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NZ – Birthplace of the galactic empire

Saw this yesterday which made me smile: UserFriendly April 20, 2005. (I guess Star Wars comics/cartoons are back on the agenda for a while.)

Reminded me of this article from last year in the NZ Listener – Beer and fear by ear by Olivia Kember | New Zealand Listener. Loved the opening paragraph,

It must be the best – it might be the only – use of the New Zealand accent in a Hollywood blockbuster: “I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe”, as delivered by Temuera Morrison’s Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett in Star Wars 2: Attack of the Clones. Local audiences roared at Jake the Muss in space, but his Rotorua-bred tones sounded, among the fluent American of the rest of the Empire, unmistakably alien. Forget the special effects and the bucket on his head; the very intonation conjured up an origin far, far away.