EDIT: Subsequent to a fascinating discussion with @Wad Cheber and @Mazura, I would have actually deleted the question, not because it's a dupe but because it moves into "unsolveable" issues regarding canonicity.
As we all know, it's canon that the Star Wars movies constitute the highest level of canon in the saga.
Using only the canonical movies, I wonder how to align one example, the issue of
with their contradictory portrayal.
Taking only entering and leaving hyperspace, there must be a several methods the Millennium Falcon uses.
Harrison Ford (a RL pilot, after all) himself one stated, when asked
“I said, ‘Just make shit up!’” Ford remembered in an interview with Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican. “I mean, it’s a movie, man. It’s space. You don’t fly in space the way you do in an atmosphere.”
I can recall at least 4 shown ways of how the Falcon gets into and out of hyperspace:
- A handful of closely spaced levels at the top of the instrument panel. Same levers also seems to control speed in atmospheric flight.
- Get up out of your seat and throw a bunch of switches in a panel above the pilot to leave hyperspace.
- Do nothing obvious and just wait for the computer to finish calculations
- Have your droid undo some Imperial sabotage and get thrown into hyperspace without so much as a safety pop-up asking "are you really sure?"
If the movies are "infallible" and immovable canon, yet see a portrayal such as this, is there a canon explanation?
One would be the official declaration that "we're retelling the history of The Star Wars, but we take artistic liberties and our goal isn't to provide flight lessons for YT class feighters"?
Another would be quasi-technical canon explanation "controls have variable functions depending on flight situation and surrounds. Also there's more than one way to skin a cat."