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Actor who played choked Death Star commander dies
Associated Press ^ | Apr 17, 2013 12:04 AM EDT

Posted on 04/17/2013 8:56:21 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Character actor Richard LeParmentier, who as a young Death Star commander learned the hard way that Darth Vader brooks no disrespect, died Tuesday. He was 66. …

As Admiral Motti in 1977’s Star Wars, LeParmentier's character mocks Vader’s “sad devotion to that ancient (Jedi) religion.” Vader responds with a demonstration, using the force to choke the young commander, but allowing him to live. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: admiralmotti; darkside; darthvader; forcechoke; richardleparmentier; starwars

1 posted on 04/17/2013 8:56:21 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Guess Vader did it the slow way.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 8:58:28 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: Olog-hai

Too bad I can’t remember his memorable lines, because he gurgled them.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 8:59:07 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Olog-hai
So it just took awhile before he succumbed to Darth Vader's choke hold, huh?
4 posted on 04/17/2013 8:59:18 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: drbuzzard

Didn’t the Vader actor die first, though?


5 posted on 04/17/2013 8:59:41 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Olog-hai

One of the great lines in cinema history...

Star Wars Episode IV: “I find your lack of faith disturbing”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzs-OvfG8tE


6 posted on 04/17/2013 9:06:44 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: fwdude
Didn’t the Vader actor die first, though?

No, that was Hayden Christensen's career that died a deserved death.

7 posted on 04/17/2013 9:14:31 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Olog-hai; Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; ...

8 posted on 04/17/2013 9:15:11 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Olog-hai

9 posted on 04/17/2013 9:20:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: drbuzzard

Guess Vader did it the slow way.
++++++++++++++

Throat cancer?


10 posted on 04/17/2013 9:21:37 AM PDT by Kolath
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To: drbuzzard
Guess Vader did it the slow way.

Clearly a hostile work environment.

11 posted on 04/17/2013 9:23:46 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: fwdude

David Prowse and James Earl Jones are still alive....


12 posted on 04/17/2013 9:24:04 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Perdogg; Olog-hai

Wow. Sorry to hear about someone dying so young. Godspeed, Mr. LeParmentier.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 9:25:07 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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14 posted on 04/17/2013 9:34:25 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Olog-hai

Well I hope he didn’t find himself on the darkside of things when he crossed over!

Mel


15 posted on 04/17/2013 9:40:19 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: Olog-hai

Wow, how sad for an actor that the only thing you’re remember for is being choked by Luke’s dad. He wasn’t even named in the headline.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 9:52:25 AM PDT by bgill
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To: fwdude

Looks like Prowse is still alive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Prowse


17 posted on 04/17/2013 9:55:57 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: fwdude
Too bad I can’t remember his memorable lines, because he gurgled them.

Admiral Motti: Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Vader. Your sad devotion to that ancient Jedi religion has not helped you conjure up the stolen data tapes, or given you enough clairvoyance to find the rebels' hidden fortress...

[Vader makes a pinching motion and Motti starts choking]

Darth Vader: I find your lack of faith disturbing.

18 posted on 04/17/2013 10:04:25 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Olog-hai; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Vader, you know that ancient Jedi religion? Well, I just met a little green guy...  photo SW-AdmiralMott-1-R.gif who says it is real!
19 posted on 04/17/2013 10:34:33 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Olog-hai

Related thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3008729/posts


20 posted on 04/17/2013 11:03:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Bender2

DUDE I remember him


21 posted on 04/17/2013 11:34:26 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Olog-hai

GENERAL TAGGE:

Well, I mean, there's this little hole. It was kind of an aesthetic choice by the architect. And if you shoot a laser into this hole, the station blows up.

STEWIE (DARTH VADER)

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! That sounds like a pretty big design flaw, then.

GENERAL TAGGE

No, no, the hole's only two meters across.

WEST (GRAND MOFF TARKIN)

Well, that's no bigger than a womp rat.

GENERAL TAGGE

Exactly. And even to get within range of it, you have to skim along this whole trench. It's not a big deal.

STEWIE (DARTH VADER)

Can't we board it up or, you know, put some plywood over it or something?

GENERAL TAGGE

Well, that would look terrible. I mean, we gotta think about resale.

STEWIE (DARTH VADER)

Resale? What are you talking about? This property is right above Sunset. The value is only going to go up.

GENERAL TAGGE

Lord Vader, your inside references to the Los Angeles real estate market haven't given you the clairvoyance to turn a profit on that condo in Glendale. Nor has it...

STEWIE (DARTH VADER)

[Vader begins to choke him] I find your lack of faith disturbing. That property is in a prime location! Twenty minutes to the beach, twenty minutes to downtown!

GENERAL TAGGE

[choking] There's nothing to do downtown!

WEST (GRAND MOFF TARKIN)

Enough of this! Vader, release him!

22 posted on 04/17/2013 12:44:10 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Flick Lives

Alright, I had a brain f@rt as was thinking about the REBEL officer who Vader lifted off the floor by the throat at the beginning.

Now I remember. The “pointless bickering.”


23 posted on 04/17/2013 12:46:07 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Kolath; GOPsterinMA; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; DarthVader; Jewbacca; Emperor Palpatine; ...
Guess Vader did it the slow way.

++++++++++++++

Throat cancer?

LMAO! Police to question James Earl Jones? And/or David Prowse?

In all seriousness, RIP, he was only 66. The cause is not yet known.

24 posted on 04/17/2013 3:00:44 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; All

The guy was also in the original Rollerball with James Caan.


25 posted on 04/17/2013 5:12:20 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: Olog-hai; Perdogg; All

Thanks for the thread O-h... (and hi there perdogg et al..)

Always enjoy Star Wars chat and too bad about his demise.

If you got and saw the Trilogy (IV, V, VI) remastered digitally, THX in the set it also had an additional “special” everything disc. Each individual disc in addition had a special features section which was in many parts and interesting. The commentary part (replay of movie with 4 or 5 of the producers, stars etc chipping in comments) was also excellent. The fourth disk had a segment documentary that was as long as the movies. Lots of background material and good overview of the development and growth of special effects etc and esp ILM. I found them fascinating and view them as often as I find time. Hollywood politics of course get a good exposure. Lucas was not mainstream lock step. He was an independent visionary artist. Jealousy of his work, success was apparent to me over the years.

Recalling back to 1977 and that first eye opening movie in the theater with my 4 year old son, who sat transfixed for the entire two hours ...and yes, Altura shared on the Facebook movie page.. who could forget that scene of “force choke”

Nice to see you all. I have been thoroughly enjoying the movies out this year. Saw GI Joe 3D today. Enjoyed it!


26 posted on 04/18/2013 7:00:42 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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