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I have a bad podcast about this.

Apr 2, 2016

Below are the annotations for NTMtP Episode 4 - Ewok on the Wild Side.

Mynocks are the batlike creatures that attack the Millennium Falcon when it flies into the belly of the space slug in The Empire Strikes Back.  They can often be found chewing on the power cables of starships.  In the old EU, they were silicon-based life forms that were allergic to helium.

The Sarlacc is the giant sand monster that Jabba tries to throw Luke and co. into in Return of the Jedi.  Sarlaccs supposedly digest their prey over thousands of years.  In the climax of the battle, Boba Fett famously fell into the Sarlacc pit.  In some versions of the EU, he escapes, only to fall into the pit again.  (I should point out that the Sarlacc doesn’t really move, so this is an impressive feat.)  The Clone Wars depicted a flowery variant of the species on the planet Umbara.

The Fanged God is the embodiment of the Dark Side of the Force in beast form.  It was first depicted in The Clone Wars.  We’ll cover this in more detail in a future segment.

Kiros Birds (and the related species, Convorees) are super cute birds that have goggles on their faces.  GOGGLES.  You should Google them for their goggles.

Kushiban are a cute EU species with color-changing mood fur that has a cultural ban on tool usage.

Caravan of Courage is a 1984 children’s movie that takes place on the planet Endor.  James has an unhealthy love of this movie.  It’s…not very good.  Its sequel, Battle for Endor, has a mysterious Force-using witch in it who can fly.  She was later retconned to be a Dathomiri Nightsister, the same culture we discussed from The Courtship of Princess Leia in our first episode.  We’ll cover Nightsisters in more detail later.  (Caravan of Courage is not canon so far.)

The Wraith Squadron Series is a set of EU books that focuses on a squadron of colorful rejects from the Rebel armed forces.  The pilots in that book are goofy as hell and are always messing with each other.  Note: Wedge is actually the person who tricks Janson into stripping naked, but only after Janson messes with him first.

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