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Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by PadawanGussin, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. PadawanGussin

    PadawanGussin Jedi Knight star 2

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    In ANH when C3PO asks if ther us any way he can help, Luke responds "not unless you can speed up the harvest or "teleport me off ...."
    This is the only reference I can find to teleporting in the entire saga.
    Was it just a "12 parsecs " type error or were rhere original plans to show some type of matter energy transport system in use that were latter dropped?
     
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  2. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    What an interesting question! I would think it was just by means of being a sarcastic comment not really reflective of tech, at least not on Tatooine. :p But teleportation/transporters like they have for Trek in SW would be ... a fun plot device. :cool:
     
  3. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    I think it was Luke's way of saying that he knew what he wanted was impossible.
     
  4. DARTHLINK

    DARTHLINK Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It would imply that teleportation is a thing, considering Luke mentioned it.

    Granted, perhaps he was referring to hyperspace, which is kind of like teleportation.
     
  5. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Not necessarily. He could have read about it in a sci-fi story, or seen it on GFFA's version of Star Trek. We talk about it and we all know what it is, and as far as we know it's impossible.
     
  6. Lt. Hija

    Lt. Hija Jedi Master star 4

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    Here is Luke's reply from the January 1976 draft:

    THREEPIO

    I beg your pardon sir, but is there anything I might do to help?

    Luke glances at the battered robot and a bit of his anger drains and a tiny smile creeps across his face.

    LUKE

    Not unless you can change the unchangeable or alter time.


    which had changed in the March 1976 draft to

    *LUKE
    Not unless you can alter time… speed up the harvest… or teleport me off this rock
     
  7. Tython Awakening

    Tython Awakening Jedi Knight star 3

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    Someone could talk about teleporting themselves without actually having the technology.......?

     
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  8. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT and Music Section Dictator star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I mean, I'm sure the concept of teleportation exists in the SW universe even if the technology doesn't

    For what it's worth, old EU actually did have teleportation in the form of a rare Force ability referred to as "fold space", but I don't believe current canon has any such thing as of yet
     
  9. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Kind of like what we're doing right now.
     
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  10. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 5

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    Teleportation doesn't exist? Ok. But if we're taking about it, maybe we don't exist.....
     
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  11. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Well, there was a Boba Fett comic book issue featuring teleportation.
     
  12. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Chosen One star 10

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    And an Ewoks comic book issue.
     
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  13. Sith Lord 2015

    Sith Lord 2015 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Nice idea, only too bad it's not original to SW but was taken straight from Dune. Of course Herbert in turn could have gotten the idea from an earlier story as well.
     
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  14. Bob Effette

    Bob Effette Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm with the opinions that suggest Luke was simply lamenting his predicament and making one of those wish fulfillment type comments that we all make.
     
  15. Lt. Hija

    Lt. Hija Jedi Master star 4

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    Teleport me to the GFFA so I can evaluate the accuracy of my "in-universe" articles... :D
     
  16. Bosozoku27

    Bosozoku27 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Just a guess, but perhaps in the SW universe the science of teleporting was undeveloped/unreliable, as it was for some time in the ST universe? Just my way of rationalizing Luke's statement...
     
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  17. Jamtia

    Jamtia Jedi Knight star 3

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    Ha kinda cool how he thought teleporting was impossible, but was able to do it many years later in Episode 8.
     
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  18. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Yah that's amazing, one of his first few lines is "Teleport me off this rock" and then

    [​IMG]

    BOYAH! The farmboy did it! Close-ish enough.
     
  19. PadawanGussin

    PadawanGussin Jedi Knight star 2

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    My primary question was if G L had put teleporting into one of his early story lines then removed it for the finalized version of ANH.
     
  20. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master star 4

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    Except that wasn't teleportation, it was astral projection. Kind of like a hologram message, only using the Force.
     
  21. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Close enough!
     
  22. Lt. Hija

    Lt. Hija Jedi Master star 4

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    "Threepio?! Can you teleport me off this rock? I'd rather die in the process than remain my uncle's slave worker..." 8-}
     
  23. firesaber

    firesaber Jedi Master star 4

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    I think Luke was making a remark out of frustration as stated above. Consider it a sci-fi reference inside of a sci-fi movie. While I am not aware of it being stated anywhere I think GL might have tweaked the line to appear as it did to make it sound more spacey. You can see examples of this from the audition tapes, but it still seems GL was convinced the spaceships, laser swords etc. weren't enough to relay that we were in a space opera; he needed to pour it on with the dialogue as well.
     
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  24. StartCenterEnd

    StartCenterEnd Jedi Master star 3

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    What confuses me more is 3POs response. “I’m not knowledgeable about such things. Not on this planet anyway.”

    So that means teleportation and time travel depend on which planet you’re on??
     
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  25. PadawanGussin

    PadawanGussin Jedi Knight star 2

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    I thought is was two separate sentences.
    " Im not very knowledgeable....
    Followed by
    "Im not sure what planet we are on...
    First a follow up to Lukes remark, then the next question, where are we ?
    I suspect that once ownership had been established , part of a protocol driods programming would be to confirm location so rhat the droid could access specific cultural information to best assist its new master.
     
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