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Droidlover
06-07-2002, 12:30 AM
Guess what a post by me not about droids. But really why not more known aliens. Lucas keeps creating new ones and neglecting the old ones. I mean give me a Jedi Wookie, or Rodan, or Mon Calmari. Or even better, how about a Hutt( that would have been interesting). I would have like to see more of the old races more prominently displayed in AOTC. I know some were in the backgrounds, but why hide them.
And where is my durn R5D4?

Beast
06-07-2002, 12:39 AM
It's a big galaxy, so just cause an alien race appears in one movie, doesn't mean they have to appear in all. For your info, AOTC's had quite a few OT and E1 aliens in prominant as well as background roles. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

JediTricks
06-07-2002, 02:33 AM
I'm with Droidlover, the SW universe was already quote diverse just with the cantina scene alone, weren't there enough interesting aliens in that and Jabba's palace to recycle into the prequels... and then some?

Nikto did appear as a toy in Ep 2 though. :D

Lord Tenebrous
06-07-2002, 02:45 AM
What we have isn't bad...


TPM:

Yarua, Wookiee Senator
Wald, Rodian Child
Greedo, Rodian Child
Tikkes, Mon Calamari Senator
Tessek, Mon Calamari Senator
Pacithhip, Tatooine Resident
Orn Free Taa, Twi'lek Senator
Miela, Orn's Consort
Gardulla the Hutt
Jabba the Hutt

AOTC:

Orn (plus Pampy and Supi)
Tikkes, Quarren Separatist
Weequay Jedi
Nikto Jedi
Arcona (Marquee)
Bith (Marquee)
Gotal-influenced Nightclub patron


If George used more, others would say he wasn't being creative enough. So if you want more OT alien involvement, stick a lightsaber in Amanaman or Tessek's hand and put them in your Jedi display. :)

lunchymeatball
06-07-2002, 06:26 AM
I agree that the new films seem to be pushing OT characters into the background. But to be fair, we are visiting new planets in a very large galaxy.

A Hutt jedi would be class.

Also a visit to Mon Calamari in ep3 would be excellent.

saladin
06-07-2002, 07:44 AM
I want a Twi'lek jedi. They are awsome loking and would love one.Also a Devarian would look really sweet.

chris
06-07-2002, 10:38 AM
well, the upcoming Aayla Secura fig takes care of the twilek, but im not sure if ill be happy until all the Arena jedi get made, if it even happens. The idea of a Hutt jedi though, thats interesting.

Jonna
06-07-2002, 10:42 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH....a Hutt Jedi......Who is smoking that crack!?!?

brentfett
06-07-2002, 10:49 AM
I disagree. I think Lucas needs more new aliens. It seems like a lot of the background or extra aliens are all the same species recycled over and over again. Another thing Lucas should do is get away from the two arms, two legs, for every single alien. Not every alien would look like that!

bigbarada
06-07-2002, 11:09 AM
I think if GL were to stick more OT aliens in the prequels he would be blasted for lack of imagination. Besides if he were to stick with only pre-designed aliens then Star Wars would become like Star Trek and the "Geez, do we have to watch ANOTHER episode about Klingons?" problem that I've always had with it.

GL knows that he is going to be criticized no matter what he does and some fans will never be satisfied so he does what anyone with an ounce of sense would do: ignores the fans and does what he wants. Good idea, George.:)

mark2d2
06-07-2002, 12:26 PM
I still think that a Hammerhead Jedi or Rodian or Aqualish Jedi would have been wicked cool.

Lord Tenebrous
06-07-2002, 12:37 PM
But Tendau Bendon, Nosko, and Po Nudo are senators - they're fighting for freedom...in fancy frilly suits!

LTBasker
06-07-2002, 12:50 PM
Originally posted by saladin
I want a Twi'lek jedi. They are awsome loking and would love one.Also a Devarian would look really sweet.

Aayla Secura's on the way and we've gotten a Devarian (don't remember if that's correct spelling) - He was in the Cantina Aliens pack that sat and sat and sat.

I want to see some Jedi of Yoda's species, or at least bring Yaddle back. :D

pthfnder89
06-07-2002, 02:35 PM
Originally posted by bigbarada
I think if GL were to stick more OT aliens in the prequels he would be blasted for lack of imagination. Besides if he were to stick with only pre-designed aliens then Star Wars would become like Star Trek and the "Geez, do we have to watch ANOTHER episode about Klingons?" problem that I've always had with it.


Yeah, after AOTC came out I already had several people asking me why he was using the same aliens over and over. Twi'leks, Rodians, and Aqualish seem to be everywhere reall, just not in main roles. They complained that the universe should have more in it.

I think he's done a pretty decent job of blending old species with new ones. The only thing that gets me is how my eye is always drawn off of the important onscreen action because of some CGI creature in the background. In the Cantina or Jabbas palace at least the background characters were actually in the background, they weren't hogging the scene.

But he doesn't seem to be able to do that with the prequels; each camera shot must be stuffed full of something moving, crawling, flying or belching. Creating a living universe is important, but the way he goes about it with computers really hurts the movies in my opinion.

LTBasker
06-07-2002, 04:43 PM
Yeah, that's a thing about the technology they have now. While the stuff can be photo-realistic, it doesn't mean they have to show it off in just about every other scene or more.