Obi-Wan: I have something here for you. Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your uncle wouldn’t allow it. He feared you might follow old Obi-Wan on some damn fool idealistic crusade like your father did.
Luke: What is it?
Obi-Wan: Your father’s light saber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times… before the Empire.
— Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope, written by George Lucas
The scene from the movie… tongue-in-cheek.
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is gift-giving, suggested by plinytheelder. Today’s suggestion by churnage.
Trivia: The second film to gross more than $100 million at the US box office. The first was Jaws.
Dialogue On Dialogue: Commentary from churnage: “A powerful scene that begins Luke’s transformation from a disgruntled farm boy to the leader of the Rebels…”