It s a classic. And it s a classic for a reason. In Star Wars, R2D2 and C3PO don t exactly make a secret getaway after the Rebel blockade runner is captured by the Imperials. The film notes their escape pod hurtling down to Tatooine. But do the Imperials shoot it? No, not even for target practice. Not even due to the fact they ve just been engaged in a firefight against heavily armed rebels who are suspected of hiding stolen plans for a secret ultimate doomsday weapon, and which self same plans they ll most definitely try and get off the ship. How? Probably in an ejected escape pod. No, it s probably just a malfunction.