Top 10 Star Wars Quotes (and what makes them great)31.07.08 # Top Ten # 39 Comments
7. “He’s holding a thermal detonator!”
Film: Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi
Who: C3P0 translating to Jabba The Hutt
What makes it great?
When read back, this quote may not seem so memorable. But these few words perfectly sum up what C3PO is all about – translating gobbledegook and panicing. As C3PO interprets the bounty hunter’s message for Jabba The Hutt, he realises what he’s saying, as he’s saying it. The line is delivered with the purest form of quirky English terror, and mirrored with Jabba’s fearless, cackling response, a classic moment in Star Wars history is born.