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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What was that Snake in Jabba's dungeon that grabbed C-3PO by the neck?

When C-3PO and R2-D2 were being taken down into Jabba's Dungeon, what was that snake creature that grab C-3PO by the neck?
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How did Luke know Vader needed his helmet to survive?

At the end of Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader asked Luke to help him take off his helmet. "But you'll die," Luke said. How would Luke know this? Furthermore, was that even true? In The Empire ...
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Why didn't the Emperor realize that torturing Luke to death in front of Vader might be a bad idea?

I know he's supposed to be an evil super-genius, but the Emperor seems to lack common sense here. He sensed that Vader's feelings about Luke weren't clear pretty early on, and while he was using ...
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Why didn't anyone stop Luke from leaving the second Death Star?

After killing the Emperor in his throne room in the second Death Star, Luke drags Vader's dying body to an Imperial shuttle to leave the station. He is not shown to have fought anyone on his way there ...
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Meaning of “Point Blank Range” in the final battle of RoTJ?

While commanding the rebel forces against the Empire at the climax of Return of the Jedi, Lando responds to to the Death Star's activation by order the rebels to engage the fleet of Imperial Star ...
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What age was Darth Vader when he finally died?

What was the exact age Darth Vader was when he finally dies at the end of Return of the Jedi?
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Why did the Emperor remain motionless while Darth Vader threw him off the balcony? [duplicate]

I'm wondering whether this was a movie sin but his body position seemed to stay the same? Also why didn't he stop using Force Lightning? He continued to use it even as he was falling down. I'm also ...
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Why didn't Emperor Palpatine use a lightsaber to prevent his fall into the pit?

Darth Vader threw Emperor Palpatine to a pit. Well, there are lots of pit falls in Star Wars, but unlike other times, Palpatine wasn't injured or unconscious when he was thrown. Why didn't he simply ...
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Why was a Nebulon-B medical frigate at the Battle of Endor?

So rewatched the final battle scene from Return of the Jedi last night and caught the line: They’re heading for the medical frigate! It’s something I never thought about before since seeing the ...
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Did Luke retrieve his Lightsaber from second Death Star?

At the end of Episode VI: ROTJ, Luke defiantly "hurls away" his lightsaber - according to both screenplay and novelization - before declaring "I am a Jedi, as my father was before me". I have just ...
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Did the Emperor actually die in Return Of The Jedi?

We see him fall and an explosion occurs, but that doesn't mean he necessarily died. This is similar to Gandalf falling in Moria: we see him fall and we think he dies (technically he does), but then ...
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Why didn't the stormtroopers radio for reinforcements at the Battle of Endor?

During the Battle of Endor, Emperor Palpatine reveals some information to Luke about the strength of the Imperial forces guarding the shield generator that is protecting the Death Star: Your ...
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Why didn't the Rebels jump to hyperspace to escape at the Battle of Endor?

At the Battle of Endor the Emperor lured the Rebel Fleet into a trap: the Rebels believed the Death Star superlaser was not operational when in fact it was, and the Imperial Fleet led by Darth Vader's ...
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How did Jabba get his tail injured in/before “Return of the Jedi”?

Trying to answer this Q, I just re-watched the HD version of ROTJ and noticed that Jabba the Hutt had an injury on his tail. Originally, I thought it was from a blaster bolt shot by Luke as he was ...
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What was the character that cried “jabba jabba” in Star Wars?

In the Star Wars trilogy, at some point a minor character cried/grunted something like "jabba jabba" (no relationship to the Hutt) or "joba joba". I believe this was in reaction to something the ...
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Did the Empire use independent contractors to build either of the Death Stars?

While I doubt that either Death Star required aluminum siding or roofers, Randal has a fair point in Clerks. While Imperial Stormtroopers are enlisted from all across the galaxy, many of them would ...
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Who is the eponymous Jedi in Return of the Jedi?

I had always assumed the Jedi in the title of Return of the Jedi referred to Luke Skywalker's return from defeat. But Jedi is its own plural -- could it be referring to the rebuilding of the ...
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Surrendering rebel in Return of the Jedi wearing scout trooper armor?

At 1:36 in Return of the Jedi (on my DVD, at least) there is a scene in which rebels on Endor are surrendering to Imperial forces. One of them appears to be wearing scout trooper armor without a ...
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How did Luke know that R2D2 would be on Jabba's barge?

Luke hid his Lightsaber in R2D2 to aid in the rescue. So, how did Luke know that Jabba would bring R2D2 where they would be executed? I could guess "Force vision", but I'm looking for canon ...
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Why was there a pit in the Emperor's chamber on Death Star?

At the end of Star Wars Episode 6: Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader threw the Emperor into a pit. Why was there a pit in the Emperor's VIP chamber on the Death Star?
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Did Jabba let slave Leia sleep?

Did Jabba let Leia sleep? Because when Luke enters, she appears to be be sleeping but I'm not sure if she's just lying down.
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Why did Emperor Palpatine explode?

When Vader tossed Palpatine into the pit, why did the Emperor apparently explode?
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Why couldn't Palpatine sense Luke on Endor?

I don't understand how Palpatine couldn't sense Luke's presence on Endor when Vader could. Granted, Vader was Luke's father and had more of a bond, but why not Palpatine?
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Was Luke feigning helplessness in Return of the Jedi?

In Revenge of the Sith Palpatine feigns helplessness and begs Anakin to save him from Mace Windu so he (Palpatine) can save Padme. Near the end of Return of the Jedi Palpatine is pouring Force-...
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What is the total number of people killed on the 2 Death Stars when they exploded?

The First Death Star exploded during the Battle of Yavin. The Second Death Star exploded during the Battle of Endor. What is the total number of people killed on the 2 Death Stars when they exploded?
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What is Lando Calrissian wearing on his Wrist?

Again, when I visited the Star-Wars exposition this summer, I took a photo of Lando Calrissian's costume. I noticed the nice wrist device and made a close up of it : Unitl now, I thought it was the ...
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Were the Ewoks already planning an offensive or revolt?

I just watched Return of the Jedi, and while I am willing to accept that there is a lot about the Endor Forest Moon battle and the Ewoks in general that doesn't quite add up1, this watching left me ...
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What was George Lucas' reasoning for changing Anakin's head?

At the end of "Return of the Jedi" Anakin's head was replaced with the head of Hayden Christensen. This question asks when this was done, but what were Lucas' reasons for doing this? All of the ...
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How does Leia have memories of her mother?

In Return of the Jedi, Luke asks Leia if she has any memories of her real mother. Luke: Leia, do you remember your mother, your real mother? Leia: Just a little bit. She died when I was very ...
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Why did the Emperor order the destruction of the Moon of Endor if the Death Star shield was down?

From the Battle of Endor Wiki: Moff Jerjerrod, remembering his orders from the Emperor to destroy the moon if the shield was brought down, began to rotate the Death Star toward Endor. Why was that ...
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What could have been done to save the forest moon of Endor?

We (mostly) all know that when the second Death Star was destroyed, it rained down burning debris forever changing the fate of that moon. Most accounts estimate that all life on the moon of Endor ...
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Why was the second Death Star as vulnerable as the first?

The first Death Star was destroyed by a shot to the thermal exhaust. Why did the second have a similar design flaw: an exposed single point of failure? I would have thought that some kind of grid in ...
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Where is the Shoe in the Space Battle in “Return of the Jedi?”

I've read, in many places, and heard in interviews, that while filming the Battle of Endor sequence in Return of the Jedi that in the "It's a trap!" scene, when an overwhelming number of Imperial ...
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How do we know they were called 'Ewoks'?

I just finished watching Return of the Jedi, and I don't remember actually hearing any of the characters referring to the teddy-bear-like creatures as 'Ewoks'. Where did that name actually come from?
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Why did Darth Vader die in Return of the Jedi?

At the end of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Luke had beaten Darth Vader in a duel, but didn't seem to injure the latter critically — all Luke did was sever Vader's right hand, which was a prosthetic ...
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Why did R2-D2 not fly in Return of the Jedi?

In Return of the Jedi: Artoo butts the golden droid over the edge and steps off himself, tumbling toward the sand. But in Attack of the Clones: ARTOO uses his rocket jets to fly up and into the ...

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