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Watching the original "Star Wars" ("Ep IV" to anyone who didn't see it in '77) last weekend, it occurred to me that the Stormtroopers -- a highly trained government army -- were very poor shots. Evidenced by the scenes where Han rounds a corner ten feet away from a large group (including the ones he was chasing, so there was no element of surprise), and several other scenes that left me thinking as bad an aim as I am, I could have done better. It's not like a laser gun has a recoil.

Of course the good guys had to live, and the Stormtroopers represented an endless supply of cloned cannon fodder, so it didn't matter how many of them were shot.

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  • Thanks rand, that didn't show up in my hasty search. I'd forgotten about Leia's quote, "It was too easy. They let us get away." – Howlin' Wolf Dec 5 '15 at 18:33

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