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CT How did Luke get to go to Dagobah?

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

  1. SithLord_1270

    SithLord_1270 Jedi Knight star 3

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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

    JoeyArnold Jedi Youngling star 3

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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

    Narutakikun Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    Bobatron Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Darth_Kiryan Jedi Master star 4

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    so you are saying that Luke is a coward?

    what?
     
  7. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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.
     
  8. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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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

    Darth_Kiryan Jedi Master star 4

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    Interesting scene expansion.
     
  10. SithLord_1270

    SithLord_1270 Jedi Knight star 3

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

    K'Kruhk Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Yunners Jedi Master star 2

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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.
     
  13. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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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

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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

    K'Kruhk Jedi Master star 4

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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

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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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

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    K'Kruhk Jedi Master star 4

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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.
     
  21. dolphin

    dolphin Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Umm...what? Is this legit?
     
  22. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes. It's in the script.
     
  23. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    [​IMG]
     
  24. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Yep..
     
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