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Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope - The "Magic Bullet" Strikes Again!
In the scene where Han, Luke & Chewie are trying to save Leia, the ensuing lasergun fight sees Han shoot a guard as he is running towards Han in the tunnel Leia is kept in. You can clearly see the laser miss the guard to his right (the screen's left) yet the guard falls ! Must be the future's version of the JFK "magic bullet" !!
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Contributed By: MattC on 12-13-1999 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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Artemis Raine writes:
Okay, I'll clear this up so the subject can go away now. Pay close attention to the opening sentence. "A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." Yes, the Star Wars saga does occur in the past (a long long time ago with 1977 as the frame of reference) but also in a galaxy far, far away. So far, in fact, that they have developed advanced technology long before we have on Earth. Quite possibly, they are so far away that visiting Earth would be impossible even for them (i.e. they are on the other side of the universe?)
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Forceuser35 writes:
But a theory the Universe forever went on said you. A theory only. Dangerous waters playing in are you, dangerous waters. Beware the dark path. Mudslinging, lying, setting up a platform easily attacked and slandered: POLITICS are they!
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Mars Guo writes:
Not Neccessarily. The Human Race has discovered lasers and mastered lightspeed travel. The "A long Time ago" bit was intended differently, to give off the impression to some extent that it was a Story being told. In reply to MattC, look at the platform the Stormtrooper stands on. The laserbolt hit the wall beside him and scared the bejesus out of him, sending him off balance and causing him to fall--in further proof of this, he is still alive, and yells out the famous Lucasarts scream, which can be heard in any of the four Star Wars movies and in most of the Indiana Jones movies. "Aeeeiiouu!!"
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lukecash writes:
"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..." was meant to be equivalent to "Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away" Lucas wanted a modern day version of a fairy tale. Most science fiction movies take place in the future. And during the 70's most scienc fiction movies were bleak, doomsday like futures. One famous American writer, when he saw the opening line said, "Oh good, that means I don't have to worry about it then"
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Disgruntled writes:
A long time ago means just that, a long time ago. Nothing more, nothing less.
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superbonbon writes:
im not sure if this is true or not, but commenting on the first thing that Mars said: i heard that the "Long Time Ago" thing was supposed to make us, today, feel more evolved in time than the "Galaxy Far Far Away" (perhaps a galaxy so far away, they still havent reached us yet) im not saying that i agree with this theory, but its just another little detail to think about ;)
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samlwas writes:
The story is being told after the "Star Wars" are over. Therefore, when it says "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" they are not necessarily making the statement at the date the movie was made; they are making this statement after the final episode recalling the great "Star Wars".
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cartmancsf writes:
If you know anything about star wars you know it's in the past, not the future.
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Krstn writes:
isn't it a theory that the universe goes on forever? so, if it does, there can't be another side of it. sorry, i'm just in the off topic debating mood.
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