Originally posted by: SKot
Originally posted by: Wesyeed
oh come on. I saw it with my own eyes, twice when it aired on tv.
It's a common thing. Superman when broadcast on tv had deleted scenes and stuff put back in to extend its length for whatever reason. Maybe it's the same with star wars... I don't know. But this is no urban legend... someone out there must have this on tape.
The thing is, numerous people have copies of Star Wars taped off the air from when it was broadcast at various times in various parts of the world. Many of us have watched them, specifically looking for different shots like this. And it's NOT IN THERE. Not one single person has found a copy that has a missed grappling hook shot in it. Not ever to this day. If that was shown, *twice* even, when it aired on TV... we would have found it on one of the taped copies. It's not there.
Now, I'm willing to admit the possibility that some alternate footage may have been aired during some weird one-off TV special that may not have resurfaced yet. But I'm doubtful even of that. I too have a vague recollection of Luke missing with the grappling hook, but I know it is from my reading the novel before I even saw the film. You guys who think you saw it with your own eyes... overwhelming evidence to the contrary says no. I think your mind is playing tricks on you.
Again, 50 bucks to the first person to present real, hard evidence of the missed grappling hook shot. All I hear still is talk!