Today’s villain spotlight is quite an icon, one that I have to admit was a little intimidating for your dear Lilith here to tackle. But it is actually that insane obsession the world seems to have with this villain that inspired me to steal this week’s villain column and discuss him. Boba Fett is a man of few words that all in all does not get a ton of screen time in the original Star Wars movie, yet he is now one of the most popular and marketed characters of the franchise. What is it about Boba Fett that is so alluring and attractive to the masses? Continue on for Lilith’s take on this bounty hunter villain…
Hey there Evil Geeks! After the tragedy at the Boston Marathon back in April, you may recall that the Boston Comic Con was scheduled for the same week. At the time, the manhunt was still on for the suspects and understandably the con had to be canceled. We recorded a special podcast back at the time to talk about all of the craziness going on at that week, which was a rare moment of seriousness for the Evil Geeks. Turning to the bright side of things with the horror of that event finally behind us and the surviving culprit in prison, the show can finally go on. This Saturday and Sunday the Boston Comic Con returns and along with it, so too shall the Brotherhood of Evil Geeks! To celebrate the event, we’re giving away a SWEET PRIZE but since we’re Evil, we’re going to make you work for it! What can we say? Getting people to do our bidding really does it for us.
So, you want to make some Star Wars movies.
In my younger years, I was quite the little Star Wars fan. And since I was raised in a dry spell (Return of the Jedi came out before I was born and I would be in High School by the time the Phantom Menace hit screens), I had to make do with very little Star Wars material. Hell, even the toys were hard to come by. There was a comic shop nearby that sold cheap loose figures, and that was great if you wanted a droid or General Madine or Logray the other Ewok, but not so hot when you were looking for Jedi Luke. But I made do with what I had until the Power of the Force figures came out in the mid-90s. With my limited action figure resources, a wide open universe of stories, and a child’s imagination I came up with all kinds of ideas.
The Good, The Bad, And The Scruffy
When I hear the term “bounty hunter” my mind runs to fantastical places. I don’t think of Hawaiian racists with bleach blonde mullets, I think of Boba Fett and I think of the old west. So why can’t these two great tastes taste great together? I know I’m not the only one who would be all over a Boba Fett story, set before the original trilogy, that was just a straight-up spaghetti western set in space. Hell, if it were up to me I’d go one further… I’d adapt For a Few Dollars More in the Star Wars universe.