IMPERIAL CENTER (CORUSCANT) - In commentary, HNN Outer Rim special analyst Benn Gleck names the Mon Calamari homeworld as the worst planet in the galaxy, topping a list including Nal Hutta, Kashyyyk, and Corellia.
"Avoid Mon Cala like the Loedorvian Brainrot Plague," Benn Gleck told HNN last week, referring to Dac, the Mon Calamari and Quarren homeworld in the far Outer Rim of The Slice.
Reasons given were the planet's alien dominance, its high arts, and the symbiotic relationship between the Mon Calamari and the Quarren.
"With human galactic civilization having given this world everything - and I mean everything - from speech, to technology, to civilization itself, you'd think that they would at least be grateful and not so uppity towards Imperial administrators," Gleck said.
"And then they want to make everything artsy-fartsy," Gleck added, "you can't walk three steps without them presenting you with some hip new type of living fish they want you to shove into your mouth. And then they make their ships all beautified, as if they think they're better than you."
Referring to the symbiotic relationship, "what really burns me is how they live together with the Quarren. What's clear to me is how both are species that are just made for manual labor, yet they're all froo-froo with one another, while rejecting humans. How can they pretend to be all nice with one another, while rejecting human administration? Speciesism! That's what I call it."
Beyond these core reasons, Gleck had other arguments for his placing of Mon Cala as the top planet to avoid like the Loedorvian Brainrot Plague:
- Mon Calamari
- Nal Hutta
- Ord Mantell
"Also, this place can't even settle on a name. Is it 'Mon Cala', 'Dac', or 'Calamari'; I'd wish those aliens would just... No, I think they should call themselves whatever the Emperor wants to call them."
Benn Gleck said that Mon Cala replaced Alderaan as worst place in the galaxy following the latter's destruction. Despite Alderaan being a human world, Gleck said that the only thing he dislikes more than uppity aliens is traitors.
"Sullust, for example," Gleck told HNN referring to the home of SoroSuub Corporation, "while it's all infested with these mousy little things, at least they know their place and they make things we find useful."
Other worlds on Gleck's top 10 planets to avoid like the plague included Nal Hutta for its permissiveness of the most decadent alien pleasures, Kashyyyk because of its strong-willed denizens and carnivorous fleas, and Corellia for its near-traitorous streak of independent mindedness.