Doc Vader, Episode I: The Pager Menace

There has been a disturbance in the Force, as if millions of archaic pagers beeped together at once, and were suddenly silenced. The Empire, with its draconian communication and privacy regulations, has brought the Jedi to their knees, forcing the use of ancient technology from a WAY less elegant time. But the Farce has awakened, have you felt it?

In Episode I, the #pagermenace foreshadows an epic conflict between archaic communications of the past and a coming future of secure, seamless, patient-centered and team-based technology. But the shadow of the overhead page looms over all…

Episode II: The Clone Wards reveals the true power of the Dark Side of poor communication (WARNING: not for the faint of heart)…

Episode III: Revenge of the Fax is the climactic conclusion to the saga wherein Doc Vader faces his greatest adversary yet…coming soon!

Thanks to Backline by DrFirst for helping make my childhood fantasy of starring in and producing a real Star Wars movie a reality. They’re focused on building solutions that help the entire healthcare team communicate easily, securely, and with nary a pager or fax machine in sight. Check it out at http://pagermenace.com!

Watch the original trailer here!

 

Credits:

Written by ZDoggMD, Tom Hinueber, Dr. Harry, and Doc Quixote

Cinematography by Variables of Light.

Shot on location at our favorite local Las Vegas hospital.

Original music and sound engineering by Devin Moore and ZDoggMD

Directed by Tom Hinueber

 

Starring:

 

ZDoggMD as Doc Vader

Dr. Christine Estrada (a real-life palliative care physician) as Human Resources Lady

Ethan O’Donnell as Rebel Scum Medical Student

 

Crew:

Chanston Bender

Logan Stewart

Tom Hinueber

 

  • Susan Regan

    Hippa hippa hippa

  • Joe Sixpack

    Wow. You know when something’s so unfunny it’s funny? This went right past that, and back into the realm of painfully unfunny. Unless pain killers are prescribed – so be sure to see your “DrFirst!” (Sorry folks – not much to work with here – that was my best attempt to give them some branding value for their $ on this. Geeze – you guys gotta hire me to do your parodies. So many directions you could have gone with on this, and THAT’S what gets the greenlight?)

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