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Polaron
Oct 13, 2010

The Oncoming Storm


blatman posted:

what's really important though is that teal'c beans a guy in the toque with a can of beans from like 2 blocks away in that one episode where he guilt-trips his boss into letting him live off-base

I think it was an avocado.

Yes, this is important.

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Polaron
Oct 13, 2010

The Oncoming Storm


mind the walrus posted:

I remember at the time reading all the concept stuff and thinking "Well, it's different in a way none of the other Star Wars poo poo has been for 20 years." Even at the time, the EU and Prequels had made the universe feel very, very stagnant. Clones, Palpatine reruns, everyone's a drat Jedi, the technology is completely locked-in, there's really no variety outside of dumber and dumber aliens.

So introducing a Lovecraftian WH40k race was conceptually not a bad move to really shake things up and see what was still Star Wars... but as we've seen that until you go too far, most fans will actively resist anything that changes up Star Wars too much... and the Yuuzhan Vong were definitely too much of a shake-up (and not that interesting besides; they have that shonen anime vibe where they're tailor-made as a response to the status quo).

Part of the problem, I think, was how dour it was. It started with Chewbacca's death and didn't really stop with the body count.

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