“It’s really weird that people recognize me,” he says. “One time, this guy came up to me and said, ‘It’s fantastic to finally meet Commander Wickstrom.’ He didn’t even ask me if I was the guy from Chad Vader. He just knew.”
What’s next for Chad Vader? The creators have capitalized on the antihero’s popularity by selling T-shirts, coffee mugs, and a DVD of the entire series, all of which helps offset the costs of production. A second season is in the works, but as of press time, the release date was up in the air. Until then, viewers can chuckle at Chad’s bumbling attempts to rule Empire Market online at www.blamesociety.net.
Writer Erin Hueffner ’00 has watched every episode of Star Wars at least a thousand times. She has always wanted a pet Ewok.