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Star Wars: A New Hope

Star Wars: A New Hope
This list was started on 1st January 2010 by Anon
There are 67 learnings for this movie
This list was last updated on 13th August 2015

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Han shot first.
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Posted, 1st January 2010
by Anon
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Interrogating someone while strangling them is probably not going to get you many answers.
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    Posted, 12th January 2010
    by agentdc7
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    Vader can breathe and talk at the same time.
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      Posted, 12th January 2010
      by agentdc7
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      A medal to the Wookie that flew the Millenniumm Falcon giving Han a clear shot of the three Tie-fighters? Hell no.
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        Posted, 13th August 2010
        by NateSean
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        Even heartless bastards will put aside concern for their own skins if it involves blowing up really big things.
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          Posted, 1st January 2010
          by Anon
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          Don't challenge a Jedi Master to a bar fight.
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            Posted, 2nd January 2010
            by Anon
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            The Wilhelm scream was also around a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.
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              Posted, 6th January 2010
              by Anon
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                Posted, 1st January 2010
                by Anon
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                Ventilation ducts double as crippling construction flaws.
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                  Posted, 2nd January 2010
                  by Anon
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                  The Sand People are easily startled but they'll soon be back, and in greater numbers.
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                    Posted, 2nd January 2010
                    by FskChap
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                    Let the wookiee win.
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                      Posted, 3rd January 2010
                      by Anon
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                      Say it with enough bravado, and you can bluff people into thinking parsecs aren't a measurement of distance.
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                      • 10th February 2015 by maffyd
                        Does "interesting backstory" also mean "after the fact apologist excuse"? :-)
                      • 23rd December 2014 by IceLord
                        So not in any way poor research by the script writers or a case of them plucking a 'scientific sounding word' out of a text book....
                      • 29th October 2014 by zikzak393
                        I always thought a parsec was a root vegetable. Oh, yea, that's a parsnip.
                      • 8th June 2011 by SPCAndyJ
                        Actually, the Kessel run is a length of space near a huge black hole. Having a really fast ship would allow you to cut down on the distance between the beginning and end of the run without being pulled into the black hole. So what Han said was actually some serious boasting about the speed of the Falcon even though he used a measure of distance to make his point. Do a search on the Maw for interesting backstory.
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                      Posted, 3rd January 2010
                      by Anon
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                      Not only are Stormtroopers bad at surviving, but they also can't duck in time when a door is opening.
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                      • 1st May 2014 by agentdc7
                        I always found it strange that they left in the "clunk" noise. If I'm not mistaken, it think it's even more audible in each altered edition.
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                      Posted, 3rd January 2010
                      by Anon
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                        Posted, 1st January 2010
                        by Anon
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                        Corellians dress as if they are ready to go deep space clubbing at a moment's notice.
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                          Posted, 2nd January 2010
                          by Anon
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                          To "become more powerful than you can ever imagine" is the greatest euphemism ever for getting cleaved through.
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                            Posted, 3rd January 2010
                            by Anon
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                            The Death Star looked different from R2's stolen plans.
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                              Posted, 15th August 2010
                              by agentdc7
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                              Bullseyeing giant two meter long womp rats? Easy as pie. Bullseyeing giant two meter long womp rats from the cockpit of a T-16 airspeeder? THAT takes skill.
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                                Posted, 3rd January 2010
                                by Anon
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                                No one ever wants to hear that you've got a bad feeling about something.
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                                  Posted, 3rd January 2010
                                  by Anon
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                                  When jedis get old, they can make weird "Wooooooooo!!!" noises.
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                                    Posted, 12th January 2010
                                    by agentdc7
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                                    Wanted criminals enjoy picking fights for no reason.
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                                      Posted, 7th November 2010
                                      by IanM1986
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                                      English is spoken in a galaxy far, far away.
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                                        Posted, 28th March 2011
                                        by vfxfan
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                                        Not all Rebel Fighters on Yavin IV went to attack the Death Star. Look how many were left at Han and Luke's award ceremony - lazy.
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                                          Posted, 15th August 2011
                                          by RimaRegina
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                                          • 3rd January 2010 by Anon
                                            Hey, galaxy far, far away. The super-advanced aliens that built the pyramids on earth could have come from there.
                                          • 2nd January 2010 by chobi chi
                                            Always wondered how that worked.
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                                          Posted, 1st January 2010
                                          by Anon
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                                            Posted, 1st January 2010
                                            by Anon
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                                            When you find an older VHS copy of this film, George Lucas will appear and tell you: "This is not the film you are looking for. Jabba's in the new one!"
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                                              Posted, 3rd January 2010
                                              by Anon
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                                              It's often said that whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Apparently, Obi-Wan Kenobi didn't know this, but Darth Vader did.
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                                                Posted, 3rd January 2010
                                                by Anon
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                                                I am Han Solo, Captain of the Millenium Falcon and the only actor who's career this movie will not destroy.
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                                                  Posted, 4th July 2011
                                                  by john2012
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                                                  TIE Fighters are only short range as revealed when the Millennium Falcon goes where Alderaan was, unless Vader flies it then he can get away far enough to safety when the Death Star is destroyed.
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                                                    Posted, 15th August 2011
                                                    by RimaRegina
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                                                      Posted, 1st January 2010
                                                      by Anon
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                                                      This is not the sarcastic comment you are looking for. You will scroll down to the next page.
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                                                        Posted, 1st January 2010
                                                        by Anon
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                                                        The Sand People are easily startled but they'll soon be back, and in greater numbers.
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                                                          Posted, 2nd January 2010
                                                          by FskChap
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                                                          Even in the future, the princess will still wear a strange and elaborate hair style
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                                                            Posted, 2nd January 2010
                                                            by chobi chi
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                                                            Things are automatically better when you do them faster and more intense.
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                                                              Posted, 3rd January 2010
                                                              by Anon
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                                                              Lightsabers get heavier over the course of 20 years.
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                                                                Posted, 12th January 2010
                                                                by agentdc7
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                                                                Despite being able to travel quickly from one part of the galaxy to another, the Death Star is somehow blocked by a planet while trying to blow up the rebel base on Yavin IV.
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                                                                • 29th May 2014 by username
                                                                  And it could have just blown up the planet that was in the way too.
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                                                                Posted, 17th January 2010
                                                                by nvidia2010
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                                                                Space, time and relativity with a ridiculous script.
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                                                                  Posted, 25th June 2010
                                                                  by Anon
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                                                                  They aren't the droids your looking for.
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                                                                    Posted, 18th August 2010
                                                                    by Fitz
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                                                                    A long time ago, almost everyone spoke with a British accent.
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                                                                      Posted, 7th November 2010
                                                                      by IanM1986
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                                                                      Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side.
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                                                                        Posted, 7th November 2010
                                                                        by IanM1986
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                                                                        This little one's not worth the effort. Now, let me get you something.
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                                                                          Posted, 8th November 2010
                                                                          by guidoland
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                                                                          Your sad devotion to that ancient religion has not helped you conjure up the stolen data tapes, or given you clairvoyance enough to find the rebels' hidden fortress.
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                                                                            Posted, 8th November 2010
                                                                            by guidoland
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                                                                            When Vader orders you to tear the ship apart to find an inanimate data recording, it makes perfect sense to say "Don't destroy that escape craft, there's no life aboard. It's probably just a short circuit."
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                                                                              Posted, 14th July 2012
                                                                              by Moontown
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                                                                              Humans existed a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
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                                                                              • 20th November 2012 by bourbonphantom
                                                                                And all of them spoke perfect English.
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                                                                              Posted, 18th November 2012
                                                                              by username
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                                                                              In a galaxy far far away it's ok to kiss your sister on the mouth.
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                                                                                Posted, 8th March 2013
                                                                                by Jamesmasterflash
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                                                                                That stormtrooper must've thought those really were the droids he was looking for, and that his feeblemindedness cost him thousands of lives.
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                                                                                  Posted, 8th May 2013
                                                                                  by nee
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                                                                                  Big bad imperial regime hire the absolute worst shots in the galaxy and pass them off as the military elite.
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                                                                                    Posted, 8th May 2013
                                                                                    by nee
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                                                                                    Two hotshots, one old man, two droids and a wookie can successfully and easily force a rescue of a high value prisoner, hide within one of the most important military installations in the empire without detection, and escape with only one casualty and no damage to their captured spacecraft... doing all of this entirely by accident.
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                                                                                      Posted, 8th May 2013
                                                                                      by nee
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                                                                                      Grand Moff Tarkin didn't find his lack of faith disturbing.
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                                                                                        Posted, 8th May 2013
                                                                                        by nee
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                                                                                        It's amusing how an arrogant and haughty man resorts to physical violence to make a point about another arrogant and haughty man's statements.
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                                                                                          Posted, 8th May 2013
                                                                                          by nee
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                                                                                          In a galaxy far, far away, senior military officers need not request permission to destroy whole populated planets and thrust the rest of the galaxy into revolt. It would be like nuking New York City...because, hell, I wanted to make a pointless point.
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                                                                                            Posted, 8th May 2013
                                                                                            by nee
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                                                                                            Don't point at a flashing light on someone's dashboard.
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                                                                                              Posted, 8th May 2013
                                                                                              by nee
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                                                                                              That commander has a point: if Lord Vader isn't all talk he could conjure out stolen data tapes or at least give enough clairvoyance to locate a hidden fortress.
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                                                                                                Posted, 8th May 2013
                                                                                                by nee
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                                                                                                You'd think an entire moon-sized space station might detect one unidentified freighter, and alert arguably the most important person next to the emperor himself about it coming up on him. Or at least his two wingmates.
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                                                                                                  Posted, 8th May 2013
                                                                                                  by nee
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                                                                                                  Uncle Owen turned out to be a total douche.
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                                                                                                    Posted, 8th May 2013
                                                                                                    by nee
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                                                                                                    It's odd how Luke after so many years alone on a farm didn't stash some adult magazines or had intimacy with nearby droids. He is in all technicalities a futuristic space redneck.
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                                                                                                      Posted, 8th May 2013
                                                                                                      by nee
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                                                                                                      "I feel something. Something I haven't felt since..." Means "Oh well, it's probably nothing. Send in the worst stormtroopers we have and search the ship once. What's the worst that could happen?"
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                                                                                                        Posted, 9th June 2013
                                                                                                        by Pizzaman
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                                                                                                        Mos Eisley spaceport is the most wretched hive of scum and villainy you will ever find.
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                                                                                                          Posted, 29th May 2014
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                                                                                                          The Death Star, an armored space station with enough firepower to destroy an entire planet, will, when blocked from the rebel base it is trying to destroy by another planet, orbit the planet very slowly for a clear shot of the rebel base instead of just blowing the planet up.
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                                                                                                            Posted, 29th May 2014
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                                                                                                            Going over to Toshi Station to pick up some power converters is considered by your elders to be wasting time with your friends.
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                                                                                                              Posted, 18th October 2014
                                                                                                              by DreamerBoy
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                                                                                                              Mind your head when entering the Death Star's security control centre.
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                                                                                                                Posted, 18th October 2014
                                                                                                                by DreamerBoy
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                                                                                                                Luke can't see a thing in this helmet!
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                                                                                                                  Posted, 19th October 2014
                                                                                                                  by DreamerBoy
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                                                                                                                  Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them.
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                                                                                                                    Posted, 19th October 2014
                                                                                                                    by DreamerBoy
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                                                                                                                    In Obi-Wan's experience, there's no such thing as luck.
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                                                                                                                      Posted, 19th October 2014
                                                                                                                      by DreamerBoy
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                                                                                                                      Han expects you to have heard of the Mullienium Falcon.
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                                                                                                                        Posted, 19th October 2014
                                                                                                                        by DreamerBoy
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                                                                                                                        The Grand Moff liked his comfortable slippers....
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                                                                                                                          Posted, 23rd December 2014
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                                                                                                                          Wookies are not eligible for medals.
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                                                                                                                            Posted, 13th August 2015
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