In ANH he says to his uncle that he wants to transfer to the academy. his uncle tells him...well you know the story... what academy does he speak of? the empire was in total control at this point, right? was it to fight with the empire? was that his only ticket off the planet? if so, why was he so stoked on Obi-wans knowledge of the Rebellion? Where was it that luke intended to go before being denied by his uncle?