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Carl Sagan on Johnny Carson talking about SW in 1978

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by Jedi77-83, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. Jedi77-83

    Jedi77-83 Force Sensitive

    Sep 9, 2014
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    They have been running reruns of old Johnny Carson shows and he has Carl Sagan on in 1978 and did a whole segment dissecting the Original SW and it was interesting that many of things they still talk about today. Here are some comments from the interview that Sagan talked about regarding the movie:

    "The 11 year old in me loved the movie, but the adult in me thought they could done a better job of doing them right in terms of the science of it."

    "I noticed the world in SW was all white skinned, and white skinned people ran everything."

    "If its another galaxy, then there would not be any humans like us as there would a different species there."

    "I thought wookie deserved a medal at the end, as I felt there was an anti-wookie discrimination."

    He also debated a parsec and lightspeed and how they don't stand up to the science of it.
  2. Lt. Hija

    Lt. Hija Rebel Official

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    I have nothing but sincerest sympathies for Carl Sagan and therefore presume that he overheard that "jump into lightspeed" was a colloquialism for the "jump into hyperspace":

    HAN It looks like an Imperial cruiser.
    Our passengers must be hotter than I
    thought. Try and hold them off. Angle
    the deflector shield while I make
    the calculations for the jump to
    light speed.

    HAN Watch your mouth, kid, or you're
    going to find yourself floating home.
    We'll be safe enough once we make
    the jump to hyperspace. Besides, I
    know a few maneuvers. We'll lose

    BEN How long before you can make the
    jump to light speed?

    HAN Traveling through hyperspace isn't
    like dusting crops, boy! Without
    precise calculations we could fly
    right through a star or bounce too
    close to a supernova and that'd end
    your trip real quick, wouldn't it?

    HAN We're losing our deflector shield.
    Go strap yourself in, I'm going to
    make the jump to light speed.

    HAN What the...? Aw, we've come out of
    into a meteor shower.
    Some kind of asteroid collision.
    It's not on any of the charts.

    VADER They have just made the jump into
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  3. Old Biff from the Future

    Old Biff from the Future Dune Sea Hermit

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    Hmmmmmm.. Good stuff

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