History Film / ANewHope

5th Sep '17 11:14:16 PM Luppercus
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* BarFullOfAliens: The Mos Eisley cantina.
4th Sep '17 7:30:45 PM flyboy254
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* RealityEnsues: In any movie before Star Wars, the evil empire might have bought a Bavarian Fire Drill involving a prisoner transfer. Here, paperwork and bureaucracy nearly kills our heroes in their tracks.
4th Sep '17 10:42:15 AM BadWolf21
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* TellMeAboutMyFather: Luke asks his newly found mentor to tell him about his father, Anakin Skywalker. The mentor tells Luke about Anakin's bravery as a Jedi Knight, excellent piloting skill, and deep friendship before informing Luke that the evil Darth Vader betrayed and kill Anakin.

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* TellMeAboutMyFather: Luke asks his newly found mentor to tell him about his father, Anakin Skywalker. The mentor tells Luke about Anakin's bravery as a Jedi Knight, excellent piloting skill, and deep friendship before informing Luke that the evil Darth Vader betrayed and kill killed Anakin.
4th Sep '17 8:48:23 AM BadWolf21
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* ComingOfAgeStory: For Luke and Leia. Luke Skywalker leaves his home and family to begin his training as a Jedi Knight while Princess Leia has to prove herself as a successful leader. Later shown to be [[GenerationXerox a mirror of their parents Anakin and Padme]].

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* ComingOfAgeStory: For Luke and Leia. Luke Skywalker leaves his home and family to begin his training as a Jedi Knight while Princess Leia has to prove herself as a successful leader. Later shown to be [[GenerationXerox a mirror of their parents Anakin and Padme]].Padmé]].
4th Sep '17 8:06:10 AM BadWolf21
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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: The Rebel Alliance, Luke and co. are the good guys, and the Empire are the clear-cut bad guys, the Trope played straight right down to the clothes worn by named characters. Han Solo starts off in a grey area, but even he ends up becoming a hero in the end.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: The Rebel Alliance, Luke and co. are the good guys, and the Empire are the clear-cut bad guys, the Trope trope played straight right down to the clothes worn by named characters. Han Solo starts off in a grey area, but even he ends up becoming a hero in the end.
4th Sep '17 8:00:35 AM BadWolf21
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* AchillesHeel: The Death Star is a moon sized space station capable of destroying a planet, with only one significant weakness; a two meter wide exhaust port that leads directly to the station's reactor. Even then, the port is ray shielded, so only proton torpedoes have any chance of getting through, and a it's still a very slim chance at best.

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* AchillesHeel: The Death Star is a moon sized space station capable of destroying a planet, with only one significant weakness; a two meter wide exhaust port that leads directly to the station's reactor. Even then, the port is ray shielded, so only proton torpedoes have any chance of getting through, and a it's still a very slim chance at best.
4th Sep '17 7:59:39 AM BadWolf21
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* ActivationSequence: The Death Star needs about twenty seconds from "Commence primary ignition" until it fires its [[DeathRay superlaser]] upon Alderaan. Curiously, it needs more than three minutes to charge up enough to expunge the moon of Yavin.

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* ActivationSequence: The Death Star needs about twenty seconds from "Commence primary ignition" until it fires its [[DeathRay superlaser]] upon Alderaan. Curiously, it needs more than three minutes to charge up enough to expunge the moon of Yavin.
18th Aug '17 2:17:05 AM TitoMosquito
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* IdiotBall: The commander of the Star Destroyer doesn't fire on the escape pod leaving Leia's ship because there are no life signs onboard. The Star Wars Lore clearly establishes that droids are very common and perform a wide variety of significant tasks. As such, it is mind-boggling that a senior Imperial officer wouldn't consider the possibility that the pod might have droids onboard that might be important to the rebels.



* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy:

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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: IWarnedYou: Han was initially against rescuing Leia.
-->'''Han:''' ''(about their plan)'' This is not gonna work.\\
'''Luke:''' Why didn't you say so before?\\
'''Han:''' I ''did'' say so before!\\
''[Luke shakes his head]''
* IdiotBall: The commander of the Star Destroyer doesn't fire on the escape pod leaving Leia's ship because there are no life signs onboard. The Star Wars Lore clearly establishes that droids are very common and perform a wide variety of significant tasks. As such, it is mind-boggling that a senior Imperial officer wouldn't consider the possibility that the pod might have droids onboard that might be important to the rebels. Though he does immediately tells Vader about this.
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** Justified during the Death Star escape, since the Empire needed Leia to lead them to the Rebel base.

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** Justified during the Death Star escape, since the Empire needed Leia to lead them to the Rebel base. Even Leia is aware of this.



* IWarnedYou:
-->'''Han:''' This is not gonna work.\\
'''Luke:''' Why didn't you say so before?\\
'''Han:''' I ''did'' say so before!\\
''[Luke shakes his head]''
13th Aug '17 2:14:33 PM DinoMaurus
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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: In addition to making [[TheDogShotFirst Han return fire]] on Greedo instead of shooting first, they added in a deleted scene of Han conversing with Jabba by the Falcon (who was originally portrayed as humanoid, making some awkward CG putting in the now famous giant slug, and Han calling Jabba a "wonderful human being") [[note]]apparently, Lucas meant to overlay a stop-motion bear creature over the footage, with the natural Irish brogue of the actor intact [[/note]]. There is also a grand establishing shot of Mos Eisley as they drive in, a scene of Luke meeting his old friend Biggs Darklighter (though the early scene in which Biggs is introduced remains on the cutting room floor) and an EpicTrackingShot for the X-Wings as they prepare to engage the Death Star.

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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: In addition to making [[TheDogShotFirst Han return fire]] on Greedo instead of shooting first, they added in a deleted scene of Han conversing with Jabba by the Falcon (who was originally portrayed as humanoid, making some awkward CG putting in the now famous giant slug, and Han calling Jabba a "wonderful human being") [[note]]apparently, Lucas meant to overlay a stop-motion bear creature over the footage, with the natural Irish brogue of the actor intact [[/note]]. There is also a grand establishing shot of Mos Eisley as they drive in, a scene of Luke meeting his old friend Biggs Darklighter (though the early scene in which Biggs is introduced remains on the cutting room floor) and floor), an EpicTrackingShot for the X-Wings as they prepare to engage the Death Star.Star, and the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Shistavanen Shistavanen]] [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Lak_Sivrak/Canon Lak Sivrak]] as well as the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Defel Defel]] [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Arleil_Schous Arleil Schous]] were both replaced by [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ketwol Ketwol]] and [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Melas Melas]], a [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Pacithhip Pacithhip]] and a [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sarkan Sarkan]] respectively, for the Cantina scene .



** The confrontation between Kenobi and two aliens in the cantina is straight out of ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'', complete with the lingering shot on a severed arm.

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** The confrontation between Kenobi against Ponda Baba and two aliens Cornelius Evazan in the cantina is straight out of ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'', complete with the lingering shot on a severed arm.



* LeeroyJenkins: Han Solo chasing after a group of retreating Storm Troopers. Followed by Han Solo running full tilt ''[[AttackAttackRetreatRetreat away]]'' from the same group of Storm Troopers when they turn around and start shooting at him again.

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* LeeroyJenkins: Han Solo chasing after a group of retreating Storm Troopers. Followed by Han Solo running full tilt ''[[AttackAttackRetreatRetreat away]]'' from the same group of Storm Troopers when they turn around and start shooting at him again.



*** Given ''Film/RogueOne'' revealed that Galen Erso [[spoiler: was the one responsible for the thermal exhaust port that ultimately lead to the destruction of the first Death Star, it's not entirely unreasonable he may have created other ways to get back at the Imperials for all the pain they caused him.]]



** In the pre-1997 Star Wars Cantina scene, there is a wolf like creature named Lak Sivrak, whose face is quite obviously a Halloween mask from a store. This was replaced with a new alien creature for the Special Edition and subsequent cuts of the film.
* OffstageVillainy: The Empire as a whole. They do some pretty evil things with that Death Star, but we never hear much of how they affect the rest of the Galaxy. A deleted scene between Luke and Biggs explores this somewhat.

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** In the pre-1997 Star Wars Cantina scene, there is a wolf like creature wolf-like Shistavanen named Lak Sivrak, whose face is quite obviously a Halloween mask from a store. This Sivrak was replaced with Ketwol, a new alien creature member of the elephant-like Pacithhip species, for the Special Edition and subsequent cuts of the film.
* OffstageVillainy: The Empire as a whole. They do some pretty evil things remarkable nefarious acts with that the Death Star, but we never hear much of how they affect the rest of the Galaxy. A deleted scene between Luke and Biggs explores this somewhat.
6th Aug '17 12:29:57 PM gjjones
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