Darth Maul was a really good character in the Star Wars prequels. For a series bogged down by characters like Jar Jar Binks and the Trade Federation reps, Darth Maul’s unique presence carried his own as a mysterious force that was felt rather than tolerated. It was like seeing celebrity in a student film. With a Boba Fett-esque allure, Darth Maul was a silent badass who made your brain explode the first time you saw him bust out the second part of the lightsaber bō. But like Fett, Maul exited the cinematic saga of Star Wars in a less-than-ideal way. It might’ve just been it was too soon to say goodbye, which is why this 17-minute fan-made movie is the best sort of fan fiction, a focused narrative that delivers the goods we either miss or didn’t get in the first place. Behold Darth Maul, the radical villain you root for.