Questions tagged [return-of-the-jedi]

Refers to Episode 6 of the Star Wars film franchise where, after rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker struggles to make Darth Vader return from the dark side of the Force. Use this tag with the [star-wars] tag.

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Was changing the movie poster for Return of the Jedi to have a green lightsaber ever considered?

It is well known that the original plan for Luke's lightsaber in Return of the Jedi was for it to blue, like the blades used by Luke and Ben in the first two movies. However, this changed in post-...
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Why weren't communicators used to coordinate the Battle of Endor?

It seems like considerable losses could have been avoided if communicators were used between the rebel strike team on the ground on the surface of Endor (disabling the shield generator) and the Rebel ...
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When did the Death Star 2 construction start? [duplicate]

I think it's safe to assume (although probably well known to everyone except me) that the DS2 construction was started long before the DS1 was blown up. As it took nearly 20 years for the DS1 to be ...
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Do Jedi mind tricks work on Ewoks?

In Return of the Jedi when the Rebel group of Luke, Han and co. are captured by the Ewoks, Luke tells C-3P0 to act as the 'God' figure the Ewoks believe him to be. Why doesn't Luke use the Jedi mind ...
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Why isn't Vader in the Super Star Destroyer Executor at the beginning of Return of the Jedi?

Why didn't Vader arrive at the second Death Star in the Super Star Destroyer Executor instead of some smaller Star Destroyer when meeting with Moff Jerjerrod? Is there any Legends or canon ...
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Why wasn't the Galactic Empire aware the shuttle Tydirium was captured by rebels?

This statement on this question doesn't seem right to me with what we know from A New Hope. There is no evidence to say the canon Imperials knew that the shuttle was stolen. The Galactic Empire ...
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To what extent can Emperor Palpatine actually see into the future?

In Star Wars, Episode VI, Luke surrenders to the Empire and is brought before the Emperor. The Emperor taunts Luke, telling him that he has specifically foreseen the doom of the Rebel Alliance. At one ...
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Why didn’t Darth Vader’s body disappear in Return of the Jedi? [duplicate]

In the special edition, you see his one-with-the-force ghost, but he didn’t disappear like Obi-Wan or Yoda. Any good explanations as to why this is the case?
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How did Anakin Skywalker defeat Darth SIdious? [duplicate]

Today I saw Darth Sidious fighting Darth Maul and Savage Opress. It's pretty clear that Darth Sidious is hypercompetent at fighting, both with lightsabers and with the Force. Comparing that to the ...
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What made Jabba immune to Jedi mind tricks?

As I learned from the answers to this question: In what adaptation of Return of the Jedi did Jabba brag about killing Jedi in the old days?, in the novelization of Return of the Jedi, Jabba the Hutt ...
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Trying to find the Return of the Jedi teaser that ran after The Empire Strikes Back in 1982

I saw The Empire Strikes Back when it was first in theaters, and I saw it again when it was re-released in 1982, in anticipation of Return of the Jedi coming out the next year. At the end of Empire, ...
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In what adaptation of Return of the Jedi did Jabba brag about killing Jedi in the old days?

For this answer, Where did the Millennium Falcon learn to communicate?, I remembered a bit of extra dialogue that was not in The Empire Strikes Back but was added for the radio play. This just ...
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Who wrote the songs for the special edition of Return of the Jedi?

In the special edition of Return of the Jedi, various changes were made to the film, with (in my opinion) some being positive and some negative. One, or should I say two, of the changes is the new ...
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Which cue did Thomas Newman orchestrate in Return of the Jedi?

In a When John Williams Can't Go article I found: And just as Alfred Newman gave John Williams some of his first big breaks, Williams, in turn, gave Thomas Newman one of his first plum assignments ...
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Did Max Rebo die on the sand barge?

The alien Max Rebo and his band played for Jabba in his palace, and at least Rebo was preforming on the Sand Barge when Jabba set out for the pit of Carkoon- was Rebo killed when the barge blew up or ...
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Where did Leia get the Bounty Hunter suit she wore in Jabba’s palace?

In the beginning of Return of the Jedi, Leia has acquired a fancy bounty-hunter suit. I'd guess bounty-hunter suits are not sold in shops in "the galaxy far far away", so my question is: where did ...
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Has Leia ever shown any reaction to Darth Vader being her Father?

In Return of the Jedi Luke tells Leia he is her brother and that Darth Vader is their father. Leia's reaction to this revelation has always confused me, she has just found out that the man who ...
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In what way was Luke's training “incomplete”?

In Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda and Obi-Wan both encourage Luke to stay on Dagobah to finish his training. They beg him: YODA: Luke, you must complete the training. LUKE: ...
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Did Obi-Wan ever lie to Luke? [duplicate]

In Ernest Cline's book 'Armada', the protagonist calls Obi-Wan a 'bold faced liar', referencing Obi-Wan's time on Tatooine watching over Luke as he grew up, and the training that Obi-Wan provided Luke ...
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Why would it be “convenient” for Luke to die on Tatooine?

When Luke and Han are en route to the Sarlacc pit, they have the following exchange: HAN: I think my eyes are getting better. Instead of a big dark blur, I see a big light blur. LUKE: ...
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Are the cockpit windows on “Star Wars” spacecraft transparent?

Looking For an in-Universe Answer/Explanation; Please No Armchair Speculation or Narrative Theories I was rewatching Return of the Jedi (1983) and wondered about something during the scene where the ...
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No flight plan for that stolen Imperial Shuttle in Return of the Jedi?

To land on Endor's moon, Han Solo and his strike team, in the stolen imperial shuttle (Tydirium), must use a stolen code to gain access through the shield protecting the new Death Star and its work ...
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Why couldn't Palpatine force fly in Return of the Jedi? [duplicate]

In the Last Jedi There seems to be plenty of SW canon for force-flying here: Can the Force be used to fly? This post implies Vader didn't even use the force to throw Palpatine down the shaft: Did ...
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Is the Sullustan in the Last Jedi Nien Numb?

Not far into the Last Jedi on the cruiser, we see a Sullustan pilot who looks like Lando's co-pilot from Return of the Jedi, Nien Numb. Later, we see this same Sullustan Is this, in fact, Nien Numb, ...
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Did Vader/Anakin use the Force to kill Palpatine?

  Moments before he overthrew Emperor, Vader was badly beaten by his own son, Luke Skywalker. He lost his hand, and was described as being weaker than ever before. Yet, he somehow managed to ...
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How was Luke hiding in his duel with Vader on the Death Star II? [duplicate]

In his lightsaber duel with Vader on the Death Star II, Vader throws his saber at the scaffolding Luke is on. This causes Vader to lose track of Luke. While he searches for Luke, they have a short ...
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What happens to the blaster that Luke takes (using the Force) before falling into the Rancor pit?

In Return of the Jedi, Luke takes a blaster (using the Force) before falling into the Rancor pit. When he is next shown - now in the the Rancor pit - he no longer has the blaster. However, it doesn'...
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Did Luke use precognition to prepare for the Skirmish at the Great Pit of Carkoon?

In Return of the Jedi Luke doesn't really seem to be prepared when Jabba drops him into the Rancor pit. Jabba appears to get the better of Luke and trigger the trap door before Luke can fire on Jabba. ...
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Did Han Solo know he was a General before Endor?

During the rebel briefing on Home One before the attack on the second Death Star, Solo is asked if his strike team is assembled for the Tydirium shuttle and he seems somewhat confused that he is ...
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Which planets were shown during the celebrations at the end of Return of the Jedi?

I'm watching Return of the Jedi again and I can see it's the remastered edition since the ghost of young Anakin from the prequel trilogy joins the ghosts of Yoda and Obi-Wan right at the end. After ...
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What does Anakin Skywalker look like as a ghost in canon?

Under Disney canon, what does the Force ghost Anakin Skywalker look like? The 19 year old Anakin, before he was consumed and "killed" by Darth Vader, or the 45 year old un-Mustafar'ed version of ...
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Dialogue changes between different edits of Return of the Jedi

Trying to settle an argument about dialogue changes between the original theatrical release of Return of The Jedi and the special edition version. In the special edition version during the climactic ...
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For how long does Luke train with Yoda? [duplicate]

I have always been surprised how confident Luke seemed to be when trying to rescue Han Solo from Jabba's palace. It is fair to assume that training with Yoda boosted his Jedi skills. My ...
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If the Galactic Empire had over 25,000 Star Destroyers, why were only 27 at the Battle of Endor?

At the height of its power, the Galactic Empire operated over 25,000 Imperial class Star Destroyers. Only 27 of them participated in the Battle of Endor. Why were so few at the battle? Scene where ...
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Did Yoda, Obi-Wan, and Anakin eventually dissipate?

At the end of Return of the Jedi we're shown that Anakin, Yoda, and Obi-Wan are Force ghosts. At that time they were one with the Force, their living energy had been returned to it, but they were ...
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What is Vader feeling in this scene?

In the scene where Luke surrenders to Vader (in Return of the Jedi) what is Vader feeling? Is he genuinely regretful that he has to hand Luke over to the Emperor? In ...
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If the Empire can make a shield around the entire planet of Scarif, why not make a shield around the entire moon of Endor?

In Return on the Jedi, the Empire made a shield around just the Death Star and a small part of the moon of Endor. In Rogue One, the Empire made a shield around the entire planet, Scarif. If it can ...
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Why did the Rebel fleet not bombard the Shield Generator on Endor?

Once the Rebel fleet showed at Endor there was no need for stealth operations. Soon after arriving, the Rebels discover the stealth mission was not successful and begin a battle over the moon of ...
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Why did Admiral Piett allow the Shuttle Tydirium to pass?

Why would Admiral Piett allow a shuttle stolen by the Rebel Alliance to pass? In Return of the Jedi, the Rebel Alliance use a stolen Lambda-Class Shuttle (Tydirium) to infiltrate the Imperial held ...
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Why is part of Darth Vader's breather missing after he is unmasked in Return of the Jedi?

When Luke removes his father's mask near the end of Return of the Jedi, he removes just the top part. He leaves the part that goes from Vader's neck to his chin. That part sticks a few inches out from ...
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Did Vader not have the Force ability of foresight, like Sidious did?

In Return of the Jedi, when Vader is talking to Palpatine about Luke, he seems confused about Luke coming to him, instead of having to seek him out: Vader: He will come to me? Palpatine: I ...
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Was “Sanctuary Moon” a proper name specifically limited to the forest moon of Endor, or a category representing a general type of moon?

The forest moon of Endor is sometimes referred to as "the Sanctuary Moon". Is the term "Sanctuary Moon" a proper name, unique to the Ewok's homeworld, or is the forest moon of Endor merely one of ...
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Does Palpatine know that Yoda is dead in Return of the Jedi? [duplicate]

In the original trilogy, Palpatine did not meet with Yoda. But in the prequel trilogy they met several times. Does Palpatine even remember Yoda at the point when he saw Luke Skywalker on the Death ...
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Why did Vader taunt Luke at the end of Return of the Jedi?

I read an interesting thread here saying that in the confrontation between Vader and Luke at the end of Return of the Jedi, the Emperor is trying to goad Luke into attacking him (and therefore getting ...
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At the end of Return of the Jedi, did Darth Vader learn that Princess Leia was his daughter?

During the scene where he fought against Luke, at the end of Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader says Darth Vader: Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way you can save your friends. Yes, ...
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From where did Luke get kyber crystals to build a lightsaber?

After Luke lost his lightsaber in the cloud city, he built a new lightsaber. For this, he needed kyber crystals. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie shows that Empire was controlling kyber crystal ...
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How could the Death Star II fire through its shield?

In the Battle of Endor, the unfinished Death Star II was firing its superlaser at the Rebel capital ships while the ground team was still trying to disable the Death Star's shield. Which means the ...
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Did Vader ever learn that Luke was actually trained by Yoda?

From Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back, during lightsaber duel between Luke and Vader: Vader: Impressive... most impressive. Obi-Wan has taught you well. You have controlled your fear... now ...
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Was Return of the Jedi released in Japan as Revenge of the Jedi?

As is commonly known, the working title of Return of the Jedi was, for some time, Revenge of the Jedi. This was even used on early promotional material and on a teaser trailer. In this video by ...
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Who is this lizard-man on the Return of the Jedi poster?

This poster by Tibor Helényi (made to advertise the opening of Return of the Jedi in Hungary in 1984) is pretty respectful of the original and drawn by someone who appears to have seen the film, or at ...