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PT Star Wars Podracers and your Favorite

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by CISMestizo, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. CISMestizo

    CISMestizo Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I've been playing the Nintendo Switch port of Star Wars Episode I Racer recently and it got my noggin joggin about what were everyone's favorite Pod Racer. Feel free to name any Pod Racer you like whether they're one from the Boonta Eve Classic, or the reused concept for Star Wars Episode I Racer, or any of the new characters for Star Wars Racer Revenge.

    You can like a Pod Racer for any reason. They're a neat looking alien, their Pod Racer is cool, they have a great back story you actually managed to read about. Considering they don't have a lot of backstory it's totally fine to like them based on looks alone.

    I also figure this could be a general discussion thread about Podracers such as the Boonta Eve Classic in the movie the 2 Podracer games Star Wars Episode I Racer and Star Wars Racer Revenge, or the comics such as Podracing Tales, or Emissaries to Malastare and discarded designs that never made the cut. Maybe any desires for a future Podracing game and what you'd like to see.

    A couple links from StarWars.com highlighting all the Pod Racers from the movie and games.
    START YOUR ENGINES: STAR WARS PODRACER DRIVERS, PART 1
    START YOUR ENGINES: STAR WARS PODRACER DRIVERS, PART 2

    An Image of all Boonta Eve Classic Podracers from Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
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    Below are a list of all Pod Racers from The Phantom Menace, video games, and comics that I could find out about. I'm using the Legends Wookieepedia pages since many characters actually have a background in Legends, or only exist in Legends. Figured I list them all so people know about what Podracer's are out there.

    Pod Racers that participated in the Boonta Eve Classic in Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace

    Ben Quadinaros and his Balta-Trabaat BT310

    Ratts Tyerell and his Vokoff-Strood Titan 2150

    Boles Roor and his Bin Gassi Racing Engines Quadrijet 4-Barrel 904E

    Dud Bolt and his Vulptereen 327

    Anakin Skywalker and his Radon-Ulzer 620C and Radon-Ulzer 1240C racing engine

    Mars Guo and his Collor Pondrat Plug-2 Behemoth

    Sebulba and his Collor Pondrat Plug-F Mammoth Split-X and Collor Pondrat Plug-G_Gargantua

    Teemto Pagalies and his Irdani Performance Group IPG-X1131 LongTail

    Aldar Beedo and his Manta RamAir Mark IV Flat-Twin Turbojet

    Neva Kee and his Farwan & Glott 8T8-Twin Block2 Special

    Gasgano and his Custom Ord Pedrovia

    Ark "Bumpy" Roose and his Vokoff-Strood Plug-8G 927 Cluster Array

    Ody Mandrell and his Exelbrok XL 5115

    Elan Mak and his Kurtob KRT 410-C

    Ebe E. Endocott and his JAK Racing J930 Dash-8

    Mawhonic and his Galactic Power Engineering GPE-313

    Wan Sandage and his Elsinore-Cordova Engineering TurboDyne 99-U

    Clegg Holdfast and his Keizar-Volvec KV9T9-B Wasp

    Podracers that appear in Star Wars Episode I Racer

    Fud Sang and his Bokaan Race Engineering BRE Block6 Tri-Ram

    “Bullseye” Navior and his Irateq RQ 550C Dart

    Toy Dampner and his Turca 910 Special

    Slide Paramita and his Pizer-Errol Stinger 627 S

    Bozzie Baranta and his Shelba 730 Razor

    Jinn Reeso and his Podracer

    Cy Yunga and his Hummel Carbine V-71 Ridge Piranha

    Podracers that appear in Star Wars Racer Revenge

    Occo Ninebar and his Enser Flay 254

    Shirvel Baittrand and his Kulless Squall

    Knire Dark and her Serabyss Howler 1165

    Kraid Nemmeso and his Versper Dux Ultra-3

    Wan Sandage Jr. and his Elsinore-Cordova Engineering TurboDyne 99-U

    “Scorch” Zanales and his Daimlo Engineering Banshee-11

    Tzidik Wrantojo and his Wellos and Allos 825

    These are Podracers I could find from the comics, but info on them is pretty limited and it isn't exhaustive so feel free to mention anyone, or anything I missed.

    By't Distombe and his Podracer participated in the Vinta Harvest Classic

    Durundo participated in the Vinta Harvest Classic

    Wasser Barer participated in the Vinta Harvest Classic

    Hekula was Sebulba's

    Pugwis was Sebulba's grandson


    Xelbree is a Podracer who is only ever named in the Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace Book and partook in the Boonta Eve Classic.

    Czerka Corporation CR-17 Incendia is a Podracer that appears in Star Wars The Old Republic

    I figured I'll also list the Easter Egg Podracers from Star Wars Racer Revenge, but I wouldn't really count these considering they're non-canon even in Legends.

    Watto and his Podracer

    Darth Maul and his Sith Infiltrator Podracer

    Darth Vader and his TIE Podracer
     
  2. Deliveranze

    Deliveranze Force Ghost star 6

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    Gasgano for me. I used to play the character in Episode I Racer on the Nintendo 64 around 2000-2001, and the character always stuck out to me.
     
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  3. Glitterstimm

    Glitterstimm Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm a big Sebulba fan. A lot of people criticize the cgi and design of Jar Jar, but forget how cool Sebulba was.
     
  4. Awushi Awere

    Awushi Awere Jedi Youngling star 1

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    May 11, 2020
    “Bullseye“ Navior to me. In my memory his racer was the most outbalanced one which could get “one of the best“ in technical upgrading. Maybe I'm talking garbage. But anyway: I loved him and his kind of small podracer. He was perfect for my taste.

    In design I also liked Slide Paramita and Toy Dampner.

    I also had some favourite courses. I just really disliked one or two; for example “Abyss“ (Bozzie Baranta) - that was a joke hahaha.
     
  5. Guidman

    Guidman PT Manager and Book/Trivia Host star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Just by going off of who I used to be on Episode 1 Racer: Ebe Endocott. That one had the best handling so I only crashed into a wall ~30 times a race.
     
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  6. Chancellor Yoda

    Chancellor Yoda Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Dud Bolt

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    I like the look of his podracer and his design is cool as a crocodile with outward spiked teeth.
     
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  7. Bee Bee

    Bee Bee Jedi Knight star 2

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    You literally said exactly everything I would have said. Are you my clone?
     
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  8. Jedi_Sith_Smuggler_Droid

    Jedi_Sith_Smuggler_Droid Jedi Master star 4

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    In the PodRacer video game I liked Cleigg Holdfast.

    The Phantom Menace is an amazing movie for production design. The Podrace arena was shot as if it's a real location. All close ups shots we see are there in the large model. The camera angles and eyelines also match up for those places being where they are in the larger model. This made up environment is more consitant than most movies and TV shows shot in actual locations.

    But when it comes to the actual podracer pilots, the characters are all over the place. Not a bad thing, just more of how movie magic works. Some of the podracers appear to have more than one design used on screen. And I'm not sure all the podracer pilots were fully designed head to toe. Even their size seems to vary.

    Take Mawhownic. Is he the height or Ree-Yee or is he as tall as Anakin? Even on Wookiepeida, a lot of the podracers have images from the video game for their profile photo. I think that's because no actual official finished character design was made to have an image of.
     
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  9. darthfettus2015

    darthfettus2015 Jedi Master star 4

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    Mars guo for me
     
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  10. SoUncivilized

    SoUncivilized Jedi Youngling

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    I think I liked playing as Teemto back in the day? Man it has been a long time.
     
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  11. Dannik Jerriko

    Dannik Jerriko Jedi Knight star 3

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    Sebulba was a fantastically creative alien design. I like that his species walk on their hands and use their feet to pick up and manipulate objects. He was a great minor villain, gruff and arrogant. He was an ideal opponent or Anakin, the established champion unseated by the precocious upstart.
     
  12. themoth

    themoth Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I was going to post the same thing.
     
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  13. Jordan1Kenobi

    Jordan1Kenobi SWC 100 Day Star Wars Challenge Host star 6 VIP - Game Host

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    I've always been a big Gasgano fan. Love the character's design.

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  14. TIE Mechanic

    TIE Mechanic Jedi Padawan star 1

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    For SW Ep.1 Racer (on both N64 and Switch), I always select Bullseye Navior as that little racer is really quite fast - especially when upgraded.