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2-1B
10-10-2003, 04:26 AM
While bundled up in the Ewok net, why did Luke ask Han to grab his lightsaber?
Why not use The Force to pull it to himself?
Were Luke's hands so tightly bound that he couldn't open his fist?

Pendo
10-10-2003, 09:02 AM
He probably didn't think that it was necessary to use the force. Luke would probably try to resolve all situations without it, and use his power as a last resort.

Ok, I know I'm probably talking a load of bull... but I can't think of any other reason :rolleyes:!

PENDO!

stillakid
10-10-2003, 09:28 AM
While bundled up in the Ewok net, why did Luke ask Han to grab his lightsaber?
Why not use The Force to pull it to himself?
Were Luke's hands so tightly bound that he couldn't open his fist?

Who knows, but isn't a better question, what was he going to do with it if he got it? I'll have to watch it again to be sure, but I don't think he could have ignited the thing and then swung it around without compromising someone's vital organs.

Kidhuman
10-10-2003, 09:52 AM
I doubt it Stillakid, they were tightly wrapped together in the net. Maybe he was going to cut 3PO to pieces. :D There was noway he could of ignited it. He would of been better off using his powers.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
10-10-2003, 11:08 AM
Perhaps he didn't have a specific idea in mind when asking for the saber. Maybe he knew that if they got the saber and they all calmed down, letting the net stop spinning, he could do something with it. :D Just my thoughts.

Exhaust Port
10-10-2003, 11:18 AM
Who knows, but isn't a better question, what was he going to do with it if he got it? I'll have to watch it again to be sure, but I don't think he could have ignited the thing and then swung it around without compromising someone's vital organs.
Perhaps due to the tight quarters and that he didn't know exactly where everyone's body parts where he didn't want to risk using the Force to use the lightsaber. Ideally he would have someone who could see a bit more of the situtation use it to cut a few of the net ropes.

stillakid
10-10-2003, 12:03 PM
Perhaps due to the tight quarters and that he didn't know exactly where everyone's body parts where he didn't want to risk using the Force to use the lightsaber. Ideally he would have someone who could see a bit more of the situtation use it to cut a few of the net ropes.


LUKE: Thanks, Han. Now hand it to Threepio.

A collective look of "Huh?" crosses over the faces of Solo, Chewy, and (somehow even) R2.

The spinning whirr of R2's cutting tool gets louder as the little droid struggles to finish before they are all doomed.

Exhaust Port
10-10-2003, 01:37 PM
Perhaps he was hoping that C3PO would do himself in with the blade and put them all out of his misery. :)

JediTricks
10-10-2003, 11:28 PM
R2 cut them down by only sawing through one section of the net, perhaps Han could have simply aimed the lightsaber outwards towards the netting and then turned it on.

As to the original question, it doesn't seem like Luke can move things with the Force in any way other than in a straight line, and his saber and hands weren't lined up at the time IIRC.

2-1B
10-11-2003, 05:25 AM
I actually considered that, JT, and what little evidence we have does seem to support it. And then it kinda doesn't as well . . . :D
In ESB he pulls a lightsaber straight into his hand. In ROTJ he pulls a blaster straight into his hand. Later in ROTJ, he lifts Threepio into the air. But then he moves him all around . . . during which time Luke's eyes are closed (much like Yoda and the X-Wing in ESB :) ).

So I'm thinking that if we combined those two ideas we can assume that he only needs to see what he's going to move before he does it.

Personally I still think he should be better than that. He knows where that weapon is right by his side so it shouldn't be that hard to move it from that position. Sorta like Yoda in AOTC. :)

Jedi_Master_Guyute
10-11-2003, 11:38 PM
While bundled up in the Ewok net, why did Luke ask Han to grab his lightsaber?
Why not use The Force to pull it to himself?
Were Luke's hands so tightly bound that he couldn't open his fist?

Ok, woah, we're getting WAY too technical about this. To answer your question my friend, he asked Han for his saber because it was IN THE SCRIPT. :crazed: Ok, debate over! :crazed: hehehehehehe

2-1B
10-12-2003, 12:17 AM
You're probably right.
Kasdan likely felt he had to have something for Artoo to do so he got the nod. :)

Bel-Cam Jos
10-12-2003, 10:53 AM
TOP TEN REASONS LUKE ASKED HAN TO REACH HIS LIGHTSABER FOR HIM:
10. Luke felt Han needed to feel needed.
9. It was a grammar test: "Can you reach my lightsaber" is different than "Will you?"
8. Luke was going to hold onto it, like Linus' blanket, because he was so scared.
7. Luke wanted the net to spin around like a Tilt-A-Whirl ride.
6. He knew getting out of a trap wasn't like dusting crops.
5. Jedi are just nice and polite; they ask, not demand.
4. Chewbacca was closer, but Luke can't speak Kashyyk.
3. Luke needed someone to scratch that annoying itch in the center of his back [Even Jedi can't reach that spot! ]
2. His other nickname on Tatooine: Lazy Luke.
1. It would give Luke something to whine about later when it wouldn't work.

:rolleyes:

JediTricks
10-12-2003, 10:24 PM
It seems like the smaller an object is, the less a Jedi is able to move it. We never see Jedi open locks via the Force or deactivate a weapon by messing with its internal circuitry, it's always "pick up large chunk of droid and smash into door controls" type of action. Perhaps that has something to do with it.

Or perhaps it's simply because it's clipped to Luke's belt and he can't use the Force or his hands to unclasp the triangular D-ring.

TheDarthVader
10-15-2003, 03:06 PM
We never see Jedi open locks via the Force

Were the sliding doors not locked that Obi-Wan opens via the Force in AOTC near the end of his battle with Jango on Kamino?

JediTricks
10-15-2003, 11:10 PM
Were the sliding doors not locked that Obi-Wan opens via the Force in AOTC near the end of his battle with Jango on Kamino?
I really don't know what was up with that bit, nearly every other door in Kamino opens automatically and seems to have no locks whatsoever.

Jaff
11-04-2003, 08:20 AM
I've got the answer for this one:

Bad writting: It was a chance to watch Harrison Ford say "Sure" while vainly spinning our heroes in a net in an attempt at humor. They were ignoring Han's character so badly in ROTJ that they made up stupid scenes for him so he could have more lines. This was one of them. If they thought about what they were doing Luke would have just reached down or concentrate and make his lightsaber hover to him just like his father did with a ball in Episode II.

stillakid
11-04-2003, 09:11 AM
I've got the answer for this one:

Bad writting: It was a chance to watch Harrison Ford say "Sure" while vainly spinning our heroes in a net in an attempt at humor. They were ignoring Han's character so badly in ROTJ that they made up stupid scenes for him so he could have more lines. This was one of them. If they thought about what they were doing Luke would have just reached down or concentrate and make his lightsaber hover to him just like his father did with a ball in Episode II.


That trick only works with fruit when a hot chick is within spitting distance. :D

LTBasker
11-04-2003, 01:57 PM
Maybe Luke was hitting on him. I mean think about it, he kisses his sister, then he's gotta swing from Jabba's barge with her in a metal bikini. How could he keep his heteroness? Since he thought they were all gonna die anyway, he just wanted Han to be close. :kiss:

Or maybe it was nudged too much between things, it might force grab impossible. Makes ya wonder though why he didn't just stop the net when it was lifting up. ;)

JediTricks
11-04-2003, 10:55 PM
Han's on the wrong side of Luke to reach the lightsaber anyway. But it's still clipped to Luke's belt, so that's probably why he asked.