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In a word, no. Your boss will almost certainly use his force-powers to crush your windpipe. You won't be able to pretend to be dying because you'll be too busy actually dying. Your boss has the ability to sense life, dude. It's reasonably certain that he can tell whether you're alive or dead: Her voice faded, and her hand dropped away. Obi-Wan felt the ...


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Luke is pretty consistently shown to be ambidextrous (having the ability to use both hands without favouring one) throughout the original trilogy film series. In A New Hope he totes a gun and shoots with his left hand while on the Death Star. He operates a control panel with his right hand He ladles food onto his plate with his left and then passes a ...


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It is instantly demoralizing. If a bunch of storm troopers busted in, chances are Han or Chewie would whip out the blasters and start firing. This way the targets are caught unawares, show blatantly that they are meeting overwhelming force, and within seconds neutralized. No heroic last stands, no fiery martyrdom, but 3 captives with minimal fuss.


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Contextualization matters more than words In common speech, the quote is fairly vague, and likely only those who have seen the movie would understand the reference (at least, right away, to the desired effect). But by prefacing it with "Luke", you cue people in to the reference better by offering more context. It's quite similar to how Kirk never said "...


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Han and Leia were tortured so that Luke would sense their suffering through the Force and come to rescue them. It was purely a move to trap Luke. When Luke was preparing to leave Dagobah and arguing with Yoda and ghost Obi-Wan about it, Obi-Wan pointed this out. OBI-WAN: It is you and your abilities that the Emperor wants. That is why your friends are ...


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I'm going to go against the stream here and say possibly. Although your boss has the ability to sense life, it is not at all certain how sensitive it is to individuals - especially employees that do not have Force in their skill portfolio (it comes with a better pay, but also high chances to be violently killed). You might slip through, especially if you ...


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Vader did that to protect the carbon freezer, which he needed for Luke, and to protect his hostages whom he might have wanted to put to... other uses. Vader could have lured Luke into a trap using the hostages. He could also have extracted information from them. They could have been used as additional test subjects as well, should Han's carbon freezing have ...


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There are a few probable reasons: He wanted to save his soldiers from punishment If Vader had found out this information before Needa had come to him, he might have blamed not only Needa for the failure, but also some of the people working under him. Note he says he will take full responsibility, suggesting the alternative is that several people could ...


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This dialogue from Star Wars episode VI Return of the Jedi made it clear it's Leia : BEN: Then the Emperor has already won. You were our only hope. LUKE: Yoda spoke of another. BEN: The other he spoke of is your twin sister. LUKE: But I have no sister. BEN: Hmm. To protect you both from the Emperor, you were hidden from your father ...


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You can see the original prop here. Note that the metal collar has slipped down slightly. The actor would sit under the table and reach up through a hole, then place their hand flat onto the table. The prop would then be slid into position flush against their hand, covering the hole and creating the illusion that it was their real arm.


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Han and Lando have a conversation about it for starters HAN: Aren't you afraid the Empire's going to find out about this little operation and shut you down? LANDO: That's always been a danger looming like a shadow over everything we've built here. But things have developed that will ensure security. I've just made a deal that will keep the Empire ...


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Presumably Boba Fett had previously claimed (or attempted to claim) a 'Dead or Alive' bounty on a person he had killed via disintegration. It's likely that he had no proof other than a visual record (at most) of this, and thus had difficulty collecting or proving to the client (contextually likely to be Vader or the Empire) that the deed had been done. The ...


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During the Detention Centre shootout, Luke is taking cover on the right-hand side of the corridor (from his perspective) and the alcove he's using for cover would make it harder to fire his blaster right-handed. He's trying to stay behind that little bit of bulkhead as much as he can to avoid the incoming Stormtrooper fire, so holding the blaster in his ...


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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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Aside from the needs of survival, spent his time studying the Force he did. From Wookieepedia: Using an E3-standard starship lifeboat, Yoda returned to Dagobah to begin his own exile. The lifeboat started to serve as Yoda's initial shelter, however, started to degrade within a year due to Dagobah's swampy environment. As the first shelter was slowly ...


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The reason Luke and Leia's siblinghood was important to the plot was because A New Hope set Luke, Leia, and Han up as a Love Triangle. This caused Luke and Han to be rivals for Leia's affection. One can imagine the awkwardness of having one's budding Jedi hero be a spurned lover who also must face the humiliation of being saved by the "other man". Having ...


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Chewbacca is a Wookiee, and therefore testing the device on him would be pointless; his physiology is completely different from a human's. Leia is female and much smaller in stature than Solo or Skywalker, so the test would not be as effective on her. She is more likely to die than Skywalker, so her death in the test would prove nothing, and be wasteful ...


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Darth Vader's strategy was to exit hyperspace on the perimeter of the Hoth system and drift into Hoth orbit undetected. From the Wookiepedia article on The Battle of Hoth: Vader and many of his top officers had planned a sneak attack, jumping out of hyperspace at some distance from the planet and taking advantage of the fact that the meteor activity ...


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The first thing that comes to mind as to why this was important was the end of ROTJ. VADER You cannot hide forever, Luke. LUKE I will not fight you. VADER Give yourself to the dark side. It is the only way you can save your friends. Yes, your thoughts betray you. Your feelings for them are strong. Especially for... Vader stops and senses something. ...


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If you recall the movie, they has just enough X-Wings to cover each escaping transport/ship with 2 fighters. They couldn't waste X-Wings (which are expensive space superiority fighters) on a simple delaying rearguard action with no point to it. (Even if the X-Wings destroyed every AT-AT, Imperials would simply bring in more troops to continue the attack.) ...


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If you look closely at the slope of the back of Mark Hamill's hand, you can see that it seems to turn a bit more toward the vertical as it approaches the metal clamp on his wrist. In fact, Hamill is reaching up through the table, with the heel of his hand pressed against the end of a a fake arm. Everything to the right of the metal clamp ring is a fake ...


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Star Wars Wikia AT-AT article AT-ATs were typically deployed for ground assault from orbit by large dropships. Walkers stationed within larger warships, such as the Executor-class Star Dreadnought, were delivered to planetary surfaces within Incom Y-85 Titan dropships, capable of carrying four 22.5-meter AT-ATs. Smaller starships, such as the ...


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The Official StarWars.com biography for Han Solo offers a stark explanation of the reason why Han was tortured; "Han was tortured by Darth Vader, who used the pilot’s pain to lure Luke into a trap, and was later frozen in carbonite." This is backed up by the Darth Vader biography which states; "Vader tortured Han in an effort to lure Luke to Bespin, ...


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He's dead, Jim. The script confirms his death. Clutching desperately at his throat, Captain Needa slumps down, then falls over on his back, at the feet of Darth Vader. Two stormtroopers pick up the lifeless body and carry it quickly away as Admiral Piett and two of his captains hurry up to the Dark Lord. Additionally, the 25th anniversary ...


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According to wookieepedia's Millennium Falcon article (check the technical specifications table on the right) It was retconned by adding a backup class 10 Hyperdrive, which is extraordinarily slow, to the technical specifications of the Millennium Falcon. the source of this information is Dark Force Rising Sourcebook, a supplement to Star Wars: The ...


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There's mention in the film and film script that he's cooking something called rootleaf. CREATURE: Not far. Yoda not far. Patience. Soon you will be with him. (tasting food from the pot) Rootleaf, I cook. Why wish you become Jedi? Hm? The original junior novelisation describes it as "rootleaf" soup “Not far,” said the creature. “Yoda not far. ...


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How did Boba Fett know where Solo was hiding? A mix of cold calculation and experience. Calculation Boba Fett had already assured the capture of Solo before he even left the Executor. He guessed that Solo would have jumped into hyperspace as soon as possible if the hyperdrive worked. Solo's ship was disabled, and that limited the Corellian's options. As ...


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Legends Canon In the original "Legends" EU, Vader first learned of his relationship with Luke in the weeks following the Battle of Yavin. This takes place in the 4-issue comic miniseries "Vader's Quest", published in 1999 by Dark Horse. During the story, Vader is attempting to learn more about the pilot who destroyed the Death Star. Rebel pilot Thurlow ...


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Two solutions come to my mind An in-universe explanation would be, as Obi-Wan uses it, that Anakin "died" in a metaphorical sense when he became Darth Vader: he is no longer Anakin. Both Obi-Wan and the Emperor were wrong, as we can see in the end of Return of the Jedi: some of the "old" Anakin still remained in him, leading to his redemption. An out-of-...


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