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Team: Terrorificante Triangulo Diabolico. MOCathalon catagory: I can Write Better than George Lucas.
About this creation

Luke awoke to find himself hanging upside down in a cave, a terrible sound came from the corner and he glanced the creature who made it.


A terrific waampa stood gnawing on the remains of his last victim, fortunately it did not notice that Luke was awake.


Luke's lightsaber had fallen from his belt and was now wedged in the snow just out of reach.


He used the force, taught to him by the late Ben Kenobe, and his lightsaber flew into his hand.


Quick as lightening,


He sliced through the snow that chained his feet,


and rushed to defend himself against the creature at the cave exit.


He left the creature howling in pain and ventured out into the evening blizzard of the ice planet Hoth.


The snow was thick and the cold and the injuries inflicted from the Waampa had left his body drained of all strength.


All seemed lost.


Then through the thick haze the image of Ben Kenobe stood before him. "Luke, you must go to the Dagobah system, there you will learn from Yoda, the Jedi Master who instructed me."


"Ben!" Luke cried out but the vision started fading...


and so did Luke. As death drew ever nearer, Luke began to dream...


He saw a home and a family. His family.


In his delirium he dreamed of the parents he never knew and of the life that might have been.


"Mom! Dad!"


"Come Luke! Come home!"


He rushed into their waiting arms and Luke was happy.


Luke had found his parents,


he now saw before him the childhood every child deserves. And Luke was happy.



Over the next ten years, Luke grew to a fine young man. He graduated with honours from the Pilot Acadamy.


And his family was there with him through it all.


When he reached adulthood, he was ready to leave the nest. He headed off into the unknown universe and his family were there to wave him goodbye. Luke was happy, he was loved...



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Luke awoke in a huge tank of water in a white room. "Oh no" he sighed with regret as he focused on his surroundings, "it was only a dream." His heart sank...


But then he saw five familiar faces staring anxiously at him. They were faces full with love and concern for him. They were the faces of his new family... and Luke realised then that he was truly happy.




*****

Notes: The Empire Strikes Back is my favourite film for two reasons, first and foremost because of the beautiful cinematography, of which I have yet to see its equal. And secondly because although it is set in space amidst an epic war it is a completely character driven film.
I decided to explore in this moc an aspect of Luke's character that is only touched upon in one brief line in Return of the Jedi, when he says to Leia: "I have no memory of my mother, I never knew her."
Luke has been living with this feeling pressed deep down his whole life and I felt that in the moment when he was closest to death his mind would bring it to the surface so he can die peacefully. I like to believe that we all die in peace, no matter how dramatic the outside events may be.





Comments

 I like it 
  August 3, 2012
Cool! I'm a big Star Wars fan and Empire is one of my favorite Star Wars movies. If you like the character driven story line in Empire, you should check out the Expanded Universe Star Wars novels that take place after Return of the Jedi. Han, Luke, Leia, and a lot of other characters get really fleshed out. They have families of their own and their kids' characters are every bit as detailed and realistic as their own. They're really good books.
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  February 26, 2011
Wow, nice build, but how can R2 look anxious?
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  June 7, 2010
Oh, I feel brillent now..."G"zz...lol.. WOW,New Zealind,I would love to vacation there for a week...or a month.-looks at C-3po again-sigh, its so beutiful.....lolz
 I made it 
  April 30, 2010
Quoting Brick Star BTW,r u canadain? If so than cool! If not than thats ok,eh?
Thanks for your excellent praise of this moc! I am happy you like it. Canadian? No, I am a Kiwi, from New Zealand. (Bottom of the world...)
 I like it 
  April 30, 2010
BTW,r u canadain? If so than cool! If not than thats ok,eh?
 I like it 
  April 30, 2010
I love how his light saber falls three feet away from him,tee hee hee.Anyway the only prob I`ve got wit this is the fact that I can`t rate it higher than 5/5!lol Nice work on the hoth scene and great idea wit the dream part.-jaw drops-You have C-3po! Dang I want him sooo badly! So -picks jaw up off the floor- my take on it is...Hoth scene,5/5... Dream scene,6/5...And over all...10/5.That means my rating is... 100,000/5! Oooh! Ahh! -Looks at c-3po-dang...
 I like it 
  March 29, 2010
nice take on the snow monster scene! I was thinking we'd see a MOC'ed Tan-Tan, but the dream life was even better.
 I made it 
  March 17, 2010
Thanks everyone for all your great comments, this one shocked me! I honestly didn't expect this to do so well as it did with the judges, I didn't think I had altered the story enough but I didn't want to change it up too much cos Empire is such a good story already and doesn't need any improvement! And if I actually could "write better than George Lucas" then I would be sitting in his mansion with all his millions of dollars instead of eating toast for dinner in my tiny one-bedroom appartment...
 I like it 
  March 15, 2010
Excellent build and story Leda!!! Can't believe you scored another 20! Oh, and the fact you have Bones in there being ripped to pieces and he didn't even notice was a nice touch! LOL
 I like it 
  March 15, 2010
Wow, another 20 pointer. How did I miss this? Beautifully done. You did major justice to what is hands down the best Star Wars movie. Standing 'O' for you!~H
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  March 15, 2010
Awwww I've got a lump in my throat now:( Great little comic that actually adds to the Saga instead of taking it in a different direction (Empire is my favorite too).
 I like it 
  March 13, 2010
The med lab setup was my favorite. 5 points.
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  March 11, 2010
Great job! I was nervous at first as you were keeping to the actual storyline, but the dream was a bit of brilliance!
 I like it 
  March 11, 2010
Well done all around. Great story, nice build. Excellent photos too.
 I like it 
  March 10, 2010
That should have been in star wars...Great moc! ~Waff
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  March 10, 2010
Very nice!
Leda Kat =^..^=
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A Warrior of Cerinia .
  March 9, 2010
Nice one! When are you going to start your "Stuck" series eh? I also made a Chris Phipson sig-fig if you care to look at.
Leda Kat =^..^=
A Warrior of Cerinia .
  March 9, 2010
Before "Stuck", do Toto's revenge! He goes to Bones's house and tries to kill him! Muhahaha!
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  March 9, 2010
Looks like the Kat is heading for another 20... 5 points!
 I made it 
  March 9, 2010
Quoting A Warrior of Cerinia . Nice one! When are you going to start your "Stuck" series eh?
Once this whole life consuming contest that is ruling my every waking moment is finally over and done with... then I'll get onto my next projects :)
 I like it 
  March 9, 2010
What a compelling story! The (very nice) build complements it nicely! Awesome entry!
 I made it 
  March 9, 2010
Quoting Lee Jones But why is Luke walking around Hoth in his tatooine outfit - might chilly. Lee.
Must be cos he didn't have a mother to teach him those life lessons eh ;)
 I like it 
  March 9, 2010
To die in peace? I wish that were true too... As for the build - it is very nice, but the story is excellent. And to join Keith in reinforcing this time of behaviour I award five (5) points as well. But why is Luke walking around Hoth in his tatooine outfit - might chilly. Lee.
 I like it 
  March 9, 2010
I don't know why but that is my favorite star wars movie.(empire strikes back)
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  March 8, 2010
... and then he got off with his sister
 
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