On Ewoks

Some people do like Ewoks. My college roommate came to school with Ewok sheets for his bed and Ewok towels. Where he found them I have no idea. Why he wanted to use them was beyond me.

I don’t much like the Ewoks. They’re cute. They don’t die. They get the drop on highly trained Imperial Stormtroopers. (Though based on the other Star Wars films, I suppose the “highly trained” part is arguable.)

For me, the Ewoks ruin a perfectly good film. The drama between Luke, Vader, and the Emperor is top-notch, the space battle is spectacular, but the skulking around with the Ewoks introduces a note of levity into the proceedings that’s inappropriate. I think I notice that more today because it’s so easy to watch all three classic Star Wars films in quick succession; when Return of the Jedi came out, though, people were going more off their memories of A New Hope and Empire than a recent impression from the fifty millionth VHS viewing.

So, as an expression of my feelings on the Ewoks, “The Dalek Invasion of Endor” fit the bill. Now, should the Daleks also attack Naboo and the Gungans? Or might the Silurians be a better choice…? 😉

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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