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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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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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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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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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You have to consider the timeline, the way the deal is changed through the course of the film, and his reasons why. When the Imperials first arrive at Bespin, he is trying to protect his interests as he says to Leia when she asks him about his fears of Imperial interference. "I've just made a deal that will keep the Empire out of here forever." At ...


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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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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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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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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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Darth Vader's strategy was to exit hyperspace on the perimeter of the Hoth system and drift into Hoth orbit undetected. From the Wookieepedia 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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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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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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As originally scripted, Luke did pull out his lightsaber. Nervously, he looks around at the foreboding jungle. Luke: Still... there's something familiar about this place. I feel like... I don't know... Strange Voice: Feel like what? Luke jumps out of his skin. Artoo screeches in terror. The young warrior grabs for his lightsaber as he spins around, looking ...


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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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It was probably not Piett's fault, and Vader recognized that. Vader had been in personal command of the imperial forces on Bespin, while Piett remained aboard the Executor, out in orbit. There is no reason to think that the order to sabotage the Millennium Falcon had to have been relayed through the admiral; Vader could just have told some of the imperial ...


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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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In the "Legends" Thrawn novels, Luke returns to Dagobah. On arrival he notes that his sensors, which failed so spectacularly on his first trip are now working perfectly. He muses that it was probably Yoda who'd guided him to a soft swamp within easy walking distance of his home. There was an affirmative twitter from the rear, the translation ...


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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 ...


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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 novelization ...


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In the new Disney/Marvel canon, in which all new comics, books, and games are considered to have the same level of canon as the movies, Vader has his first direct confrontation with Luke between Episodes IV and V, but doesn't know who he is. This is shown in Marvel's monthly comic series Star Wars. In Issue #2, after taking Luke's lightsaber, Vader takes a ...


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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 far ...


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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 ...


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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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One of the things that Vader was threatening was to to station a garrison, effectively turning the residents of the station into slaves and the administrators (including Lando) into puppets: VADER: Good. It would be unfortunate if I had to leave a garrison here. Lando subsequently discovers that his security codes have been changed, which shows that he's ...


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Luke's plan was suicide. From the new canon "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So you want to be a Jedi?" novelisation of the film You want to be with your father. More than anything in the universe, this is what you want. It is what you’ve always wanted. But Vader is not your father. Not anymore. You let go of the platform and fall into the ...


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