Matt the Radar Technician

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Character
Name: Matt
Occupation: Radar Technician
Title/Rank:
Location: Starkiller Base
Status: crack
Relationships:
Fandom: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Saturday Night Live
Other: Parody character, crack!ships
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In a Saturday Night Live sketch, Adam Driver (Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens) played a parody of Kylo Ren as a reality show participant in "Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base". He wears a blond wig, a safety vest, and giant aviator glasses. In the sketch, he fails at basic technical tasks, and at subtlety when he asks staff how they like the boss[1]. There are also outtakes[2] which fandom as a whole considers adorable[3].

From this, fandom has created action figures[4], cosplay[5], and quite a lot of fanfiction. On Archive of Our Own, he is frequently paired as Kylo Ren/Hux (as Kylo, as Matt, or both names), in Rey/Kylo Ren, and paired with "You" or "Reader" in unashamed self-insert.

Crossovers

In a feat of extended crossover, fans pair him with Clan Techie, a minor character played by Domnhall Gleeson in Judge Dredd[6]

Fannish Resources

References

  1. Star Wars Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base - SNL on YouTube, accessed 2016-06-19
  2. Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base Behind The Scenes on YouTube, accessed 2016-06-19
  3. Outtakes From SNL Kylo Ren Undercover Boss Sketch Funnier Than the Sketch Itself. Also, we love Matt the Radar Technician by Teresa Jusino | 4:34 pm, January 22nd, 2016, accessed 2016-06-19
  4. "Matt" the Star Labor Radar Technician bootleg action figure...revealed! by Scott Tolleson x 2BitHack on spankystokes.com, posted 2016-01-20, accessed 2016-06-19
  5. Matt the Radar Technician Cosplay posted on 2016-02-09, accessed 2016-06-19
  6. Clan Techie on the judgedredd wiki, accessed 2016-06-19.