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stoic_75
26 April 2002, 03:47 PM
In ESB, Lukes comes sliding down the chute and lands on the weather vane. Ouch. We then see something fall past him. What is it? I always though it was his boot. But it's not. It's not his hand, because Darth finds that. (At least in the books) So what the hell was it?

darkvet
26 April 2002, 03:56 PM
I always thought it was part of the weather vane that got knocked off in the impact.

Frobi-Wan Kenobi
26 April 2002, 05:18 PM
I have always thought that it was his blaster

madpoet
26 April 2002, 09:26 PM
Since at the time the movie was made no one would have had any idea of a book claiming that the hand and lightsaber are recovered, it very well could have been meant to be his hand or saber or both.

stoic_75
28 April 2002, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by FrobiWanKenobi
I have always thought that it was his blaster


Nope, its still on his belt.

stoic_75
28 April 2002, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by madpoet
Since at the time the movie was made no one would have had any idea of a book claiming that the hand and lightsaber are recovered, it very well could have been meant to be his hand or saber or both.


Maybe, but we don't see the hand and saber lying there when the chute opens.

stoic_75
28 April 2002, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by darkvet
I always thought it was part of the weather vane that got knocked off in the impact.

Damn, that's a good theory. Let's go with that.

Frobi-Wan Kenobi
28 April 2002, 03:48 PM
I watched it again and you are right - he does still have his blaster.

Side Note for stoic_75 - You don't need to post 3 times in a row. If you want to quote more than 1 person use the quote button for the first then cut and paste in other quotes changing the author's name and the quote itself.

CrazyNuts
28 April 2002, 08:52 PM
If you pause the movie at the right time you can clearly see that it's his hand. And if your argument is that Vader finds his hand in the book then maybe now there is some insight of why it was apparently cut from movie.



"AT-ST's are easy to destroy...that is if you can get through the armor, stop the guns, tangle the legs, and kill the pilot, but after all that...they're sittin' ducks!"-CrazyNuts

reliant
29 April 2002, 07:08 AM
Besides, don't they find the hand/saber on the planet itself instead of on cloud city? I seem to remember this being the case...

Deck
29 April 2002, 12:02 PM
--- Possible Spoilers for those not having read the Thrawn Trilogy ---


Yes, both is found. It is described in the <i>Thrawn Trilogy</i>. Out of the hand they made Luke's clone who uses the lightsabre which they found as well. :)

Rip Jedi
20 May 2002, 08:31 PM
it was probably his lunch i know it would have ben mine after a trip like that

Wade Trenor
20 May 2002, 09:31 PM
Bespin is a gas giant, so whatever it was that fell, it would keep falling until it reached the center of gravity, or was crushed by the immense pressure.

At any rate, in the fight scene between Vader and Luke, a lot of things get ripped up and sliced off. The object you see [should we chose to ignore CrazyNuts - no offence] could be one of those objects, or, as darkvet suggests, it could be a part of the weather vane that snapped off when Luke landed on it.

Wade Trenor
20 May 2002, 09:55 PM
Well, I just sat down a watched it, and whatever it is, it isn't part of the weather vane. Nor is it Luke's hand.

The thing fell as Luke dropped from the hole, and you could see the object even though it had been falling for a few seconds (with a>10m/s^2). The object also looked white.

Shaggy
20 May 2002, 11:42 PM
Maybe its a page from the script?

khalen penn
21 May 2002, 05:00 PM
im gonna wach this bit of ESB in super slow mow

but dare i say it

could it just be junk

VixenofVenus
21 May 2002, 10:07 PM
I figured it out ... someone threw out their trash at the exact moment after Luke flew by their apartment's trash dumper ... :p

gmjabreson
16 June 2006, 10:18 AM
only one piece of trash? maybe someone was throwing out a pack of smokes?

Ubiqtorate
17 June 2006, 01:55 PM
Well, since this thread has been revived (I though I sounded off on this topic years ago, but if I did, I guess it wasn't in this thread):

I had always thought it was his hand and/or lightsaber. Doesn't The Last Command say something about the lightsaber and hand being recovered from somewhere in Bespin's core?

Jaggard
17 June 2006, 03:49 PM
I think it was lukes innocence

Ravnor
20 June 2006, 02:42 AM
It was an Ewok's arm, Vader finally dismembered one of the little (Censored)!

stoic_75
11 June 2008, 06:47 PM
Better late than never:

http://imsdb.com/scripts/Star-Wars-The-Empire-Strikes-Back.html

Darkvet was right. It was a part of the weather vane. Although, the sequencing seems a bit off.

gmjabreson
15 June 2008, 04:11 AM
no offense there, but look who wrote that link. I would say it was fans that wrote it, and it was speculation, since the novelization didn't state anything about what it was.

Probably should have checked out the radio dramatization to see if that had anything about it.....

But I think Heir did say something about it, but also the ESBS from WEG had a story about Vader killing an Ugnaught over finding the hand and trying to "bargain" him for it.