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In the Legends novel Shatterpoint, Mace Windu's lightsaber runs dry in the middle of combat following his capture and interrogation by local security troops. He assumes at the time that this is due to sabotage, but it's eventually shown that


1. To make Luke's own construction more obvious A transcript from a 1981 Return of the Jedi story conference shows a conversation between George Lucas, Richard Marquand, Lawrence Kasdan, and Howard Kazanjian that works out a color change as a way of making it more obvious that Luke has constructed a new lightsaber after he loses his old one (along with his ...


Pablo Hidalgo, Lucasfilm Story Group creative executive, has explained in an interview with Vanity Fair that it was changed because of "pragmatic filmmaking reasons". What those reasons are he doesn't explain, but, the article does say it was to contrast with the sky and desert. However, as Hidalgo doesn't say that himself it's worth taking with a pinch of ...

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