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There’s definitely exposition for the audience, but even in-world Obi-Wan is much more experienced than Luke is. Luke may know the place is a rough area, but “old Ben” who fought in the Clone Wars is basically telling him that it’s one of the toughest places he’s seen. It’s a warning on top of whatever rumors Luke may have heard. Or... it’s just commentary. ...


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I'd like to offer an in-universe answer. Owen Lars, Luke's uncle, is a very conservative person. Living on a relatively outlaw world with species aggressive towards humans such as the Sand People, he is focussed on his farm. He's been given responsibility for Luke, almost certainly knowing his true parentage, he tries to bring him up as a farmer and tries ...


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Most likely he's thinking of a Krayt Dragon. From Ralph Mcquarrie's artwork, imagine a Komodo Dragon the size of a whale. They're noted as being incredibly dangerous predators. We see a skeleton of one while C-3PO is wandering in the desert before the Jawas pick him up. Obi-wan Kenobi mimicked the bellow of one in order to frighten off the sand-people ...


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He is referring to the fact that he will become one with The Force - a technique only a handful of jedi have learned. As a 'spirit' he will continue to guide Luke, and thus become somewhat omniscient - subsequently becoming more powerful. You might say as an older man, he had become physically weak, but once bonded with the Force he becomes greater than ...


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Vader probably has an awareness that the Force can extend someone's consciousness beyond death in a ghost-like form. But he's not afraid of ghosts, they have no real power beyond words and cannot harm him or change his convictions. But what Vader doesn't realize is that Obi-wan's continuing guidance and mentorship of Luke is the "power" that he's talking ...


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Perhaps he was referring to the guy from the stories. You know, the one who butchered a whole village of Sand People - children too. That guy was awful. He just went there and killed them all. They also said it was civilised because he used a weapon that cauterized the cut. Man, that guy was bad. But, Luke was probably referring to Imperials. It makes ...


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In the movie canon we don't really know the fate of Obi Wan's lightsaber yet. And this is even his third lightsaber. But in old expanded canon Junior Jedi Knights, Vader keep Obi-Wan's third saber as a trophy. And also reached in the hand of Anakin Solo later. But remember it's not even canon now and Anakin Solo might not even exist in new continuity. ...


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The creature, called a Dianoga, is a pest found across the Galaxy, that originated on a planet called Vodran. It likely arrived on the Death Star as a stowaway on a garbage ship removing trash from the Death Star. Their larva are apparently microscopic, and common enough to be considered a serious pest: Over many millennia, dianoga migrated from Vodran ...


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If I remember correctly, there was no particular plan to save the princess. They ended up on the Death Star because of a tractor beam when they came out of hyperspace. Their goal was to deliver the schematics to Alderaan which has been destroyed by the Death Star. When, after being dragged onto the Death Star, they discover that she is aboard and still alive,...


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It's called exposition, an info-dump or idiot lecture. A plot device using characters to explain to each other what the audience needs to know about a place, character, event, history, or other or background information necessary to the plot, hopefully without the audience noticing this is being done entirely for their benefit. Exposition is the most ...


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Obi Wan learned a specific force technique from Qui-gon Jin that allows him, after death to retain communication with the living via the force. This partially explains Kenobi's comment. What Obi Wan is most likely referring to is the fact that if Vader kills him it will drive Luke to learn the force and take on the Empire. Obi Wan believes that since ...


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I just re-watched the scene on the "Widescreen Limited Edition" version of A New Hope. This is the one that contained not only the re-mastered and Lucas-ized update done in 2006, but also a copy of the earlier print that was not restored. (And you can see a lot of clarity and picture stability issues in it.) In that print, Luke throws the line and hook, ...


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Mom is taking her teenage son to the mall to buy some new pants. They get there and mom says, "Remember Jeff: we've only got an hour before we need to head over to the book store." Jeff replies, "Yeah, mom, I know, you've told me a hundred times." It's theoretically possible that it's the "I know we both know this but I'll feel better if I say it out loud" ...


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I am going to assert my personal knowledge here. I actually saw 'Star Wars' in 1977, several times, on its original release. In the original theatrical version there is only a single shot. Bear in mind that they are sitting down, at a table in the Cantina bar, opposite each other. Greedo goes for his gun, saying, "I'm going to enjoy this". There is a ...


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George Lucas says, in a recent interview with THR: "The controversy over who shot first, Greedo or Han Solo, in Episode IV, what I did was try to clean up the confusion, but obviously it upset people because they wanted Solo [who seemed to be the one who shot first in the original] to be a cold-blooded killer, but he actually isn’t. It had been ...


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In movie canon, the last time we see it is after the dramatic conclusion of the duel between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi. As Darth Vader strikes his final blow, Obi-Wan turns into a Force ghost, leaving his clothes and weapon behind. We see the lightsaber last among his robes, as an unbelieving Darth Vader examines it by kicking it with his foot. ...


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Only one shot was made in the original unedited version (the VHS). There was no second shot. So either Han shot and killed Greedo or Greedo shot and somehow the blaster (bolt) ricocheted off of Han's blaster and killed him. In all edited versions after the theatrical release and the first unedited VHS Greedo is shown as shooting and then Han Solo shoots ...


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The man that Vader is strangling is Captain Raymus Antilles. He's the captain of the ship carrying Leia and the droids. His death was by strangulation by Vader during that scene. You can read about him here.


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Out of universe, it's simply that Lucas hadn't written (and most likely hadn't even thought up) that particular part of the story at the time. In universe, Kenobi was driven to obfuscate by two things: he regretted his part in Anakin's downfall and couldn't own up to it to Luke he didn't want Luke to follow his father


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As far as the first Star Wars film (aka: A New Hope) goes this struck me as similar: A group of innocent villagers—as a well as a tangentially connected protector/ally—are indiscriminately massacred by soldiers hunting for the lost droid. Remember how Jawas were killed and Uncle Ben and Aunt Beru were killed in Star Wars? Pretty much like that whole opening ...


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I was thinking of sand worms which appear in the Jedi knight games. They are big and really nasty.


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The missed grappling hook throw (in the film version) seems to be a myth. Google "Luke misses grappling hook" and peruse the results. For instance, here, and here, and here, and here, and here. It seems that people remember this sequence from non-movie materials - novelizations, radio plays, story books, etc., but attribute it to the movie itself. ...


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From Star Wars Wikia, After Lucas's first screening of the rough cut of Star Wars in 1977, a fellow filmmaker jokingly accused him of producing "American Graffiti in space". Upon realizing that the story was being told through the droids' perspective and it was them leading things to Luke, Lucas took the footage out. From this Indiewire article, It’s ...


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because in a certain why he wasn't lying as indicated in Return of the Jedi Luke: Obi-Wan! Why didn't you tell me? The ghost of Ben Kenobi approaches him through the swamp. Luke: You told me Vader betrayed and murdered my father. Ben: You father was seduced by the dark side of the Force. He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and became Darth Vader. ...


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http://www.egosystem.com/starwars/anh/anh07.htm SCENE: Darth and Tarkin are talking about Leia's deception over the rebel base allegedly being on Dantooine. EVENT: During part of the exchange, Darth stops talking, but keeps gesturing as though he is saying something. Tarkin doesn't respond to his comment until after he stops gesturing. The reason ...


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You need to understand clearly one crucial point. Only a Jedi who adheres to the 'good' side becomes part of The Force in the event of his death. A Jedi adherent of the dark side who perishes is truly dead; he cannot survive as a part of The Force. Hence Vader, having adopted the dark side, had no knowledge that a Jedi was capable of surviving beyond death....


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In The Order of the Stick (webcomic) #431, Redcloak discusses that he has created three decoys for Xykon. Xykon is an epic lich sorcerer who looks like an animated skeleton with fiery eyes and blue and red robes. MitD: How did you get them to look exactly like Xykon?” Redcloak: I didn't. They're human skeletons. I put a blue robe on them and ...


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This is unfortunately never sufficiently explained within the movies, shows, or Disney Canon, but this is not entirely unique, and has nothing to do with Vader's Lightsaber. Upon death, some Jedi are able to become Force Ghosts (which we see at the end of Return of the Jedi. Notably, we see the bodies of both Obi-Wan and Yoda disappear upon death, and Yoda'...


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All we know in Star Wars is that Leia inserted a disc into R2-D2. At no point, do they explicitly say he has access to the information on the disk, or that it was uploaded into him. He never displays it as a hologram. When we see the blueprints used later, it's via the Rebel headquarters computers/display system. This is almost exactly like The Force ...


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