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SPECULATION How long did Luke train with Yoda in Dagobah?

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by PrincessLeiaCB3, Jun 16, 2016.

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How long do you think Luke trained with Yoda at Dagobah?

  1. Just a couple of days

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  2. Longer, like a few weeks

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  3. Stop nitpicking! Regardless of the time he becomes a great Jedi.

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  1. PrincessLeiaCB3

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    Hi fellow Cantina friends!

    I was re-reading "Moving Target" recently and something caught my attention. Something that Leia mentions about her relationship with Han:

    Threepio said something that didn’t register, because she was thinking of the last time she’d seen Han—of his eyes as he’d stared up at her from inside Cloud City’s carbon-freezing chamber. And then of everything else they’d shared in the few weeks before that. How she’d begun to tremble when he’d taken her hand aboard the Millennium Falcon, drawing steadily closer until he’d finally kissed her.

    I know we have discussed in these forums before both events - how long it took actually to the Millennium Falcon to reach Bespin from the Anoat system, and how long did Luke actually trained with Yoda in Dagobah. From what I read in "Moving Target", it seems like it is left open, but the mention of "few weeks before that" makes me think that they might actually took more than a few days to reach Bespin if they were traveling with a damaged hyperdrive, so Luke had more than just a couple of days training with Yoda.

    However, the Visual Dictionary shows Bespin fairly close to the Anoat system.

    Your thoughts?
     
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    Hello,to begin with.Now, "Few weeks before that" may very well mean their blooming romance on Hoth.Then she goes to explain how it led up to the Falcon kiss,which was the climax of their pre-Bespin adventures.
    So,I believe it was indeed just a few-day trip to Cloud City.
     
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    Well, I guess the writers were clever enough to leave it open to interpretation, because I understood like the kiss was the starting point. From the canon point of view, we don't know yet how long they were there in Hoth, and we've been seeing signs of their blooming romance maybe right after Yavin - all along the current Star Wars comics timeline. But we don't know for sure.
     
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    Indeed,best bet is probably asking a writer directly,otherwise it's left to personal guess.It is a good question,by the way.
     
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    Thanks! And actually I guess we might find out more as we get more canon material, regarding how extensive was Luke's training between ANH and ESB, that we have seen so far several glimpses. Obviously I would love him to train for a while with Yoda, as much as possible, but obviously it will depend on the Story Group :D
     
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    Time jumps have always been weird in Star Wars. I think I read they considered it weeks to train Luke, and the trip to Bespin. They were on sublight on the Falcon, going to a different planet, it's not like it's going to just be a couple of days. We just don't see that part. I imagine in my head, Luke having more training we don't see, sleeping and eating more rootleaf, Yoda and Obi-Wan debating what to teach Luke and stuff like cleaning the Falcon, inventory, Princess Leia wearing clothes too big for her and learning Shiirwook (she did seem to understand Chewie in Cloud City) in the meantime and who knows what else went on, it wouldn't have pushed the story, been too boring, or what have you. They never say 3 days later, or 3 weeks later in Star Wars. Think that the time between Tatooine and ending up at the meeting in Sullust would have been a bit of a jump as well, though it looks like Luke just popped by Dagobah and visited Yoda only to have him die. It's telling a story, and they never show how long it takes.
     
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    According to the Lego Star Wars video game, it was a few weeks:

    "Barely a few weeks into his Jedi training with
    Yoda, Luke Skywalker has had a vision of his
    friends captured by Darth Vader.

    Against Yoda's advice, the impetuous young Jedi
    sets his X-wing fighter on a course for Cloud
    City.

    Here he hopes to find Han Solo and Princess
    Leia - little guessing in his haste that he
    himself is the true target of Vader's trap..."
    (Source: https://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/931976-lego-star-wars-ii-the-original-trilogy/faqs/45865)

    This is admittedly not necessarily canon.
     
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    i like that time is mushy in Star Wars. it leaves all these lacuna to be filled in by our imaginations or comic books or whatever. i always figgered Luke was with Yoda at least some weeks (not days). but in the long run, it has never once occurred to me to question timelines in the franchise.

    until now because good gravy i wanna know what happened between ROTJ and TFA! hahaha
     
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    Whatever including all sort of fan-fictions out there. LOL.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jun 16, 2016, Original Post Date: Jun 16, 2016 ---
    If the Story Group is having such a field day with 3 years between ANH and ESB, I can tell 30 years will give a lot of stories to come :D
     
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    no lie! and boy have people run with that!
    i am almost sick for want of this.
     
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    Like 40 days to Bespin - I've been told hahahahaha. But yeah, it seems like a recurrent topic and as you said, time is sort of a mushy concept for SW.
     
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    And the first time we see the Princess in anything other than white does make the imagination go wild as to things that may have happened. :p
     
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    O.M.G. It is true.

    ohmygod.jpg

    Well, one can argue that she was wearing briefly a tan camouflage military uniform when she faced Vader in Vrogas Vas but that was briefly and because the circumstances asked for it (she was wearing the same uniform than the rest of the unit.) But again, didn't notice it before! :eek:
     
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    (epic fail)CHILDHOOD RUINED(epic fail)
     
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    There's a lot of Gone with the Wind in The Empire Strikes Back, and when I was a few years older, I noticed she suddenly wore a red dress. In GWTW, Scarlett is made to dress in red after some scandal talk makes her want to avoid a party and Rhett makes her go. Star Wars is always open for suggestion and symbolic with things that it wasn't hard to believe that might be the significance of the dress, or one could take it as a change in their relationship status.
     
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    wow. oh. wow.

    oh.

    Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 1.57.06 PM.png
     
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    I swear, they were only playing Sabacc to pass the time.
     
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    Of course! That and some punching for Leia :D
     
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    Oh I bet there was no more need of that nonsense.
     
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