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!


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

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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....