Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I must protest

Let me start by saying I'm almost at the point where I might be convinced to do just about anything for money, but some people, IMHO, have already gone a bit too far.

Last night I caught a quick commercial while watching EUREKA that featured the latest Star Wars themed toy for kids. Now, its great that kids whose parents were kids when Star Wars came out can now play in the Lucas Megaverse, but I have to ask, why are the powers that be encouraging children to run around dressed as the often mindless drone-like, clone-like soldiers who were the BAD GUYS in the early movies?

Granted, it's wrong to discriminate against someone just because they're a clone, but hello - the stormtroopers were Darth Vaders evil army, and they were named 'stormtroopers' for a reason.

Now Lucasfilms wants our kids dressed up like lock-step marching, blaster-toting, identity-less minions?

Umm...what's the message here? Should someone go smack the captain of this moneymaking congolmerate on his noggin' and remind him that these were the BAD GUYS? Or am I missing something?


I have officially forayed into historical fiction! With the acceptance of my pirate novel A Rogue's Reward [a JC title] by Amber Quill, I've taken a giant step back to the 18th Century. Stay tuned for more details. I hope you'll join me in the past for some plank-walkin' matey!


Jen said...

I'm thinking it's politically correct to be a clone-drone.

Congrats on the historical!

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

I'm thinking it's politically correct to be a clone-drone.

Hmm. I suppose. Wouldn't want to encourage individuality in kids, now, would we?

Congrats on the historical!


L.K. Campbell said...

I love the Star Wars universe, but I tend to agree with you on this one. What's next? Nazi costumes?

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

What's next? Nazi costumes?

Exactly my point, Lucinda. I mean I know kids used to play Cops and Robbers, but the gist of the commercial was that all the kids were playing stormtroopers, so who were they playing 'against?' It just didn't jive. {shakes head sadly}

Annalee Blysse said...

Congrats on this. I'll have to keep an eye out for that. I do love pirates. :) Hope all is well.