This episode of The Rantcor Pit Live originally aired live on Deep Ellum on Air on Sunday, September 20, 2015.
When it comes to Star Wars characters, being at the forefront or having a tonnage of screen time are not necessarily prerequisites to becoming a fan favorite. Boba Fett made quite the splash with limited time on the big screen and even more limited dialogue after all! Of course his introduction via the otherwise cringe-worthy Holiday Special did help boost the bounty hunter’s mystique. Then there are the breakaway background characters. One of the most unusual, eye-catching, and indeed popular began life in fandom simply as “Hammerhead”.
Momaw Nadon (aka Hammerhead) becomes the focus of a special edition of The Rantcor Pit Live as hosts Cole Houston and Eddie Medina pay tribute to the Ithorian visitor to Mos Eisley. For JediCole the topic is especially close to his heart as he showcases his love of the curious alien through the medium of his ever-growing collection of Hammerhead memorabilia. Eddie is not far behind in considering Momaw as easily his second favorite behind Greedo. Even their guest, Catherine “Mrs. JediCole” Houston had some personal observations to share.
So is it possible to fill an entire hour of a Star Wars podcast with a single Cantina alien as the subject matter? Of course it is! Especially when it is everyone’s favorite Ithorian. A character so popular in fact that he has enjoyed multiple incarnations as an action figure, two collectible mini-busts, and a variety of other cool collectibles. Plus the discussion is not limited to this single representative of the Ithorian race! Roron Corobb, the Jedi of this species, as well as other notable representatives outside of film and television wind up in the mix. When it comes to Star Wars alien popularity, you “can’t touch this!”