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Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith - Hot Enough for Ya?
It's never mentioned how hot the air temprature is on Mustafar (The Lava Planet) nor is it ever mentioned in any 3rd party reference (books, website) Lava usually measures at a minimum 1800-2280 F (1000-1250 C), Now if the entire planet is covered in lava, the entire planets surface would be like one giant stove or oven. Obi-Wan and Anakin could not fight as freely as they are seen doing. they would only survive for a few seconds on the planets surface, after that they would've roasted.
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Davo on 01-14-2006
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Just a little strip of Mustafar...
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P1h3r1e3d13 writes:
If you watch the DVD with commentary, they point out the bluish glow around the hovering droids on which the characters stand. It is supposed to be some kid of shield against the heat.
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Gary Lynch writes:
The problem with this whole scene is that it loses all attachment to a possible reality. Sure, it's fiction, and they're Jedi, but good fiction or even fantasy has to have some plausibility. Lightsabres 'could' be invented in the future, the lava 'could' have been cooler, but George got carried away with this scene, and it becomes a cartoon, with the guys flying around the place. And hey, if Obi Wan loved Annikin so much, why did he watch him burn to death (as he thought), rather than put him out of his misery?
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Sean Baker writes:
If the lava is that hot, how could they stand on those peices of metal, they would have melted in the extreme heat, unless they had some sort of heat sheild, its a sci-fi anything is possible.
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George writes:
If you listen to the commentary, George Lucas says that the blue flames under the pieces of metal that obi and anikin stand on are to keep them cool.
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The C writes:
Hey!!!.....c'mon don't ruin Star Wars, and keep comments like that to your self.........
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DarthFerroucous writes:
Hey C'm on. They're Jedi. They can stand those "Muggle" things a little longer than the average Muggle person! ;-)
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Doohanfan writes:
This is true. There is no way an average human would be able to stand this type of proximity to lava on Earth, not even for a second. However, we don't know at what temperature this particular lava melts at (it could have a very low melt point). Mustafar could be a very weird planet made up of very weird stuff. Granted, it was hot enough to ignite Anakin's clothes when he got a little too close to it! While this makes for a good scientific discussion (I have studied thermal dynamics also), I wouldn't call it a slip up. It's part of a movie that is based on improbable events/actions!
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Forceuser35 writes:
---I wouldn't call it a slip up. It's part of a movie that is based on improbable events/actions! i agree. With all of the "this isn't possible in real life" things out there, i am suprised that no one has posted the "lightsabers can't be made" slip-up.
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Doohanfan writes:
The reason that Obi Wan let Anakin burn up is that he was sent to kill him. He was supposed to make sure that Anakin did no more harm. If you remember back in the scene when Yoda & Obi Wan see the hollogram of Anakin killing the younglings, Obi Wan asks Yoda that he be sent after the Emperor because he couldn't bear to kill Anakin. To this Yoda replies that he isn't ready to face the Emperor, so he must go after Anakin.
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Gary Lynch writes:
Hey PH1, The blue colour around them is a swizz. There is no getting away from the fact that this portion of the movie is the Star Wars equivalent of the famous Fonz 'jumping the shark' moment.
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MattCage writes:
Not to mention they have the power of the force which they could've used to keep them cool had there not been the bluish aura
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