The trailer begins with an ominous deep voice intoning: “There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?”
It moves to a panicked sailor popping his head up like a Jedi did in the first “Force Awakens” trailer:
And to another sailor firing up a maintenance vehicle:
And then, in the comedic clincher, to a mop bucket rolling across a deck floor with the noises of a famous “Star Wars” robot in the background. Yes: There’s a robot mop bucket in this film:
Toward the end, a light saber even comes out on the ship’s deck:
The carrier, which recently returned to sea after a two-year maintenance period in Norfolk, Va., follows a long tradition of military units offering tributes to the movie franchise, as Checkpoint has previous outlined. It was created by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Delgado, a sailor on the ship.
No word yet on which sailors may join the Dark Side.
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