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You two---go and die

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Bly, Nov 23, 2009.

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  1. Bly

    Bly Jedi Master star 4

    Mar 28, 2005
    Anyone else notice that when a pair of Clones are addressed as "you two", they aren't much longer for the galaxy? Take a look:

    Troopers Nub and Droidbait get blasted by commando droids.

    Trooper Koho gets killed by Bane, Denal is killed and has his gear stolen.

    Two 212th troopers, names unknown (though I like to call them Crowe and Wierzbowski) are killed.

    Maybe the GAR should create a reg outlawing this term of address? :p

    Also, when one of the two unnamed 212th troopers is grabbed, his partner shouts out his name, but I can't make it out. Can anyone understand this line?
  2. Valairy Scot

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

    Sep 16, 2005
    "You two" when Waxer and Boil were sent to find out if anyone survived Obi-Wan's gunship crash - THEY lived!
  3. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 30, 2009
    It's like the original STAR TREK series. Whenever the landing
    party beamed down, the guy in the red shirt was toast.

    It's a writer's cue. Example: whenever someone says they've never been
    someplace or seen something, it's almost a sure signal they've got a
    date with the reaper. In THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, the Russian
    XO says he wants to go to Montana. Yeah, in a box. Exit the XO.

    There are always exceptions, but most writers stay true to form.
  4. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 20, 2006
    Yeah, unless the episode centers around you, you do not want to be the two guys sent off on their own.
  5. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

    Jul 2, 2004
    Also applies to Star Trek XI.:p
  6. Darth_Zandalor

    Darth_Zandalor Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 2, 2009
    heehee, that redshirt didn't even survive to the surface of the planet! He hit his head on the drill and plummeted to his death!
  7. swcolts1977

    swcolts1977 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Nov 17, 2009
    Exactly like that, red shirts are only there to show our characters could die, but won't.
  8. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

    Jun 29, 2003
    Fascinating observation, as Spock might say.

    Maybe "You two" is a code the generals and commanders learn in training, just like "Order 66." :p
  9. koonfan

    koonfan Jedi Knight star 4

    Oct 15, 2008
    Loving these observations. :p

    I'll try and beat people to the punch and bring up that Plo Koon, though he didn't actually say 'you two', DID command 'those two' troopers, Sinker and Boost, to join him for a skirmish in outer space. THEY lived, too, though I guess it doesn't count since he went with them. And I'm assuming the effect only works if you're ordering them to go elsewhere while staying put. :p
  10. ArrogantJedi

    ArrogantJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

    Oct 11, 2008
    Funny observation, but in movies, it generally tends to work like this. Unless those 2 are established characters, they are being sent off to meet their maker.

    Would be funny if someone made a youtube video with a collection of these scenes where the commander or jedi gives them the "you two" line and then shortly after it shows their death scene....then moves to the next "you two" and death scene combo. :p
  11. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 30, 2009
    You know, if you keep coming up with ideas like that, you might be doomed to working for
    Lucasfilm, Ltd., The Walt Disney Company, etc., some day...[face_thinking]
  12. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Aug 10, 2005
    It was close though...
    They are too badass to have fallen for such a simple literary device.
  13. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 20, 2006
    Plus, they actually get to banter, so they have that going for them.

    Closed captioning says it's Gearshift.
  14. Qui-Gon_Reborn

    Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 11, 2008
    Yeah, this is a hilarious observation. [face_laugh] But I think it's just the same as the Star Trek red shirt principle, so don't read into that much. :p
  15. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

    May 23, 2005
    Regarding Waxer and Boil:
    "I know it sounds crazy, but they both have the rare blend of expendable and invulnerable that makes them the perfect troopers."
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