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Corrected entry: As demonstrated, the Death Star can destroy a planet instantly and yet it has to wait for the moon housing the Rebel base to move away from Yavin before it can be destroyed.so why not just destroy Yavin, then its moon?

Correction: Not all planets are the same. Yavin is a gas giant, orders of magnitude larger than a regular planet - as a real-life comparison, the gas giant Jupiter has a volume equal to more than a thousand Earths. While the Death Star has the power to destroy Alderaan, or the moon housing the Rebel Base, it simply doesn't have the power to blow up a gas giant.

Corrected entry: When C3-P0 falls over after the Sand people attack Luke, his left arm is missing. They then pick up a right arm.

Correction: It is a left arm. The hand on the arm is clearly a left hand. The thumb is facing us. The angle of the arm is viewed from slightly underneath making it appear to be a right armed joint. It is an optical illusion. The hand clarifies which arm it is.

Corrected entry: When Ben gives Luke a helmet for his light sabre practice, Luke is struck by a laser bolt by the ball, to which Ben replies "Stretch out with your feelings". At this point you can see Harrison Ford turn away and start laughing before the scene ends.

Correction: At this point, Han has no belief in the Force, and Luke's exercises seem ridiculous to him. It's not out of character for him to have to turn away and laugh. Rude, but not out of character.

Corrected entry: When Luke is the climbing the ladder to his X-Wing fighter before the Battle of Yavin, an InCom Engineer asks him if he needs another Artoo unit. This engineer is Shane Rimmer, best known for the voice of Scott Tracy in the Gerry Anderson series "Thunderbirds".

Correction: This isn't really trivia pertaining to Star Wars. The role is in his filmography. It's not really even that interesting.

Corrected entry: The soldiers inside the blockade runner hear the ship docking with the star destroyer before the two ships even come in contact.

Correction: What they're hearing is the effect of the tractor beam that the Star Destroyer's using to pull the blockade runner into its docking bay. Parts of the ship are flexing under the strain.

Corrected entry: In addition to the stormtrooper famously banging his head on the door, if you look behind the stormtroopers you can also see a crewmember quickly moving out of shot just as the door moves up.

Correction: There is someone moving in the background, but after slowing and even pausing the video I can't tell who it is. It almost looks like a 3PO style droid walking past. Remember, the Death Star is a busy place.

Corrected entry: As Han jumps through the blast door, he fires his gun one last time as seen by a puff of white smoke but there is no laser blast from it.

Correction: Han uses an old blaster. It simply misfired. Not a mistake.

Corrected entry: When the Garindan, aka "Long Snout," directs the Stormtroopers toward the launch bay for the Millennium Falcon, he whacks himself in the nose as he points. Not only does this reveal the bogus rubbery nose, but it's also likely that a creature that spent his entire life with that nose would have learned by now not to hit himself there.

Correction: This is a ridiculous stretch just to create a mistake. We have no idea what the skeletal structure (if any) of the creature's "nose" may be. It could be like human ears, which also seem rubbery when you touch them. And humans' whole life experiences haven't prevented them from accidentally hitting themselves in the face, biting their own tongues or tripping over their own feet all the time.

Corrected entry: Widescreen version: When R2-D2 and C-3PO are hiding from the stormtroopers in Mos Eisley, as they close the door, there's a control panel to the right of the door. In the next shot, the panel is gone. Some shots later, the panel is back.

Correction: The screenshot that was online for this highlighted what looked like a different wall as being the one without the panel - if anyone's got a screenshot definitely showing the same wall, please get in touch.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the rebels are in the briefing room for the attack on the Death Star, the guy explaining the attack says that they will need Proton Torpedos because the exhaust port is ray shielded. When Luke finally gets the torpedos in, there are not any ray shields.

Correction: Just because they're not visible, it doesn't mean that they're not there. You'll note, if you pay attention, that shields in the Star Wars universe are invisible unless they're actually being fired upon, in which case their presence can be detected by the reaction of the laser blasts. Proton torpedoes just go straight through with being affected.

Corrected entry: When Luke, Han and Chewbacca enter the detention block, the officer at the control panel stops working and turns toward them. He repeats that in the following shot.

Correction: In the first shot, he only turns his head. In the second shot, he turns the rest of his body.

Corrected entry: When Leia is hiding on the ship, 3 troopers come up, when she shoots one there are 4 of them and when she is stunned the dead trooper is gone.

Correction: Look very closely and you will see the 4th Stormtrooper.

Corrected entry: When the empire is invading Princess Leia's starship C-3PO says, "The princess is in danger!" But later in the movie when R2-D2 shows his projection video he doesn't know who she is.

Correction: C-3PO isn't stupid. Yes, he knows exactly who it is, but he doesn't know, having only just met him, that Luke can be trusted with that information.

Corrected entry: When Luke, Ben, and the droids first enter the cantina and Wuher the bartender yells, "Hey. We don't serve their kind here." his voice does not match his lips. (His voice was dubbed by an American due to his thick cockney accent.).

Correction: I don't see how somebodys voice can match their lips, this is not a mistakes as everything is in perfect sync.

Corrected entry: Denis Lawson's name is misspelled "Dennis" in the ending credits. The filmmakers later made the same mistake in "The Empire Strikes Back."

Correction: According to IMDb and Wikipedia Mr. Lawson has used both spelling of his name during his career, using Dennis in his early career which included the "Star Wars" movies. No mistake.

Corrected entry: When Han fires his blaster at the hatch of the trash compactor in an attempt to open it, the blast creates burn marks on the left side of the hatch. If you watch it in slow motion, the burn marks are there before the laserbolt hits the hatch. Then, when the laserbolt ricochets around the room, and in the rest of the scene, the burn marks disappear, reappear and change shape and position.

Correction: Per site guidelines mistakes that require stop or slow motion to view are not considered valid mistakes.

Corrected entry: Watch in slow-motion when Alderaan explodes: it looks as if it's an explosion superimposed over a planet image. There's also a strange thing moving on the upper left corner. It looks like a reflection of the explosion on something.

Correction: Per site guidelines mistakes that require stop or slow motion to view are not considered valid mistakes.

Corrected entry: If you look carefully during the prison escape you can see a few pieces of brass shell casings falling from the "blaster" rifles. Depending on how well your tape heads work in your VCR, you may be able to hit the pause/slow button and see the breach open on Han's gun as well, but if it hasn't been cleaned the sides of the guns are too blurred to see the bolt coming back.

Correction: Per site guidelines mistakes that require stop or slow motion to view are not considered valid mistakes.

Corrected entry: When the rebels are preparing to attack the Death Star, Luke is told that the exhaust port he must hit is only two meters wide. Meters? Isn't it a little odd that the world of "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" uses "our" metric system? Especially considering that its units were (originally) based on the circumference of the Earth?

Correction: You have a problem with that and you don't think it's a little odd that they're all speaking English? As with any film of this type, things have been translated into terms that the audience will be able to understand. Standard cinematic practice; not a mistake.

Corrected entry: Princess Leia knows the Millennium Falcon was being tracked as it headed to the rebel base, but she still decides to deliver the stolen plans in person. Why didn't she just transmit them across space like when she first got them at the start of the film?

Correction: Since the Empire controls the HoloNet, the Rebels are unable to transmit information quickly over such large distances as Tatooine to Yavin, which is why Leia's ship had to be sent to intercept the Death Star specifications in the first place.

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Princess Leia: Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

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Mistakes

When the stormtroopers break into the control room, the stormtrooper on the right of the screen hits his head on the door frame. On the DVD release they've added a thump when he hits it.

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Trivia

The Imperial officer's uniforms were patterned after the uniforms of Nazi officers to add to their "villainous" image.

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