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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Did Yoda and Obi-Wan really plan for Luke to defeat Palpatine in battle?

Yoda had a vision that the galaxy will be free of the Sith, yet neither he nor Obi-Wan believed redeeming Anakin to be possible. Not seeming to be ones who would leave everything to fate, it's more ...
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Post-Return of the Jedi timeline

I'm curious about the sequence and chronology of events between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, specifically: When the Imperial forces were considered to have been defeated When the Empire ...
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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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What is the name of the creature outside Jabba's Palace that gets eaten in Return of the Jedi?

Referring to a scene of a few seconds right after Chewbacca gets captured. In the shadow of Jabba's palace is a frog-like creature (a Worrt) and a small raccoon-size animal making noises kind of like ...
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Who saved Luke: Anakin or Darth Vader?

A friend and I were talking this the other day and it turned into a rather interesting debate. Who saved Luke from The Emperor at at the end of Return of the Jedi? The quick and easy answer (at least ...
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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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How Does A Sarlacc Eat?

Ok so I was looking through questions and came across one about how to escape from a Sarlacc. In it the questioner says that it takes 1000 years for them to digest their food, which I knew, but he ...
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Did the Ewoks continue to think C-3PO was a god?

In Return of the Jedi, our heroes are taken prisoner by Ewoks -- except for C-3PO: THREEPIO: I could be mistaken. They're using a very primitive dialect. But I do believe they think I am some sort ...
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Why did Jabba's skiffs have magnets on them?

In Return of the Jedi, after escaping from Jabba's Sail-Barge, R2-D2 land in the Tatooine sand. Luke and the others pick them up with the skiff's magnets. Why did Jabba's skiffs have magnets in the ...
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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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What happened to Cloud City after Lando Calrissian's departure?

Was Lando technically still in charge of Cloud City even though it certainly seems like he abandoned all of it for good and put all his stock, so to speak, in the Rebel Alliance?
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Did Darth Sidious really fall all the way to the reactor core?

This question got me thinking whether the elevator shaft from the Emperor's throne room led all the way to the reactor core. To borrow a quote from an answer in that ...
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What are they monitoring to determine that Solo is still alive?

As everyone knows, in 'Empire Strikes Back' they freeze Han Solo by using carbonite. We then see Lando Calrissian check the side of the carbonite block which has a heap of lights and buttons, which ...
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Is the Battle of Endor the first conflict/interaction between the Ewoks and the Empire?

Return of the Jedi is kind of ambiguous about the nature of the, um, "relationship" between the Ewoks and the Imperial troops manning the outpost on the moon. Specifically, I'm wondering if the ...
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Have the Rebels ever insulted the Imperials the way that the Imperials insult them?

During the ground assault on the forest moon of Endor an Imperial officer captures Han Solo and his group of rebels he famously says the line: You Rebel scum! It is quite clear that the Empire did ...
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Were there any improvements to the second Death Star (other than the change in exhaust port) that we know of?

We know that the second Death Star was meant to have a different/non-existent exhaust port and when under construction it had a shield projected around it. Other than these elements, one of which was ...
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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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Is it possible to sneak up on a force user?

In Return of the Jedi, Luke and Darth Vader both sense each others presence on the moon. In The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren Is it possible to sneak up on a powerful force user? Or do you have to be or ...
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Was that frog thing outside Jabba's Palace that eats an animal and burps in the original Return of the Jedi?

I just noticed it for the first time when I watched the re-release. I tried looking it up and I've heard it called "worrt," "sevorrt," and "frog-dog." (I'm pretty sure its a worrt, but I'm not sure. A ...
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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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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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How does Jabba the Hutt survive on Tatooine?

Business reasons aside, why would Jabba the Hutt live on Tatooine? According to the Wookieepedia page, he's a gastropod, and we know that salt kills slugs. Tatooine is a desert with two nearby suns, ...
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What is the largest number of Star Destroyers shown on screen at the same time?

Watching some remixed trailers featuring The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, I noticed that as time went by, the number of Star Destroyers shown on screen gradually increased. For ...
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Had the second Death Star fired its weapon prior to the Battle of Endor?

"That thing's operational!" is what the Rebels discover in Return of the Jedi when they launch their assault on the second Death Star. Had the Empire tested the second Death Star before the Rebel ...
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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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How did Princess Leia remember her mother? [duplicate]

In the last scene of Return of the Jedi, Princess Leia tells Luke that she remembers their mother, and she says, "She was so beautiful and kind but always sad". This statement looks like she have ...
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How many innocents died on the second Death Star when the rebels destroyed it?

When the Rebels destroyed the second Death Star at the end of Return of The Jedi how many innocents died as well, since the station was still under construction? Did the Empire move construction ...
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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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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 was Lando made a general and given such a prominent role in the attack on the Death Star

I'm looking for an in universe reason why Lando was chosen to be the main General leading the attack on the Death Star? I know Akbar was the Admiral but surely the alliance had more experienced and ...
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Unless they were clairvoyant, how were audiences expected to recognize who was the third Force ghost/spirit at the end of “Return of the Jedi?” [duplicate]

At the end of Return of the Jedi, Luke has a vision of three persons: Obi-Wan, Yoda, and some other fellow in Jedi robes. I asked myself: “Who is that third person?”, “Why is he there?”, and “How is ...
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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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Did Luke Skywalker use the Dark Side against Vader in Episode VI (Return of the Jedi)?

. @1:00 Vader refers to Leia saying “perhaps she will [turn to the dark side]” enraging Luke, who screams “nooooo” and goes on the offensive (also looks like Luke switched to Djem So?) @2:00 ...
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How does the B-Wing's cockpit maintain 'correct' orientation in space?

One of the most iconic ships in all of Star Wars, the B-Wing resembles more of a t than a b. Other than that, its cockpit is located at one end of the ship and can be seen to being able to change ...
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What was the clawed hand that tried to grab C-3PO in Jabba's palace?

In the scene where C-3PO walks through the dungeon corridor a creature puts its clawed hand through the bars of its cell, startling C-3PO. Is this creature ever identified, perhaps in the Expanded ...
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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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What are the detailed effects of carbon/hibernation sickness?

In RotJ, we can observe Han Solo suffering from an extended period of temporary blindness after at least half a year in carbon freeze. In the Clone Wars, however, we see in this clip that they ...
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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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Was the Rancor handler able to go into the enclosure unprotected?

In Return of the Jedi we are shown the rancor for the first time which was a pet of Jabba the Hut. Rancors were large semi-sentient reptilian carnivores native to the planet Dathomir.[8] ...
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How many storm troopers are in a legion?

In Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Luke gives himself up to the Empire and to Vader, in the hope that the rest of the strike team will be able to blow up the shield generator. However, when Luke has ...
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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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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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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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What are the lower Rebel Alliance ranks?

I was re-watching the existing Star Wars in preparation for the imminent release of Episode VII. I found it notable, that among the Rebels, we have Admiral Ackbar, General Calrissian, and General ...
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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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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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How did Palpatine die in the Death Star?

Yes, Anakin threw Palpatine down the shaft but Palpatine was still alive. What exactly killed him, and what was that blast wave that surged upward towards Anakin? Did Palpatine break his neck at ...
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What was the actual relationship between George Lucas and Richard Marquand?

In item #43 of this list states, as an "inside secret," that Richard Marquand was fired from Return of the Jedi and that Lucas had to take over directing duties to finish the movie. I did find ...
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Were medals awarded after the destruction of the second Death Star?

In Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, medals are awarded to the people who destroyed the original Death Star. In Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, another Death Star is destroyed. Were ...
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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, ...