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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for these, Telsij.

FYI, that's not George in TCW. Papanoida was voiced by Corey Burton, the actor who also voiced Dooku in TCW.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whill wrote:
Thanks for these, Telsij.

And thank you for reading them, Whill. I am glad they are of use to folks!

Whill wrote:
FYI, that's not George in TCW. Papanoida was voiced by Corey Burton, the actor who also voiced Dooku in TCW.

Yeah, back when I first watched the episode, I was actually a little disappointed that it wasn't George. I'd read that Papanoida's voice
was supposed to be modeled on Orson Welles, as a nod to the character's "film director" roots, but it didn't quite evoke Welles to me
-- as some words sounded more like a... New Zealand accent rather than Orson's old Hollywood "Mid-Atlantic accent."

That said, I do like Corey Burton's work. I didn't know that he had voiced Dooku (who is excellent in the series), but I very much
enjoyed his voice acting for Shockwave and Spike Witwicky in the 80's G1 Transformers series!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the race were supposed to have a sort of South African accent.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raven Redstar wrote:
I thought the race were supposed to have a sort of South African accent.


Ooh, you know you're right -- and it's obv in hindsight since the other Pantoran characters have a similar accent.
My New Zealand estimate was way off, but there are certain pinched vowel word pronunciations that are similar sounding to my ear.

Still, despite having a South African layer over it, the Orson Welles angle that the starwars.com
episode guide for "Sphere of Influence" attributes to the vocal performance for Papanoida wasn't Orson-enough, imho.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-7Q2Dm1-OcIeTdHeDNfLXNWeG8

CHARACTER TUESDAY presents: Episode II of The George Lucas Shenanigans:
Commander JORG SACUL, beloved Rebel Alliance squadron commander and flight instructor!

The action figure: http://www.rebelscum.com/sagac2sacul.asp

The cosplay (by George Starkey):
https://goo.gl/QHO4p1 (in 2002)

... and again, but more recently:
https://goo.gl/XVVr4l and https://goo.gl/fPbyWF

For this Star Wars 40th Anniversary "Obscure Character" entry, I looked to the 25th anniversary and to 2002's "Celebration II" Star Wars convention. As a limited-edition convention exclusive figure, Jorg Sacul saw Hasbro finally render George Lucas in plastic – while giving him as much of a "Mary Sue" background as one paragraph on cardboard packaging would allow. Gave a nod to that by including in his write-up, the notion that the character's renown had grown to such an extent within the Alliance, that accounts of Sacul's accomplishments may be a bit overblown. In any case, I'm glad to have Jorg padding around Yavin 4 telling pilots he's training to do it again... only this time, "Faster and more intense!"

Happy early "May the Fourth" and hope you dig!

EDIT: Embarassed Had neglected to include the actual link to Sacul's D6 stats & write-up up top! Now fixed! Very Happy


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Telsij wrote:
CHARACTER TUESDAY presents: Episode II of The George Lucas Shenanigans:
Commander JORG SACUL, beloved Rebel Alliance squadron commander and flight instructor!

The action figure: http://www.rebelscum.com/sagac2sacul.asp

The cosplay (by George Starkey):
https://goo.gl/QHO4p1 (in 2002)

... and again, but more recently:
https://goo.gl/XVVr4l and https://goo.gl/fPbyWF

For this Star Wars 40th Anniversary "Obscure Character" entry, I looked to the 25th anniversary and to 2002's "Celebration II" Star Wars convention. As a limited-edition convention exclusive figure, Jorg Sacul saw Hasbro finally render George Lucas in plastic – while giving him as much of a "Mary Sue" background as one paragraph on cardboard packaging would allow. Gave a nod to that by including in his write-up, the notion that the character's renown had grown to such an extent within the Alliance, that accounts of Sacul's accomplishments may be a bit overblown. In any case, I'm glad to have Jorg padding around Yavin 4 telling pilots he's training to do it again... only this time, "Faster and more intense!"

Happy early "May the Fourth" and hope you dig!

This is great!

Personal story... Celebration II was the only SW Celebration I've been to. I love rebel pilot action figures and wanted this one so bad. The line was sooo long (over an hour wait) which would've take time away from doing other things, and there is no guarantee they wouldn't run out before we got there (some people were buying two figures, the max per person). Well I checked online a few weeks later and wouldn't you know, a lot of those bastages put one on eBay for several times the price they paid for it. I refuse to pay that kind of money for a figure. I just wanted it for my collection because I'm an action figure nerd, not because it was an investment. Greedy capitalist bastages!

Oh well. 15 years later I'm over it now. But if I found it still packaged in the card for sale somewhere for only $10-$15 I'd probably buy it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whill wrote:
This is great!

Personal story... Celebration II was the only SW Celebration I've been to. I love rebel pilot action figures and wanted this one so bad. The line was sooo long (over an hour wait) which would've take time away from doing other things, and there is no guarantee they wouldn't run out before we got there (some people were buying two figures, the max per person). Well I checked online a few weeks later and wouldn't you know, a lot of those bastages put one on eBay for several times the price they paid for it. I refuse to pay that kind of money for a figure. I just wanted it for my collection because I'm an action figure nerd, not because it was an investment. Greedy capitalist bastages!

Oh well. 15 years later I'm over it now. But if I found it still packaged in the card for sale somewhere for only $10-$15 I'd probably buy it.

I used to be quite the collector myself, first of the relaunch of the SW line in the wake of the Special Editions way back when, and then for about the decade between 2005-2015, I became a pretty serious TransFormers collector.

Alas, comrade, I too encountered many a greedy capitalist bastage -- not only in collecting communities, but also in my everyday life, in society, and throughout our working world at large -- though that is of course another story and a festering, other can of worms in and of itself, haha.

The discovery of the online SWD6 communities provided the perfect salve actually -- as there was an incredible amount of information and a vast vault of resources that required no physical space of me, nor dollars that I did not have! Many thanks to all here at the 'Pit, the SWD6 g+ group and the D6 holocron!

PS: And haha, thank you also, Whill, for making me realize I had forgotten to add the link to the Jorg Sacul stats/write-up in my previous post. Fixed!

PPS: I too never landed a Sacul figure of my own. Alas!
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-7Q2Dm1-OcIYnVtRnh2bnRSZEk

CHARACTER TUESDAY presents: TZIZVVT, the Brizzit Barfly and a suspected teller of tall tales on treasure from A New Hope. With a background hatched by the What's the Story? competition from the Star Wars Hyperspace Fanclub of several years ago, Tzizvvt is one of the charming results of the kind of contest feature I wish they'd bring back. He does manage to convince the retired Lutrillian Solomahal to help him seek out the "Eye of the Beyonder" however, so maybe those buzzing cries of "Help me... help me!" were pretty convincing after all. Also...

BRIZZIT
Attribute Dice: 12D
DEXTERITY: 2D/4D+1
KNOWLEDGE: 1D/4D
MECHANICAL: 1D/3D+2
PERCEPTION: 2D/4D+1
STRENGTH: 1D/3D+2
TECHNICAL: 1D/4D

Special Abilities & Story Factors:

Compound Eyes: Brizzits’ ocular physiology grants them a nearly 360° field of view, and acute vision that is especially sensitive to motion. In game terms, the Brizzit gain a +1D bonus to any Perception-based rolls that involve detecting movement, and a +1D bonus to initiative rolls.

Finned Hands: Because their hands lack fully-developed digits, the Brizzit suffer a -2D penalty to Dexterity and Dexterity-based skill checks that require fine motor manipulation.

Identical Appearance: Other species have difficulty telling one Brizzit from another. In game terms, the difficulty for a non-Brizzit to distinguish between two Brizzits is increased by two levels if the Brizzits are strangers to him, or by one level if either Brizzit is already familiar to the non-Brizzit.

Move: 10/12
Size: 1.5 – 2.2 meters tall

In any case, hope you dig!


EDIT/UPDATE: Ahoy, all! Brief hiatus for me on the Obscure Character Archive additions,
due to RL work deadlines over the next two months or so. They shall return however, and so: to be continued....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BRAXAS - Asogian Infochant
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-7Q2Dm1-OcIMERPM2ZYaTdzUlk/view

If this E.T. were ever to phone home, that phone-line would probably be bugged....
OBSCURE CHARACTER TUESDAY presents BRAXAS, Asogian Infochant from the 1984 comic book story, I'll See You in the Throne Room.

Although not shown to be a Force Sensitive, as Spielberg's "E.T." seems likely to have been, this wily but wheelchair-bound Information Broker from issue 89 of the original Marvel run of Star Wars still had plenty of tricks at his disposal — not the least of which was tasking Luke with a Karate Kid / Mr. Miyagi-esque test of mettle, using chopsticks and a poisonous scorpion!

Finally, in a minor cosmetic retcon, I've photoshopped Braxas' original yellow color scheme to match the skin tone of other Asogians as they appeared on-screen. Hope you dig!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Commander Sacul very well, here is one of the times I flew with him



I'm the Pilot wearing the Boonie Hat lol

Telsij wrote:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-7Q2Dm1-OcIeTdHeDNfLXNWeG8

CHARACTER TUESDAY presents: Episode II of The George Lucas Shenanigans:
Commander JORG SACUL, beloved Rebel Alliance squadron commander and flight instructor!

The action figure: http://www.rebelscum.com/sagac2sacul.asp

The cosplay (by George Starkey):
https://goo.gl/QHO4p1 (in 2002)

... and again, but more recently:
https://goo.gl/XVVr4l and https://goo.gl/fPbyWF

For this Star Wars 40th Anniversary "Obscure Character" entry, I looked to the 25th anniversary and to 2002's "Celebration II" Star Wars convention. As a limited-edition convention exclusive figure, Jorg Sacul saw Hasbro finally render George Lucas in plastic – while giving him as much of a "Mary Sue" background as one paragraph on cardboard packaging would allow. Gave a nod to that by including in his write-up, the notion that the character's renown had grown to such an extent within the Alliance, that accounts of Sacul's accomplishments may be a bit overblown. In any case, I'm glad to have Jorg padding around Yavin 4 telling pilots he's training to do it again... only this time, "Faster and more intense!"

Happy early "May the Fourth" and hope you dig!

EDIT: Embarassed Had neglected to include the actual link to Sacul's D6 stats & write-up up top! Now fixed! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reaper63 wrote:
I know Commander Sacul very well, here is one of the times I flew with him... I'm the Pilot wearing the Boonie Hat lol

That. Is. Awesome.

And LOL, you guys are totally lounging while Leia gives you orders! Although — true to the character — Commander Sacul totally looks like he is intently listening.

Are you a canon/legends or original character here, Reaper63? In a/the Rebel Legion, yes? If so, how is it? (Must be fun.)

Equipment: Boonie Hat (grants +2 bonus vs. the effects of harsh sunlight)?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Telsij wrote:
Reaper63 wrote:
I know Commander Sacul very well, here is one of the times I flew with him... I'm the Pilot wearing the Boonie Hat lol

That. Is. Awesome.

And LOL, you guys are totally lounging while Leia gives you orders! Although — true to the character — Commander Sacul totally looks like he is intently listening.

Are you a canon/legends or original character here, Reaper63? In a/the Rebel Legion, yes? If so, how is it? (Must be fun.)

Equipment: Boonie Hat (grants +2 bonus vs. the effects of harsh sunlight)?


Yes, this was a Rebel Legion event in Ohio about 10 years ago. I've never looked like any of the canon pilots, so I've always been a custom one, just a character of my own creation. It is fun. A lot of work to get the details on the costume right, but fun once you get it all together. Sort of a LARP when you're at an event.

This was the before picture to Leia yelling at us.


And this was the Squadron picture for the event. we had a decent Pilot turnout. And someone had some photoshop fun with the original picture.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reaper63 wrote:
This was the before picture to Leia yelling at us.


ROFLMAO! Who knew that Rebel pilots were such lazy layabouts? One wonders how they won the war!

Then again, they might have been catching a quick nap before the next mission and Leia was just giving them words of encouragement.

Reaper63 wrote:


...But then again, why is Leia holding a blaster so casually? That looks like an example of Reckless Gun Usage thats about 2 seconds away from I Just Shot Marvin in the Face.

Damn, it's hard to tell without the context!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-7Q2Dm1-OcIRU44WENHZGdCWGc/view

OBSCURE CHARACTER TUESDAY presents ZILNOR, Scruffy Scavenger
from the 1984 Read-Along Story Book and Casette Tape, Star Wars: Adventures in Colors and Shapes: https://youtu.be/gV7BbUDtdMY?t=2m20s

Not only does Zilnor have a nicely "Mr. T" / "Village People" vibe to his visual, but he also has a voice — which is more than can be said for some of these obscure characters! With some personality injected into his single line of dialogue read by the narrator of Star Wars: Adventures in Colors and Shapes, old Zilnor here even allowed me to tie his "Read-Along Book and Tape" appearance to the Alliance's prevention of the so-called "Endor Holocaust."

Though the book and tape don't say so outright, because this book mentions Ewoks and was released in 1984 with little mention of the Empire, it made sense that it be set post-RoTJ. In any case, hope you dig!
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https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-7Q2Dm1-OcIZ0dVT3I4UWk2QWM

Xenophobic... ally? OBSCURE CHARACTER TUESDAY presents ORRIMAARKO — a.k.a. "Prune Face" — Dressellian Resistance Leader from Return of the Jedi. His backstory, by Pablo Hidalgo, was one of the early attempts at painting a more nuanced picture of the Alliance, what with the Humanocentrism perceived by Orrimaarko and the Dressellians, even amongst the rebel ranks. Still, with the name Orrimaarko itself being a "tuckerization" of a friend of Hidalgo's, it was a shade surprising that there were no previous D6 stats to be found for him. Well, wonder no longer and feast your... eye.
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