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Scandal!  The Emperor's guards are Wookies!
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Author:  aDam [ Sun Aug 04, 2002 3:42 pm ]
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I'm sure everyone's familiar with the look of an Emperial guard. They're the guys that go around with the Emperor in Return of the Jedi. They're also in Episode II guarding Palpatine (hey what's that all about? duh duh duh). Well... here's what they look like. They're the red guys:
<center><a href=http://adamrulz.com/jj/images/guard_and_vader.jpg><img src=http://adamrulz.com/jj/images/guard_and_vader.gif width=320 height=136 border=0></a> <a href=http://adamrulz.com/jj/images/guards_and_vader.jpg><img src=http://adamrulz.com/jj/images/guards_and_vader.gif width=320 height=136 border=0></a></center>

So I was a kid once (once?) and I had these figures for the guards. I always wondered what their heads looked like. Somehow I never thought twice about what a storm trooper looked like but these guys had me wondering what they looked like as if they were the second coming of Dr. Claw (or would that be the first?) ... anyway I actually went as far as ripping the head off one of the toys and ripping the head out of the helmet with a butter knife. No there was no face shown under there. The face was sort of part of the helmet. What a dissapointment.

So here I am nearly 20 years later and I finally get around to seeing the Star Wars Holiday Special. The story centers around Chewbacca trying to get home to his family for Life Day. Well at the end we see all the Wookies dressed up for Life day in ... Emperor's guard robes! I mean seriously... just chell this out:

<center><a href=http://adamrulz.com/jj/images/wookies_in_red.jpg><img src=http://adamrulz.com/jj/images/wookies_in_red.gif width=220 height=168 border=0></a></center>

How can you even dispute that?

Author:  count_nobbus [ Mon Aug 05, 2002 4:01 am ]
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theyre probably just humans. and perhaps chewie just decided to try to rescue his dignity by wearing a cool robe.

Author:  aDam [ Mon Aug 05, 2002 9:52 am ]
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It's not just Chewie. All the Wookies wear those robes.

Author:  count_nobbus [ Fri Aug 16, 2002 7:42 am ]
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I worked it out, its because of the symbolism of color. I saw george lucas talking about it last year sometime. I cant remember exactly what he said, something about how darth vader wears black and his death star is all black and white, ita all symbolic. He also said some other interesting stuff, you should try to track that stuff down.

Author:  aDam [ Fri Aug 16, 2002 8:17 am ]
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Chris Rock did a bit on that... kind of.

Author:  Darth Croweus [ Sat May 10, 2003 9:43 am ]
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They aren't Wookiees. WHERE DID YOU SEE THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wookiees only where clothes on special occasions. The red represents the red blood of life.

Author:  aDam [ Sat May 10, 2003 6:18 pm ]
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Downloaded it last year. And where did you hear this whole red thing? If it's not on the screen I don't buy it.

Author:  Darth Croweus [ Sun May 11, 2003 8:44 am ]
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Have you ever read one of the novels? Wookiees are BIG on symbolism.

Author:  aDam [ Sun May 11, 2003 3:44 pm ]
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Nope. The novels don't count.

Author:  Darth Croweus [ Tue May 13, 2003 3:47 pm ]
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Novels totally count. All my ninety something of them..... .I.

Author:  aDam [ Tue May 13, 2003 5:53 pm ]
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When the movies do things that completely contradict main stories from the novels like let's say anything involving Boba Fett then I'd say that's a pretty good reason to consider those things to be little more than overglorified fanfics.

Author:  Darth Croweus [ Wed May 14, 2003 2:35 pm ]
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Like the fact that Boba wasnt a stormtrooper.
CHEWBACCA DIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm emotionally scared now.....

Author:  aDam [ Wed May 14, 2003 10:54 pm ]
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Don't be. He's not dead.

Author:  Darth Croweus [ Fri May 16, 2003 2:33 pm ]
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New Jedi Order:Vector Prime. The basterds kill him off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

Author:  aDam [ Fri May 16, 2003 10:43 pm ]
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Right... are you following? If it's in a book it doesn't mean cock.

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