Star Wars

Corrected entry: When Han begins to run after the storm troopers saying, "get back to the ship!" to Luke and Leia, in next shot, Luke actually loads a live cartridge into his blaster, revealing that the "blasters" are actually blank-firing guns. To prove this, you can hear a click-click noise before he says, "come on."

Correction: He does not load anything into his blaster. Han shouts "get back to the ship." Luke lowers his hand, taking the blaster out of frame and you hear a metallic sound. This is likely a Foley sound added after filming to indicate that the blaster had been passed from Luke's left hand to his right.

Corrected entry: After Luke, Han and the others make it into the communications center on the Death Star, R2-D2 says he found the princess. Luke immediately says she's the one in the message, and have to rescue her. When Luke saw the holographic message on Tatooine, C-3PO only said she was a passenger of importance. Never does he say she's the princess.

mikelynch

Correction: True, but a lot of time has passed since - plenty of opportunity for C-3PO to give Luke more information.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie when the rebel pilots are attacking the Death Star, red leader was able to get a shot off at the thermal exhaust port. He reports the proton torpedo didn't go in. Rather, it impacted on the surface, evidenced by a massive explosion. but when Luke gets off his shot, there is no visible damage to the exhaust port.

mikelynch

Correction: There is an extreme closeup when Luke's torpedo enters the port. If Red Leader missed by a significant margin, we wouldn't see the damage.

Greg Dwyer

Corrected entry: When Ben makes the noise to distract the two stormtroopers just before he walks off you can see him look to his right. But what was there to look at apart from other crew and equipment?

gandolfs dad

Correction: He was making sure that nobody was watching him.

Corrected entry: I'm not a specialist in audio equipment, but when the Jawas are transporting R2-D2, one of them has what I think is a microphone in his pocket.

Dr Wilson

Correction: Jawas are Junkers, meaning that he could be carrying just random junk.

Corrected entry: If the Death Star disposes of garbage by crushing it in those giant compactors why is the red-eyed tentacled monster that attacks Luke still alive in there? How does it avoid being smashed up into pulp along with the trash?

Correction: The dianoga (which is sort of like an octopus with an eye on a stalk) leaves the compactor prior to the walls closing. You can hear a door opening prior to the creature releasing Luke.

Corrected entry: In the bar on Tattooine (where Luke and Obi-Wan meet Han Solo), you see lots of aliens at the bar. Look carefully in the background of these shots, and you'll see a NASA astronaut in full space walk gear (helmet etc) walking across the back of the shot, complete with American flag on his arm. It's quite obvious once you know where to look.

Correction: There's no supporting evidence for this entry. I've watched the Cantina scene many times and no US astronaut is ever visible in the background. There are no stills from this scene on Google, Bing, or Ask that show the supposed astronaut.

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?

jbrbbt

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.

Tailkinker Premium member

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.

Twotall

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.

rswarrior

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

Ed Y

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.

Tailkinker Premium member

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.

Jack Vaughan

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.

Greenman37

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.

JC Fernandez

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.

JC Fernandez

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.

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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.

Tailkinker Premium member

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.

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Dr Wilson

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.

Tailkinker Premium member

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