Even Star Trek’s William Shatner acknowledges Luke Skywalker’s wife Mara Jade
Who would have thought that the little detail about Luke Skywalker’s wife Mara Jade would be remembered by Star Trek‘s very own Captain James T. Kirk himself, William Shatner.
Check out the actual tweet below:
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 5, 2021
Raising Mara Jade and bringing her into the conversation began when the Shat commented about having future versions or even the past versions of his character, Captain Kirk be asexual in orientation. The former Star Trek star then stated that he’s OK with whatever they do with Kirk. He just doesn’t want fans to harass him about this matter because he doesn’t like that.
One fan then pointed out that Star Wars star Mark Hamill found himself in a similar situation in the past to which another Twitter user then stated that Jedis are monks and study The Force and not relationships.
That’s when Shatner posted a photo of the wedding of Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade on his account. Mind you it wasn’t a repost. He actually took the time to look for an appropriate photo and then upload it on his Twitter account as a response.
So in case you’re new to the canon and the fandom and have never heard of Mara Jade, here’s a quick recap. Mara Jade was a formerly one of Emperor Palpatine’s so-called “Emperors Hand” aka his assassin. She was one of the best taking out corrupt Imperials and Rebels alike. Before his death at the hands of the Skywalkers, Palpatine ordered Jade to take care of Luke Skywalker. She went rogue after that and became a smuggler where she eventually crossed paths with Luke. The two hit it off and went on various adventures and missions until they admitted their feelings for each other. After she got married and went by Mara Jade Skywalker, she became a Jedi master in the New Jedi academy. She met her demise at the hands of her nephew Jacen Solo who has joined the Dark Side of the Force.
Mara has been erased from the new Star Wars mythos because she was part of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Hopefully though we get some form of a comeback for her. After all, Admiral Thrawn got back from the brink so what’s to stop this badass Jedi.
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