One of the major complaints about Disney’s cult classic/big ol’ box office flop ‘The Black Hole’ is that V.I.N.Cent and B.O.B., the all-purpose Swiss-army robits are nothing more than knockoffs of R2D2 created to cash in on ‘Star Wars.’  It’s a theory that has a lot of merit and a lot of evidence, but in the end the talents of Roddy McDowall and Slim Pickens turn the tide for me.  Kenny Baker gets a lot out of his role, don’t get me wrong, but he’s not quoting Cicero in a posh British accent, leading to today’s automatonical query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) knows exactly how this one is going to go, but still asks in the spirit of good faith and optimism, asking: V.I.N.Cent Or R2D2?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    As someone who saw the original Star Wars multiple times back in 1977 because it was the absolute bestest, I have grown to find it repulsive.

    V.I.N.Cent and Roddy for the win!

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