Jango and Boba : clones are people too

So I was thinking this morning how cool it is what Episode II has subtly done for the advancement of social opinion on cloning. By default everyone seems to think cloning is evil. I am totally lost as to the source of this, most taboos I can either understand their source or if not that, I at least subscribe to the taboo (thank you societal influence). So along comes Episode II. Now I admit the message that it gives is not a focused positive message, but it�s a step. The scene I�m talking about is when Obi Wan goes to meet Jango Fett at his place on Camino. In the scene there is a clearly familiar and comfortable relationship between Jango Fett and his son, who happens to be a clone of him. This is what cloning will be. It�s not going to be like in Multiplicity where people are creating duplicates of themselves. People in general, when thinking about cloning, somehow completely overlook the fact that even if you clone something, you�re only cloning a single cell (usually a zygote). To much bad sci-fi must be the cause of all this. A clone still has to grow. So, I diverge. This father son relationship which is totally natural (except for the fact that Boba seems to be inherently evil [possibly a side effect of cloning we haven�t yet noticed]) is how cloning will exist in the real world. It will be completely normal, except for the fact that the child will be more like the parent than a normal child (which is a cocktail of two parents). Anyhow, I�m looking forward to this becoming socially acceptable, however it probably won�t knowing the despair inducing state of the world and it�s psychotic beliefs about supernatural beings, incessant fascination with super telephoto camera shots of semi nude celebrities, and the existence of the lottery.


  • didofoot says:

    —begin least relevant comment possible—
    I think Boba’s evilness was the result of a meme rather than a gene, if that is the word I’m looking for. Pretty much his sole contact was with his evil dad and a bunch of flunky aliens.
    —end least relevant comment possible—

  • michele says:

    i’m sorry gene, but i still don’t like clones.

  • Jacob says:

    I think Boba’s evilness began with Gene, rather than with a gene. If you look very closely, you can see Gene waving “Hi” with a goofy grin in a window reflection on the clone planet.
    Gene was also responsible for it raining on that planet all the time. His face still gets all red when he remembers that little fubar.

  • michele says:


  • Jacob says:

    Introduced during WWII by the military. Originally stood for “Fucked Up Beyond All Repair,” but now just generally means a screwup.

  • mishie says:

    you really need to update this more often. it is pathetic how i will come here every hour on the hour and find nothing new to read.

  • didofoot says:

    I changed my mind, mine is by no means the least relevant comment here.

  • michele says:

    you dissing me, bee-otch?
    peace out to my homies.

  • sussie says:

    i don’t think clones are people. i think that it is unfair that we bring clones into this world and they don’t know their plastic

  • jason says:

    Preach on, Sussie!
    How do you pronounce Sussie, like “uzi” or “hussy”?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *