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This page contains unmarked spoilers. You Have Been Warned!It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy....Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope) is a Space Opera film that marks the first chapter of the Star Wars saga and the beginning of the franchise, as well as the start of its enduring phenomenon in pop culture. It was written and directed by George Lucas, and released on May 25, 1977.A New Hope tells the story of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), a young Farm Boy on a desert planet at the far edge of the tyrannical Galactic Empire. Luke's quiet life is turned upside down when his family purchases a pair of used droids (Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels) that are secretly carrying top-secret military documents about a planet-destroying Doomsday Device known as "the Death Star".With the aid of a wise, mystical hermit named Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) and a rakish smuggler named Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Luke sets out to rescue the droids' owner, Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), and deliver the documents to the Rebellion before the Empire wipes them out.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })The film also features Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, Han Solo's beastly alien partner; Peter Cushing as Governor Tarkin, commander of the aforementioned Death Star; and David Prowse as Darth Vader, the Empire's sinister top enforcer, with voice dubbed by James Earl Jones.The film was released to immediate critical and commercial success, including a toy line by Kenner, and single-handedly made George Lucas a prominent Hollywood producer, especially since he secured the merchandise rights for himself at a time when such a thing was underestimated. It is widely considered as one of the most influential films of all time, and was included in Time Magazine's 2005 list of their timeless and essential movies.As an Episode of the "Skywalker Saga", the film is chronologically preceded by Revenge of the Sith and followed by The Empire Strikes Back. Solo functions as a distant prequel to Han Solo's and Chewbacca's situation in this film, and Rogue One is an immediate prequel detailing how the Rebels got their hands on the plans of the Death Star.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })Please move any character tropes to the proper character page.
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Can't Believe I Said That: Han Solo over the intercom: "How are you?" [cringes] Plus since it was improvised, either Harrison couldn't believe that was the best he could ad lib, or he felt Han would realize he was talking like an idiot.
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Off-the-Shelf FX: The film had so many production problems, that many corners were cut to make the props and effects. The results made Star Wars one of the tentpole films for how kitbashing can be used to effectively add visual depth; All of the ships and the surface of the Death Star were made by kitbashing numerous model kits together to give a feeling of detail and grit the film's Used Future tone warranted. For example, the gap between the upper and lower shells of the Millennium Falcon is filled with the undersides of various trucks. This page gives a good idea towards the specifics of how kitbashing (greebling) was done regarding Star Wars props. The blasters in the film are real firearms (or models/props thereof) decorated with model part kits and whatnot, both for ease of editing (adding the energy bolts to the scenes, timed with the effects of the blank cartridges) and so the blasters actually looked like real weapons. Another reason was simple cost and supply. Even by the mid-1970s when the first movie was filmed, WWII-era weapons were still common and easily procured. Even more so, there were tons and tons of realistic plastic props of WWII weapons (particularly Nazi weapons) left over from 60s-era films or contemporary films (such as The Great Escape and The Dirty Dozen). This is why a vast majority of the weapons in the Star Wars universe are modeled closely after German firearms, even down to those used by the heroes such as Han's iconic blaster (modeled after a Mauser pistol). The most iconic Imperial weapon is modeled after a British firearm of the '60's and '70's, the Sterling sub-machine gun, likely as a result of needing large numbers of actually functioning weapons as described previously. It just so happened that at the time A New Hope was being filmed, the British Army was getting rid of most of its stock of Sterlings because sub-machine guns were falling out of favour as infantry weapons, and the rest is history. Also, using 'previous generation' weapons added to the Used Future feel of the series. The Lightsabers are built out of the flash from old cameras. In the faraway shots of Luke's landspeeder in the pre-Special Edition cuts, "Luke" and "Obi-Wan" were actually dolls from The Six Million Dollar Man. In the pre-1997 Star Wars Cantina scene, there is a wolf-like Shistavanen named Lak Sivrak, whose face is quite obviously a Halloween mask from a store. Sivrak was replaced with Ketwol, a member of the elephant-like Pacithhip species, for the Special Edition and subsequent cuts of the film.
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The Call Knows Where You Live: Luke's home being burnt down by stormtroopers. Kenobi notes that Luke would have been killed as well if he was there.
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Walk and Talk: Vader and Imperial officer Daine Jir have one aboard the captured Tantive IV.
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Pursued Protagonist: In the opening, Leia attempts to escape the evil Stormtroopers as they board her vessel. Unfortunately, their aim is too precise and they capture her.
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Sliding Scale of Visuals Versus Dialogue: The film hits a sweet spot between both. The film is very dialogue heavy, but there's also a lot of strong visual storytelling going on at the same time.
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Dragon-in-Chief
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Dragon-in-Chief: Darth Vader to Grand Moff Tarkin. Tarkin is Vader's nominal superior within the confines of the Death Star, and while Vader has at least a little respect for his authority, Tarkin is far less of a threat. Vader also clearly feels free to act on his own accord when he disagrees with Tarkin, assembling and leading a fighter squadron to defend the Death Star after Tarkin dismisses such a defense.
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Does This Remind You of Anything?: The ending scene for A New Hope. Don't even get us started on Triumph of the Will! Which, of course, has become rather memetic, given who the Empire is patterned after... and then that award ceremony happens. Whoops!note Really, it more comes down to the fact that the Nazis were absolute masters of military showmanship in general, and there being only so many ways to show a large, impressive award ceremony cinematically. There's nothing sinister about the ceremony at all, but the resemblance does often elicit chuckles from those in the know. Luke in the final sequence of the film being a military pilot sent on a mission to destroy enemy territory by flying past the defenses, dropping a payload resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands, having to escape from the blast he created and receiving a medal almost immediately after his return. It mirrors to some extent the flight of the Enola Gay and the Bockscar — the US Army Air Force's aeroplanes which were sent to drop the atomic bombs that destroyed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the final year of WWII. A controversial mission resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians which some believe to be ether a necessary evil or plain terrorism. Though regardless of your stance, and to be fair to Luke Skywalker and the other Rebel Pilots, the Death Star was mostly populated with more service members than civilians workers (who were still culpable by serving on the Empire's genocide machine) and had more in common with a Naval Aircraft carrier than a civilian metropolis and poised a immediate threat. Some fans from a moralistic standpoint consider the destruction of Alderaan by the Empire to have more in common with the WWII bombings.
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Cover Identity Anomaly: When Han is impersonating a stormtrooper over the intercom, he can't come up with his operating number.
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Tempting Fate: As Luke takes the restraining bolt off R2, he makes a comment about how R2-D2 is probably too small to escape, only for the robot to do just that overnight. Han when he's talking to Jabba the Hutt. Tarkin rejects the opportunity to evacuate the Death Star because he wants to celebrate the Empire's victory. Darth Vader brags as he's about to shoot Luke's X-wing, only to find himself under fire from a spaceship that has just entered the battle. When he sells his speeder, Luke is confident that he's "never coming back to this planet again." Yeah, about that...
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Eye on a Stalk: The Dianoga has an eye on a stalk, which lets it see above the surface while the rest of its body remains submerged.
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Cool Old Guy: Obi-Wan Kenobi, who can still wield a mean lightsaber, scare off Tusken Raiders, effortlessly maim rowdy cantina drinkers, shut down the Death Star's tractor beam, and even engage Darth Vader in direct combat before allowing him to strike him down so that the Force's power can grow in Luke Skywalker's path to Jedi knighthood.
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In one of the original scripts (dated January 15, 1976), Han indeed shot first. Which makes it even more insulting when George Lucas made a statement, in 2012, claiming that Greedo has always shot first:
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Dressing as the Enemy: Luke and Han "borrow" some Stormtrooper uniforms to sneak into the prison block on the Death Star.
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The Cameo: The Outrider taking off from Mos Eisley in the Special Edition. John Wayne as the voice of Garindan ezz Zavor, an alien who unwillingly alerts the Stormtrooper garrison to the location of C-3PO and R2-D2 as the heroes are about to leave Tatooine for Alderaan on the Millennium Falcon.
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Imminent Danger Clue: After Han speculates that the TIE fighter harassing the Falcon around the remains of Alderaan either followed them through hyperspace or got separated from a convoy, Obi-wan counters that those fighters don't have hyperspace drives and work from local bases only—of which they both agree there are none around Alderaan. Then they see it heading for what seems to be a small moon ...
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Failsafe Failure: Including one of the most famous in all media: The Death Star, a battle station the size of a small moon, can be completely destroyed by a small fighter firing a couple of torpedoes down a thermal exhaust shaft that leads directly to the main reactor. Imperial designers apparently recognized the problem to the extent of ray shielding the shaft to protect it from blaster fire, but for some reason cannot stop projectiles. (Of course, the Empire can be forgiven for this, since you would have to be some kind of space wizard who is also a fighter pilot to actually hit a target that small.) The film Rogue One addresses the weakness as being purposefully put in by the Death Star's unwilling designer in order to specifically give it a glaring weakness for the Rebels to use. Basically all the doors on the Death Star. If you shoot out the control panels for them on one side, the controls on the other side no longer work either. This proves to be both a feature and a bug for Luke and Leia during their escape. Further demonstrating the Death Star's shoddy design, the tractor beam system has seven separate power junctions feeding it. This is apparently not for backup and failsafe purposes, as the disconnection of any one of the junctions will disable the entire system.
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Reality Ensues: With its own article.
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Obstacle Exposition: We have the briefing before the attack against the Death Star that clearly outlines their mission of hitting the exhaust port and everything that can possible stop them. This includes the need for tactical computers to make such a shot, and for good measure there was an unsuccessful attempt mid-way through the battle just so we know just how necessary a precise shot with the targeting computer is. Cue Luke turning off the targeting computer.
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Tricked Into Escaping: Leia deduces that their escape from the Death Star was actually the aforementioned Trick-and-Follow Ploy by Tarkin, who is more interested in the rebel base than in the princess. A certain amount of resistance was provided for the sake of plausibility, but not as much as there should have been. The Rebels make the best of it by planning to make their attack on the Death Star as soon as it arrives.
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Han Solo's "Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy!"
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All There in the Script: In the shooting script, right after Han makes his comment about the Kessel Run, the stage directions explicitly call for Obi-Wan to give Han an incredulous stare, implying he's pulling the tale out of his ass to impress some rubes. So the forty-year-old debate over "parsecs" is utterly meaningless, as the line was wrong on purpose. Rewatching the scene with this in mind, Sir Alec Guinness does indeed give Han an incredulous stare but—in a rarity for a Star Wars films—the acting was so subtle that nobody noticed it.
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Chekhov's Gun: Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber is an aversion for this film's plot, but is played straight in the trilogy as a whole. Obi-Wan gives it to Luke, and provides him some training in its use, but Luke never actually uses it until the next film. Not to mention the role it plays in the Sequel Trilogy.
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Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness: The movie falls squarely on 1 (Science in Genre Only), due to its use of lasers that are identical to bullets, magic known as "the Force" and the unrealistic Laser Blade known as a "light saber".
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Adaptation Expansion: The Radio Drama version adds a few scenes cut from the final version. Two of them, Featuring Luke with his friends and Leia acquiring the plans and dealing with an Imperial Governor, are put in the very beginning of the film, meaning it's nearly an hour into the story before the Tantive IV and Devastator start shooting at each other.
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Ribcage Ridge: The Krayt dragon bones when C-3P0 and R2-D2 are walking through the desert.
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Dope Slap: When R2-D2 refuses to display the rest of Princess Leia's holographic message to Luke, pretexting a dysfunction, C-3PO slams the top of his dome and tells him to stop fooling around.
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Fire-Forged Friends
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Fire-Forged Friends: Luke, Han, Leia, Chewie, R2 and 3PO become True Companions through their shared experience of escaping from the Death Star, a character dynamic that continues through the rest of this trilogy and sets the original trilogy apart from both the prequels and sequels.
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Not in This for Your Revolution: Trope Namer. Han just helped save Leia for the reward, and decides to leave the Rebellion to destroy the Death Star without him.
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Widescreen Shot: Plenty, from the opening crawl, to the first Star Destroyer, to the final celebration scene.
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Wave-Motion Gun: The Death Star's main weapon, which causes an Earth-Shattering Kaboom.
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Mentor's New Hope
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Mentor's New Hope: Luke is being taught by Obi-Wan, who also taught Darth Vader before Vader went to the dark side.
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Mythology Gag: The Special Edition remasters added an Early-Bird Cameo of the Outrider, Dash Rendar's ship in Shadows of the Empire, to the establishing shots of Mos Eisley.
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Garbage Hideout
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Garbage Hideout: When Imperial troops cut off their escape route, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca are stuck shooting it out in the Death Star's cell bay. Leia takes a blaster from Luke, and obliterates a waste grate. "Into the garbage chute, flyboy." This move gets the party out of harm's way for a while. Then the Imperials start the trash compactor. Uh-oh.
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Serendipitous Survival: When R2-D2 runs off, Luke has to chase after him and hopefully get him back before anybody notices so he won't get in trouble. This, and the subsequent meeting with Obi-Wan Kenobi, delay Luke enough that he doesn't get home until long after the Stormtroopers looking for R2 and C-3PO have already raided it and murdered Owen and Beru.
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Extremely Short Timespan
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Extremely Short Timespan: The movie seems to take place in the span of at least three days.
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Guile Hero
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Guile Hero: If you think about it, pretty much every major character save for Chewbacca uses guile to screw somebody else over. R2: Tricks Luke into removing his restraining bolt so he can find Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan: Uses the Force to confuse Stormtroopers, and distracts Vader long enough for Luke and co to escape. Leia: Lies to Tarkin about where the Rebel base is. Luke: Convinces Han to rescue Leia because "she's rich". It turns out the Rebellion can pay Han, but Luke wouldn't have known that. Han: Shoots Greedo, pretends to be a Stormtrooper on the radio to buy them time ("We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?") C-3PO: Pretends he and R2 are helpless Imperial droids victimized by Luke and co. Vader and Tarkin: Put a homing beacon on the Millennium Falcon to track it to the Rebel base.
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Damsel out of Distress
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Damsel out of Distress: Princess Leia is captured in the opening scene and remains a prisoner for a good deal of the movie. Then the trope is inverted (one could almost say deconstructed for the genre George Lucas was drawing from). True, Leia doesn't try to escape herself, but that's because she's imprisoned in a moon-sized battle station. When an opportunity does arise, she seizes it with both hands and takes charge of matters once it's obvious her so-called rescuers don't have a clue what they're doing.
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Listing the Forms of Degenerates
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Listing the Forms of Degenerates: Obi-Wan does this when he says "Mos Eisley spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."
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Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!
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He then chases after a group of retreating Stormtroopers. Followed by him running full tilt away from the same group of Stormtroopers when they turn around and start shooting at him again.
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Title Drop Chapter
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Title Drop Chapter: While it was retroactively titled A New Hope in order to distinguish it from the name of the franchise itself, it was originally released and marketed as, and is still often colloquially referred to as, simply Star Wars.
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Disobey This Message
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Disobey This Message: Discussed when Obi-Wan tells Luke about his father:
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Theme Music Power-Up
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Theme Music Power-Up: Par for the course with the series, the main theme and/or Rebel theme plays during the shootout on the Death Star, the TIE fighter attack afterward, and the Battle of Yavin when Luke hears Obi-Wan tell how to destroy the station.
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Watching Troy Burn
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Watching Troy Burn: Tarkin admires as the Death Star's laser destroys the entire planet of Alderaan.
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Stuff Blowing Up: The destruction of the Death Star is one of the most impressive explosions ever seen in movies. Honorable mention goes to the last TIE fighter pursuing the Millennium Falcon, which blows up with an explosion way out of proportion to its actual function as a ruse for the Empire to discover the location of the Rebel base.
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Celebrating the Heroes: In the final scene, Princess Leia presides over an awards ceremony where she presents Luke and Han with medals for their efforts in destroying the Death Star. (Chewbacca didn't get his until the 1997 MTV Movie Awards.)
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Not Worth Killing
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Not Worth Killing: After Wedge is forced to pull out of the trench run when his X-Wing is damaged, Vader tells his wingmen not to bother wasting their shots on him, since Wedge is no longer a threat and they still have two fighters trying to target the exhaust port to deal with.
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Mugged for Disguise
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Two Stormtroopers and the two Imperial technicians are never mentioned again after they're knocked out inside Millennium Falcon (with the two Stormtroopers get Mugged for Disguise). In the old Legends novelization, they were found and freed, but since that book isn't canon anymore, we can only assume the Falcon took off with four unconscious Imperials aboard, two of them in their underwear.
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Kick the Dog
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Kick the Dog: The destruction of Alderaan, a peaceful planet full of diplomats, firmly establishes the monstrous nature of Grand Moff Tarkin and the Empire as a whole. In essence, Tarkin and the Empire shot themselves in the foot by enabling neutral worlds to jump to the Rebels' cause. The Stormtroopers slaughtering the Jawas and then killing Owen and Beru. The film doesn't give any explanation for the massacres (especially since, unlike the Rebels from the opening, they're all basically no threat to the Empire), and makes it come off as the Empire just being incredibly ruthless. On the Tantive IV we see several rebel soldiers surrendering and being walked offscreen by stormtroopers. As the Imperial forces prepare to leave, we hear Darth Vader tell his lieutenant to report that no one survived, implying they murdered all the soldiers even though they surrendered.
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Open the Door and See All the People
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Open the Door and See All the People: Han Solo running towards a room full of stormtroopers in the Special Edition.
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Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping
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Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: During the first half of the film, Carrie Fisher uses a British accent, which eventually disappears for no reason. It is particularly noticeable in the scene where Tarkin is threatening to blow up Alderaan. (This is explained in the novel Star Wars: Bloodline; she is mocking Tarkin by adopting his aristocratic accent.)
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Sex Sells
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Sex Sells: One of the original posters◊ features Luke and Leia wearing much more revealing outfits that neither of them actually wear in the movie, as well as making Mark Hamill significantly more muscular, and making Carrie Fisher significantly bustier. The pre-1993 home video releases also use this cover.
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Death Faked for You
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Death Faked for You: Stormtrooper officer Daine Jir warns Darth Vader that arresting Leia, an Imperial senator, is politically dangerous because the Imperial Senate in theory still has some power. Vader orders him to cover it up by faking a Distress Signal and then a report that the ship was destroyed with all hands (ancillary materials state they then ejected the ship and blew it up in case somebody came looking for the debris), though this is all rendered moot less than a week later when Emperor Palpatine dissolves the Senate entirely.
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Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism
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Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: The film is firmly idealistic in tone.
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Please, I Will Do Anything!
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Please, I Will Do Anything!: Invoked by Tarkin when he targets Alderaan with the Death Star to motivate Leia to give up the location of the rebel base. Of course, then he blows up Alderaan anyway. And Leia was lying anyway. The base she gives up had long-since been abandoned.
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Noodle Incident: The Clone Wars were mentioned only once in the original trilogy, as Luke learns more about Obi-Wan's past. It wasn't until the prequel trilogy and The Clone Wars animated series that we'd learn more about it. Vader comments early on that there will be "no-one to stop us this time." This was probably when the Rebels stole the plans in the first place, which would be depicted thirty-nine years later in Rogue One.
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Flat
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Flat "What": Darth Vader, when the Millennium Falcon appears out of nowhere at the last possible minute and blows up one of the ships flanking his.
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Trojan Prisoner
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Trojan Prisoner: Getting into the detention center by pretending Chewie is being transferred from another one.
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Guy in Back
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Guy in Back: R2-D2 during the final battle. To add to the drama, he is badly damaged during the final trench run.
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Feeling Their Age
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Feeling Their Age: Obi-Wan, when asking Luke to join him, lamented that he was getting too old to go on these sort of adventures. A big part of his duel with Vader was being mocked that he was old and out of practice.
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Fighter-Launching Sequence: The ships launching for the battle of Yavin.
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Sherlock Scan
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Sherlock Scan: When he and Luke encounter the slain Jawas, Obi-Wan deduces from the blast marks and tracks in the sand that the obvious suspects of the crime were not the culprit, and that instead it was Imperial Stormtroopers who killed the Jawas and covered up the scene to make it look like Sand People did it.
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Make It Look Like an Accident
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Make It Look Like an Accident: The Jawas who sold R2-D2 and C-3PO to Owen and Beru Lars get slaughtered by Imperial Stormtroopers, who make it look like the Tusken Raiders were responsible by leaving gaderfii sticks and bantha tracks behind.
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Point Defenseless
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Point Defenseless: Justified in that the Empire didn't think that fighters could possibly threaten the Death Star on their own, so their static defenses were designed to fight off capital ships. In fact, Tarkin is so arrogant about his station's invincibility that he doesn't bother scrambling the vast fighter fleet available to deal with the Rebels' fighters. On the other hand, Darth Vader is not so stupid and had his personal squadron launch on his own authority, with himself in the lead, to deal with them.
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Offstage Villainy: The Empire as a whole. They do some remarkable nefarious acts with 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.
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Blatant Lies
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Blatant Lies: The whole "diplomatic mission to Alderaan" thing is a very iffy defense that Vader doesn't buy. The prequel Rogue One makes it even more blatantnote Though in a deleted scene for A New Hope, Vader pointed out that her excuse doesn't work since he saw her ship in battle just before, as Vader was cutting his way into the Tantive IV when it blasted away from a battle and jumped into hyperspace in plain view of the Imperials. After shooting up the entrance to the detention block, Han tries to pass off the incident as a "slight weapons malfunction." The officer on the other side doesn't buy it for a minute.
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Wretched Hive
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Wretched Hive: Trope Namer. Kenobi calls Mos Eisley a "wretched hive of scum and villainy".
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Doomed Hometown
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Doomed Hometown: Alderaan, Leia's home planet, is destroyed by the Death Star as a show of its power. The Lars homestead is attacked by Stormtroopers, who leave the burning corpses of the Larses out for the child they raised, Luke Skywalker, to find.
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Hidden in Plain Sight
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Hidden in Plain Sight: Essentially the Rebel plan during the Battle of Yavin. The X-Wings would distract the turrets while the slower Y-Wings, unnoticed in the confusion of the X-Wing attack, made their way to the Trench to attack the exhaust port. Unfortunately, Darth Vader is wise to that maneuver, ordering all TIE Fighters to take out the X-Wings, while his own squadron goes after the Y-Wings.
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Cold-Blooded Torture
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Leia's session with the torture droid. After zooming in ominously on its wicked-looking syringe, the door shuts and we don't see what happens next.
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What a Piece of Junk
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What a Piece of Junk: Trope Namer. How Luke describes the Millennium Falcon on first seeing it.
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Bluffing the Authorities
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Bluffing the Authorities: After attacking the detention block on the Death Star, Han Solo tries to do this to an officer who calls over the intercom. He's unsuccessful.
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Fix It in Post
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Fix It in Post: Go watch the climax again, and note that every reference to the Death Star being about to blow up the Rebel base is delivered via anonymous voice-over and computer displays. Evidently in the original cut, the Rebels just intercepted the Death Star at some random point in space and destroyed it. This YouTube video discusses at length how much editor Marcia Lucas changed the entire movie for the better.
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The Guards Must Be Crazy
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The Guards Must Be Crazy: Subverted, if not averted. The commander of the prison guards didn't buy the Trojan Prisoner plot Luke and Han tried to do with Chewbacca while they were Dressing as the Enemy. Not that it helped much....
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Mistaken for Dying
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Mistaken for Dying: A brief played for laughs scene. After R2 and 3PO manage to shut down the garbage compactor in time, Luke and the others begin screaming in relief, which 3PO mistakes for dying screams and believes he wasn't fast enough to save them, until Luke calls out that they're okay.
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Villain Takes an Interest: Vader seems to show some interest in Luke as he's unable to shoot him down. Sure enough, the opening crawl of the next movie mentions that Vader is obsessed with finding him. (Though as the destroyer of the Death Star, he would already be of special interest to the Empire. It's in their best interest to capture or kill the Rebellion's greatest hero, who is no doubt inspiring countless sentient beings to rise up and fight alongside him.)
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Adult Fear: Living on the far edge of the system, Luke feels that he is far away from the oppression caused by the tyrannical Empire. During his adventure he experiences their cruelty first-hand with the slaughter of the Jawas that sold him the droids which leads the Empire to his home where he finds the charred remains of his only family, Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru.
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Mission Briefing
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Mission Briefing: Before the attack on the Death Star. Luke speaks up about how the impossible-seeming goal isn't really. The briefing also includes a complete Exposition Diagram commented by Mr. Exposition himself, projecting the plans of an Air-Vent Passageway out of R2-D2's memory on The Big Board.
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Well, Excuse Me, Princess!
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Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: Pretty much every interaction between Han and Leia is them snarking at each other.
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You Have Failed Me
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The Imperials' treatment of Vader in this film in general is vastly different from the films made later; despite Vader obviously having high status, he comes across more like a weird annoyance that they are required to keep around rather than anyone they have real respect for. Admiral Motti in particular sneers in Vader's face, decries his Force abilities, and has the nerve to talk back to him at all; while Motti pays for his outburst, he and the others seem to be surprised by Vader's reaction, whereas in Empire and Jedi Imperial officers tremble with fear at the mere sight of Vader, clearly aware of what fate awaits them if they somehow get on the Dark Lord of the Sith's bad side. It can be inferred that with the one Imperial subordinate Vader was not allowed to Force-choke gone, they realized that when it comes to Vader, anything goes. The opening scenes have Vader receiving (fairly sensible) critical feedback from an Imperial officer and actually taking it in stride, something that would never happen at any other point in the franchise. Expanded universe material would clarify that this particular officer is just really competent, and as such Vader has enough regard for him to accept critical feedback as long as he remained respectful.
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Race Against the Clock
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Race Against the Clock: The Rebel pilots have 15 minutes to destroy the Death Star before it opens fire on their base. This aspect of the climax wasn't in the original script, but was instead conceived by Marcia Lucas through judiciously editing the footage and recording new PA announcements for the Rebel and Imperial control rooms.
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The Hero's Journey
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The Hero's Journey: Hits pretty much every note, and Joseph Campbell was one of Lucas's many inspirations in developing the story.
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Big "WHAT?!"
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Big "WHAT?!": Leia, after finding out that despite her (feigned) cooperation, Tarkin intends to destroy Alderaan anyway. Vader, in the Death Star trench when his wingman is suddenly taken out.
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Stun Guns
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Stun Guns: The Imperials' stun weapons knock out Leia instantly.
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Call to Adventure
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Call to Adventure: Delivered by Obi-Wan Kenobi:
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Commander Contrarian
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Commander Contrarian: General Tagge for the Empire ("Until this battle station is fully operational, we are vulnerable."). Unusually he's entirely right and the Empire would have been a lot better off listening to him.
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Doing In the Scientist
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Doing In the Scientist: Motti scorns the Force as bogus sorcery that can do nothing but scare people with its hype. He is promptly Force-choked by Darth Vader.
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Physical Religion
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Physical Religion: Motti sneers at Vader's devotion to an "ancient religion", only to feel said religion's very real presence around his windpipe.
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Early Installment Weirdness: This is a given, due to the film being the first released, though perhaps with A New Hopenote Which, for all anyone knew, could have been the only Star Wars movie (it was originally released, and still referred to by some as simply "Star Wars", without the "Episode IV: A New Hope" name; it wasn't used until the 1981 theatrical re-release). it becomes more noticeable given that it is the fourth chronologically in a series of films, with the first three not produced for another 20 years. However, there are still a few bits that are particularly prominent, especially to the eagle-eyed viewer, because some of the background world-building wasn't as fully developed when the movie was first filmed. To wit: Grand Moff Tarkin seems perfectly comfortable with acting like he's Darth Vader's superior — and Vader doesn't give any hint of having a problem with it. This sort of dynamic would never happen in the later two movies (or even Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One, for that matter) — where Vader is answerable only to the Emperor, commanding Admirals and even disposing of them as he sees fit. It is possible to justify this fairly easily in-universe, however, as Tarkin and presumably a lot more of the Imperial leadership were killed in the explosion of the Death Star, causing Vader to be moved up to The Dragon fully. It's also possible that Vader sees Tarkin as a competent military leader despite the latter's arrogance, and basically gives Tarkin a wide berth and lots of liberties. Vader hates incompetence, as evidenced when he chokes Ozzel and Needa to death. Piett was also considered as a competent admiral as well and Vader appears to work well with him. Considering that Piett was given specific orders in the sixth movie from the Emperor regarding the Battle of Endor, it's likely that the Emperor too sees Tarkin as a worthy tactician and does his best to make sure Vader and Tarkin work well together — confirmed to be the case in one comic in which the Emperor gives Vader leave to Force-choke any subordinate except Tarkin as his way of keeping subordinates in line. The Imperials' treatment of Vader in this film in general is vastly different from the films made later; despite Vader obviously having high status, he comes across more like a weird annoyance that they are required to keep around rather than anyone they have real respect for. Admiral Motti in particular sneers in Vader's face, decries his Force abilities, and has the nerve to talk back to him at all; while Motti pays for his outburst, he and the others seem to be surprised by Vader's reaction, whereas in Empire and Jedi Imperial officers tremble with fear at the mere sight of Vader, clearly aware of what fate awaits them if they somehow get on the Dark Lord of the Sith's bad side. It can be inferred that with the one Imperial subordinate Vader was not allowed to Force-choke gone, they realized that when it comes to Vader, anything goes. The opening scenes have Vader receiving (fairly sensible) critical feedback from an Imperial officer and actually taking it in stride, something that would never happen at any other point in the franchise. Expanded universe material would clarify that this particular officer is just really competent, and as such Vader has enough regard for him to accept critical feedback as long as he remained respectful. More generally, the relationships between the characters can seem a little bizarre in retrospect — and this is caused by two relationships having not actually been established yet from the perspective of ANH's script: Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker and Luke & Leia. Firstly, the movie seems to treat Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker as separate people... because, in this script as written and shot, they were. The Skywalker family twists weren't laid out until the sequels, and there's some oddness as a result. For example, Kenobi calls Vader "Darth" as if Darth is his first name and not a Sith title, because it was intended as a first name when the movie was shot; in retrospect, it comes off as Obi-Wan consciously differentiating between his former pupil and the monster he became, which is consistent with the view of the subject that Obi-Wan expresses in Jedi. In addition, Sir Alec Guinness's acting manages to sell, likely through simple good luck, that Obi-Wan is hiding things from Luke (like when he first sees R2 with a sort of twinkle in his eye or how he briefly hesitates when Luke asks what happened to his father). Also, some of the scenes with Luke and Leia (never mind some of those posters) seem a little weirdly incestuous now... and that's because, in the movie as shot, Luke and Leia aren't meant to be related. In A New Hope, Leia was simply intended as a noble who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and then in the right place at the right time, one might say, and as a result the mild flirtatious elements were supposed to be completely innocent and expected of the movie's genre. It wasn't until a couple drafts into writing Return of the Jedi that Lucas decided that Leia was Luke's sister, which also explains why they were still teasing the possibility of a love triangle well into Empire. The two combined also lead to one other bit of weirdness: Leia's captivity right next to her dad. In the movie as shot, by itself, there's nothing odd because Vader and Leia aren't related at all, so he has no reason to take note of her beyond a tool for information. In the context of the rest of the movies and any EU material, even post-reset material, not only is it very strange that he doesn't notice a strong similarity to both Padme and himself in Leia, but the Force should be all but screaming at Vader that he is related to Leia — even through the veil of the dark side. Note that Vader does react to feeling Luke's presence, but never identifies Luke as his son, just as a particularly powerful Force-sensitive. Luke refers to the red astromech droid that blows up as an "R2" unit. It became known years later that astromech droids are not limited to R2-series units, though Luke probably didn't know either. Admiral Motti's description of the Force as a "sad devotion to that ancient religion" seems downright bizarre, given that its existence was treated as common knowledge in the Prequel Trilogy, a timeframe in which Motti would almost certainly have been alive (albeit very young). This is largely because when the film was written Lucas envisioned exact knowledge of the Force and Jedi powers to be something which only a select few had knowledge of, which was gradually contradicted by the Expanded Universe novels and comics, and then jettisoned altogether by The Phantom Menace. Some later novels, such as the Republic Commando novels, took some steps to try and square the two perspectives, but with limited success. Darth Vader has No Indoor Voice for most of his scenes on the Tantive IV, and yells at prisoners and officers alike with abandon. This is a stark contrast to all his subsequent scenes and the sequels, where he is The Stoic and expresses his anger solely through Tranquil Fury. His voice is also somewhat higher-pitched than in the later movies, where it was also further enhanced to sound more robotic. However, given the events of Rogue One, we at least know why Vader is angry during the Tantive IV scenes.... The Imperial March motif does not appear in the film, as it was not composed until The Empire Strikes Back. When Chewie first enters the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, he bumps his head against a pair of hanging dice. Besides the holiday special, they were not seen again in the rest of the original trilogy, and were not seen again for a long time in general. They finally reappeared in The Last Jedi. Luke gives them to Leia on Crait, although they're revealed to be an illusion, just as Luke's presence on the planet is. They also appear in Solo as the film covers Han's origins. In the cantina, Obi-Wan uses his lightsaber to lop an arm off a barfly. Said arm is then covered in blood, even though it's later shown that lightsabers also cauterize wounds. It was later Handwaved as this particular species (Aqualish) having Bizarre Alien Biology that makes them bleed even after lightsaber wounds. The film's novelisation — credited to Lucas — contains additional weirdness as it is based upon an earlier version of the script. Among these is an eye-opening reference to ducks; considering that every other piece of wildlife seen in the franchise has a non-Earth name this was considered somewhat odd. (As was the context of the statement which seemed to hint that Obi-Wan knew of Earth, likely predating the decision to set the film in "a galaxy far, far away.") There was a half-hearted attempt at rationalizing this in The Phantom Menace by showing actual ducks on the planet Naboo, but even then the Expanded Universe works referred to them as pelikki. One of the biggest differences in the novelization is a passage describing Emperor Palpatine as an ambitious politician who has fallen under the control of various advisors and yes-men — a far cry from the later Evil Sorcerer who serves as the Greater-Scope Villain of the franchise. Some of the earlier tabletop RPG sourcebooks attempted to explain this as being the general perception of Palpatine among the public and lower ranks of the military, but the prequels made nonsense of that explanation. An even bigger departure from the eventual canon is that, while Palpatine is credited with turning the Old Republic into the Empire, the novel makes it clear that this was long ago, and that there have been other emperors since then. In fact the Empire itself wasn't necessarily a bad thing at first, and the current situation is only the result of Vader's influence on the "later corrupt emperors". The lightsaber duel between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader. For those familiar with the fast-paced, high-flying lightsaber duels of later films (especially the prequels), the fateful final showdown between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker is... pretty stiff and rigid. Both are holding their lightsabers with both hands. George Lucas originally intended for Jedi to wield their lightsabers with both hands and fight like traditional swordsmen, much like some of the heroes in old serials that inspired George. By Return of the Jedi, Luke and Vader's duel involves a lot of jumping and often using one hand to fight with lightsabers, as shown in the Prequel Trilogy, though there were hints of it in their fight in The Empire Strikes Back. According to George in the DVD commentary, the duel in A New Hope is retconned to be because Obi-Wan is old and out of practice and Vader is part-machine (and also wants to humor Obi-Wan and humiliate him). Similarly, in some shots Vader's lightsaber appears to be far longer than usual. It's most notable when we see him fighting Obi-Wan from a distance in the hangar, and it looks almost twice as long as Obi-Wan's. This was justified in Legends EU material as Vader's blade being a rare "dual phase lightsaber" that can extend and retract in length thanks to an extra Kyber crystal, though this nifty feature is never explicitly shown in any other media. Older Legends EU material did attempt a somewhat more graceful explanation, in revealing that there are (as one might logically suspect for such a long-lived weapon and knightly order) multiple forms or stances of lightsaber combat, and the way that Vader and Kenobi fight is treated as both using a traditional, somewhat defensively-oriented dueling form. Precisely how much of this is still true post-Disney remains unclear. On a related note, the fact that the main lightsaber duel takes place some time before the final battle. Starting with Empire Strikes Back, the big lightsaber duel happens toward the end, and the final act of A New Hope is instead just the starfighter battle, which is also the only space battle in the series where the Big Bad directly takes part in the dogfight (until The Last Jedi, anyway). It's even more obvious after Rogue One showed Vader inflicting a full-on Mook Horror Show immediately before the start of this movie and Star Wars Rebels showed that Obi-Wan had defeated Maul in a Single-Stroke Battle just a few months before (and had also shown Vader utterly dominating that series' heroes in a fight they barely escaped). In this film, Han is very much a drawling cowboy type. In the next two films, he abruptly becomes much more of a James Bond-style hero. Justified as being with the Rebels has changed his outlook somewhat. Furthermore, in this movie Han says he doesn't believe in the Force and he's never found any evidence of it in his travels. Later films clearly establish that Jedi are well-known throughout the galaxy and very recently (less then 20 years before A New Hope) used to play a major role in galaxy politics. As such, it is inconceivable that someone who has traveled all over the galaxy would be unfamiliar with it. The portrayal of the Force is much subtler than in subsequent movies. For the most part the Force is not a visible superpower. Instead it's mostly mental: Obi-Wan can make Stormtroopers see, hear and say what he wants them to, it guides Luke when he's training with the remote and when he destroys the Death Star, and Obi-Wan and Vader have a sixth sense that heightens their intuition. The most tangible appearance of the Force are when Obi-Wan's body disappears and when Vader chokes Motti — and given the context of everything else in the movie, the Force-choke here seems more likely to be a form of mind trick rather than actually telekinetically strangling someone. It's not until Empire that more familiar Force abilities, such as telekinesis, appear. The Force in A New Hope can be written off by cynics as a combination of tricks and luck, but no-one could deny Luke summoning his lightsaber to his hand like in Empire. In the scene with Jabba that was re-added to the 1997 Special Edition onwards, Han comes across as quite short-tempered and dismissive towards Jabba, something that flies in the face of the latter's reputation as one of the most feared crime lords in the galaxy. This was because in the script, Jabba was written as being a small-time gangster with an inflated ego, albeit one who could still make Han's life seriously inconvenient. The Special Edition tries to square the difference between this and Jabba's more established characterization by tweaking his dialogue to imply that Han had been reliably working for him long enough (something backed up years later by Solo) that Jabba gave him more leeway than he would most men in Han's position. Han refers to the Empire's ships as "Imperial cruisers" before the term "Star Destroyer" was coined. This becomes more notable later in the franchise when the Arquitens-class light cruiser is introduced, and it's nowhere near as big or as powerful as a Star Destroyer.
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Elegant Weapon for a More Civilized Age
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Elegant Weapon for a More Civilized Age: Trope Namer, with Kenobi gushing about the lightsaber.
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Mohs Scale of Violence Hardness
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Mohs Scale of Violence Hardness: It rates a 4, due to Darth Vader cracking Captain Raymus Antilles' neck with his bare hand, Owen and Beru Lars' charred skeletons, some blood on alien Ponda Baba's severed arm, and other, lesser, acts of science-fiction-related violence.
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Magic Versus Science
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Magic Versus Science: Vader lectures Admiral Motti on this when the latter brags that the Death Star is the ultimate power in the universe.
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Trick-and-Follow Ploy:
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Bond One-Liner
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Bond One-Liner: Serves as an Establishing Character Moment for Han.
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The Dragon
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The Dragon: Darth Vader appears as Tarkin's primary enforcer, although he only does so because Tarkin has supreme authority within the confines of the Death Star and because the two have a mutual respect for each other.
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Out of the Frying Pan
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Out of the Frying Pan: Twice during the escape from the Death Star. First, the heroes escape from a shootout with stormtroopers by diving into a chute, realizing too late that it leads to the interior of a garbage compactor—which not only has the squidlike dianoga monster, but also begins compacting with them inside. Later, Luke shoots a control panel to lock a door between him and some stormtroopers, then realizes immediately afterwards that this same panel controlled the extendable bridge. Thus, he's traded death by stormtrooper for death by bottomless chasm.
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The Walls Are Closing In
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The Walls Are Closing In: The trash compactor scene is a Shout-Out to the Death Traps from cliffhanger serials that George Lucas grew up with.
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Insecurity Camera
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Insecurity Camera: The cameras in the Death Star's cell block are pretty useless, since Luke and Han shoot them as soon as their cover is blown and a fight breaks out with the Imperial guards.
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Let's Get Dangerous!
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Let's Get Dangerous!: At first, Obi Wan seems to be little more than a wizened old man, who may have once been a warrior of the Clone Wars, but is now an old man who lives in a hovel. Then we get to the cantina scene, where said old man whips out a lightsaber, deflects blaster shots and lops a man's arm off. You can tell from the look on Luke's face, that's the moment when he starts to take the whole 'Jedi' thing seriously.
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Hesitation Equals Dishonesty
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Hesitation Equals Dishonesty: A retroactive example; Obi-Wan hesitates for a few seconds before telling Luke that Vader betrayed and murdered his father. He was intended to be telling the truth at the time the film was made, but The Reveal about Luke's parentage in The Empire Strikes Back makes it this trope. The hesitation was also quite a fortunate touch, as it makes the later Retcon work more smoothly.
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Magic Knight
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The TIE fighter pilots that attack the Rebels in the finale are the personal squadron of Darth Vader, the Magic Knight who leads the villain's military efforts from the frontlines.
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A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil
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A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: Trope Namer. Obi-Wan describing Vader's past with him, although he doesn't tell the whole story.
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Recycled IN SPACE!
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Recycled IN SPACE!: Was conceived as Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress in space. Lucas says in the commentary that the scenes where Luke is at home with his aunt and uncle are American Graffiti in space. Both deal with small-town teenage boys on the night before they leave on a big adventure.
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Tell Me About My Father
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Tell Me About My Father: 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 killed Anakin.
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Raster Vision
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Raster Vision: Used here for the holograms. This is an early use of Raster Vision as an aesthetic - the crummy holograms fit in with the worn-out nature of the tech.
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Forced to Watch
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Forced to Watch: Leia is forced to watch Alderaan's destruction with all her friends and family still on the planet.
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Air-Vent Passageway
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Air-Vent Passageway: While it is generally regarded as the arch-Aerial Canyon Chase, the Death Star penetration scene is much of an Air Vent Passageway occurrence of The Infiltration, with plenty of Canyon Chase topping on it. The combination of the two tropes is precisely the situation that foils Darth Vader and gets Luke that Happy Ending.
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Pragmatic Villainy
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Pragmatic Villainy: Darth Vader lets Wedge fly away after his X-Wing gets crippled. Not out of mercy, but because they have a more important matter at hand: preventing the other X-Wings from reaching the weak-spot.
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Turn Out Like His Father
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Turn Out Like His Father: Which provides some unintentional foreshadowingnote The intentional foreshadowing is that Owen fears Luke will run off to war to get killed. Once the mythos was rewritten during the filming of Empire to the plot twist we all know and love today, the foreshadowing just got even better.
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Activation Sequence
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Activation Sequence: The Death Star needs about twenty seconds from "Commence primary ignition" until it fires its superlaser upon Alderaan.
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Names to Run Away from Really Fast
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Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Darth Vader, a name not very different from Dark Invader. It's a miracle nobody questioned him not being seduced by the dark side of the force. This was later retconned in the next movie and following material, where it's revealed that's not his birth name, but rather a Sith title.
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Unit Confusion
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Unit Confusion: A parsec is a unit of distance, not time. Though depending on the source, it may have been invoked.note This gets explained in Solo as Han taking a shortcut through the Maelstrom, reducing a 20-parsec trip down to 12.
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Reliably Unreliable Guns
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Reliably Unreliable Guns: Luke's gun jams when the dianoga attacks him.
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Sequel Hook
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Sequel Hook: A shot of Darth Vader escaping the Death Star's destruction in his TIE Fighter just before the final scene, signaling that the Empire has been hurt, but not defeated.
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A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far Far Away...
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A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far Far Away...: Trope Namerinvoked. The introductory line of text before the opening crawl.
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Freeze-Frame Bonus
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Freeze-Frame Bonus: Although many of the X-wing models were reused throughout the final battle sequence (sometimes without respect to which ships are actually supposed to be on screen), if one looks closely they'll find that ILM built at least six unique models: Red Leader (Dreis)◊, Red Two (Wedge)◊, Red Three (Biggs)◊, Red Four (John D.)◊, Red Five (Luke)◊, and Red Six (Porkins)◊ all had unique markings.note Another possible model exists in the form of "Blue◊ Twelve"◊, from the period when the X-wings were originally going to be called Blue Squadron before the limits of bluescreen technology of the time forced this to change. If you look closely in some shots, you can see David Prowse's eyes through the Vader mask.
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Sickening
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Sickening "Crunch!": When Vader snaps Captain Antilles' neck, which the sound crew accomplished by putting walnuts into the peels of an orange and squeezing them.
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Heroic Sacrifice
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Heroic Sacrifice: Obi-Wan allows Vader to kill him so Luke will leave the Death Star. Since Obi-Wan knows he'll live on in the universe's afterlife, he decides to Go Out with a Smile.
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Family-Unfriendly Violence
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Family-Unfriendly Violence: Although generally considered a family movie, with a large fanbase of kids, the film includes several unexpectedly gory moments that remain unique in the original trilogy: the smoldering skeletons of Owen and Beru that Luke sees when he returns home; and the close-up of a bloody dismembered arm of the thug who finds himself on the wrong end of Obi-Wan's lightsaber (owing to the editing of the scene, coupled with the appearance — possibly due to Special Effects Failure — of the arm being hollow, and the fact we hear no more about the man Obi-Wan attacks, the impression is given that the man is actually vaporized by the lightsaber).
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Not Too Dead to Save the Day
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Not Too Dead to Save the Day: The spirit of Obi-Wan reminding Luke to "Use the Force!" (Not to mention, right after his death, getting Luke to run from the stormtroopers instead of battling them.)
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Sacrificial Planet
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Sacrificial Planet: Grand Moff Tarkin uses the Death Star to destroy Alderaan to demonstrate the power of his station to the galaxy before setting his sights on the planet containing the main rebel base.
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That's No Moon!
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That's No Moon!: Trope Namer. While flying through the rubble of a destroyed planet, the heroes see the Death Star, a man-made space station that resembles a planet. Han Solo initially identifies it as a moon, only for the wise old mentor to point out it's not possible (since Alderaan had no moon).
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Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!
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Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: After Luke and Obi Wan find the remains of the Jawas that sold them R2-D2 and C-3PO, he realizes that the Stormtroopers search for the droids would end up leading them back to his relatives homestead.
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Jerkass Has a Point
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Jerkass Has a Point: Uncle Owen may be frustrating Luke's dream of going to the Academy terribly, but considering the risk that Luke would surely be discovered by the Sith Lords and corrupted into their minion, you can see why Owen would be determined to prevent that. Vader may well have provoked Motti's outburst by so belittling the Death Star, the focus of all the assembled officers' efforts and hopes for presumably months, in comparison to the Force, but given what we've seen of it in the franchise since then, he has a point. Motti had to know he was tempting fate to say something like "your sad devotion to that ancient religion" to Vader's face, and indeed it took Tarkin's intervention to save his life, but the Force can't keep anyone in the room from agreeing that for all Vader's mastery of it the Empire is still no closer to finding the rebel base or recovering the Death Star plans. Leia seems almost petulant about being rescued, but given that Han and Luke admit that they don't really have much of a plan and the odds are overwhelmingly against them succeeding, can you blame her?
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Your Eyes Can Deceive You
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Your Eyes Can Deceive You: Trope Namer. Obi-Wan's advice to Luke when training him is to ignore his physical senses and feel the metaphysical energy of the Force.
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Punny Name
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Punny Name: The sole visibly overweight Rebel pilot is named Porkins. Allegedly, he was supposed to be a Pig Man but the prosthetics didn't work out.
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Honest John's Dealership
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Honest John's Dealership: The droids sold by the Jawas are what they find around Tatooine, so defective droids like the R5 unit with the malfunctioning motivator end up getting sold to unsuspecting consumers.
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Bar Brawl
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Bar Brawl: Downplayed. When Kenobi tries to talk down the guys bullying Luke, the thug pulls a blaster on Kenobi. In response, Obi-Wan neatly lops his arm off with his saber and stands around for a few seconds with it lit with a look that says, in a calm but deadly voice, "Anyone else want to start something?" So the brawl lasts just a few seconds.
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Villain Has a Point
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Villain Has a Point: Vader is completely right when he calls out Leia when she tries to disguise her rebel scheme as a diplomatic mission.
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Idiot Ball
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Idiot Ball: 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 tell Vader about this. Leia deduces that the Falcon is being tracked by the Empire, but instead of taking precautions (for instance, making a rendezvous with an Alliance ship in deep space), she travels straight to Yavin 4, leading the Death Star right to its target.
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Covers Always Lie
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Covers Always Lie Darth Vader's lightsaber has a guard on the original cover and film poster. The blade is also orange-ish in colour instead of pale red. There are also these◊ earlier◊ posters showing a much more muscular Mark Hamill, a sexier Carrie Fisher, the implication that they are lovers, and Luke raising a lightsaber as if he used it in battle. As it stands, Luke only uses a lightsaber during a training scene and doesn't pick it up again until the next movie. Also while this poster has all the elements for a classic Leg Cling, it averts it by giving the princess a strong independent pose.
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The Power of Legacy
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The Power of Legacy: Uncle Owen led Luke to believe Anakin was a navigator on a spice freighter, painting him as neither a hero nor a villain. Obi-Wan refrains from telling Luke about his father's true nature but tells him that his father was the "best star pilot in the galaxy".
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George Lucas Altered Version
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Greedo, in the Special Edition, clearly is a graduate as he is somehow able to miss Han. At point-blank range. By more than the distance between them. With a laser.
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It Began with a Twist of Fate
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It Began with a Twist of Fate: Don't forget about the time Luke Skywalker's uncle bought a couple of droids.
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Action Prologue
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Action Prologue: The very first scene of the film starts with the famous shot of the Star Destroyer chasing the Tantive IV.
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Real Life Writes the Plot
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Real Life Writes the Plot: Part of the reason why Tarkin refuses to employ the Death Star's full contingent of fighters (leaving it to Darth Vader to send out his personal squadron) despite the fact that it would have crushed the Rebel attack in about five minutes is because they simply didn't have the time, money or visual effects expertise to depict large squadrons of fighters. By Return of the Jedi, however, that little problem had been taken care of.
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Supernatural Aid
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Supernatural Aid: Luke receiving the lightsaber from Obi-Wan is a textbook example.
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Actually, I Am Him
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Actually, I Am Him: Ben Kenobi the "strange old hermit" is actually General Obi-Wan Kenobi. Unlike many other examples of this trope, he doesn't waste time playing games and admits it straight away to Luke, who had already made the connection anyway.
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False False Alarm
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False False Alarm: When attacking the prison section of the Death Star to recuse Leia, one of the guards trips the alarm. Solo tries to play it off as a false alarm but fails completely.
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2-D Space
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2-D Space: Seemingly done straight, with the Death Star trench run playing almost exactly like an Aerial Canyon Chase. But paying close attention to the briefing and wireframe demonstration, it's explained that the port is shielded from the top (making it less of a stupid design flaw) so they had to fly underneath and drop the torpedo at a 90 degree angle as they pass overhead (making it even more of a One In A Million Chance). It still doesn't explain why they enter the trench so much farther away rather than diving in much closer to the target. Later media justified the trench run. Turns out they did so to take cover from the heavy surface fire, as demonstrated in Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, in which going above the trench will see you getting pelted by turbo laser fire.
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Exposition
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Exposition: Han Solo's "Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy!" Tarkin's "You're sure the homing beacon is secure aboard their ship?" almost qualifies as an As You Know. Obi-Wan's Info Dump about the Jedi Knights and the Force.
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Black and White Morality
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Black-and-White Morality: 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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Tentacled Terror
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Tentacled Terror: The creature in the Trash Compactor, the Dianoga, is an Octopus-like creature, and is definitely of the threatening variety. You wouldn't know this from just watching the movie, though; its full body is only seen in Expanded Universe materials.
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Smart People Play Chess
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Smart People Play Chess: R2-D2 and Chewbacca's dejarik game during the flight to Alderaan reinforces R2-D2's intelligence as a robot while making it clear that Chewbacca (though losing until the famous "Let the Wookie win" bit) isn't just a brute.
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Obviously Evil
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Obviously Evil: The Empire. Right from the opening shot you can tell they're the bad guys, what with their cold, angular looking starships, the Stormtroopers with their perpetually frowning helmets, their ruthless leader who dresses entirely in black, and so on.
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Comic-Book Adaptation
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Comic-Book Adaptation: Marvel Comics launched its long-running Star Wars comic with a six-issue adaptation of the film. The comic is notable for being based on an early edit of the film and as such has characters and scenes (including one featuring a humanoid Jabba the Hutt) not in the final movie. In 2013-2014, Dark Horse Comics released a miniseries titled The Star Wars, adapting an early version of Lucas' screenplay for A New Hope.
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Earth-Shattering Kaboom
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Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Alderaan is destroyed by the Empire using the Death Star as part of the final effort to crush rebellion and dissent across the galaxy.
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Sore Loser
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Sore Loser: Han mentions that Wookiees have been known to tear arms out of sockets when they lose.
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Reckless Gun Usage
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Reckless Gun Usage: Watch very closely as Luke Skywalker first ignites his lightsaber — he doesn't know how long the beam is and yet is pointing it at Obi-Wan. Han casually tries to blow open the door to the trash compactor, only for the laser to bounce all around the compactor with no cover for anyone.
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Rewind, Replay, Repeat
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Rewind, Replay, Repeat: R2-D2 starts to play Leia's holographic message for Kenobi and the short message loops as Luke asks his droids what it means.
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Off with His Head!
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Off with His Head!: Vader's lightsaber cleaves through Obi-Wan's neck. Played With since Obi-Wan disappears instead of being decapitated.
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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!
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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Luke, while he and Leia are trying to escape the stormtroopers aboard the Death Star. Leia to Han. To Leia it's Han's first impression. Ben stepping in to defend Luke from the drunks in the cantina causes the bartender to alert the Stormtroopers searching the spaceport, leading to an Imperial spy overhearing Luke and Ben when they sell the landspeeder, and to those same troopers showing up to arrest everyone when the Falcon is about to launch.
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Airstrike Impossible
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Airstrike Impossible: The Trench Run. Not only is the Trench guarded by heavy gun towers and TIE Fighters, but at the end of it all is a target so small, the only hopes of hitting it at all are via a targeting computer or The Force.
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Spontaneous Crowd Formation
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Spontaneous Crowd Formation: When Darth Vader and Obi-Wan face off, the Stormtroopers leave their posts guarding the Millennium Falcon to watch the duel. Luke's shouting at Obi-Wan's death snaps them out of it.
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Establishing Character Moment
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Leia to Han. To Leia it's Han's first impression.
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Small Role, Big Impact
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Small Role, Big Impact: All the events which unfold in the original Star Wars trilogy were made possible by the gunnery captain on the Star Destroyer at the beginning of the film who gives the order to "hold your fire" on the escape pod that C-3PO and R2-D2 are in because there were no life forms aboard and he concludes it must have just short-circuited.
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Don't Think, Feel
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Don't Think, Feel: Obi-Wan teaches Luke this aboard the Millennium Falcon.
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Finger Poke of Doom
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Finger Poke of Doom: The first appearance of the Force-choke used by Vader.
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Dramatic Timpani
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Dramatic Timpani: Heard when Obi-wan, headed back to the docking bay, stops in his tracks when confronted by Darth Vader.
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What Happened to the Mouse?
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What Happened to the Mouse?: From the very beginning, when C-3PO and R2-D2 are seen during the attack on Leia's ship; the silver-plated protocol droid following close behind disappears into an airlock and is not seen again. We never explicitly learn the fates of the few survivors captured aboard Tantive IV — but given that Vader does leave instructions to "send a distress signal, then inform the Senate that all aboard were killed," it's pretty safe to assume he has no intent of letting these people show up to contradict him later. Two Stormtroopers and the two Imperial technicians are never mentioned again after they're knocked out inside Millennium Falcon (with the two Stormtroopers get Mugged for Disguise). In the old Legends novelization, they were found and freed, but since that book isn't canon anymore, we can only assume the Falcon took off with four unconscious Imperials aboard, two of them in their underwear. It's not revealed whether Han and Chewie ever found that tracking device the Empire planted in the Millennium Falcon.
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Badass Boast
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Badass Boast
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Show, Don't Tell
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Show, Don't Tell: The opening shot, which establishes with visuals alone that the Empire is a massive, aggressive force bearing down on the small, fleeting Rebels. In the DVD commentary for the film, Lucas mentions that he distinguished Star Wars from other space and science-fiction films by intentionally avoiding exposition about the universe it is set in, treating things that would be fantastic in our universe (i.e. Landspeeders, talking robots, spaceships) as mundane and trivial in their world, using this kind of symbolic storytelling as a way of connecting the audience with the galaxy of Star Wars. A good example of this is the scene where the Millennium Falcon is introduced. After a sweeping shot with triumphant music allows the audience to marvel at the Cool Starship, Luke exclaims "What a piece of junk!", conveniently informing us that spaceships of that size and ability are considered common in-universe to the point that even a farmboy in a backwater feels insulted that he'd have to pay so much to hitch a ride in one.
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Create Your Own Hero
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Create Your Own Hero: The Empire killing Luke's aunt and uncle, as well as Obi Wan telling Luke that Darth Vader killed his father, is what ends up convincing him to go with Obi Wan to Alderaan and learn to become a Jedi. From a retroactive standpoint, this becomes much more literal when it's revealed that Luke is Vader's son.
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Refusal of the Call
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Refusal of the Call: Both Luke and Han. The former when asked by Obi-Wan to come with him to Alderaan and the latter when plead to by Luke to help the Rebels destroy the Death Star.
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That Man Is Dead
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Firstly, the movie seems to treat Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker as separate people... because, in this script as written and shot, they were. The Skywalker family twists weren't laid out until the sequels, and there's some oddness as a result. For example, Kenobi calls Vader "Darth" as if Darth is his first name and not a Sith title, because it was intended as a first name when the movie was shot; in retrospect, it comes off as Obi-Wan consciously differentiating between his former pupil and the monster he became, which is consistent with the view of the subject that Obi-Wan expresses in Jedi. In addition, Sir Alec Guinness's acting manages to sell, likely through simple good luck, that Obi-Wan is hiding things from Luke (like when he first sees R2 with a sort of twinkle in his eye or how he briefly hesitates when Luke asks what happened to his father).
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Go Out with a Smile
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Go Out with a Smile: Obi-Wan sees that Luke, Han, and Leia have the perfect opportunity to sneak aboard the Millenium Falcon and escape since all the stormtroopers who were guarding the ship are now watching the duel between himself and Vader. Obi-Wan then gives Vader a small grin before throwing the fight and letting Vader cut him down.
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Watching the Sunset
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Watching the Sunset: Luke watches his home planet's two suns set while wondering about his future as his Leitmotif plays.
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Stab the Sky
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Stab the Sky: One of the film's posters shows Luke holding his Laser Blade up towards the sky.
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Sliding Scale of Realistic vs. Fantastic
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Sliding Scale of Realistic vs. Fantastic: The movie is squarely on the "Fantastic" end of the scale.
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Didn't Think This Through
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Didn't Think This Through: Luke only made plans to get into Leia's cell bay. He didn't think about how to escape. Lampshaded by both Leia and Han.
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Doomsday Device
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Doomsday Device: The Death Star is a space station that can destroy planets with its massive laser. Grand Moff Tarkin hopes to use it to eliminate the Rebellion and to scare the rest of the galaxy into submission.
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Bar Full of Aliens
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Bar Full of Aliens: The Mos Eisley cantina is full of different species, most shown in various shots throughout the scene. These range from bat-faced people as tall as children, to 7-feet-tall wookies.
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Laser-Guided Karma
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Laser-Guided Karma: In retaliation against the disturbance caused by the destruction of Alderaan and the slaughter of all of its inhabitants, the Force guides Luke's hands to fire the shots that destroy the Death Star and slaughter its entire crew.
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Motivational Kiss
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Motivational Kiss: Leia gives Luke a peck on the cheek "for luck" before he tries to swing over a precarious gap.
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Suspicious Missed Messages
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Suspicious Missed Messages: An Imperial officer on the Death Star is suspicious when Stormtrooper TK-421 isn't at his post and doesn't respond to the officer's radio query.
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Take a Third Option
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The scene was later re-re-edited to make Han dodge the shot and fire at almost the same time as Greedo. In this edit, Greedo still got in that first shot, but Han was already preparing to shoot Greedo, fulfilling the original intent of Han as a wily Anti-Hero.
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Leeroy Jenkins
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Leeroy Jenkins: Han makes it clear that he's not fond of stealth and subtlety on the Death Star. He then chases after a group of retreating Stormtroopers. Followed by him running full tilt away from the same group of Stormtroopers when they turn around and start shooting at him again.
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Badass Bystander
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Badass Bystander: The Y-Wing pilot, who was one of the few to survive the assault on the Death Star.
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Defiant to the End
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Defiant to the End: Leia refuses to give Tarkin and Vader any information about the Rebels, even after being tortured, orphaned, and threatened with death.
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There Are No Therapists
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There Are No Therapists: Leia and Luke collectively go through way more in this movie than they're given credit for. Leia loses her entire planet, including her family and the only home she's ever known. Luke, too, loses his family, his mentor, and his best friend from childhood in the space of about two days. Arguably Defied, since neither seem worse for wear by the film's end, or in the resultant sequels, but still.
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Big Bad
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On a related note, the fact that the main lightsaber duel takes place some time before the final battle. Starting with Empire Strikes Back, the big lightsaber duel happens toward the end, and the final act of A New Hope is instead just the starfighter battle, which is also the only space battle in the series where the Big Bad directly takes part in the dogfight (until The Last Jedi, anyway).
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Never My Fault
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Never My Fault: C-3PO while lost in the desert after refusing to take R2's route: Later, after getting tangled up by wires following an attack from the TIE Fighters.
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Big Bad Duumvirate
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Big Bad Duumvirate: Keeping the above in mind, Vader is the more direct threat to the heroes, and only bothers obeying Tarkin moreso out of a sense of respect and formality than actual obedience. The moment Vader's personal assessment of the situation differs from Tarkin's, he just decides to do as he himself pleases.
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As You Know
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Tarkin's "You're sure the homing beacon is secure aboard their ship?" almost qualifies as an As You Know.
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Gambit Roulette
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Gambit Roulette: Darth Vader's ultimate plan to get the Rebel base's location, which Tarkin agreed to on the grounds that it demonstrated that Leia was of more use than he had anticipated, hinged on Luke and Han rescuing Leia and the tractor beam being disabled by the time they got back to the Millennium Falcon. He sent a pair of Stormtroopers into the Falcon to search for occupants, and the whole thing—Luke and Han attacking the Stormtroopers and Dressing as the Enemy, Chewie being the Trojan Prisoner, Obi-wan evading the Stormtroopers until the tractor beam was disabled, etc.—was improvised from there. Subverted in that from the perspective of a Force sensitive, there is no such thing as luck.
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Unwitting Instigator of Doom
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Unwitting Instigator of Doom: An Inverted Trope. The Imperial Officer that refuses to fire upon the escape pod containing the droids is basically what allows the titular "New Hope" to rise in the first place.
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The Needs of the Many
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The Needs of the Many: Leia is forced into this situation, throwing the planet of Dantooine (which the Expanded Universe has established is an inhabited world, albeit a sparsely populated one) under the proverbial bus in hopes of it being destroyed by the Death Star instead of Alderaan when forced by Tarkin to choose between giving up the rebel base location or seeing her homeworld destroyed. She's far too trusting.
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Greater-Scope Villain
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Greater-Scope Villain: The Emperor is a background figure who never appears nor does he intervene in the decisions taken. He's only mentioned almost in passing a couple of times through the film.
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Foreshadowing
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Foreshadowing: As Luke introduces himself to R2-D2 and C-3PO, 3PO calls him "Sir Luke", hinting at Luke's eventual Jedi Knighthood. Uncle Owen expressing his fear to his wife Beru that Luke will turn out like his father. Ben Kenobi telling Luke that Obi-Wan is not dead... not yet. Darth Vader foretells to Tarkin that it will be a day long remembered, hinting at the Death Star's destruction. Darth Vader tells the Imperial council to not get too overconfident in the Death Star, stating "the ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force." Sure enough, it's the Force that allows Luke to make the one-in-a-million shot that destroys the battle station. When Vader talks about Obi-Wan to Tarkin, the latter says he must not be allowed to escape. Vader replies that escape is not his plan. He's right -- Obi-Wan intended to die on the Death Star, and even signaled why he intended to die during their final duel.
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Reality Has No Subtitles
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Reality Has No Subtitles: This occurs when the Sandpeople, Jawas, R2-D2, and almost everyone in the cantina talks in their alien languages and robotic sound effects.
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A Light in the Distance
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A Light in the Distance: C-3PO, lost on Tatooine, sees light glinting off a Jawa sandcrawler and concludes that he's saved.
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Elite Mooks
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Elite Mooks: The TIE fighter pilots that attack the Rebels in the finale are the personal squadron of Darth Vader, the Magic Knight who leads the villain's military efforts from the frontlines. Darth Vader's stormtroopers during the opening scene. At least they manage to hit someone and arrest the remaining rebels.
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Draw Aggro
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Draw Aggro: This is part of the Death Star battle plan. Red Squadron would focus on the laser towers on the surface, to reduce fire on the Gold Squadron flying into the trench. Unfortunately Vader's piloting skills mean it doesn't matter if the rest of the Death Star forces aren't focused on them.
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Leitmotif
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Leitmotif: All over the place. John Williams held nothing back. The film introduces the themes for the Rebels, the Jedi, Princess Leia, and more. Even the Death Star itself has a cue to represent it. (Notably absent is Vader's theme, the ominous Imperial March, which doesn't appear until the next movie.)
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Sliding Scale of Plot Versus Characters
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Sliding Scale of Plot Versus Characters: Falls into the "Equal Focus Between Plot and Characters" part of the scale.
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Transforming Vehicle
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Transforming Vehicle: The Rebels' X-Wing starfighters get their name as a result of this when their wings split up to increase their firing spread.
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Homage
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Homage: To Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress, with the droids being the focus for much of the film, and also to Yojimbo, with the scene of the two braggarts at the cantina. Lucas' heavy use of frame wipes is also indebted to Kurosawa. The heart-wrenching scene where Luke rushes to the farm, only to find it already raided and his relatives dead harkens to an equally distressing scene in The Searchers. The confrontation between Kenobi against Ponda Baba and Cornelius Evazan in the cantina is straight out of Yojimbo, complete with the lingering shot on a severed arm. Much of the Death Star attack at the climax comes from The Dam Busters, down to the dialogue in places. The medal ceremony scene at the end is almost frame-for-frame out of the infamous Nazi propaganda film Triumph of the Will. A couple of the characters are homages bordering on Expy. Classical Hollywood aficionados will recognize Greedo's silky voice and bugged-out eyes, and Jabba moves smoothly like Sidney Greenstreet and has his placid expression. Harrison Ford's Han Solo has elements of Humphrey Bogart note "I stick my neck out for no one!" as well.
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WingMan
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Wing Man: For Luke's final trench run, Wedge and Biggs cover him against Darth Vader. Wedge's ship is crippled and he's forced to withdraw, and Biggs is killed shortly after.
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Killed Mid-Sentence
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Killed Mid-Sentence: Davish Krail during the Trench Run. His Famous Last Words are a calm sitrep telling Garven Dreis what he is going to face: "They came... from behind—"
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Attack of the Monster Appendage
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Attack of the Monster Appendage: The Dianoga is a type 1. We only get to see its eyestalk and tentacle.
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Terrifying Rescuer
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Terrifying Rescuer: Inverted: when Luke enters Leia's cell in a Stormtrooper uniform, she calmly starts some banter.
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Before the Dark Times
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Before the Dark Times: Trope Namer, from Kenobi when lamenting the end of the Jedi and the old Republic.
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Due to the Dead
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Due to the Dead: Obi-Wan, C-3PO, and R2-D2 are shown burning a bunch of Jawas slaughtered by Stormtroopers on a funeral pyre when Luke returns from the devastated Lars homestead. As the novelization put it, "Kenobi retained values most modern men would have deemed archaic. He would consign no-one to the bone-gnawers and gravel-maggots, not even a filthy Jawa." Books later established burning as the standard Jawa funeral rite, which Kenobi, himself a subscriber to a religion which traditionally burned its dead in a similar fashion, knew.
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Hollywood Tactics
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Hollywood Tactics: The entire purpose of wingmen is to attack any enemies that try to engage your lead fighter. The enemy can't line up a shot to take out your leader if they're too busy dodging your own shots. Instead of sitting there as useless meat shields, Wedge and Biggs and the rest should have immediately dropped back to engage Vader's fighters. Notably, when Han shows up and does exactly this, it immediately breaks up Vader's formation and leaves Luke free to take his shot, precisely what wingman tactics are supposed to do.
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Shoot Out the Lock
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Shoot Out the Lock: Subverted when Han tries this in the trash compactor, only to find that the lock (and the walls) are shielded and thus the laser blast simply bounces off. Luke even says he already tried it. Also inverted later, when Luke shoots a door's control panel to make it harder to open. This unwittingly keeps him and Leia from extending the bridge across. Luke also does this in the Death Star Hangar Bay, shooting a Blast Door control panel to immediately seal it shut, keeping Darth Vader from reaching them.
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Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy
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Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Averted and then played straight when the Imperials board the Tantive IV. The stormtroopers quickly mow through the rebels and send the remaining ones packing. But during the shootout, C-3PO and R2 pass through the hallway and narrowly miss the volley of lasers being shot between the imperials and the rebels. While this could be chalked up to them not being the targets of either side, the droids got really lucky they made it out intact. Justified during the Death Star escape, since the Empire needed Leia to lead them to the Rebel base. Even Leia is aware of this. Greedo, in the Special Edition, clearly is a graduate as he is somehow able to miss Han. At point-blank range. By more than the distance between them. With a laser.
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RealLife
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In a Real Life situation, while filming the Tattooine scenes near the Libya-Tunisia border, Libya got concerned about a large military vehicle and began to mobilize their military. The Tunisian government then asked Lucas to move the Jawa sandcrawler further in the country.
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Off-Model
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Off-Model: The CGI Jabba the Hutt from the Special Edition looks different from the puppet used to portray Jabba in his first appearance in Return of the Jedi. The CGI Jabba the Hutt from the 2004 DVD release onward looks a lot better—not to mention closer to the puppet—but still not perfect.
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Chekhov's Skill
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Chekhov's Skill: The development of Luke's Force sensitivity functions as this, as he increasingly learns to fight by instinct rather than by conscious thought. The culmination is his destruction of the Death Star. Luke is also established early on to be a skilled pilot, which allows him to join the attack on the Death Star even though he's never flown in combat before.
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Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!
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Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: The TIE pilot who knocks Darth Vader off course, thereby saving Luke and allowing him to destroy the Death Star. Han comes in at the last minute and blasts Vader, right? Nope. Han blasts one of Vader's two wingman, and the other one panics and swerves wildly despite not being fired upon, knocking himself and Vader both off course.
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Oh, Crap!
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Oh, Crap!: When Vader is about to shoot Luke's X-wing. When Luke realizes that the Empire knows who the Jawas have been selling droids to: "That's no moon... That's a space station." "It's too big to be a space station." Han's getting the Falcon ready for takeoff from Mos Eisley when he suddenly hears "Stop that ship! Blast them!" In the finale of the film, Motti is utterly shocked when he realizes that the Rebels are going to destroy the Death Star. However, it's averted by Tarkin since he doesn't even realize the Death Star is about to blow up. In a Real Life situation, while filming the Tattooine scenes near the Libya-Tunisia border, Libya got concerned about a large military vehicle and began to mobilize their military. The Tunisian government then asked Lucas to move the Jawa sandcrawler further in the country.
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Final Girl
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Final Girl: Done retroactively in the Disney EU, with Gold Squadron's sole survivor being a woman who just so happens to come from Alderaan and wasn't among the victims of the Disaster.
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I Warned You
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I Warned You: Han was initially against rescuing Leia.
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Immediate Sequel
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Immediate Sequel: This starts presumably not long after Rogue One ends.
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Standard Establishing Spaceship Shot
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Standard Establishing Spaceship Shot: The Star Destroyer flyby at the beginning. Heck if Star Wars didn't invent the trope, it certainly codified it.
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Digital Destruction
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Digital Destruction: The only DVD release of the original theatrical cut (released as limited edition extras) was a completely phoned in, raw transfer off of the 1993 laserdisc of the film, which had excessive grain, low contrast, serious aliasing, and motion smearing (Motion smearing is when moving objects are blurred and leave behind a trail of their own shape due to DVNR) — inexcusable, considering that a far better THX remastered transfer had been made and released of it in the past.
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Heroism Incentive
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Heroism Incentive: Luke telling Han he could get a handsome reward for saving Princess Leia. It even got played with in various ways.
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The Force Is Strong with This One
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The Force Is Strong with This One: Trope Namer. Vader seeing Luke's X-Wing wasn't so easy to hit.
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Tracking Device
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Tracking Device: The Imperials plant one on board the Millennium Falcon, which allows them to track the heroes to the Rebel base on Yavin IV.
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Coming-of-Age Story
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Coming-of-Age Story: 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 a mirror of their parents Anakin and Padmé.
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Retcon
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Obi-Wan saying that Vader killed Luke's father got the trope its previous name of "Jedi Truth" after the Retcon of Vader being Luke's father.
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Evil Is Not Well-Lit
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Evil Is Not Well-Lit: The interior of the Death Star, the villains' secret base, is drab and monotone.
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Deathly Dies Irae
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Deathly Dies Irae: Heard during the burning homestead cue, where Luke realizes his home is in danger, which has a subtle reversed repetition of "dies irae," followed by a pronounced brass statement as he sees his aunt and uncle's smoking skeletons. A subtle statement is heard as Grand Moff Tarkin interrogates Leia while aiming the Death Star's superlaser at her home planet Alderaan.
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No OSHA Compliance
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No OSHA Compliance: The Death Star either fired their safety inspection team or have complete disregard for the safety of their staff, because the inside of the station is a giant death trap. You have massive chasms with very tiny bridges that can be retracted, and they have no railings or support at all. The tractor beam's power is controlled through a panel perched on a tower over a bottomless pit, and the catwalk to access the controls is about a foot wide. There are giant doors that slam shut in the blink of an eye. Their hangar bay has a giant, open elevator pit right next to where the ships would land. Heck, the superlaser cannon has two crew members perched on the itty bitty platform right next to the gigantic superlaser beam! The blast doors. These are quadruple-section doors that close in from the corners, leaving an increasingly-shrinking square in the middle. Yes, in the event of decompression or a firefight, these doors need to close quickly for the safety of the onboard personnel (and to prevent pesky intruders from escaping, natch). But if a body (organic or mechanic) gets caught in the opening and mulched by the doors, that's a whole lotta cleaning up involved, and that's if the doors don't jam from all that matter caught in them.
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Make an Example of Them
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Make an Example of Them: Tarkin had a history with his trope, and destroying Alderaan through its planetary shield (that could have resisted bombardment from hundreds of ships) would show the galaxy that opposing the Empire meant complete annihilation. Then the Rebels blew up the Death Star, thus making an example of him.
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Epic Fail
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Epic Fail: Greedo misses Han Solo at point blank range in the Special Editions, only to be immediately killed by the smuggler.
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Too Dumb to Live
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Too Dumb to Live: The guy on the Star Destroyer who didn't think it worth a single laser blast to play it safe and destroy a seemingly unoccupied escape pod, even though the entire reason for boarding the ship was to track down a missing set of Death Star plans that could easily have been stowed away in the pod (as indeed they were). He's technically to blame for the thousands of people presumably killed when Luke later blows the Death Star up. Admiral Motti. I mean, come on! What the hell was he thinking insulting and belittling Darth freaking Vader?! The most feared man in the galaxy who is know to kill officers for failure and insolence, and who has a lightsaber capable of cutting people into pieces. If it weren’t for Tarkin interfering, Motti's throat would be crushed. Greedo. Despite holding Han at blaster-point, he fails to notice that Han is reaching for his own blaster — the one that he then uses to kill Greedo. The remastered version makes him even worse, as he tries to shoot Han at point-blank range — and misses.
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Hypocritical Humor
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Hypocritical Humor: When Luke rescues Leia from her cell, she remarks that Luke's rather short for a Stormtrooper. In real life, Mark Hamill is 5'9", while Carrie Fisher was a petite 5'1" in height. Even more amusing in that Temeura Morrison, who played Jango Fett and was the base for the clone army that became stormtroopers, is only 5'7". Luke is actually tall for a stormtrooper. After Luke boasts that he just blasted a TIE fighter, Han Solo, who tends to be a bit on the smug, overconfident side at times, tells him not to get cocky about it.
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Color Motif
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Color Motif: The good guys like Luke and Leia wear white, while Vader wears all black. The Stormtroopers, politically presented as good enforcers, wear white armor over black, and Han Solo, whose morality is greyed, wears light and dark colors.
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Metaphorically True
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Metaphorically True Grand Moff Tarkin orders Leia to divulge the location of the Rebel Alliance's base. She does, saying that it's on Dantooine. When Imperial ships arrive at the planet they find out that there was a Rebel base there... and it had just been abandoned. So Leia did divulge the location... just not the right one. Obi-Wan saying that Vader killed Luke's father got the trope its previous name of "Jedi Truth" after the Retcon of Vader being Luke's father.
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Demoted to Extra
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Demoted to Extra: Biggs Darklighter got this because his aforementioned scenes with Luke were deleted. Luke does mention him by name, however — "Biggs was right, I'm never gonna get out of here!" The special edition reinserts their reunion just before the Battle of Yavin.
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Storming the Castle
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Storming the Castle: The finale sees the main character and a ragtag group of freedom fighter attack on the evil empire's fully armed space station, the Death Star, to stop it from destroying the Rebel planet and everyone on it.
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Distinctive Appearances
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Distinctive Appearances: The differences in color between the lightsabers, the stark contrast in starship designs, and the colors of the protagonists and antagonists are all designed to evoke a strong Good vs. Evil theme.
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Hard Truth Aesop
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Hard Truth Aesop: You can't convince a person to do the right thing unless they truly want to do it, no matter the nobility of your case. Luke wants to travel the stars, but knows his aunt and uncle need him on the farm and hesitates when Ben invites him to come to Alderaan. Han only rescues Princess Leia for the promise of enough money to pay his debt to Jabba and refuses to die for her cause. He comes back to save Luke because he likes the kid. The term "let the wookie win" comes from C-3PO and R2-D2 throwing their holographic chess match with Chewbacca, after Han Solo instructs them not "to upset a wookie". This scene suggests that it isn't worth winning — even fairly — against a Sore Loser that could inflict Disproportionate Retribution upon Rage Quitting, particularly if the stakes are as low as an inconsequential chess match.
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Precision F-Strike: During the following conversation between Han Solo and Obi-Wan Kenobi, which Obi-Wan handles pretty hilariously:
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Putting on the Reich
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Putting on the Reich: The Empire is pattered after the Nazis, with officers dressed in a manner that recalls the SS. Interestingly, the Rebel ceremony that closes the film is also this, being a direct lift from a scene in Triumph of the Will.
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Why Don't You Just Shoot Him??: After discovering Leia lied to him about the rebel base, Tarkin tells Vader to "terminate her, immediately". Yet she's still alive and well later on when Luke and his companions arrive at the Death Star. Not very immediate, it would seem. Justified in that despite all direct attempts to force her to talk failing, Vader sensed they might be able to succeed in finding the rebel base through more subtle means and suggests letting the occupants of the Millennium Falcon break her out and take her to the base.
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Den of Iniquity
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Den of Iniquity: Mos Eisley is a dusty town filled with criminals stopping by to get a drink or to find a fight.
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Yes-Man
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One of the biggest differences in the novelization is a passage describing Emperor Palpatine as an ambitious politician who has fallen under the control of various advisors and yes-men — a far cry from the later Evil Sorcerer who serves as the Greater-Scope Villain of the franchise. Some of the earlier tabletop RPG sourcebooks attempted to explain this as being the general perception of Palpatine among the public and lower ranks of the military, but the prequels made nonsense of that explanation.
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Aerial Canyon Chase
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Seemingly done straight, with the Death Star trench run playing almost exactly like an Aerial Canyon Chase. But paying close attention to the briefing and wireframe demonstration, it's explained that the port is shielded from the top (making it less of a stupid design flaw) so they had to fly underneath and drop the torpedo at a 90 degree angle as they pass overhead (making it even more of a One In A Million Chance). It still doesn't explain why they enter the trench so much farther away rather than diving in much closer to the target.
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A Nazi by Any Other Name
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A Nazi by Any Other Name: The Empire is clearly patterned after the Nazis. Their foot soldiers are called "stormtroopers", originally a Nazi term for the SA. Tarkin makes a comment about the "regional governors" governing the Empire directly; the German word for "regional governor" is Gauleiter, and this was in fact the Nazi system of government, with Germany divided into regions governed by Gauleiters appointed by Hitler. See also Putting on the Reich below.
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Neck Lift
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Neck Lift: Darth Vader grabs Raymus Antilles' neck and lifts him off his feet while interrogating him.
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Big
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Big "NO!": Luke has one as he sees Vader slice his wise mentor in two.
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Neck Snap
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Neck Snap: Darth Vader snaps the neck of Raymus Antilles when he refuses to cooperate.
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Good Colors, Evil Colors
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Good Colors, Evil Colors: Everything in this movie. Blue lightsabers are good, red is bad. The Imperial ships are black or white while the Rebel ships are grey and red. Even the laser bolts are different colors, with Rebels firing red and Imperials green (except small arms, which all shoot red bolts). The showdown between Vader and Obi-Wan also introduced the Jedi and Sith color scheme of black vs. brown robes which was maintained throughout all the films.
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I Lied
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I Lied: Tarkin threatens to destroy Alderaan unless Leia gives up the location of the Rebel base. When Leia tells him, he has Alderaan destroyed anyway. For her part, Leia lied about it being on Dantooine, at least currently.
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You Said You Would Let Them Go
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You Said You Would Let Them Go: Tarkin attempts to force Princess Leia into revealing the main Rebel Base by threatening to use the Death Star's superlaser on Alderaan as a demonstration of its power. She gives them the location (or so it seems). Unfortunately for her, Tarkin never said he would spare Alderaan if she gave up the information.
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And Starring
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And Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford share top billing, Peter Cushing comes next and Alec Guinness gets the "And" in the main cast. James Earl Jones may get "as the voice of Darth Vader"... but is lumped with all the other co-stars.
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The Dulcinea Effect
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The Dulcinea Effect: Luke opts to rescue Leia on the strength of little more than her Hologram image.
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Shout-Out
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Shout-Out: An imperial officer almost refers to the Rebel base as a "hidden fortress", though he's interrupted by Vader Force-choking him in the middle of the second word. The Hidden Fortress is a film which had a massive influence on A New Hope and successive Star Wars pictures.
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We've Got Company
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We've Got Company: Han yells this at Luke.
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Mentor Archetype
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Mentor Archetype: Obi-Wan Kenobi fills this role so well, the Trope was once named after him.
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Cool Starship
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In the DVD commentary for the film, Lucas mentions that he distinguished Star Wars from other space and science-fiction films by intentionally avoiding exposition about the universe it is set in, treating things that would be fantastic in our universe (i.e. Landspeeders, talking robots, spaceships) as mundane and trivial in their world, using this kind of symbolic storytelling as a way of connecting the audience with the galaxy of Star Wars. A good example of this is the scene where the Millennium Falcon is introduced. After a sweeping shot with triumphant music allows the audience to marvel at the Cool Starship, Luke exclaims "What a piece of junk!", conveniently informing us that spaceships of that size and ability are considered common in-universe to the point that even a farmboy in a backwater feels insulted that he'd have to pay so much to hitch a ride in one.
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Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You
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Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You: As pictured above, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker is depicted in one of the posters holding a blaster directly towards the audience.
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Knight, Knave and Squire
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Knight Knave And Squire: Luke Skywalker is the Squire, with Obi-Wan and Han Solo as the Knight and Knave respectively. A key point in Luke's character development is when he rejects Han's pragmatism, leading to Han second-guessing his own beliefs.
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Retronym
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Retronym: When he made Star Wars, Lucas imagined that it would be Episode I in a series of films with the overall title The Adventures of Luke Skywalker. But while making The Empire Strikes Back (which was at first going to be Episode II of the series), he decided that he also wanted to do three prequel films. Since Luke obviously wouldn't be the hero of the prequels, Lucas needed a new name for the overall series. His solution? Star Wars, once just the chapter title of the first film, became the title of the entire saga. As a result, the subtitle A New Hope was retroactively tacked on to the first film, and it was now numbered Episode IV.
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Supporting Protagonist
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Supporting Protagonist: The first third of the movie was through the eyes of the droids.
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Informed Ability
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Informed Ability: This is the film where Obi-Wan Kenobi infamously states, when pointing out blaster marks "Only Imperial Stormtroopers are so precise." These would be the same Stormtroopers that can't seem to hit the broad side of a barn any time they're shown shooting at the heroes.
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No Name Given: Despite how iconic and well-known it is, Tatooine is not named in the film.
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Jedi Mind Trick: Not the Trope Namerinvoked, but this film showed the first example of Star Wars's Jedi Mind Trick, an ability where one uses the mystical energy field known as the Force to fool the weak-minded into doing as one says.
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I Just Want to Be Special
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I Just Want to Be Special: The film begins with Luke saying that he wants to leave home to join the Rebellion, just like some of his friends. It's bittersweet when he gets his wish. He stated that he wanted to join the Imperial Academy (even despite the fact that Luke said he had a negative opinion of the Empire when talking to Obi-Wan), as he and Owen discussed at their dinner. Owen wouldn't allow him to, due to how much Luke was needed on the moisture farm and because he was a bit nervous that Luke would turn out like his father.
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Rescue Introduction
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Rescue Introduction: Luke meets Leia by taking off his helmet and telling her he's going to rescue her. Subverted in that she ends up leading her own escape.
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Space Is Noisy
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Space Is Noisy: Played straight, but given an unusually good justification in the novelization, though it only works for some of the scenes. Fighters like the X-wings (and Han would likely have done this for the Falcon as well) have a speaker system installed that simulates noise as an audible warning of an enemy's position so that the pilot doesn't have to constantly watch his display to see where an enemy fighter is.
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Nothing Is Scarier
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Nothing Is Scarier: The dianoga in the trash compactor. We only see a couple tentacles and an eyestalk. Leia's session with the torture droid. After zooming in ominously on its wicked-looking syringe, the door shuts and we don't see what happens next. During the trench run, the guns at the end periodically stop firing at the fighters flying towards the exhaust port. This signals Darth Vader's arrival behind the fighters.
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No Scope
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No Scope: Luke fired the shots that destroyed the Death Star without using his targeting computer (the X-wing's equivalent of a scope).
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Bottomless Pits
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Bottomless Pit: Which Luke and Leia swing over.
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Orwellian Retcon
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Orwellian Retcon: Since the 1997 Special Edition, each re-release has featured ever-more-extensive changes, such as Han's shooting of Greedo being changed to self-defense. A very subtle one: a few frames have been removed from almost every single blaster hit on a stormtrooper throughout the film in order to tone down the violence. A frame-by-frame comparison makes the difference very obvious — the frames where the bolt is shown hitting are removed in editing, less than a half-second of footage per hit. It is especially noticeable in the bridge-swinging sequence, where it happens frequently enough to noticeably rush the pacing of the scene. In the other films, very few stormtroopers are actually shot on-screen.
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Used Future
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All of the ships and the surface of the Death Star were made by kitbashing numerous model kits together to give a feeling of detail and grit the film's Used Future tone warranted. For example, the gap between the upper and lower shells of the Millennium Falcon is filled with the undersides of various trucks. This page gives a good idea towards the specifics of how kitbashing (greebling) was done regarding Star Wars props.
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Genre Throwback
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Genre Throwback: The whole movie is a big 70's love letter to Flash Gordon, war movies, westerns and B-movie serials of the old days of Hollywood.
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Shapeshifting Excludes Clothing: At the end of Vader's & Kenobi's lightsaber duel Kenobi seemingly gives up and lets Vader slice him - but when he does so, we (and Vader) find his clothes empty. He Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence and left his clothes behind. (Vader even probes the robes with his toe, not expecting for it to happen.)
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Boarding Party
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Boarding Party: The Imperials blasting their way into the Rebel corvette at the start of A New Hope.
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Implausible Deniability
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Implausible Deniability: Captain Antilles and Leia both try to insist that Tantive IV is on a diplomatic mission. Vader is having none of it and takes the ship captive. The film Rogue One shows it as completely implausible.
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You Are Not Alone
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You Are Not Alone: Just when all seems lost during the final trench run with Luke being chased by Darth Vader with R2 out of action, Luke suddenly hears Obi-Wan's voice out of nowhere, "Use the Force, Luke... Trust me."
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Refuge in Audacity: As it turns out, Leia's statements about a "diplomatic mission" becomes this in light of Rogue One. Given that Vader had literally just witnessed the Tantive IV flee Scarif, it took serious balls to lie to his face. It doesn't work.
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Hypocrite
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Hypocrite: After learning that Dantooine isn't the location of the current rebel base, Tarkin has the nerve to get upset that Leia lied to him, just after he had went back on his word to her and blew up her home planet. Although his anger could be more directed at the fact that, having destroyed Alderaan, he now has no leverage over her.
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Achilles' Heel: 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 it's still a very slim chance at best.
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You're Insane!
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You're Insane!: Chewbacca's opinion of Obi-Wan as he departs to disable the Death Star's tractor beam.
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Thank the Maker
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Thank the Maker: Trope Namer. C-3PO, happy about having an oil bath.
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Let the Bully Win
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Let the Bully Win: Trope Namerinvoked. 3PO telling R2 to "let the Wookiee win".
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Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Averted in the Death Star: The Stormtroopers guarding the Falcon are intrigued by the lightsaber duel going down on the other side of the hangar and vacate their posts to watch it play out.
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Torture Technician
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Torture Technician: In order to break Princess Leia, the Empire brings in an ominous black droid with all types of needles to torture the princess for information.
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In the cantina, Obi-Wan uses his lightsaber to lop an arm off a barfly. Said arm is then covered in blood, even though it's later shown that lightsabers also cauterize wounds. It was later Handwaved as this particular species (Aqualish) having Bizarre Alien Biology that makes them bleed even after lightsaber wounds.
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Contrived Coincidence: In the individual movie there is little problem with the fact Luke gains ownership of the droids, as he was just a farmboy along for the adventure with the Old Master. In the grand scheme of the saga, Vader being revealed as his father AND the person who built C-3PO starts to stretch things, in addition to the fact that Obi-Wan and Yoda anticipated Luke as a potential weapon to defeat Vader and the Emperor.
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Start My Own
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Start My Own: George Lucas was turned down as the director of the Flash Gordon movie, so he decided to make his own space adventure film - one that ended up completely pushing Gordon to the side in all forms of media, to the point that he is barely remembered today, while Star Wars is unquestionably the most famous Sci-Fi franchise ever. He also created his own visual effects company... and while Industrial Light and Magic is akin to The Empire now, at first they were their own Rebel Alliance, with a workplace so chaotic that once Lucas returned from England and saw it, he had to be hospitalized in shock.
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A Million Is a Statistic
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A Million Is a Statistic: Averted with Alderaan, and the shock and horror various characters express at its destruction.
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Deadly Deferred Conversation: In a deleted scene restored in the Special Edition, Luke runs into his old friend Biggs Darklighter before Red Squadron launches against the Death Star, with them promising to catch up afterwards. Biggs dies to Vader's guns during the final trench run.
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Would Be Rude to Say
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Would Be Rude to Say "Genocide": The Empire removes the Senate just before they destroy the populated planet Alderaan. Thus, no-one is able to protest this atrocity. While they don't say outright that the upcoming demonstration of the Death Star's firepower is the reason why they removed the Senate, it sure is convenient timing.
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Avoid the Dreaded G Rating
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Avoid the Dreaded G Rating: The reason for that scene where Luke discovers his aunt and uncle's horrifically charred remains (as well as the alien's arm being cut off in the cantina scene). However, George Lucas had no way of knowing at the time that standards would be tightened for G-rated movies within the next few years and that even if he did get a G rating back then (which he did even with that; it was only after an appeal in which he showed the movie to kids and one of the kids was frightened by the scene where Darth Vader asphyxiates Captain Antilles that the MPAA bumped the rating up to PG), he might have gotten a PG rating in 1981 regardless. Averted in the UK, where the movie has always been rated U. Also from the other direction one of the many preferred explanations for Greedo shooting first.
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Danger Deadpan
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Danger Deadpan: Davish Krail (Gold Five) and Garven Dreis (Red Leader) both have their moments, especially during their trench runs. Krail not only has the infamous "Stay on target!", but also has the distinction that as he pulls out of the trench with Darth Vader closing on his tail, his Famous Last Words are a calm sitrep telling Dreis what he is going to face. However, Dreis is the more deadpan of the two, as exemplified when he calmly reports to Luke that he just lost an engine and Luke should begin his attack run while Vader is still shooting him up.
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Continuity Snarl: Although A New Hope was the first film released, it is the fifth film in terms of chronological ordernote the three prequels, and then Rogue One. In fact, it's sixth if you count Solo. As a result, the fact Luke and Ben retain their birth surnames goes against Revenge of the Sith which ended with the two going into hiding and taking on new identities - difficult to do when you retain your original surname.
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Bad-Guy Bar
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Bad-Guy Bar: The Mos Eisley cantina, where bounty hunters and smugglers hang out and Luke almost gets killed for no reason at all.
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Changed My Mind, Kid
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Changed My Mind, Kid: Just when Vader is about to blast Luke down onto the Death Star surface, the Millennium Falcon makes a surprise intervention and blasts one of Vader's wingmen. Han returns after saying through the movie that he only cares about the prize at the end!
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Hero Killer
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Hero Killer: Darth Vader is infamous for killing numerous Jedi when the Empire began to rule, including Luke's father. Onscreen, he cements his status when he kills Obi-wan in a lightsaber duel and shoots down half-a-dozen pilots during the Battle of Yavin, including two squad leaders and Luke's childhood friend Biggs, while giving R2-D2 serious damage and nearly shooting down Luke before Han arrives in a Big Damn Heroes.
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Dub Name Change
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Dub Name Change: Several in the French version. Also doubles as a localized version of Early Installment Weirdness since several of these were later changed in subsequent movies. Other, though, stays The Artifact in the prequel and sequel trilogies. Luke Skywalker was called "Luc Courleciel" (a literal translation) in very early credits. C-3PO and R2-D2 are respectively Z-6PO and 2D-R2. Darth Vader is Dark Vador, possibly because French speakers are unfamiliar with the "th" sound. Chewbacca is now Chictaba (a corruption of "chique tabac", chews tobacco), with Chewie now being Chico. Grand Moff Tarkin is "Gouverneur Tarkane" C-3PO references the "salt mines of Kesselring" instead of the "spice mines of Kessel". Alderaan is now Aldorande. The Death Star is "l'Étoile Noire" (the Black/Dark Star). The dub of Return of the Jedi would later translate it as "Étoile de la Mort" (Death Star). Han Solo is called Yan Solo, because the name "Han" would sound too much like "Anne", a woman name. The Millenium Falcon is the "Millenium Condor", it later became "Faucon Millenium" and is sometimes called "Faucon Millénaire" (a more literal translation).
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Indy Ploy
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Indy Ploy: Played with, as Luke's spur-of-the-moment plan to get into the detention center starts to unravel when they just blindly shoot at the cameras and Han poorly makes an excuse over the intercom. Leia's ploy also works partly. Diving into the garbage chute gets them out of the firefight, but the droids have to save them from the compactor.
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Palette-Swapped Alien Food
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Palette-Swapped Alien Food: While talking to his aunt and uncle about his future, Luke casually pours himself a glass of blue milk.
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Expy
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A couple of the characters are homages bordering on Expy. Classical Hollywood aficionados will recognize Greedo's silky voice and bugged-out eyes, and Jabba moves smoothly like Sidney Greenstreet and has his placid expression. Harrison Ford's Han Solo has elements of Humphrey Bogart note "I stick my neck out for no one!" as well.
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Hate Sink
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Hate Sink: Admiral Conan Antonio Motti is introduced dismissing General Tagge's concerns about the threat of the Rebel Alliance despite a major victory, declaring the Death Star the "ultimate power in the universe". When chastised by Darth Vader for his arrogance, Motti proceeds to insult Vader and his adherence to the Force, prompting Vader to strangle him from across the room with only Grand Moff Tarkin stopping the Sith Lord from killing Motti. Unbowed, Motti spends the rest of the film willingly complying with Tarkin's orders to commit genocide and his pronouncements are proven wrong when Luke Skywalker drops a proton torpedo into the Death Star's reactor, killing all onboard the Death Star including Motti. A figure portrayed as Trigger Happy and pompous by his actor and subsequent material, Admiral Motti stands as a reminder to those who doubt the power of the Force.
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Obi-Wan's Info Dump about the Jedi Knights and the Force.
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OOC Is Serious Business
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OOC Is Serious Business: Vader shows great anger and urgency on board the Tantive IV, lashing out and physically choking Captain Antilles. This is in contrast to his calm demeanor and Tranquil Fury seen in the rest of the series. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story explains the circumstances.
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Tactical Withdrawal
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Tactical Withdrawal: When Wedge's ship is badly damaged during the trench run, Luke tells him to retreat rather than be a sitting duck. Considering Wedge's key involvement in later battles in the series, it proves to be a move that pays dividends for the Alliance in the long-term.
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MacGuffin Blindness
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MacGuffin Blindness: Four stormtroopers fail to recognize that the droids they're looking for are right in front of them, courtesy of Ben's Jedi Mind Trick.
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Big Damn Heroes
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Big Damn Heroes: Han Solo arriving Just in Time to save Luke from Vader, and buy Luke the vital seconds needed to send the proton torpedoes into the Death Star's thermal exhaust port.
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You Are in Command Now
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You Are in Command Now: Twice during the Battle of Yavin. After Tiree and Dutch are shot down, Davish Krail reports their destruction to Garven Dreis, who replies "I copy, Gold Leader," acknowledging that, as the sole survivor, Krail is now squadron leader. Unfortunately, Darth Vader shoots him down too just seconds later. Later, Dreis tells Luke to set up his attack run and once he goes down, there's a huge, meaningful cue in the score representing that Luke is now in command of the mission (or what's left of it).
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Match Cut
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Match Cut: The shot where R2 uploads the Death Star plans at the rebel base and whistles at the 3D schematics immediately cuts to the real Death Star heading for Yavin, in a similar position to where the plans were displayed on screen.
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Adaptational Self-Defense
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Since the 1997 Special Edition, each re-release has featured ever-more-extensive changes, such as Han's shooting of Greedo being changed to self-defense.
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It Was a Gift
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It Was a Gift: Luke's lightsaber was originally his father's. Obi-Wan said his father wanted him to have it when he was old enough. Of course it may have been Metaphorically True...
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Weld the Lock
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Weld the Lock: Luke shoots the control panel lock in order to keep the Stormtroopers from getting in. It turns out that the panel also controls the bridge. His makeshift lock doesn't hold for too long, either.
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Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like
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Leia seems almost petulant about being rescued, but given that Han and Luke admit that they don't really have much of a plan and the odds are overwhelmingly against them succeeding, can you blame her?
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Early-Bird Cameo
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Early-Bird Cameo: While disguising as Stormtroopers, Luke and Han walk past a RA-7 Protocol Droid in the Death Star. It took almost 40 years in real life for that particular type of droid to have a role in the franchise.
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No Indoor Voice
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Darth Vader has No Indoor Voice for most of his scenes on the Tantive IV, and yells at prisoners and officers alike with abandon. This is a stark contrast to all his subsequent scenes and the sequels, where he is The Stoic and expresses his anger solely through Tranquil Fury. His voice is also somewhat higher-pitched than in the later movies, where it was also further enhanced to sound more robotic. However, given the events of Rogue One, we at least know why Vader is angry during the Tantive IV scenes....
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Stock Parodies
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Stock Parodies: It's unlikely that there's a single scene in the movie that hasn't been parodied somewhere.
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Strolling Through the Chaos
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Strolling Through the Chaos: R2-D2 and C-3PO walk across a corridor, with Imperial Stormtroopers and Rebel Guards shooting at each other from opposite ends, and somehow aren't hit once.
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Psychic Strangle
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Psychic Strangle: Vader gets the first on-screen use of the Force, and he uses it to make Admiral Motti choke on his words about Vader's supposed "ancient religion".
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Right Man in the Wrong Place
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Right Man in the Wrong Place: Luke is not initially meant to be the one who destroys the Death Star, but as the battle goes on, every one of the Rebels' pilots is killed or disarmed, leaving first-time soldier Luke to save the day. Thankfully, Luke is attuned to the Force, which lets him make the one in a million shot at the Death Star's weak point.
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List-of-Experiences Speech
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List-of-Experiences Speech: While talking to young Luke Skywalker, Han Solo lists his experiences to poo-poo the concept of The Force: "Kid, I've flown from one end of this galaxy to the other. Seen a lot of strange stuff. But I've never seen anything to make me believe there's some all-powerful force controlling everything. No mystical energy field controls my destiny." This speech neatly gauges how cynical and faithless Han Solo is at that point.
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Paying for the Action Scene
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Paying for the Action Scene: After Han Solo kills Greedo in the cantina, he pays the bartender for the mess.
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Great Offscreen War
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Great Offscreen War: The Clone Wars, first mentioned in this movie and promptly never explained for the next twenty-five years. Beyond the fact that Obi-Wan and Luke's father both fought in it, we learn nothing about it in this film. Keep in mind that at the time, there was no plan for Star Wars to be a big franchise like it is today, so it was very likely that almost nobody among the crews and actors had any slightest idea what the Clone Wars was like. It didn't help that it never even got any more mention in the rest of the Original Trilogy, making it nothing more than a big fat Noodle Incident at the time.
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Ridiculously Potent Explosive
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Ridiculously Potent Explosive By the numbers, the Earth-Shattering Kaboom that wipes out the planet Alderaan would require more energy than the sun produces in two years and is definitely more than the relatively puny pulse shown should be capable of outputting. Supplemental materials Hand Wave this by explaining that the Death Star's "hypermatter reactor" uses exotic particles from hyperspace to cheat the laws of physics.
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Suicidal Overconfidence
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Suicidal Overconfidence: Upon learning that there's a risk of the Rebels destroying the Death Star, Tarkin balks at the idea of evacuating right before the Empire's moment of triumph, believing the Rebel's chances were being overestimated. Turns out he was underestimating them.
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Faking the Dead
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Faking the Dead: To avoid the political consequences of arresting Princess Leia, Vader orders his men to send out a fake Distress Call, then send a message to the Senate saying everyone on board was killed. Once the Death Star is operational however, the Empire soon drops the façade of needing the Senate at all.
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Uniformity Exception: Luke-disguised-as-a-Stormtrooper is noticeably shorter than the average Stormtrooper — Leia remarks upon it before he takes his helmet off and tries to rescue her.
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Ascetic Aesthetic: Averted with the Millennium Falcon, played straight with the Star Destroyers.
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Easy Evangelism: Luke pretty much accepts everything that Obi-Wan tells him about his father, the Jedi and the Force without question, even though he's hearing about these details just now. This does help speed the story along of course. Luke's belief only starts stretching during Yoda's lessons in the next movie. Also downplayed in that Obi-Wan only starts training Luke on how to use the Force in any real detail after Luke has already seen a Jedi Mind Trick. Luke also chews out Han for not believing in the Force, similar to how a religious person would chew out an atheist in real life for not having a faith in God, even though on Han's defense, there's no way an outlaw and smuggler like him who had more life experience without any direct involvement of the Force would've had a reason to believe it. Not to mention Han's not Force-sensitive himself.
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Do a Barrel Roll: When Luke has a TIE Fighter on his tail, Wedge saves him with a flawlessly executed Thach Weave.
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Low Clearance
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Low Clearance: In a blooper they left ininvoked a stormtrooper hits his head on a door that didn't open quite enough.
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Department of Redundancy Department
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Department of Redundancy Department: In the special edition, most of the lines from the Jabba scene are the same ones Han and Greedo had already traded in the cantina. The reason for this is that when the Jabba scene was originally cut, the lines were moved to the Greedo one. However, by the time the special edition came around and re-added the Jabba scene, Harrison Ford was too old to record different lines while he was reaching for the blaster.
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Beauty Is Never Tarnished
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Beauty Is Never Tarnished: When imprisoned on the Death Star, Vader turns up to interrogate Leia with a droid equipped with a huge syringe. As the the door closes on them, it's clear that she's about to be tortured for information. And yet the next time we see her, she looks perfectly fine, without so much as a puncture wound or a hair out of place. Word of God is that all the interrogator droid did was inject her with a powerful hallucinogen which left her susceptible to suggestion and Vader simply made her think she was in pain.
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Obi-Wan Moment
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When Vader talks about Obi-Wan to Tarkin, the latter says he must not be allowed to escape. Vader replies that escape is not his plan. He's right -- Obi-Wan intended to die on the Death Star, and even signaled why he intended to die during their final duel.
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Defiant Captive
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Defiant Captive: Leia takes none of Vader's crap and resists the mind probe.
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My Real Daddy / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
My Significance Sense Is Tingling / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Name of Cain / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Near-Villain Victory / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Neck Lift / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Negative Continuity / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Neutral No Longer / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Never Recycle Your Schemes / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain! / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
No Body Left Behind / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
No Budget / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
No Range Like Point-Blank Range / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
No Scope / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
No Stunt Double / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Non-Action Big Bad / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Not in This for Your Revolution / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Not Too Dead to Save the Day / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Nothing Can Stop Us Now! / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Novelization / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Obscured Special Effects / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Obvious Stunt Double / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Off the Rails / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Old Master / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Older Sidekick / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Once per Episode / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
One-Hit Wonder / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Only in It for the Money / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Only the Creator Does It Right / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Orchestral Bombing / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Orphaned Reference / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Oscar Bait / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Our Graphics Will Suck in the Future / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Our Werewolves Are Different / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Out of the Frying Pan / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Paradise Planet / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Paying for the Action Scene / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Permanent Placeholder / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Planet of Copyhats / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Planet Spaceship / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Please, I Will Do Anything! / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Plot Threads / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Point Defenseless / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Politically Incorrect Hero / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Porn Stache / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Praising Shows You Don't Watch / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Pre-Battle Banter / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Present Day / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Put on a Bus / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Putting on the Reich / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Pyrrhic Victory / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Quizzical Tilt / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Railing Kill / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Ramming Always Works / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Rash Equilibrium / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Raster Vision / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Real Name as an Alias / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Realism-Induced Horror / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Reality Has No Subtitles / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Rebuilt Set / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Red Eyes, Take Warning / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Redshirt Army / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Reflecting Laser / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Refusal of the Call / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Relationship Writing Fumble / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Rescue Arc / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Rescue Introduction / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Rescue Reversal / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Resolved Noodle Incident / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Retcon / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Retired Gunfighter / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Retirony / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Retroactive Legacy / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Reveal Shot / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Ribcage Ridge / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Ridiculously Potent Explosive / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Road Trip Romance / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Rodents of Unusual Size / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Sacrificial Lamb / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Sacrificial Planet / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Salvage Pirates / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Same Language Dub / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Save the Princess / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Saved from Development Hell / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Scavenger World / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Sci-Fi Ghetto / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Scream Discretion Shot / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Screen Shake / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Screw the Money, I Have Rules! / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Second Episode Introduction / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Sensory Tentacles / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Sent Into Hiding / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Sequel Escalation / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Sequel Gap / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Serendipity Writes the Plot / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Series Continuity Error / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
'70s Hair / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Shadow Archetype / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Shadowed Face, Glowing Eyes / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Shapeshifting Excludes Clothing / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Sherlock Scan / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Shocking Moments / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Shoot Out the Lock / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Sickening / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Signature Line / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Significant Reference Date / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Significant Wardrobe Shift / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Sit Rep / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Slurpasaur / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Small Role, Big Impact / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Some Call Me / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Sore Loser / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Source Music / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Space Friction / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Space Marine / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Space Trucker / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Space Western / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Spice of Life / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Spin Attack / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Spirit Advisor / int_8b7b9cd5
 SplinterOfTheMindsEye
seeAlso
A New Hope
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Standard Sci-Fi Fleet / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Star Killing / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Starts Stealthily, Ends Loudly / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Step into the Blinding Fight / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Stock Scream / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Storming the Castle / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Strike Me Down / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Strolling Through the Chaos / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Sudden Name Change / int_8b7b9cd5
 Summer Blockbuster
seeAlso
A New Hope
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Surpassed the Teacher / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Survivor Guilt / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Suspicious Missed Messages / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Sword of Plot Advancement / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Tableau / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Talking Is a Free Action / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Tears of Joy / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Technology Porn / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Tell Me About My Father / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Tested on Humans / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Thanatos Gambit / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Thank the Maker / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
That's No Moon! / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The Big Board / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The Call Left a Message / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The Dark Times / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The Drag-Along / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The Dulcinea Effect / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The Fatalist / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The Foreign Subtitle / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The Greys / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The Hermit / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The One Who Made It Out / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The Pete Best / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The Unfought / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The Voiceless / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The Wall Around the World / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The Walls Are Closing In / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The World Is Just Awesome / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
They Copied It, So It Sucks! / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Threat Backfire / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Threshold Guardians / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Throw-Away Country / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Time Skip / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Title 1 / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Title Confusion / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Token Robot / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Too Cool to Live / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Torture First, Ask Questions Later / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Tracking Device / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Tractor Beam / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Trash Landing / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Trojan Prisoner / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Trrrilling Rrrs / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
24-Hour Armor / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Two Aliases, One Character / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Two-Part Trilogy / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Underestimating Badassery / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Understatement / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Unfriendly Fire / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Unit Confusion / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Unnecessarily Large Interior / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Un-Robotic Reveal / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Upbringing Makes the Hero / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Utility Belt / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Vanity License Plate / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Variant Chess / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Very Punchable Man / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Villain: Exit, Stage Left / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Villain Has a Point / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Villain Opening Scene / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Villainous Cheekbones / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Villainous Demotivator / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Villainous Friendship / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Villainous Lineage / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Villainous Widow's Peak / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Viral Marketing / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
War Was Beginning / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Watching Troy Burn / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Wave-Motion Gun / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Weapon for Intimidation / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Weapon Grip Failure / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Weaponized Exhaust / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
/ int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
We've Got Company / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Where It All Began / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Widescreen Shot / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Wingman / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Working Title / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Writing by the Seat of Your Pants / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Wronski Feint / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
You Are in Command Now / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
You Can't Thwart Stage One / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
You Had Us Worried There / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
You Have Outlived Your Usefulness / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
You Said You Would Let Them Go / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Younger Than They Look / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Your Size May Vary / int_8b7b9cd5
 Absolutely (Music)
seeAlso
A New Hope
 StarWarsConquest
seeAlso
A New Hope
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Cliché Storm / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
In the Future, We Still Have Roombas / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
Looping Lines / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
The Centerpiece Spectacular / int_8b7b9cd5
 A New Hope
hasFeature
You All Meet in an Inn / int_8b7b9cd5