Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Corrected entry: In the Special Edition, when the first of Jabba's henchmen is thrown into the Sarlacc pit, the Sarlacc has reverted to its original design (without the beak). Then when the next one gets thrown in, the beak has returned. Later on, when it burps after eating Boba Fett, the beak has vanished again.


Correction: The Sarlacc is probably able to make the beak retract into the pit whenever it wants to.

Corrected entry: During the final celebration scene, Artoo is all fixed again, but who fixed him? We know from Part 5 that Han, Leia and Chewbacca had no idea how to fix droids (not forgetting the poor job Chewbacca did with Threepio). Threepio couldn't have because he didn't even know how to put his own leg back on in Part 5. The rebels who went with them were only trained as fighters and the Ewoks weren't intelligent enough. And Artoo was fixed when Lando arrived.

Gavin Jackson

Correction: There's no evidence that the rebels who were part of the landing party aren't trained in other areas. They could be technicians. Or, Artoo could have been fixed with something as simple as a reset button. Also, there are lots of people at the celebration who weren't there when Artoo was shot, like Luke, Wedge, some Calimarians and pilots. It's possible that Luke fixed him, he is pretty handy with droids, like his dad. To sum up, there are lots of ways Artoo could have been fixed.

Charles Fraser

Corrected entry: This can only be seen in the widescreen version: in the wideshot where Luke jumps from Jabba's prisoner's skiff over to another skiff, Lando is hanging underneath the prisoner's skiff, and although the skip casts a shadow onto the sand, Lando's body doesn't.

Correction: His shadow is obscured by the slope in the lower right hand corner of the screen.

Corrected entry: EV-9D9, the droid that assigns C-3PO and R2-D2 to their duties in Jabba's palace moves its mouth when it speaks. But when it says, "We have been without an interpreter since our master got angry with our last...", as it continues, "...protocol droid and disintegrated him", its mouth does not move. (00:11:10)

Correction: The mouth of the droid wouldn't need to move in order for it to speak - very few other droids in the series have moving mouths after all. It's just a part of the droid designed made to make it more look 'alive' that is either flawed or, in the case of this particular droid, malfunctioning.

Corrected entry: When Han says, "You stay here, we'll take care of this," you can see a man's head in the background as 3P0 begins to exit the shot.

Correction: This man is simply one of rebel strike team members. His helmet is identical to the ones worn by the men you see behind Chewie just before they arrive at the spot.

Corrected entry: In the entire sequence involving Luke and Vader's final duel in the Emperor's chambers, the blades of their lightsabers (presumably made of light) cast shadows on the floor.

Correction: Lightsabers are not actually light, they have some properties not suitable for normal light/laser rays - finite length, inability to cut through another lightsaber etc. The blades are made of some unknown substance, so I don't see anything wrong with it casting a shadow.

Corrected entry: Admiral Ackbar displays the 3-D map showing that the Death Star's heavy defense is a shield generated from Endor. Indeed, this is why Darth Vader's shuttle, at the very beginning, needs a code confirmation to have the shield taken down so he can land on the Death Star. Han Solo's strike team, however, wished to land on Endor, the moon around which the Death Star was orbiting. There is no mention of Endor being protected by a shield; just the Death Star itself. Why did shuttle Tyderian need a code clearance for Endor?

Matty Blast

Correction: The clearance code is to prove that they are Imperials, like calling for a password at a guardpost. They need to convince the Imperials not to blast them out of space, as any unidentified craft most likely would be, shield or not.

Correction: That film took place a few years prior to this one; who's to say that Jabba perhaps didn't age/get injured/whatever in the time span between films? If nothing else this belongs in episode IV.


Corrected entry: At the end of the movie when the camera is showing shots of all the celebrations look closely at the crowd in the shots of Coruscant. There is a Stormtrooper being carried screaming along the top of the crowd minus his helmet.

AzN InVasian

Correction: I don't see how this is valid trivia - it's just an observation of something that is in the movie for all to see.

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Corrected entry: Throughout the time we see Jabba, his tail appears to be relatively dry (at least the final couple of feet or so). However, when Leia is strangling Jabba with the very chain he enslaved her with, his tail thrashes about madly, glistening moistly in the light and making a thick slimy sound.


Correction: The 'thick, slimy sound' is the sound made by Jabba as he is being strangled, and the tail is not wet. Even if it was, there is more than one plausible explanation for this.

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Corrected entry: When Luke is slicing all the guys over the Sarlacc pit with his lightsaber, he cuts one of the guards. If you pause it quickly, when he rolls down into the pit you can see the actor's mask come off and roll away revealing his blond hair and face. (This may only be in the original version.)

Correction: This is still visible in the later version, but it isn't a mistake - the person's helmet comes off, not a mask.

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Corrected entry: Where did Leia get the dress that she was wearing in the Ewok village? She didn't have a pack with her, and there is no way the Ewoks could have had it.

star wars freak

Correction: They could have made the dress. It looks very similar to what the Ewoks are already wearing.

Corrected entry: The Rancor pit is directly beneath Jabba's throne room, so that huge solid iron gate that releases the Rancor should logically rise through the floor of the throne room, yet it doesn't.

Correction: Going straight down from the floor where the observation grate is, the huge solid iron gate appears to be, say, thirty feet away. On the audience chamber's floor, the rear wall appears to be maybe twenty feet away. Perhaps the metal grate pulls up directly into that rear wall? Above all, the exact dimensions of the palace are never given, nor are they (too) easy to determine.


Plus the drop could be high/deep enough to make room for the gate to be located entirely under the throne room floor.


Corrected entry: When all the gang are caught in that ewok net, R2-D2 starts to cut the rope and they all fall out. Watch after. The whole net is cut open and it breaks about 1 second after we see R2 start to cut it - there's no way he could have done all that, that fast.

gandolfs dad

Correction: R2 slices through a couple of ropes, weakening the net, which then rips because of their weight.


Corrected entry: This is in the "Special Edition" one, in the very last few scenes as the Death Star has been destroyed it shows all the different cities celebrating. I believe it is the shot of Corascaunt city, you can see a Storm Trooper crowd surfing over all the people.

Correction: The storm tropper was not crowd surfing. He was trying to put down the celebration and the crowd picked him up to throw him. He was not celebrating with them, he was being attacked by them.

Bruce Minnick

Corrected entry: In one of the scenes where Vader and the Emperor are trying to turn Luke, the Emperor is trying to get Luke to "strike him down" with his lightsaber. Luke finally gets annoyed enough to give it a try, but as he swings down to slice the Emperor in half, Vader suddenly whips out his saber and blocks the blow; then the camera cuts to a nifty closeup of the crossed sabers and the Emperor laughing. However, according to that shot, the Emperor should be dead. Look carefully at the position of the sabers: Vader's (red) is on top of Luke's (green) - a position which should have driven Luke's saber straight into the Emperor's body.

Correction: I looked at this several times, and it looks to me like the red blade is BLOCKING the green blade, as it is supposed to be. At the very least, when paused, there isn't enough to say that the red one is on top, only that they seem to have "merged".

Corrected entry: How come whenever they are flying no matter where they are you can see stars but they are never near any?

gandolfs dad

Correction: They always see stars when flying because you actually can see stars from any place in the universe. Any time they're on a planet they're near a star, just as we are near our Sun. Other stars are always so immensely far away that they look like pinpoints of light.

Bob Blumenfeld Premium member

Corrected entry: In Jabba's dungeon, Han says to Chewbacca, "Chew... Chewie.", but his lips don't move. (00:20:40)

Correction: You can say the words "Chew. . . Chewie" without moving your lips. Try it.

Damian Torres

Corrected entry: When Luke is in the pit fighting the Rancor, he finds himself trapped in a tunnel with a locked door at one end and the approaching Rancor on the other. To save himself, he picks up a skull and throws it at a button on the far wall, which brings a heavy gate down on the Rancor, killing him. Why does Luke, who by this point has basically mastered the Force, pick up the skull? He could just move it with his mind.


Correction: But he does not need to use the Force for such little things. Besides, he does use it, to guide the skull accurately to the button.

Corrected entry: After Luke defeats Vader, he stands over Vader with his lightsaber and the blade casts no shadow. Earlier shots during the fight showed shadows cast from the lightsaber blades.


Correction: Where a shadow falls depends entirely on where the light source the lightsaber blade blocks is in relation to the blade itself. There is no shadow because there is no light source on the opposite side of the blade to Vader strong enough to cast a shadow.

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Continuity mistake: On the forest moon of Endor when Princess Leia first meets the Ewok, she takes her helmet off and is holding it in her hand (which frightens the Ewok) in the very next shot she is removing it again to show it to him.

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Trivia: When Oola the dancing girl (with those two things growing out of the back of her head) is trying to get away from Jabba, she briefly falls out of the top of her costume. It isn't as visible in the letterbox version, but quite visible in the regular version.

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Question: How come this movie barely showed anything about Luke and Leia's mother? Luke doesn't even ask anyone what her name was (maybe that was hidden from Leia, but he can probably guess that Yoda or Obi-wan would know). I know we can assume that she was discussed off-screen, but they could have revealed a little more about her.

Answer: The Jedi are shown to have something of a blind spot in regards to matters of the heart. Note that when Luke confronts Obi-Wan over lying to him about his father's fate, Obi-Wan's response is haughty and defensive, and gives Luke nothing in terms of regret or apology. They're focused on their mission, not on how Luke feels. Why waste time, in their eyes, telling Luke about his mother? If they had their way, he wouldn't even know about his father. The prequels would make this more explicit, showing that the Jedi are conditioned from the beginning to let go of all "passions" because they could so easily be corrupted, and their inability to understand Anakin's emotions just contributes to his downfall.


Answer: Why can we assume that she was discussed off-screen? Luke's got more important things to talk about than who his mother was. Yoda dies shortly afterwards and Luke's understandably more interested in how Darth Vader, given that he's got to go up against him, can be his father when talking to Obi-wan's ghost shortly after. Not a lot of time for general chit-chat. Behind the scenes, at that point, very little would have been decided about their mother, as it would be irrelevant to the plot of the trilogy and to discuss her on-screen would have wasted time and slowed everything down.

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