Monday, June 18, 2018

Manic Monday Triple Overtime--J'onn J'onzz Has Your Kessel Run Right Here!!

Yeah, yeah, George Lucas blew it by having Han Solo say he made the Kessel run in "less than 12 parsecs." No matter what retcons you use or stilted explanations you conceive for your so-so prequels, it's still using a unit of distance to apparently convey time. A dumb mistake--admit it and move on, people.

But then again...other alien cultures seem to use distance for time!!

Take, for example, J'onn J'onzz, communicating with his parents on Mars, and helping to solve a crime there:

"10087 meters time"?? WTF?

Well, the caption tells us that that means "40 minutes of Earth time." And we learn the latest heist happened "10024 meters ago."

So, on Mars and a galaxy far far away, they do measure time in distance. Maybe the opening chyron for the Star Wars films should have said "Many parsecs ago..."

From Detective Comics #236 (1956)

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