II-Memorable Lines: Star Wars Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back

Posted: September 11, 2009 in Uncategorized

April 2009

Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

No one, who watched and loved George Lucas’ 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope, saw it coming.

In Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back (1980) fans were in for a big surprise. To find out that Darth Vader, the evil emissary of the Dark Side of The Force, and Emperor Palapatine’s disciple, was the father of Luke Skywalker, the young Jedi, who was on a quest to help the rebels overthrow the tyrant, was quite a twist!

Many movie buffs, often, misquote the line that Darth Vader utters, replacing the original with the following, “Luke I am your Father…”

It was the line that changed movie history forever. Ok, maybe “change” is a big word! Let us replace it with the following sentence, “helped consolidate the-movie-with-a-twist-genre” appeal among cinema goers.

In case you don’t know Lucas went on to make more Star Wars movie and here are they in chronological in terms of storyline:

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983).

The list also includes The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) that no respectable Star Wars fan should watch, Ewoks (1985), Droids (1985), Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003) and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008).


Darth Vader: Voice by James Earl Jones, Body by David Prowse and Face by Sebastian Shaw

Luke Skywalker: Mark Hamill

Darth Vader:

There is no escape. Don’t make me destroy you. [pauses]

Darth Vader:

Luke, you do not yet realize your importance. You have only begun to discover your power. Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the galaxy.


I’ll never join you!

Darth Vader:

If you only knew the power of the Dark Side! Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.


He told me enough! He told me *you* killed him!

Darth Vader:

No. *I* am your father.


No. No. That’s not true. That’s impossible!

Darth Vader:

Search your feelings, you know it to be true!


[anguished] No! No!

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