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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983, third movie produced) 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 with the [star-wars] tag.

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What is the big modified Mon Calamari cruiser in RotJ?

It looks like a standard, but seems to have fins extending out and is the first thing hit by the 2nd Death Star. It appeared to be holding a small freighter/cruiser similar to a GR-75 transport, when ...
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Why were the A-wings painted red at the Battle of Endor?

We all know Alliance fighter squadron design: Red Squadron Blue Squadron Gold Squadron (although a little hard to see) So why was "Green Squadron" colored like this in the movie? I will ...
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Who opens Jabba's gate?

When the droids approach Jabba's Palace, they're interrogated by a droid eye on a stalk, known canonically as a TT-8L/Y7 gatekeeper droid. Is the TT-8L the one controlling the gate or does it report ...
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Did Luke use the Force to forcefully lift up the large gate of Jabba's palace?

I have always wondered if Luke Skywalker had used the Force to forcefully lift up the large gate of Jabba's palace, or if he had used the Force to access the gate's control unit and manipulated it so ...
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Was Leia originally raised by her and Luke's mother? [duplicate]

This is a question that's sort of looking for an out-of-universe answer. In Return of the Jedi, Luke asks Leia if she remembers her mother. Leia responds that she has faint memories of her being kind ...
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Was destroying BOTH Lando's and Wedge's targets necessary to blow up the second Death Star?

At the climax of Return of the Jedi, Lando Calrissian and Wedge Antilles each strike a different target when they reach the core of the second Death Star: Rebel pilots Wedge Antilles and Lando ...
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How would killing the Emperor turn Luke/Rey to the Dark Side?

In both Return of the Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, the Emperor uses the logic of, "kill me and you'll be turned to the Dark Side." Well, how does that work exactly? Just because you kill ...
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How long did it take for the Rebel fleet to reach Endor (from Sullust)?

In Return of the Jedi, the Rebel fleet is gathering in the Sullust system. Han and his merry band head off to Endor to take down the shield and at a pre-appointed time the fleet leaves hyperspace in ...
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Was there a "blue tunnel" hyperspace effect in the original version of Return of the Jedi?

This answer to a question about the looks of hyperspace travel in Star Wars seems to indicate the "blue tunnel" effect, which happens once the ships are traveling through hyperspace, was ...
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How many different times total has Boba Fett escaped the Sarlacc in any official story?

In the newest Book of Boba Fett trailer, “Message,” released November 29, 2021, we are shown Boba Fett being healed (0:10s). It appears that many entertainment news media are reporting this healing ...
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Who are these men in purple robes? [duplicate]

In a scene in the special edition of Return of the Jedi, the Emperor is in his throne room on the second Death Star giving instructions to Darth Vader. Also in the throne room at that time are two ...
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Who exactly is this Rebel Trooper? [duplicate]

In the Return of the Jedi, there is a rebel trooper who has a small amount of screen time and has a fine white beard. Now I have heard speculation this is trooper is supposed to be Captain Rex from ...
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Does the phrase "Return of the XXX" actually predate Return of the Jedi and Return of the King in common usage?

The comments on this answer involve a disagreement about whether Return of the Joker is a direct reference to Return of the Jedi, with one party arguing is it obviously a reference and the other ...
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What is the timeline of the rescue of Han Solo?

After Han Solo was frozen in carbonite on Bespin, as shown in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, his friends succeed in thawing and rescuing him in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the ...
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Was Luke able to see the face of living young Anakin?

Given the scarcity or rareness of paper in the Star Wars Universe and subsequently, of family photos and portraits, and also knowing about the existence of recorded holograms, I ask if, aside from the ...
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Where was the attacking boat?

In Return Of The Jedi, during the battle over the Sarlacc, Luke is fighting some goons with his lightsaber on the sail barge or another skiff (I can't remember). Boba Fett is standing on a skiff ...
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What are these things on the top of Palpatine's throne and what is their function?

What are these things referred to in the Emperor Palpatine throne chair? What is their function/job?
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Who designed the Emperor's chair from "Return of the Jedi"?

I am looking for information on the designs of Emperor Palpatine's chair from Return of the Jedi (1983). There is information available about who designed the chair Palpatine uses in Episode III. I'm ...
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What were the last words spoken in the movie Return of the Jedi?

In Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the latest movie (remastered, 2019), the last words spoken would seem to be those between Han and Leia. Han offers to part ways with Leia over her love for Luke; ...
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Who survived the skirmish at the Sarlacc pit and the destruction of the Khetanna?

In Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi, we see our heroes escape "a new definition of pain and suffering, [being] digested over a thousand years" inside a sarlacc, and in general from ...
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How did the staff that hit Boba Fett's jetpack cause it to malfunction?

So as we know, Boba Fett has Mandalorian armor, which means beskar steel, which is the strongest metal (that we know of) in the galaxy. But in ep 6 Han accidentally hit Boba in the jetpack with the ...
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What is the use of creating perimeter after shield is down?

Admiral Ackbar: Although the weapon systems on this Death Star are not yet operational, the Death Star does have a strong defense mechanism. It is protected by an energy shield which is generated from ...
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Where did the idea for Princess Leia's metal bikini come from?

In Return of the Jedi Carrie Fisher's character Leia ends up damseled and in a metal bikini. Some accounts I have read suggest that Fisher requested a sexy costume, having been stuck in fairly frumpy ...
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How does the medical frigate land?

The medical frigate is a ship that confuses me. It has to be able to land, right? But how can it physically land on the two pointy bits that are much lower than any other part of the ship? Here is ...
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Did Darth Sidious have the same in mind for Luke as for Rey?

"You want to kill me. That is what I want. Kill me, and my spirit will pass into you. And all the Sith that live in me." Darth Sidious to Rey, The Rise of Skywalker In The Rise of Skywalker, ...
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Why didn't Luke just Force choke the rancor?

Isn't Luke able to defeat the rancor using the Force (by means of choking, knocking, or any other telekinetic force attack using the Force), or it does not work on these monsters?
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Why didn't Luke use the force to lift Darth Vader into the Imperial shuttle?

On Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi we see Darth Vader dying next to an Imperial shuttle as he speaks with Luke. Why didn't Luke use the Force to move Vader onto the shuttle? I assume he was ...
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Was George Lucas directly involved in creating the non human characters of Starwars

In the original trilogy there are a large number of aliens throughout the film. Now days, the process of creating these creatures is shared by the writers, director as well as art, costume and other ...
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Why was a 2-1B droid attending the war meeting where Mon Mothma addresses the Rebel forces?

In Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, when the High Command briefs Rebel commanders aboard the ship Home One, we can see a 2-1B droid sitting among them. I understand the presence of other droids like ...
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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 as ...
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Did Max Rebo die on the sail barge?

The musician Max Rebo and his band played for Jabba in his palace, and at least Max Rebo was performing on the Sail Barge when Jabba set out for the Great Pit of Carkoon. So knowing that, was Max Rebo ...
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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: I can’...
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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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