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2-1B
07-27-2006, 01:59 AM
Ric Olie should have been the Wedge Antilles of the new trilogy.

Kidhuman
07-27-2006, 07:37 AM
Yes he should have.

JEDIpartner
07-27-2006, 08:20 AM
I agree. It's too bad that they didn't keep him around for all three of the prequels. :(

El Chuxter
07-27-2006, 08:21 AM
TPM = A wasted opportunity. :p

Rocketboy
07-27-2006, 10:29 AM
Ric Olie should have been the Wedge Antilles of the new trilogy.Yeah, because that "Shield generators been hit!" line alone was so Oscar worthy.

Devo
07-27-2006, 11:04 AM
El Chuxter covered it quite well I think although I perhaps would stretch it a tad and say - The PT = wasted opportunity.

But yes I understand Caesars point. The OT had certain smaller elements that were consistent throughout the whole trilogy - minor characters like Wedge, and ships that appeared in all the films.

Ric Olie could have been Wedge. The original Naboo Royal starship could have been the new Millenium Falcon...maybe. The republic gunship ended up emerging as the signature PT vehicle and even that only got two films and was not the personal transport of any main character. The droid starfighters were poor substitutes for TIEs and there were no X-wing equivalents. I don't count the ARC-170 as it had feck all screen time in the single film it appeared in. They couldn't even keep the Jedi starfighter the same from one film to the next, cool vehicles though they may be - so ultimately they won't be as identifiable as an X-wing.....unless Hasbro continues on its present course of releasing 6 different paintjobs every year.

2-1B
07-27-2006, 12:12 PM
Yeah, because that "Shield generators been hit!" line alone was so Oscar worthy.

Agreed, that's my favorite line, too! :)

CaptainSolo1138
07-27-2006, 12:59 PM
It's not so much the verbal qualities of the line as much as it is the body language involved. The sudden neck snap to the display and the look of pure confusion are what really seals it for me.

Slicker
07-27-2006, 01:40 PM
Agreed, that's my favorite line, too! :)It's weird how alike we are Cae.:thumbsup:

2-1B
07-28-2006, 01:47 AM
Thanks Slick, I'm sure you would have loved AOTC if the O in AOTC stood for Olie. :)


But yes I understand Caesar's point.

I had a point? :confused:
My point was to goof around but in my prankishness I seem to have outed the True-Olie Fans on these forums. :evil:

I know who you all are...I don't know where you live...but Ric Olie does.

jedi master sal
07-28-2006, 09:15 AM
Ric Olie is the Star Wars equivalent of Chuck Norris!

Banthaholic
07-28-2006, 09:58 AM
I think that they should have brought him back in Ep 2 and 3 where he could have given Anakin a few more flying lessions.

then Uncle George could edit the OT and have Obi Wan tell Luke that "Because of Ric Olie, your father was one of the best pilots in the galaxy"

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-28-2006, 01:10 PM
Ric Olie is the Star Wars equivalent of Chuck Norris!
If only we could've seen one of those trademark Ric Roundhouses on-screen . . .

jedi master sal
07-28-2006, 02:17 PM
If only we could've seen one of those trademark Ric Roundhouses on-screen . . .

You did, but like Chuck it was too fast for the naked eye to detect.

El Chuxter
07-28-2006, 02:18 PM
And henceforth, the autocensor will replace the phrase "Ric Olie" with "CAPTAIN PANAKA." :p

DarthQuack
07-28-2006, 02:31 PM
I liked his character when he was showing Ani the ropes, he didn't get as much play as he should have.

JediTricks
07-28-2006, 08:36 PM
Ric Olie should have done something in Ep 2, maybe been part of the escort squad for Padme's cruiser at least. He wasn't the greatest character, but he was one of those guys that represented the normal people in the Prequels and they should have given that more weight.

Mad Slanted Powers
07-28-2006, 09:27 PM
Ric Olie, stater of the obvious.


Thanks Slick, I'm sure you would have loved AOTC if the O in AOTC stood for Olie.Then the movie would have been called Attack Olie the Clone.

2-1B
07-30-2006, 03:29 AM
Exactly, Ric is so clone-able and everyone wants him so once he's been cloned, they need to attack him to stop the insanity. lol

Hey JT, personally I think Ric Olie's performance is poorer than Captain Typho's. :crazed:

Slicker
07-30-2006, 07:59 AM
Exactly, Ric is so clone-able and everyone wants him so once he's been cloned, they need to attack him to stop the insanity. lol

Hey JT, personally I think Ric Olie's performance is poorer than Captain Typho's. :crazed:OMG!! Imagine if upon taking off the DS Gunner's helmet you saw none other than Ric!!

2-1B
07-30-2006, 06:16 PM
Exactly Slick, but then we'd have to post about it in your thread re: Jango Snowtroopers. :crazed:

Slicker
07-30-2006, 06:29 PM
Maybe we should commision Tycho or JP to do us up a photoshop of "The Ric" in snowtrooper armor.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-30-2006, 07:00 PM
Maybe we should commision Tycho or JP to do us up a photoshop of "The Ric" in snowtrooper armor.
Eh, forget those damn guys!

BTW, I always liked how it's spelled Olié . . . how the hell are you supposed to pronounce that? I guess it adds to the mystique of The Ric.

DarthQuack
07-30-2006, 07:34 PM
Haha that's awesome! We should all be able to customize stormies into ourselves.

2-1B
07-30-2006, 07:34 PM
"aren't you a little bald for a stormtrooper?"

Rocketboy
07-30-2006, 09:30 PM
Why is Robocop in a Snowtrooper outfit? :D



Is Ric the new Dengar?

Mad Slanted Powers
07-30-2006, 11:10 PM
BTW, I always liked how it's spelled Olié . . . how the hell are you supposed to pronounce that? I guess it adds to the mystique of The Ric.That's what I've wondered. I always pronounced it "OH-Lee", but with that accent mark there, maybe that's another syllable. So maybe it rhymes with Padmé. Oh-Lee-ay. Sounds like a skin product. Oil of Olié.

JediTricks
07-30-2006, 11:27 PM
Hey JT, personally I think Ric Olie's performance is poorer than Captain Typho's. :crazed:That "crazy" smilie must be on to something, because you're nutty as a fruitcake with that one. Ric Olie's performance may have had some goofy spots, but at least he conveyed emotional inflection, unlike Typho doing his impression of a guy reading a teleprompter for the first time.

seanmcfripp
07-31-2006, 05:19 PM
Ok, ok, the bass nerd in me has had enough. I keep seeing "Ric" this and "Ric" that. "Ric" is the the official nickname of any Rickenbacker bass or guitar. Geddy played a Ric. Chris Squire plays a Ric. Paul d'Amour played a Ric. Maybe it's high time someone turned the tables and sued Lucas.

When TPM is re-made into a special edition, I fully expect Ric Olie's name to be changed to Caesar Olie.

Ji'dai
07-31-2006, 05:21 PM
Is Ric the new Dengar? He is Dengar.

Ric(ardo) D(engar) Olie

Mad Slanted Powers
07-31-2006, 07:11 PM
Ok, ok, the bass nerd in me has had enough. I keep seeing "Ric" this and "Ric" that. "Ric" is the the official nickname of any Rickenbacker bass or guitar. Geddy played a Ric. Chris Squire plays a Ric. Paul d'Amour played a Ric. Maybe it's high time someone turned the tables and sued Lucas.Maybe Ric Ocasek can sue him too.

seanmcfripp
07-31-2006, 07:59 PM
Maybe Ric Ocasek can sue him too.

Or Ric Flair. After his victory in court, Lucas should be forced to watch him do the Nature Boy dance.

I think Binaca (the breath freshener company) should sue too, as Panaka was obviously stolen from them. I wouldn't be surprised if TPM almost put them out of business when it came out.

Mad Slanted Powers
07-31-2006, 08:19 PM
I wonder if someone could be sued for this item that I read in Entertainment Weekly. Jeri Ryan of Star Trek Voyager and fiancé chef Christophe Emé are partners in a West Hollywood retaurant called Ortolan. Max Rebo is an Ortolan. I looked up the word, and it appears to be a bird.

2-1B
08-01-2006, 12:57 AM
Sean is a knockoff of Shawn...someone should get sued for that, too. :crazed:

Caesar Olie? I like the sound of that. :thumbsup:

seanmcfripp
08-01-2006, 08:03 AM
Sean is a knockoff of Shawn...someone should get sued for that, too.

I know, I know. Stupid Irish can't afford H's or W's, but E's are like the cheapest thing in the world. Too bad we always get the order of our E's and A's mixed up too.

TheDarthVader
08-02-2006, 02:23 PM
I am getting in here late, but I agree with El Chuxter. Ric Olie could have developed into a more interesting character. Others have also brought up the fact that Panaka was missing from the rest of the trilogy. I wish both of these guys would have managed to stick around in Lucas's brain for the rest of the prequels.

Banthaholic
08-03-2006, 12:21 AM
Maybe after being shown up in space battle by a kid during the Battle of Naboo, Ric was too embarassed to fly again. He really enjoyed his time stranded on Tatooine during Ep 1 so he secluded himslef there where he caught up with a roaming band of Tusken's.

Always the ladies man Ric met up with some former slave named Shmi. She was married a crazy old hermit named Cleig, but her heart wasn't in it anymore. The whole you freed me I'm a slave got old when she was no longer restrained.

Eventually Ric and Shmi set it up so that it appeared that Ric's band of Tusken's kidnapped her, when in reality she ran away with them. Thinking hermit Cleig would just forget about her, they were surprised when a band of farmers showed up, feeling sorry for the guy they severed his leg and sent him back to crying about spilling his blue milk.

Shmi & Ric had a passionate relationship. A little too riske to get into details on this family friendly site, but one day Ric had Shmi tied up when he went outside the tent to do his duty. The next thing Ric knew some kid showed up with a lightsaber and took down Ric's band of Tuskens and Ric himself. Embarassed that her son caught her in said circumstances Shmi soon died of a heart attack from the shock.

Ric's dying revalation was that the same boy he nurtured and gave flying lessons to, embarrassed him in battle, sent him to seclussion, and now had taken his life.

tagmac
08-23-2006, 08:12 PM
Well, now I'm entering this thread late, but I thought Ric Olie had a different backstory. He actually traveled the galaxy with just his old lady and the road, and once had to go in search of enough M&M's to fill a brandy glass, or Ozzy wouldn't go on stage...... :D

Blue2th
08-23-2006, 08:38 PM
I thought he was roaming the Galaxy and finally decided to work at a run down Lead Works prison facility, where everyone made fun of him because of his I.Q. He died when he hit some scientist over the head with a monkey wrench and got shot. Poor Ric went downhill when he left the Naboo Flying Service.