Tosche Station: Luke Skywalker Finally Made It
Sometimes, during Star Wars: A New Hope it’s difficult to remember that Luke Skywalker is about 19-years-old.
But then, Luke says it: “But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!”
Revisiting Tosche Station
And everyone who has ever lived with a teenage boy rolls their eyes, even as Star Wars fans recite the whiny protest.
To Mark Hamill’s credit, he knows just how funny that line (and many of Luke’s lines) actually are. And, also to his credit, he doesn’t take himself too seriously.
Visiting Tosche Station
To wit, check out Hamill’s recent Twitter post:
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 28, 2020
To review, Brian Welk of Yahoo Entertainment explained:
You know the scene: Luke’s Uncle Owen has just purchased two droids (C-3PO and R2-D2) to help out around the house and he tells Luke to take them over to the garage and get them cleaned up before dinner.
“But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters,” Luke complains. “You can waste time with your friends after your chores are done,” Uncle Owen replies. Before you know it, Artoo runs away to find Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke catches up with him and learns his father was a Jedi Knight, his aunt and uncle are killed by the Empire, and Luke is on his way to joining the rebellion against the empire. And he never did make it to Tosche Station.
Until Monday, when Hamill shared a silly, heavily photoshopped image of himself in front of a Mobil gas station with the “Mobil” logo replaced with “Tosche,” holding a large red-colored power converter.
The Gift Of Laughter
Yahoo’s Welk also said he thought the original picture was from Hamill’s 2018 trip to Ireland (we agree). But, no matter the photo’s provenance, it was great to see a happy Hamill and relive a fun moment from our favorite film franchise.