BONUS EPISODE: 7 Gripes I’ve Got When It Comes to The Last Jedi

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  1. My gripe… In TFA, Finn needs Poe’s help to escape because he needs a pilot. Yet here, a few days later, we see Finn as a pilot on Crait.

    Sure, maybe space piloting is different than speeder piloting, but still, it’s a small nitpick that bugs me!

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    1. Allen Voivod

      Yeah, I can totally see your point there, Tim! Especially since those things launched out of chutes that looked like they were pretty high up in the air. And incidentally, I thought Rose was just a mechanic – but she can pilot one of those things, too!

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  2. Matt Mendenhall

    You point out some good inconsistencies, Allen. I’ve only seen TLJ once (so far), so I missed the lack of a third lesson from Luke. How could they overlook that in the editing?

    Regarding the “new tech” of being able to track through light speed: Besides the reference in “Rebels,” isn’t this the same “tech” the Death Star used to track the Falcon to Yavin 4? It’s referred to fairly often… Tarkin saying they’re “taking an awful risk” by letting the Falcon get away, and of course, Leia saying to Han “They’re tracking us” and he replies “Not this ship, sister!”

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    1. Allen Voivod

      Hi Matt – thanks for the kind words! Maybe it was something that got left on the cutting room floor, I hear there’s a lot, a lot, A LOT of footage that never got used…maybe Lesson #3 was in there.

      As for the device which enabled the tracking of the Falcon in Star Wars, they called it a homing beacon. There’s no scene in A New Hope where they go to lightspeed after leaving the Death Star, so maybe the beacon doesn’t need to be a sophisticated one to get the job done…

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  3. Wally Medina

    Hi Allen, you made great points and I hate it because it just goes to show you the writers need a fan base to review their plot for such little things. Another thing about the hyperspace that had me scratching my head, if you’re chasing a lame cruiser with a good size fleet why not send three Star Destroyers to make a quick jump into hyperspace and emerge right in front to box in the cruiser?

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    1. Allen Voivod

      Thanks for the kind words, Wally! Yeah, little micro-jumps are a good idea, lucky for the Resistance it never occurred to them! 🙂 And I guess the reality is, the issues could be intentional. For one thing, I was wrong about the hyperspace tracker – they meant tracking it *without* a beacon, and apparently it had been flagged in Rogue One as an Imperial project in the works. As for “Lesson Three,” maybe that’s something Luke delivers in a different way in Episode IX…

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