In the Star Wars universe, why are Wookiees from the planet Kashyyyk? How the hell does one get “Wookiee” from “Kashyyyk?” I realize that Lucas coined the word Wookiee long before the expanded universe created the home planet of Kashyyyk (even though thanks to the awful prequel movies, the planet is now canon). But you’d have to think that whoever thought of the name Kashyyyk for the Wookiee home-world could have thought of something more appropriate. Like…Wookdor. Or Wook Prime. Or Wookania. Or something. Saying that Wookiees are from the planet Kashyyyk is like saying that Fortldorns are from Oregon–it makes zero sense! Oregonian is what makes sense!
And while I’m on the subject, the spelling of all this crap is just one reason why I think Lucas is a horrible storyteller. “Hey, let’s just put three y’s in a row into a word–that’s sounds futurey!” No, Mr Lucas, it sounds stupid. Never mind the fact that Lucas clearly had no idea where these stories were going when he created SW; he just made shit up as he went along, and that’s why SW is riddled with gaping plot holes, nonsequitars, and Jar Jar Binks. In fact, you know what? This has inspired me to create an entire post dedicated to why Star Wars doesn’t live up to the hype. More on this to come.