Empire Minute 41: Beep Boop

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March 10th, 2014


The Falcon races down into the crater. The walls are barely visible as the ship speed through the tunnel-like opening. A small cave appears on one side of the crater, and the Falcon turns, slows, and scoots into it.


Dan McCoy and Elliott Kalan.



  • Starts with the Millennium Falcon evading the imperials and flying into a tunnel in an asteroid preparing to touch-down to fix the Falcon.
  • Ends with Luke touching down on Dagobah.


  • Kids not liking the Dagobah training scenes.
  • Han's innuendo while looking for somewhere to land the Falcon.
  • Han's flamboyant loop-de-loop before entering tunnel.
  • Banter and tension between Han and Leia.
  • All of the characters on the Falcon play to "type" in this scene.
  • C-3PO must be longing for R2-D2.
  • All human characters understanding R2-D2's beeps and Chewbacca's growls.
  • "Luke and R2-D2's Adventure" should have been the title of this movie.
  • R2-D2 always being on the outside of spaceships (to fix them).
  • R2-D2 as a component of spaceships.
  • Sentient droids.
  • R2-D2's answer to every question or comment is "beep-boop".
  • Luke talking endlessly during the trip to Dagobah; R2-D2 probably shuts himself down half way there.
  • Luke ignores R2's concerns about Dagobah, which later turn out to be right.
  • How does R2-D2 even get around in the swamps of Dagobah?
  • How well known is Dagobah to people in the Star Wars universe? Why didn't the Imperials pursue Yoda there?
  • Dagobah was erased from the planetary library - as revealed in the Prequels. Flaws in the Prequels generally and the planetary library specifically.
  • Yoda was just the simple "crazy frog man" in the original trilogy but becomes much more complicated thanks to the Prequels. This is not necessarily a good thing.
  • Not much is known, or has been revealed, about Yoda.
  • Luke could have changed his mind just before entering Dagobah's atmosphere - the trilogy would have been very different in this scenario.

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