Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Corrected entry: If Leia already knew she was Luke's sister, why did she kiss him in The Empire Strikes back?

Correction: Because she didn't know that she was Luke's sister at that time. What's wrong with kissing someone you trust (even if it is your brother) out of gratitude?

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: This is only noticeable in the widescreen version, but during the scene where Luke levitates Threepio there is a wide shot of the droid in midair about to start his descent. If you look closely to the far left you can see Chewbacca's head emerge from behind an Ewok hut. Not bad, considering we've already seen him hanging from a log alongside Han and Luke.

Correction: If you only watch the scene once, yes, it looks like Chewie is emerging from an Ewok hut. The reality is that you are seeing Chewbacca still tied to the pole but from a different angle. What looks like him sticking his head out of a hut is actually him swinging his head under the pole from one side to the other to get a better look at what's going on.

Corrected entry: After the Rebels have been captured, C-3PO walks out from behind a tree. An officer says, "Bring those two down here." However, you can't see R2-D2 anywhere until after the order is given. How did the officer know there were two of them? (01:33:20)

Correction: If R2 is not within the shot, it doesn't necessarily mean the officer can't see him.

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 a damaged Rebel ship is heading towards the bridge of a Star Destroyer, an Imperial officer begins to run for cover, as does Admiral Piet--immediately afterwards. In the next shot, Piett is further away from the window of the bridge than in the previous shot.

Corrected entry: During the battle on Endor when the walker gets hit by the swinging logs you'll notice that the walker crushes before the logs actually hit.

Correction: I watched it in slow motion on DVD and you can see the logs hit the walker and crush it.

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.

Corrected entry: When Han strikes Boba Fett's jetpack and it goes off, note the trajectory of his flight: When the pack fires, he is standing only slightly bend over, so the jet should carry him upward, not straight forward.

Correction: The pack fires, but since it is damaged, it is only strong enough to keep Boba from falling. Since Boba was hit from behind, and gravity is cancelled out by the weak firing of the backpack, it's logical that he would simply drift forward.

Matty Blast

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: When Luke is on Jabba's skiff, he gets shot in his bionic hand. If you watch in slow-motion, you will see that his hand sparks before the laser even hits it. Also, the laser is heading for his wrist, but the sparks explode from higher up.

Correction: This does not appear to be a mistake. There are actually many examples of this happening in the Star Wars movies. This suggests that the blaster bolts have two components; the visible part of the bolt and a faster, invisible part of the bolt.

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.

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

Corrected entry: When the Rancor eats the pig guard he bites his own hand.

Correction: The rancor is what we would consider "primitive". He's probably a messy eater, and probably bites his hand a lot.

Corrected entry: As R2-D2 and C3PO are being led to Jabba, the camera pans R2-D2 out of the picture. C3PO then walks down a small set of stairs. Shortly after, R2-D2 is panned back in. How did he get down those stairs?

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.


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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Question: Who is Luke talking about when he covers up his hand and says that he has a promise to keep to an old friend? Who is the old friend?

Tyler R

Answer: Yoda. When he was departing for Cloud City to save his friends in the previous film, he promised Yoda that he would return to Dagobah to complete his training.

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OK. But I thought he was talking about the holeish thing in his hand since he covered it up when he said it. I must have misunderstood it.

The hole in Luke's robotic hand reminds him that he got that robotic hand in the first place because he lost his duel with Darth Vader at Cloud City - a confrontation Yoda warned him he was not ready for.

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