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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2017 1:49 p.m. PST

"…Apparently, Rian Johnston's Episode VIII is going to be the episode of the new trilogy that has the goofy aliens in it. To add to the first two trilogies' Ewoks and Gungans, now rumors are circling that Luke Skywalker will have little animal companions on his hideaway Ahch-To. According to the Making Star Wars site, the unnamed aliens look… interesting. The actual description given is, "combine a puffin, a Furby, and Star Wars it up and you have yourself an idea of what this creature is. They're tinyómaybe 15 inches tall or so." …"
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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2017 2:07 p.m. PST

I have a bad feeling about this.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2017 3:16 p.m. PST

I too, feel a disturbance in the force: as though a million adults cried out--and were drowned out by the Mickey Marketeers. Ewoks for my son, and now Furbies (or Froys?) for my grandson. At least I was spared Gungans.

JMcCarroll10 Jan 2017 4:14 p.m. PST

Say it ain't so!
I hope nothing happens to the trucks carrying the monstrosities to Toys R Us. OK maybe I do.

thorr66610 Jan 2017 6:02 p.m. PST

I love ewoks

charared Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2017 6:20 p.m. PST

If they're anything as tasty as roast ewok, I'm all for it!

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2017 11:35 p.m. PST

I love ewoks

Me, too, with a little ketchup, maybe some barbecue sauce…

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2017 3:30 a.m. PST

Uuuuggghhh…..and….in the new "Star Trek" movies…..Scotty needs to ditch his oompa-loompa….

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2017 3:38 a.m. PST

Ewoks were vicious little bleeps fond of eating prisoners and clearly ready for war. This suggests that ewoks were, in fact, cannibals.

And the gungans were pretty cool aside from Jarjar and Boss Nass.

Mobius11 Jan 2017 4:48 a.m. PST

I love ewoks
Not when they are zombies.

They're tinyómaybe 15 inches tall or so.
Small enough to fit under next years Christmas tree.

Captain Gideon11 Jan 2017 8:08 a.m. PST

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut what's your beef with Boss Nass?

For me ALL the Gungans are cool INCLUDING JAR JAR BINKS and BOSS NASS.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2017 10:08 a.m. PST

Next movie… the vengance of JAR JAR BINKS!… (smile)


Just kidding Captain Gideon (smile).


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Armand

Personal logo Chuckaroobob Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2017 1:13 p.m. PST

Gotta have something to sell to the 7 year olds.

Ghostrunner11 Jan 2017 8:05 p.m. PST

I'm fine with it as long they aren't wiping out armored legions of troops with pointy sticks or poorly-chosen accents that make me want to seal my ears with superglue.

Captain Gideon12 Jan 2017 8:26 a.m. PST

You mean those armored legions of troops which had no independent thinking and controlled by one source where you take it out and down goes the whole army where they're all brokey?

And those pointy sticks which weren't pointy sticks at all but in fact were energy weapons that took out those clankers(as the Clones called them).

And those poorly-chosen accents(as you call them)were pretty decent IMHO.

It just too bad that you weren't able to superglue your fingers together so you wouldn't have to type this garbage anymore.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 10:04 a.m. PST

Let's all hold hands and sing the Ewok song!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 10:40 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Armand

Ghostrunner12 Jan 2017 2:11 p.m. PST

You mean those armored legions of troops which had no independent thinking and controlled by one source where you take it out and down goes the whole army where they're all brokey?

Nope… I meant the stormtroopers in Ep 6. But a single point of failure for C&C of your entire army is an equally silly plot device.

And those pointy sticks which weren't pointy sticks at all but in fact were energy weapons that took out those clankers(as the Clones called them).

Again – wrong battle.

And those poorly-chosen accents(as you call them)were pretty decent IMHO.

Good that you have an opinion.

It just too bad that you weren't able to superglue your fingers together so you wouldn't have to type this garbage anymore.

Glad you're back to taking the high road. Missed you, buddy.

Captain Gideon12 Jan 2017 3:50 p.m. PST

Oh I get it you were referring to the Ewoks then why didn't you just say the Ewoks?

Ghostrunner12 Jan 2017 5:03 p.m. PST

Because I read the thread title.

A rare skill, apparently.

Captain Gideon12 Jan 2017 5:23 p.m. PST

You know how threads sometimes go GR mostly they stay on topic but then some(like this one)they go offtrack.

Ghostrunner12 Jan 2017 5:30 p.m. PST

You mean off track like telling others their opinions are invalid and suggesting they bond pieces of their anatomy together so they will shut up?

Yeah, have heard of that.

Captain Gideon12 Jan 2017 5:49 p.m. PST

Hey I NEVER said your opinions were invalid.

And you opened the door regarding superglue so that's your fault not mine.

Ghostrunner12 Jan 2017 7:49 p.m. PST

Hey I NEVER said your opinions were invalid.

…type this garbage anymore.

Ring a bell?

And you opened the door regarding superglue so that's your fault not mine.

Dude, been binge watching Law & Order lately?

Captain Gideon12 Jan 2017 8:32 p.m. PST

No doesn't ring a bell and you don't know if what I wrote meant that.

I don't care what you been watching.

Personal logo War Panda Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2017 1:18 a.m. PST

"poorly chosen accents" made me think (me thinks?!? my word I'm talking like Jar Jar) the Gungans as well (if thats what the Jar Jar lads are called)

I don't think having a pet sounds like what I envisage a hermit like Jedi requiring. I always see them as a medieval type monk figure…which is ironic considering the history of the actual location in Ireland where the Luke end scene was filmed. Having pets just doesn't work for me (but perhaps my interpretation of Jedi is flawed)

Ghostrunner13 Jan 2017 6:38 a.m. PST

Could be that they are going to introduce the 'Whills'.

They've been mentioned in Star Wars scripts and drafts since the start… eventually they were incorporated into Yoda, but he was never referred to as one.

They were mentioned in Rogue One – the blind Jedi was referred to as a 'Guardian of the Whills'.

Maybe they'll just be little druid guys talking about 'being one with life' or somesuch, instead of super-CGI samurai… more like Yoda in Ep V.

Captain Gideon13 Jan 2017 7:15 a.m. PST

War Panda are you saying that you've never had a pet?

If you haven't then you don't know what you're missing.

Personal logo War Panda Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2017 11:05 a.m. PST

Captain Gideon, on the contrary :) I've owned pets or at least dogs all my life. I love animals of almost all types but my preference is for dogs :)

Without getting all religious ;) I was speaking more my understanding of the sacrificial nature of priesthood that I've always suspected the Jedi were at least somewhat based on.

I studied for the priest hood for many years before eventually discerning marriage. There is an expectation to completely focus on God as your absolute all (priestly consecration as in in the old convenant) to the point of having no preferential relationships (marriage or even pets) Of course in this cast the mind and heart would belong solely to the Force. This type of spirituality is the type that the early 6th century monks of Skellig Michael the location of the final scene in The Force Awakens. Those Monks should have had a love for all creatures but not a possessive one as like owning an animal. :) An individual that forces this life choice upon themselves without doing so freely and with real love can become something twisted and terrible. On a side note I thought Vader's fall to the Darkside come have incorporated this aspect a little more authentically.

@Ghosthunter That's really interesting; I wasn't aware of that and hadn't noticed the reference in the movie itself, well spotted.

I honestly wouldn't mind some kind of little critter been introduced as long as it wasn't over the top.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa13 Jan 2017 12:20 p.m. PST

The idea that the indig's of what is supposedly a major Jedi temple site have someting to do with the force did occur to me and seems quite reasonable. Hopefully their prescence actually adds something to the plot!

As for the indigenous population of Endor. On seeing RoTJ on TV many, many years ago my Dad rationalised it on the basis that armour designed to defend against ubiquitous energy weapons may not fair quite so well against an arrow or indeed a club (though this mostly runs contra to whats been written about Stormtrooper armour). Certainly anyone familiar with the old school ideas about Reflec armour would get the jist of that idea. And I agree entirely with Coyotepunc's view of their cultural activities!

Ghostrunner13 Jan 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

Reminds me of a quote from that U-Tube video of 'The Wounded Stormtrooper':

"I always thought this armor was designed to make sure you died if you got hit".

*****

The 'alternate history' comic version of ROTJ had Han, Leia, and Luke arriving late to the Endor operation. Therefore, they never befriended the natives.

The portrayal of the Ewoks was less than favorable at that point, as they brutally wiped out the Rebel team before they ever got to the shield bunker. Which is a lot more believable (~20 rebel troops in battle fatigues) that wiping out 'an entire legion' of the emperor's best troops.

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