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Old 08-02-2003, 07:41 PM   #1
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Why is tatooine the center of the starwars universe?

Every movie and game in the starwars universe, and a good chunk of the books all have the characters going to tatooine, or something important happening there......... why is some insiginifact dustball the center of the universe?
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Old 08-02-2003, 07:56 PM   #2
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Old 08-02-2003, 08:30 PM   #3
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Probably cause it was the first planet Star Wars fans got to see. And some other reasons, like Luke and Obi being there in Ep. 4 and Shmi and Ani being there in Ep. 1.
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Old 08-02-2003, 08:36 PM   #4
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its not the center didnt u hear there on the outer rim lol i know wut u mean its just a cool place. but if u want the truth i asked George Lucas to make tatoonie the "Place" and he listens to me. jk


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Old 08-02-2003, 08:41 PM   #5
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Well, I guess its somewhat because a lot of the main charactors came from there, Luke, Ben, etc... IMO..




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Old 08-03-2003, 07:02 AM   #6
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I would think its because both centers of the story (IE: Anakin and Luke) were both raised and left from to start the same journey. then again, i could be wrong, i dunno
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Easy to follow why there's so much Tatooine in the movies;

Anakin Skywaler- Raised on Tatooine. Tatooine had to be in Ep1

Again, Anakin went back to save Schmi; Ep2
Also in Ep2, we see Owen and Beru Lars, no doubt a connection between them and the Owen and Beru Lars in Ep4


Ep3......don't know


Ep4-Luke was raised on Tatooine by Owen and Beru Lars. Not having seen any spoilers, I'm guessing Ben put him there, and hence Tatooine had to be in Ep4

Tatooine is not in Ep5, except they mention that they're going there in

Ep 6- a bit silly to put "We're going to save Han at Tatooine" at the end of Ep 5 and then have them save him on Ryloth



Politically, Tatooine isn't all that important, neither by location. People from Tatooine take a big chunk of important pie though.


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Old 08-04-2003, 09:16 PM   #8
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Anakin was raised there. That makes me wonder what the heck Obi Wan was thinking!

Yoda: "Hide the children of Skywalker, we must."

Obi Wan: "I know! Let's take Luke to Anakin's home planet that he knows like the back of his hand. Hey, we could ask Anakin's own step-brother to keep him!"

Yoda: "Yeah. Ok. Billions of planets there are that skywalker knows nothing of. But put him on the one planet Skywalker knows best, you want? Good idea."

Obi Wan: "Great! I'll get right on it!" Runs out of the room.

Yoda: "No! Wait! Sarcastic, I was being!"


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Old 08-05-2003, 12:21 AM   #9
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hehe...

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Old 08-05-2003, 01:17 AM   #10
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I'm guessing Luke's being hidden there has something to do with Anakin's strong aversion to returning to his homeworld. He was a slave there, and his mother died there... why the heck would he want to go back?


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Old 08-05-2003, 01:31 AM   #11
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its his home

thats just like u goin to a camp for a long time then u go back ur mom dies u go back to camp wouldnt u wanna go home.


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Old 08-05-2003, 11:07 AM   #12
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I'm guessing Luke's being hidden there has something to do with Anakin's strong aversion to returning to his homeworld. He was a slave there, and his mother died there... why the heck would he want to go back?
Good point.


Think about it Wesia, Anakin wasn't born on Tatooine, he just lived there for a few years. Coruscant would have been his home for longer than tatooine, at the Jedi Temple.


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because its weird, and everyone from that planet seems to be the one that has to bring balance to the force lol.


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Old 08-09-2003, 05:50 PM   #14
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Lightbulb Coruscant is the Center

Just for your information, Coruscant's coordinants are (0,0) making it the center of the universe. Tatooine is just the most popular planet.
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tatooine isn't "popular".... stuff just happens there.

i'm in agreement with why vader wouldnt go back there... bad memories...

but anakin doesnt know the planet by the back of his hand... he was what, 10 years old? how well do you know this planet? and how old are you?



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Well a planet is very large so I doubt even the strongest Jedi in the galaxy can know it like the back of his head


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Old 08-11-2003, 07:16 PM   #17
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i dont know earth like the back of my hand, i mean i dont know all the streets of tokyo or whatever because ive only seen a little bit of my own planet
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Old 08-13-2003, 03:36 AM   #18
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tatooine isn't "popular".... stuff just happens there.
Amen! I think Tatooine is the most visually uninteresting planet in the saga. My two favorite Star Wars movies are the two that have Tatooine in them the least


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Old 08-14-2003, 05:15 PM   #19
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I disagree. The Jundland Wastes or the cool rocky outcroppings we see in Anakin's search, are magnificent and brilliant.

Also, some of the giant creatures on Tatooine (especially the one who's skeleton is behind Threepio in ANH) are dangerous and menacing.

So visually the worst...it's that vs Dagobah, since we have no idea of scale.


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Old 08-14-2003, 09:56 PM   #20
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another reason to put Luke at tatoine is that Vader would never think to search at that planet....


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Old 08-14-2003, 10:24 PM   #21
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Anakin was raised there. That makes me wonder what the heck Obi Wan was thinking!

Yoda: "Hide the children of Skywalker, we must."

Obi Wan: "I know! Let's take Luke to Anakin's home planet that he knows like the back of his hand. Hey, we could ask Anakin's own step-brother to keep him!"

Yoda: "Yeah. Ok. Billions of planets there are that skywalker knows nothing of. But put him on the one planet Skywalker knows best, you want? Good idea."

Obi Wan: "Great! I'll get right on it!" Runs out of the room.

Yoda: "No! Wait! Sarcastic, I was being!"
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Haha, thats great.... True... I wonder why he never did go try and kill Luke?


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lol! that was funny carbon sleeper!

ummm z he didnt kill him because that would kinda crap out the trilogy.


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lol! that was funny carbon sleeper!

ummm z he didnt kill him because that would kinda crap out the trilogy.
Yeh, but Anakin doesn't know hes been recorded.


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I disagree. The Jundland Wastes or the cool rocky outcroppings we see in Anakin's search, are magnificent and brilliant.

Also, some of the giant creatures on Tatooine (especially the one who's skeleton is behind Threepio in ANH) are dangerous and menacing.

So visually the worst...it's that vs Dagobah, since we have no idea of scale.
Dude... if you blink you'd miss anything on Tattoine in I or II.



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another reason to put Luke at tatoine is that Vader would never think to search at that planet....
of course...who would think of searching his own homeplanet to find his missing son...it's unheard of....
i think what's a more likely reason for obi's placement of luke on tatooine was, rather than believing that vader's never think of searching the planet coz it's so backward, that he believed vader wouldn't actually want to visit tatooine lest he rekindle bad memories....ya know, his mum's death & all...

tatooine is, in my opinion, a very interesting place. it's neutrality in the galactic civil war and the things which it entails---corporate control of the planet, slavery, podracing etc--- contribute to this. then there're the indigenious species of animals & sentients in tatooine...krayt dragons, banthas etc. and then, of course, there're the tusken sandpeople. one of the most interesting aspects of tatooine. sw fans who're solely movie-goers may come to see these primitive people as savage beasts...but people who've read the 'outlander' arc of the republic comic series (dark horse) will, IMO, change their minds....for the first time in sw history, light other than that of the twin suns has been cast on these primitives which touches on their culture, heritage & morals. and that a'sharad hett is so cool....


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Old 08-16-2003, 07:44 AM   #27
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Dagobah was awful guys. Admit it.


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In the late 70's early 80's I don't think they would have been able to make a better Dagobah in a studio...


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What was wrong with Dagobah?!?




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What was wrong with Dagobah?!?
People think it was really ugly and badly done. It's a shame...look what CGI has turned kids into...


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what was wrong with dagobah? you're nuts if you think it didn't look good. it was an extremely out of the way place which is where yoda needed to be to not be found.

and if you'll note... the music when yoda lifts the x wing out of the swamp is basically the same music when he saves obi wan and anakin at the end of ii from the falling pillar.



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what was wrong with dagobah? you're nuts if you think it didn't look good. it was an extremely out of the way place which is where yoda needed to be to not be found.

and if you'll note... the music when yoda lifts the x wing out of the swamp is basically the same music when he saves obi wan and anakin at the end of ii from the falling pillar.
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Errr, could you be alittle more spesific than that?




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