For whatever reason there are no decent images of Lupita Nyong’o‘s Maz Kanata character — a kindly, wisdom-dispensing, Yoda-like character who fraternizes with the Star Wars underclass. Which is odd given that Maz is the most appealing newbie in Star Wars: The Force Awakens when you get past the three leads — Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. The Yoda comparisons have arisen in that she’s short, hundreds of years old, animated (Lupita had to wear those CG facial sensor doo-dads) and highly perceptive. I would have liked to have seen more of her; perhaps Maz will figure more prominently in Rian Johnson‘s Episode VIII.