History of the Gungans

starwars.com posted “Meet The Gungans: A History of Naboo’s Bombad Aliens” a couple of days ago. It’s a look at various “famous” Gungans, including Jar Jar (of course), Captain Tarpals, Boss Nass, and Peppi Bow (seen on Clone Wars).



12 Responses to “History of the Gungans”

  1. Adam D. Bram (The Nilbog) Says:


    Also, I’m bringing back “Jar Jar Lives” in light of certain…comments made recently.

    • Hunk a Junk Says:

      I call upon my fellow saga fans to help convince Dave Filoni and the creative team at Lucasfilm to bring Jar Jar back for an episode of Rebels. This should be a test for Disney to see if they’re truly interested in catering to ALL Star Wars fans or just pander to the vocal hateboy minority. Giving Jar Jar a role of substance (as a guest star, of course), and giving him a truly heroic moment to help redeem him in the eyes of skeptics, could help precipitate the healing of the divide in fandom — something that should be part of Lucasfilm’s creative strategy.

  2. Stefan Kraft Says:

    I know, I know, it is off-topic, but “The Prequels Strike Back” has been funded so that they will make a full-length documentary. More important, it seems they will feature Paul F. McDonald, Bob Clark and Camille Paglia!
    This article by one of the producers does not sound bad either:

    • Stefan Kraft Says:

      Forgot to post: The experts that will be interviewed are listed on the official site http://www.unlearntheprequels.com

      • lazypadawan Says:

        Wow, that’s quite a list. I’ll be sure to fast forward past Chris Gore.

      • Stefan Kraft Says:

        I don’t know him. Is he fervently anti-PT?

      • Hunk a Junk Says:

        LP is right. Chris Gore??? Um, no. He’s had several anti-PT articles or wink-wink “I agree that they sucked” interviews. For me his interview with Gary Kurtz laid the foundation for false hateboy narrative that Gary Kurtz was somehow really the one responsible for ANH and TESB’s success, not Lucas. Some of the links to the article have been scrubbed, but I found this excerpt: http://nightly.net/topic/1248-excerpts-from-gary-kurtz-interview/ He opens with “Before George Lucas built his toy empire, he made movies with producer Gary Kurtz.” Lovely. And now he’s supposedly going to be singing the PT praises? If so, this doc will take an immediate credibility hit.

      • lazypadawan Says:

        I predict he’s being brought on to argue “the other side.”

      • Stefan Kraft Says:

        Thanks for the long answer!

      • Stefan Kraft Says:

        Well, the documentary will probably rather be pro-PT, but they may also include some criticisms – it may not be a 100% Prequel defense. This is the impression I’ve got. I can/might live with that as long as the criticisms are expressed in a civilized manner and (!) they are in a clear minority.

      • Hunk a Junk Says:

        Brevity isn’t usually my thing. šŸ˜‰

      • Keith Palmer Says:

        I have to admit to battling suspicions about this documentary myself; a “debate” where one side refuses to see anything positive about the subject doesn’t seem much fun. The peculiar thought has come to me, though, that as the Ring Theory managed to suggest a certain vapidity to the “RLM” videos with just a quote or two, it would be something if this documentary somehow managed to do the same thing…

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