The 17 Most Important Things We Learned from Star Wars
02.13.14 by Mandy
Before George Lucas became fascinated with cramming as many superfluous punctuation marks as possible into titles, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope was known simply as Star Wars. It taught us most everything we know about space operas, high-speed space travel, and humanoid robots. It turns out that it also taught us plenty about life.
A real princess grabs a blaster and makes her own escape plan.
A relaxed-fit denim jacket is a good choice no matter the time period or galaxy you happen to be living in.
When in doubt about whether it’s a big space station or a small moon, take the safe route and assume it's a giant battle station complete with evil death ray.
Exchanging pleasantries and making up stories about fake reactor leaks isn’t going to stop a squad from coming up to the detention level.
You might think your uncle is exaggerating when he says there will be hell to pay if the southridge repairs aren’t finished by midday. But he’s not exaggerating. He’s not exaggerating at all.
When it comes to Jawa tag sales, buyer beware.
If you want to keep your arms in their sockets, never beat a Wookiee at space chess.
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side.
Space hookers like to match their lipstick to their outfits.
There is a place for even the portliest of fellows in the Rebel Alliance's special ops team.
If you're extremely dedicated and really stick with it, a constant stream of whining, sulking and pouting will eventually lead to saving an entire galaxy from its tyrannical overlords.
Of all the hives of scum and villainy, the Mos Eisley spaceport is the most wretched.
We learned from Obi Wan that Sand People travel single file to hide their numbers. Later, we learned from the interwebs that the term "Sand People" is actually a bit of a slur; they prefer to be called "Tusken Raiders."
Have a robot suffering from dust contamination? An oil bath will fix him right up.
It might not look like much, but if you’re in the market for power converters, Tosche Station is the place to go.
If it doesn’t have an ambassador, it’s not really a consular ship.
Han Solo is an ice-cold killer, and that’s the way we like him.