Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Your Preferred Mentor Edition


With Star Wars day approaching, I’m reminded of one of the bizarre bits of Star Wars lore that nobody likes to talk about: The fact that Yoda only trains Luke in the ways of the Jedi for about a day and half, at most.  Of course, after his immediate conversion to the ways of the Force in ‘Star Wars’, one could make the case that Luke was a natural force-user (Let’s please not discuss Midichlorians because of all the unpleasant implications), or that Yoda in his dotage was an excellent tutor, but it does make one wonder if the majority of Jedi Academy didn’t consist of political science courses and proper matters of diplomacy in the galaxy.  Of course, it’s not the first time that someone unrealistically picked up a skill immediately, as many a father-figure has imparted great wisdom and a whole new lease on life just in time for the big third act twist.  Hell, Commander Spock in JJ Abrams ‘Star Trek’ reboot got to take instruction from his own older self in a moment that threatened to break the timestream AND the fanbase in two, which leads us to today’s query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would be hard-pressed to choose between R.J. Brande (because of his super-kabrillionaire deep pockets) and Bill & Ted’s future advisor Rufus (because Carlin), asking: If you could choose your own mentor from any of the worlds of pop culture, whom would you choose and why?