Thursday, November 24, 2011

Big Damn Heroes in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

I don't know why, but today I started thinking about Firefly and Star Wars, specifically a Firefly-ized version of Han and the gang. It's a delightful image, really. The problem is that it doesn't quite gel together - for example, I can't think of anyone who could fit as the Tams without leaving a gap elsewhere. What I have in my head so far is interesting nonetheless:

  • Han Solo: The Mal Reynolds of the group, obviously. Both have the same personalities and willingness to do what's needed: Mal kicked a guy into the engine of the Serenity and Han, before Lucas' editing, shot Greedo first.
  • Lando Calrissian: Jayne Cobb. While Han and Lando might not have the same rough relationship that Mal and Jayne share, it works well enough.
  • Mara Jade: Zoe for no other reason than in the Star Wars Expanded Universe she's married to Luke. The obvious problem of course is the lack of a longstanding relationship with Han to mirror Zoe's with Mal.
  • Luke Skywalker: Hoban Washburne. This is more bare bones and has to do solely with their respective piloting skills. It goes without saying that Chewie and Luke aren't married.
  • Leia Organa: Obvious choice is obvious: Inara Serra. During Firefly's brief run, it was all but stated that Mal and Inara had a history prior to the start of the series. It's not much of a stretch, especially since Han and Leia's relationship mirrored the former two's for much of the Original Trilogy.
  • Chewbacca: Kaylee Fyre. A very hairy Kaylee Fyre. I apologize for the resulting mental image.
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: Book, duh.
  • R2-D2 and C-3PO: No.frakking.clue.
  • Jacen and Jaina Solo: Han and Leia's children from the EU could work as Simon and River Tam, I suppose.

Like I said, it doesn't quite gel together perfectly, but it is interesting. This is one of those times when I wish I could draw, because this would make for one hell of a picture.

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