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I can't believe I ever rooted for the Rebels.

If you're a fan of Star Wars, Japanese animation, classic video games, or lovingly-made fan projects, watching this film will make you happy. If you're not a fan of any of those things, watching it might turn you into one.

The most amazing thing about TIE Fighter is that it was all the work of one man: Paul "OtaKing" Johnson. Johnson animated the entire thing in his spare time over four years, without even turning to crowdsourcing to help him. The only help he sought was in the audio department. The music is by Zak Rahman, and the sound editing was contributed by Joseph Leyva.

Sources: Paul "OtaKing" Johnson