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R2-D2, Rebel Leader?

Cliff (4114) writes | more than 7 years ago

Star Wars Prequels 15

from the oh-wow dept.

Original story from Bureau42.from the oh-wow dept.

Original story from Bureau42.

Now, I'm not one to treat Star Wars as some kind of holy religion, and I'm more than happy to read something someone else has done that attempts to take the sillier aspects of the work (all 6 movies) and attempts to inject more sense into them. With that said, I took a look at a re-analysis of SW history, that paints R2-D2 and another fan favorite in a quite different light, and was just utterly floored with the possibility.

Enjoy! :)

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Another /.'er pointed it to me last week... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 7 years ago | (#17791192)

And I thought... some of it is far fetched, but it definitely has merit!

Re:Another /.'er pointed it to me last week... (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 7 years ago | (#17791676)

Hardly original. I had this idea back in high school.

Re:Another /.'er pointed it to me last week... (1)

subgeek (263292) | more than 7 years ago | (#17803370)

that makes it even more plausible.

Yeah, but the Beauty of It... (1)

Cliff (4114) | more than 7 years ago | (#17791746)

is that you don't have to change one lick of what has been filmed for this interpretation to work. Heck, I was just watching TPM and RotS (both were on at the same time, though so I kept flipping between) while thinking of this and I definitely get the whole thing about Chewy.

Why would Chewy go from being part of the Kashiykk (yeah, and I'm probably spelling it wrong) military to second man to Han Solo of all people?

At any rate, it would be fun to go through all 6 movies keeping this little tidbit in mind to see where it does fall a little short.

Re:Yeah, but the Beauty of It... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 7 years ago | (#17794886)

I always read that Solo was a good imperial pilot, but when transporting slaves from Kashyyyk, he saved Chewie's life. Chewie goes anywhere Solo does as a life-debt.

Re:Yeah, but the Beauty of It... (1)

arb (452787) | more than 7 years ago | (#17795042)

The canon was that Chewie got captured by the Imperials when they invaded Kashykk and Han saved him from slavery. I think the gratuitous placement of Chewie in RotS was a bad move because it raises all sorts of questions. Similarly the fact that R2-D2 didn't have his memory wiped and C-3PO did. Oh yeah, then there's the whole Darth/Anakin not recognising the droid he built, nor did his force-sensitivity reveal Luke or Leia when they were on the Death Star...

Maybe the prequels were just a bad idea?

Re:Yeah, but the Beauty of It... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 7 years ago | (#17799626)

Did Darth Vadar ever encounter C3P0 in the original trilogy? Who said Leia has the ability to use the force? Sure, Luke does, but not Leia...
Perhaps Luke wasn't that aligned with the force until after "A New Hope"??

Re:Yeah, but the Beauty of It... (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 7 years ago | (#17810406)

Anakin Skywalker *built* C3PO. Mentioned in Phantom Menace.

Re:Yeah, but the Beauty of It... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 7 years ago | (#17813484)

Right, but did he encounter C3P0 in the ORIGINAL trilogy? I don't recall a scene where Darth even sees him...

Re:Yeah, but the Beauty of It... (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 7 years ago | (#17815538)

Empire, when they were freezing Han. C3PO was strapped to Chewie's back. IIRC, the one he never saw was R2 in the original trilogy.

Re:Yeah, but the Beauty of It... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 7 years ago | (#17816092)

Ah, forgot that scene.... true dat...

A C3P0 w/ No Clothes (1)

Cliff (4114) | more than 7 years ago | (#17820766)

The droid Ani built in PM was without it's outer shell. That might have been enough to make the "classic" look of 3P0 in the original trilogy slightly less recognizable. Plus, if I picked up a toy you barely played with when you were 8 and showed it to you know, would you really remember it? =)

When someone explains . . . (1)

GMontag (42283) | more than 7 years ago | (#17795844)

When someone explains the noisy vacumes and noisy light I might be impressed.

Re:When someone explains . . . (1)

TechnoLust (528463) | more than 7 years ago | (#17800984)

Ok... it makes for a better movie. Impressed? ;-)

Re:When someone explains . . . (1)

Cliff (4114) | more than 7 years ago | (#17808162)

No, it doesn't make for better movies. However, it does make for a better story. You can separate one from another.
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