Star Wars

Corrected entry: Just before Leia and Luke swing across the chasm in the Death Star (and at other times), the "blasters" they are shooting are seen to eject shell casings. This is because the guns used in the movie are just dressed-up blank-firing prop guns.

Correction: Duplicate mistake.


Corrected entry: In the battle between Darth Vader and Ben, just before the scene switches to Han and Chewbacca, you can see that in the last three hits, Ben's lightsaber has no colour, and it looks like it starting to die out.

Correction: Duplicate mistake.


Corrected entry: After Han Solo and everybody else gets out of the Death Star a few TIE fighters go after them. During the battle between the ships if you look really closely when one of the TIE fighters swoops down you can see a green box around the ship.

Correction: If you properly adjust your television's brightness and contrast settings to those recommended on the DVD's optimizer, you won't have that problem. Not a movie error, but a user error.


Corrected entry: When Han Solo tells Luke "C'mon buddy, we're not out of this yet," as Han runs to the Millennium Falcon's gunturret after the Death Star escape, Luke gets up from the holographic chess table. When he pushes on the table to get up, the table moves.

Correction: This is not a mistake. Look at the rest of the ship, it is falling apart and it takes all of Han and Chewie's time just to keep it running. They are not going to waste time on a table. Besides, it is a TABLE, there is nothing to indicate that it even HAS to be bolted down.

Corrected entry: This is only on the new DVD. When the 4 Tie Fighters are attacking the Millennium Falcon, there are shots of the Tie Fighters with a faded red box that surrounds them.

Correction: That's a generic DVD artefact problem caused by the video compression - it's only more pronounced in this scene because the background is a fairly solid black. It'll be most obvious on LCD screens.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Corrected entry: This mistake is for all the original trilogy. The Millenium Falcon has its cockpit on the side and not in front of the ship, so you should be able to see the side of the ship from within, but you can only ever see space.

Dr Wilson

Correction: The front bulkheads of the Falcon angle away from the cockpit enough to be out of the forward field of view. It wouldn't be a very good design if the body of the ship obstructed its own pilot's visibility.


Correction: Considering the number of storm troopers in the empire, they would not customize each set of armor. I imagine the black areas between the white armor segments are flexible and can stretch/shrink making the armor, one-size-fits-all.

Grumpy Scot

All the stormtroopers are clones of the same person, Jango Fett, meaning they are all the same size.

Not by this point - the Empire had been phasing out clones since the end of the Clone Wars and replacing them with recruits. The clones aged too quickly to stay in service, and conscription, etc. was simpler and cheaper.

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: Watch in slow-motion when Alderaan explodes: it looks as if it's an explosion superimposed over a planet image. There's also a strange thing moving on the upper left corner. It looks like a reflection of the explosion on something.

Dr Wilson

Correction: Per site guidelines mistakes that require stop or slow motion to view are not considered valid mistakes.


Corrected entry: If you look carefully during the prison escape you can see a few pieces of brass shell casings falling from the "blaster" rifles. Depending on how well your tape heads work in your VCR, you may be able to hit the pause/slow button and see the breach open on Han's gun as well, but if it hasn't been cleaned the sides of the guns are too blurred to see the bolt coming back.

Correction: Per site guidelines mistakes that require stop or slow motion to view are not considered valid mistakes.


Corrected entry: You'll have to use frame by frame on this one, and jog it back and forth to see it. When Luke and Han are first arguing about whether or not the Force exists, Luke turns off his light saber. In the frame just before he turns off his light saber, his hands are in very different positions from the frame after he turns it off. Also, an item on the table to his right disappears, and the little sphere that's been firing at him rotates ever so slightly.


Correction: The requirement to use freeze frame and 'jogging back and forth' invalidates this mistake.

Continuity mistake: After Darth Vader kills Ben, there's a shot from the docking bay towards him. Vader's lightsaber is missing its red color. [This has been fixed in the 2004 DVD, but is still valid for VHS prints.] (01:28:20)

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Luke: How did my father die?
Obi-Wan: A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi knights. He betrayed and murdered your father.

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Trivia: The Imperial officer's uniforms were patterned after the uniforms of Nazi officers to add to their "villainous" image.

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Answer: It is heavily implied that one who becomes a Force-Ghost achieves an untold level of power upon entering the state. Given that they have become a pure entity of the Force, it seems to back up the statement. Obi-Wan also becomes free to assist Luke in any case.

Darius Angel

In addition to this answer, I think Obi-wan also became powerful because he "let go." He did not feel a need to defeat Vader on this occasion - he was willing to surrender the fight and "move on" to a new state. Something that Vader might not currently understand.

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