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Playing the "What If" game in Star Wars

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by DarthSnow, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. DarthSnow

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    Obi-Wan hears of the Death Star's destructive powers, and goes to Luke like:
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    Sure, but there's this:

    "Listen, I can't get involved! I've got work to do! It's not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there's nothing I can do about it right now. It's such a long way from here."

    The death of Luke's aunt and uncle - not to mention the destruction of the farm - is a plot point which frees Luke of his ties. How is old hermit Ben turning up and urging Luke to join him going to change that?
     
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    True but if the Empire got hold of the DS Plans I think they may also have got hold of Leia’s message for Obi-wan as well so I guess the Empire would probably have conducted a search for him starting on Tattooine. Now they might not have found him in which case fine but if they did then it’s not going to be good for Old Ben & maybe Luke as well.
     
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    Yeah... we should probably just give up on this one!

    I've always thought that ANH was the most 'perfect' of the Star Wars films - every last detail seems to have been thought about and considered and plotted. George already did all the 'what ifs'!

    I mean even the 'hold your fire, there are no life forms aboard' scene is, I think, an essential moment that GL put in a for reason. Because imagine Star Wars without it - everyone would be calling out the plot hole where 3PO and R2 somehow escaped in an escape pod without anybody shooting it down.
     
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    What if Anakin gave 3PO an actual personality? Maybe like of a used car sales man or an attorney, god anything else!!!
    What if Danny Elfman did all the soundtracks???
    What if those were the droids they were looking for and those 2 troopers opened fire
    What if R2 accidently erased Leia's message for his favorite mixtape. Obi sitting there watching Euro Cantina Band techno jams.:confused:
    What if Doc Brown showed up and told Luke we need to go back to 1955 and save your parents.
     
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    What if George Lucas had managed to get the rights to make his Flash Gordon film in the 70's?

    Then there would be no Flash Gordon movie with Brian Blessed, its Queen soundtrack, and no Star Wars!

     
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    Then Darth Vader would have visited Lars homestead at christmas.
     
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    What if Darth Vader knew Leia was his daughter when he was interrogating her on the Tantive IV?
     
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    What if A NEW HOPE had been filmed during the 50's ?

    Look :
    sw50.jpg
     
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    It would be just like its 1950s sequel "The Empire Strikes Back".

     
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    What if padawan Obi Wan had sliced Darth Maul vertically rather than horizontally ?
     
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    Probably Jabba would have had a cameo in Solo.
     
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    What if Luke went to Alderaan with Bail Organa and Leia went to live with Owen and Beru on Tatooine?
     
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    Jinx, you owe daRinze a Coke.
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    Luke Organa, Prince of Alderaan...
    Leia Skywalker, farm girl...

    I don't know man, too weird for me. Passing on that story.
    ;) Hahahaha.
     
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    My mistake, again.

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    I could go for an alternate history story like this. I can tell you Leia wouldn't have agreed to give Han 17,000 credits for a trip to Alderaan.
     
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    I can ensure you that girl wouldn't have escaped his uncle's farm, risking a big shouting when coming back, just for a blurred boy appearing on a hologram.
     
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    She probably would have had that farm running so efficiently, Owen would have let her go to the academy the previous year.
     
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    Jabba would have long been dead when the empire was striking back.
     
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