How Could I Resist the Challenge?
Take a good look at this chart (or don't - it's pasted on here, so it's not like it's going anywhere):
Source: Gamma Squad’s Star Wars Alphabet
Now behold the power of my geekness as I attempt to correctly identify each picture. I'm doing this for the first time right now, no cheating- the honor system is in full effect.
A) Admiral Ackbar, Mon Calamari leader of the Rebel Fleet during the battle over the forest moon of Endor
B) Boba Fett, only the most bad-A bounty hunter EVER (even after George L. ruined his small part in the original trilogy by re-dubbing his voice to match his "father" Jango Fett. I hate you, George)
C) C-3PO, everyone's favorite protocol droid
D) Darth Vader. Honestly, if you don't know who he is, stop existing.
E) Emperor Palpatine, the face that scared a thousand ships.
F) Okay, I can't think of the name. It's like Faldo or Faldar or Fadaa or something like that. It's the two-headed podrace announcer (comedian Greg Proops did the voice acting for one of the heads).
G) Greedo. He didn't shoot first.
H) Han Solo. He shot first.
I) IG-88, an assassin droid working as a bounty hunter. Watch "The Empire Strikes Back" closely and you'll see he's one of the bounty hunters assembled on the Star Destroyer along with Boba Fett and the hissing Bossk. (At least, I think you can see him. Still, he was there).
J) Jabba the Hutt. Much grosser as a puppet and not the CGI crap from the Special Edition and Episode I
K) Klaatu, one of the guards in Jabba's palace, killed by Luke on the Hutt's sail barge in Return of the Jedi.
L) Logray, mystic of the Ewoks on the forest moon of Endor.
M) Darth Maul. I still say he's cooler than even Vader, not because of his evilness but because he rocks a lightsaber better than anyone. ANYONE.
N) Noah, from the "Battle for Endor" Ewoks movie. Apparently he has a last name, too.
O) Oola, the Twi'Lek who danced her way into a rancor's stomach.
P) Panaka, captain of Queen Amidala's guard. Acting ability wasn't a qualification for the job.
Q) Qui-Gon Jinn. Or Iye-Quay, depending on who you ask.
R) R2-D2, plucky droid apparently crucial to everything that ever happened in Star Wars.
S) Sache, one of Queen Amidala's handmaidens/bodyguards/body doubles. More believable than the real thing.
T) Tarkin, Grand Moff (whatever that is) of the Empire and played iconically by Peter Cushing
U) Uncle Owen. Think Luke regrets their last conversation?
V) Veers, General. Not the last time Julian Glover and Harrison Ford would co-star in a movie with which George L. was involved. Can you name the other?
W) Wedge Antilles, Corellian, BEST. PILOT. EVER. BESIDES. HAN. Also known in the movies as Red 2, Rogue 3 and Red Leader.
X) X-Wing (Incom T-65 model), what destroyed the first Death Star and helped destroy the 2nd Death Star (the power regulator on the north tower was no match for Incom's signature war machine.
Y) Yoda. Again, if escapes you this reference does, leave now you must.
Z) Zam, probably the most incompetent bounty hunter ever. How do you fail at killing someone who couldn't act her way out of a paper bag? (I actually blame the writing/directing).
Okay, nerded out yet? I am. 25 out of 26 is pretty nerdy.
Tomorrow, the 30 Days challenge returns...and ends.
EDIT: The two-headed announcer guy's name is Fodesinbeed Annodue. How could I be so stupid?