What do you get when you cross a badass little girl with the scene in Star Wars where Vader first reveals his Force Choke power? You get one awesome commercial for the Xbox Kinect, that’s what…especially when she finds your lack of faith disturbing.
The commercial isn’t just cool because of the little girl. It’s nifty because, for a fraction of a second, I thought this was the original Star Wars footage. The actors who play the Imperial officers resemble their 1977 counterparts in an amusing way.
A piece of geek-related trivia: actor Clint Howard made a brief appearance here. Howard had a small but iconic role in the Star Trek episode, “The Corbomite Maneuver.” “This is tranya! I hope you relish it as much as I!” I assume he realizes how recognizable he is.
Star Wars Kinect, which will be released on April 3, will give players the ability to wield Force powers, as well as a lightsaber, through the Kinect’s controller-free, motion capture system.