Discussion in 'Literature' started by snelson, Jul 11, 2013.
is yoda a whill? I hope we will find out what his species is.
Or is Yoda a Whip?
Whip? Or Whill?
Where there's a way, a Whill, there is.
The Whill of The Force, Yoda follows.
I'm pretty sure Lucas has denied this, though I lack the exact quote or quotes.
He's a muppet.
If Yoda is a Whill, does that make Palpatine a Whont?
Dr. Seuss' Star Wars!
What's funny to me here is the way this is written like Prequel Yoda dialogue (verb at the end). Isn't the actual line "Always in motion is the future"?
Sorry, carry on.
Lucas has notably described Yoda as "a frog" or "the offspring of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy."
Man, I'd actually entirely forgotten how much more restrained OT Yoda was with the backwards speak.
In never really got why they decided to give that Yoda-like Jedi Master in KOTOR a first and a last name...
I always presumed members of Yoda's species only used one word as name.
If you asked 'em why Yoda only has one name, they would tell you just what they already answered about Palpatine a few years ago: "That's not so unusual even in our own galaxy. For example, in one of the world's most populous countries, Indonesia, many people go by one name. And even some last names are just that, not family names."
I revere Steve Stansweet as much as everyone else, but that really wasn't a proper answer, since all other Naboo had both first and last names...
People on Earth do both, why not Naboo?
I prefer he isn't a Whill. I prefer he stay as a member of an unknown species.
My brother has only one name. His "last name" is our father's name. Same with me, except I have two.
And a more famous example, Teller from Penn and Teller has only one name. Wasn't born with one name, but now he has it.
Honestly, the whole thing about learning his species makes me roll my eyes--if they come out tomorrow and announce that he's a Flibbian from Flibbonia, what exactly does that add to our understanding of him? If a book actually went into his home planet and culture and stuff, granted, that could be interesting, but just naming the species accomplishes nothing.
I actually would be really upset if we had any information about his species at all. There's not much in the SW franchise that is mysterious. We know where the Sith came from, we know Boba Fett is a clone from Kamino, we know that the force influences midichlorians... but we have no information about Yoda's species. And that's how it should stay.
And good question -- what does it accomplish?
Well I think there's a distinction between detailing it just to check a box and detailing it in order to tell a story. There's a lot that could be done with a younger Yoda if they were so inclined--his home planet could factor into that, or it could not. It doesn't necessarily accomplish anything, but it doesn't necessarily hurt, either--I don't see Yoda as having some special mystique to him purely because we don't know his species.
True. But the planetary cultures of the GFFA haven't been portrayed fairly realistically so far; most of the planets in the Star Wars universe have been featuring a ludicrously unified culture--just look at Alderaan or Corellia.
That's just cold, man.
Hey, we know practically nothing about Stewjon, but it was a joyous day indeed when it was revealed to be Obi-Wan's homeworld.
Grand Admiral Paxis there's your answer.