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Trivia: Originally Obi-Wan Kenobi survived the duel with Darth Vader and fled aboard the Millennium Falcon. But the character had very little to do with the rest of the film, and George Lucas decided that he should be killed off. Alec Guinness threatened to quit the production over the change, but Lucas convinced him that the change was better for the overall story.

Trivia: "Star Wars" was the first film to list the entire film crew in the closing credits crawl. Prior to this, the custom was to list only department heads.


Trivia: Actor Shane Rimmer has two parts in the film, at the start as one of the Rebel soldiers in the corridor and at the end as a Rebel technician, he's the one who asks Luke if he wants another R2 unit. No way is he the same character.

Trivia: Sir Alec Guinness was apparently not a fan of the Star Wars dialogue. A letter was found in 2016 that he wrote to his friend saying "New rubbish dialogue reaches me every other day on wadges of pink paper, and none of it makes my character clear or even bearable."


Trivia: At one point during production, George Lucas lost his voice; because he was so non-communicative anyway, none of the cast or crew knew about it for a number of days.

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Trivia: 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".

Trivia: Although Peter Cushing is listed as Grand Moff Tarkin in the end credits, he is never referred to as either Moff or Grand Moff. Throughout the film, he is simply called Governor Tarkin or Tarkin.

Trivia: Before being cast as Darth Vader, David Prowse was offered the role of Chewbacca. Prowse turned down Chewbacca, as he did not like the idea of having to wear a furry monkey costume for his part, so he chose Darth Vader, as he believed that everyone remembers the villain.

Trivia: George Lucas wrote separate scenes in which Luke makes another trench run, missing the exhaust port at his first attempt, then abandoning his targeting computer the second time round. The sequences were combined to speed up the story.

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Other mistake: When the stormtroopers break into the control room, the stormtrooper on the right of the screen hits his head on the door frame. On the DVD release they've added a thump when he hits it. (01:18:55)

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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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Question: During the trash compacter scene, Luke gets sucked under by the one-eyed monster thing, which leads to Han and Leia trying to find him. But if the water's only about knee deep, why is it so hard for him to be found?

Answer: Presumably because the monster has pulled him through the lair of whatever they are standing on into whatever space the rest of the body of the monster lives in. Obviously, the monster doesn't live in the part of the part of the compactor that does the compacting or it would be already compacted.


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