Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Corrected entry: In the scene where Luke is chasing the last Imperial Scout on the Speeder, he approaches two trees with very little room between them. He turns the Speeder on it's side in order to squeeze through them. This would only work if what he is flying is wider than it is tall, i.e. an X-wing fighter. By turning the Speeder on its side, he makes himself wider, giving himself less of a chance to survive the maneuver.

Correction: He wasn't trying to squeeze through the trees, he was leaning into a turn as he swerved around them.


Corrected entry: When Leia shoots at the stormtroopers with the hidden blaster, she shoot once but they both get shot.

Dr Wilson

Correction: If you listen properly you can tell that the sound of the second shot is slightly covered over by the first shot hitting the first stormtrooper.


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 the emperor's throne room, sometimes the stars move and sometimes they don't.

Dr Wilson

Correction: According to blueprints published in technical books, the Emperor's throne room is on a tower at the "north pole" of the Death Star. The Death Star was rotating both left and right (or hold position) to get open shots on the rebel's capital ships. This would explain why the stars move sometimes and don't sometimes.

Bruce Minnick

Corrected entry: When R2-D2 and C3-PO arrive at Jabba's palace, C3-PO comments to R2 that "...poor Chewbacca never made it out of this place." But Boushk shows up with the "captured" Chewie later in the film.


Correction: This was part of the story that they made up and told C-3P0. They did not tell 3P0 what they were going to do, because they were afraid he would say something by accident, so they made up a story to tell him.

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: Look at Jabba: he is slimy, slimy slimy, but only around his mouth, nose, and upper stomach. His arms look dry. When he bats Threepio with his arm, the droid gets a notable amount of green goop on his armor. However, whenever Jabba pulls Leia to himself, he pulls her close; her body gets smooshed against his multiple times, and yet she somehow manages to stay completely dry. Unless there are major - not to mention unmentioned - time shifts in which she either cleans up or the slime dries up and crumbles off, there is no way Leia could stay clean.


Correction: The green slime isn't from Jabba. It is from a gelatin dessert 3PO falls into, according to numerous source materials about the movie.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the stolen imperial shuttle is flying past the star destroyer the bridge of the ship looks massive, yet in episode 5 the millenium falcon clips onto a stardestroyer's bridge and looks a lot smaller.

Correction: If I remember correctly, the shuttle passes by a Super Star Destroyer, which is about three times the size of the one Millennium Falcon attaches to. The bridge is probably larger too.


Corrected entry: Why does the Imperial Fleet give up as soon as the Death Star blows up? They still have more than enough firepower to wipe out the Rebels' ragtag fleet.

Correction: During the battle you can see several star destroyers be destroyed. Granted not all of them could have been destroyed, but enough to make the remaining ones retreat. Another explanation offered by the Star Wars website is that Palpatine was somehow connected to the minds of his Armed Forces through the Force (a lá Trade Federation Droid Control Ships) and with him gone, the fleet loses all motivation.


Corrected entry: Han is handcuffed when he is frozen in Empire Strikes Back, but he is not when Leia frees him.

Dr Wilson

Correction: The creatures take the handcuffs off him just before the carbonite is poured in - when there is a close-up of the frozen Han, at the end of Empire, his hands are visible, partly raised and sticking out of the carbonite. He is in the same position when Leia frees him in Jedi.

STP Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Admiral of the rebel fleet indicates that the ships should wait for his signal before entering hyperspace to go to attack the death star all of the ships make the jump immediately.

Correction: He probably used a computer signal that was broadcast to every screen in the fleet at one time, not an auditory command that you may have expected. There was also probably some kind of computer link up to make sure they went to the same place at the same speed or else faster ships would get there earlier or facing the wrong way in space or something. On "his mark" could have meant a computer command that fed all of this info straight to the ship computers. He told them that he would give them a signal, he did, then they left.


Corrected entry: Look at Leia's sex slave costume carefully in the shot of her hip/hand next to Jabba's twitching tail. Notice how there are no panty lines, right? Then look at the scene of her running to the gun on the Sail Barge - her skirt blows back, revealing a pair of dark panties underneath. (00:21:50 - 00:34:35)

Correction: Quite apart from the fact that it is really, really sad to make such an observation, not all panties leave lines. I really do not think that Carrie Fisher would have agreed to be on a film set without underwear (she doesn't do nude scenes), and the fact that you can't see her frilly knickers in every single shot does not mean they aren't there.

Corrected entry: I think that this is only on the Special Edition version. What is that annoying little black spot on the left side of Emperor Palpatine's face? This takes place while the Emperor is sitting on his throne and talking to Luke (he is looking out of the window) about his friends failure. It is like this error on the side of his hood that the restoring people forgot to edit out.

Correction: The shadow that can be seen on either side of Emperor Palpatine's eyes are caused by an insert matte. The eyes are actually those of a monkey.

Corrected entry: During the battle on the skiff, Luke kicks the air and his opponent a few inches away falls back.

Correction: That's the beauty of the force: no physical contact needed.

Phixius Premium member

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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Darth Vader: Obi-Wan once thought as you do. You don't know the power of the dark side.

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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: After Anakin becomes Darth Vader, he seems ruthless, actually evil. "From my point of view, the Jedi are evil!" Is just one quote. That being the case, this movie makes it seem like Anakin knows that he's evil and wishes he wasn't. Basically, my question is, why didn't Anakin turn on Palpatine sooner? Or simply leave the Sith?

Answer: Darth: "Obi-Wan once thought as you do. You don't know the power of the dark side. I must obey my master." It's implied that the dark side is intoxicating, once you totally give in to the dark side it has a hold on you, and appeals to morality and rationalization are useless against your lust for its power. (On a symbolic level, the dark side is a metaphor for vice. Darth Vader is an addict and abusive parent. It's actually funny how many scenes still make sense if you replace "the dark side" with "the bottle" or similar).


If we bring the prequels into it, it's one of the criticisms of those films that they only make the question of how much Anakin is a "true believer" more confusing. But it stands to reason that at first Anakin may feel vindicated in his resentment toward the Jedi. Later on, Vader may not feel that as strongly, but by then his anger has turned toward himself for failing to save Padme. He may feel that a man as terrible as he does not deserve to be "rescued" from the dark side, leading to a feedback loop where he only gets further enamored with its power and does more evil things which causes him to hate himself even more, and so it goes.


Answer: Anakin was seduced by the emperor to think that the Jedi were evil. This was partly fueled by anger &fear, thinking Padme would die if Palpatine didn't help save her. After he turned to Darth Vader & joined the dark side, he eventually realised the true nature of the Emperor, but he was to weak to do anything about it. Darth Vader still wanted to rule the galaxy, but didn't want the emperor controlling everything. He just wanted to use Luke to help overthrow the emperor and take over the galaxy. It wasn't until he found out he had a daughter also, and saw Luke about to die by the hands of the emperor, that he realised that Luke was right & he needed to switch sides.

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