The overwhelming success of the Star Wars films seems to continue, as the new owner, Disney will be producing new films starting in 2015. In competition to the Lucasfilms and Marvel Studios, also owned by Disney, are Fox Studios and their X-Men franchise. There is speculation that Fox may develop a science fiction series with the X-Men ally, the Starjammers. The two story lines have a great deal of similarities.
1. Futuristic Weapons
The Starjammers make use of a variety of advanced alien weapons. Corsair and Hepzibah carry pulse blaster pistols and Raza is an expert with long range pulse rifles. Ch’od uses heavy pulse grenade launchers. Lilandra carries a pulse energy sword that gives a similar appearance of a lightaber.
Star Wars has a bounty of different weapons at the disposal of the various characters. The droid armies are armed with laser blasters and mini-missiles. Wookies are armed with particle beam crossbows and the Jedi are armed with lightsabers. Lightsabers are the most feared weapon because of their defensive and offensive capability in the hand of a trained Jedi.
2. Non-human Characters
The Starjammers are made up of several non-human members. The group originated with only one human in the membership. Hepzibah is a member of a cat-like race and is covered in white fur with a long tail. Ch’od is a member of Saurid race and is an amphibious alien. Raza is a cyborg and the last surviving member of a race wiped out by the Shi’Ar. Sikorsky is the robot physician of the team and is able to use multiple advanced medical techniques. Lilandra was the rightful heir to the imperial throne of the Shi’Ar Empire and was robbed of her throne by her older sister Deathbird.
Star Wars is loaded with aliens. Most of the supporting characters come from strange alien worlds. Chewbacca is a Wookie, Yoda is an unknown alien Jedi and Boba Fett is human but a clone. The Star Wars universe is filled with aliens in almost every movie.
3. Alien Technology
The Starjammers take advantage of advanced alien technology. Their starship is a Shi’Ar long range scout ship and is armed with advanced weapons such as plasma torpedoes and heavy laser pulse cannons. The team also uses advanced medical technology to heal wounds and revive fallen comrades. The Starjammers have members who are robotic in nature. Sikorsky could be compared to a Star Wars medical droid.
Star Wars has incredible technology at the hands of the various characters. There are various types of starships with advanced hyperdrives to travel across the galaxy. There is advanced medical technology to heal the characters when injured and computer technology. The buildings and ships are of an advanced nature as well.