Of all the things people are breathlessly speculating about in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, the hatred aimed at porgs seems most senseless to me.  Yes, I understand that people are still upset about Jar Jar Binks being a cutesy mess and some are holding a decades-old grudge against the Ewoks, but we literally know nothing about the porgs other than they look like a penguin $@#*ed a Welsh Corgi.  For my money, I’m not ready to be excited or annoyed about ‘Last Jedi’ at all yet and certainly not ready to declare a new alien race The Worst Thing Ever (not least of which because I am not allowed to talk like Comic Book Guy AND look like him, and I ain’t getting any less fat and nerdy), leading to today’s Mandalorian query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) actually didn’t mind Ewoks, mostly, even when I was a surly 13-year-old, as they were clearly cannibal warrior Teddy Bears, which is pretty bad@$$, asking: Are you pro or anti porgs?

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5 Comments

  1. December 7, 2017 at 12:24 pm — Reply

    Neither, really. I figure that in such a vast galaxy, there are going to be some cute-ish creatures just like there are on Earth. Not everything is going to be a Rancor or Varactyl or Nexu and look menacing or dangerous. But I neither particularly like nor dislike the Porgs.

  2. December 7, 2017 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    It doesn’t bother me. Those look like the telepathic similar looking creatures from 80’s Marvel Star Wars Comics.

  3. December 7, 2017 at 2:17 pm — Reply

    I’m kind of going light on trailer/hype stuff until the movie. Literally all I know of porgs is that they are those thing that are cheering with Chewie, which doesn’t really tell me much.

    Reserving judgement until I actually see the movie.

  4. Daniel Langsdale
    December 7, 2017 at 2:51 pm — Reply

    I, for one, never understood how little cardboard discs could constitute a collector’s craze, and any comic store in the ’90s that heavily bought into them deserved to go out of business.

    Wait, what?

  5. December 8, 2017 at 4:10 pm — Reply

    too much like ewoks, disappointing

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