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Old September 23 2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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is Yoda a telepath?

I only ask this because it was a throw-away line on Hawaii Five-0 this week. The conclusion they came to was that he isn't a telepath. But in the Empire Strikes Back, when Luke uses "the force" to see into the future, he tells Yoda that his friends (Han and the others on Cloud City) are in danger. Yoda closes his eyes, as if to see into the future, and agrees. Now, how exactly did Yoda know who to "look for", in his vision of the future, without reading Luke's mind to know who Luke was thinking about?

As for the EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Bluray? I don't really care if they are edits or not. I like the fact that they just look so good on my Sony 240HZ HDTV. The colors are so much richer, and the print is so clean, it looks like it was released this year.
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Old September 23 2011, 04:36 PM   #2
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Re: is Yoda a telepath?

When people develop close bonds, their friendochlorians emit a subspace frequency that is in harmony. So Yoda just had to reach out with the Force, feel Luke's friendochlorian frequency, feel around for other friendochlorian frequencies that matched that, then check to see if there were danger ripples or safe ripples around them. So, no, he's not a telepath.
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Old September 23 2011, 04:37 PM   #3
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Re: is Yoda a telepath?

LOL. Friendochorians. That was actually pretty funny.
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Old September 23 2011, 04:46 PM   #4
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Re: is Yoda a telepath?

OsmiumJohnnycake wrote: View Post
So Yoda just had to reach out with the Force, feel Luke's friendochlorian frequency, feel around for other friendochlorian frequencies that matched that,
Was that good touch or bad touch?
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Old September 23 2011, 06:55 PM   #5
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Re: is Yoda a telepath?

it's called 'precognition'.
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Old September 23 2011, 07:05 PM   #6
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Re: is Yoda a telepath?

Prescience - something else Lucas "borrowed" from Dune.
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Old September 23 2011, 07:15 PM   #7
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Re: is Yoda a telepath?

OverJoyJackson wrote: View Post
Yoda closes his eyes, as if to see into the future, and agrees. Now, how exactly did Yoda know who to "look for", in his vision of the future, without reading Luke's mind to know who Luke was thinking about?
If he is a teep, it's part of the Jedi package. Remember in Return of the Jedi, Vader was able to read Luke's mind to find out that he had a sister.
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Old September 23 2011, 07:22 PM   #8
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Re: is Yoda a telepath?

Do you get the Discovery channel in the Jedi package?
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Old September 23 2011, 07:30 PM   #9
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Re: is Yoda a telepath?

It's implied that Jedi can read minds. During the test they gave Anakin in TPM, and then later in that scene when Yoda says "See through you we can" and they knew that he missed his mom.
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Old September 23 2011, 07:31 PM   #10
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Re: is Yoda a telepath?

David cgc wrote: View Post
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Yoda closes his eyes, as if to see into the future, and agrees. Now, how exactly did Yoda know who to "look for", in his vision of the future, without reading Luke's mind to know who Luke was thinking about?
If he is a teep, it's part of the Jedi package. Remember in Return of the Jedi, Vader was able to read Luke's mind to find out that he had a sister.
I totally forgot about that. I can use that in my argument with my friend that he (Yoda, not my friend) is a telepath. Thanks.
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Old September 23 2011, 10:52 PM   #11
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Re: is Yoda a telepath?

"These aren't the droids you're looking for" where Obi-wan influences a storm troopers mind, could be another example of telepathy
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Old September 23 2011, 11:23 PM   #12
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Re: is Yoda a telepath?

That's more akin to the voice used by the Bene Gesserit in "Dune".
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Old September 24 2011, 01:21 AM   #13
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Re: is Yoda a telepath?

I believe if you look at the script for Empire, your question is answered.
YODA: It is the future you see.

LUKE: Future? Will they die?

Yoda closes his eyes and lowers his head.

YODA: (thinking to himself) Shit! Talk my way out of this one, how am I? Think, Yoda! Think!!!

YODA: Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.
I don't know why these lines were never recorded. I think Frank Oz was sick that day, or something.
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Old September 24 2011, 04:28 AM   #14
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Re: is Yoda a telepath?

David cgc wrote: View Post
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Yoda closes his eyes, as if to see into the future, and agrees. Now, how exactly did Yoda know who to "look for", in his vision of the future, without reading Luke's mind to know who Luke was thinking about?
If he is a teep, it's part of the Jedi package. Remember in Return of the Jedi, Vader was able to read Luke's mind to find out that he had a sister.
Throw in the end of ESB with Luke calling Leia for help and Vader reaching out to Luke as they are waiting for R2 to fix the Falcon's hyperdrive during their escape.
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Old September 24 2011, 07:35 AM   #15
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Re: is Yoda a telepath?

I get that Palpatine clouds everything around him, so that Yoda can't look into his mind and then say, "A Sith Lord you are....you hole of an ass!". But if Palps clouds things, why can't Yoda (or any other Jedi) see the cloud? Think of a Betazoid. If she can't read a Ferengi or an android or a hologram, she KNOWS she can't read them. Why doesn't Yoda (or anyone else!!) KNOW that he can't look into Palpatine's mind? What, every time he tries, he gets brain fog, and says, "About to do, what was I? Oh, yes...my syntax improvement lessons I was about to attend...", maybe? Doesn't ring true. If Palps could do that, why not just make them all forget that they shouldn't step into an open lava pit or forget which way to point their sabers when turning them on?
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