Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Star Wars Question

I am currently watching Return of the Jedi, and some interesting questions just popped into. At the beginning of the movie you are introduced to Jabba the Hutt. Jabba likes to have women dressed in very little bikinis dance in front of him. As I was watching the movie I suddenly found this habit odd. Why would Jabba want human women to dance and dress sexy for him. He is not even human. He is more of a slug if anything. Could Jabba and a human women even conceive? Some how I doubt this very much. If Jabba and humans are not of the same species would Jabba even find a human women attractive? I mean do you find a dog or a cat attractive? If you do seek professional help soon.

Later in the movie Luke Skywalker enters Jabbas palace. He attempts to negotiate with Jabba for Han Solo's release. The negotiations go badly, and Luke uses the force to grab a blaster. Why didnt Luke just wear his lightsaber into Jabbas palace. Why did he give R2D2 his lightsaber? What if Jabba had decided to execute them and R2D2 was not around? The light saber would have been very helpful when dealing with the Rancor!

Speaking of the Rancor, why di Luke use a rock to lower the gate onto the Rancor and not use The Force? Why does he not use the force to strangle the rancor as he does to the guards when he enters Jabbas palace.

Final thought....After Luke and the gang land on the Endor Moon Darth Vader comes to the Emperor and tells him that Luke is on the moon and has felt his presence. The Emperor replies that it is strange that he has not felt Lukes presence, and then tells Vader that he has foreseen that Luke will come to him on the Endor Moon. Does this seem like a contradiction?


  1. I think Luke throws a skull to hit the button, not a rock. This makes all the difference, obviously ;)

  2. I am almost finished watching the movie and then I will check to find out the answer.

  3. ahem, prepare for the fourthcoming geekyness.

    First off the Jabba question. Yes Jabba finds humanoid women (because the slave we see is actually a Twi'lek) attractive. It's kind of a weird fetish, and he's one of the only hutts to have it. The others (according to a book I read) find it weird that he finds such skinny females attractive. So Jabba's a horny freak. Essentially. I don't think he ever meant to reproduce with them.

    Also, Bib Fortuna, Jabba's majordomo, would have searched Luke before he got to see Jabba. Yes, Luke was able to use the force against Bib, but it was still better to appear weaponless, just incase that would suay Jabba. I think that Luke was counting on the fact that Jabba would need the droids, and also on the fact that Artoo is not your average droid. He knew the plan and would have been there ready to do his job.

    Third question, as to the skull. My opinion is that Luke was just plain freaking out when he used the skull. He's still unused to his Jedi powers, and remember he wasn't stellar at moving things from the start. So combine a shakey skill with the fear of the rancor, I reckon he just either forgot about his force ability, or trusted his skill with the skull more.

    For the last question, remember, the Emperor never says something without knowing the result, he plans everything. We know that Palpy wants Luke as his new apprentice, since Darth is now just a hunk of junk and no longer the amazing Anakin. However, if Darth Vader is stronger than Luke, there's no point in replacing him. So he wants Darth and Luke to fight to see which is stronger, and that is the one he will use as an apprentice.
    But he can't very well tell Darth this, so I think he lures him into a false sense of security, praising his skill at 'sensing' his own son. Making it so that it has to be Darth who tries to convince Luke to come over to the side of the siths.
    As for the second part, well, just because he knew that Luke would come, doesn't mean he knew WHEN he would come. Jedi can't/don't see into the future because they know it will change and therefore its dangerous to do. Siths do look into the future, but obviously not too well, because otherwise Palpy would have killed Luke, because he would have seen that Luke would be the death of him.

    Whew. If you have any more questions, I love answering them. =D