When the Enterprise hovers above San Francisco looking for more whales, the Empire (who presumably based themselves there in honor of their creator) takes exception to the intruder, and hit it with everything they’ve got, from AT-ATs to VTOL TIE fighters and even the ultimate weapon, in orbit around the planet. The joke here is that in this reality’s ’80s, Reagan’s “Star Wars” program was a LITERAL Star Wars program.
Note: if you had any issues whatsoever with the Enterprise being underwater in STID, you’ll have a physics-related conniption here. But I think that’d be failing to see the space battle for the skyscrapers, y’know?
Watch after the jump. The effects are impressive. Most impressive.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist