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The Origin of Star-Lord (Comics vs Movies) [Guardians of the Galaxy] – That Sci-fi Show


Hey Fancy People! This is it! The fifth and final part in our Gardians of
the Galaxy series! Wait, wait, I can’t hear that song without
hearing the other one. The one from the Mysidia. Yeah, that’s the stuff! Let’s talk about Star-Lord, right after the
bump. Star-Lord’s look and character in the Guardians
movies are a far cry from how he came about in the comics. Created by Steve Englehart in 1976 for Marvel
Preview, Star-Lord spent most of the 20th century outside of the Guardians of the Galaxy,
working on his own as an intergalactic superhero. He was most notably revamped by writer Chris
Claremont in subsequent appearances for Marvel Preview, his new tone meant to be more in
tune with the kind of young adult sci-fi novels written by noted sci-fi author Robert A. Heinlein. Is that how you say it? Yeah? It was only in 2006 that he actually joined
the second iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy after the events of the, say it with
me now, Annihilation: Conquest storyline. If you’ve been watching all the videos I’ve
made on the Guardians then you’re certianly heard me mention it before. There are basically two Star-Lords in the
Marvel comics universe – his first iteration has been retconned to take place on Earth-791,
and doesn’t mesh with the rest of Marvel’s continuity. Here, the classic version of Star-Lord is
quite literally a lord of the stars: born during a strange astronomic phenomenon, Peter’s
father dies of a heart attack shortly after he’s born, and his mother Meredith is killed
by aliens known as Ariguans. Ariguans? You guys have made me super paranoid about
pronouncing things. After that, Peter grows up to become a NASA
astronaut, only for an alien called the Master of the Sun to visit his space station and
offer the mantle of Star-Lord to whomever is worthy. While it is initially given to another member
of his crew and he’s sent back to Earth, Peter persists, he steals a scout ship to return
to the station, and earns the title. Didn’t the orginal Fantastic Four orgin story
involve them stealing a rocket from NASA? What is it with Marvel Comics and spaceship
theft? In the new canon comics, Peter Jason Quill
is not the son of Ego the Living Planet. Time out, you mean to tell me Kurt Russell’s
character is a living planet? How old is he? Anyway, Quill is the son of J’son, spelled
with an apostrophy to make it seem more exotic, and he’s an alien whose ship crash lands on
Earth. While there, he meets and falls in love with
Meredith Quill, only to have to leave after he fixes his ship and is recruited into an
interstellar war – not knowing he had made Meredith pregnant with Peter. Ten years later, two Badoon soldiers come
to Earth, killing Meredith before young Peter manages to kill them becuase you can’t be
a super hero with living parents. Like his original version, Peter grows up
and becomes an astronaut for NASA. However, this time he steals a Kree ship from
NASA and it ends up malfunctioning, leaving him stranded in space. Again with the NASA ship theft… The Ravagers, led by Yondu Udonta, pick him
up, only for Peter to to hijack their ship. Yondu gets loose, but Peter convinces Yondu
to let him join his crew… as a janitor. ComicDrake goes into much more detail about
all of this in his Star-Lord video. There’s a link in the description if you want
to see how all of that turns out. Some more notable differences between the
Star-Lords of the comics and movies are his weapons and his signature ship. In the comics, Star-Lord carries an Element
Gun, which is a unique pistol that can fire any one of the four elements. Well, it was unique until Quill suddenly finds
another one, Drake has a great rant about that as well. Meanwhile, movie Quill has dual energy pistols. Of course, comic Quill often carries around
a pair of Kree submachine guns as well. The Milano as we know it from the MCU is nowhere
to be found in the comics; instead, Star-Lord’s comic ship is just called “Ship.” Ship itself is a sentient form of energy that
can take any shape, though it can usually be found in the form of a starship. Peter also has a psychic link with Ship, and
it can even take human form at times and restore itself even if it is totally destroyed. So that’s Star-Lord in a nutshell. I’m sorry? What? I’m being told that if I make a joke about
Star-Lord being trapped in a giant nut shell I will pay. That’s really super mean. I’m doing it anyway, you’re not the boss of
me. Jump down to the comments section and let
us know: Have you ever stolen a spaceship from NASA? Is that thing? Do you want to see videos on Yondu, Nebula
and Mantis? (After a short break from this franchise,
of course). Does it suprise you that I couldn’t think
of a third question? Thank you guy so much for sticking with me
through this 5 video series and for all your support. Do me a favor and share this video with a
friend. Until next time, I’m Jay Parks.

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8 thoughts on “The Origin of Star-Lord (Comics vs Movies) [Guardians of the Galaxy] – That Sci-fi Show

  1. Annnnnnnd that's a wrap on our Guardians series for now. Here's Star-Lord!

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  2. !.) I can neither confirm nor deny that I was either part of or not part of a theft of an alien spaceship, it's also entirely possible I am currently stuck in deep space using the "Super Internet" to watch these viddeos while waiting for strange cosmic rays to give me super powers. Or I could simply have taken one too many lightning bolts to the head from Mojlnir in the last comic section, you decide!

    2.) yeah I like Mantis and Yondu just fine and would enjoy some more videos about them. Honestly though I don't think I can LIVE without another video of Nebula. Mostly because she is played in the movies by the amazing Karen Gillan, for whom my love knows no bounds. Lol

    3.) Not REALLY. But only because of the time constraints in making videos to fit YouTube's insane paradigm. I have no doubt given infinite time you would have come up with something. like "Do you think the shameless ComicDrake plug in this video will be enough to get him to stop shocking me?" 😉

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