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Title: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: linszoid on December 20, 2018, 11:26:33 AM
List of Crap Episode 114

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In the 1970s a young film maker named George Lucas sat down and wrote down a few ideas a paper. Through a Herculean effort these ideas would become a movie. This movie would change of the course of cinema history. The name of this movie was of course American Graffiti. Later he would make a movie called Star Wars. One of the things that always interested me about the Star Wars universe was how open it has been to creative input by many talented (and in some cases untalented) writers. George may have created the universe but a number of writers have filled out the universe with their own stories and characters. The universe has been adapted to movies, TV specials, books, video games and many other media formats. You could say it was prototype cinematic universe that is all the rage these days.

THE GENERAL RULES

Submit a list of your top 25 favorite Star Wars characters, with 1 being your very favorite and 25 being your least favorite among that subset of 25.
Entries will be scored by the basic forumla: SCORE = 26 - position
Submit this list to me via Rifftrax Forum private message.
Submission deadline is on January 3rd which is two weeks from now. The deadline may be extended at my discretion. I know the holidays are busy times for some people. I'm also hoping to get at least 10 lists.

THE LIST SPECIFIC RULES

This rules should be very simple for this one. Just submit a list of your favorite Star Wars characters. The only restriction is that the character must have appeared in an officially licensed Star Wars product. This could include but not limited too:
Movies
Books to include the Star Wars Legends Content
Video Games
Comic Books
TV Movies

If there are any questions just ask.

Lists are due on January 3rd. May the Force be with you.

I would also like to give thanks to all those brave souls who hosted the LoCs before mine.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Pak-Man on December 20, 2018, 01:28:37 PM
Glad I have a couple weeks off because this is going to require some deep reflection and maybe some source material revisitation...
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: CJones on December 20, 2018, 01:36:44 PM
Just to be clear, stuff that is no longer officially considered canon, as of the sale to Disney, still counts, right?
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: RVR II on December 20, 2018, 01:37:35 PM
Already sent mine in.. And they're all from the Original Trilogy
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: linszoid on December 20, 2018, 02:21:40 PM
Just to be clear, stuff that is no longer officially considered canon, as of the sale to Disney, still counts, right?

Correct. I believe that stuff is now considered Star Wars Legends (http://'http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Legends') and it still counts.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Pak-Man on December 20, 2018, 03:05:04 PM
For help, of course, there's always Wookieepedia!

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Individuals
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: linszoid on December 20, 2018, 04:02:27 PM
Glad I have a couple weeks off because this is going to require some deep reflection and maybe some source material revisitation...

Ditto. I'll probably be re-watching the movies within the next two weeks, probably with the insight of the Rifftrax crew.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Russoguru on December 20, 2018, 08:01:22 PM
I already sent my list in. I didn't take long to do that since the Star Wars universe is filled with so many great, memorable characters.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: linszoid on December 20, 2018, 08:30:42 PM
By the way the list should be about specific characters, not about a general race.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Russoguru on December 20, 2018, 10:10:00 PM
Speaking of, what does Dirty Harry say to an Ithorian in a bar? "Get the hell out of the way, hammerhead!"
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: PsychoGoatee on December 21, 2018, 08:25:56 AM
I had this book when I was a kid, fun stuff learning names of background characters etc. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Essential_Guide_to_Characters

Needless to say, there will be muppets on this top 50!
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: linszoid on December 21, 2018, 10:25:03 AM
Glad I have a couple weeks off because this is going to require some deep reflection and maybe some source material revisitation...

Ditto. I'll probably be re-watching the movies within the next two weeks, probably with the insight of the Rifftrax crew.

And just like that the riff for Solo gets released. What are the odds?
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 21, 2018, 10:32:44 AM
You told us to never tell you those.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 21, 2018, 03:50:01 PM
List sent, I was surprised where some ended up after about 20 minutes of sorting.  I was also surprised I could come up with 30 worthy of sorting since I never got into the extended universe and was relying on only characters from the movies.

Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: linszoid on December 21, 2018, 04:12:24 PM
List sent, I was surprised where some ended up after about 20 minutes of sorting.  I was also surprised I could come up with 30 worthy of sorting since I never got into the extended universe and was relying on only characters from the movies.

Honestly this is the first LoC where I hated leaving people off. Usually on my lists I add a few MST3k or Rifftrax references at the end in an amusing attempt to see if they stick. I have a prototype list so far that's about 40 names and counting.

I have 3 lists so far and I'm hopeful to get a lot more.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Russoguru on December 21, 2018, 06:01:14 PM
This is a pretty broad topic near and dear to many hearts so I'd expect no less than 10 lists, maybe 15 if we're really lucky.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Pak-Man on December 21, 2018, 07:59:11 PM
This is forcing me to size things up that I've never put any thought into before. Do I like Rey as much as Luke as a character? I'd never really thought about it before, but maybe?
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 21, 2018, 09:30:53 PM
This is forcing me to size things up that I've never put any thought into before. Do I like Rey as much as Luke as a character? I'd never really thought about it before, but maybe?

Exactly, that was the surprising thing that happened while I was sorting.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: stethacantus on December 22, 2018, 12:31:44 PM
So... Jango Fette, Boba Fette and all the Storm Troopers from the first six films count as the same character as they are all clones?
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: The Lurker on December 22, 2018, 12:45:29 PM
Jango and Boba probably don’t count as one person and by the time of the original they aren’t solely using clones for the troopers.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: PsychoGoatee on December 22, 2018, 12:47:28 PM
So... Jango Fette, Boba Fette and all the Storm Troopers from the first six films count as the same character as they are all clones?

I'm a big fan of clones, and I know you're probably just joking, but I'll defend clones here. They're all individuals, I mean take Judge Dredd and Solid Snake for example. Those guys, who both have evil brothers coincidentally, go to show, being a clone is cool, and you're special, and you probably have an evil clone brother you'll fight at some point.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Russoguru on December 22, 2018, 03:38:35 PM
I'm a big fan of clones, and I know you're probably just joking, but I'll defend clones here. They're all individuals, I mean take Judge Dredd and Solid Snake for example. Those guys, who both have evil brothers coincidentally, go to show, being a clone is cool, and you're special, and you probably have an evil clone brother you'll fight at some point.
Or at the very least, an evil clone brother from another reality or a doppleganger from the "Overdrawn at the memory bank" universe.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on December 23, 2018, 05:18:12 AM
I'll see if I can think up a list, although I am reluctant to put any of the real popular ones in high positions.  I always like to put more obscure stuff up top.  I like Star Wars okay, but I was never a huge fan of it.

This dovetails pretty nicely with the previous list, which had been on the other major sci-fi franchise.

By the way, you can change the display size of an image on this board without resizing the original image.  I noticed that the image on your main post is cut off.  To change the display size do this:


[img width=SIZE]http://IMAGE URL[/img]


For the size you only need to specify width and the forum software will change the height too in order to maintain the aspect ratio.  I usually use 600 for the width.  E.g:


[*img width=600]https://image.ibb.co/g69M9f/50.jpg[/img]


But remove the asterisk at the front obviously.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: PsychoGoatee on December 26, 2018, 09:30:07 PM
Just sent my list, looking forward to the countdown! The first half or 2/3rds should be particularly interesting, seeing all the not so main characters who made the top 50.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: ScottotD on December 26, 2018, 11:17:01 PM
Might try and do this, I think we did this list already but Luke's much higher in my list after TLJ than he was before
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Russoguru on December 27, 2018, 11:22:54 AM
Wow Scott, haven't seen you around these here parts for a while.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: linszoid on December 30, 2018, 07:05:14 PM
6 lists so far plus I'm still cooking up my own. Hope to see some more!!
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: CJones on December 31, 2018, 10:42:24 AM
I always wait until the last possible moment to submit my lists, but rest assured, you will get one from me.

Bad habit I picked up in college. I was a CS major, and I regularly started working on projects the night before they were due. My severe insomnia was put to good use, for once. The lifelong addiction to benzodiazipines I could have done without though.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: linszoid on December 31, 2018, 07:26:49 PM
So... Jango Fette, Boba Fette and all the Storm Troopers from the first six films count as the same character as they are all clones?

I'm a big fan of clones, and I know you're probably just joking, but I'll defend clones here. They're all individuals, I mean take Judge Dredd and Solid Snake for example. Those guys, who both have evil brothers coincidentally, go to show, being a clone is cool, and you're special, and you probably have an evil clone brother you'll fight at some point.

For the rules of this list, the clones all count separately.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Russoguru on December 31, 2018, 08:48:19 PM
Only 7 lists so far? What a bummer, I was expecting more Star Wars geeks to come out of the woodwork on this one.  :'(
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Pak-Man on January 01, 2019, 12:28:56 AM
There's at least one more coming from me. I'm just procrastinating.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: linszoid on January 02, 2019, 05:28:45 PM
Just a reminder we're nearing the final deadline. I have 7 lists so far and I strongly prefer not to start until we get at least 10 lists. The Force will be with you always.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Pak-Man on January 02, 2019, 06:22:51 PM
OK. My list is in. Without intending to, I covered a vast variety of source material. I have characters from all three trilogies, both spinoffs, TV Shows, Video Games, and Novels.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: CJones on January 03, 2019, 05:51:26 PM
Crap, is today the 3rd? Better start working on my list :)

Honestly though, I thought it was the 2nd. Don't be surprised if my list arrives in the middle of the night.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: linszoid on January 04, 2019, 11:48:27 AM
Crap, is today the 3rd? Better start working on my list :)

Honestly though, I thought it was the 2nd. Don't be surprised if my list arrives in the middle of the night.

No worries. I'm not going to start posting results until I get at least 10 lists in and I think I'm still sitting on 8.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Charles Castle on January 04, 2019, 11:53:40 AM
I started one several days ago. I will finish it once I am home later this evening.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Charles Castle on January 05, 2019, 12:45:39 AM
Sent. Thanks for hosting.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: CJones on January 05, 2019, 12:07:23 PM
List sent! Finally!

Sorry for the delay.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: linszoid on January 05, 2019, 03:07:22 PM
Alright I got 10 lists. I'm busy the next couple days but I'm hoping to start revealing the results by Friday. If there are any procrastinators out there feel free to send in a list by then.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Russoguru on January 10, 2019, 12:57:53 PM
Just one more day! Alright! I was probably a little over-optimistic in thinking we'd get more than just 10 lists.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: linszoid on January 11, 2019, 04:41:47 PM
Alright I'm hoping to get the first entry up tonight. There's a surprisingly low point barrier for characters to get on the list.

Also how do you post a youtube video on here? I never seem to get it right.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: CJones on January 11, 2019, 05:14:31 PM
Alright I'm hoping to get the first entry up tonight. There's a surprisingly low point barrier for characters to get on the list.

Also how do you post a youtube video on here? I never seem to get it right.

Say you want to post this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oAi0hoJ_28

delete "watch?" and replace "=" with "/"

So it looks like this: https://www.youtube.com/v/1oAi0hoJ_28

Then surround that with Flash tags. You'll probably want to change the size. I always use 560 x 315.

And you get this:

https://www.youtube.com/v/1oAi0hoJ_28
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: linszoid on January 11, 2019, 05:31:18 PM
Alright I'm hoping to get the first entry up tonight. There's a surprisingly low point barrier for characters to get on the list.

Also how do you post a youtube video on here? I never seem to get it right.

Say you want to post this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oAi0hoJ_28

delete "watch?" and replace "=" with "/"

So it looks like this: https://www.youtube.com/v/1oAi0hoJ_28

Then surround that with Flash tags. You'll probably want to change the size. I always use 560 x 315.

And you get this:

https://www.youtube.com/v/1oAi0hoJ_28

Thanks! Your points will count double!

(ok maybe not but thank you)
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Russoguru on January 11, 2019, 06:48:52 PM
It's taking all my effort to not say anything about that last post. Linszoid, I am REALLY looking forward to your list, I'm sure it's going to be amazing.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: linszoid on January 11, 2019, 06:54:32 PM
It's taking all my effort to not say anything about that last post. Linszoid, I am REALLY looking forward to your list, I'm sure it's going to be amazing.

Oh just say it. You have me curious.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: The Lurker on January 11, 2019, 07:07:49 PM
Honestly, I just find their videos rather sloppy.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Russoguru on January 11, 2019, 08:22:43 PM
Oh just say it. You have me curious.
I, unlike 80% of people on Facebook am an ardent, you might even say staunch defender of The Last Jedi.

Honestly, I just find their videos rather sloppy.
Meh, if I'm being totally honest I find them to be alright and sometimes they actually are pretty funny.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: linszoid on January 11, 2019, 09:00:54 PM
Oh just say it. You have me curious.
I, unlike 80% of people on Facebook am an ardent, you might even say staunch defender of The Last Jedi.

Honestly, I just find their videos rather sloppy.
Meh, if I'm being totally honest I find them to be alright and sometimes they actually are pretty funny.

Oh, I thought the post was more directed at me. Personally I'm not trying to bring divisiveness into this list. Everyone has their perspectives on the Franchise and I'm hoping to respect that. 
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Russoguru on January 11, 2019, 09:02:03 PM
All apologies Linszoid. I didn't mean to cause any offense or hard feelings.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: linszoid on January 11, 2019, 09:07:48 PM
All apologies Linszoid. I didn't mean to cause any offense or hard feelings.

No problem, but as an act of contrition I think you should view the rifftrax version of the original trilogy  ;D
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Russoguru on January 11, 2019, 09:35:01 PM
No problem, but as an act of contrition I think you should view the rifftrax version of the original trilogy  ;D
I'm pretty sure I've done that already but it's been a while.
Title: Re: Submit Entries for LOC 114: Star Wars Characters
Post by: Darth Geek on January 12, 2019, 10:00:17 AM
Honestly, I just find their videos rather sloppy.
I agree. That was the first CinemaSins video I've seen and I only got about three minutes in.