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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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, ...
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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 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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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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In DS9 episode 5.15 (By Inferno's Light) is one of the prisoners wearing Leia's Boushh helmet from Return of the Jedi? [duplicate]

In Return of the Jedi we see Leia wearing a Boushh helmet. In Deep Space Nine episode 5.15 (By Inferno's Light) we see a prisoner wearing what appears to be the same helmet. My question is: In DS9 ...
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How come no-one has bug bites on Dagobah?

Yoda doesn’t even have a screen door to keep the bugs out. And we do see some bugs on planet. Can the Force be used as bug repellent and was it? Can lightsabers double as bug zappers? What is really ...
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Why would Emperor Palpatine make himself vulnerable to Darth Vader at the end of Return of the Jedi? [duplicate]

At the end of The Return of the Jedi, the emperor tells Luke just after Luke defeated Vader in a duel, "Now fulfill your destiny and take your father's place at my side." If I was Vader, I would ...
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What Star Wars canon works relate to the time period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens? [duplicate]

Back in the pre-Disney days, there was a wealth of canon works of various stripes that dealt with the Star Wars galaxy after the events of Return of the Jedi. From the Dark Forces / Jedi Knight / Jedi ...
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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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Why did Jabba's ships have to hover?

Jabba's hovering sail barges just seem so stupid. Is there any reasonable motivation Jabba might have had for using hovering ships when he could just use sandcrawlers or something, which I assume are ...
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Was age a motivating factor in George Lucas changing Anakin in “Return of the Jedi” from being an old man to a young man? [duplicate]

Straight to the point. First, this is not a duplicate of this thread regarding the change of Anakin’s “Force Ghost” from one actor to another in Return of the Jedi. This is specifically about the ...
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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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In “Return of the Jedi”, why didn't Luke pilot the Imperial ship?

I see that Luke was a competent pilot in Episode V so why was Han Solo piloting the Tydirium? So far, I have a few hypothetical reasons: Luke may not have been a competent pilot at that time. Solo ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 first Death Star had the weakness installed on purpose [duplicate]

If the first Death Star's weakness was purposely built in so the rebels could destroy it according to Rogue One, is the same true for the second? Because it seems like an even bigger weakness and you ...
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What does the title “Return of the Jedi” refer to? [duplicate]

Which entity does the "Jedi" in the title "Return of the Jedi" refer to? Does it refer to the general return of the Jedi Knights to the galaxy via Luke, or does it specifically refer to the redemption ...
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What was Han Solo thinking upon Leia's revelation on Endor about Luke?

At the end of RotJ, Han was about to concede to Luke over Leia and was giving her his blessings when Leia revealed that Luke was actually just her brother. What did Han think and feel upon that ...
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Is the Sarlacc monster dead?

In the god-awful Disney canon novel Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt, we learn that the creature in the Sarlacc Pit was badly wounded in the battle between our heroes and Jabba's forces. The ...
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Why does Emperor Palpatine die so easily? [duplicate]

Something I have always wondered is the end of Return of a Jedi, it seems like the Emperor dies really easily. It seems a bit strange that the emperor (presumably ...
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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 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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Why did Jabba keep Han around?

When Han arrived before Jabba, he was carbon-frozen and thus a very suitable wall display as a trophy for Jabba and a warning to visitors of his palace of the folly of incurring the great Jabba's ...
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What would Luke's Sith name have been if he turned to the Dark Side? [closed]

At the end of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Luke comes very close to turning to the Dark Side. If he had killed Darth Vader and became Darth Sidious's apprentice, what would his Sith name ...
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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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Should Star Wars have ended after Return of the Jedi? [closed]

At the end of Return of the Jedi, Anakin killed the Emperor, bringing balance to the Force and completing the ancient Jedi prophecy. There was peace in the galaxy and Luke and Leia were reunited. I ...

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