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Do you have a favourite stormtrooper?

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I know they all look the same but I always like the one that tilts his head to the side to dodge laser that Leia shoots at him from the unextended Death Star bridge. He had style.

I think he is the same one thats standing above the one that Leia hits and drops to the deck.

 

Battle droids the robotic incarnations of Jar Jar Binks.

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I've always liked ol' Porkins.

The taller guy is pretty cool as well.

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At the age of 15 - and to this very day - this is the only Stormtrooper that ever stood out to me.  He changed the course of the entire story.  He overlooks that tiny piece - they leave the planet.  He found it - so our story began.

I love the way the shot is framed - the desolation, the sound, the voice, all of it.  A really fantastic scene that has moved me for 34 years.

 

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Anchorhead said:

At the age of 15 - and to this very day - this is the only Stormtrooper that ever stood out to me.  He changed the course of the entire story.  He overlooks that tiny piece - they leave the planet.  He found it - so our story began.

I love the way the shot is framed - the desolation, the sound, the voice, all of it.  A really fantastic scene that has moved me for 34 years.

 

His name is Waggo Borathyon. According to the EU he was the lost prince of a planet of sky-surfing hunters of giant flying fish. He returned to the Star Destroyer after saying "look sir, Droids" and eventually became enthralled in a conspiracy with an undercover rebel operative and the brain of an ancient Sithlord in a jar. He died 50 years later single handedly holding off part of an extra-galactic invasion by biological sadist aliens. His son is now a Jedi master working the reformed Empire.

See, doesn't the EU make everything cooler!

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Surely Waggo also had some past encounter with Han Solo, right?

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Diego said:

Surely Waggo also had some past encounter with Han Solo, right?

Best friends in boarding school... but had a falling out over a girl.

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Anchorhead said:

 

I don't get it.  Is this an SE change?  Why does he only have two eyes? ;-)

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Anchorhead said:

At the age of 15 - and to this very day - this is the only Stormtrooper that ever stood out to me.  He changed the course of the entire story.  He overlooks that tiny piece - they leave the planet.  He found it - so our story began.

I love the way the shot is framed - the desolation, the sound, the voice, all of it.  A really fantastic scene that has moved me for 34 years.

 

Good choice. Tatooine Stormtroopers are tough. That one is tough and has good eyes.

Battle droids the robotic incarnations of Jar Jar Binks.

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I don't get it.  Is this an SE change?  Why does he only have two eyes? ;-)

LOL

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TheBoost said:

Anchorhead said:

At the age of 15 - and to this very day - this is the only Stormtrooper that ever stood out to me.  He changed the course of the entire story.  He overlooks that tiny piece - they leave the planet.  He found it - so our story began.

I love the way the shot is framed - the desolation, the sound, the voice, all of it.  A really fantastic scene that has moved me for 34 years.

 

His name is Waggo Borathyon. According to the EU he was the lost prince of a planet of sky-surfing hunters of giant flying fish. He returned to the Star Destroyer after saying "look sir, Droids" and eventually became enthralled in a conspiracy with an undercover rebel operative and the brain of an ancient Sithlord in a jar. He died 50 years later single handedly holding off part of an extra-galactic invasion by biological sadist aliens. His son is now a Jedi master working the reformed Empire.

See, doesn't the EU make everything cooler!

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The guys in that Zahn novel.  The Rogue stormtroopers.

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I too have a fondness for "Waggo", in the Radio version he identifies the small object he picked up as a plating ring from a droid but the movie version has such a hilarious economy of language.

I can imagine him pointing out some youths with unconventional haircuts and starting an accidental firefight with the line "Look Sir Rebels!".

I would love to read TheBoostiepdia entry on the head bonk Stormtrooper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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TheBoost said:

Anchorhead said:

At the age of 15 - and to this very day - this is the only Stormtrooper that ever stood out to me.  He changed the course of the entire story.  He overlooks that tiny piece - they leave the planet.  He found it - so our story began.

I love the way the shot is framed - the desolation, the sound, the voice, all of it.  A really fantastic scene that has moved me for 34 years.

 

His name is Waggo Borathyon. According to the EU he was the lost prince of a planet of sky-surfing hunters of giant flying fish. He returned to the Star Destroyer after saying "look sir, Droids" and eventually became enthralled in a conspiracy with an undercover rebel operative and the brain of an ancient Sithlord in a jar. He died 50 years later single handedly holding off part of an extra-galactic invasion by biological sadist aliens. His son is now a Jedi master working the reformed Empire.

See, doesn't the EU make everything cooler!

I laughed.

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I like Davin Felth. According to the EU, he was in the stormtrooper armor corps until he started publicizing weaknesses in the AT-AT and got reassigned to the infantry. I kind of sympathize with his conundrum. You don't want to tell a superior officer that his multi-million dollar system is rendered useless by poor doctrine which said officer probably spent years studying or preaching, but if you don't you're putting your unit and your mission at risk. He's also the "look sir, droids," guy.

TK-421 is also pretty cool.

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HotRod said:

 

My fave is the Stormtrooper 4th from the left, bottom first row!!

He always stood out to me!!

Pff! Don't make me laugh! We all know that Stormtrooper SF-5329 stole the show! The way he stands... It's so majestic... It's like watching a unicorn stand on top of a mountain while drinking from a goblet filled with the laughter of small children! That was the define moment of my life, seeing him stand, and my God, did he stand...

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doubleofive said:

TK-421, the only canon stormtrooper named in the OT.

Even though we don't see it in the film - I bet he shot first too. Han was just defending himself.

;-)

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You guys are way, WAAAAAYYYYYY off.

Wilf

Washtrooper for the win.

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I like the one that wonders if it's another drill.

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doubleofive said:

 

Anchorhead said:



doubleofive said:

TK-421, the only canon stormtrooper named in the OT.


Even though we don't see it in the film - I bet he shot first too. Han was just defending himself.

;-)
*applause*

Nice one, Anchor.

 

Wasn't there a stormtrooper blaster sound in one mix and then Han's blaster on another? So maybe he did shoot first. ;)

Quackula said:

I like the one that wonders if it's another drill.

Funny you should mention it, that was once translated here as the machine which drills holes in subtitles. LOL

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Moth3r said:

TheBoost said:

Anchorhead said:

 

 

His name is Waggo Borathyon.... ...

See, doesn't the EU make everything cooler!

You should go and correct Wookiepedia. They have it all wrong.

 Dear God. I tried to out-ridiculous the EU and failed. Who would have guessed that "Look Sir, Droids" was in fact the only man in the Empire who noticed that AT-ATs could be tripped by cables, and his career was sandbagged because of it. And later he did become a spy for the Rebellion because he feels spiritual kinship with Han Solo.

 

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I like the one that throws Han into the Bespin Cell and almost loses his helmet doing so.