Ok, this is a two parter... The first is, if Dooku is the Emperor's apprentice, and he can use Force Lightning, then how come Vader didn't use it as well in the OT? Do you think there's a specific reason for this, or did Lucas put it in there because he thought it would be cool to see Yoda deflect/absorb Dooku's lightning? I personally think that back when he was making the OT, Lucas never intended for anyone other than the Emperor to use Force lightning, using that ability to show how powerful he is, and it was not until he started planning AOTC that he thought that it would be cool to see Yoda deflect Force Lightning. Meaning, I don't think there was a specific reason as to why one Apprentince can use Force Lightning and not another or anything like that. I don't think Lucas had EVERY SINGLE LITTLE THING planned to a tee for all six films..some of it just came to him as he went along. Not everything was done on purpose, in other words =) Second part: I remember back when I first read that Yoda was gonna fight in AOTC I was a lttle skeptical. I thought it would look silly, frankly, like I'm sure many of you did But then when I saw that scene on opening night, it kicked my ass, and brought the hosue down. Today, even after seeing the scene countless times, I still think it's awesome. However a part of me thinks that maybe Lucas should have saved all his goodies till the end. Maybe he should have put off showing a full on Yoda fight until ROTS, and thus, giving us an even bigger and awe inspiring climax. I mean, if the first and last time we ever saw Yoda fight was against the Emperor, I think that would be pretty friggin' sweet, and one of many great cappers for the series. Now, while the fight I'm sure is still gonna be cool, the initial surprsie of seeing Yoda fight for the first time was already used up in AOTC. Maybe saving it wouldve madeROTS fight that much better. What do you guys think....Does the fight in AOTC still look awesome to you? Did you love it then but hate it now, or vice versa? Should Lucas have saved full on Yoda fighting for ROTS?