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    200 storm troopers to march in Rose Parade

    MSNBC: 200 storm troopers to march in Rose Parade

    Not long from now, in our very own galaxy, the “Star Wars Spectacular” will bring an intergalactic spirit — and 200 storm troopers — to the 118th annual Tournament of Roses parade.
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    Other “Star Wars” characters will ride floats in the parade. Four Ewoks will be aboard the Forest Moon of Endor float, from the “Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi” era. The Naboo: The Garden Planet float, from the recent “Star Wars” trilogy, will carry three Queens of Naboo and two Jedi protectors.
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    All I can say is that it is quite a relief to discover that you are talking about Star Wars storm troopers.

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    I know one of the guys who was in that formation from my time playing Star Wars Galaxies. Awesome group.

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    And I fell asleep!
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    I saw it on TV. Their outfits looked just as uncomfortable in the parade as the ones in the movies.

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    And they got to walk miles in them. (Caught a replay on the Travel Channel.)
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    The 501st practicing: LA Times Photo Gallery (May require registration, or just Google up your own Storm Troopers Rose Parade images.)

    LA Times: Taking Rose Parade by stormtrooper

    Jorge Candelas spent eight months perfecting the look of his Imperial biker scout uniform.

    He watched the "Star Wars" movies over and over, making sure the plastic armor on his uniform sat at just the right angle.

    He endured teasing from his father, who calls him his "8-year-old who never grew up."
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    Googled up this photo.
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    Saw it on television. There was something so wrong about Darth Vader happily marching and waving to the crowd.

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    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    They kept better step than the Marines.

    I liked the Dragon float.

    Too many bands.

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    There are always that many bands. (The only one I, personally, care about is Tournament Band, and that because odds are good I'll know at least one of the directors.)
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