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When Obi-Wan gives Luke his father's Lightsaber, he says "At one time they were widely used. Still are in certain galactic quarters." To what is he referring? Where and Who? 188.8.131.52 05:09, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
Hmm, I'm not sure. This might be one of those statements made in the OT that needed to be retconned after the prequels were made. Or it could be Obi-Wan speaking vaguely about Palpatine and Vader's use of the weapons...Zadi 11:43, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
I'm away from my books, but I suspect it's in the novelization if it's anywhere. Of course, no other source I'm aware of has stated that lightsabers were ever particularly common galaxy-wide (unless you consider millennia of use by a few thousand Jedi or Sith scattered across the galaxy to be "widely used.") As for which "galactic quarters" still using lightsabers Obi-Wan was talking about, we could imagine him to be talking about the Tapani Sector's saber rakes, but they only appeared in RPG supplements some 20 years after the novel was written so Alan Dean Foster couldn't have been referring to them. Maybe the WEG writers who came up with them had that line in mind, though. —Silly Dan(talk) 21:30, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
So there are no spin-off series of sideline stories with lightsabers being used? Just a line that wasn't fully thought out.
Also, in earlier drafts of the script, stormtroopers used lightsabers, so that line might just have been left over from an earlier draft of the movie script and wasn't caught in editing. DarthDragon164Dragon's Lair 05:14, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
Really? That's odd. Any place I can read more on that?184.108.40.206 06:42, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
Thank you, jSarek. As I said, I had read the summary field and didn't believe it was correct, but I was away from my books at the time. Now that I'm back, I can also confirm that the quote in the original post is from the ANH novel. —Silly Dan(talk) 02:31, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
Wow, that is awesome. I love all the "behind the scenes" stuff. Movies or books. Especially when there is awesome assed art involved. How much is the book? Nevermind, I'll google it. 220.127.116.11 04:21, 15 June 2008 (UTC)Thanks.