Monster of the Day #383 Updated on December 9, 2011 By Ken Begg 18 Comments “Duh, OK, Tennessee.” Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1569 (May 24, 2017) Monster of the Day #1568 (May 23, 2017) Monster of the Day #1567 (May 22, 2017) Monster of the Day #1566 (May 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1565 (May 18, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Ericb If ever someone needed chinderwear … Anonymous ‘Well yeah, that Solo guy did shoot first, I was there, saw the whole thing.’ Has Lucas replaced this guy with an ‘improved’ CGI alien yet? Anonymous “Dude — I went to this guy in Florida, and he said he could give me a fine lookin’ chin, but then he pulled out some cement and drain cleaner and stuff…” Flangepart Ya know, Ken now has access to all those Lucas aliens. We’re gonna need our own R2 units just to keep track of ’em all. Anonymous Ya know I was thinking that in a future special edition when Greedo gets shot he should scream: ‘NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO’ Sandy Petersen and then Greedo should appear as one of the spooky ghosts next to anakim and ben kenobi and Yoda at the end of the Return of the Jedi. Tork Star Wars? Monster of the Day is going mainstream! Sell out! Anonymous Meh, he fit the week’s theme. Marsden I just never like it when someone’s chin resembles a little heiney. And speaking of heiney, Lucas may be a fool but so is retro naming this guy Panda Baba or whatever. This is Walrus Man! Anonymous Did any of these ‘bit-player’ aliens originally have any names? I always thought ‘walrus man’ was something Kenner came up with for the action figure. Same with ‘hammerhead’ and some of the other background aliens. Anonymous I believe Kenner named many of the Cantina aliens, but West End Games (the makers of the d6 Star Wars RPG) also did a lot of naming; both alien races and names of specific aliens, especially in Jabba’s palace and sand barge. Lucas just wasn’t interested, so he just sorta dumped all that in WEG’s lap. They came up with not just names but histories, traits, and all sorts of fun stuff. Anonymous Oh yeah, I’ve got some of the WEG stuff somewhere. I think Lucas declared some of the stuff non-canon but still they did a heck of a job writing up everything for the RPG. Still prefer it over the more recent WotC version. Marsden There was also the short story collections (Tales of the …) that gave all these minor characters, actually background dressing but still, they all got their own short story from “their” perspective. There was a cantina one, bounty hunters, and Jabba’s palace. Because the palace was basically a rehash of the cantina in the first place so the concept carries over. And the bounty hunters in Empire literally did nothing but stand there a moment, excepting Boba Fett. But they all ended up with names and a whole lot of interest so, there’s a story for most of them. I don’t mind some of the stories but some were very silly. I especially didn’t like the stormtroopers short story, and the IG88 story was so over the top it’s funny in a strange way. sandra Are those Walrus Monster tusks or a really big tongue ? The Rev. I remember that IG-88 story. You aren’t kidding; I remember laughing at it during the end. I recall liking the one about the Rancor keeper, mostly because it was kind of light. Considering how sad the Rancor’s fate makes me, that was appreciated. Anonymous Gee guys, as more of a Trek fan I’ve never heard of these but they sound weird enough I may have to look them up. The Rev. I’m more of a SW fan than ST, but can’t say I’m hugely into either. However, after college I lived with a guy who was a HUGE Star Wars geek. I wouldn’t have looked for those books on my own, but since had had them, I figured I’d read them. The IG-88 one is in something like “Tales of the Bounty Hunters” and the Rancor one is “Tales from Jabba’s Palace.” Flangepart Yeah. They were interesting considering the amount of background available in such a universe. But, except for the X-WING books, I never really got that deep into it all.