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See title…post random star wars thoughts here, ones that don’t have the legs for their own threads.

I’ll start.

Am I the only one who gets irritated by Jake Lloyd’s pronunciation of “especially?”

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An expecially dangerous Dug called Sebulba.

I realize this is a minor thing given the major transgressions of the PT, but…

…that’s why I put it here instead of making a thread for it. 😉

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Frink, that bugs the crap out of me.

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I also think Lloyd's version of "sandstorms are very, very, dangerous" sounds like his dangerous dug line.

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Lightsabers have been shown in several spots in the movies to be able to cut through anything.

So why does Luke go all the way up to the belly of the Snow walker when he could have just as easily cut through a thin point on the walker foot, the curved ankle hinge or lateral strut: (or whatever they're called)

Luke had several seconds while the foot was planted before it began the next step.

(insert blow up Yavin IV response)

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I guess that he just didn’t think about that.

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It isn't the force unleashed.

And young Anakin regardless of how he talks, is much more bearable then adult Anakin

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none said:

Lightsabers have been shown in several spots in the movies to be able to cut through anything.

So why does Luke go all the way up to the belly of the Snow walker when he could have just as easily cut through a thin point on the walker foot, the curved ankle hinge or lateral strut: (or whatever they're called)

Luke had several seconds while the foot was planted before it began the next step.

(insert blow up Yavin IV response)

Well, as you will later see in his abysmal dealings with Jabba the Hutt, Luke has some kind of inferiority complex that forces him to kill as many people as humanly possible.  I mean, sure, some Imperial forces might die if the AT-AT tips over due to a damaged leg, but if you really want to rack up a good kill count, blowing up the cockpit with an explosive is the safer way to go!

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Whenever I watch the prequels, it always kinda bugs me that Anakin doesn't have British accent, as I grew up, I always imagined him having British accent, due to Sebastian Shaw

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On the topic of Anakin, I always thought the other little dude who tried out for the part (as seen in the "Beginning" documentary that came with TPM) would've made a much better Anakin.

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greenpenguino said:

Whenever I watch the prequels, it always kinda bugs me that Anakin doesn't have British accent, as I grew up, I always imagined him having British accent, due to Sebastian Shaw

I'm not really hearing anything out of Shaw as Vader that sounds British to me.  I was hoping Anakin sounded like a young James Earl Jones.

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TV's Frink said:

corellian77 said:

On the topic of Anakin, I always thought the other little dude who tried out for the part (as seen in the "Beginning" documentary that came with TPM) would've made a much better Anakin.

I've always thought that too.

 ^ This!

He pitched his delivery of the scene perfectly he even made the crappy dialogue sound plausible (essential in a Star Wars cast member).

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Bingowings said:



TV's Frink said:


corellian77 said:

On the topic of Anakin, I always thought the other little dude who tried out for the part (as seen in the "Beginning" documentary that came with TPM) would've made a much better Anakin.

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I've always thought that too.


 ^ This!

He pitched his delivery of the scene perfectly he even made the crappy dialogue sound plausible (essential in a Star Wars cast member).
I'm glad I'm not the only one. ALL of the other kids did better than Lloyd. Lucas must have been a fan of "Jingle All The Way".

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Jingle all the way was not a flop, it was a box office smash!

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none said:

Lightsabers have been shown in several spots in the movies to be able to cut through anything.

So why does Luke go all the way up to the belly of the Snow walker when he could have just as easily cut through a thin point on the walker foot, the curved ankle hinge or lateral strut: (or whatever they're called)

Luke had several seconds while the foot was planted before it began the next step.

(insert blow up Yavin IV response)

 Well, at that point in the films it really hadn't been established that they could cut through anything.  But I have an explanation that I like for my own personal version of Star Wars:

While lightsabers ARE capable of cutting through many things, it isn't necessarily that easy to do.  Much like how there are historical accounts of samurai who could cut through multiple (as many as 4 or 5) human bodies (through the mid section, spine and all) with one strike.  That doesn't mean anyone who picks up a katana can do that.  You must be extremely skilled and have a tremendous amount of practice with proper cutting techniques.  In other words, just because the sword is capable doesn't mean the person weilding it is.  So I like to think lightsabers are much the same as a katana.  The sword itself is capable of incredible things, but only if the person weilding it has extreme amounts of training and skill.

And to get back to your original question...  Since, by that battle, Luke had recieved relatively little training in his short time with Ben, he wasn't capable of cutting through giant pieces of metal, even if it was possible.

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canofhumdingers said:

And to get back to your original question...  Since, by that battle, Luke had recieved relatively little training in his short time with Ben, he wasn't capable of cutting through giant pieces of metal, even if it was possible.

Maybe it's just me, but if I had a lightsaber, I'd be cutting about anything I can get my hands on.

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fishmanlee said:

but he used it to cut into the AT-AT to put the bomb in it

It would make sense that the underarmor would be less strong than the ankle.  Especially from the same design team that brought you the magic exhaust port of the Death Star.  Gotta have a weak point somewhere!

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Gaffer Tape said:

Well, as you will later see in his abysmal dealings with Jabba the Hutt, Luke has some kind of inferiority complex that forces him to kill as many people as humanly possible.  I mean, sure, some Imperial forces might die if the AT-AT tips over due to a damaged leg, but if you really want to rack up a good kill count, blowing up the cockpit with an explosive is the safer way to go!

Speaking of which, what the hell was Luke's plan for rescuing Han? As much as I love ROTJ, I've never been able to make any sense of the plan.

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