Before I start my analysis on this scene, I need some help. I’m trying to make my next year, 2014, one of twelve 30-day resolutions. So instead of having a resolution for the whole year, I want to think of some more meaningful ones that I do for one month instead. It doesn’t even have to be 30 days straight – for instance, for the month of February my goal is to do yoga at least three times a week. Does anyone have any ideas? I’m missing 7 months of resolutions, sigh. Maybe I should make a resolution to get this resolution list done by December 31st, haha. Please let me know if you can think of anything! The only prerequisite is that it has to help you grow as a person either physically, mentally, or spiritually.
So far, I have:
- Prayer and reading the Bible everyday
- Eating vegetarian for 30 days
- Yoga at least three times a week
- Play guitar everyday
- Gratitude days. (Writing three things I’m thankful for everyday)
And now I’m stuck! I’ve been debating on giving a compliment to someone different everyday or possibly not nagging my husband for 30 days (I’d have to set parameters for that on what counts as nagging)…Thoughts anyone? Maybe taking 30 days of interesting photos? But what constitutes as “interesting” when you’re basically in an office for 9 hours a day?
Okay, help me out if you have any ideas!
Onto the scene…
I never really appreciated how cute Artoo was when I was younger. I just looked at him as another character. But as I’ve grown older, all his little chirps, beeps, and whistles are just SO adorable. He kind of reminds me of my Parrolet when she tries to talk with us: you’ll say something and she will give a series of chirps back. She has a chirp for when she’s angry, excited, and content. It’s adorable, like Artoo.
I am a little confused about the autopilot. It’s taking them TO the Trade Federation Battleship, correct? Wookiepedia says:
The N-1 starfighter was also equipped with an advanced autopilot that could receive navigational information from hangar outlets or from Naboo flight control. In a crisis, the autopilot could bring the craft to the site of an emergency or pilot the ship home safely.
So this would be considered “the site of an emergency”, I’m guessing. It’s probably receiving the information from the hangar outlets, since that’s where they came from.
It seems a little weird to me that there’s an autopilot taking you to danger. That would not make me feel good psychologically. I understand that the pilots are trained for danger and possible death and this is their job…but still. What if I turn chicken and want to run away? I can’t do that because of this damn autopilot. It’s strangely controlling. I guess if you have a super useful droid like Artoo, you’re in luck and can dash off whenever you want.
There is a full size prop in Boston’s very own Museum of Science. The first time I saw it hanging from the ceiling, I was basically peeing myself, I was so excited. I have a picture on my old phone but it’s so old that I definitely can’t post it here. You can look at this one instead and pretend it’s me that took the photo:
INTERIOR: NABOO STARFIGHTER – COCKPIT – SPACE
A giant dogfight ensues. ANAKIN’s fighter flies into space above Naboo. ARTOO beeps a worried concern.
ANAKIN: The Autopilot is searching for what other ships?
ARTOO beeps and whistles.
ANAKIN: (Cont’d) There is no manual override, Artoo. You’ll have to rewire it or something.
ARTOO chirps that he’s trying.
ANAKIN: (cont’d) Look! There they are! That’s where the autopilot is taking us.
ANAKIN’s fighter flies toward the Federation Battleship.