part II of Season 1. It took almost an entire year to write, as the rough draft was written in a personal notebook belonging to one of the creators. The final draft was typed up and sent to each actor, as at the time, they were located on two different continents. The final draft of Season 2: Part I was completed in August 2008, where the final draft of Part III was finished in January 2009.

There were slight modifications made between the rough draft and the final draft as the screenwriter sought to fit it to the continuity of the series better. Many of the ideas had been thought up during the writing of the Season 1 scripts and were inconsistent with the direction the two creators had decided to go with the series. The script was set up that the end of Season 2 could be a finale if a third season was unable to go into production; however, a Season 3 was started after the completion of the Season 2 script to prepare for the possibility.

Filming

Principle filming for Season 2 started on August 22, 2008. The filming for Season 2 took on a new look, using a high-definition camcorder to film most of the shots used in the film. The original standard definition camcorder was used, however, briefly. The director also decided to change the angle of shot, noticing that Season 1 was filmed from more of distance. He rectified this by bringing the camcorder closer to the characters as well as lower, not always relying on a tripod for stability, doing what he called, “up-close and personal”. He would often use a binder or another form of a prop to angle the camcorder down, still, without being so far away from the characters.

2,379 pictures were taken for the stop-motion animation segments and episodes during filming for Season 2. This was more than what was taken for Season 1, which totaled 1,986 pictures. The increase in pictures was attributed to the advancement in effects when dealing with stop-motion characters. While filming The Fanon Menace: A Day in the Life of a Stormtrooper, the director was able to develop a few tricks-of-the-trade in giving the figures gestures to make the movements flow smoother than in Season 1, where many scenes seemed choppy.

Music and sound

The music for Season 2 consisted mainly of tracks from the Original Trilogy composed by John Williams. The director was able to use an uninterrupted track, or two depending on the length of the episode, during production. This was unlike the choppy version in Season 1, where the music would have to cut whenever someone had to speak.

The director was also able to include sound effects into the series, similar to The Fanon Menace: A Day in the Life of a Stormtrooper. However, for Season 2, he was able to include them straight into the first project file instead of having to create multiple ones for voice over, music, and sound effects. Since the program allowed for many audio tracks as needed, the director was able to edit within one workspace, keeping the quality higher.

Release

The first episode of Season 2 was released on September 19, 2008 and aired until June 5, 2009. The director decided to change the release date from Tuesday to Friday as he had the entire day to upload. This gave him leverage in case the episode did not upload correctly or at all, he could fix it. Both a teaser and a trailer for Season 2 were released on YouTube, preparing viewers for the season.

On October 24, 2008, the director experienced some technical difficulties with the program he was using to produce the episodes of Season 2. The program would not allow him to export the project into a usable video file for uploading. This delayed the series for a few episodes until the problem was solved.

DVD release

The plan was to release a two-disc DVD, like the first season, including teasers, trailers, a spin-off series, and a behind the scenes. However, the director abandoned the behind the scenes saying that it would be both difficult to film with the creators in separate countries and that the important information about the series was explained in the Season 1 behind the scenes. The director did release a new spin-off short called The Fanon Menace: 25, mimicking the real-world series 24, which portrayed six twenty-five hour days of Corellian Security Force agent Jack Buaer’s work. This was in response to the positive feedback given to Season 1’s spin-off, The Fanon Menace: A Day in the Life of a Stormtrooper.

Appearances

Cast

  • Anakin Skywalker....Josh McGraw
  • Bail Organa....Jonathan Racey
  • Beru Lars....Rebekah MacTavish
  • Bib Fortuna....Jonathan Racey
  • Boba Fett....Jonathan Racey
  • Biggs Darklighter....Josh McGraw
  • C-3PO....Seth Hoover
  • Captain Pellaeon....Seth Hoover
  • Captain Piett....Seth Hoover
  • Chewbacca....Jonathan Racey
  • Cleigg Lars....Jonathan Racey
  • Dak Ralter....Jonathan Racey
  • Darth Sidious....Seth Hoover
  • Darth Vader....Seth Hoover
  • Domain Crewman....Jonathan Racey
  • Domain Lieutenant....Josh McGraw
  • Domain Officer....Rebekah MacTavish
  • Domain Pilot....Jonathan Racey
  • Domain Sensor Operator....Joshua McGraw
  • Ewoks....Rebekah MacTavish
  • Frank....Josh McGraw
  • General Dodonna....Josh McGraw
  • General Veers....Seth Hoover
  • Grand Admiral Mitth'raw'nuruodo....Josh McGraw
  • Grand Moff Tarkin....Seth Hoover
  • Han Solo....Seth Hoover
  • Jawa....Jonathan Racey
  • Jabba the Hutt....Jonathan Racey
  • Lando Calrissian....Joshua McGraw
  • Leia Organa Skywalker....Rebekah MacTavish
  • Lobot....Seth Hoover
  • Luke Skywalker....Seth Hoover
  • Mon Mothma....Rebekah MacTavish
  • Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi/Force Ghost Obi....Josh McGraw
  • Owen Lars....Jonathan Racey
  • Qui-Gon Jinn....Seth Hoover
  • R2-D2....sound effects
  • Rebel Mercenaries....Joshua McGraw
  • Rebel Pilot....Jonathan Racey
  • Rebel Transport Operator....Rebekah MacTavish
  • Scout trooper....Joshua McGraw
  • TK-421....Josh McGraw
  • TK-422....Seth Hoover
  • Wedge Antilles....Josh McGraw
  • Yoda/John....Seth Hoover

Characters

  • Beru Lars, wife of the owner of the homestead
  • Boba Fett, competent bounty hunter
  • Biggs Darklighter, Luke's long-time friend from the past
  • C-3PO, bringer of bad news
  • Chewbacca, who is afraid of the dark
  • Cleigg Lars, former owner of the homestead
  • Dak Ralter, who hangs around Luke 'cause he thinks he's cool
  • Darth Sidious, the mastermind behind it all
  • Darth Vader, dum-dum-dum-da-dum-dum-da-dum-dum
  • General Dodonna, Santa Clause in disguise
  • General Veers, the good bad-guy general
  • Grand Moff Tarkin, who mixes up his words
  • Han Solo, formerly known as Indiana Jones
  • IG-88, souped-up nice mechanized embodiment of destruction
  • Jabba the Hutt, the creepy slug thing that eats bugs
  • Lando Calrissian, the only good-looking guy around
  • Leia Organa Skywalker, who is sympathetic to stormtroopers
  • Lobot, the brains and brawn of Lando Calrissian, the only good-looking guy around
  • Luke Skywalker, who still has adolescence to go
  • Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi/Force Ghost Obi, who can still do an amazing Jedi Backflip
  • Owen Lars, owner of the homestead
  • R2-D2, who has selective memory loss
  • Ryluk Shouja, stud of a background guy in the cantina
  • Stormtroopers, those guys in white who can’t shoot
  • Tesh Vohore, background guy in the cantina
  • TK-421, the omnipresent stormtrooper
  • TK-422, the omnipresent partner of TK-421, the omnipresent stormtrooper
  • Wedge Antilles, Luke’s long-time friend from the future
  • Yoda/John, the dyslexic Jedi Master

Creatures

  • Acklay (Mentioned only)
  • Krayt dragon
  • Mutated Nerf
  • Mynock (Mentioned only)
  • Rancor (Mentioned only)
  • Wampa

Locations

  • Alderaan (Mentioned only)
  • Dagobah
    • Swamp
    • Yoda's House
  • Endor
    • Domain Shield Generator
    • Ewok-shaped Tree
    • Jungle
    • Tree-shaped Ewok
  • Hoth
    • Frozen Wastelands
    • Han's base
  • Hoth asteroid field
  • Tatooine
    • Anchorhead (Mentioned only)
    • Dune Sea
    • Homestead
    • Jabba's Palace
    • Junland Wastes
    • Mos Eisley
  • Yavin IV

Vehicles

  • 74-Z speeder
  • All Terrain Armored Transport
  • All Terrain Scout Transport
  • Cloud City Twin-Pod Cloud Car
  • Firespray-31-class patrol and attack craft
  • Imperial I-class Star Destroyer
  • MC80a Cruiser
  • Multi-Troop Transport (modified for hyperspace travel)
  • X-wing starfighter
  • YT-1300 light freighter
  • Y-wing starfighter

Organizations

  • Galactic Domain
  • Remnants of the Jedi Order
  • Rebel Alliance
  • Sith Order
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