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Subject:A thought on Fanfic in which Tony Stark loves Star Wars
Time:08:10 pm
I just read yet another fanfic in which Tony Stark loves Star Wars and insists on showing it to Captain America and Thor as a perfect introduction to modern cinema. I've even written a slimmed down version of this myself in Cat Chaser, where we get this exchange:
"You've seen Star Wars?" asked Sam, imagining Thor and Teal'c watching the movies and comparing notes.

"All three sagas," Thor said in his normal voice. "Stark insisted."

But it just occurred to me that Tony might actually dislike Star Wars because of one key scene, in which Luke deliberately abandons technology and the best computers available - "Trust the Force, Luke."

So, dear readers, a small poll...

Poll #1843451 Tony Stark and the Star Wars saga

Tony Stark's reaction to the original Star Wars Trilogy

Loves it
4(13.3%)
Loves it but hates "Trust the Force, Luke"
3(10.0%)
Despises it apart from the cute robots.
0(0.0%)
Despises it unreservedly.
0(0.0%)
He's more or less indifferent, real engineering is more fun.
3(10.0%)
He's indifferent, but thought Slave Girl Leia was smoking hot - when he was a kid.
6(20.0%)
He thinks the Death Star was poorly engineered, could do better.
14(46.7%)
He modelled Jarvis on an intelligent C-3PO
0(0.0%)
We are not worthy to envisage Tony Stark's opinions.
0(0.0%)

Tony Stark's reaction to the prequels

Tried to bribe Lucas to forget the idea.
7(9.1%)
Had Lucas assassinated to kill the idea (it's not our universe after all)
2(2.6%)
Liked the idea until he actually saw them
11(14.3%)
Uses Jar-Jar Binks droids for target practice.
9(11.7%)
Really doesn't care - he has better things to do.
9(11.7%)
Pepper Potts!
10(13.0%)
Cats!
7(9.1%)
Pepper Potts and Cats!
9(11.7%)
Baby Sloths!
4(5.2%)
Meep! Clicky!
9(11.7%)


I forgot the some other option buttons - please comment instead!

And this (via james_nicoll) is why sloths and meep...

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lil_shepherd
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Time:2012-05-29 07:30 pm (UTC)
No evidence, either way, at least in the movie verse.

Comics may well have evidence, somewhere.

My reading would be that Tony loves making snide comments about the technology in movies (and the technology of movie-making.) Also, one might remember that he has robots with cute Star Wars style names, like DUM-E.
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ffutures
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Time:2012-05-29 09:15 pm (UTC)
I thought that came from WAL-E
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lil_shepherd
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Time:2012-05-30 03:53 am (UTC)
Dating suggests not - both movies were released in 2008 and would have been scripted and in production at the same time. Iron Man was a co-production with Paramount and Marvel Studios was not part of Disney.

Which you could argue has the same anti-tech attitude as Star Wars.
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ffutures
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Time:2012-05-30 01:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I was thinking of WAL-E as older.
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lonemagpie
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Time:2012-05-29 09:43 pm (UTC)
I suspect he'd wish he could make a lightsaber work, and probably has done. But otherwise it's just something for him to chuckle at.
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ffutures
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Time:2012-05-30 01:08 pm (UTC)
Fair point.
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lil_shepherd
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Time:2012-05-30 12:07 pm (UTC)
Also, movie Tony would have been about eight or nine or ten when A New Hope was released and will almost certainly have just thought "Cool" at the time, what with spaceships and robots and all -- and, like the rest of us, will probably have gone on forgiving it because, hey, childhood love.
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ffutures
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Time:2012-05-30 01:09 pm (UTC)
I keep forgetting just how long ago it was (in a galaxy far far away...)
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averageshmoe
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Time:2012-05-30 06:48 pm (UTC)
You know, considering that Stark might have been rather young when the first film came out it might have been that at first the robots held his fascination. But imagine his response if puberty struck around the same time that Return of the Jedi came out.

Could be interesting to explore that possibility, might explain a lot about him.

pfgavigan
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ffutures
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Time:2012-05-30 09:27 pm (UTC)
No doubt someone is already working on fanfic...
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