Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Promotion: Destiny Awaits
Win a limited edition PS4 and a copy of Destiny
Feature
Star Wars Characters Who DON’T Deserve Their Own Spin-Off
On no account make these Star Wars movies!

submit to reddit

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Back 2 of 8 Next
Star Wars Characters Who DON’T Deserve Their Own Spin-Off | Captain Panaka
Captain Panaka

In his youth, Panaka was noted for his unsociable nature, preferring to knuckle down to his studies and strive to improve the Royal Naboo Security Forces – all of which is commendable, but hardly the stuff of box office dynamite. He got a reasonably exciting outing in a short story called Monster, published in Star Wars Gamer magazine, but even this ended in failure, with incriminating evidence against the distinctly fishy Senator Palpatine being destroyed on Panaka’s watch.

But the worst part of Panaka: The Movie would undoubtedly be his constant efforts to piss on everyone’s chips, take the wind out of everyone’s sails and generally bring the party down with his relentlessly sensible pessimism. “There are too many of them,” he says. “I do not agree with the Jedi,” he moans. “There are too few of us, Your Highness. We have no army,” he bleats. Sweet Jesus, does he have anything fun to contribute? “Your Highness, this is a battle I do not think that we can win.” Well thanks, Captain Positivity. No spin-off for you.
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Back
2 of 8
Next

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.

Your Comments

1 THEY ALL DESERVE TO BE MADE INTO SHORTS!
I think the utter demise of said characters in short films - making one good Star Wars promo for Disney's HANDS OFF approach would restore faith in the franchise. As long as incredibly gifted writers, who could direct such comedy material in the way that Marvel Studios restored the whole idea of short films as a promo could be incredibly enjoyable to watch. I personally would like to see the utter demise of all of these characters, in Star Wars historically accurate time lines. Who would not want to see Darth Vader step on the tiny robot who is about to deliver the most important message ever to the Federation, leading Darth Vader into more heavy labored breathing anger (leading to more deaths of other side characters); mutant killer baby Ewok caused by the Federation Industrial Complex - wiping out the cannibalistic Ewoks into extinction. Get the picture? If not, then there is no Operation funny bones in the Galaxy. Just make sure Joss Whedon gets to do one. I am sure there woulMore

Posted by Helyx Helyx on Sunday February 24, 2013, 05:08

2
I can see it now. Kevin James is... Cedric Cooper: Stormtrooper More

Posted by theelusiveshaun on Thursday February 21, 2013, 12:46

3 Lighten up, you don't have to read it
That's a fair amount of pissed off messages for a bit of throw away fun, it passed a few mins in work for me and gave me a smirk or two so keep up the random bits and bobs Empire. More

Posted by jodybriggs on Wednesday February 20, 2013, 16:52

4 RE:
L: tejo It’s more an article I’d expect from TotalFilm. L: Rumpledink I'd so watch Mouse Droid and Rancor Keeper! ompletely agree with both of these. More

Posted by rogerebert on Wednesday February 20, 2013, 13:18

5
I would add Chewbacca to this list.... More

Posted by NeoBrowser on Wednesday February 20, 2013, 04:35

6
Number 9 reminded me of this: http://trashcompactor.tumblr.com/post/26145243 424/daw-someone-loves-even-you-rancor More

Posted by apocalypso on Wednesday February 20, 2013, 01:04

7 JAR JAR BINKS
How does Jar Jar not populate the entire list??? More

Posted by Heman on Tuesday February 19, 2013, 20:25

8
How about the Sarlacc? At least it's digestive system could justify a trilogy unlike The Hobbit. More

Posted by steveg66 on Tuesday February 19, 2013, 19:40

9 The hate is swelling in you now...
So many rants posted about these fun little time wasters. Empire scribes - don't let the haters grind you down. I do wish more folks would heed Thumper... "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all" More

Posted by MrkyMrk on Tuesday February 19, 2013, 16:49

10
The Malakili story would make a nice short though.. More

Posted by Overmind on Tuesday February 19, 2013, 14:21

11 What you talking about!?
I'd so watch Mouse Droid and Rancor Keeper! More

Posted by Rumpledink on Tuesday February 19, 2013, 12:35

12
It’s more an article I’d expect from TotalFilm. More

Posted by tejo on Tuesday February 19, 2013, 11:08

13 Long Time Reader, First Time Poster!
This really is a rubbish article eh?! More

Posted by DextersLab on Tuesday February 19, 2013, 10:51

14 Long Time Reader, First Time Poster!
This really is a rubbish article eh?! More

Posted by DextersLab on Tuesday February 19, 2013, 10:43

15 Erm...
Jar Jar... Yousa remember himsa? More

Posted by jojoruck on Tuesday February 19, 2013, 10:41

16 Rancor keeper
You do realise the rancor keeper was played by the great Shakespearean actor Paul Brooke (although known to most these days from Bridget Jones Diary). Just sayin' More

Posted by Norsedwarf on Tuesday February 19, 2013, 10:37

17 RE:
Slow news day?! More

Posted by Jezzman on Tuesday February 19, 2013, 09:47

18
What an incredible article you've written More

Posted by rossabroad on Tuesday February 19, 2013, 09:38

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Michel Gondry Talks Mood Indigo
Gondry on Bjork, erections and Mark Ruffalo in his pants

Everything You Need To Know About The Dragonriders Of Pern
The lowdown on Warner Bros. new fantasy sci-fi

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)