Monday, May 01, 2006

PCQOTD : 5-1-06

Plebian:
"You don't need to see his identification."

Erudite:

"The crops can be re-sown, the homes re-built. Within these walls... we will outlast them."

7 comments:

Kit said...

P: Obi-wan in "A New Hope"
E: Theoden in "The Two Towers"

Connestion: Huge blockbuster trilogies

Ted said...

Nailed the identifications, but I wouldn't make it so easy a Connection as that....would I?

Ben Moser said...

The "P" is from Star Wars. I steadfastly refuse to suddenly call Star Wars "A New Hope" just because George Lucas wanted to better accomodate those abortions he calls "prequels."

The connection is characters who are stricken down become even more powerful. Gandalf the Grey is seemingly killed but comes back as Gandalf the White. Obi Wan is killed, but becomes "more powerful" (his words, not mine) by becoming the non-corporal voice that helps Luke blow up the Death Star.

Bickety Bam! The stage collapses, hence no game show.

Ted said...

Hey, that's a damn good Connection, Ben. Kudos. I like that one.

Mine was different.

Kit said...

Obi-Wan & Theoden Connestion: Both are old men who are seen as helplessly too deprepit to fight, but are shown to be capable.

OR: In both, these men advocate moving injured people because their foes (Sand People/Orcs) will be back...and in greater numbers.

OR: Assuming (big IF here) you count Episodes 1-3, then both are franchises where Christopher Lee plays an ineffectual bad guy.

Kit said...

s/deprepit/decrepit/

Ted said...

Since Kit asked (in another thread), the Connection I had in mind was "weak minds". Both situations involve mind persuasion (the Stormtrooper's by Obi-Wan, and Theoden's by Saruman).

Ben's Connection was better.