recently read the Star
Wars: Empire - Volume 5: Allies and Adversaries
graphic novel and I have a problem with the final tale in
the collection, "General" Skywalker.
In this, a band of rebels land on an unnamed planet that is
at the arse-end of nowhere. We learn that the planet is unnamed
as it is soooo remote that no one has ever visited it. Nor
are there any indigenous (animal) life forms (which seems
odd given that it has a lush forest-like landscape).
landing, Luke is surprised to find some graves - and so he
should be. The graves are from a ship that crashed there years
before. What are the chances of Luke and co landing right
on top of the same place that a ship came down years ago?
It's not like a planet is the size of a postage stamp!
Luke himself admits, the planet resembles Yavin Four, but
with more jungle. It is therefore possible that there are
very few clearings on this world and that the rebels landed
in one of them, as did the ship that came down all those years
ago. It is also possible that the clearing was kept clear
or was even widened by the very fact that the previous ship
crashed there. This makes the more recent landing site less
of a coincidence.
maybe the Force itself led the pilot of the vessel to that
part of the planet and then led Luke to the precise location
of the grave, without them consciously realising it. Obi-Wan
once described the Force as: "an energy field created by all
living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the
galaxy together." Therefore, it could potentially draw Force-sensitive
individuals to the graves of the deceased, especially if the
deceased were denied proper closure (because they died on
a remote and unnamed planet, for instance).