When applying for personalized plates for my car the DMV would not allow “Slave1“. Okay I understand. Had to try. But I get it.
This #disney idiocy however. Not buying it. Not conforming to the Mouse, no siree. Not gonna happen.
— Mark Anthony Austin (@BobaFettANHSE) June 28, 2021
Just to fill in the background, the main bounty hunter character from Star Wars is named Boba Fett, and we’ve actually previously mentioned three other actors who have played him in different incarnations in Star Wars history here at National Zero (that’s how dorky we’ve gotten). Unknown to us was a fourth one, a man wearing the costume who was digitally inserted into the 1997 “Special Edition” re-release of the original 1977 Star Wars film “A New Hope” to show the character present in a previously deleted scene. There are no lines uttered by Boba Fett in this scene and he’s just standing there, yet this Mark Anthony Austin assclown evidently considers it the apex of his career – so much so that his Twitter name is “@BobaFettANHSE” – as in “Boba Fett A New Hope Special Edition“. Yeah, it’s that fucking stupid, before we even get to what his actual malfunction is.
Austin is upset because the name of Boba Fett’s spaceship, “Slave One” is being quietly dropped from merchandise, instead being referred generically as “Boba Fett’s Starship” because – you know. While I can’t be 100% certain right now, I am almost positive that the Slave One was never actually referred to by name by any of the characters on screen in the two movies it appeared in. It’s possible it was in one of the spinoff TV series, but to my knowledge it’s only been named on merchandise. Come to think of it, I actually can’t remember any ship besides the “Millennium Falcon” ever being referred to by name by any of the characters on screen.
Anyway, that’s why this guy whose entire online persona rests on what was essentially a role as an extra wearing a costume 24 years ago is “done” with Star Wars, and a piece of the same contrived, gratingly petty Conservative frustrations with efforts at creating a culture a little more welcoming to Black folks whose ancestors were enslaved that led 120 Republicans to vote against removing the statues of Confederate traitors from the rotunda of the US Capitol on Tuesday.