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):

Star Wars Alphabet Chart
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.

Stay tuned.

EDIT: The two-headed announcer guy's name is Fodesinbeed Annodue. How could I be so stupid?

ANOTHER EDIT: The name of the handmaiden pictured is actually Sabé. Saché was this one.


Peeser said…
I would have done decently... Well, maybe a little poorly compared to other nerds, but definitely better (I think) than your average citizen.
I had no clue about two of them (I did not recognize I and K), and there were several whose names I could not remember (e.g. Greg Proops, Logray, Oola...). I don't think I ever knew the names of Amidala's handmaids, so I just thought they were going for Senator Amidala. But that really wouldn't make sense since they didn't show the real Amidala, and they didn't show her in Senator robes. So I kind-of gave up on that one. I did recognize Julian Glover, but I don't think I ever knew his name in The Empire Strikes Back. (And without cheating, I could tell you that he did Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with Ford and Lucas. And that's not even because I watched that whole trilogy last week.) And the bounty hunter, Zam, I vaguely recognized, but I could not remember her name.

So. My score varies, depending on how you want to define the identification. I guess, since the question is "Can you name them all?", I would have to give myself a 18/26. Yeah, maybe not as good as I thought, since that is only a 69%. But since I recognized all but two, even if I couldn't identify them by name, I like to think of my score as 24/26. (Plus a bonus point for IDing the other movie with Glover, Ford, and Lucas.)

Of course, you still win. Duh.

(And I agree with you about Darth Maul.)
Sarah Lambson said…
You WOULD bring up Iye-Quay. I made that up when I was at my NERDIEST.

That being said, I think if I had decided to really score myself I would have not done as well as I would have 10 years ago.

I will say that you are YET AGAIN making me want to see the original trilogy again!!

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