Aunt Beru, is that you?
Yes, it is.
A young Ian McDiarmid who would go on to play Senator/Supreme Chancellor/Emperor Palpatine in “Star Wars”.
Mark Hamill going to bat for his Space Kids is the only good internet content
Mark Hamil has entered the game.
Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) has gotten hit with a lot of hateful, misogynistic, and racist abuse on social media.
Personally, I was disappointed in “The Last Jedi” and I didn’t care for the character of Rose Tico. That’s not the fault of the actor. The writing IS the character. Kelly Marie Tran’s performance in the film was fine. If the way the character is written rubs some fans the wrong way, no actor is going to change that regardless of how good their performance is.
Moreover, you’d think the sort of personality characteristics that would predispose one to being a sci fi fan – open mindedness, curiosity, imagination – would be antithetical to bigotry and maliciousness. And I believe they are. The “fans” who feel not a sense of wonder from the universe of Star Wars but a sense that their frail identities are so inextricably imbedded in a movie that they must publicly attack the race, sex, and physical appearance of an actor portraying a character that doesn’t meet with their approval do not represent the bulk of the science fiction fandom.
Fortunately, Ms. Tran has a defender who is a true knight both on and off the silver screen.
Science fiction crossbows.