Ever since their debut earlier this year, Star Wars fans haven't been able to get enough of The Last Jedi's porgs, the cute and cuddly new creatures that populate the island of Ahch-To. Admiration of the creatures goes far and wide, as a bot discovered that someone using a computer in Congress updated the creature's Wikipedia page to deem that porgs are "dope."
The Twitter account Congress Edits catalogs every edit made to a Wikipedia page from an IP address associated with computers inside Congress. Recently, the bot discovered, and tweeted, that the update had been made on the list "List of Star Wars species (P-T)." While some fans might debate the new bird-like creature's level of "dope," the person who made this edit seems to think it is an objective fact.
Interestingly, this wasn't the only tweak to a Star Wars related Wikipedia page made from the IP address, having also edited a page relating to lightsabers.
"The color of the blade has no bearing on whether or not the wielder is ideologically good or evil, nor does lightsaber blade infer the wielder's gender," the update read.
Given the amount ofexciting visuals and narrative elements that were teased in the latest trailer for The Last Jedi, it's surprising that so much attention has been given to these creatures who could end up becoming fan-favorites or could possibly become insufferable.
Writer/director Rian Johnson, however, was well-aware of how audiences would respond.
"And then just story-wise — not that they play a big part in the story — but I knew I wanted to find any source of comic relief I could on the island," Johnson told Yahoo!. "And so they were very useful in terms of that."
His first encounter with these new creatures tipped him off to anticipating backlash against the creatures.
"It wasn't until we got the actual puppets on set and the whole crew reacted with 'Oh my God, they're adorable!' and also then a few people in the crew were giving them that suspicious side-eye of 'These are cute, but are they too cute?'" Johnson said. "But the overwhelming reaction on set was everybody loved the Porgs. And I love 'em, so you know what? I get it if people are a little wary of cuteness in the Star Wars universe, but I personally love them, and I think they have their place in the movie."
We'll learn more about porgs when The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.
[H/T The AV Club]