There is a lot of nerd debate between which is the better series, Star Wars or Star Trek, but let’s break it down to the real brass tacks. Obviously Kirk and Solo are the coolest characters from either series, and as they are both Captains the question is who would win in a fight?
I think I need to break it down to two different sub questions: fist fight or gun fight. Unfortunately we don’t have many examples of Han Solo’s hand to hand fighting ability, while Kirk seems to excel at it. I seem to recall Solo being pretty worthless in the rescue from Jabba until he got a blaster in his hand. On the other hand, he got that scar on his chin somehow. However, I think Kirk would prevail in a straight up fight, at least if he has enough room for a couple of shoulder rolls.
In a gun fight I think I will have to go with Solo. He is a practiced marksmen and quick draw expert, and does not hesitate to pull the trigger as Greedo found out when Han shot first. Also, blasters are way cooler looking and sounding than phasers.
Milienium Falcoln versus Enterprise I’ll save for another day. The Falcoln image I got from Dave’s Star Wars tshirt collection.
Darth Vader’s original surname was Skywalker. He knows he had kids at some point. If Yoda and Obi Wan wanted to keep the kids hidden from Darth why did Luke grow up with the surname of Skywalker? Is it really smart to hide a kid in a way that a modest Google search would uncover him? I mean, even if I didn’t believe my kids were alive I think I might Google my own name once in a while just to see what pops up. Dave has a service on Google that alerts him every time his business or this blog pops up somewhere. If I were a powerful Jedi and knew that my relatives were possibly strong with the force I think I might have that service set up for the name “Skywalker” just in case some long lost cousin surfaced that I could potentially recruit.
Dave’s already pissed. These things bug him a lot. The image I got from his massive Star Wars tshirt collection. What a nerd.
Sorry to go back to this one, but this movie has a bunch of things that I have to wonder about. Dave would say it’s because Lucas is an incompetent move making moron, but I think when he wrote it he figured the movie would appeal more to kids than adults and therefore didn’t have to bother with stuff like continuity or making sense. Kind of like when you are telling kids the story of Santa Claus you really don’t have too get to deep into his back story.
So the question for the day is this: If the Trade Federation was going to conquer Naboo and the only real target was the capital city, why did they set their entire army on the opposite side of the planet and then travel over land? I would park my army outside the gates. It was established that Naboo really didn’t have much in the way of defenses, but even if they did I think it would be worth losing a few more droids in order to not give them weeks to prepare a defense. For that matter, given the fact that the army seemed to moving a leisurely walk, it could have taken months to get there.
You might ask how I know that they landed on the other side of the planet. Well, the fact is the quickest way to the Naboo city was through the planets core implying a distance of at least several thousand miles.
Dumb question, but it has been bugging me. The Republic logo I found in Dave’s Star Wars tshirt collection.
It looks like Sly Stallone and the rest of the producers for the Expendables 2 are caving into fan pressure and making the movie rated R. I am actually cool with that, as I am personally responsible for some of that outraged fan pressure. I posted twice on this blog bitching about it and am glad to see that sometimes spinelessness works for the little guy.
Now if only we could get George Lucas to actually listen to his fans and ex fans and maybe make a movie that doesn’t suck. Actually I would be cool if he just undid all the horrible stuff he did to the original trilogy like making Greedo shoot first. You know, George, listening to what the people who put money in your pocket want really isn’t a bad thing to do.
This Lego Star Wars shirt image I found in Dave’s Star Wars tshirts. I played the game and it is weirdly fun.
The other thing I want Lucas to not do is not make a Star Wars TV show like he plans to and not have it involve time travel so he can use every era he created. These things always suck. Talk about beating a dead horse.
So while listening to Geektime this morning I heard that the new Star Wars Kinnect will be coming out soon. I don’t really have any problem with that. The problem I have is that it is supposed to include a dance off feature where you can dance against or as Darth Vader. This is wrong on so many levels it boggles my mind. This Vader image is from the Star Wars tshirts, by the way.
It seems pretty obvious now that not only was George Lucas specifically not responsible for all the things that made Star Wars great but actually does not get the movies himself at all and possible has never actually watched them. Darth Vader should never dance. The very idea of him dancing is so wrong that anyone suggesting it should probably be executed for the good of humanity. Darth Vader is in all ways cool, menacing, and deadly. The only people dancing around him should be the people he is force choking for failure.
However, it seems pretty obvious that Lucas really doesn’t care one bit about Star Wars and would willingly show any of his characters engaged in illegal and immoral sexual acts if someone offered him enough money. He started it with the Holiday Special and has steadily spiraled down and down. By the way, his dumb 3D Phantom Menace comes out this weekend. Join me in specifically not seeing this opus and no longer supporting him in any way.