Among other things…
When I was around 6 and saw Star Wars, I said the same thing, and my dad explained that this is a galaxy a far, far away, so they’re actually speaking some alien language, but the movie is telling us this story that happened a long time ago and subbing in English to make it easier to understand.
Some people cite 2001: A Space Oddysey as a more realistic depiction of space travel since there isn’t any sound from the spaceships but frankly I don’t see how you’d be able to hear a full orchestra playing Richard Strauss compositions either.
If you want a good, satisfying story about clones and international political struggles having to do with clones, C.J. Cherryh wrote the definitive story with Dowbelow Station and Cyteen and all the sequels. Those clones may not be entirely human, but they’re definitely people. It’s satisfyingly different from what we know on this planet.
In Star Wars, the fighter planes make arodynamic moves in vacume, lots of noise, and no one wears a space suit. Theres only so far you can go with the science.
Disco biscuits? The real ones say “Rorer 714,” I’ve heard.
I’m still waiting for Jesus to show up in an Avengers movie.
right now i’m reminding myself of that guy who is busy dying and got to see Ep 9 ahead of schedule, and all the sweet support he is getting from other SW fans. take your insect theory and feed it to a Sarlacc.
Depends on your definition of “nice things”…
Maybe the DNA, er, I mean, midichlorians, only have a fairly standard number of ways they physically manifest themselves as lifeforms, so on a planet with generally Earth-like conditions, you might end up with something that looks more or less like a human from Earth.
Or, there could be a seed race, like in Star Trek.
You have no idea
And to think, I hesitated
That would be from the earbuds you have blasting to make up for the intense boredom of longer distance space travel.
There’s a line in one of the books where a dwarf says “If we dig any deeper I’m scared we’ll hit an elephant!”
They’re essentially furries with a strong tradition of espionage and are often employed as security forces.
Ummm … the two-headed sportscaster creature at the podrace in Episode One quite explicitly refers to contestant Anakin Skywalker as a "human being".
And, while I think that phrasing is clunky as heck and takes you right out of the fantasy, none the less there it is: spoken out loud in one of the core movies, so it’s canon. Deal with it.
Not to mention the mass of expanded universe stuff outside the movies that all use the term human.
ah, but you forget. if they’re not speaking english, then the translation is up for grabs. since human actors are playing the roles – it makes more sense to use that word than something made up ( or even some close phoneme match ) since the average viewer would have no reference otherwise.
( of course, a better translation might have been to have used the word “boy” – but that’s the least of the movie’s many flaws. )
The title card tells us that the story takes place long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.
No one I know happily accepts Lucas’s silly premises, dialogue, and ethnicized alien characters …so why take his title card seriously? To me, GL is only good for the on-screen eye-candy.