Star Wars Fans (credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the teasers, trailers and hints haven’t sated your appetite for all things Star Wars in advance of the latest entry in the franchise, then it’s time to tap into the force of fan films.

These sometimes hilarious, sometimes awe-inspiring and always off-canon creations are showcases for the creativity of Star Wars fanatics. You’ve got to give them credit for piecing together trailer hints into logical themes, pulling off low-budget special effects, and acting in generally cheesy fashion.

And fear not — the Disney empire won’t be striking back. The company encourages these mash-ups, having revived the annual Star Wars Fan Film Awards in 2014 two years after buying Lucasfilm.

Here’s a mini-marathon playlist to get you primed for the premiere of
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”:

1. “Star Wars Fan” – Official Force Awakens Music Parody
(to tune of Rocket Man)

A musical tribute to Star Wars fans set to Elton John’s “Rocket Man.”

2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer sweded
A low-budget remake of “The Force Awakens” trailer.

3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fan Film
A special-effects laden duel, complete with Kylo Ren’s wicked lightsaber crossguard.

4. Sea Wars Trailer
The crew of the U.S. aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower remade the teaser trailer, complete with real-life fighter pilots.

5. Star Wars: THE FORCE AWAKENS SuperDuperCut with ALL new footage
A clever stitching together of various teasers and trailers to date, including bits from international trailers and voice-overs from previous films.

6. Epic Lightsaber Duel – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
A lightsaber fight that gets extra points for the choreography (note the behind the back parry)
and alternate endings.

7. Star Wars The Force Awakens Teaser – The Fan Films
Lightsaber boomerangs make this fan film scream “From Down Unda.”

8. Force-Full Imagination
An officially sanctioned fan film that riffs on characters from the prequel trilogy and “The Clone Wars” animated series.

9. Star Wars: The New Republic Anthology
A Boba Fett spin-off teaser premised on his escape from the sarlacc that swallowed him in
“Return of the Jedi.”

10. Star Wars: Modern Lightsaber Battle
Yet another lightsaber battle — this time taken to deliberately ridiculous extremes.
Watch for the Minecraft reference.

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