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By tps12 (Wed Mar 23, 2005 at 03:10:20 AM EST) Star Wars, Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon, droid (all tags)
Moment 4

Where are you going&63;

          I'm Ambassador for the Supreme
          Chancellor, and I'm taking
          these people to Coruscant.

               DROID GUARD
          You're under arrest!

The DROID GUARD draws his weapon, but before any of the DROIDS can fire, they are cut down.
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Meh by yicky yacky (4.00 / 11) #1 Wed Mar 23, 2005 at 03:25:45 AM EST

Utter rubbish. The moral ambivalence allowed by robot enemies is the worst kind of American tricky-issue-ducking. What if they'd been real people, just doing their job, under penalty of Stalinesque reprisals against their family for not obeying orders? What if Qui-Gon had sliced them down in their prime, fountains of blood spraying in a Sanjuro-stylee? Not so "Great" a moment now, is it, mister holocaust denier?!

Vacuity abhors a vacuum.
fountains of blood spraying by wiredog (4.00 / 2) #2 Wed Mar 23, 2005 at 03:33:27 AM EST
Light sabres cauterize the wound as they slice, so there wouldn't be any blood. Makes for a nice, clean, PG type of killing. Very USian.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Is it just me, or does that look like ass? by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Mar 23, 2005 at 03:34:08 AM EST
No, we both look like ass, ah ha, ah ha ha.

Really, it looks like total wank.  Cool World wank.  Apparently the technology wasn't ready then.  Not to worry, I'm sure that Episode 3 won't look like another crappy CGI college POV project superimposed with blank faced meat puppets mouthing empty gibberish while Lucas sat around counting his $1.4 billion dollar merchandising advance from Pepsi.

Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.

Jeepers by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Mar 25, 2005 at 03:22:52 AM EST
You are so right.  I guess Lucas really needs to work on his animatronics so that he can build a real droid army.  Either that or get Star Wars fans to dress up like droids for free. 

Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."
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In the re-release by georgeha (4.00 / 5) #4 Wed Mar 23, 2005 at 03:35:17 AM EST
the Droid Guard draws a walkie-talkie.

The one with long hair by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Mar 23, 2005 at 03:44:25 AM EST
Is that Chewbacca? He wears a coat nowadays?

Why does one robot have a yellow head? Is he the leader of the robots? I like the way he has a yellow chest as well so you can still tell he's leader even if he loses his head (which with a neck like that is quite possible).

Why do the men wear skirts? Ah yes they're desert people aren't they.

One of the robots is looking the wrong way.

It's political correctness gone mad!

Lookng te wrong way? by wiredog (4.00 / 5) #6 Wed Mar 23, 2005 at 03:58:21 AM EST
No, he's keeping the cameraman covered.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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yes by tps12 (4.00 / 1) #7 Wed Mar 23, 2005 at 04:01:22 AM EST
The yellow one is the leader. You'd think the collective AI would obviate visual indication of rank (or even the notion of rank, really). Maybe it's for the benefit of any non-droids who find need to interact with them.

They're Nabooians (aside from Qui-Gon, who wears a robe because he's a Jedi), so no, not desert folk. The skirts look like they might be designed to evoke samurai garb, but the effect is sort of ruined by the leather-looking caps.

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I can't wait by dr k (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed Mar 23, 2005 at 06:23:03 AM EST
for the next crossover feature, Darth Vader VS Agent Smith.

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