3. Tales of the Jedi: Knights of the Old Republic (1994) – Tom Veitch
One thousand years after the fall of the Sith Empire, Nomi Sunrider and Ulic Qel-Droma are the icons of a new breed of Jedi. But which of them will have the worst art? And which the worst story? Ulic wins the worst story, but Nomi has the worst art or was she supposed to be suffering from male pattern baldness? Well, it’s a unique take on feminine beauty, at least.
If you can bring yourself to care at all about the Beast Wars of Onderon, you’re better than me. Nomi’s story, of a grieving widow coming to terms with the Force and with herself, is better and shows some ambition toward actually creating something that’s intelligent and interested in real human emotions. Or it would if the narrator would shut his mouth for five seconds: “Contemplating her teacher, Nomi Sunrider realizes a curious fact: when he speaks in his beast tongue, she understands everything he says!” I’ll tell you what’s curious is that you think that would interest me in the slightest.
Once again the most interesting character is a side character. His name is Finhead Stonebone, but don’t let that fool you.
MOMENT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Tott Doneeta is made an honorary Boma since he can speak the language: “FNRRG! GNRRARRG SNNRRUFF SNROOO!” “GRRARROOOARR! GROOGH GNARRGH! WHNUFF.” Je. Sus.
ESSENTIAL? God, no.
Okay, next time, back to the main project. Join me for Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm!