Jabba's Skiff Guards

JediTricks

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Dang, I didn't know both Sith and Banth were in the Barsoom series, that's pretty bad.

I don't think "Sith" as a word shows up in the actual Star Wars OT except in the script.


I had heard of whitsun before, never put it together with whitesun. Seems like a fair lift, unlike Chux's.
 

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I'm not sure where else to post this, but the newest Insider (#143) gave some official names to a few of the skiff guards.

*Lathe - the blue-shirted red Nikto who had a figure in the vintage line and last year in TVC
*Pagetti Rook - the Weequay hunter sometimes nicknamed "Queequeg"
*Brock Starsher - the white-suited guard with Doallyn's helmet, as Doallyn was officially not at the battle

Pagetti Rook is a little too cutesy, especially since it seems like an obvious mishmash of Pintel and Ragetti from Pirates of the Caribbean, with "Rook" taken from Ragetti actor Mackenzie Crook's last name. It goes with how The Clone Wars portrayed the Weequay as pirates, and he can match bounty hunter Kiera Swan, I guess. I don't know if Brock Starsher is supposed to be a Venture Bros. reference or what.

Anyway, bigbarada, you have some website updatin' to get to. :D
 

bigbarada

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Anyway, bigbarada, you have some website updatin' to get to. :D

Yeah, I know. I got a couple of emails this morning saying the exact same thing. lol I guess it's good to know that people are paying attention to the site.

Anyways, I agree that Pagetti Rook is too cutesy. After 30 years of calling this guy Weequay, I don't think I will ever get used to the new name.

Brock Starsher is fine. At least now we know for sure that he's not Sgt. Doallyn. I knew that Leland Chee wanted to assign the name Lathe to the vintage Nikto (back when he switched the identities of Klaatu and Yotts Oren), so I'm glad it's finally official.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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While reading a great book, British Museum director Neil MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects, I came across a couple maybe's.

ASHOKA (Ahsoka?) THE GREAT: I'm not sure if anyone posted this already, but he was a famous leader from India known for his promotion of Buddhist ideals, morals, and tolerance. As a padawan, Ahsoka was often in favor of tolerance, morality, and peace.

SUNAN GIRI (Guri?): a Muslim saint, he was used as a subject in shadow puppet performances. The reason why maybe it could fit the Shadows of the Empire human replica droid, these shadow puppets were models of caricatured people, shown behind a screen so the audience would assume they really could be actual actors.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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I was in northern Arizona tis weekend, and in the Homolovi State Park visitors' center, I noted the following:

JEDDITO (Jedi?): in a display there was a Yellow Ware Bowl artifact from a kiva, or part of a dwelling used for storing sacred items. The bowl's design included light and dark imagery, in apparent intended dichotomy. The Jedi Order held many things sacred, even its rival, the Sith. Also, in a Hopi puberty ceremony, a photo of a couple of girls had bun-style hairstyles, somewhat like Leia's. I wonder if in Lucas' studies of world cultures and philosophies he came across these names and images.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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Can't believe I hadn't posted this here before...

442nd INFANTRY REGIMENT (442nd Siege Battalion?): an all-Japanese American group that fought in WWII, one of the most decorated units for the USA in the war. In SW lore, the 442nd was also a decorated Clonetrooper unit.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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Shovel of Gold. (wow; 6 years without updates...)

KALISH (Kaleesh?): In watching a genealogy show about notable people, in this episode, all of those featured had Jewish backgrounds. A particular city in Poland, Kalisz, was spelled as "Kalish" in documents and was among the oldest communities of Jews in the country. It mentioned the large numbers of deaths in various wars and conflicts over the years. General Grievous had a back story where his people, the Kaleesh, were killed, so I wonder if the real history influenced his origin story.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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Shovel of Gold. (wow; 6 years without updates...)

KALISH (Kaleesh?): In watching a genealogy show about notable people, in this episode, all of those featured had Jewish backgrounds. A particular city in Poland, Kalisz, was spelled as "Kalish" in documents and was among the oldest communities of Jews in the country. It mentioned the large numbers of deaths in various wars and conflicts over the years. General Grievous had a back story where his people, the Kaleesh, were killed, so I wonder if the real history influenced his origin story.
I cannot believe I had never heard of this one before...
TARQUIN (GRAND MOFF TARKIN): While reading a line in Macbeth today, this name appeared. He was a 6th century BCE Roman leader, called the last Roman king (full name: Lucius Tarquinius Superbus), who ruled as a despot during a reign of terror.