The Gathering Shadow

The Star Wars Episode III scrolling intro is out, for you Star Wars fans who just can’t wait for the next crumb to drop from Lucas’ table. Here’s the first half of it:

It is a time of uncertainty. The empire’s ambiguous tariff statutes mandate close reexamination of galactic import quotas. Interim Princess Agoomba has co-chaired a subcommittee to draft amendments to existing trade policies. Meanwhile, regulatory agencies are being heavily lobbied by a consortium of mercantile interest groups and their suppliers to streamline loading restrictions for Class C cargo vessels…

Update: Those of you who didn’t get the joke; it’s a Simpsons reference, from the episode where they parodied Star Wars: The Phantom Menace with “Cosmic Wars: The Gathering Shadow.” More Star Wars references in the Simpsons here.