Star Wars

Trivia: The scene in which Luke and Leia swing across a shaft in the Death Star was filmed in one take. The stunt itself was performed by Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

Cubs Fan

Trivia: The name of the planet Tatooine came from the town of Tataouine in Tunisia where the movie was filmed.

Dr Wilson

Trivia: The sound that is made when they power up the Death Star's hyperlaser to destroy Alderaan is the same sound used in the THX Certifier on many DVDs.

Trivia: During the trash compactor scene, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) held his breath so long that he broke a blood vessel in his face. That's why many of the shots show only one side of his face.

Trivia: In the Death Star scenes (yes, all of them), whenever the Imperials walk, you can hear their footsteps. But when Tarkin walks, you can't hear him. This is because Peter Cushing (Tarkin) found his Imperial boots so uncomfortable, he didn't wear them. He wore carpet slippers, so you can't hear him. The only shots in which he can be seen wearing boots are shots in which he remains stationary.

Trivia: In the Special Editions Luke and Obi-Wan enter Mos Eisley via Luke's speeder, Dash Rendar's ship, the Outrider, from "Shadows of the Empire," can be seen lifting off from the space port. The ship was added in the 1997 release. (00:43:05)

Trivia: In the Jawa's Sandcrawler, a shiny droid says "Je t'ai coupé les patates avec des choux," something in French that means "I cut your potatoes with cabbages." (00:14:00)

Dr Wilson

Trivia: According to the documentary "Empire of Dreams," as well as interviews on the "Revenge of the Sith" DVD, George Lucas originally wrote the "Star Wars" trilogy as one long serial titled The Tragedy of Darth Vader, which ran about 200 pages. He then broke it into three separate stories, and focused solely on the first part, which became "Star Wars."

Cubs Fan

Trivia: The heavy rifle used by Chewie in the Death Star is a German WW2 MG 34.

Trivia: The sound of Luke's landspeeder was made with the recording of the sound of a Highway in Los Angeles mixed with a vacuum cleaner.

Dr Wilson

Trivia: Peter Mayhew worked as an orderly in a Yorkshire hospital before being cast in this film. He won his role ten seconds after meeting George Lucas for the first time; all Mayhew had to do was to stand up.

Trivia: When Star Wars was first written, the studio thought that it would be so unpopular that it was planned to be cut up into 20 minute shows and shown on Saturday mornings as a childrens' program.

Trivia: When the film was first released in movie theatres in 1977, there was no 'Episode IV: A New Hope' on the opening crawl, because the producers said that people would be completely confused by it as there were no other 'Star Wars' films at the time. It was only after the film became a success that George Lucas was able to put the words back on.

Trivia: In concept artist Ralph McQuarrie's original concept art, everyone in the Star Wars universe carried lightsabers, even Stormtroopers and Han Solo. It was only later that George Lucas reserved the weapon for the Jedi.

Jedd Jong

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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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

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