It wasn’t until Star Wars: The Force Awakens that we got an insight into what it must be like to be a Stormtrooper. In Benjamin Eck’s fan film Jakku: First Wave, the helmets are off and the tension palpable for three stormtroopers, who are about to join the battle against the rebels on Jakku.
As the trio prepare themselves for deployment, they open up about the reasons why they joined the Empire, with one of them simply doing so because he liked the armour. You can sense the nervousness of them in Eck’s wonderful short film. It’s also fairly heartbreaking, since none of them survived.