Saturday, September 18, 2010

Star Wars - Tarkin

Last night I watched the classic, Star Wars, or renamed A New Hope, again.  One thing that I wonder about is just how bad-ass is Tarkin?

He must be pretty powerful, if not in the Force, at least within the empire's military because it's hard to imagine anyone else, except the emperor, referring to Darth Vader as "my friend" like he does when the topic of Obi-Wan Kenobi being there and he says "the Jedi are all but extinct, their fire has gone out of the universe.  You, my friend, are all that's left of their religion."  Darth Vader doesn't seem like he'd be a "friend" to anyone...

But possibly more telling is the scene earlier when he orders the destruction of Alderaan, he's with Princess Lea and Darth Vader.  In part of that he threatens Lea and she backs away from him, and right into Darth Vader, who I'd have thought would be a far more frightening character.

On the other hand, although neither of them knew it then, maybe she subconsciously sought her father for protection from Tarkin...

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