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.
I’m torn on this. On the one hand, kids of all ages and dorks like Dave will probably enjoy it quite a bit. On the other hand, Lego has toys, video games, t-shirts, telephones, keyboards, and pretty much anything else you can use to fleece your fan base. They are effectively the Kiss of the toy world. Do they really need to make a movie?
I also kind of expect the lengths they will go to to include every aspect of the Lego universe will get annoying after a while. Also, will this movie be about Lego toys that run around like Toy Story, or will it be a world adventure where all the characters happen to be Legos? In other words, is it going to be derivative or just lame?
Dave is threatening to throw stuff at me so I will wrap it up quick. This image from Dave’s Starwars trilogy t shirts was the best I could find for a Lego image. You would think he would stock more Lego stuff given he has been collecting them since he was three and will talk about his collection forever at the drop of a hat.
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.