'Star Wars' AT-AT walkers invade Sochi Olympics

If you think the Russian terrain is rough, try Hoth. This hilarious "Star Wars" mashup of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics shows that skiers make great target practice for Imperial Walkers.

Video screenshot by Leslie Katz/CNET

Finding the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics rather dull? Add some AT-AT walkers from "Star Wars" shooting lasers at downhill skiers and you have a sport worth watching.

This "Star Wars" - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics mashup video aired on TV2 Denmark's show "Natholdet med Anders Breinholt" (Night Shift with Anders Breinholt), with humorous results. You don't need to speak the language to appreciate AT-AT's attacking unsuspecting Olympic athletes.

This isn't the first time "Star Wars" and winter sports have merged for our entertainment. Fans shot a video of a snowboarding Rebel Pilot being chased down a snowy hillside by Imperial Snowtroopers. Then of course, there was this year's epic AT-AT sled that raced in Michigan's Cardboard Classic.

But this is the first time, at least as far as know, that AT-ATs successfully shot down pesky skiers during the Winter Olympics. Now if they would only add angry Wampas to the curling event, they'd really have something.

(Via Nerdist)

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Crave freelancer Bonnie Burton is the best-selling author of "The Star Wars Craft Book" and host of the Web show "Geek DIY." When she's not writing or vlogging about sci-fi pop culture, robot fighters, and taco-delivery drones, she enjoys acting out Benedict Cumberbatch replicant fantasies with her Admiral Sackbar puppet. E-mail Bonnie.

 

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