Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Trivia: In the first take of Darth Vader and his troops entering the Rebel base, the lead troopers tripped, a stuntman stepped on the cape of David Prowse (Darth Vader), the cape tore free and Prowse fell on the troopers.

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Suggested correction: How is something from the blooper reel considered trivia?

ctown28 Premium member

Well I for one didn't know about it, so it's interesting to know it happened. Behind the scenes stuff is generally valid trivia.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Other mistake: In the ending credits, Denis Lawson's name is misspelled "Dennis." The filmmakers made the same mistake in "Star Wars."

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Suggested correction: And in the Star Wars corrections page, you will find that mistake with the explanation that Lawson has used both Denis and Dennis in his career.

Continuity mistake: During the battle of Hoth, Wedge flies a full circle around the AT-AT walker and when the walker begins to fall, you can see the cable around its legs, but in a side view of the walker falling, the cable is nowhere to be seen.

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Suggested correction: The cable is thin and we only see closer in shots until the walker falls, but you still can see it, barely in 1080p, right as the head hits as a line between the top of the front leg connecting to the back leg.

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Factual error: When the Millennium Falcon hides inside the 'cave' in the giant asteroid, as they go outside the ship, they remain stuck to the floor. Perhaps the Falcon has artificial gravity generators, but I doubt that giant space worms do. The effect of gravity can't come from the asteroid because as they enter the 'cave' we never see the Falcon level off to land. In reality, this would be like being able to walk vertically straight down the inside wall of a well without falling to the bottom.

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Suggested correction: The gravity does come from the asteroid spinning. We never see the Falcon land, so there's no way to say it didn't level off. We only see it fly into the cave.

Jason Hoffman

Gravity is due to 'the asteroid spinning'? Gravity is due to mass, nothing to do with whether an object is spinning. I think the comment here matches other observations that note that there wouldn't be enough gravity to enable the Falcon crew to walk around normally, and questionably they're on the side of the space worm's stomach... Unless the asteroid is incredibly dense in which case everything else in the field would be pulled towards it.

Revealing mistake: When Captain Needa is killed by Darth Vader because they lost track of the Millennium Falcon, in the background, two guards come to take him away. You can clearly see the dead captain get up almost by himself. (01:10:50)

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Trivia: The Special Edition covers of Return of the Jedi and Empire Strikes Back are wrong. The picture of the Emperor on ESB cover is from 'ROTJ', and the lightsaber duel between Luke and Vader on the cover of ROTJ is taken from 'ESB' (notice Luke is in his fighter pilot suit, and Vader is fighting him one-handed)

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