July 27, 2002
Welcome to this weeks issue of the News Flash. This week we will be looking at some of the answers to those burning questions about Star Wars that Lieutenant Obi submitted to us a month ago. I'm so happy that both Lake and Riddler responded, and Hunter has also volunteered to talk about the answers if your still confused.
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Captain Ann Johnson
"I have you now!" ~Darth Vader
Have you checked out the log boards lately? Not to sure where this originated from, but I'd like to thank him/her in advance for using it. I'd love to give you credit... so speak up. Hope you all enjoy it!
A furious light
saber duel is under way. DARTH VADER is backing LUKE SKYWALKER toward the end of
the gantry. A quick move by Vader, chops off Luke's hand! It goes spinning off
into the ventilation shaft. Luke backs away. He looks round, but realizes
there's nowhere to go but straight down.
DARTH VADER: "Obi Wan never told you what happened to your father."
LUKE: "He told me enough! He told me you killed him!"
DARTH VADER: "No! I am your father!"
LUKE: "No, it's not true! It's impossible."
DARTH VADER: "Search your feelings; you know it to be true."
DARTH VADER: "Yes, it is true and you know what else? You know that brass droid of yours?"
DARTH VADER: "Yes, Threepio, I built him when I was seven years old."
DARTH VADER: "Seven years old? And what have you done? Look at yourself, no hand, no job, and couldn't even levitate your own ship out of the swamp."
LUKE: "I worked hard on that moisture farm."
DARTH VADER: "What? Hauling buckets? I spent my childhood as a slave then *real* Jedi training, not 'a few days in the swamp with Yoda'."
LUKE: "I destroyed your precious Death Star!"
DARTH VADER: "When you were 20! When I was 10, I single-handedly destroyed a Trade Federation Droid Control ship!"
LUKE: "Well, it's not my fault."
DARTH VADER: "Oh, here we go. 'Poor me, my father never gave me what I wanted for my birthday, boo hoo, my daddy's the Dark Lord of the Sith.. waahhh wahhh!'"
LUKE: "Shut up."
DARTH VADER: "You're a slacker! By the time I was your age, I had exterminated the Jedi knights!"
LUKE: "I used to race my T-16 through Beggar's Canyon!"
DARTH VADER: "Oh, for the love of the Emperor … 10 years old, winner of the Boonta Eve Open. Only human to ever fly a Pod Racer, right here baby!"
Luke looks down the shaft. Takes a step toward it.
DARTH VADER: "I was wrong. You're not my kid. I don't know whose you are, but you sure ain't mine."
Luke takes a step off the platform, hesitates, then plunges down the shaft.
Darth Vader looks after him.
DARTH VADER: "And get a haircut!"
1) If Darth Sidious is Palpatine, how can he be in two places at one time?
2) Is Darth Tyranus/Count Dooku the Jedi Sifo-Dyas who ordered the Clone Army created?
Riddler's response: Tyranus ordered the building of the Clones, if I remember right. But when he found that the Jedi council would never except his proposal, he gave up and went with the Trade Confederation. Remember the Clones are 10 years old. A lot can happen in a decade.
Lake's take: There is reason to believe that Dukoo/Tyranus is
not the jedi Sifo-Dayus. Because the Jedi council speaks of Dukoo as being
alive, while they believe that Sifo-Dayus is dead. But....they also say that
Annakin is dead in Episode 4. Also, I only saw E2 once, so maybe they do
make a direct connection that I forgot. But Sifo-Dayus is the one who
ordered them made...10 years ago, right before he died apparently. So
perhaps it was Dukoo or the Chancellor controlling him, and then killed him.
HOWEVER. My opinion is that Dukoo WAS Sifo-Dayus, and the jedi say
that Sifo-Dayus died, the same way they say Annakin died.
3) When Vader "died" at the end of "Return of the Jedi" why didn’t his suit disappear like Obi-Wan & Yoda’s bodies did when they died?
Riddler's response: Obi Wan, nearest I can tell, did not
die by Vader. Instead he gave himself to the force, disappearing.
Yoda was the Big-Cheese Jedi, and the Force was probably one of the only things
still holding his molecules together that late in his life.
Lake's take: Well. Firstly, he was not Vader when he died. Secondly, if a Jedi has the time to prepare him/herself, he/she can yes, I suppose give themselves to the force when they die. Qui-Gon I think did not have the knowledge or the peace of mind when he died, he was worrying about Annakin, and was surprised at his fatal wound. My opinion has always been this. Vader learned how to give himself to the force by feeling Obi-Wan do it on the death star. And of course in my own little imagination...I picture Obi-Wan talking to him like he talked to Luke. Teaching him how.
4) Why didn’t Anakin/Vader not know he had a daughter, and that it was Leia?
Riddler's response: Obi-Wan answered this in Star Wars. The children were split to avoid Anakin from knowing about them. Skywalker stayed with family, so naturally it was easy for Vader to find out about him. But Leia's identity was changed.
5) Where does Leia get the Bountyhunter suit she is wearing at Jabba’s palace when she turns Chewbacca over to Jabba?
6) Who was the Jedi that deleted Kamino from the
Archives keeping it a secret?
Does Padme die in Episode 3?
7) Why does Threepio always get the worst end in every situation?
8) What happened to everybody after Return of the Jedi?
9) Why is it so hard to return to the light side from the dark side?
10) Will there be an Episode 7, 8, & 9 or more after?
Riddler's response: Lucas says no. Besides, if there were to be a 7+, it would require that Lucas live well into his nineties. Doubtful.
"I felt a great disturbance in the Force." ~Ben
"I have a very bad feeling about this." ~Luke
"I got a bad feeling about this." ~Han
"I have a bad feeling about this." ~Leia
"Artoo, I have a bad feeling about this." ~Threepio
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