I probably could’ve done a bigger list than this but I wanted to keep the Star Trek theme running on from the Young Spock pictures that surfaced earlier this week. Not that I expect anyone to disagree with my following choices, but should you feel the need to point out a differing viewpoint please feel free to avail yourself of the comments at the bottom of the post. Alright, lets get on with it…
It looks like Lucas was watching a bit of the ole Undiscovered Country before he decided to go re-jigging the original trilogy. Check out the circular explosion wave that he ripped off from the start of Star Trek VI when the Klingon moon Praxis explodes. Plus, the Klingon Bird of Prey in that same film is one of the more superior spaceship explosions you are ever likely to see.
The Millenium Falcon
Based on simple aesthetics I don’t think anyone can argue against the beauty of the Enterprise. The Millenium Falcon in comparison looks like someone took a proper spaceship and sat on it. It doesn’t work half the time and is woefully underpopulated in terms of mini skirted yeomen. Plus, the firepower is inadequate and ridiculously manual and it doesn’t look as cool when it goes into warp.
Jar Jar Binks
I know Jar Jar is an easy target to pick but I’m blatantly picking choices that support my statement in the pursuit of unethical journalism. Anyway, not one instance of Jar Jar comically winning major battles with pratfalls and buffoonery can compare with the comedic goldmine of a man that pronounces V as W. “Excuse me, can you help? I’m trying to find the nuclear wessels?” Check out the Futurama episode with the original Star Trek cast it’s a classic.
KHAAAAAAANNN! (Kirk, Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan)
NOOOOOOOOO! (Darth Vader, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith)
Talk about passion. Check out Kirk’s face as the anger rises and the jaw shakes and the eyes flare and “KHAAAAAAAAN!”. Now look at Darth, not a flicker of emotion as he staggers forward, I almost expect him to fall to his knees for extra emphasis. The audience aren’t the only ones laughing because of this scene, you’ve go to wonder what James Earl Jones got paid because he must’ve been laughing all the way to the bank.