- "Ottekvar is just too famous. Whenever I see his face, I think SuperKnight: The Awakening, or Webb Tenger: PeaceBuster, not Baltharog."
- ―Groz Niclari on Harlan Ottekvar
Groz Niclari, also known by his HoloNet handle "QuasarKing327," was a male fan of the original Quest for Quasar, and hosted the largest fan-run Quest for Quasar infocache. In 13:4, Quest for Quasar fans found out that Myris Pictures was going to produce a Quest for Quasar holofilm, with the actor Harlan Ottekvar portraying the character Lord Baltharog.
Niclari pointed out that Ottekvar was 1.84 meters tall, while Baltharog was 1.89 meters tall, though Baltharog's height was from a source not part of Quest for Quasar's canon. Niclari also claimed that Ottekvar was too famous for the part of Baltharog, referencing Ottekvar's appearances in holofilms SuperKnight: The Awakening and Webb Tenger: PeaceBuster. Niclari collected nearly 1.5 million signatures in a HoloNet petition to have Ottekvar replaced. Niclari's efforts were reported on in the free edition of HoloNet News Vol. 531 51.
Behind the scenes
Groz Niclari first appeared in an in-universe HoloNet News issue, HoloNet News Vol. 531 51. This issue was written by Pablo Hidalgo and Paul Ens and released on April 11, 2002. Niclari's handle, "QuasarKing327", is yet another occurrence of the number 327 in Star Wars canon.
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