CT Why didnt Obi Wan(BEN KENOBI) Keep Luke

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  1. Tylaron Starturner Jedi Padawan

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    I believe that during this time, the empire was law. Jedi were thought of as evil (Rebels may change that).

    The empire was actively hunting down and killing any remaining Jedi they could find.

    Why would Obi-wan risk Luke's life by keeping Luke with him?
  2. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    That eventually got an explanation (and not "the speed of light is vastly faster in the SW galaxy") - specifically - the Falcon has a backup hyperdrive - albeit an incomplete one that requires parts from the main hyperdrive - since Han doesn't have enough bits to go round.

    That's why he only turned to cannibalizing the main one to fix the backup - when he was certain the main one itself couldn't be fixed with the tools he had.
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  3. Visivious Drakarn Jedi Grand Master

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    That may be so, but in a movie whose Falcon story revolves around damaged hyperdrive and the Empire that chases them, bringing another hyperdrive explanation (not seen in the movie) seems rather far-fetched.
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  4. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    True. My guess is that the explanation was primarily because people didn't want to go with something more radical- like a vastly higher Speed Of Light.

    It was codified in its most recent form, in Millennium Falcon Owners Workshop Manual.
  5. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    Well since there's no other way for a ship to travel interstellar distances without a hyperdrive, the backup hyperdrive explanation is the only one that makes sense.
  6. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    It should be noted that in the older Star Wars Marvel comics- we actually do see them pass through several systems, before "cutting to hyperspace"

    New Planets, New Perils (October 1977)

    Han: "Get a smuggling czar on your tail, ol' buddy, and even a galactic war won't save you! As soon as the craters cooled, Jabba'd have us both zapped by one of his blaster-happy bongos!"
    Chewie: "Urk!"
    Han: "Yeah, I thought you'd see it my way. So set 'em for Tatooine … Next stop, Mos Eisley spaceport … though we've a few more light-years to go before we even cut to hyper-space!"
  7. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    I could not care less what you think of me. I'm not here to justify myself to you.
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  8. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    That's because it's not a true part of the story. Empire tells us a very clear story, the Falcon is stranded because they don't have a working hyperdrive. It's a point driven home over and over. Star Wars is not hard Sci Fi, it doesn't need to be accurate scientifically, that isn't the point.
  9. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    Yes, the backup hyperdrive is a true part of the story. Your denying it doesn't make it untrue.

    Star Wars may not be hard sci-fi, but it still follows an internal logic of its own. And that logic says that without a working hyperdrive of some sort, a ship cannot travel interstellar distances in the time shown in the movie. That's why the backup hyperdrive is the only explanation that makes sense.
  10. Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus

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    This thread's done. Locking.
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