Saga Your number 1 favorite and least favorite line of dialog

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  1. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    Any episode in the saga!

    Now I've seen threads similar, like "teh dialogz is bad" or "Favorite lines" in the PT and OT threads, but I looked and didn't see one for both trilogies or one that has fave and least fave, so this should be ok I hope ^_^
  2. sharkymcshark Jedi Master

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    I am aware you said Number 1, but I love and dislike all of these equally.

    Favourites

    I can't seem the find the specific quotes for it, but I actually quite enjoyed the small amount of banter in the ROTS elevator scene (though I know that it is generally unliked).


    Duds

    (This is a shining example of how not to write dialogue)


    (Cringe factor 9/10)


    (Cringe factor 10/10, would cringe again)


    (though it does get an inordinate amount of use whenever I play Counterstrike)
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  3. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    The Force is with you young Skywalker, but are not a Jedi yet.
    The Force will be with you, always. Use the Force Luke!
    The opening conversation in ROTJ on the Death Star with Vader.
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  4. Yanksfan Chosen One

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    A couple of my favorites: "Everything's fine here…now….how are you?"

    "Apology accepted, Captain Needa."

    Some of my least: That whole exchange between Anakin and Padme on the balcony in ROTS. "No, it's because I'm so in love with YOU." "So you're saying love has blinded you" etc. I can't even *follow* what the heck those two are talking about in that scene.

    Vader's "NOOOOOOOOO!" At the end of ROTS. Took the wind out of what was, until then, a pretty cool scene.
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  5. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    1 Fav: "The Force is with you young Skywalker. But you are not a Jedi yet."

    1 Least fav: “Now that I’m with you again, I’m in agony. My heart is beating, hoping that that kiss will not become a scar.”

  6. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    Let's get some good PT ones in here!

    "But Master Yoda told me to be mindful of the future."
    "Not at the expense of the moment."

    "I do not like the idea of hiding."
    "Sometimes we must do what is requested of us."

    "These visions you have?"
    "They are of pain, suffering... death"
    "Yourself you speak of, or someone you know?"
    "...Someone"
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  7. PiettsHat Force Ghost

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    Favorites:

    Darth Vader: Luke... help me take this mask off.
    Luke: But you'll die.
    Darth Vader: Nothing... can stop that now. Just for once... let me... look on you with my *own* eyes.

    Anakin: Now... go, my son. Leave me.
    Luke: No. You're coming with me. I'll not leave you here, I've got to save you.
    Anakin: You already... have, Luke. You were right. You were right about me. Tell your sister... you were right.
    [Anakin slumps down in death]
    Luke: Father... I won't leave you.

    This conversation…It's just perfect. Anakin's acceptance of death at last. And the fact that he makes sure to tell Luke that Luke saved him. That after everything, Luke was right.

    And...

    Palpatine: It's ironic. He could save others from death…but not himself.

    Ian McDiarmid's delivery of that line is perfect. I still get chills every time he says it.

    Least favorites:

    Anakin: From my point of view, the Jedi are evil.

    *Sigh* the "point of view" just sounds so shoe-horned in there. It just doesn't work.

    A lot of Han's Hoth dialogue doesn't work for me either.

    Is the childish name-calling supposed to be attractive? I just don't get it. And this exchange just baffles me in what they're trying to get across:

    HAN: No! That's not it. Come on. Aahhh -- uh huh! Come on.

    Leia stares at him, understanding, then laughs.

    LEIA: You're imagining things.

    HAN: Am I? Then why are you following me? Afraid I was going to leave
    without giving you a goodbye kiss?

    LEIA: I'd just as soon kiss a Wookiee.

    HAN: I can arrange that. You could use a good kiss!
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  8. Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost

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    Fave: Twice the pride, double the fall. Excellent delivery by Lee.

    Fave: Charming to the last. Shows that Tarkin was aware of a weak jibe and not beneath almost being a slight tease, I actually quite like seeing Peter and Carrie together in ANH.

    Fave: Vader, *release* him! People can say what they like but Tarkin was in command here and he saved a life. Cushing's delivery again superb.

    Fave: The entire final father/son exchange in RotJ probably the most powerful scene in the saga for me though I think it was love and faith that redeemed Anakin, not Luke himself.

    Least fave: I have a bad feeling about this

    Least fave: any romantic bits between Anakin/Padme or Han/Leia both strike me as phony and insincere and neither male is appropriate.

    Least fave: anything said by Watto, Jar Jar, or Jabba

    Least fave: Anything Anakin says the blames Obi-Wan for his own issues--grow up, Anakin.
  9. NileQT87 Force Ghost

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    Favorites:

    "I love you!"
    "I know."

    "Why you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder!"
    "Who's scruffy-lookin'?"

    "Don't get excited."
    "Captain, being held by you isn't quite enough to get me excited."
    "Sorry, sweetheart. I haven't got time for anything else."

    "Afraid I was gonna leave without giving you a goodbye kiss?"
    "I'd just as soon kiss a Wookiee."
    "I can arrange that. You could use a good kiss."

    "Will someone get this big walking carpet out of my way?"
    "No reward is worth this."

    "Wonderful girl. Either I'm going to kill her or I'm beginning to like her."

    "Kid, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other, and I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe that there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything. 'Cause no mystical energy field controls my destiny. It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense."

    "So, what do you think of her, Han?"
    "I'm tryin' not to, kid."
    "Good."
    "Still, she's got a lot of spirit. I don't know, whaddya think? You think a princess and a guy like me..."
    "No."

    "Why are they doing this?"
    "They never even asked me any questions."

    "Who are you?"
    "Someone who loves you."

    "You love him, don't you?"
    "Yes."
    "All right. I understand. Fine. When he comes back, I won't get in the way."
    "Oh, Han, it's not like that at all. He's my brother."

    "Aren't you a little short to be a Stormtrooper?"

    "I'm Luke Skywalker. I'm here to rescue you."

    "I think my eyes are getting better. Instead of a big dark blur, I see a big bright blur."
    "There's nothing to see. I used to live here, you know."
    "You're gonna die here, you know. Convenient."

    "Together again, huh?"
    "Wouldn't miss it."
    "How we doin'?"
    "Same as always."
    "That bad, huh?"

    Least favorites: I won't bore everyone with pretty much all of Anakin/Padmé's romantic dialog and Jar-Jar. ::shivers::
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  10. ezekiel22x Chosen One

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    Fav: "I shall do what I must, Obi-Wan." Indeed.

    Least fav: "I don't know where you get your delusions, laser-brain." I don't know where they pulled that one from.
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  11. MOC Yak Face Moderator, Classic Trilogy

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    So many at both ends of the spectrum, but if it's "number one", then I can't go past...

    Best: "The Force is with you, young Skywalker ... But you are not a Jedi yet."
    Worst: "Love won't save you, Padme. Only my new powers can do that."
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  12. Darth_Furio Belated Monthly Winner - Streak for Colours

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    Best:

    "I find your lack of faith disturbing." - Vader
    "I will do what I must" - Obi-Wan
    "Twice the pride double the fall" - Dooku
    "So this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause." - Padme
    "I am a Jedi like my father before me." - Luke
    "You're going to die here you know, convenient." - Han
    "Not from a Jedi" - Palpatine, basicallt that whole opera scene. Even Hayden was good there showing ho Anakin was starting to consider other views of the Force.
    When Leia whispers "Luke" on the close up shot of her face near the end of ESB, that was great because she was using the Force without knowing it.

    Worst:

    Anakin and Padme on Naboo and Geonosis in AotC.
    Anakin and Padme on Coruscant when Padme is telling him she wants to raise the baby on Naboo.
    Mace and Anakin when Anakin reveals Palpatine is a Sith Lord.
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  13. Moviefan2k4 Force Ghost

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    Sadly, my least-favorite line in the whole saga comes from Obi-Wan Kenobi...

    "Only a Sith deals in absolutes." :(
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  14. MOC Yak Face Moderator, Classic Trilogy

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    That is indeed a perplexing line.
  15. AstroFan428 Force Ghost

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    Favorite - "Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."


    Least favorite - Palpatine whimpering in front of Mace.
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  16. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Favorites:

    "I love you." "I know."

    "Look kid, I've been from one end of this galaxy to another, seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there is one all-powerful Force controlling anything. No mystical energy field controls my destiny. It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense."

    "Into the garbage chute, Flyboy."

    "Only in your mind, my very young apprentice."

    "This is a happy moment. The happiest moment of my life."

    "Just once let me see you...with my own eyes."

    Least favorite:

    "It is possible he was conceived by the midichlorians."

    "She has lost the will to live."

    "I am in charge of security, m'lady!"
  17. grd4 Jedi Knight

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    Many of my favorites stem from TPM.

    "There's always a bigger fish." (Most perceptive line of the Saga.)

    "But my lord, is that legal?"
    "I will make it legal."

    "Now, be brave. And don't look back. Don't look back."

    "I will do what I must, Obi-Wan."

    "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate...leads to suffering."

    "Wipe them out. All of them."


    Gods, I love this movie.
  18. squir1y Force Ghost

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    Favorite: "Sorry, sweetheart. We haven't got time for anything else." Oooh...
    Least favorite: "Oh, this is such a drag." Ugh...
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  19. Minez01 Force Ghost

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    My personal fave's:

    1. "I have a bad feeling about this, Master" - Obi
    2. "Han will have that shield down, we've gotta give him more time!"
    3. "At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge."

    My least favourites:

    1. "A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one" - something about Palpatine's smile and happy attitude seems so idiotic given the situation on Naboo.
    2. "They're tracking us" - does anyone else find it horribly stupid that, even though they're being tracked, no one aboard the Falcon finds it prudent to actually try and locate the tracking sensor? Or not go to Yavin?
    3. "From my point of view the Jedi are evil" - no explanation needed. You're trying to kill each other, remember? Not debate morals.
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  20. Tornado Wrangler Jedi Master

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    Most of my favorites come from Han. He has the most realistic and relatable lines. No one else speaks the way he does.

    "Where did you dig up that old fossil?"
    "Then why are you following me? Afraid I was going to leave without giving you a goodbye kiss?"

    Han: "Doesn't sound so bad."

    3PO: "In his belly, you will find a new definition
    of pain and suffering, as you are slowly
    digested over a thousand years."

    Han: "On second thought, let's pass on that, huh?"

    __________
    Least favorites.
    Pretty much anything Jar Jar and Anakin say. (and I am a TPM fan)
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  21. Garra Jedi Youngling

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    Fav:
    "There's always a bigger fish"
    Worst:
    "I don't like sand. It's coarse, rough and hard on your skin. But everything here is soft."
  22. Shadow_imperium Force Ghost

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    Favorites:
    "Obi-Wan has taught you well..." (from ROTJ not ESB, though a great bit too)

    "Luminous beings are we not this crude matter."

    "For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times. Before the Empire."

    "Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Aha Aha Aha Aha"

    "R4, scramble code 5 to Coruscant, care of the Old Folks' Home."

    Least:
    Do I even have to mention the sand bit...

    "My allegiance is to the Republic, to democracy!" (UUUGGGHHHHHH!)

    Every word that came out of Fodesinbeed Annodue

    "They asked you to do something that made you feel dishonest, didn't they?" (This is not an after school special!)
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  23. bigtukker Jedi Master

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    Favorite:

    "Wipe them out, all of them"

    Worst:

    Run away. Far away.
  24. Han Burgundy Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 28, 2013
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    Funnily enough, my favorite and least-favorite rhyme.

    Favorite:

    "I know"

    Least Favorite:

    "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"
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  25. DRush76 Force Ghost

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    Both my favorite and least favorite lines are from "A NEW HOPE"

    Favorite:

    "It's a wonder you're still alive. Will someone get this big walking carpet out of my way?"

    Least Favorite:

    "It is for me, sister! Look, I ain't in this for your revolution, and I'm not in it for you, Princess. I expect to be well paid. I'm in
    it for the money!"
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