Revisiting Rubio’s TROOPS

Ten years ago… back in 1997, Kevin Rubio directed a little film called TROOPS. The premise was simple: what if TV show “COPS” took place in the Star Wars universe?

Back then, the web was still new… and internet video had barely taken its first baby steps. But TROOPS took the world by storm, the first fan film online hit, not just because of its great production values and special effects, but because of its storytelling and comedic timing.

In 1992, Kevin Rubio was honored by the official Lucasfilm “Star Wars Fan Film Awards” with a special award as Fan Film Pioneer for the film.

With announcements about Kevin’s next creation — Red 5 Comic’s Abyss — coming soon, we thought this would be a good time to rewatch TROOPS, or experience it for the first time.

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