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For the April Fools episode, see Episode 3 (April Fools).


Episode 3
Release date Unknown
Note(s) • Not yet released
Credits Harry Partridge
Joyce Oder
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The third episode of Starbarians is the second of a three-part story that began with the second episode. As of 16 August 2013, half of the episode has been completed.[1][2]

This episode will presumably be titled "The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living and Became Mixed up with the Starbarians (Part 2)", and should not be confused with the April Fools episode of the same name.

Development Edit

See also: The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living and Became Mixed up with the Starbarians (Part 1)#Development

Footage that may be from this episode has featured briefly in both "2013 Teaser"[3] and "Motion Blur Test":[4] the first of which shows Killgar and Hogstrong facing the Eternoid leader on the primitive planet at nighttime, and the latter which shows a work-in-progress mouth-less Hogstrong as Partridge experiments with motion blur.

On 5 April 2014, Partridge tweeted that following his work on "Back To Tamriel" and something else, he would return to Starbarians.[5]

After uploading a photo of Killgar and Hogstrong action figures on 31 May 2014,[6] Partridge explained that episode 4 was almost finished and it was episode 3 that wasn't.[7]

Partridge produced a short live-action video for the French dub of "Episode 1.5" (released on 7 September 2014) featuring the action figures of Killgar and Hogstrong, where he stated that he was currently working on the next episode of Starbarians (presumably referring to this episode).[8][9]

In an update video posted on YouTube on 1 October 2014, Partridge assured his audience that he was still active and again reiterated that episode 3 was still being worked on and episode 4 was almost completed. He stated that when episodes 2, 3, and 4 were all going to be one episode, he wrote the beginning and end first before deciding to divide it into multiple episodes, and he had been too busy with commissions to work on the middle part for much of the year.[10]

Partridge again stated that he was continuing work on the episode on 23 November 2014 after finishing commissions for his followers on Twitter.[11] He later stated on 27 November that he was "grinding [his] right hand in to dust animating Starbarians".[12]

On 6 March 2015, Brian Sadler tweeted that he was composing music for the upcoming Starbarians and posted a screenshot.[13]

The episode was then-expected to be completed within August 2015. Partridge expressed hope that further episodes will take significantly shorter to produce following a planned Patreon campaign.[14]

On 18 March 2017, Partridge uploaded a still screenshot[15] and an animated .gif[16] showcasing line art of Killgar. When asked, he joked that the episode would be released in at least six years' time.[17] In a more serious tone, he stated his intent to put more effort into Starbarians in 2017 and into "definitely bringing them back in some form."[18] On 23 March he posted another .gif of Killgar.[19]

Previews Edit

Episode 3 gif

A short preview highlighting a battle between the Eternoids and natives of the primitive planet.

A thirty-five second preview of the episode, which sees Killgar and Hogstrong introducing themselves to the Eternoids on the primitive planet, was posted to YouTube on 24 April 2015. The video description stated, "Getting closer."[20]

On 10 January 2016, when Benjamin Daniel (Benzaie) of Channel Awesome (who works on the French dub) asked Partridge on Twitter for any more news on the episode, Partridge answered that he "[couldn't] say when", saying that "[his] life is a huge mess right now". However, he did post three pictures[21] and an animated .gif[22] of the upcoming episode.

April FoolsEdit

Main article: Episode 3 (April Fools)

On 1 April 2017, Partridge released an episode of Starbarians initially titled "Episode 3", before the "(April Fools)" amendment,[23] which pokes fun at this episode's long development time and uses it as an April Fools' Day joke.[24][25]

Gallery Edit

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References Edit

(view template) Episodes
Episodes The Starbarians' DieEpisode 1.5The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living and Became Mixed up with the Starbarians (Part 1)Episode 3
Miscellaneous Space OperaAnimaticTeaserEpisode 3 (April Fools)

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