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Question time again!!!!!!

1) Why do the Sandpeople take and keep Shmi Skywalker...Why do they keep her???

2) I fucking can't think of any at the moment...But you know as soon as I logg off, a ton of fucking questions will hit me!!!

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coz they like swedish chicks?
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Qui-Gon Jinn (R.I.P.)
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They're the same guy!?!?!?!

You've ruined the whole PT for me now!



JK (of course).
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Kevin A
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dont know hotrod. maybe not, coz maybe palp just wanted to cover his arse up and make sure that noone knows what he is doing in his spare time.
"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."
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Yah, the sandpeople holding Shmi Skywalker as a prisoner doesn't really make sense SW universe wise. It seems to solely be that way because it was needed for story purposes, so there could be that good-bye scene as the cause for Anakin's loss of control.

The explanation I have tinkered around this 'scripted sequence' is rather bland and simple: The Tusken Raiders are Tattooine's native people and the relations between them and the outworld colonists is similar to the animosities between the native americans and the british settlers. A classic Wild West scenario, so to speak. They simply wanted to slowly torture her to death and take her scalp, because the 'white man' had driven them from their land.

Perhaps this story will be told in one of the upcoming prequel era EU books.
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Master Sifo-Dyas gave you a logical explanation.

If you want an absurd one: they have applied some spices (salt'n'pepper, majere and garlic) to Shmi, waiting so that she gets permeated with them and become ready for cooking/baking... an old Tusken recipe
I saw the original theatrical release of the Old Trilogy on the big screen and I'm proud of it...
How did I accomplish that (considering my age) is my secret...
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i actually like MSD's explanation.
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Qui-Gon Jinn (R.I.P.)
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As do I. It fits with GL's love of old movie serials.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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...and, more important, western theme elements of original Star Wars!
I saw the original theatrical release of the Old Trilogy on the big screen and I'm proud of it...
How did I accomplish that (considering my age) is my secret...
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Of course, they could also be keeping her as a sex slave.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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I didn't want to be the one to say it... but until that scene, I had never seen young Tusken Raiders before, have you?
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Kevin A
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Can't say I have. Kinda reminds me of Hutterites.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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Hutterites?
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Hutterites are religious fundamentalists who live in colonies in the southern prairie provinces of Canada as well as some of the northwestern United States. Because of their separation from the rest of society, there tends to be a lot of inbreeding going on, but sometimes the elders of the colony will approach Aryan-looking men for the purpose of "stud servicing" (adds variety to the gene pool). I didn't believe it until one of my friends was actually propositioned by a colony.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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I've never heard of them before. How twisted.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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I would say Shmi was probably raped by the Tuskens. That whole section of AOTC is taken from John Ford's THE SEARCHERS which starred John Wayne.
And I dance. And I sing.
And I'm a monkey, in a long line of kings.
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Never thought of it that way. The Searchers was a great movie.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Kevin A
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I thought it looked familiar.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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hutterites? now thats something sick!
"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."
Qui-Gon Jinn (R.I.P.)
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You're telling me! When they'd make their forays into town on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you could count on finding the teens huddled around the adult mag section in the cigar store.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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Sounds like your standard, run-of-the-mill teenage existence. Save for the sleeping with your relatives part.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Kevin A
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ROAD TRIP!
"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."
Qui-Gon Jinn (R.I.P.)