New this week 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Corrected entry: When Han fires his blaster at the hatch of the trash compactor in an attempt to open it, the blast creates burn marks on the left side of the hatch. If you watch it in slow motion, the burn marks are there before the laserbolt hits the hatch. Then, when the laserbolt ricochets around the room, and in the rest of the scene, the burn marks disappear, reappear and change shape and position.
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.
Corrected entry: When the rebels are preparing to attack the Death Star, Luke is told that the exhaust port he must hit is only two meters wide. Meters? Isn't it a little odd that the world of "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" uses "our" metric system? Especially considering that its units were (originally) based on the circumference of the Earth?
Corrected entry: In th beginning when R2 projects the hologram of Leia, When she says "You're my only hope", she is standing up. In the next shot she says it again, but is bent over.
Corrected entry: The original title for Episode VI "Return of the Jedi" was "Revenge of the Jedi." Mr. George Lucas changed it because he found that this adjective was contradictory to the Jedi way. (Older film posters can be found bearing this title.)
Corrected entry: When Luke announces to Princess Leia that he has come to rescue her and tells her that he is here with 'Ben Kenobi', Leia also says 'Ben'. But since Kenobi had been widely known as Obi-Wan and the name Ben was a semi-alias he had adopted for his exile on Tatooine, how comes that she would call him 'Ben'? (In the novelization of the original story she bursts out of the cell calling for Obi-Wan, not Ben.).
Corrected entry: Special Edition mistake. For the SE release George Lucas added a deleted scene with Jaba the Hut and some bounty hunters looking for Han Solo and Chewbacca at the Millennium Falcon. Since Boba Fet had become such a popular character, he added him in too. The problem is the in the Star Wars Holiday Special (which aired November of 1978) Chewbacca meets Boba Fet for the first time with Luke Skywalker. Now it is true that George Lucas said that if he had the time and a sledge hammer he would smash ever copy of the Holiday Special, BUT it is still a part of the Star Wars Universe, and therefore still canonical.
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.rstill
Corrected entry: Considering how expensive the Death Star was you would think that they would be able to afford decent chairs, during the first scene at the big table the back of Tarkin's chair wobbles like hell, especially when he first walks in and sits down.
Corrected entry: In the lightsaber duel scene, Vader's lightsaber changes from shot to shot from red to pink.
Corrected entry: The number and configuration of cockpit windows on the Imperial TIE fighters changes depending on whether the shot of the fighter is interior or exterior.
Corrected entry: Near the end of the sequence in which R2-D2 projects the hologram of Leia to Luke, 3PO is holding a rag. In the next shot he isn't holding it, then, when he says "I'm sorry, sir, but he appears to have picked up a slight flutter," he's holding it again, and in the final shot, the rag is gone.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Uncle Owen is speaking to C-3PO about whether or not he can talk to the machinery on the farm (I think they were called evaporators) there is an interesting nod to the first films. C-3PO replies that his first job was working with machines quite similar to Owens. Indeed it was, in fact they were probably identical given Owen was his first employer also. Nice little touch with about twenty years of foresight from George Lucas.
Corrected entry: When Owen talks to Beru in the morning, she says, "I think so.", but her lips hardly move.
Corrected entry: In the first few scenes where we see C3PO and R2D2 on the rebel blockade runner in the beginning of the movie, C3PO says "There'll be no escape for the Princess this time." implying he is familiar with the princess. However, on Tatooine when R2D2 is playing back Princess Leia's hologram for Luke and Luke asks who she is, C3PO replies, "I'm afraid I'm not quite sure, sir. I think she was a passenger on our last voyage. A person of some importance, sir - I believe."
Corrected entry: When the Death star blows up, it surprisingly has no debris, even though two proton torpedoes went down the exhaust port, there still should have been at least a little debris, the blast wouldn't have completely atomised the whole Death star.
Corrected entry: If the Death Star did take 18-20 years to build, then it would impossible for them to finish the second Death Star, as there wasn't 18-20 years in between episodes V and VI.
Corrected entry: When the Millennium Falcon escapes from the Death Star, Darth Vader only let it go so it would give away the location of the Rebel base. So why would Ties attack it? They're taking pretty big chunks out of the ship (It seems doubtful that Grand Moff Tarkin would want to risk blowing up the Falcon, given the extremes he has already gone to to find the base), and even if they were already out there, wouldn't someone try to contact them to allow the ship to pass?
Corrected entry: When the four heroes are in the garbage compactor and Luke gets sucked under by the water creature there is only a foot to a foot and a half of water in there. Luke should have at least been able to stick his arm up for Han to grab. Even if he didn't Han should have been able to find Luke a lot quicker than he did.
Corrected entry: Special Edition DVD. When Luke gets pulled over by stormtroopers in Mos Eisley, ILM has added a small hovering droid behind one of the stormtroopers who is interrogating Luke. However, there is no way that droid could cast a shadow on a part of the wall facing the street, considering that the sun is shining behind the stormtrooper and right into Obi-Wan's face.
Corrected entry: In the scene of Mos Eisley, where we see a Jawa fall of the creature, look at the right corner of the screen and you will be able to see a silver car standing there. It's a Volkswagen.
Corrected entry: Since Star Wars has nothing to do with Earth, and no earth animals are ever seen or mentioned, where does the name Millennium Falcon come from?
Corrected entry: When the Rebel star fighters are approaching the Death Star, there are a handful of X-Wing fighters and three Y-Wing fighters. During roll call, three members of Gold (Y-Wing) Squadron report in. In the ensuing battle three Y-Wings are shown exploding and three Y-Wing pilots are shown dying. When the Death Star explodes, shown escaping the explosion are the Millennium falcon, two X-Wings (Luke and Wedge), and one Y-Wing. Interestingly, Lucas upheld his "new math" when he remade the approach run digitally for the Special Edition.
Corrected entry: R2-D2 has several small, blue colored sectors on his dome shaped head. But in shots of him riding an X-wing against a star-filled background the sectors are black. In those scenes the robot was filmed against a blue screen, and the blue areas had to be changed for SFX purposes.
Corrected entry: When C3-PO is getting into the oil bath inside the garage and is talking to Luke, as Anthony Daniels had restricted vision from wearing C3-PO's helmet, you can see Luke walk across the room, and C3-PO doesn't see this and continues talking in the opposite direction to where Luke is.
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.
Corrected entry: When the stormtroopers enter the docking port where the Millenium Falcon is, they start firing. Despite the fact that there are 5 or 6 of them, not only can't they hit Han but there is no damage whatsoever to the Millenium Falcon. But Han, who only has a single gun, manages to destroy half the port.Gavin Jackson
Corrected entry: The blueprints of the Death-Star that are retrieved from R2-D2 and shown to the group of rebel pilots are wildly inaccurate as far as representing what the Death-Star actually looks like. The big circular 'laser generating' ring that is shown to be located directly upon the equatorial 'trench' in the blueprints, is in the very next scene of the 'actual' Death-Star to be shown residing in the northern hemisphere of the Death-Star, about midway between the trench and the 'north pole'.
Corrected entry: When all the X-wing pilots are shown on the ground getting into their X-wings and strapping in, all the canopy windows are very dark-tinted, as are the visors on their helmets. However, once in flight, the windows are totally clear, and the visors are a very light orange tint.
Corrected entry: When Artoo and Threepio are in the escape pod early in the film, a shot shows them 'talking' while looking out a round port-hole at the receding imperial star destroyer that they just escaped from. The angle implies that the port hole is on the section of the pod that is facing the destroyer. In the very next shot, the outside section of the pod facing the destroyer is seen, yet there is no window or port hole that the two 'droids could have been looking out of. In fact, the bottom of the pod is completely filled up with rocket engine gimbals.
Corrected entry: Not a mistake, just an obvious 'fix' to the film: When Threepio is searching the Death-Star's database for the location to the controls to the tractor beam, one of his lines is a 'looped'(dubbed) bit of dialogue intended to cover some expository explanations. The line is: "The tractor beam is hooked into the main reactor in seven places. Deactivating any one of those locations will permit the ship to leave." The 'quality' of the sound is markedly different from all of his other lines in the same scene, and his entire bit of dialogue is covered showing reaction shots and insert shots. Probably took the place of a long, needless scene.
Corrected entry: Immediately after escaping the 'Death Star', Han and Luke climb into the Millennium Falcon's gun-turrets to mount a defense against the four attacking TIE-fighters. Han climbs up the ladder to the upper turret, while Luke climbs down to the lower one. However, whenever one of them scores a 'hit' by destroying one of the TIE-fighters, the editing makes them appear to be at the opposite ends of the tunnel: One of the TIE-fighters that Han destroys sweeps across the bottom of the ship before he shoots it, and the big dish antenna on the top of the Millennium Falcon can be seen as the TIE-fighter that Luke destroys flies by.
Corrected entry: If the Death Star was the size of a small moon, it would have its own gravitational pull. This renders the Core Generator in the center useless for the Empire.
Corrected entry: When Luke and Obi-wan walk into the bar in Mos Eisley, there is an alien without a brain. As the scenes jump around showing different creatures you see a small creature squealing to the bartender for a drink. For a few seconds, you can look into his left eye and see out of his right eye.
Corrected entry: During the scene where Han says, "Jabba, you're a wonderful human being," watch his lips when he says that. They don't match the words because the original line was something like "Jabba, I promise I'll pay you back".
Corrected entry: After Gold Leader is killed, Gold Five says, "Gold Five to Red Leader", and Red Leader's response is, "I copy, Gold Leader."
Corrected entry: According to the diagram that was shown during the instructions for the attack on the Death Star, and according to the image displayed by the X-wings' targeting computers, it is clear that the exhaust port they're aiming for is straight ahead of them. Yet when we see Luke's two proton torpedos go in, they skim along the surface of the plane from below where the opening is, then turn 90 degrees and go in (sort of like a marble falling into a hole).Matty Blast
Corrected entry: When Han, Luke, and Chewie are in the detention area and the commander motions for the guards to wait by the group, the guards have Rebel guns. According to the Star Wars dictionary, Imperials have all black guns with squared ends, and Rebels have half black, with a silver cylinder narrowing down to a point.
Corrected entry: In the Cantina, Obi-Wan chops off the thug's arm. The lightsaber is a laser, so the arm shown on the floor shouldn't be oozing blood; it would've been cauterized. The size of blood vessels has been put forward as an argument against cauterization, but we've seen other limbs get cut off (such as Anakin's arm in episode II) without any blood flow. Darth Maul got cut in half with no spillage.
Corrected entry: When the Jawas are showing their droids to Owen, R2D2 moves and got shut off by a Jawa aiming something at him. The next time it shows him, he is moving around again.
Corrected entry: In the scene on Tatooine where the Jawas' sandcrawler crests a hill and starts rolling down it, clouds are visible in the sky. Supposedly, Tatooine is so dry that moisture needs to be extracted from the air by vaporators so the people can drink it. If this is so, then how are clouds forming?
Corrected entry: If you watch closely when Ben gets killed, his cloak (which is, of course, empty), starts to fall before Vader's lightsaber enters it. It's too quick for the eye to see, but it's noticeable on frame-by-frame.
Corrected entry: In the last battle, while Luke is in the trenches and Vader is behind him, Vader says 'I have you now.' Luke's X-wing is seen in the center of Vader's target and Vader fires off a shot at it. The Millenium Falcon shoots as well and Vader looks up as he hears his ship being hit. What happened to Vader's lasers bolts? Luke's fighter should of been blown up by the time the Falcon arrived.
Corrected entry: This happens a few times - when the TIE fighters are pursuing the X-Wings in the Death Star trench, there are insert shots of a computerized targeting system. We see a computer model of an X-Wing moving around on the screen, then rapidly flashing as it centers and is presumably locked on to. Then the pilot fires, and we cut to a shot out through the cockpit window. We see lasers fire widely to the side of the X-Wing, then continue to fire as they slowly track toward and eventually hit the ship - almost like using tracers to "walk" your fire onto a target. So what does the targeting system do exactly?rbryant73
Corrected entry: When C3PO and R2-D2 jettison from the embattled Consular ship in a pod, one of Darth Vadar's men comments to another 'there goes another one.' A few minutes later an officer, who reports to Vader that his troops could not find the plans on board the ship, mentions that a pod with no life forms aboard had escaped. Wouldn't the officer want to mention ALL the pods to his commanding officer?JustJudy
Corrected entry: At one point, Han yells from inside the Millenium Falcon for some help to two storm troopers guarding the entrance to the ship. You can hear 5 laser blasts indicating that Han has shot and killed the stormtroopers. But why is it that when Luke and Han wear the uniforms that the Stormtroopers were wearing, there are no signs of blast marks anywhere on the entire uniform?
Corrected entry: Right after the sand people attack, Obi-Wan encourages everybody to get a move on because the sand people would be coming back and in greater numbers. Immediately after this, there is a shot of the building that they all take shelter in; if you compare the size of the building with the size of the speeder that is parked outside, you can see the building must only be only about 5.5 feet high!
Corrected entry: R2's beeps and whistles can only be interpreted by another droid (3PO), or Luke's on board X-Wing computer (as seen in TESB). With the Death Star approaching the Rebels begin to mount their attack from the Fourth Moon of Yavin. As Luke jumps into the cockpit of his X-Wing a member of the ground crew says "Hey this R2 unit of yours is a little beat-up, do you want a new one?". To which Luke replies "Not on your life, that little droid and I have been through a lot together. You okay R2". The little droid then beeps at Luke and Luke says "Good". For all we know R2 could well have been saying "No not really, I've been shot at and chased by Imperial Troops all day. I'm a little scared of this whole being in space making suicide runs on the Death Star caper, and if it's all the same to you I'll stay here". To which his new master says "Good", and promptly blasts off into space.
Corrected entry: After our heroes escape from the Death Star and defeat the TIE fighters sent to pursue them, Leia tells Han, "They're tracking us. It's the only explanation for the ease of our escape." If she knows the empire is tracking the Falcon, why then does she fly straight to the secret rebel base, thereby leading the Death Star right to it? Why not go to some other location, transfer to a different ship (with no homing beacon), and then go to Yavin undetected?