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Jun 27, 2016

Bala-Tik's famous quote to Han Solo "Tell That to Kanjiklub"


Brian Vernel playing Bala-Tik is going to be the guy forever linked with Han Solo and his quote from The Force Awakens 'Tell that to Kanjiklub'. 

Bala-Tik, is the human negotiator for the apparently feared Guavian Death Gang and they have finally caught up with that loveable rogue, Han Solo. 

After a bit of banter back and forth, Han suggests to Bala-tik that he'd never made a deal with Kanjiklub. To which which Bala-Tik delivers the instantly classic line:

"Tell that to Kanjiklub"

The trouble for Bala-tik is that somehow when people think of this line, the attribute it to Han Solo saying it! We're picking Star Wars fans will begin to use it when dismissive of what other people are telling them. 

Jun 26, 2016

Han Solo's fatal mistake


'It's not time to make a change
Just relax, take it easy
You're still young, that's your fault
There's so much you have to know - Father and Son by Cat Stevens

Han's fatal mistake

Let's go back to that conversation Han and Ben in The Force Awakens were having on the Star Killer base just before Ben murdered his own father. It was two conversations happening at the same time, though only one party understood that.

I'm not going to call it a confrontation, but this fraught union was an all stakes, all in kind of game of Sabbac for Han. He perhaps just didn't realise what was at stake. I suspect he thought the stake was losing his only son forever, rather than the stake being his own life which meant he made a fatal mistake when he gambled.

When Han stepped out and yelled 'Ben', we knew it was on. By naming his son Ben, Han and Leia had accepted that their son Kylo Ren has a history that could not be ignored. He was a Skywalker after all, the grand son of Anakin Skywalker. It does not matter if his last name was Solo or Organna. All that matters is that they both loved their son and when Han went to him, he went purely as a father. Not as a man who had fought Ben's grand father many times and contributed in an indirect manner to his death.

When Kylo asks his father for help, I believe that Han misunderstood what was being asked of him. He assumes that Kylo is seeking his help to return to the light side of the Force. As a viewer, we are pushed in this direction. The sun is about to lose it's light as it's energy is drawn into the Star Killer weapon. The contrasts of blue and red which reflect the both sides are of the Force are shadowed around Kylo Ren. It's the big moment of the movie. We know the Kylo is clearly torn but it's not until he stabs his father though the chest that we realise he really is torn about being conflicted about letting the light of the Force into his heart and soul. Kylo Ren really wants to be the bad guy.

We know Kylo is torn as Kylo has spoken with Snoke who has told him he's about to face a pretty big test.  But Han Solo does not know this. He thinks he's connecting with the Prodigal Son, the one who went off to party with the bad crowd but has now seeks his way home and needs some help from Dad to make sure mom is not going to smack him when he gets him.

The 'help' being anything that Kylo needs from his Dad. And so Han fatally offers him anything, doing anything thing for love but probably not expecting to die at the hands of his son. Even when he has had a red saber through his heart, Han lovingly strokes his son's cheek and looks at him. He gambled and lost, not knowing Ren was playing a different game of poker.

Ren's "Thank you" to his father as he falls is brutal. And unbelievably sad.

Jun 22, 2016

Grand Moff Tarkin quotes from Star Wars: A New Hope

Tarkin quotes from Star Wars: A New Hope

Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin quotes from Star Wars: A New Hope

The second most evil person in A New Hope, Tarkin represents the face of the Evil Empire that Leia is rebelling against.

Played by British Actor, Peter Cushing, Tarkin was very quotable character. His strong supporting role in the film assured his character's place in film history - most notably for being able to control Darth Vader by word a lone and for being the guy that gave the order to destroy Leia's home planet of Alderaan.

And for also being called out by Princess Leia for having a foul stench about him...

Tarkin quotes from Star Wars

Governor Tarkin: The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away forever.
General Tagge: But that's impossible! How will the Emperor maintain control without the bureaucracy?
Governor Tarkin: The regional governors now have direct control over their territories. Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station.

This next conversation became a classic Star Wars moment. It showed that even though Darth Vader appears to be the bad guy, Tarkin controls Vader, so he must be pretty powerful himself. The conversations also contains the famous Darth Vader quote to Admiral Motti, "I find your lack of faith disturbing".

General Tagge: What of the Rebellion? If the Rebels have obtained a complete technical reading of this station, it is possible, however unlikely, they might find a weakness and exploit it.

Darth Vader: The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.

Admiral Motti: Any attack made by the Rebels against this station would be a useless gesture, no matter what technical data they have obtained. This station is now the ultimate power in the universe! I suggest we use it!

Darth Vader: Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

Admiral Motti: Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Vader. Your sad devotion to that ancient religion has not helped you conjure up the stolen data tapes, or given you clairvoyance enough to find the rebels' hidden fort-...

[Vader makes a pinching motion as he uses the Force and Motti starts choking]

Darth Vader: I find your lack of faith disturbing.

Governor Tarkin: Enough of this! Vader, release him!

Darth Vader: As you wish.

Princess Leia servied Tarkin some handy words

Governor Tarkin: Perhaps she would respond to an alternative form of persuasion.

Darth Vader: What do you mean?
Governor Tarkin: I think it is time we demonstrated the full power of this station. Set your course for Alderaan.

Princess Leia Organa: Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.

More banter with Princess Leia

Governor Tarkin: Charming to the last. You don't know how hard I found it, signing the order to terminate your life.

Princess Leia Organa: I'm surprised that you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself.

Governor Tarkin: Princess Leia, before your execution, I'd like you to join me for a ceremony that will make this battle station operational. No star system will dare oppose the Emperor now.

Princess Leia Organa: The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.

Governor Tarkin: Not after we demonstrate the capabilities of this station.

Tarkin demonstrates to Leia that he means business

Princess Leia Organa: No! Alderaan is peaceful! We have no weapons, you can't possibly...

Governor Tarkin: You would prefer another target, a military target? Then name the system! I grow tired of asking this so it will be the last time: Where is the rebel base?

Princess Leia Organa: ...Dantooine. They're on Dantooine.

Governor Tarkin: There. You see, Lord Vader, she can be reasonable. Continue with the operation; you may fire when ready.

Princess Leia Organa: WHAT?

Governor Tarkin: You're far too trusting. Dantooine is too remote to make an effective demonstration - but don't worry; we will deal with your rebel friends soon enough.

Tarkin was not afraid to kill millions, or a political figure

Officer Cass: Our scout ships have reached Dantooine. They found the remains of a Rebel base, but they estimate that it has been deserted for some time. They are now conducting an extensive search of the surrounding systems.
Governor Tarkin: [referring to Leia] She lied. She lied to us!
Darth Vader: I told you she would never consciously betray the Rebellion.
Governor Tarkin: Terminate her... immediately!

A chat about Obi Wan Kenobi with Darth 

Darth Vader: He is here.
Governor Tarkin: Obi Wan Kenobi? What makes you think so?
Darth Vader: A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.
Governor Tarkin: Surely he must be dead by now.
Darth Vader: Don't underestimate the Force.
Governor Tarkin: The Jedi are extinct, their fire has gone out of the universe. You, my friend, are all that's left of their religion.

Governor Tarkin: Yes?
Voice over comm: We have an emergency alert in detention block AA-23.
Governor Tarkin: The Princess? Put all sections on alert.
Darth Vader: Obi-wan *is* here. The Force is with him.
Governor Tarkin: If you're right, he must not be allowed to escape.
Darth Vader: Escape is not his plan. I must face him, alone.

That moment Tarkin's plan came into play

Governor Tarkin: Are they away?
Darth Vader: They've just made the jump into hyperspace.

Governor Tarkin: You're sure the homing beacon is secure aboard their ship? I'm taking an awful risk, Vader. This had better work.

This was a key plot point that many people miss - Tarkin had ordered the Stormtroopers that Leia and her rescuers NOT be shot - so they could escape and thus be followed to the hereabouts of the elusive Rebel Base could be discovered. It's a myth that Storm Troopers couldn't shoot anything in A New Hope!

That moment when Tarkin's arrogance cost him his life

Commander #1: We've analyzed their attack, sir, and there is a danger. Should I have your ship standing by?
Governor Tarkin: Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.

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It is the long lasting legacy of Tarkin that his character was used in Star Wars: Rebels and had a book dedicated to his back story story. Buy it from Amazon.

K-2S0 / Kaytoo quotes by Alan Tudyk from the Star Wars: Rogue One movie

K-2S0 / Kaytoo quotes from Rogue One.


K-2S0 / Kaytoo quotes by Alan Tudyk from the Star Wars: Rogue One movie



The robot serves as part of the Jyn Erso's rogue group that aims to get their hands on the Death Stars 'plan's - the ones used by the Rebels to identify and exploit the weakness found as per the events of A New Hope.

K-2S0 delivers part 'robot awesomeness' and part comedy relief in a similar vein to BB-8 or the two other famous robots that turn up in Star Wars movies.

Alan Tudyk plays the Enforce Droid, K-250 in Rogue One. He's 8 foot tall and is usually addressed as 'Kaytoo'

Tudyk's persona fits this need quite well have demonstrated his comedy bona fides in his roles in Firefly, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Death at a Funeral. He's also done a fair bit of prior voice over work, his roles as Mickey in Halo 3: ODST and Zootopia.

The look of K-2S0 is a 'classic' robot look with dark metal, bright eyes suggestive of The Iron Giant. He wouldn't look out of place serving in Jabba's Palace.

The droid was originally an Imperial, and was reprogrammed by his 'mentor' Cassian Andor. Yet something didn’t quite take.“He’s not quite all there,” Tudyk said. “He speaks his mind and says things that could be unsettling. Very honest. If you know any old people, he’s like that.”






The pragmatic droid is an effective insertion agent, as he can blend in perfectly at Imperial installations and outposts.

K-2S0 quotes:

To Jyn: 'The Captain says you are a friend. I will not killl you.'
Jyn relies 'Thanks!'

To the crew he is flying with on Rogue One 'There is a 97.6 percent chance of failure' - sounds like he's been having out with C3PO a bit much!

This next one is a bit weird. K-2SO appears to make a reference to the Friends television show:

To Jyn "I'll be there for you, the Captain said I had to".

"Did you know that wasn't me" to Jyn after she has just shot his own double following a tense fire fight. Jyn sheepishly replies 'of course'.

Having just slapped his Master Cassian Andors to distract Imperial troops, he mocks "There’s a fresh one if you mouth off again".

K-2SO: You’re letting her keep it? Would you like to know the probability of her using it against you? It’s high.
Captain Cassian Andor: Let’s get going.
K-2SO: It’s very high.

That thing conversation about the gun is quite clever because Jyn later surrenders the gun to K-2So and he effectively saves Jyn and Andor's lives by holding off the troopers.

When flying the U-Wing and having a hard time of it "There's a 26 percent chance of failure". Bodhi Rook then mentions he has no idea really where they are but they are close so Kay Too upgrades his prediction, "We'll now there's a 35 percent chance of failure". Bohdi says "I don't wanna know" to which K-2SO then says "I understand that".

"Congratulations on being rescued."

Jyn, Andor and our robot friend are surrounded by troopers and one of them mistakes K-2So for escorting the prisoners so he gets two clever lines to say "There's a fresh one if you mouth off again" "I am taking these prisoners to imprison them... in prison."

"There's a problem on the horizon. There is no horizon"

"I find that answer vague and unconvincing."

"You will die in the void of space"

To which the cheeky robot says "Not me. I can survive in space."

Saw Gerrera quotes from Rogue One as played by Forest Whittaker



Saw Gerrera quotes from Star Wars: Rogue One as played by Forest Whittaker



Saw is the first character from Star Wars extended universe to be get a motion picture screen casting.

His character appeared in 4 episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, one in Star Wars: Rebels and he had a single line mention in Claudia Gray's Bloodline novel.

The character is a creation of George Lucas himself.

Gerrera was originally conceived to be in the unproduced Star Wars: Underworld live action television show which would have been set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

Saw is played by Oscar winner Forest Whitaker. Known for roles such as Ghost Dog, Phenomenen, The Butler and is Oscar winning performance as the sold called Last King of Scotland, Forest has proved himself a fine choice to play a character in a Star Wars movie. I could be wrong but I think he is only the second actor to have already won and Oscar and then taken on part in Star Wars.

Fact fact: In Saw Gerrera's cave there are paintings of monsters from director Gareth Edward's prior movies, Monsters and Godzilla.

Quotes by Saw Gerrera in Rogue One:


What will you do when they catch you?

What will you if they break you!

If you continue to fight, what will you become?

The world is coming undone. Imperial flags reign across the galaxy!

Save the Rebellion! Save the dream!

Jun 21, 2016

Why does Star Wars have British actors?

Mark Hamill and Peter Cushing
An American and an Englishman walk into a Death Star
Why does Star Wars have British actors?

The recent use of English actress Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars raised some eyebrows when her natural English accent was used. Actors like Christian Bale hid their natural accents when film so they sound American in American movies. Not so the Star Wars universe. As Ray’s opposite, Englishman John Boyega played Finn. Many British actors feature in the original trilogy as well. Why is this?

In terms of the original trilogy, large components of those films were made in England! Thus when you’re in England and needing actors, your players will tend to be English or British. Case in point, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels are all British actors. And let's not forget the VERY famous English actors in the film - Peter Cushing as Tarkin and Sir Alec Guiness as Obi-Wan Kenobi. They were likely more actors sort out by Lucas for for being note worthy actors in their own right - Alec Guinness for example was already an Oscar Winner for the film Bridge on the River Kwai! 

Sure, George brought in American actors too but the reason why Star Wars has so many British actors is largely down to location, location location.

You'd probably have to accept that Daisy and Jon were not chosen for their roles in The Force Awakens solely because they lived in England, it likely was more they were identified as relatively unknown actors who had the potential to do the film justice and were cheap enough in a salary sense.  
In a similar manner,  when the Star Wars prequels were made, Australian and New Zealand actors featured heavily.

And where were those films made?

Australia. To catch some tax breaks, Star Wars prequels filmed down under. This lead to Australasian  actors and actresses such as Keisha Castle-Hughes, Tem Morrision (as Jango Fett AND Bobba Fett) and Jay Laga'aia had small to large roles in those films. 

Jun 9, 2016

How many times has someone said 'I've got have a bad feeling about this' in Star Wars


The Star Wars movies are among the most quotable films around. Some lines have slipped into a permanent part of everyday culture. “That’s no moon” and “I find your lack of faith disturbing” are used all the time. But arguably the most quoted line from Star Wars actually features in every single film, sometimes more than once. We are of course talking about the immortal:

“I’ve got a bad feeling about this”

It’s used when a character is about to enter into a situation that could end poorly, whether finding out the moon is not actually a moon or you’re about to try and rescue a kidnapped Sith Lord.

The phrase is spoken twice in A New Hope and Return of the Jedi. Every other movie says it once. Han Solo says the line three times, Obi-Wan twice. In total the line has been said 10 times by 7 different characters.

The quote has been mixed up a little bit so we have also heard the following variants: "bad bad feeling," "very bad feeling," or "really bad feeling;" and also as "I've got a bad feeling about this."







Here’s a list and description of every time that ‘I’ve got a bad feeling about this’ is used in a Star Wars movie

The Phantom Menace

"I have a bad feeling about this."

So Obi-Wan Kenobi says Obi-Wan to Qui-Gon Jinn at the start of the movie.

Attack of the Clones

"I've got a bad feeling about this."

Anakin Skywalker at Geonosis in the arena when he realises what’s about to be released to eat them.

Revenge of the Sith

"Oh, I have a bad feeling about this."

Obi-Wan Kenobi talking to Anakin Skywalker as their starfighters approach the ship, the Invisible Hand in their attempt to rescue Palpatine.

A New Hope


"I have a very bad feeling about this."

Luke Skywalker as the Millennium Falcon approaches the Death Star

"I got a bad feeling about this."

For the second time in the film – Han Solo says it when the trash compactor on the Death Star starts.


The Empire Strikes Back


"I have a bad feeling about this."

Princess Leia, while inside the belly of the space slug, just before the mynock creatures appear.

Return of the Jedi


"Artoo, I have a bad feeling about this."

C-3PO, when entering Jabba the Hutt's palace

"I have a really bad feeling about this."

Han Solo, after the Ewoks start the preparations to cook him

The Force Awakens


"I got a bad feeling about this."

Rogue One


K-2So says "I've got a bad feeling" and then he is cut off.

Han Solo upon realizing that the Rathtars have been set free.

We can pretty much guarantee it's in The Last Jedi, but who says it?

Jun 8, 2016

Who has the worst fan base?

According to Peter Mayhew on Reddit, it's not us...


But he may have forgotten those abusive folk who don't like gay people being in Star Wars books or those who can't handle that the expanded universe is not so much canon these days...

Jun 5, 2016

What was that rallying speech General Hux gave in The Force Awakens?

General Hux speech, angry face.

What was that rallying speech General Hux gave in The Force Awakens?

General Hux has a small part to play in The Force Awakens. He's clearly supposed to be a big deal in that he reports directly to Supreme Leader Snoke and otherwise is in charge of the First Order. Hux is also somewhat of a foil to Kylo Ren. The two have a troubled working relationship. Hux appears to see Kylo as being in his way and Ren sees Hux as necessary to keep things 'ticking over'.

Hux is almost a re-run of Governor Tarkin from A New Hope. The key similarity is when Hux orders the firing of the Star Killer base which is similar to when Tarkin orders the destruction of the planet Alderaan. The key difference is that General Hux gave a pretty awesome rallying speech to his assembled First Order troops and soldiers.

Here's what he said:

"Today is the end of the Republic. The end of a regime that acquiesces to disorder. At this very moment in a system far from here, the New Republic lies to the galaxy while secretly supporting the treachery of the rogues of the Resistance.

This fierce machine which you have built, upon which we stand will bring an end to the Senate, to their cherished fleet. All remaining systems will bow to the First Order and will remember this as the last day of the Republic!"

This scene deliberately invokes the manner of the speeches that Adolf Hitler would give at rallies to spread his propaganda and sell his policies to the Nazi Party faithful, and of course his military.

Indeed, even the name of Hux's army is First Order, a none too subtle nod to Hitler's New Order.

Here's the video clip of Hux getting himself all worked up:

Jun 3, 2016

Grand Admiral Thrawn quotes from Timothy Zahn's original Thrawn Trilogy

Grand Admiral Thrawn from Star Wars
The original founding member of The Blue Man Group
Grand Admiral Thrawn quotes from Zahn's original Thrawn Trilogy  

I recently finished reading the first of Timothy Zahn's Star Wars book trilogy, Heir to the Empire. It's a fun read, well crafted with a plot that makes a more sense than  dross like The Truce at Bukara.

Timothy Zahn's book trilogy is much revered amongst the Star Wars fandom and I've read that some consider Heir to the Empire to be the novel that kick started the grand age of the Star Wars fan resurgence (for this lad it was the PC game X-Wing) and renewed popularity.

One of the key elements of that success is a fellow known to many as Grand Admiral Thrawn. There's a reason  this blue colored chap is so popular, and  I think it's because he's arguably the smartest Star Wars bad guy that has been committed to the novel format. And Thrawn is eminently quotable so I thought I'd get down some of his best lines from all three of that first of books (Thrawn appears in several more....)





Grand Admiral Thrawn quotes in order of the three novels

Heir To The Empire
  • "I am Grand Admiral Thrawn, Warlord of the Empire, servant of the Emperor. I seek the Guardian of the mountain."
  • "The only [puzzle] worth solving. The complete, total and utter destruction of the Rebellion."
  • "These creatures you see on our backs are called ysalamiri. They're sessile, tree-dwelling creatures from a distant, third-rate planet, and they have an interesting and possibly unique ability- they push back the Force. A single ysalamiri can occasionally create a bubble as large as ten meters across; a whole group of them reinforcing one another can create much larger ones."
  • "The conquering of worlds, of course. The final defeat of the Rebellion. The re-establishment of the glory that was once the Empire's New Order."
  • "Would you rather we have brought back a full fledged Dark Jedi? A second Darth Vader, perhaps with the sort of ambitions and power that might easily lead him to take over your ship. Count your blessing, Captain. C'Baoth is predictable enough, and for those times when he isn't, that's what the ysalamiri are for."
  • "But risk has always been an inescapable part of warfare."
  • "How very thoughtful of the Emperor to have left such fine equipment for us to rebuild his Empire with."
  • "You served too long under Lord Vader, Captain. I Have no qualms about accepting a useful idea merely because it wasn't my own. My position and ego are not at stake here."
  • "With Mount Tantiss and Sluis Van both, the long path to victory over the Rebellion will have begun."
  • "Do you know the difference between an error and a mistake, Ensign? Anyone can make an error, Ensign. But that error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it." 
  • "The Empire is at war, Captain. We cannot afford the luxury of men whose minds are so limited they cannot adapt to unexpected situations."
  • "Our entire victory campaign against the Rebellion begins here."
  • I'm quite aware that stormtroopers have infinite confidence in themselves, but that sort of deep-space combat is not what spacetrooper suits were designed for. Have cloak leader detail a TIE fighter to bring him out."
  • "As long as we have Mount Tantiss, our ultimate victory is still assured."

Dark Force Rising 

The second novel sees Thrawn upping the ante plot wise which means he has a great range of quotes - his commitment to rational thinking appears to be only second only to Star Trek's Spock.
  • "Never forget, Captain, that our goal is no longer merely the pitiful rear-guard harassment of the past five years. With Mount Tantiss and our late Emperor's collection of Spaarti cylinders in our hands, the initiative is once again ours. Very soon now we`ll begin the process of taking planets back from the Rebellion; and for that we'll need an army every bit as well trained as the officers and crew of the Fleet."
  • "Ackbar himself is replaceable, Captain. The delicate political balance the Rebellion has created for itself is not."
  • "We need to utilize every weapon at our disposal if we're to defeat the Rebellion. C'Baoth's ability to enhance co-ordination and battle efficiency between our forces is one of those weapons; and if he can't andle porper military discipline and protocol, then we bend the rules for him." 
  • "Concentration, focus, long-term thinking--those are the qualities that seperate a warrior from a mere flailing fighter."
  • "This is the calm before the storm, Captain; and until the storm is ready to unleash, we might as well spend our time and energy making sure our illustrious Jedi Master will be willing to assists us when we want him."
  • "Do you require a reminder of what it means to defy the Empire?"
  • "I am the law on Honoghr now, Maitrakh. If I choose to follow the ancient laws, I will follow them. If I choose to ignore them, they will be ignored. Is that clear?"
  • "Do not presume to dictate to me, Mara Jade. Not even in private."
  • "I rule the Empire now. Not some long dead Emperor; certainly not you. The only treason is defiance of my orders."
  • "Mixed loyalties are a luxury no officer of the Imperial Fleet can afford."
  • "It may be time to reconsider our arrangement with Master C'Baoth. To reconsider it very carefully."
  • "Thanks to your insistence on delaying me, we've lost the Peremptory. I trust you are satisfied."
The Last Command


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The final novel of Zahn's trilogy see's Grand Admiral Thrawn's plans come awry, leading to some dignified or philosophical exit quotes.
  • "If you kill me, you'll lose the war."
  • "On no fewer than four occasions I told the Emperor that I would not waste his troops ans ships attacking an enemy which I was not yet prepared to defeat. The first time I refused he called me a traitor and gave my attack forces someone else. After its destruction, he knew better than to ignore my commendations."
  • "I am not the Lord Darth Vader--I do not spend my men recklessly. Nor do I take their deaths lightly." 
  • "Your devotion to duty is commendable Captain."
  • "An uncertainty faced by all warriors."
  • "History is on the move. Those who cannot keep up will be left behind, to watch from a distance. And those who stand in our way will not watch at all."
  • "We'll remind the Rebellion what war is all about."
  • "The insanity of men and aliens who have learned the hard way that they can't match me face-to-face. And so they attempt to use my own tactical skill and insight against me. They pretend to walk into my trap, gambling that I'll notice the subtlety of their movements and interpret that as genuine intent. And while I then congratulate myself on my perception they prepare their actual attack."
  • "His use to the Empire is rapidly nearing an end. However, he still has one last role to play in our long-term consolidation of power."
Thrawn's last words in The Last Command have become his most remembered and quoted: "But it was so, artistically done."

Jun 1, 2016

Darth Maul quotes from The Phantom Menace


Darth Maul quotes from The Phantom Menace

While Ray Park is famous as playing the Sith Lord, Peter Serafinowicz actually voiced the character. This is very similar to the David Prowse / James Earl Jones combo for the original trilogy.

The Usual Suspect, Benicio Del Toro was originally cast to play Darth Maul but he abandoned the role after George Lucas decided to trim Darth Maul's screen time in the film. This trimming of the role means that Darth Maul only speaks two lines in the whole movie for a total of 31 words.

That's right, Darth Maul only says 31 words in The Phantom Menace. That's 27 words less than the 58 words Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke in the Terminator!

Here's Darth Maul's conversation with Darth Sideous (Palpatine)


Darth Maul: Tatooine is sparsely populated. If the homing trace is correct, I will find them quickly, Master.

Darth Sideous: Move against the Jedi first. You will then have no difficulty in taking the Queen back to Naboo to sign the treaty.

Darth Maul: At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.

Darth Sideous: You have been well trained my young apprentice. They will be no match for you.