That Famous Line From The Empire Strikes Back is Actually a Misquote
Darth Vader never actually says, “Luke, I am your father.” Vader instead says, “No, I am your father.” In other words, this is just one of those misquoted movie lines.
So why does everyone think he says, “Luke, I am your father?” I’ll submit to you that it is not the Mandela effect. Instead my theory is that it was on some TV show or movie comedy along the way said, “Luke, I am your father,” and that was the version that got stuck in the lexicon.
The full quote from the famous scene in The Empire Strikes Back is featured below (in script form and clip form).
Notice Vader doesn’t say the word “Luke” until the end of this exchange. Previously in the exchange he calls him “young Skywalker” and “Skywalker”… which is a little strange since that is his last name too.
“Luke, I Am Your Father”
VADER There is no escape. Don't make me destroy you. 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. LUKE I'll never join you! VADER If you only knew the power of the dark side. Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father. LUKE He told me enough! It was you who killed him. VADER No. I am your father. Shocked, Luke looks at Vader in utter disbelief. LUKE No. No. That's not true! That's impossible! VADER Search your feelings. You know it to be true. LUKE No! No! No! VADER Luke. You can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son. Come with me. It is the only way.
How come James earl jones quotes his line from the movie Luke I Am your father on the Big Bang theory? Did he forget his own line? I don’t think so.
My guess is he was reading the Big Bang script and not the Star Wars script at the time.
I have evidence to the contrary. You will find that it is you who are mistaken about a great many things. Message me if you want to hear James Earl Jones say, “Luke, I am your father.”, and see where it is admitted by Lucasfilm 2005 Lucasfilm Ltd.
Very interesting, going to research this. Feel free to drop a link.
I remember “Luke, I am your father” and i watched Star wars back in the 80s as a young boy
This is the most pathetic excuse for journalism I’ve seen in a long time.
A) “Does Darth Vader actually say ‘I am your father’?”
B) “Darth Vader never actually says, ‘Luke, I am your father.'”
Where’s the contradiction or myth??? He still says, “I am your father,”
You are probably so stupid you don’t realize that, “Luke, I am your father”, “I’m your father, Luke”, or Luke saying, “You’re not my father!!!” are variations on a meme, the point of which is to exaggerate the melodrama and reduce the tension produced by the scene.
The writers for this site are overpaid — FACT
Just watched a clip from the 1980’s with crowd reaction and he days no Luke…i am you father.
That is crazy. How are there conflicting versions of this? George Lucas edits maybe?
In the original theatrical release he actually does say no luke, I am your father. It wasn’t until it was released outside of theatre that it got edited. Why it got edited I had no idea but I have a video taken from inside the original screening where this is what he says
Wow! Ok, that is interesting.
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