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Anomalous life readings “I think we’ve got something, sir,” Piett informed him. “The report is only a fragment from a probe droid in the Hoth system, but it’s the best lead we’ve had.” Unimpressed, Ozzel snapped, “We have thousands of probe droids searching the galaxy. I want proof, not leads!” But Piett wasn’t finished. He added, “The ...


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Vader sensed it (with the Force). He also noted the presence of another powerful Force user; Luke Skywalker. “It is they,” he intones. “The rebels are there.” “Lord Vader,” objects Admiral Ozzel, distinctly displeased at being contradicted, “it could be anything. Smugglers, a small settlement…” “It is the rebel base. I can sense it. And Skywalker is ...


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After I kill a chicken, in preparation for plucking and eating it, I will string it up upside down in order to get all the blood out. Blood in a meal just isn't tasty. Assuming the Wampa has intelligence but no knife, this would be good prep for a meal. And, if he has no knife, it's a good bet he doesn't have rope either. So, he makes do with body fluids ...


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Probably two venus-sized points of light (Jhas and Ordaj) in addition to the local star (also named Hoth). According to The Empire Strikes Back, Hoth was the sixth planet in the system which means that there's the potential for five (or fewer, or possibly more) additional objects in the sky aside from the weak local sun. “My lord,” the general replied, ...


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A Legends answer: In the Timophy Zahn novel, Choices of One, there was this scene that took place between Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader: Thrawn lowered the datapad. “Here’s what they took, in order of loading. Cold-weather equipment and cold-weather modification kits. Critical replacement parts for a SURO-10 power generator, a KDY DSS-02 shield ...


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Snowspeeders, like the more traditional snubfighters, had their blasters set to a particular 'zero' - the point where the blasts would converge. This point was adjustable in X-wings, the TIE family of fighters, and most other snubfighter designs. This was the range at which the weapons were most effective, and could be adjusted to allow for the mission ...


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Disney Canon: The new canon book Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company shows that it was possible Vader was also tracking an Imperial defector who was assisting Rebellion leadership. (although, it could be the hubris of the character that initially led her to think he was after her, when in fact he was not in the least bit interested in her specifically)...


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Basic physics. While sound transmits through vacuum in Lucas Physics, heat transfer appears to work the "normal" way - you can't heat up a random material and have it retain heat indefinitely. It worked very well with a metal door on Trade Federation starship, precisely because metal is an awesome heat conductor. What Luke had to work with was: Open space ...


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The Wampa was storing Luke for his next meal. That is why in the extended version of Empire with the added scenes, you'll notice that the ice creature was just finishing up another meal. You could see the bones on the ground. He was just about to start going for his next meal (that being Luke) when he awoke. Then with Obi-wan's help in spirit form (as shown ...


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If the wampa wanted to drain the blood, presumably he would also want to cook the meat. raw meat carnivores don't typically drain the blood of their prey. I would think he was placed there so that he was just out of the way. The wampa got home, put Luke's feet up to the roof, hocked-a-loogie on them, and just held him there until it froze (and mysteriously ...


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From this YouTube reconstruction, it seems the crawl was never actually rendered against Hoth as a background. Instead, the "early form" talked about is simply a preliminary script that vaguely describes the opening crawl as From what is believed to be the 3rd Draft EXT. PLAIN OF HOTH - HELICOPTER SHOT - DAY. A white snowscape races toward the ...


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Nothing surprising. Vader had been hunting the rebels for a while and would expect them to be hiding in a remote system which would be virtually uninhabited, since otherwise they would have found them already. The Empire knows pretty much what is going on and where. The probe report of advanced constructions on an ice planet is completely unexpected and ...


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