I learned Yesterday that Peter Mayhew, the wonderful man who played Chewbacca in most of the Star Wars movies, passed away this week. He was 74 years old.
I just read that the newest Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, is no longer available in China. It’s been pulled out of theaters. The reason? The Chinese just don’t like Star Wars. This fact makes me sad on many fronts. For one thing, China owns most of our national debt, so that means they’re our economic bosses.
A Facebook discussion yesterday on the merits of Star Wars reminded me of something that’s bothered me for years: why can’t Chewbacca pronounce his own name? More specifically, why would he even have a name he cannot pronounce? Not only can’t Chewbacca pronounce his own name, Wookies, the race Chewbacca comes from, cannot even say the word Wookie.