Yes, because that is totally what SW wants to become. The way it's going it'll be just like ST, bazillions of different "versions" with stupid half hour stories that aren't canon because the people making them don't care enough to do any research and they just create anything they want to to make their story. Why use existing planets when there's new ones to be made? Why use existing species when we can make any other species we want? Why do research to make it canon, not like anyone besides little kids will be vaguely interested in it. Why bother giving it real art when we can take 20-year-old animation and call it new. Fans like bounty hunters and Boba Fett? Sure, let's throw them in too, they can be bad guys where at the end of each episode their plot is foiled and they sit there and go, "Curse you, Jedi, I'll get you next time!"
Oh, wait, they already did that. Go watch CW and after you're done crying for what SW is becoming we'll be here to comfort you.
You don't watch enough TV, honey. The bad guys shake their fists and say, "Curses! Foiled again! But I'll be back, and then you'll PAAAAYYYY!!!"
And then they generally trip and fall while comical music plays and the good guys all have a hearty laugh; fade to theme song. In all seriousness, she's correct. The new Star Trek movie.... destroys all canon, and just makes it an alternate dimension story.
Plus their Kirk wears EYESHADOW. The Kirk I know rips his shirt off, beats people up, bangs hot (and often not hot) alien girls, loses red-shirted ensigns by the dozen, and would beat the living hell out of any man wearing eyeshadow simply for looking like a pantywaist.
Jokes aside, Kirk is actually up there in my top ranking of manly MEN in entertainment. A man is rock solid, does what's right (to his ethical code) BECAUSE it's right, and saves his insecurities and fears for later; because it's time to do what has to be DONE and NOW. A man, taken for all he is worth and showing all he has.
Indiana Jones - hides behind an excuse of Fortune and Glory but you bet your ass he turned back to save those slaves.
Solid (and Naked) Snake - Though melancholy soldiers, doing their duty to their fullest without reservation.
James T. Kirk, simply oozes machismo and has what it takes to survive the wild frontier of space.
James Bond (prior to 1996), the only man who has a Walther PPK in one hand, the bad guy's woman in the other arm, and saves the world all with a cocky smirk. Never doubting himself for a moment, and he's right not to. For King and Country!
Snake Plissken, holds to his code of ethics in face of all odds, and understand that there's no such thing as "cheating" in battle.
Rad Spencer, so incredibly principled and loyal to the people (though not his government per se) he's willing to save his country from certain doom... despite it having thrown him in jail for 7 years on a trumped up charge because they're afraid of him.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, effete, proper, clean and meticulous... and fully willing to run headfirst into an entire army just because a Jedi MUST do everything in their power to save the innocents and get the job done.
Buck Rogers, the first man to dive his fighter screaming at the enemy capital ship and the last man to dock in home base on a retreat. Buck's mere presence on a battlefield is enough to raise the fighting morale of NEO troops to a heroic fury despite any odds.
...what happened to MEN, anyway? Compare any of these men to Edward Cullen... who sparkles in the sunlight, understands your problems, and takes weeks and weeks to get "angry" enough to fight a fight that needed doing immediately.
Last edited by ZiviReywes (Friday, November 13, 2009 12:59 pm)
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