CT How did Luke get to go to Dagobah?

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by SithLord_1270, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. SithLord_1270 Jedi Grand Master

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    Was watching ESB today & a thought occurred: the Alliance is at war, Luke is a hero & leader of its most prestigious squadron, but instead of going to the rendezvous he takes off for Dagobah. What?

    I mean how did he get to do that? Did he just ask or did he say," I have some leave Time coming up so I'm going to take some time off n go to this place OB1 told me about."
  2. JoeyArnold Jedi Knight

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    He ran off as soon as he could just like he turned off his computer before blowing up the death Star.
  3. Narutakikun Force Ghost

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    I presumed that Luke went to Dagobah straight from Hoth. So basically, in the chaos of the evacuation, he just split to go do his thing.
  4. Bobatron Jedi Grand Master

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    Was the Rebellion so structured that Luke would have been considered AWOL and penalized? Han could have left if he wanted; he was just letting Rieekan know.
  5. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    Luke mentions it to Leia in the med bay deleted scene. She's not happy about it, but IIRC, basically tells him "Fine, leave, go do whatever you want, I don't give a @#$%". Technically you could say that was a superior officer granting him permission.
  6. Darth_Kiryan Force Ghost

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    so you are saying that Luke is a coward?

    what?
  7. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    OK, so she doesn't actually give him permission, but she doesn't order him to stay, either. Either way, he's informed her that he has to leave.
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  8. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    The Rebellion isn't foolish enough to charge their #1 guy with awol. The higher ups are old enough to remember his dad and his exploits. A Skywalker getting Jedi training is a good thing for them.
  9. Darth_Kiryan Force Ghost

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    Interesting scene expansion.
  10. SithLord_1270 Jedi Grand Master

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    So that scene may be "approval" for Luke?
  11. K'Kruhk Force Ghost

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    I don't think that at that time anyone in the Rebellion knew that he was Anakin Skywalker's son. Only Bail, Breha, Obi-Wan, Yoda, Owen and Beru knew about that, and all but Yoda were dead.
  12. Yunners Force Ghost

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    There's a line cut from the ANH script in the Alliance hanger when Luke, Biggs and Red Leader are talking and Red Leader mentions that he flew with Anakin once and if Luke's half the pilot his Father is, he'll do alright.

    In face there's a visible edit hidden by a guy walking in front of the camera. At which point Red Leader says "You'll do alright", which is the tail end of the cut dialogue.
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  13. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    His last name gives him away. I'm sure Mon Mothma was aware of who Anakin was. She can connect the dots easily enough even though no one knew or cared to speculate in who his mom was
  14. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    If they only knew about his later exploits... :p
  15. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    Lol. They find out many years later.
  16. K'Kruhk Force Ghost

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    I'm sure that was in the 77 original edition, and it was cut exactly because no one was supposed to know about it.

    Yes, but the released story in-universe was that Anakin died on Mustafar and that Padme died before her baby was born. We don't know whether Mothma eventually found out or not, since it was supposed to be a very big secret. I'm sure that before Anakin's birth Shmi was not the only human in the galaxy whose surname was 'Skywalker'.
  17. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    True but being a very skilled fighter jock from tatooine narrows it down a lot.
  18. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    This doesn't make sense. No one was supposed to know that Darth Vader was Anakin, but that doesn't preclude some of them from knowing that Anakin was a pilot. It wasn't in the 1977 edition.

    Street of Shadows notwithstanding, the released story in-universe was that Anakin died at the Jedi Temple. Nobody except Obi-Wan, Bail, Palpatine and the droids ( and maybe a few clones ) even knew that Anakin went to Mustafar.
  19. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Luke's name is distinctive enough that Red Leader (per EU and a deleted scene) knew who his dad was pretty much on the spot. Not to mention that dunking proton torpedoes into the Death Star by appearing to guess ought to have clued them in. :p
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  20. K'Kruhk Force Ghost

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    Ok then I was wrong about it being in the 77 edition. I meant that no one was supposed to know that Anakin was Luke's father, per the reasons already given about his 'death' and Padme's death.
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    Umm...what? Is this legit?
  22. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Yes. It's in the script.
  23. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    Also in the Blu-Ray deleted scenes. Most notable for:

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  24. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Hey! kissing also provides immunities against disease. That's why they're in the med center :p
  25. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    Yep..
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