Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I just love the headline

Apology Accepted, Captain Needa.

That was probably my favorite scene from The Empire Strikes Back.  Yes, I have a dark sense of humor, as did Darth Vader, obviously; that was part of his total coolness.  But part of it was also that the guy who played Lorth Needa, the CO of the Star Destroyer Avenger, did a really crappy acting job in that scene.  While he's feeling the effects of Vader's force choke, he's on his hands and knees, then as soon as he dies he flips over and looks like he has gone to sleep. Huh? Then when the naval troopers (the guys with the black uniforms and black cockroach helmets) drag Needa's body from the bridge, you can see him standing up to help them pick up his body.

Lousy acting job, but a great scene that captures the essence of Darth Vader.  In the real world, of course, such an action would be inherently unfair, which is Ed Driscoll's point with the column.

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