Bring Back the Nagai! Team | November 10, 2008

Graeme McMillan at makes a fan plea to bring back the Nagai into the Star Wars lexicon. He has some interesting points to make about the Nagai and their ilk.

For those who have no idea what I’m talking about — which is more than likely the majority of you, unless you happened to be around ten years old in the mid-80s — the Nagai were a bunch of bad guys introduced in the dying days of Marvel Comics’ Star Wars series in the hope that they could replace the Empire as the main hive of villainy of the franchise post-Return Of The Jedi. It didn’t work, for a number of reasons — not least of which was the cancellation of the comic, forcing a somewhat awkward end to the story that showed that, hey, that warlike race wasn’t so warlike after all and just wanted to join the Alliance and hold hands in the end — but the potential was such that, almost quarter of a century later, I want to see more of these albino aliens. And soon, so will you.

Graeme reminds fans of a few interesting tidbots about the long-gone comic baddies like the fact that Chewbacca’s brother-in-law consorted with the Nagai to kidnap Chewie’s son Lumpy, and that they’ll recruit any slimeball wanting a job, and they often say “drats!” when in retreat.

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