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PT What do people have against darth vader building c3po?

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Lord Tyrannus, Oct 26, 2012.

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  1. Lord Tyrannus

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I thought that was a pretty cool idea. Why do people hate it so much?[face_shame_on_you]
     
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  2. MrFantastic74

    MrFantastic74 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Because it's one of too many coincidences between the PT and OT that make the galaxy feel far too small. Besides that, it felt contived, and an attempt to appeal to fans of the OT by shoe-horning in yet another familiar character.

    "We have to get Threepio in the story. ... Ooh, I know! Anakin's good with machines! Let's make him construct Threepio!"
    "Oh, um, Mr. Lucas? Maybe we can have Threepio make an appearance on a ship somewhere, or..."
    "He was built by Anakin."
    "But wouldn't that create some inconsistencies with the first trilogy?"
    "He was built by Anakin."
    "But..."
    "You're fired."
     
  3. Lord Tyrannus

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Shoe horning? What does that mean?

    I agree with you that the galaxy had to be big. In sci fi, based on science and astronomy, galaxies are huge. I read one article claming that Padme should've been on alderaan, not naboo. I disagree. Adding a new planet to the story just makes the galaxy and universe more bigger and detailed. Other websites complained about Coruscant and mustafar not being in the originals. Which i think whoever wrote that is wrong. We need a bigger galaxy, not a smaller one.

    I disagree with u. It felt "contrived, an attempt by shoe horning another yet familiar character"? What? Kinda like how yoda knew chewie?
     
  4. MrFantastic74

    MrFantastic74 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Shoe-horning basically means wedging or jamming something into a story simply for the sake of having it in the story.
    Yes, Chewie and Yoda knowing each other is another example. Absolutely.
     
  5. Lord Tyrannus

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I think anakin building c3po was a cool idea. Regardless of c3po's origins, what I really liked about anakin and c3po was "like father like son". Both father and son had the same 2 pair of robot companions. It was cool. Agree or not?

    Maybe c3po could've been just found on anakin's planet, and anakin found him, kinda like how ratchet found clank.
     
  6. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR

    DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Once you found out that Anakin had worked and repaired things for his owner, Watto, it isn't too hard to imagine the likelihood that he would be able to find parts to rebuild droids, too. And especially commonly seen ones as protocol droids that were littered around Watto's shop, junkyard, and every Star Wars movie in existence, for that matter.

    Although Lucas has always stated that both droids would be in all the Star Wars films, it still comes off as a shoehorned idea to make Vader Threepio's maker. But since he plays such a minor role in the Prequels, it really isn't that big of a deal. Plus, he's just a machine. Most people in the Star Wars galaxy don't give them much notice anyway.
     
  7. Lord Tyrannus

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    To all the people who don't like Vader making c3po, where do u think he should have come from?
     
  8. WIERD_GREEN_MAN

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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    IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE
     
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  9. Lord Tyrannus

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    From who? When? Why? How? Where?
     
  10. Lord Tyrannus

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Things dont just appear out of nowhere. Maybe from another galaxy? I like c3po being anakin's companion, like he was to anakin's twin children, a parallel, but anakin building him was boring and pointless.
     
  11. WIERD_GREEN_MAN

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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    Learn to take a joke.
    Obviously, like everything in Star Wars comes from outer space. It's a galactic space opera.
     
  12. WIERD_GREEN_MAN

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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    That's your opinion. The Jedi Council Forums are not a place for endless continuity debates and speculation.
     
  13. Lord Tyrannus

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    This is not a continuity debate. It's just a discussion on a certain plot point, other ways it could have happened, etc.
     
  14. WIERD_GREEN_MAN

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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    And the forums are not a place for the kinds of discussion you like.
     
  15. Lord Tyrannus

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Ok.
     
  16. The Supreme Chancellor

    The Supreme Chancellor Jedi Master star 4

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    lmaaaoo this conversation is hilarious.
     
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  17. WIERD_GREEN_MAN

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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  18. Lord Tyrannus

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I guess we have concluded the conversation.
     
  19. Valairy Scot

    Valairy Scot Backpacking One Pack a Day Mod of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    At last - and may it last. [face_praying]

    =D=

    [face_party]
     
  20. Bobatron

    Bobatron Jedi Master star 4

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    I thought it was a neat idea that provoked a lot of speculation, but simply having C-3PO involved with characters and on a planet he would later not know made for an awkward resolution by Episode III.
     
  21. Sistros

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

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    what is wrong with this particular plot point?

    where to begin?

    hmm,

    1. as has already been stated, makes the galaxy too small and was a rather laughable lazy way to tie the trilogies together, he might aswell have made Yoda very good friends with Chewbacca..oh wait!


    2. the proticol droid making industry mustn't make that much money, if ten year olds can make them.


    3. Anakin knows 6 million languages? (ok I might be taking thhis to the extreme) but young audiances who take things literally will assume Anakin programmed him to know this many)


    4. whast use does a proticol droid have to Shmi, is she in the habit of taking in lost strangers from all over the galaxy to which some wouldn't speak "intergalactic basic"?
     
  22. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Anakin didn't build him from scratch. He just found most of the pieces to him and put him back together.
     
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  23. Sistros

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

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    been awhile since I've seen the scene where Anakin shows Padme C-3PO

    is there an exact quote in which Anakin says "I didn't build from scratch"?

    I'm not doubting you or calling you a liar, I just can't remember.
     
  24. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    It's mostly in the novel of TPM that Anakin's building of 3PO is expanded on.
     
  25. Sistros

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

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    Oh

    I don't take too much notice of the novels especially ROTS's "Padme was Naboo's youngest queen" thing.

    but anyway isn't C-3PO always talking about Anakin being his maker :p
     
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