Classic Who // New Who Parallels Part 189
Star Wars has tons of strong women characters. More importantly, it has well-written female characters. I can no longer deal with running into Women’s Studies majors who just write off Star Wars because they saw Carrie Fisher in a bikini. Guess what? SHE KILLS THE FAT SLUG WHO PUT HER IN IT. She does most of the rescuing on the Death Star! She leads the Rebel Alliance and coordinates the entire defense of Hoth, only leaving at the last possible minute after she has made SURE that everyone else has evacuated. Padmé Amidala, while not the most well-written character ever, gets in plenty of ass-kicking too! She retakes her entire planet through diplomacy and courage. She argues for negotiations with the same people who attacked Naboo before the Clone Wars erupt! But when the capture her and back her into a corner, she kicks ass and fights alongside the clones at the Battle of Geonosis! She remains consistent: a peace-loving senator who can make war when needed.
And that only includes the movies. The expanded universe has tons of well-written female characters. Mara Jade, Plourr of Rogue Squadron, Jaina Solo, Guri, Ashoka Tano, Winter, Juno Eclipse, and the list goes on and on! All of these characters explode off the page and screen. They serve as positive examples for EVERYONE. Not just women. I look up to Plourr because of her sense of duty and her incredible wit. And I’m a straight white male!
What about well-written villains? The EU has got you covered again. Ventress, Daala, Leonia Tavira, Mara Jade (again), Zam Wessell, Lumiya, and tons of others (I particularly like Komari Vosa).
I guess I just want a little more respect for Star Wars among those who haven’t seen it. Please, watch Star Wars. At least the first one, if nothing else. It holds up in all ways, including gender issues.
Women of Star Wars by Joe Hogan
Let’s not forget Tenel Ka Djo, Tahiri Veila, Darth Zannah, Marasiah Fel, Mirax Terrik Horn, Iella Wessiri Antilles, Vestara Khai, Kerra Holt, Bastilla Shan, Nomi Sunrider, Vima Sunrider, Satele Shan, Aryn Leneer, Ysanne Isard, etc. The list goes on and on.
He looks so polite, like he just wants to stop by and see if you have anything for him.
I would love to have this problem.
After pointing-batch, now you can call him photobombing-batch.
Adam Clayton’s wife isn’t sure how to take him. (I think she’s his wife, not sure.)
I dont think there’s a bigger Cumberbatch fan than John Green
Can I buy a John Green?
I am going to buy a John Green
His lips when he says Shakira
Beatles reference in Doctor Who
Omitted: Episode 1 of Evil of the Daleks, a group of girls dance to Paperback Writer in a coffee house. Unfortunately, the footage of the episode has been wiped.
I wish the Paperback Writer one hadn’t been wiped. That’s one of my favorite Beatles songs.
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