I remember Windows 95 from when I was younger, not necessarily when it first came out because I was 5 after all but not that much later. It seemed perfectly normal to me at the time. It was slow, it made noise, but I was still patient with it. I must have been hard for me to wrap my head around the idea that they could be even faster than that. I still thought it was pretty fast already. The operating system itself looks pretty similar to what we have today with the same general features, albeit less advanced. I still had some good times, playing games and surfing what the internet was at the time which consisted of waiting 5 minutes for things to load. When I came across some videos where teens from today got to experience older computers running Windows 95. Their reactions left me a little dumfounded and just made me feel old. Maybe they’ll make you feel old too.
In my mind, one of the best things about the Star Wars prequel trilogy was the character of a Sith Apprentice named Darth Maul (Peter Serafinowicz). I thought he was pretty cool with his double-ended lightsaber (spoilers) but we never really got to know anything about him. After almost 17 years, we may have more now as some fans have went ahead and made their own film entitled Darth Maul: Apprentice. I will just say that this film is not short, clocking in at just under 18 minutes but I assure you that it is worth it.
I’ve always been a big fan of amateur films and amateur filmmaking. I don’t often get the chance to showcase a film while also supporting people that I know. I don’t really want to say too much more about the film as I feel like I would be giving it away. Just keep in mind that this is an amateur film and should be treated as such but I will say that it is better than most similar films I’ve seen. The film clocks in at slightly over 5 minutes so it shouldn’t take too much of your time. Enjoy!
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