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Lit Heeps & Harems: TCW Strikes Again!

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Barriss_Coffee, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    So this comic "A Small Scrappy War" is quite the riot.

    I'm usually bored to tears with these Clone Wars comics and their drab plots, but this one was all-out weird. My EU sense was sparked from the first page, where you're introduced to Rex and co. pulling some stunt on Biitu. For those of you who don't know, Biitu was featured in the old Droids TV show in a series of episodes titled "The Great Heep."

    Why is this at all interesting? Well first, it's old-school 80s tv. Second, The Great Heep is about a giant transformer-esque monstrosity who runs -- get this -- a droid harem.

    I kid you not. A droid harem.

    0:20 -


    Aw man I love how Jason and Dan tried to make Screed a competent villain.

    ...back on topic. So the second reason this is hilarious is that Mr. Harem-Bot is actually an Abominor from the Yuuzhan Vong galaxy that may have been responsible for the YV genocide, leading to the YV/NJO invasion.

    So you wonder why the YV were so direly droid-phobic? Because I betchya those Abominors filled their galaxy with Droid Harems. The YV just couldn't take it. They embraced pain instead.That droid love is weird man. You see some of it in the Great Heep episodes and it's like... whoh.

    Anyway, so Clone Wars took a stab at Biitu. Hilarious comic. Explores the concept of scrapped battledroids in Republic junkyards attempting to reanimate one another. But the thing is, the whole issue of the Abominor isn't mentioned (presumably he hasn't arrived yet), but there's another droid, the Reanimator, who's sort of a compilation of a bunch of droids and has no other background (aside from the fact that the locals seem to be familiar with his identity -- as if he's been around for a while):

    [​IMG]

    But -- HOLD ON NOW!!! What does the Wook have to say about the Abominors again?
    OH HO HO HO SOLO! You think you could hide, didn't you, Mr. Harem-bot? Well I see what you did there.

    Oh, and Rex?

    [​IMG]

    Mungo Baobab almost died because of your incompetence. Bad Rex. Baaaad.
     
  2. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    wait. THIS is where Screed is from?!?!



    also I kind of love "tiny-minded Imperial twit" and am sad I've never been called that before.
     
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  3. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    You never watched the glory of Droids?
     
  4. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    No. Clearly I've missed out on a gem, here.
     
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  5. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    Oh you don't even know. Wait until you get to the space battle with the Not-A-Wings and Not B-Wings

    It made my childhood when I watched it on VHS. Or was it Sci-Fi
     
  6. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I remember watching Droids for the first time a few years back. It's one of the weirdest things ever. It made me think of what would happen if R2-D2 and C-3PO just happened to have wandered onto a He-Man cartoon or something similar.
     
  7. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    It had an obscene amount of camp in it

    For example R2 Breakdancing
     
  8. Charlemagne19

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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    Screed is/was awesome.

    He should have been promoted to Grand Admiral.
     
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  9. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Feels like that would be rude if said on the forums without proper context. I will keep it in mind though.

    Anyway, I remember these fondly....then I watched them again, and I find the dry dialogue and slow pacing hard to sit through. Still lots of cool ideas, interesting designs that feel really OT, and a general feeling that the galaxy was a big place.
     
  10. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, I'd probably have been rather peeved about that since I wouldn't have known the context.

    That's why I love WEG. If Droids is the same way, I really ought to give it a shot...
     
  11. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Droids is just wonderful. I bought Season 1 of M*A*S*H on DVD partly based on your recommendation in a Medstar thread a couple of years ago, and now I command you to reciprocate!
     
  12. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    When working on developing the voices for an audio adaptation of Yavin Vassilika, I hunted down the Droids episode with IG-88 in it and watched his scenes over and over and over so that way I could mimic his voice.

    That show was a riot, and ol Iggy could have used more cameos.
     
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  13. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Where did you think he was from? :confused:
     
  14. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I don't know, Marvel or something. The way he's presented in other sources (Rebellion, for instance) makes him out to be some sort of old-school badass. I certainly remember a bevy of fanfiction treatments of Screed as an old-line Imperial (confirmed by the recent Warfare stuff with him as this great war hero).

    So basically this storied background I've seen for the last 14 years or so and this sort of hammy villain thing I get in this clip is... mind-blowing. :p

    ...am I really the only one who hasn't seen Droids? Good grief, I need to get my act together. :p

    But yes, that certainly sounds fair. Minus the part about you issuing a command. Tsk tsk.
     
  15. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    He there is a reason the Warfare guide made rather clear how much he dropped the ball after the first few years ;) Though you still have to love his custom uniform, especially as it actually looks kind of like the concept art for Ep 3 Imps. :)
     
  16. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    It looks like it's supposed to be a general's greatcoat, something Napoleon or Rommel might wear, but it's animated in a way that just makes it look like he's wearing... a dress. :p

    Still, I might be willing to watch Droids just for him.
     
  17. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Stills make it look better :p [​IMG]


    Boba Fett is also in it, back in the days when he was actually cool. :D
     
  18. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I can't believe that TCW produced something bad!


    [​IMG]
     
  19. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah but something tells me that I'd be more interested in a hammy Imperial former war hero than a mysterious silent bounty hunter . . .

    Just a hunch.
     
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  20. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Don't be a tiny-minded Imperial twit.
     
  21. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    YAY!!!
     
  22. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Double yay: I only got one notification for that quote!
     
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  23. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, the quote notifications were fixed yesterday. No more double, triple, notifications at last.
     
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  24. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm happy to see it fixed, but I will miss logging on to 30+ notifications for, like, three replies.
     
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  25. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Or getting a notification that I was quoted because someone liked the post. Or notifications every time a quoted post is edited. Or just three or four alerts for one quote.

    My alerts will seem so... empty...