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Darth Caliban

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#1470410
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The weapons that turned Owen and Beru into skeletons were (at least originally meant to be) stormtrooper blasters
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I think the same. Perhaps they cost too much energy in normal battle situations to use, especially since the average setting is deadly enough.

Could be that the Stormies used it on the Lars farm, because they got the situation under control, there was no danger for them and to destroy the complex.

Not to speak of sending a message.

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#1469763
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The weapons that turned Owen and Beru into skeletons were (at least originally meant to be) stormtrooper blasters
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Mocata said:

Han’s blaster in the original movie is wildly inconsistent, from Greedo’s death to the massive explosions on the hangar bay walls. As for Uncle Owen, I always assumed they just started a fire to cover their tracks.

Yes, that’s true. But to come to your second point, in this case, why wouldn’t they have simply burnt the Jawas like the homestead with Owen and Beru?

Dropping the pretense of Sandpeople being responsible for the killings, when they arrived and decided to destroy the moisture farm, makes no sense in the situation.

That’s another reason why i think they kept the charade alive.

And Sandpeople apparently only were meant to use blasters and gaffi sticks during their raids and don’t care about the condition of the corpses of the people they killed at all.

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#1469556
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The weapons that turned Owen and Beru into skeletons were (at least originally meant to be) stormtrooper blasters
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Considering that the attack on the homestead was meant to look like being the work of the Tusken, who neither own nor use flamethrowers and especially not disintegrators, and we don’t see both kind of weapons in the Sandtroopers arsenal for this mission, the most likely weapon that caused the condition of Owen and Beru’s corpses are blasters.

Blasters were shown to be able to turn people into charred corpses a short time later in ANH, when we see Han shoot Greedo in the Mos Eisley cantina. Perhaps another reason for this scene, beside giving him a reason to travel with Obi Wan and Luke to Alderaan.

And why would Sandtroopers, trying to imitate a Tusken raid, give their victims a funeral? We never seen or heard about them doing this anywhere.

And simply burning along with the homestead also doesn’t make sense, because the corpses lay outside and not in one of the destroyed rooms of the moisture farm.

And people often forget that George hadn’t the idea of stormtroopes using thermal detonators, flamethrowers or disintegrators when he made ANH or at least didn’t introduced them at this point. The only hand weapons we see anyone use in the movie are blasters, gaffi sticks and lightsabers.

So i think highly powered blaster fire from more than one Stormtrooper was the most likely cause for Owen and Beru Lars becoming charred skeletons.

At least that was most likely the reason George Lucas had in mind, when he created the first movie.

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#1468247
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What would have Episode V and VI have become like if George Lucas used the unrevised fourth draft for Star Wars?
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And how much influence would it have had on the PT?

How different would these movies have been in this case? Would Lucas ever had created Yoda, if Obi Wan didn’t die and would the Jedi have become the bureocratic order we have seen in the prequels?

Would Star Wars ever have become as succesful as it has and would the second and the third movie actually have any kind of resemblance to ESB and ROTJ?

How much impact on the progressing story would this decission have had?

http://www.starwarz.com/starkiller/star-wars-the-adventures-of-luke-starkiller-as-taken-from-the-journal-of-the-whills/

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#1468109
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I remember seeing the scene of the Probot killing the Wampa, around 1993, on video tape
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@johann-500: Thank you.

Could be. But i watched this edition of the movie quite often back then before the SE was released.

I skipped the THX edition, because i didn’t knew that Lucas tinkered around with the trilogy all the time. Oh was i naive 😂

Wish i kept my tapes, but who could have thought that George would only release (edited) SE versions after 1997, with one exception.

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#1467948
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I remember seeing the scene of the Probot killing the Wampa, around 1993, on video tape
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Hi, long time lurker and first time poster here! Have a question about ESB. Maybe there are people who have had a similar experience:

Got ESB on video around 1993, it was the official german widescreen edition, and remember this clearly. Must be a false memory, because i read the novelization around the same time. But what’s strange and i can’t get my head around that, is that what i remember is kind of different in the details. Or could there have been more editions that aren’t listed at wookieepedia?

In the novel the Wampa is destroyed by a continuous beam of the Probot, while i remember it exploding and turning to cinder after one big powerful blaster hit. The scorched bones were seen burning in the snow according to my memory.

Alas i can’t check the tape anymore, because i sold it a long time ago, but i still wonder why i remember this so vividly.

Anyone else remembering seeing this scene in the movie?