The Force Awakens: Characters (2)

Lor San Tekka

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Species: Human
Sex: Male
Homeworld: Unknown
Occupation: Village Elder

During the rise of the Empire Lor San Tekka was a member of the Church of the Force, an organisation who refused to believe the Emperor’s propaganda about the Jedi and believed that their return was the best hope for the galaxy.

In his travels he collected information on the Jedi that the Empire tried to destroy. After Endor he became a trusted ally of Luke and his friends who sought him out for his knowledge.

When Luke Skywalker went missing the Resistance sent Poe to a sacred village on Jakku to meet with Lor San Tekka, who was able to provide a partial starmap with hyperspace coordinates.

Immediately afterward the First Order arrived and he was executed along with the whole village.

Watch “Marvel’s Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer” on YouTube

Looks…interesting!

I know absolutely nothing about Dr Strange so I have no bias and, let’s face it, it’s Marvel and they made a talking Racoon and Ant-Man work so a messed up magician should be no problem!!

It does seem unusual to be getting an origin story when Strange was mentioned as an established character in The Winter Soldier but I assume they’ve thought it through!

IRL: Ferengi

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Ferengi
I only came across this term recently in the novel Blue Horizon. It was a term used in the Middle East to refer to Europeans, particularly of traders.

The Ferengi

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A race introduced in The Next Generation but featured prominently in Deep Space Nine this Alien race was mercantile to its core, even down to their religion. Their personal and species-wide goal was solely the pursuit of profit.

Watch “ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Official Teaser Trailer” on YouTube

Wow!!! My worries about losing the Star Wars feel are gone as we walk straight into Yavin 4 and bump into Mon Mothma!!!

It seems less of the old ‘here are the plans, go steal them!’ of the old EU and more ‘find out what the heck this thing is and kill it!!’ Officially of course I stole them when playing Dark Forces but the timeline did get so confusing with all the different versions of the story!!

I won’t do a breakdown but there are plenty of good ones already online that have picked up more than I did!!

Bring on December!!!