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Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by DarthBoba, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Chosen One star 5

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    Using in-universe logic, what would you say is Vader's reason for not fronting the boarding party on Tantive IV the way he did at Scarif? He seemed more efficient than the stormtroopers.
     
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  2. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Chosen One star 8

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    Probably just the fact that Vader knows the Tantive isn't going anywhere. No need for a swift attack by himself, he can let the Stormtroopers mop up the Rebels then waltz in after to interrogate the officers, he doesn't have to rush. He's not expecting Leia to use the escape pods, but that's something everyone overlooks (kind of a blind spot given the prevalence of droids).
     
  3. Adam Skywalker

    Adam Skywalker Jedi Youngling

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    for me i think Return of the Jedi and A New Hope, that are the best of the classic trilogy, i mean they are started a famous saga ! That we love and know !:);)
     
  4. I Are The Internets

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    How did ROTJ start a famous saga?
     
  5. Adam Skywalker

    Adam Skywalker Jedi Youngling

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    i was taliking about the original Star Wars from 1977. (or A New Hope)
     
  6. pellaeon01

    pellaeon01 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    It started the two part saga of Ewok films, although I'd hardly consider those famous.
     
  7. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Force Ghost star 4

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    Is there a good in-universe reason why the "stun" setting on weapons isn't used by default, and isn't used routinely, for instance when taking prisoners?
     
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  8. DarthIshyZ

    DarthIshyZ Chosen One star 7

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    * Puts on best Staff Sergeant face *
    Because we're at war, mister! It's a Star War....s.
     
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  9. BlackRanger

    BlackRanger Jedi Master star 3

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    Right! Do you think we're out on some sort of leisurely space hike?!
     
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  10. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Force Ghost star 4

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    Well, yeah we're at war/s, that's why. What's with "Freeze! Hands up!" when you can just shoot and stun them and incapacitate them right away?
     
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  11. study888

    study888 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I like the Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker the best, depending on which one I'm viewing at the time. I like Revenge of the Sith more than The Force Awakens and TFA more than RoTJ, RoTJ more than TESB TESB more than Clones, CLONES more than ANH and ANH more than TPM. And I love TPM.

    @Count Yubnub Give them a chance to surrender willingly is my guess.

    My question: Is there still an EU/Legends Forum here on tf.n?
     
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  12. GallonOfAlan

    GallonOfAlan Jedi Youngling

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    Regarding the UK theatrical double bill of Star Wars\The Empire Strikes Back that came out in (I think) 1980. I seem to remember each film being shortened to some degree for this release as otherwise it would have been around a 240 minute running time with an interval. Were cuts made? Is there any record of what got chopped ?

    TIA
     
  13. Darth__Lobot

    Darth__Lobot Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It's kind of funny that they don't shoot the escape pod just because it's empty. I mean were they worried about wasting ammo?
     
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  14. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Chosen One star 5

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    What's more, that captain just assumes that the pod short-circuited. I wouldn't want to be in his shoes when Vader finds out...
     
  15. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Saga / WNU Manager - Bend the Knee star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    What there is no budget in the SW Universe. The emperor had just shelled out a boat load for the Death Star :p
     
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  16. Theron Nett

    Theron Nett Jedi Youngling star 1

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    In what sources does Commander Desanne appear?
     
  17. LiIPup

    LiIPup Jedi Youngling

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    Hi I wanted to ask what r2 said to luke when he went to see yoda the first time. It pops up on his screen in his xwing. People say he's trying to trick luke into letting him fly so he can go back to resistance but it does not seem that way to me
     
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  18. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Force Ghost star 4

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    Has Lucas ever said the OOU reason why Obi-Wan was called Ben? I know the EU has offered IU reasons, but what was the OOU reason?
     
  19. BlackRanger

    BlackRanger Jedi Master star 3

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    In the August 1975 third draft, he's just "Ben Kenobi", as his actual name. The March 1976 revised fourth draft (the basis for the shooting script) adds in the idea that "Obi-Wan" was his real name and that "Ben" was a nickname.
     
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  20. Darth Vader's Chest Plate

    Darth Vader's Chest Plate Jedi Master star 2

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    Apart from "Ben", "Luke" and "Owen" ("Rose" in the ST) are there any more everyday common names in the saga?

    I get that the more outlandish names have a certain appeal and can be made so phonetically they might be more indicative of the character, but it's strange that there are then a few "Earth" bound names in the mix too?
     
  21. Django Fett

    Django Fett Force Ghost star 5

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    I think GL was playing about with names for his wise former Jedi, changing it in different drafts until he was satisfied with Ben Kenobi.
     
  22. Subtext Mining

    Subtext Mining AOTC 20th Anniversary Trivia Winner star 4 VIP - Game Winner

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    There's quite a few. I made a list about five years ago, but who knows where it is now. Ric, Dexter and Janson (along with Sabine, Ezra and Caleb (Kanan's real name) from Rebels) are all I can think of off the top of my head.

    There's also a number names like Finis Valorum which is Latin, Padmé which is Sanskrit, Bogdan is Slavic, and Calrissian is Armenian.
     
  23. BlackRanger

    BlackRanger Jedi Master star 3

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    The designation Obi-Wan ("OB-1") perhaps was meant to suggest that Obi-Wan was a clone himself.

    On the topic of Padme's name, her regnal name Amidala likely comes from the amygdala, the part of the brain which generates emotions, particularly strong ones like fear. Thus Padme's name means "one who strikes fear", suggesting a parallel with Anakin to Wagner's Siegfried, who literally does not understand fear until he meets Brünnhilde. Cf. also Anakin's nickname "Hero With No Fear".
     
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  24. CloneBlooper

    CloneBlooper Jedi Grand Master star 1

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    Max.
     
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  25. I Are The Internets

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    Han is somewhat common.
     
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