Sunday, October 25, 2009

This Week's Poll: Who is your favorite character in the original Star Wars trilogy?

Jedi Knights, this week’s poll requires you to make a tough decision: Who is your favorite character in the original Star Wars trilogy? Your choices are justly famous, but here are some refresher introductions anyway:

Han Solo (Harrison Ford) – Cynical pilot of the Millennium Falcon. Known to do a little smuggling. Not brainy, but has space smarts and never backs down from a fight.

Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) – Feisty princess with the most famous hair-do of the late 70s. Can trade wisecracks with the best (e.g., Han Solo). Doesn’t like to be told what to do.

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) – Spunky lad who appears to possess gifts he doesn’t understand, such as dueling with a light saber and navigating fighter spacecrafts.

Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) – Bigfoot-like co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon and crony of Han Solo’s. Prone to uttering growls of frustration during chases and battles.

Darth Vader (Dave Prowse & James Earl Jones) – Imposing villain and former Jedi Knight. Has embraced the dark side of the Force. Wields a mean light saber.

R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) – The little droid who can do it all; communicates with techno noises; handy for storing holographs with valuable information.

C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) – A human-size droid that looks sharp in gold; can speak in English; R2-D2’s de facto partner.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) –Master of the Force, a Jedi general during the Clone Wars who can perform the “Jedi mind trick.” Still pretty good with the light saber. Can make ghostly appearances when needed.

Yoda (Frank Oz) – Little Jedi master; species unknown. Quicker than he looks. Often speaks with nouns before the verbs (e.g., “Stopped they must be”).

Those are your choices. I said it’d be a difficult decision, so may the Force be with you!

7 comments:

  1. Great poll, Aki! I tried using the Force to vote, but nothing happened, so I just clicked with the mouse.

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  2. I've gotta go with Chewy--loyal friend, bodyguard, pilot, pet...all rolled into one! Fun idea for a poll, Aki.

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  3. I have to go with the dreamy Han Solo.(((sigh)))

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  4. Voted I have. Great poll, Aki!

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  5. Now this is my kind of post! I absolutely love Star Wars. I would have to vote C-3PO. We are both awkwardly tall and skinny. And like him, I am paranoid and cowardly at times. Chewbacca would be a close second though.

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  6. Star War movies are awesome. The music is one of the greatest in movie history. Kayla, you have class! Dawn, Harrison Ford is dreamy as Indiana Jones too. I would not mind a date with Chewy, Rick. He is a cutie! Sark, you need to wave your hand.....ah....not the mouse to get the Force to work. I am glad everyone is enjoying it.

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  7. Are you kidding me? Aki, you write so well you should be writing Star War books and scripts yourself!!! I loved your blog post. On second thought...has there been a Star Wars musical?! I'm available to compose the music....

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