Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Not So Long Time Ago, in a Neighborhood in New York City: Our Star Wars Poll Results and the Start of A New Marty Scorsese Poll

So here we are again, at the end of another poll. You were asked to pick and choose your favourite Star Wars character. Simple as that. You had eighteen characters from which to do this a-pickin' and this a-choosin'. Yeah, and none of this prequel nonsense either. These are original trilogy characters only. So, like I said, you had eighteen characters from which to choose. I even tossed in some unexpected peeps like Greedo and Wedge and even Wicket the Ewok. Anyhoo, there wasn't much of a surprise in the results. The expected character won, and the expected silver and bronze medalists did indeed come in second and third, with a tie for the Bronze, but really, all four characters were the ones I expected to finish at or near the top.. But enough of this, let's get on with announcing these results.

Coming in at that aforementioned expectant top spot is, or course, everybody's favourite lovable roguish space pirate, Han Solo. Out of the 109 votes cast over the last five weeks, this scruffy looking nerf herder managed to grab up 17 of them, for his inevitable first place finish. Coming in right behind Han, appropriately enough, is his best bud and co-pilot, Chewbacca. Chewie garnered 12 votes, and was in second place from day one all the way to the end. Then, sharing the third spot, also expected, was that scoundrel bounty hunter, Boba Fett, and that Sith Lord, Darth Vader, with 10 votes each. Just between these four guys, we have 47% of the vote count, and we still have another fourteen characters to look at. Needless to say (or needed, who knows) these other fourteen characters are all bunched pretty close together.

To breeze through these fourteen characters, they finished as follows. Brother sister team of Luke and Leia tied for fifth place, with 7 votes each. In a four tie for seventh place are Obi-Wan and Lando, and those not served at mos Eisley, C-3P0 and R2-D2, each with 6 votes. Coming in at eleventh place are both Yoda and Greedo. This green-skinned duo each grabbed up 5 votes. In thirteenth place, all by himself (It's a trap!!) is Admiral Ackbar, followed by Wedge, Tarkin, Wicket, and Jabba, each with just two votes. And then filing in at a last place finish, with not even a single vote cast his way (that's right, a big fat zero!), is that evil-doer extraordinaire, Emperor Palpatine. Sucks to be him. And that, ladies and germs, are the results of our Star Wars Character Poll, courtesy of everyone here at All Things Kevyn, which is pretty much just me, myself, and I, and maybe De la Soul. Anyway, I digress.

Which brings us to the part of the program where we announce the brand new poll, whose topic incidentally, was chosen my lovely wife. This one is a cinema-related poll. About as cinema-related as you can get. You are now asked to choose your favourite Martin Scorsese picture. That's right folks. I've gathered up all 23 of Marty's feature films (sorry, I had to leave the documentaries and shorts out, or else we would have close to fifty films in the poll) and now it is your job to pick which one is your favourite. And I'll let ya in on a little secret. You can actually vote once every 24 hours, and at different servers, so if you can't choose just one, just vote again. As they say, vote early and vote often, but you did not hear that from me.

Now all you have to do is head on over to the poll and get your vote on. This poll will run for seven weeks, ending at midnight EST the night of Wednesday, November 5th, with the results (and the announcement of a brand new poll) being posted on November 6th. As for how to vote, let me tell ya. So get on over to the poll, which can be found oh so conveniently near the top of the sidebar (really, ya can't miss it) and do what you must. It's easy peezy, lemon squeezy. You can also check out the running results over there as well. Then after you vote, feel free to hop back over here and comment away. So, with all that said, get on over there and get your vote on, and tell everyone you know to do the same! That's it gang. See ya 'round the web.


  1. I figured bad boy Han would win. Poor Luke, the force wasn't really with him on this poll:) Now this next poll will be interesting. I am certain many will vote for Goodfellas which is not my favourite by far. Taxi Driver and Raging Bull is also not on my list. I couldn't stand Cape Fear-I found everyone really irritating and wanted them to be killed by De Niro's character (I like the original much better). There are a few (Kundun, Age of Innocence, Bringing Out the Dead) that I have not seen so I could not vote for them, well, for obvious reasons but even so my heart belongs to Hugo! Martin Scorsese loves Cinema and is a huge proponent for the Old cinema and silents. His love for Melies shows in this film and he paid honour to a great pioneer who should be well known so i have to go with this film-Wonderful imagery and it has soul

  2. I was rooting for Chewie myself. Now I'm rooting for Taxi Driver.