During the 124 days before the release of The Last Jedi, I’m reviewing all 124 minutes of the theatrical version of The Empire Strikes Back. Join me and together we will watch Star Wars….
Happy Force Friday, everybody! As my gift to you, we're going to see a screenshot of everyone's favorite sitcom: Three Men and a Wookiee.
But before we hear even the slightest laugh track, our heroes leave Luke alone and head for the control room. For the good of the team, Han and Leia are able to put aside their differences and meet in the control room without throwing insults. Back in the 17th Minute, Leia told Han she didn’t want him to leave because “General Rieekan thinks it’s dangerous for any ship to leave the system.” Rieekan feared it would tip off the Empire that there’s an outpost on the ice planet. That’s a valid excuse but Han thought that was just an excuse Leia made up to keep Han around.
Here, we see that old Rieekan is a cautious guy. When the scanners pick up something roaming around the perimeter of the base, they also hear it transmitting what may be an old Imperial code.
Is it really sending a confirmation of the Rebel's hidden base back to Darth Vader's fleet?
Or is it teaching an online class, via satellite, to the Peanuts gang?
Regardless, Han probably figures he can keep Leia’s complaints to a minimum if he and Chewie go shoot it up. So they leave and we wonder how many shots it takes to get to the center of an Imperial probe droid. We’ll have to wait until Minute 20:00 to find out.
Best Performance by a Human: Stoic Rieekan.
Best Performance by a Non-human: Imperial probe droid floating away like an evil Roomba.
Best Line: Whatever that probe droid is transmitting…
Rating: DSS-01.5 out of DSS-02, which is the model of shield generator protecting the Rebel base.
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