Friday, 13 April 2007

First words

Nearly three months since it was ordered, I received my Valentine’s Day gift today. (Thanks again, sweetheart!) The original Star Wars trilogy on DVD; not just the Special Edition versions, mind you, but the original theatrical versions as well, something Star Wars purists have been clamoring for for well over a decade.

In honor of my revisiting the film which made such an impact on me as a child, I decided to note the first words spoken by major characters in Star Wars: A New Hope, in the order in which they appear. Enjoy!

First words of the movie, spoken by C3PO: “Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We’ll be destroyed for sure! This is madness!”

R2-D2: (Responding to C3PO) Whistling chirps.

Darth Vader: “Where are those transmissions you interecepted? What have you done with those plans?”

Princess Leia: “Darth Vader. Only you could be so bold. The Imperial Senate will not sit still for this. When they hear you attacked a diplomatic…”

Luke Skywalker: “Doesn’t look like we have much of a choice but I’ll remind him!”

Obi-Wan Kenobi: “Hello there.”

Grand Mof Tarkin: “The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I’ve just received word the Emperor has dissolved the council, permanently. The last remnants of the old Republic have been swept away.”

Chewbacca: (soft grunts, responding to Kenobi) “Mmm. Mmm.”

Han Solo: “Han Solo. I’m captain of the Millenium Falcon. Chewie here tells me you’re looking for passage to the Alderaan system.”

posted on April 13, 2007 9:57 PM




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