Monday, June 30, 2014

30 Days of Star Wars: Day 30

Why I Love Star Wars




I don't know why I love these movies so much, I just do.  In the early 90s the Expanded Universe books began being published providing new stories about what happened to these famous characters after Return of the Jedi was over.  I became completely hooked on them and they're probably a reason why my obsession grew.     

But I love these movies because of the story.  Good vs. Evil, love, friendship, etc.  I see parallels between Star Wars and being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The concept of the "Force" reminds me a lot of the Holy Ghost, and let's face it:  Darth Vader and the Emperor are like Satan's right hand man and Satan himself!

The music, the humor, the REAL romance, the story....I just love it all.

Below are two fantastic YouTube videos looking back at both the prequels and the original trilogy.  I hope you enjoy them.







I have had such a fun time sharing my thoughts about these movies with you!  I leave you with this final image and then I will be off to watch the original trilogy!





Sunday, June 29, 2014

30 Days of Star Wars: Day 29

Something You Wish Was Different In The Series

If I could have 2 wishes, they would be that:

1.  George Lucas NEVER went back through and made changes to the original movies.  They were cinematic gold just the way they were.  There were a few changes for the better, like cleaning up the color, but overall the changes took away from the joy of the originals.


and

2.  George Lucas NEVER made the prequels.  By now you know exactly how I feel about these movies.  They are horrible, plain and simple.



78 Reasons To Hate Episode 1 is the best place I can take you to show you all the things I wish were different.  Not only does this website go through the prequels, but it also goes over the original trilogy as well.  I don't think there is one thing that I disagree with on these multiple lists.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

30 Days of Star Wars: Day 28

The Expanded Universe

In the early 1990's, I saw a book titled Heir to The Empire by Timothy Zahn in a book store.  The rest, as they say, is history.  I had always been a Star Wars fan, but this trilogy, titled The Thrawn Trilogy, set 5 years after Return of The Jedi, brought Star Wars back from the dead and introduced this world to millions of fans who never knew about it, while keeping it relevant to those who did know about it.


Every time we would go to Costco, I would see a new Expanded Universe novel.  Soon my room looked something like this:


With news of a new trilogy being made, many fans, myself included, were hoping to have some of the new characters and stories we've come to love over the past 20 years used in these movies, or at least make an appearance.


Unfortunately, this was not to be.  According to an announcement made by Lucasfilm on April 25 (via StarWars.com), the numerous books, video games, comics and other media that have been created over the last three and a half decades as tie-ins to George Lucas’ galaxy — collectively known as the “Star Wars Expanded Universe” — are now officially non-canonical.
In an attempt to streamline everything Star Wars-related, the powers that be have opted to effectively reboot everything outside of Lucas’ six movies and Cartoon Network’s animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” series.
The Star Wars Expanded Universe - or EU for short - is getting cut from Star Wars canon like hands get cut from the Skywalker family. 

This means, for one thing, that beloved storylines like Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn Trilogy that many theorized could be the basis of the upcoming Star Wars sequels — are now pretty much glorified fan fiction.  But it’s not all bad news for Expanded Universe fans. The press release also stipulates that just because Expanded Universe content is not considered canonical does not mean that it’s going to be whitewashed.

Instead, it will be rebranded as “Star Wars Legends” and continue to be published and made available to fans.  In other words, all the Mara Jade fans out there can keep their fingers crossed that she’ll eventually make it into official continuity.
So, at the very least, this announcement simplifies things by making it clear where the non-movie tie-ins stand in relation to everything else.




I'm very conflicted here.  The story I hold dear is Han and Leia getting married, and having children. Luke meets Mara Jade, they get married and have their own child.  I'm thrilled to hear that these fabulous stories won't simply vanish, but I do understand why they can't be considered cannon anymore.

Here's another look at why this is such a big deal.  This article focuses on how the new movies could work using some of the Expanded Universe characters/story lines.  You can read that article here


Friday, June 27, 2014

30 Days of Star Wars: Day 27

A YouTube Face Off!


Throughout my years blogging, I have spent many hours on YouTube looking for videos for my posts. I always find it entertaining to find the same song used for multiple videos.  So, today we're going to look at a few Star Wars related videos that use the same song.

First up:  Eye of The Tiger, made popular by the Rocky movies.  This song lends itself naturally to the lightsaber fight sequences found throughout the franchise.  The first video focuses on the battles from all 6 movies.





The second video, using the same song, focuses on Luke Skywalker and his development throughout the original trilogy.



Which version do you prefer?

Next song:  Hero by Nickelback.  I'd never heard this song before I found these videos.  It's a great song with lyrics that fit Star Wars very well. This first video is all about Anakin and Luke.




The next video is about the prequels.  I can almost handle the video because the song is so good!




This last video is all about Obi-Wan Kenobi.  You might recognize this video since I used it on day 11 of this challenge.



Which video do you prefer?

Eye of The Tiger:  I liked them both, but the first video that focused on the fights wins for me. Coordinating the lightsabers to the beat of the music is great.

Hero:  No question here.  The video about Obi-Wan Kenobi is the clear favorite for me.  Clearly one of my favorite YouTube videos ever!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

30 Days of Star Wars: Day 26

Ways The Prequels Screwed Up The Original Trilogy

I hate how the prequels have screwed up certain elements of the original trilogy.  One MAJOR issue that arises due to the changes is Leia's memory of her mother......her REAL mother.  Once again, the writers from 78 Reasons To Hate Star Wars Episode 1 have said it better than I ever could.

Leia's Award-Winning Memory





One of the most obvious questions that comes up regarding the prequels and how they relate to the original movies is Leia's memory of her mother.  In Return of the Jedi, Leia tells Luke that she only remembers images of her mother, that she was "very beautiful, but sad."  The major question is this: how does Leia remember her mother if she was only alive together with her mother for a total of one minute?  The answer to this may be: "Well, Leia is talking about her adoptive mother, so there!"  The answer to that is, of course, that Luke says, "Tell me about your mother, your real mother."

Another shoddy apologist answer would be: "Well, Leia was an exceptional baby and because of the Force she remembered her mother."  This is an even worse explanation, seeing that Luke was there at the time and was actually born first.  Being born even a mere twenty seconds earlier than Leia means that he spent a considerable percentage more of his life with his mother than Leia did.

At this point, we can only assume that Princess Leia is just really, really stupid and is actually referring to photographs of her mother that Bail Organa showed her.

(On my own personal side note:  Why did Leia passionately kiss Luke in The Empire Strikes Back if she'd always known they were brother and sister?  Remember from the clip, when Luke tells her that they're related, she says, "I know.  Somehow, I've always known".  SAY WHAT?!?  Ewww.  I don't have a brother, and I'm not adopted, but if I were and didn't know all the details about my family history, I wouldn't go around kissing men if I had even the slightest inclination that they were my long-lost brother!!)



Back to the professionals:

Princess Leia?
Let's take a look at the possibilities of Princess Leia, movie by movie. Shall we?

The Phantom Menace
In the first movie of the prequel trilogy, we met Luke and Leia's mother, Queen Amidala. As her name would imply, she was a queen. Moments after being introduced to her character, it was apparent that Princess Leia would be a princess because her mother was a queen. So, that was settled!

Attack of the Clones
Wait a minute! She was an elected queen? She's not a queen anymore? But that's stupid... queens aren't elected! We thought we had it all figured out. Furthermore, how is Princess Leia a princess? Oh well, I'm sure they'll explain it in the next movie...

Revenge of the Sith
So, when a senator adopts a baby girl on Alderaan, he reserves the right to call her a princess? Perhaps a better name for Leia in the original trilogy would have been Daddy's little Princess Leia.


Again, thanks George for screwing up one of my favorite scenes from Return of The Jedi.  You're a real peach.








Wednesday, June 25, 2014

30 Days of Star Wars: Day 25

Han & Leia


Bantering back and forth; constant name calling; chemistry all over the place.  Who else could we be talking about but The Princess and the Scoundrel?  Where Anakin and Padme failed MISERABLY in the romance department (in the opinion of not only me, but thousands of others), Han and Leia's romance was a success.

The romance of Han and Leia was so much fun to watch unfold.  From the moment they met, they irritated each other, and fought incessantly.  As an audience, we loved every single minute of it.  We cheered when Han kissed Leia,  and hoped that this meant they really did have feelings for each other.

Below are two videos about their relationship.  Take note boys:  THIS is how you win a woman's heart.  We love scoundrels with a good heart, not men who stare at us and creep us out with their temper tantrums!







Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Look Back At Our Life...Happy Anniversary!!














Today is our 9th wedding anniversary.  In the 9 years we've been together, we, like many people, have had our ups and downs, and trials that we've had to go through.  These trials have made us stronger, and we've grown closer together because of them.

We have a different story, one that inspires people (or so I've been told).  We got married, divorced, and then re-married each other.  Below is our wonderful story.

These are some of the trials during the first few years of our marriage:

Our First Marriage

Finding Our Way Back Home

My Sweet Miracle Baby Boy


Our family picture, June 2013


These are some of our more recent trials.

A Trial Of Your Faith

Miscarriage Taboo

VNS Surgery

Emotions I Didn't Expect

Something Just Isn't Right


Through it all, we've turned to each other and our love has grown.  I made the following video about 3 years ago.  It was my first attempt at a YouTube video.  I'm not very technically savy, but I'm really proud of this!!






30 Days of Star Wars: Day 24

Star Wars Collectibles

It should be no surprise to anyone to hear that I have A LOT of Star Wars stuff.  Over the years I've collected many, many items.  Books, music, movies, mugs, posters, and even a few action figures!  It would've taken a very long time to take an actual picture of all the stuff I have, so I found pictures on the internet of my very favorite collectibles to share with you.


My most prized Star Wars items are the plates I purchased from Hamilton Collection years ago.  No, they aren't the kind you eat off of!






These three plates hang on a wall in our bedroom.  The Empire Strikes Back plate is my favorite from this collection.









These four plates are on another wall in our bedroom.  I love all 4 of these plates.



You can find this scoundrel in our front room, inside our huge bookshelf.



This is my very favorite Star Wars poster, and it hangs in our spare bedroom.  When I was little, this was the picture on the cover of the soundtrack to this movie....in it's RECORD form.  I remember having the hardest time figuring out what was going on with the pose of Han and Leia.  I wondered why their were necks cut off!



This poster hangs behind my desk in my classroom during half of the school year.  Yep, I quote it often when talking to 5th graders!



When the Special Edition was released in theatre's, this was the poster made for Star Wars.  It's my favorite of the Special Edition posters, and hangs in our spare bedroom along with The Empire Strikes Back poster.



This is the poster that is currently hanging behind my desk at school.  By far my favorite, I love catching students reading it and using the phrases during the day.  You'd be surprised how often I hear it!  There are great words to live by on this poster.




I've always wanted a vanity plate for my car.  Years ago I did a post about Star Wars license plates. Click here to read about it.  Everyone at work knows my car because of this awesome plate!




Monday, June 23, 2014

30 Days of Star Wars: Day 23

Least Favorite Special Edition Changes


78 Reasons to Hate Star Wars:  Episode 1 is a great website for people who feel the way I do about the Star Wars Prequels...they are awful!  Along with 78 reasons to hate episode 1, they offer 64+ reasons to hate episode 2, and 91 reasons to hate episode 3.

There is also a special section devoted to the Special Edition version of episodes 4-6 that came out in 1997.  There were a lot of problems with these as well.  George Lucas decided to screw around with his three masterpiece movies and really made fans upset; this one included!

So here we go:  my least favorite Special Edition changes.  The following nitpicks come directly from their website, I didn't write the majority of this, but I COMPLETELY agree!

The Special Edition DVDs are like the greatest tease I've ever experienced. The tease comes with the first ten or so minutes of the movie remaining relatively unchanged. Absent are the bells and whistles that Lucas has stuck all over the remainder of the movie. Seeing the pristine digital image of the unblemished movie lets you get lost in the moment, thinking that you're watching the Star Wars from your youth. Seeing the scuffed up C-3PO and R2-D2 is like a breath of fresh air after being mostly exposed to the squeaky clean images of droids and landscapes presented by the prequel trilogy. The first ten minutes simply show a beautifully touched up digital version of the original movies, finally in digital format.

Then you are jarred back into your reality when you spot the first changes creeping in. A change in Tatooine's sky, an additional droid, a new sandcrawler. Finally the Mos Eisley scene occurs and slaps you in the face. There may as well be a ticker at the bottom of the screen that displays a message reading: THIS IS NOT THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY! THIS IS NOT THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY!


Greedo Shoots First At the Same Time
I know, the Greedo thing has been done to death, but the latest development in Greedo's death scene complicates the debate enough that it warrants further discussion. It is only through a frame-by-frame viewing that you can truly figure out what is going on but it appears that both Solo and Greedo are shooting at the exact same time, at least too close together for either shot to be in reaction to the other.


Calmness in the face of danger worthy of the Jedi.
 
Some people think that this scene is not a big deal but it is critical in explaining the character of Han Solo. Originally Solo shot first, killing Greedo and showing his character, a character that was changed over the course of the trilogy from a roguish scoundrel into someone with a heart. In 1997 Greedo shot first showing that Solo was really always that way, thus negating any development of his character. Even larger was the problem that no one could miss shooting anything from that range. In any movie of this kind we take liberties with the aim of enemies.

Stormtroopers are constantly missing when shooting at Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbacca but it is easier to let go when they're 30-40 feet across a corridor. When someone is sitting across a table from someone else you'd expect their aim to be at least good enough to graze their target. Greedo should have been able to extend his arm and poke Han Solo in the nose if so desired, so how could he miss with a blaster?

In  my opinion:



Moving on.


Jabba
The Jabba scene looks B-A-D BAD! Including the scene in the first Special Edition was, at the time, a neat little trick but it presented several problems. Jabba looked different. It appeared to be an Anime version of the stationary Jabba we were all used to. 


Another question raised is that of Jabba's mobility. Did he get into some sort of sail barge accident sometime between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi that landed him immobile on his throne? This would explain the immobility and any resulting reconstructive surgery may even explain the physical changes.

This scene has never quite fit in Episode IV. It doesn't ever occur to the viewer (well, this viewer at least) that Jabba and Han were in the same scene together. The whole scene makes you conscious of the fact that you are watching a movie and makes you think more about the technology involved in the scene than the actual scene itself. The main problem is that it just does not work in the context of the trilogy. There are too many differences between the Jabba we see here and the Jabba in Return of the Jedi.

Somehow the effect of hearing about Jabba the Hutt across all of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, but not seeing him, seems to work a little better than introducing you to a comical bloblike creature. Also Jabba comes off as rather charming and doesn't inspire any sort of fear in the heart of the viewer. You just think, "Oh is that the guy Solo is in debt to? Pfft. No biggie, he's silly."

The lack of respect that Han offers Jabba also makes one wonder why Han is so worried about him in the following films. Han actually walks behind Jabba and steps on his tail whilst chatting with him about his debt. 



Boba Fett
In 1997, the addition of Boba Fett into Episode IV was just a stupid ploy for the tens of thousands of people who'd taken to worshipping the bit character. The inclusion of Boba Fett is unchanged in the DVD release, but the problems with the scene remain. The addition of Boba Fett in the scene would almost have been acceptable had it been subtle, but the Special Edition scene is anything but. It starts off with Boba Fett slowly walking by the camera. In case there are any mentally-challenged, five-year-olds who haven't caught that it's Boba Fett, he stops in front of the camera and mugs! He mugs! He just looks directly at the viewer and you can imagine him giving a cheese-eating grin whilst winking behind that helmet. 


"Oh, hello there, fanboys!"

Lucas claims, in the commentary, that this scene "introduced Boba Fett". I don't remember Jabba giving Fett any formal introduction. Fett doesn't need to be introduced in this film, he's not necessary. The reason he's in The Empire Strikes Back is to further the plot.  The reason he's now in A New Hope is, apparently, to sell yet more Boba Fett merchandise to drooling fanboys.


Emperor and Vader Dialogue
The dialogue has changed. For the better? C'mon, you know better than that. Here is the new dialogue:


DARTH VADER: What is thy bidding my master?
EMPEROR PALPATINE: There is a great disturbance in the force
DARTH VADER:I have felt it.
EMPEROR PALPATINE:We have a new enemy, the young rebel who destroyed the death star. I have no doubt this boy is the offspring of Anakin Skywalker.
DARTH VADER:How is that possible?
EMPEROR PALPATINE:Search your feelings, Lord Vader, you will know it to be true. He could destroy us.
DARTH VADER:He's just a boy. Obi-Wan can no longer help him.
EMPEROR PALPATINE:The Force is strong with him. The son of Skywalker must not become a Jedi.
DARTH VADER:If he could be turned, he could become a powerful ally.
EMPEROR PALPATINE:Yes, he would be a great asset. Can it be done?
DARTH VADER:He will join us or die master.

"How is that possible?" How is that possible? We are told in the opening scroll and throughout the entire movie that it is a relentless pursuit of Luke Skywalker that is driving Vader. Vader even says: "That is the system. And I'm sure Skywalker is with them." If he doesn't think that Luke is his son then who does he think Luke is? Does Vader remember his original name? Is he just really dumb? Why would he be in pursuit of Luke Skywalker if he thought that the surname they share was just a funny coincidence?


Luke's Scream
In the original version of The Empire Strikes Back, Luke makes the ultimate heroic decision. He decides that rather than join the evil Darth Vader (who he's just learned may be his own father!) he will leap from a thousand feet, possibly to his own demise. The look in Luke's eyes, the triumph as he realizes he would rather die than join Vader, the sound of John Williams' horns followed his expression as he slowly let go and plummeted, possibly to his death.


In the "Special Edition" of The Empire Strikes Back the scene is unchanged except for one small detail: Luke screams the entire time he's falling. Even though he'd just displayed an expression of unspeakable heroism and bravery, he seems to have reconsidered once he is actually falling.

In the "Even More Special Edition" of The Empire Strikes Back, Lucas has opted to remove the scream. This could be viewed as a good change except that the scream should never have been included to begin with. The very fact that the scream exists at all, in any form, is enough to leave a sour taste in my mouth. The additional fact that it's been removed begs the question: Why was it added in the first place?


Jabba's House Band
An insult to Max Rebo... I remember a time when Jabba's house band featured a man named Max Rebo. While the band is still technically named "The Max Rebo Band," it bares little resemblance to the band we see in the original version of this movie. I guess we can add Max Rebo to the list of characters, real and fake, who have been slighted by Lucas's digital hand. Max's 20 year reign as bandleader of Jabba's house band has pretty much been erased by the Special Edition. Max, along with Sy Snootles on vocals and Droopy McCool on the pipe, formed the complete band. 


It is perhaps an understatement to say that Max Rebo takes a back seat to everyone else in this band (except, perhaps, Droopy McCool). Max is just some hired monkey, mindlessly throwing his sausage fingers down onto his Red Ball Jett keyboard. The show is completely stolen now by the ridiculous CGI antics of Sy Snootles and her cartoonish, expanding red lips. At one point the lips are in danger of swallowing the camera and the audience with it.



Backup Singers
Max Rebo's backup singers build a strong case for the use of more CGI. While, as a rule, I hate CGI characters, these characters represent possibly the worst live action makeup and costume jobs in film history. The three of them look like they're about to come in tenth place in a Star Wars costume contest.


How is it that the crappy Rodian suit in A New Hope is so much more believable than the crappy Rodian suit presented here? Perhaps it is just the plastic sheen that makes it so unbelievable and lifeless. Perhaps it is just the general crappiness of all Special Edition additions that makes it seem this way.


Boba Fonzarelli
In an unending effort to make Boba Fett seem cooler than he is, Lucasfilm chose to add a scene to Return of the Jedi where Boba Fett is seen flirting with the female backup singers of Max Rebo's band. He gently tickles one of their chins before making his way over to help Jabba deal with Boushh (Princess Leia in disguise). Here's a thought. If they wanted Boba Fett to be cooler, instead of adding a scene to show him being playful with some ladies, how about removing the scene where he dies because a blind Han Solo accidentally bumped into him?



Vader Screams "NOOOOO!"
(this is my own addition)

When the Blu-Ray edition of The Star Wars Trilogy came out in 2011, yet another pointless change was made. The internet was on FIRE with the news that George Lucas had gone and done it again. And this is no subtle change, especially if you are a die hard fan like myself.  No, this change messes with one of, if not THE MOST POWERFUL scene in all 6 movies; the death of the Emperor and Darth Vader's sacrifice to save his son, Luke.

This ending sequence is my FAVORITE part of the entire saga.  Here is the scene the way it has played out since the movie was released in 1983:



Let me ask you this:  is there anything wrong with this scene?  NO!  But, remember, we're dealing with George Lucas, the man who continues to think that he needs to screw around with the movies that are beloved, and obsessed about by so many people.  In George Lucas's twisted mind, since the release of Revenge of the Sith, something is now missing.

At the end of Revenge of the Sith, when the Emperor tells Darth Vader, (who has just been put into the black suit,) that his wife is dead, he yells out, "NOOOOOOO!".  It was a stupid line.

Well, ladies and gentleman:  Georgie Boy has now inserted that STUPID LINE into the end of the scene when the Emperor is killed.  Why?  Who knows.  Here is how the climactic scene will now play out:




Are you absolutely kidding me?!?

The reason this scene is so powerful is because there is no dialogue.  The incredible music by John Williams puts all the emotion there for you.  Watching Darth Vader looking back and forth from Luke to the Emperor, you can almost see the expression on his face......even though he's wearing a mask. And when he finally turns, with conviction, towards the Emperor, picks him up and throws him down the shaft of the Death Star.....I get goosebumps; even though I know it's coming!  When I saw this scene in the theatre, everyone watching screamed and applauded!  Brandon jumps for joy each time he sees it too!!

Another reason this is so insulting is because the scream attempts to complete the circle and remind you of the end of Revenge of The Sith when he screamed "NOOOO!" after discovering that Padme was dead.  I DON'T WANT TO BE REMINDED OF THE HORRIBLE PREQUELS!!!  

In 1997 when the "Special Editions" came out, there was so much excitement because many of us, myself included, had never witnessed Star Wars in a theatre.  And then we saw them...and were furious about many things that were changed.

We were mad, but we still purchased the DVDs when they came out because we love these movies. But now I've had it!  George Lucas has every right to destroy his own movies, but if he's going to release them on blu-ray, why not put the ABSOLUTE, before-he-messed-with-them originals in the package for the millions of fans who are FURIOUS about the continual changes?  We too would love to enjoy Star Wars.

I would've spent the money on the blu-ray package just to get my hands on the original versions in a better format.  Now, the only copy I have of them is on VHS....and they aren't even my copies....they originally belonged to my husband!!!!

There they are.  My biggest problems with the changes in the special edition versions of these movies. Thank you George Lucas for screwing up perfection when you made the "special editions" of episodes 4 - 6, and for just about killing the franchise when you made episodes 1 - 3.  Maybe next time you release these movies you will fix those that really need to be messed with....THE PREQUELS!


Sunday, June 22, 2014

30 Days of Star Wars: Day 22

Star Wars Quotes




Without further ado, here are some of the most quoted lines from the original trilogy.


  • Try not.  Do, or do not.  There is no try
  • Anger, fear and aggression lead to the dark side
  • When judging people, size matters not
  • Wars do not make one great
  • Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.
  • …No. There is another.
  • Pass on what you have learned
  • Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one, a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. …Hmm? On what he was doing.
  • Told you I did. Reckless is he. …Now, matters are worse.


  • Who's scruffy looking?
  • Traveling through hyperspace isn't like dusting crops
  • Well, you said you wanted to be around when I made a mistake.
  • If it smells bad on the outside, it's worse on the inside
  • Never tell me the odds!
  • …Scoundrel. I like that.
  • Laugh it up, fuzzball!
  • …Boring conversation anyway. Luke! We’re gonna have company!
  • Sorry about the mess


  • You do have your moments. Not many, but you have them.
  • You must follow your own path; no one can choose it for you
  • Would somebody get this big walking carpet out of my way?!
  • I happen to like nice men.
  • Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder.
  • Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper?
  • Would it help if I got out and pushed?!!
  • You don't have to do this to impress me!


  • There is no such thing as luck
  • Who’s the more foolish; the fool, or the fool who follows him?
  • That’s no moon
  • You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. …We must be cautious.
  • So what I told you was true… from a certain point of view.
  • For over a thousand generations, the Jedi were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic — before the dark times. Before the Empire.
  • These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.
  • That boy is our last hope
  • Strike me down, and I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine



  • …You’ve failed, your highness. I am a Jedi, as my father was before me.
  • I’ll never join you
  • If you’re saying that coming here was a bad idea, I’m starting to agree with you.”
  • You’ll find I’m full of surprises!
  • I’m Luke Skywalker? I’m here to rescue you!
  • Ben! I can be a Jedi. Ben, tell him I’m ready!
  • I’m not afraid
  • That’s not true.  That’s impossible



  • 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 your… sister. So, you have a twin sister. Your feelings have now betrayed her too. Obi-Wan was wise to hide her from me. Now, his failure is complete. If you will not turn to the Dark Side… then perhaps she will…
  • I find your lack of faith disturbing.
  • You are unwise to lower your defenses!
  • The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the force
  • You underestimate the power of the dark side
  • Impressive.  Most impressive.  Obi-Wan has taught you well.
  • I've been waiting for you Obi-Wan.  We meet again at last.  
  • No...I am your father







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