We've only been given the briefest glimpse at porgs, the cute and fuzzy new alien species being introduced in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. However, they've already begun to infect the hearts of fans and invade the rest of the Star Wars universe. The porgs are front and center in a new animated short film, which shows them messing with another of the franchise's cute creatures, our new favorite Droid, BB-8. Be prepared, the sheer volume of cute on display may be too much for some viewers. Discretion is advised.
Blips are a series of short animations produced for the Star Wars YouTube channel. The latest one shows a small group of the adorable porgs running off with BB-8's head, with the Droid's body in pursuit behind them. Off screen BB-8 is able to get back together, only to then be chased by a small army of the adorable creatures. The implication being that the cute little things are going to tear BB-8 to shreds shortly after the clip ends. Death by cute.
The porgs were recently introduced by some images and video released ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. There's a lot we don't know about the creatures beyond the fact that they're apparently native to the planet where Luke Skywalker has been hiding out throughout the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It seems the plan is for them to be more than simply background wildlife, as one image shows a single porg in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon with Chewbacca. This means they'll apparently be leaving the planet and who knows what will happen when they get someplace new.
If you ask me, this video shows that there is clearly something suspicious about the cute little creatures. While they might be tiny little balls of fur, their eyes make them look utterly dead inside. Does this creature truly have a soul?
Porgs were inspired by puffins, small birds which inhabit the island that Star Wars is using to film the planet of Ahch-To. Puffins are a common food source for the people who live in the areas they inhabit. Has Luke Skywalker been eating porgs? His food must come from somewhere. Do porgs have the same distinct fish flavor as puffins? These are the questions that almost certainly won't be answered when Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in theaters December 15.
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