Snoke or Skooki?

I just saw The Last Jedi. I liked it. Give me a good story with good characters (Finn! Finn! Finn!) and I am happy. But I kept thinking that CGI Sith guy’s name of “Snoke” sounded like “Snookie.” Like that Snooki girl in Jersey Shore (a show I saw very little of, thank god). When I was a kid, my brothers and I used “Snookie” as a name for a nice Swedish character. I thought of the line from Star Trek: First Contact where a woman said, “Borg? Sounds Swedish.”

I still love the emperor from Star Wars 2 and 3. An over the top villain played by a fine English actor with great manners. He said the character was a blob of pure evil. Yes, and he was played deliciously. There are times when CGI does not beat flesh and blood. (And makeup at the end. And a little CGI for lightsaber duels. And lots more makeup And a voice whose every syllable drips with poisonous evil.)

 

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