This is kind of an addendum to the question that came up yesterday about the fact that hiding a kid from his father while giving him the very distinctive last name of Skywalker is kind of dumb. I was thinking about it last night and came up with another related question.
As everyone knows Luke grew up with his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. In Episode 2 they are introduced as the step son and girlfriend of the Virgin Mary Skywalker. However, they did not have the last name of Skywalker. If they were going to adopt Luke why would the not just give him whatever their last name was? Couldn’t they have dropped the whole aunt and uncle thing and just claimed he was their son? It might have saved them a lot of trouble in the form of a screaming, burning skeleton death. Leia’s adopted parents did so, so you can’t say there was some kind of galactic cultural imperative to keep all last names in order.
Also, ever wonder how most blaster wounds just burn a circle in a guys chest but somehow Owen and Beru were incinerated? Were the Stormtroopers carrying flamethrowers?
The Millennium Falcon shot I got from yet another of Dave’s Star Wars t shirts.