Quantum Piett is a humor-based fan fiction created in 1997 by Sean Walsh and Michael Ponte.
In 2001, the series concluded with the 100th edition. It restarted some time later, but again concluded in 2003 with the 150th edition. In 2009 stories resumed (considered both within continuity, albeit with vague placement, and outside it) and continue on a irregular basis.
- "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a great space battle erupted that shook the cosmos. The forces of good and evil clashed to determine who would control the galaxy. During the battle, many lives were lost, including one man, a great military leader, who was admired by many and mourned by all who knew him. But his death was not so at all. Although he was thought struck down by a snubfighter and destroyed in an inferno, he somehow survived the blast. For the snubfighter somehow opened a breach in the very fabric of time and space, and thrust him through in the nick of time. Now, he hurtles through both time and space, trying to find his way back home...he has become...QUANTUM PIETT!!!"
- ―from Quantum Piett #0, the first Quantum Piett story
Admiral Piett, having somehow survived his death in Return of the Jedi, is transported into the Space-Time Continuum, where he meets its overlords Cosmos and Chronos, and is paired with a being that has taken on the appearance of the late actor Hervé Villechaize. Over time, an internal continuity was created that quickly ignored the aspect of Piett returning home (an aspect similar to the premise of Quantum Leap) and instead fully embraced the space-and-time travelling theme. During their adventures, Piett and Herve encounter many characters - some original creations, some fictional characters from other pop culture sources, and a scant few characters of the Star Wars universe.
An important aspect of the plot is that the characters are aware that they are ficitional characters. On many occassions both Walsh and Ponte wrote themselves into the stories to interact with the cast, either as characters themselves or as "overseers" of the in-story activities.
Characters "borrowed" from Star WarsEdit
- Firmus Piett
- Grand Moff Tarkin
- Captain Needa
- Cosmos and Chronos - the masters of the Space-Time Continuum (respectively). Their vaguely defined powers, which they themselves admit they don't understand, control the ebb and flow of the universe.
- Lucy Ferr - the sister of the Devil, and Piett's wife.
- Landozzel - an amalgamation of Lando Calrissian and Admiral Kendel Ozzel.
- The Webmaster
- Joe Q. Public - a recurring character who serves as a pseudo narrator, who primarily asks condescending questions at the start of several stories.
- Drork and Kfith
- Lord Warp
Fictional characters and other real-world individualsEdit
- George Gaynes
- H.G. Wells
- Tom Arnold
- William Daniels
- Billy Barty
- Madchen Amick
- Stan Lee
- Walt Disney
- Darkseid of The New Gods
- Soundwave of The Transformers