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Mark Hamill Defends Tosche Station Line in ‘A New Hope’

We’ve been staying indoors for months now, so it’s likely we’ve binged the Star Wars saga more than once. One of the joys of the original trilogy is watching Luke Skywalker go on his hero’s journey. 

But when you think of Luke in A New Hope, you’ll inevitably think of his famous, whining complaint – “But I was going to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!” 

Mark Hamill recently spoke with StarWars.com to defend his acting choices.

“I did that intentionally to be able to grow and make him as much of a clueless teenager as possible, because by the end of the film he has found his purpose in life and he’s so profoundly changed,” Hamill explained. 

And what a change he makes. The whiny boy makes leaps and bounds into the confident Jedi we see in Return of the Jedi

Besides, there’s plenty of dialogue in each trilogy that had some questionable delivery. We love Star Wars for its quirks as much as its strengths. 

Start the discussion on our forum and chat room. May the Force be with you!

Jamie Binegar
"You cannot stop change any more than you can stop the suns from setting.” — Shmi Skywalker

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