Friday, September 9, 2011

Star Wars ABC's - The Letter M


We wrap up this week with the letter "M."

M is for Mon Mothma.


In a sense, Mon Mothma is the anti-Emperor.

Like Palpatine, we don't see her until the third movie of the original trilogy (ESB hologram transmission notwithstanding). Like Palpatine, she's in charge. Like Palpatine, she has a memorable presence.

But where Palpatine chews the scenery and tells people how great he is and how much of a genius he is for springing the trap that will end the Alliance (which, of course, turns out to be the trap that ends his own Empire), Mon Mothma stands with a quiet confidence befitting of someone who works in the background to unseat a great evil.

"The Emperor has made a critical error, and the time for our attack has come."

Mon Mothma means this; is still idealistic enough to believe her Bothan spies could shake down the Empire for a crucial piece of information: the plans for the second Death Star and the Emperor's decision to personally oversee the final stages of construction.

She only has a few lines, but they are memorable, especially this one: "Many Bothans died to bring us this information."

Regal. Refined. Relentless.

MONDAY: Darth Vader DOES accept apologies!

M is for Mon Mothma
L is for Lightsaber
K is for Kenobi
J is for Jabba
I is for "I know"
H is for Hoth
G is for Galactic Empire
F is for Falcon
E is for Emperor
D is for Death Star
C is for Chewie
B is for Bespin
A is for Ackbar

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