George R. Binks, the story of Jar Jar’s father, is an angry tale. Written by Tony Millionaire, who is also known as Scott Richardson, Gorge R. Binks provides for readers some history into the Binks family. You can read the plot synopsis here.
I don’t really know what to say about this particular piece of Star Wars “canon” – if it should even be considered that. I hope before long it’ll be regulated to infinities because the spirit of the tale resonates with a deep and cynical anger leveled towards the goofy Gungan we all love to hate. This fanatic hatred of Jar Jar Binks manifests itself into the story of George R. Binks, and gives all haters of Jar Jar something to enjoy. If you dislike Jar Jar Binks then this is the tale for you.
I wouldn’t call myself a lover of all things Jar Jar, but in the twelve years that he’s been involved in Star Wars canon he’s grown on me. I think what Richardson really wants to do in this story is have Jar Jar blow his own brains out, but he can’t, so he instead has his father making a failed attempt on his own life. We also find out that Jar Jar’s father really doesn’t love his mother (or Jar Jar for that matter), and has no qualms about sending his young son into danger.
Richardson has no love for Lucas’ creation, that much is clear, and Tony Millionaire obviously dislikes Jar.
George R. Binks is a strange tale that I’m glad I’ve left behind.
For my next post we’re going to move ahead another year in Star Wars history, to Star Wars Tales volume 5, and the story of Yaddle: The One Below. Until then my friends, May the Force be with you.