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What the Emperor tells Luke is actually: Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design. The difference may seem irrelevant (especially since the Emperor does tell Vader, earlier in the movie, "Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.") However, combined with other statements that the Emperor makes, what he says to Luke strongly ...


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Luke seems to be wary of directly interposing himself into the situation (which presumably included trying Jedi mind tricks) to try to influence a group of individuals when he doesn't really know the power-dynamics at play. “Careful, Chewie,” Han cautioned from across the square. “He must be the head honcho.” “No,” Threepio corrected, “actually I ...


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Vader arrives on a bog-standard Star Destroyer because the Emperor is using The Executor as his own command ship. He arrives on it a few days later, presumably having taken time out to visit a spa, do some tourist things and just generally chillax before getting down to the nitty-gritty of inspiring abject terror in his Death Star workforce. The Super ...


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Does the Emperor actually see the future as it exists at the moment of his vision, but the future can later be changed by other plot events a la the morphing photographs in Back to the Future? Force Vision isn't quite that good. It gives you some future snapshot of something that will happen, but often no context of the surrounding events. So, for instance, ...


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1. To make Luke's own construction more obvious A transcript from a 1981 Return of the Jedi story conference shows a conversation between George Lucas, Richard Marquand, Lawrence Kasdan, and Howard Kazanjian that works out a color change as a way of making it more obvious that Luke has constructed a new lightsaber after he loses his old one (along with his ...


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Pablo Hidalgo, Lucasfilm Story Group creative executive, has explained in an interview with Vanity Fair that it was changed because of "pragmatic filmmaking reasons". What those reasons are he doesn't explain, but, the article does say it was to contrast with the sky and desert. However, as Hidalgo doesn't say that himself it's worth taking with a pinch of ...


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They aren't just relying on the strike team. They also have the capacity (they think) to determine if the shield is still up when they come out of hyperdrive. In the event that the ground team fails to achieve their mission, or just plain get themselves killed, the fleet will still be safe because they can just jump in, detect that the shield is still up and ...


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There's no specific canon source, but hyperspace tracking wasn't seen as a thing after the Millennium Falcon was tracked until the First Order demonstrated they could do it without planting a homing device, so it was clearly unusual. And, from a military standpoint, if you can actively track your assets, you run the risk of the enemy being able to do so as ...


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As mentioned in the comments if you are heading into a battle situation you would want your medical teams fully briefed and prepared to accept casualties so its perfectly logical they would be at the briefing. In the actual battle above Endor we do actually see the medical frigate engaged as part of the battle. In this clip right at the start, you can see ...


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Jabba is a very smart crime boss and like watto jedi mind tricks dont work on him and watto says "Im a toydarian your jedi mind tricks dont work on me." so its a mixture of him being a trick proof species and being very intelligent. and their hasn't been much talked about this in the EU and other non canon outlets. I hope this was helpful to you.


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