Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Trivia: George Lucas included the scene in which Yoda confirms Darth Vader is Luke's father because, after a discussion with a children's psychologist, he didn't want younger viewers to dismiss Vader's claim as a lie.

Cubs Fan

Trivia: When Luke and Obi-Wan are talking after Yoda's death, Luke refers to him as Obi-Wan. This is the only time in any of the movies that he uses that name instead of Ben.

Trivia: This was the first Star Wars film to make use of the THX sound system.

Trivia: Watch Jabba's mouth when he speaks, and you'll notice it matches the subtitled English 'translation'. The puppeteer didn't know what 'language' would be used for Jabba, so during the take, he would say and mouth Jabba's lines as they were written in the script: in plain English

Trivia: When the Death Star explodes, there is a view from the forest moon of Endor. Many bits of debris fly around. One of them, at the bottom right, is doll-shaped.

Dr Wilson

Trivia: Anakin Skywalker's first name is first mentioned in this film. His name comes from a friend of George Lucas, British film director Ken Annakin.

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Suggested correction: Actually his first name first revealed in Empire Strikes Back when he is on call with the Emperor. He says, "I have no doubt that this boy is the offspring of Anakin Skywalker."

Anakin's name was not used in the original release of "The Empire Strikes Back", therefore the trivia is correct. George Lucas retconned the special edition release and added "Anakin." Originally Luke was referred to as the "son of Skywalker."


Trivia: During the Endor shooting, the Ewok actors stormed off the set. One of the crew members raced off to get them back, and it turned out to be a hoax. The actors came back laughing with t-shirts that read "Revenge of the Ewoks."

Trivia: Sebastian Shaw had no idea he would be playing Anakin Skywalker until the day he arrived on the set to shoot his scene.

Trivia: The Ewoks were originally going to be Wookiees, but because Chewbacca had already been shown to be able to fly a spaceship, not to mention repair it and be adept with energy weapons, Wookiees were too technologically advanced, so a new race had to be created.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Trivia: The voice of EV-9D9 in Jabba's palace is provided by the film's director, Richard Marquand.

Trivia: At the shield generator bunker (during the ambush), an Imperial Naval Trooper shouts "Freeze!" and when Han throws the charges at him the trooper falls backwards over the railing, and the famous "Wilhelm" scream is heard.

Super Grover Premium member

Trivia: A couple of German Star Wars fans have - by use of acting, Star Wars props and computer graphics - filmed a story about how the shuttle Tydirium the rebels use to get to Endor was captured in the first place. The story can be found under the title "Tydirium - The True Story".

Trivia: In the scene in Jabba's palace when Oola, his green Twi'lek, is dancing for him, Jabba pulls on her chain pulling her towards him and her entire right breast pops out of her costume. (00:13:45)


Trivia: Though Mark Hamill's face seemed so different in this film than it was in the first two Star Wars films, people attributed it to a car accident. According to the actor, he had the car accident before Star Wars came out, but what really happened has been terribly distorted. He says he's many supposed stories about facial surgery, surviving a car wreck, and his favorite of all, driving off a cliff.

Allister Cooper, 2011

Trivia: While filming the scene in which C-3PO has his photoreceptor pulled out by Salacious Crumb, Anthony Daniels suffered a panic attack, due to the proximity of the puppet's beak to his real eye.

Cubs Fan

Trivia: George Lucas and director Richard Marquand clashed during production, due to Lucas favouring extensive camera coverage while Marquand preferred just one or two cameras. It has also been alleged by several people connected to the production, including Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back's director), that Marquand did not direct all the movie, and large portions of it were helmed by an assistant director and even Lucas himself, due to other actors not responding very well to Marquand.

Trivia: The special effects team used a rod puppet for the Rancor after they decided a man-sized costume looked unconvincing.

Trivia: When C-3PO is communicating to the Ewoks, one of the words he says is "Naboo." This was later revealed to be the home world of Queen Amidala (Luke and Leia's mother) in the film "Star Wars I - The Phantom Menace" (1999).

Trivia: There were a number of takes for the scene in which Jabba the Hutt captures Leia. Because the puppeteers working inside Jabba could not see Carrie Fisher properly, the operator for his tongue accidentally "licked" Carrie's face during several of these takes. Thus in the final footage, Leia turns away from Jabba in disgust the moment his tongue appears.


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Revealing mistake: After the heroes get snared and surrounded by Ewoks on Endor, the Ewoks mistake C3PO for a god and start bowing. There is one Ewok which only has holes where the eyes and mouth are and you can see the eyes and mouth of the person inside the Ewok costume. (01:07:50)

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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.

Phaneron Premium member

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.

TonyPH Premium member

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