Wormholes and Swords is a blog dedicated to Science Fiction and Fantasy, with a bit of real world technical stuff thrown in from time to time. It is managed by T.D. Wilson, author of the Science Fiction book series, The Epherium Chronicles.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Science Fiction Trivia Time

This week's Science Fiction Trivia Question is Star Wars related.

In the first Star Wars film (Episode IV: A New Hope), Luke, Han, Chewie and Leia are sneaking around the Death Star after their escape from the trash compactor.  The group encounters a patrol of Stormtroopers.  Han and Chewie tell Luke and Leia to "Get back to the ship!" and take off after the retreating troopers.  Their advance stops when Han comes to a room filled with more Stormtroopers, who immediately open fire and force Han and Chewie to run.  That scene in the "Special Edition" version of A New Hope was changed and had several squads of troopers in the room.  What was the count of Stormtroopers in the room in the original unmodified release?

Here is a link to a video clip showing the Special Edition version:


1 comment:

  1. Believe it or not, the answer is 11. But I did like the change they made. I mean Han charged down an entire squad until they got to that room. When he got there, all of the troopers turned and opened fire. 11 troopers plus the remainder of that squad firing into an 8' wide corridor and they still couldn't hit anything.