Rare Star Wars footage shows real reason Obi-Wan kept Vader's identity secret

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Nov 6, 2013, 6:13 PM EST (Updated)

You are about to see Obi-Wan (and Yoda) in a whole new light.

For decades now, geeks the world over have shaken their fists at Obi-Wan's "I did tell you the truth from a certain point of view" schtick. And rightly so. With all the criticisms that can be leveled against the original Star Wars trilogy, Obi-Wan saying Darth Vader killed Luke's father is still pretty high on the list. It isn't Ewok high, but it's up there.

What we didn't know, though, is that Obi-Wan had an added motivation that was kept out of the final cut. But thanks to some alternate takes being uploaded from a rare Star Wars laserdisc, we have discovered the truth. Watch and see.


"Obi-Wan would have told you long ago had I let him."

Get. Out.

So all this time we were mad at old Ben and, meanwhile, he was just taking orders from Frank Oz Yoda the whole time!

Not cool. Yoda. Not cool.

(via Digg)

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