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derekthered

If Greedo is after you, don’t give him a free shot! Shot the SOB!!

derekthered

If Greedo is after you, don’t give him a free shot! Shoot the SOB!!

dj.amp3x

Han shot first

tiki god

If Greedo is after you, don’t give him a free shot! Shoot the SOB!!

RSIxidor

If Greedo is after you, don’t give him a free shot! Shoot the SOB!!

HoChunk

If Greedo is after you, don’t give him a free shot! Shoot the SOB!!

HoChunk

{That being said, Lucas’s argument for tweaking that scene was that he didn’t want Han to shoot Greedo “in cold blood”. This is what I’m not clear on: If someone has a gun already drawn on you, and you shoot him, how is that in cold blood?} <-genuine question

Sabersmith

Actually, firearms in Star Wars have a “stun setting” that is entirely non-lethal.

My own concern is that given the initial “cold blooded” Han, there is a clear growth of character throughout the movie which is abrogated by the reworking of the scene.

Yes, I am a Star Wars geek.

HoChunk

: I dunno…’stunning’ Greedo (I keep wanting to say “Guido”) would only create a future scenario with an extremely-pissed-off Greedo waiting for Han when he returned to Jabba to pay off his debt –one that wouldn’t bother with small talk before he drew & pulled the trigger. Most gun-folk I’ve talked to say that you always shoot to kill (with exceptions, of course –like if you’re a stormtrooper shooting at a princess and Darth Vader’s told you specifically “I want her alive!”)

Although I totally agree with you about the character-development arc getting screwed up.

I salute your geekiness, sir.

Sabersmith

I agree completely that he shouldn’t have used stun (I mean it WAS greedo after all…). I was trying to point out options that Lucas had which would have altered the film less.

A side note of interest is that none of the “good guys” ever used stun.

HoChunk

Yeah, I’ve noticed that. Part of the fantasy of being a “good guy” is dehumanizing your enemy to the point where you get to kill them with impunity. Nazis, vampires, zombies, Reavers, stormtroopers, etc, etc.

Remember how Timothy McVeigh described the people working in the Murrah Federal Building that he bombed?

CMoorehead

If Greedo is after you, don’t give him a free shot! Shoot the SOB!!

Wyrdstone

If Greedo is after you, don’t give him a free shot! Shoot the SOB!!

mad_matt

Any time a Rodian is after you shoot first, there damn disrupter’s suck ass!

deuce

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deuce

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Puulaahi

Sweep the knee Johnny.

natedog

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theeris

Shoot Lucas for having the frakking scene changed…yeah I said it. What?

Sticky

If Greedo is after you, don’t give him a free shot! Shoot the SOB!!

Sarcastastic

Who dared to not vote this a 5?

dj.amp3x

KHAAAAAAN! is after you, don’t give him a free shot! Shoot the SOB!!

Ben1605

If after you Greedo is, give him free shot you must not. The SOB, shoot you must.

HoChunk

I read this with Yoda’s voice in my head. He is communicating with me from the netherworld of the Force.

Fen
SumoSnipe

poor trigger discipline there Han ol’ buddy

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HoChunk

I always loved the sound it made.

And say what you will about RotJ and all the Ewok bullshit…one of my favorite visuals is Han picking off stormtroopers from the bunker entrance –especially the one he shoots in the face (yeah, I know…I’m a sick fuck.)

Liam4Now

If Greedo is after you, don’t give him a free shot! Shoot the SOB!!