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10,534 hits 1.0 (2 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 3 years ago by sander

Star Wars takes place a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. So how come there are humans there?
The non-human characters are OK, Even Jar-jar Binks, but humans? Very unlikely!


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3 yrs ago - Tuesday 11/11/14 - 5:10:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
some time a long, long time in the future some of them settle on earth, build some pyramids, and promptly forget everything
there, SOLVED
3 yrs ago - Tuesday 11/11/14 - 5:10:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
I know, there are humans in The Lord of The Rings, too. But according to JRRT, LotR is supposed to take place on Earth, which makes the humans a little more believable.
3 yrs ago - Tuesday 11/11/14 - 5:20:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
because star wars is not science fiction


and neither is lord of the rings
there are humans because f-ck it that's why
3 yrs ago - Tuesday 11/11/14 - 5:22:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why do humans have to only exist on earth?
3 yrs ago - Tuesday 11/11/14 - 5:31:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 11/11/14 - 5:20:49 PM Disappears wrote:
because star wars is not science fiction


I know that, and it really pisses me off that so many people call it science fiction. It gives SF a bad name
Star Wars is clasic fantasy, complete with magic - the Force - and good & bad wizards. Plus one young guy on an epic quest, of course.
3 yrs ago - Tuesday 11/11/14 - 5:52:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
because it's in another galaxy
3 yrs ago - Thursday 11/13/14 - 9:13:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 11/11/14 - 5:22:34 PM CowDung wrote:
Why do humans have to only exist on earth?


Because humans have existed for at most only 200,000 years and we haven't advanced enough to even visit the nearest planet yet much less a galaxy far far away.
3 yrs ago - Thursday 11/13/14 - 10:53:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Humans have existed on earth for 200k years, but that doesn't mean that humans could have not existed on other planets as well for at least that long...
3 yrs ago - Thursday 11/13/14 - 11:18:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Who said they were humans?
3 yrs ago - Friday 11/14/14 - 12:08:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 11/13/14 - 10:53:39 PM CowDung wrote:
Humans have existed on earth for 200k years, but that doesn't mean that humans could have not existed on other planets as well for at least that long...


I think you mean humanoids, not humans...
3 yrs ago - Friday 11/14/14 - 12:32:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 11/11/14 - 5:20:49 PM Disappears wrote:
because star wars is not science fiction


Of course it is. Just because it isn't the most rigid example doesn't mean it isn't sci-fi.

That's like saying Harry Potter isn't fantasy because it takes place on modern day Earth.
3 yrs ago - Friday 11/14/14 - 3:45:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
Earth doesn't exist in the Star Wars universe. "Far, far away" is relative to the planet on which the in-universe Star Wars movies are produced.

I just found out that all of Wookieepedia is in the past tense and that's amazing.
3 yrs ago - Friday 11/14/14 - 6:16:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
Was "Apollo 13" science fiction just because it took place on a spaceship? Nope, it was more recent history.

In Star Wars, the laws of nature are broken in every second scene. Fiction, yes, but SCIENCE fiction? Nope!
3 yrs ago - Friday 11/14/14 - 7:31:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Clearly whatever Galaxy and time Star Wars takes place in, it's much different than our own. But what peaks sanders interest is the ways in which it's the same. I like that.

How are there humans in that time and place? We don't know. But really we don't know how humans came to be here and now either. So for now at least we have to find a way to live with not knowing. I know it doesn't ruin the movies for me. I still think they're good.
3 yrs ago - Friday 11/14/14 - 9:16:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 11/13/14 - 10:53:39 PM CowDung wrote:
Humans have existed on earth for 200k years, but that doesn't mean that humans could have not existed on other planets as well for at least that long...
On Friday 11/14/14 - 12:08:23 AM snarf wrote:
I think you mean humanoids, not humans...


Is there a patent on the term 'human' or something?
3 yrs ago - Friday 11/14/14 - 9:20:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
human to me means a homo sapien that evolved on planet Earth.

A humanoid is a being from another planet that has the general appearance of a human.
3 yrs ago - Friday 11/14/14 - 9:27:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
when you use the word human instead of humanoid it gives people the impression that you believe Homo sapiens somehow magically appeared on other planets and far away galaxies.

I didn't think you were that stupid so I was giving you a chance to clarify
3 yrs ago - Friday 11/14/14 - 9:34:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
To me, it makes it sound like humans are so arrogant to think that they are unique in the vastness of the universe.
3 yrs ago - Friday 11/14/14 - 10:17:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
We are unique, just as every other sentient being in the universe is unique.

this doesn't mean we are special or better than any other being only that we evolved differently
3 yrs ago - Friday 11/14/14 - 10:18:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
The act of referring to 'them' as "humanoids" rather than "humans" seems to indicate that they are something less than human...
3 yrs ago - Friday 11/14/14 - 10:20:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
...besides, how can you be sure sure that we are unique? If humans can develop on earth, why not on other planets as well?
3 yrs ago - Friday 11/14/14 - 10:24:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
I only mean but they are something other than human. I don't doubt that if we ever meet another race there will be many people who consider them below us.just look how we treat different colors of humans.

I prefer using the terms human & humanoid for claritybut I see the point that some will use it for prejudice
3 yrs ago - Friday 11/14/14 - 10:30:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
I believe that other beings have developed on other planets and they each have a unique name for themselves.

If you called a Klingon a human you would piss him off. That's why I prefer the term humanoid for bipedal one head and two eyes until I know the correct name such as Klingon
3 yrs ago - Friday 11/14/14 - 10:49:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 11/11/14 - 5:20:49 PM Disappears wrote:
because star wars is not science fiction
On Friday 11/14/14 - 12:32:15 AM griffin_wf wrote:
Of course it is. Just because it isn't the most rigid example doesn't mean it isn't sci-fi. That's like saying Harry Potter isn't fantasy because it takes place on modern day Earth.

that's not how that works


science fiction isn't just something set in space
there is way more to it
the setting might be a typical scifi setting
but all of the themes are classic fantasy
especially in the original trilogy


though maybe that makes star wars neither scifi or fantasy
and it's more a blended genre
3 yrs ago - Friday 11/14/14 - 10:59:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
that's what is good about star trek
there are humans, klingons, vulcans, romulans
etc etc
all different species from different planets that have differences, but are ultimately similar in appearance

in star wars you have wookies, gungans, huts, jawas, and myriad other aliens
plus all these creatures that looked exactly like humans, but they never were named
humans from naboo were no different from humans from tattoine were no different from humans from anywhere else

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