Everyone who has seen Episode VII has a theory on who are Rey’s parents. These theories range from the intriguing to the totally insane. Rather than try to contribute to the growing collection of suspects, I thought it would be better to take the opposite approach. Rather then take wild guesses as to who her parents might be, let’s try and eliminate some potential suspects from the list. And so now I present to you the 33 Star Wars characters that are definitely not Rey’s parents. Jump after the break to know who we can finally let off the hook.
Rumor has it there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out in a month and while geeks everywhere struggle to not lose their minds counting down the days we’re also trying to find ways to distract ourselves. Over at the Comixology podcast, Matt and Kara are holding a Star Wars comic book club and the first session focuses on the original Marvel comic book of Star Wars. Launched in 1977 just a few months after the movie came out, the first six issues retold the original film and then went into some strange, we-didn’t-know-anything-about-Empire-Strikes-Back territory.
The first comic book club only covered these original six issues and I thought it was easier to present my thoughts visually and here on Gabbing Geek as well. It was strange to read these issues–not only because it recreates a movie we’ve all seen so many times, but also because it retells that movie through the strange conventions of 1970s comics. And the things it has to translate onto the page (like Artoo’s whistles or Chewbacca’s howls) definitely presented some issues to the creative team. So jump after the break to see 20 thoughts I had upon reading this comic book.
If you are a heterosexual man of a certain age, you probably remember that one outfit Carrie Fisher wore in that one Star Wars movie. No, not the one with the cinnamon bun hair braids. You know the one I speak of. It was a punchline to that one episode of Friends. Just look up from these words, OK?
The Emperor’s New Groove is not the biggest hit in the Disney Animation stable. But the villain Yzma resonated enough for a talented artist to envision her in various other Disney classics. Thank goodness for the internet! See the creative takes on some classic Disney films after the jump.
This week on the podcast, Jenny and the guys discussed grievances and Age of Ultron. Now, in the private editorial meeting that came about between the recording of the podcast and my ability to listen to the podcast, Jenny expressed hopes I would not be too hard on her.
Never fear, Jenny. No matter how much quacking is going on, I think you may be more right than wrong this week.