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Admiral Ackbar.
fish or squid?

My brother and I had a "longer than 2 nerds should have" discussion about this. To the point of finding a computer and searching the internet.

I say fishface = fish. he has no tentacles.

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His species is "mon calamari"...
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Octavian wrote:
His species is "mon calamari"...


Seconded. And "calamari" would imply closer to squid than fish. But it's a moot point since he's neither.

Why are you biased against Admiral Ackbar? You know just because your avatar has tentacles doesn't mean HE has to! Or is this...a trap?
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Is Han Solo a monkey or ape?
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Legomancer wrote:
Is Han Solo a monkey or ape?


Nerf herder.
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But Admiral Akbar also clearly has a bony skeleton.

Squid are invertebrates. Therefore, Admiral Akbar is clearly a fish.
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CrankyPants wrote:
But Admiral Akbar also clearly has a bony skeleton.

Squid are invertebrates. Therefore, Admiral Akbar is clearly a fish.

"Clearly?"

Perhaps he's merely puffed up with fluids.
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The sith have a weapon when dealing the tasty mon calamari.



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HiveGod wrote:
CrankyPants wrote:
But Admiral Akbar also clearly has a bony skeleton.

Squid are invertebrates. Therefore, Admiral Akbar is clearly a fish.

"Clearly?"

Perhaps he's merely puffed up with fluids.


Or fortified cartlidge.
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Why should we think that anything in a galaxy long ago and far away would show any evolutionary similarity to our planet?

Other than the fact that there are humans everywhere...

And they speak Modern English...

...nevermind...

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amwiles wrote:

Why should we think that anything in a galaxy long ago and far away would show any evolutionary similarity to our planet?

Other than the fact that there are humans everywhere...

And they speak Modern English...

...nevermind...


Those aren't humans!
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quozl wrote:
amwiles wrote:

Why should we think that anything in a galaxy long ago and far away would show any evolutionary similarity to our planet?

Other than the fact that there are humans everywhere...

And they speak Modern English...

...nevermind...


Those aren't humans!

So you're saying it's a case of convergent evolution of both species and language? Hmmm.
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Maybe he is a squish
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amwiles wrote:
quozl wrote:
amwiles wrote:

Why should we think that anything in a galaxy long ago and far away would show any evolutionary similarity to our planet?

Other than the fact that there are humans everywhere...

And they speak Modern English...

...nevermind...


Those aren't humans!

So you're saying it's a case of convergent evolution of both species and language? Hmmm.


The dubbing was with them.
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ChonChuuk wrote:
Maybe he is a squish



LOL!!!!
I always thought him a fish, because of his bulbous goldfish eyes and fish mouth. I was surprised when my brother said squid, but then I found this discussion has been going on all along! I guess it's just how you look at him.


A fiend of mine sent me this:
Here's what I found on the STAR WARS wiki site. Apparently his species is Mon Calamari, and his planet is Dac.

However, this is how they describe his species: "They were a fish-like amphibious humanoid species with salmon-colored skin, webbed hands, high-domed heads and huge, fish-like eyes."

They use the word "fish" twice in his description, but they never say "squid-like." The bottom line for me: no tentacles, no squid...

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mon_Calamari
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Phil of Mars wrote:
ChonChuuk wrote:
Maybe he is a squish



LOL!!!!
I always thought him a fish, because of his bulbous goldfish eyes and fish mouth. I was surprised when my brother said squid, but then I found this discussion has been going on all along! I guess it's just how you look at him.


A fiend of mine sent me this:
Here's what I found on the STAR WARS wiki site. Apparently his species is Mon Calamari, and his planet is Dac.

However, this is how they describe his species: "They were a fish-like amphibious humanoid species with salmon-colored skin, webbed hands, high-domed heads and huge, fish-like eyes."

They use the word "fish" twice in his description, but they never say "squid-like." The bottom line for me: no tentacles, no squid...

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mon_Calamari


Then wouldn't it be Mon Ichthyari if they were evolved from fish?
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A Google search for "ackbar squid" yields 450,000 results.
A Google search for "ackbar fish" yields 215,000 results.

The Google has spoken.
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amwiles wrote:
quozl wrote:
amwiles wrote:

Why should we think that anything in a galaxy long ago and far away would show any evolutionary similarity to our planet?

Other than the fact that there are humans everywhere...

And they speak Modern English...

...nevermind...


Those aren't humans!

So you're saying it's a case of convergent evolution of both species and language? Hmmm.


/nerd

The convergent evolution theory is not that far fetched.

Compare the Viscacha with the Rabbit or Hare:


We never see anyone's genitalia, mouth structure or internal organs. They could be very different without us realizing it from the surface.

As for the English bit, there are lots of movies set in foreign locations or times where they speak different languages that are magically translated to modern English for the sake of the audience.

/nerd off
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These aren't the Cephalopods you're looking for!
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sisteray wrote:
amwiles wrote:
quozl wrote:
amwiles wrote:

Why should we think that anything in a galaxy long ago and far away would show any evolutionary similarity to our planet?

Other than the fact that there are humans everywhere...

And they speak Modern English...

...nevermind...


Those aren't humans!

So you're saying it's a case of convergent evolution of both species and language? Hmmm.


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The convergent evolution theory is not that far fetched.


Oh, I know. And you can see it in individual proteins, too. But my point is that on Earth, we all have a single, common ancestor; we all have DNA and a core set of conserved genes. But suggesting convergent evolution from the other side of the universe insomuch to say he's either got to be a fish or a squid? Sounds a little fishy. Or squidy.

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My theory... he is actually a highly developed form of Pikaia, an earth Cordate from about 500 million years ago that has both a spinal cord AND tentacles. In fact, it is subphylum: Cephalochordata!

So... he's simply a fish with tentacles!

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amwiles wrote:
sisteray wrote:
amwiles wrote:
quozl wrote:
amwiles wrote:

Why should we think that anything in a galaxy long ago and far away would show any evolutionary similarity to our planet?

Other than the fact that there are humans everywhere...

And they speak Modern English...

...nevermind...


Those aren't humans!

So you're saying it's a case of convergent evolution of both species and language? Hmmm.


/nerd

The convergent evolution theory is not that far fetched.


Oh, I know. And you can see it in individual proteins, too. But my point is that on Earth, we all have a single, common ancestor; we all have DNA and a core set of conserved genes. But suggesting convergent evolution from the other side of the universe in so much to say he's either got to be a fish or a squid? Sounds a little fishy. Or squidy.



Amy we all know science does not belong in Star Wars. Come on.
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Perhaps he's just Turkish and gay.

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That's a turtle with a fez!



I think what we really need is the creator to step forward and say what inspired him, since Ackbar is...

wait for it...

a made up character.
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