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"The film was originally named Revenge of the Jedi to catch companies making fake t-shirts, toys, etc. who were using the title "Revenge of the Jedi", pointing out the fakers. Lucas believed that true fans would know that the title was fake, because vengeance is not a Jedi quality."
I've heard other sources describing this statement as a rumor, possibly a true rumor, but a rumor nonetheless.
Believe it or not its totally true. I just watched a documentary with Lucas in it and the orginal title was Revenge of the Jedi. Lucas changed the title only weeks before the release in theaters. Of course, he did this because a jedi shouldn't believe in revenge and the title would have been a huge oxymoron. Also, all this info is of the highest source of canon so it is 100% true. In the documentary they show an actual trailer that went by revenge of the jedi and a few posters as well. --Dumac 19:28, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
If any of you have Behind the Magic, it has the correct answer. I think it is a trivia question which is asked in the "scene by scene" section. - TopAce 19:31, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
I believe there was also some concern at the time over the original title for Star Trek II, at that time going under the title Vengence of Khan. As I recall, Paramount changed the title from Vengence to Wrath, to avoid any confusion between the two pictures.Tocneppil 20:01, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
The title change is well documented, as is Lucas' stated reason about revenge being un-Jedi-like. However, the speculation that another reason was to identify bootleg merchandise doesn't hold water, because plenty of official merchandise was printed with the Revenge title before the last-minute name change. Is there any credible source for this merchandise-authentication hypothesis? If not, it should be removed from the article. Asithol 03:33, September 14, 2011 (UTC)
"Kenneth Colley (Admiral Piett)and Peter Cushing (Wilhuff Tarkin) are the only actors to play the same Imperial officer in two Star Wars films."
I'm pretty sure Tarkin was played by two different people since Peter Cushing was long dead by the time of Episode III IAmANerd 18:50, 13 Jan 2006 (UTC)
Indeed. Wayne Pygram plays Tarkin in RotS. However, thanks to the use of archive footage for the new shot of Vader landing in the Executor in the ESB Special Edition, Jerjerrod now appears in two movies, played by the same actor - Kwenn 19:16, 13 Jan 2006 (UTC)
Likely, the Pulled a Brandon Lee, and Photoshopped a Peter cushing Likeness onto an existing Actor. if that is the case, then they can say he played tarkin twice, and the second time, he was not paid .(220.127.116.11 22:07, 20 March 2008 (UTC))
No, it's just that Wayne Pygram looks a lot like Peter Cushing. No CGI necessary. (Maybe some creative makeup effects, but that's it.) —Silly Dan(talk) 22:30, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
There is similar material in both of these sections, about Lucas' involvement and the original title. Should repeating material be removed from one sections, or should the two sections be compiled to one section? Duke Starhopper
I was reading the script (link on the article).. Lando dies?Edit
At the end, it says the Millennium Falcon is not fast enough, and is destroyed inside the Death Star, along with Lando and Nien Nunb. Han gets depressed. But then a few lines further down, Lando pops out of nowhere during the celebration scenes. What's up with that? --Danik Kreldin 00:24, 26 March 2006 (UTC)
No no no! you guys have it all wrong! Lando doesn't die in "The Return of the Jedi"! He made it through the flames. If you don't believe me, go to a movie store, buy a copy of the movie and see for yourself.
Of course, we know that. But there's much debate as to whether or not that was the *original* plan for the character. jSarek 11:42, 11 May 2006
Yeah the line when Han says to Leia i have a feeling i'm not going to see her again seems to be stuck in there. Then again, he isn't force sensitive so he has no idea what he is talking about. His brain was still frozen in carbonite lol. --Dumac 19:30, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
There was also something along the lines of a 'discussion' between Harrison Ford & either George Lucas or Richard Marquand over the fate of Han. Ford apparently wanted his character to die in this film, but was overruled.Tocneppil 20:10, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
The original script and filming included the Millennium Falcon exploding just before reaching the exit of the Death Star II tunnel and Lando dies.
In the screen testing the audience fell eerily silent throughout the rest of the film, so a few scenes were changed:
) The Falcon flying out of the Death Star II just in time.
) Lando Yelling "Yeehaw!" as they escape the explosion.
) A few scenes were re-filmed to add Lando to the Ewok celebration.
This photo shows the Falcon clearly being destroyed. http://img410.( image shack dot U S )/img410/8875/picture1454af1.jpg
I suspect that may be a skillfully done fake. The official site says "Lando is alive and well in every version" of the screenplay, and that "Also untrue are tales that footage of the Falcon [being destroyed] made its way into test screenings of Return of the Jedi." —Silly Dan(talk) 23:34, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Does anyone know where in the Endor fleet battle ILM mocked up a sneaker? -its one of those 'Easter eggs' like the potato-asteroid in Ep V & the Shak-asteroid in Ep II. I've heard it was a ship or portion of a ship that passes across the screen during the confusion of the battle, but I don't know where.Tocneppil 20:20, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
Star Wars Insider once said that it was right above Wedge's ship at some point in the Death Star battle. Off topic, I'm actually very surprised that the brief Oola nudity thing wasn't editted out of the special edition. Lightman 21:37, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
I've never looked hard enough to find it, but it's gotta be realllllyyyy small I think. --Xwing328(Talk) 21:50, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
Word I heard was that it's the undersole, mocked-up to look like the surface of a star cruiser, or something, that passes in front of part of the screen during the dogfight over Endor. There's some kind of waffle-like pattern that's still distinguishable, but I haven't had much luck looking. And re. Lightman's reply, I believe the 'wardrobe malfunction' during Oola's fall into the Rancor pit was 'covered' in the Special Editions.Tocneppil 07:27, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
Should there be a page for iguana? There's one for Onderonian iguana and jungle iguana but I believe one is seen on Dagobah. If someone gives me an opinion, I'll make the page. Chack Jadson 19:09, 5 October 2006 (UTC)
All movies have 2 sentences in the first paragraph except RotJ has 1 sentence and RotS has 4 (if War! is counted). All movies have 1 sentence in paragraphs 2 and 3. I've noted this in talk for all movies. -- anon, I'll register if I post again. 12:20 EST, December 28, 2006
This is the only movie where Darth Vader does not Force choke someone. A scene did exist in the initial cut that showed Vader Force choke an Imperial Officer in order to gain access to the Emperor's throne room. This scene was cut because George Lucas felt that this point had been made clearly enough in The Empire Strikes Back.
Is there a source that can be linked to this? 18.104.22.168 05:08, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
I think it was an Imperial Guard, and might have been filmed then edited out. There was an old issue of Star Wars Insider that dealt with the lost scenes of the original trilogy -it might be mentioned there.Tocneppil 09:49, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
The script in the external link section of this article (http://www.scenebyscene.net/vi/rotjscript.txt) has Lando dying along with the Falcon, consumed by the Death Star's explosion. The heck? This script can't be the real thing.. why do we link to it? --Danik Kreldin 06:29, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
(22.214.171.124) No, it's got the original ending, which, for wahtever reason was changed. I think test auidences did not like it, or something to that effect. this was filmed, but like the scense with biggs on tatioone was never used. It was changed before the original theatrical release. Han even fortells the death of lando on the imperial shiuttle
Han: "I've just got a funny Fealing, Like I'm never gonna see her again"
Further up on this page, Silly Dan links to an official source that debunks the death-of-Lando alternate ending. So Danik Kreldin's question is a valid—and thus far unanswered—one: why is the article linking to an apparently bogus version of the script? Asithol 03:33, September 14, 2011 (UTC)
Corrected inaccurate description of Palpatine's comments regarding Yoda in the novelization. Same changes made in the novelization entry. Mike Zimbouski 21:12, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
Palpatine does say "Alive he still is?" in the novelization in reference to Yoda, and is relieved to find he's dead. Why'd you remove this? --Danik Kreldin 02:24, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
Not according to my copy. He says, "Lives he still?" which could be read to mean "Is he still alive after training you?" The initial reference began with Palpatine reading Luke's mind to find out who completed his training. After doing so, he says, "There was one called...Yoda. An aged Master Jed...Ah, I see by your countenance that I have hit a chord, a resonant chord indeed. Yoda, then." He then asks, "This Yoda...Lives he still?" and shortly thereafter concludes that "he lives not." Palpatine makes no further mention of Yoda in the novel, and I can't see anything in those above statements that allow for conclusive proof that Palpatine remembers Yoda; indeed, reading in context, Palpatine seems wholly unfamiliar with him. Mike Zimbouski 15:03, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
In the Ep. 4 re-release, the Mos Eisley scenes were strongly changed a made more "alive" than in the original version. When I watched again Ep. 1 yesterday, I found the forest very "alive" when the two Jedi meet Jar Jar for the first time. We see a lot of SW creatures fleeing the invasion. So Lucas wanted the Mos Eisley scene to be more "alive", so why didn't he made the Endor forests more "alive" as well, with more SW-specific creatures like we can see in the Naboo forest? Now that he gave us the original trilogy unaltered, I think if he wanted to have the movies to be changed a stuffed by a lot more CG details, he should have added more SW-specific animals and maybe more shots in the Endor forest, which is completely empty, compared to the other prequel landscapes, which are always filled with many animals. We only see Ewoks and Earth (and real) animals. Do you thinks he'll add some shots in the next "definitive" editions. Now that I have the unaltered versions, I don't care, he came make anything he wants with the special editions versions. We'll see in the future. Any thoughts? I hope I didn't write it to myself only. ;-) Klow 13:02, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
You're better off posting this question to a forum like the ones on theforce.net. This area is stricly for discussion of editing and improving Wookiepedia articles.Mike Zimbouski 22:16, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
On Endor when Han, Leia and Chewie are captured and taken out of the shield generator bunker and you see the 501st and the captured rebels, if you look on the left of the group of rebels there is a storm trooper with his helmet off and his hands behind his head. What's the deal with that? Anyone have any ideas? White bishop 18:35, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
Nevermind, the latest issue of Star Wars Insider's Q & A section answered my question. White bishop 02:04, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
I was wondering this myself, please do share the answer. Thank you
I'm pretty sure that this particular trooper was the one that allowed them to enter the bunker. But I haven't red the Insider's, so this is just my guess. 126.96.36.199 19:43, June 29, 2013 (UTC)2014raser
I didn't see this mentioned in the trivia section:
Towards the end during the battle on endor when Leia, Han and C3P0 are waiting for R2 to get the doors open to the shield generator complex, R2 gets shot and Han has to make his attempt on the door. Whilst Leia is covering him, she gets shot in the shoulder and Han rushes to her aid, first grabbing her by both shoulders, but then for a breif period, his camera side hand (makes it his right), slides down and appears to grab her breast. As far as I know, this is in all releases.
I've no idea as to whether this was scripted, or noted, or indeed actually a bonafied "booby grab", but I thought it was lulz. Was Han Solo really so cheeky he'd go for breast action in the middle of battle? Or was it a long day for Harrison Ford and he was a little itchy?
Yeah, that doesn't need to be mentioned anywhere, ever, thanks. Mike Zimbouski 17:01, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
You've got them listed down as two different characters, but the tall man stood beside Admiral Piett on the bridge of the Executor is definitely Pip Miller, making him Gherant, and therefore Gherant is Stardestroyer Captain #1. I've already editted this on the Gherant article.
The lightsaber battle between Luke and Vader is criticized by some fans, saying that it is "too short" and that it looks like Luke beats Vader with ease. But after Luke and Vader clash their sabers over the Emperor's head, they are battling 12 feet away from Palpatine. This can only mean that the combatants have been battling during the 3 minutes long interim between the two RotJ chapters "The Dark Side Beckons" and "Father vs Son".
It is just great and it makes sense. It is real. What do you think, do you think Luke and DV just teleported 12 feet away from the Emperor?
It is not supported by GL, he never stated sth like that, but, for example, see the following:
Early incarnations of A New Hope featured lightsaber-wielding stormtroopers. It is unknown if the shadowtroopers were based on this concept.
from the Shadowtrooper page. Totally unvertified info, plus, useless.
My info is usefull.
What do u think? Let's see your opinion.
I was looking through some pictures of Coruscant and Naboo and remembered the very end of Episode VI that was re-released in 1997. At that time I was very impressed by the final scene, where we could see Tatooine and Bespin celebrating the end of the Empire, but to my disappointment there's no article about this major event in SW Wiki. I wonder, why?
There is also nothing about the Emperor's statue being crushed down by the citizens of Coruscant.
Neterwan 19:22, 18 November 2008 (UTC)
In the long run though all of these celebrations are kind of stupid as the Empire would continue to exist up to the latest date in Star Wars continuity, Though the Fel dynasty did at least try to make it a force for good in the Galaxy--188.8.131.52 18:53, March 30, 2010 (UTC)
I, for once, agree with anon. Decipher used a lot of imagery not from the movies at all, there's no evidence that these character were ever intended to be in the movie. Mauser 20:36, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
I don't know if this is real or not, but I think there's the Jedi temple in the background when the movie goes to coruscant people cheering. The screen will go from the right to the left and as you look in the background, beyond the buildings, there will be a big building looking similar to the Jedi Temple. User:JerryWiffleWaffle 23:53, October 27, 2010 (UTC)
Yes, that building is meant to be the Jedi Temple. If you look, you'll also see the Galactic Senate building in the background as well. leandar 05:27, October 28, 2010 (UTC)