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#1342230
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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Mocata said:

It’s kind of debatable though. Even as it swings around right after the “they’re going after the medical frigate” line it’s not clear which guns are firing.

This is what I was gonna say.
The turrets are manned in RotJ. But sine the gunners were, sadly, cut from the film, you can make up whatever works best for you.

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#1341885
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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canofhumdingers said:

Also (another EU explanation) the quad cannons can be locked in the forward firing position and fired from the cockpit in similar fashion to the fixed guns of an x-Wing or TIE fighter.

I don’t think that’s EU, because…

LexX said:

In SW Han was going to shoot the lone TIE Fighter from the cockpit before entering Death Star.

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#1340365
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<strong>Star Wars (1977)</strong> - a General <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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I think you’re reading way more those rough sketches that what the images show. The first image provides no information on wardrobe at all. It’s just a dark figure. Those aren’t fabric lines on the figure laying down, just normal flow lines in this type of figure sketch.
Obviously Lucas likes scantly clad damsels, it shows up in RotJ, but those pics provide no evidence on plans for a nude Leia in Star Wars.

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#1339843
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<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - a General <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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^ True. When they first arrive, Luke figures they’re all about to die in the DS explosion.
But that’s before the Emperor reveals that it’s all a trap & it’s all working perfectly.
Like I said, Luke is really flying by the seat of his pants. “Instinct.”

Good conversation. It’s making me realize I like RotJ more than I thought…

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#1339831
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<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - a General <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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Shopping Maul said:

Or not.

But it does work. The Emperor attacks & Anikin Returns.
You may not like it, & that’s fine, but that is what happens.

Shopping Maul said:

ray_afraid said:

Shopping Maul said:

Just throwing his weapon aside and saying “ha ha you can’t make me angry” might be a nice piece of Zen, but it’s completely useless as a means to defeat evil and is of no value whatsoever to the thousands being slaughtered outside.

You’ve missed the point. It was Luke flipping the tables.
He was goading the Emperor to attack, just as the Emperor had been doing to him, believing that when he did, his father would return & kill the Emperor.
And it worked.

I mean there is nothing to indicate that this is Luke’s intention. And does Vader really look like he’s in the mood for a bitchin’ team-up at that point? I think this whole “Luke planned it this way” thing is a real stretch.

Luke didn’t plan for it to go down the way it did, he just knew he somehow had to Return Anikin.
You’re right about one thing: Luke is stumbling through & flying by the seat of his pants. Adapting to what’s happening & acting on that “instinct” Obi-Wan was telling him about.

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#1339665
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<strong>Return Of The Jedi</strong> - a General <strong>Random Thoughts</strong> thread
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Shopping Maul said:

Just throwing his weapon aside and saying “ha ha you can’t make me angry” might be a nice piece of Zen, but it’s completely useless as a means to defeat evil and is of no value whatsoever to the thousands being slaughtered outside.

You’ve missed the point. It was Luke flipping the tables.
He was goading the Emperor to attack, just as the Emperor had been doing to him, believing that when he did, his father would return & kill the Emperor.
And it worked.