This is the Closest You’ll Probably Ever Get to Riding a Star Wars Speederbike

It’s December, and these days it means it’s the most wonderful time of the year — and by that I mean Star Wars season apparently. One of the most iconic scenes out of the original trilogy is, of course, the speederbike chase in Return of the Jedi. Most of us dreamed of tearing through the woods on a 74-Z as kids, but as they run on fictional technology it seemed an unachievable one.

Until now.

Sort of.

Close enough, really.

A fan film by Devin Super Tramp was uploaded this week which reproduced the famous speederbike scene with modified Jetovators (a jet ski powered flying water bike). I’ve embedded it below if you want to take a look. It’s pretty damned neat.

And here’s the behind the scenes video to explain how they shot the film (and modified the bikes) to spoil a little bit of the movie magic for you:

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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