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

  1. DarthIshyZ

    DarthIshyZ Chosen One star 8

    Jan 8, 2005
    Seems like it'd be a spherical range type of thing. But we're talking 1970s FX. That might've been the height in computer graphics in that day. [face_laugh]
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    DARTH_BELO Force Ghost star 5

    Nov 25, 2003
    I know this is kind of after-the fact, but I happen to be reading "From a Certain Point of View" for ESB right now. In it there's a story specifically about how there are a lot of meteorites that are falling to the surface, and the officers in the Empire in charge of monitoring the probe droids were thankful for all the meteorites cos it masked the arrival of their probe droids. That, coupled with Reikaan's comment about not being able to spot incoming ships specifically cos of meteorites really says it all. I mean-let's not forget; Hoth IS right in the vicinity of a dense asteroid field, which is presumably where all those meteorites are coming from!

    As to whether the one Luke specifically saw while talking to Han is a droid or not, I'm inclined to believe it was simply just a meteorite-cos generally the timeline in SW movies-especially the OT-is pretty much linear. Also, the story simply needed a reason for Luke not to head straight back to the base, thus leading to him getting attacked. HOWEVER, I do really think it would be a nice storytelling element if it WERE a droid, and his being attacked by the wampa prevented him from finding out that the Empire is coming WAY earlier! If those shots were recut to show Luke being attacked, and THEN the droid emerging from the crash, IMO that would be a really compelling element to include; the irony that Luke missed discovering the coming of the Empire by mere moments.
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  3. DarthHass

    DarthHass Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 20, 2004
    I’m sure it’s been asked before — probably by me — but what did the droid say to C-3PO in Cloud city. When he replied “how rude!”

    i have an idea.
  4. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 10

    Oct 4, 1998
  5. DarthIshyZ

    DarthIshyZ Chosen One star 8

    Jan 8, 2005
    What @Sarge said. It's just a huttese curse. I don't think (or maybe hope) there's no direct translation. I'd love it if it meant something like "blue monkey" and was just considered rude when said that way.
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  6. Alexrd

    Alexrd Chosen One star 6

    Jul 7, 2009
    Personally, I never interpreted that as a curse, more like a "mind your business" type of thing.

    DARTHLINK Force Ghost star 4

    Feb 24, 2005
    To me, I think it was basically saying to the effect of: "**** off!"