Who Left The Trailer Door A Jar Jar?

Remember how bitter William Shatner was about missing the Star Trek reboot? Wouldn’t you hate for a new Star Wars cycle to begin without Jar Jar Binks and have to see those big Gungan eyes awash in tears?

No worries. Motion graphics artist and technical director Michael Murdock has fixed the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens by adding Jar Jar to every scene.

Express your gratitude appropriately…

9 thoughts on “Who Left The Trailer Door A Jar Jar?

  1. Michael!

    How can you compare the great Shatner with…

    Arrgh.

    Jar Jar BINKS???!!!

    For shame. For shame.

  2. By the way, is there any truth to the rumor that the DOCTOR WHO producers almost did an episode called:

    “Binks”

    Where every time somone looked at Jar Jar, a STAR WARS toy moved menacingly close to someone?

  3. And of course, there’s the famous line from there:

    People assume that the force is an energy field created by all living things, that surrounds us and penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together, but, actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly… forcey-worcey… midichlorians.

  4. I’ve always found it more than a little ironic that so many SF and “sci-fi” fans, ESPECIALLY the Star Wars fans, objected to a gawky, geeky, social misfit of a character like poor Jar Jar Binks……….

  5. KBK:

    He’s a racist stereotype!

    (But Owlmirror, you made me smile out lout!)

  6. >>>>Jim Burns on May 9, 2015 at 2:21 pm said:

    KBK:

    He’s a racist stereotype!

    Mr. Burns:
    I first observed your comment with a fair amount of bafflement. I remembered that some people had perceived that Anakin (and his mother) Skywalker’s slave owning master was a “racist” allusion to slave owning Arabs (of course, Arabs are an ethnic group, not a race), and so I first thought that you were confusing the two characters. I went to google this, and found that:
    1. Lucas and others denied ANY possibility or intent that this is true;
    2. that some people were stating that Jews were in fact the target of the perceived bigoted intent, which even the Anti-Defamation league thought was pure nonsense;
    3. that all sorts of would-be spokesmen for other races and ethnic groups were denouncing slave-owner Watto as undeniably a slur and an attack on their own heritages. (They can’t ALL be right can they? or are you an insensitive bigot or racist for not believing that that is possible?)
    4. that, indeed, Jar Jar himself WAS perceived by some as a racistly stereotyped character. Personally, I didn’t see it myself, and many others out there who professed to abhor bigotry also expressed the opinion that they thought that such claims were misdirected, mistaken, or just absurd.
    5.Ok, I am not any kind of “_____ puppy”, or conservative, racist, Hugo activist, or whatever. I’m a center-left liberal with “Draft Elizabeth Warren for President” bumper stickers all over my car. I’ve always denounced any real form of bigotry or racism. And I have seen disgusting real displays of racism and misogyny in fannish circles, and I do believe that policies to prevent such things at places like conventions are needed. But just as all religious claims to reality cannot obviously be true, so all claims to perceptions of seeing bigotry or bad intent must be taken with some objectivity and common sense are are needed in fandom. Stalin and his minions were out to subvert or conquer after WWII,and murdered and oppressed millions, but the far right and far too many Republicans saw communists under every bed, and the far left and far too many Democrats were in complete and absolute denial. Some similar kind of hysteria and denial has infected fandom today. Get real, people! In a previous post, I suggested that contemporary fandom had degenerated into a collection of unlikable drunks and political extremists of both the far right and the far left, seeing witches and conspiracies everywhere. Yelling “Racist!!!” because someone thinks Jar Jar Binks is a Star Wars version of the the fictional geeks on, say, the Big Bang Theory only confirms my belief. (….and now for some fool to say that it’s only one step from Howard Wolowitz to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, or that Raj Koothrapalli is a vestige of Western imperialism…..)

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