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-->"Watching Jedi was like finding your old high-school yearbook up in the attic. I couldn't really relate to it. I really felt outside the whole thing. It was a sad feeling in a way, because it was a part of my life that's over now."

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-->"Watching Jedi ''Jedi'' was like finding your old high-school yearbook up in the attic. I couldn't really relate to it. I really felt outside the whole thing. It was a sad feeling in a way, because it was a part of my life that's over now."



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** Director Richard Marquand portrays a rebel pilot, voices EV-9D9 in Jabba's palace, and plays one of the two AT-ST pilots Chewbacca throws out.
** The Imperial officer who corners the Rebels in the shield bunker (calling them "Freeze!") is played by series sound designer Ben Burtt, the man most responsible for reviving the Wilhem Scream (which he screams as he is flung over a railing).


* CastTheRunnerUp: Creator/KennyBaker (the little guy who was inside R2 making him shake) was supposed to play Wicket, but he fell sick for most of the production and that's when Creator/WarwickDavis stepped into the role.



** Creator/KennyBaker (the little guy who was inside R2 making him shake) was supposed to play Wicket, but he fell sick for most of the production and that's when Creator/WarwickDavis stepped into the role.



** Prior to the making of the film, Mark Hamill speculated that it would have involved Luke turning to the dark side, with the main conflict being generated by whether or not he'll be turned back. A similar plot thread eventually re-emerged in the ComicBook/DarkEmpire serial.

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** Prior to the making of the film, Mark Hamill speculated that it would have involved Luke turning to the dark side, with the main conflict being generated by whether or not he'll be turned back. A similar plot thread eventually re-emerged in the ComicBook/DarkEmpire ''ComicBook/DarkEmpire'' serial.

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** The original plan for "native allies on Endor" was not Ewoks, but instead a band of escaped Wookiee slaves. But Lucas wanted the battle to be fought "old school" with bows and arrows and Wookiees had advanced technology.[[note]]Ironic, considering ''The Essential Guide to Warfare's'' implication that the Ewoks stole various dead Stormtrooper's blasters and used them against the Imperials.[[/note]] So he decided to "Cut them in half and call them [[BackwardsName Ewoks]]."

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** The original plan for "native allies on Endor" was not Ewoks, but instead a band of escaped Wookiee slaves. But Lucas wanted the battle to be fought "old school" with bows and arrows and Wookiees had advanced technology.[[note]]Ironic, considering ''The Essential Guide to Warfare's'' implication that the Ewoks stole various dead Stormtrooper's blasters and used them against the Imperials.[[/note]] So he decided to "Cut them in half and call them [[BackwardsName [[SdrawkcabName Ewoks]]."


* ApprovalOfGod: There is a fan theory suggesting that the old bearded guy from the Endor strike team (known as Nik Sant in Legends) was Rex from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''. Dave Filoni would flip flop on ths issue. The current state is that Rex was at Endor, but whether he was the old bearded guy is ultimately up to the viewer.

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* ApprovalOfGod: There is a fan theory suggesting that the old bearded guy from the Endor strike team (known as Nik Sant in Legends) was Rex from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''. Dave Filoni would flip flop on ths this issue. The current state is that Rex was at Endor, but whether he was the old bearded guy is ultimately up to the viewer.


* ApprovalOfGod: There is a fan theory suggesting that the old bearded guy from the Endor strike team (known as Nik Sant in Legends) was Rex from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''. While this has yet to be confirmed, Dave Filoni has stated he does think that and will use his power to attempt to make it so, and confirmed the Retcon to have taken place at Star Wars Celebration 2017.

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* ApprovalOfGod: There is a fan theory suggesting that the old bearded guy from the Endor strike team (known as Nik Sant in Legends) was Rex from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''. While this has yet to be confirmed, Dave Filoni has stated he does think would flip flop on ths issue. The current state is that and will use his power to attempt to make it so, and confirmed Rex was at Endor, but whether he was the Retcon old bearded guy is ultimately up to have taken place at Star Wars Celebration 2017.the viewer.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: Carrie Fisher's unhappiness during her Jabba slave scenes was likely genuine. Not only was the slave bikini every bit as uncomfortable as it looked, she apparently wore nothing under it, meaning people standing behind her could, in her own words, [[UnusualEuphemism see all the way to Florida]].


** Creator/Ian[=McDiarmid=] was 38 during shooting, nearly 50 years younger than Palpatine is during the events of the film.

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** Creator/Ian[=McDiarmid=] Ian [=McDiarmid=] was 38 during shooting, nearly 50 years younger than Palpatine is during the events of the film.


** Creator/Ian [=McDiarmid=] was 38 during shooting, nearly 50 years younger than Palpatine is during the events of the film.

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** Creator/Ian [=McDiarmid=] Creator/Ian[=McDiarmid=] was 38 during shooting, nearly 50 years younger than Palpatine is during the events of the film.


** Creator/Ian McDiarmid was 38 during shooting, nearly 50 years younger than Palpatine is during the events of the film.

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** Creator/Ian McDiarmid [=McDiarmid=] was 38 during shooting, nearly 50 years younger than Palpatine is during the events of the film.


* DawsonCasting: An unusual example for a middle-aged male character: when Vader's face is finally seen in ''Return of the Jedi'' he is being played by 78-year-old Sebastian Shaw. The timeline would reveal that he would be in his mid-forties at the time. {{Justified|Trope}}, as he's been living for roughly 25 years with severe burns and multiple organ failures and being rapidly aged by usage of the dark side so it was likely that he would be YoungerThanHeLooks.

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An unusual example for a middle-aged male character: when Vader's face is finally seen in ''Return of the Jedi'' he is being played by 78-year-old Sebastian Shaw. The timeline would reveal that he would be in his mid-forties at the time. {{Justified|Trope}}, as he's been living for roughly 25 years with severe burns and multiple organ failures and being rapidly aged by usage of the dark side so it was likely that he would be YoungerThanHeLooks.YoungerThanHeLooks.
** Creator/Ian McDiarmid was 38 during shooting, nearly 50 years younger than Palpatine is during the events of the film.

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** In the first script, Luke travelled to a lava planet to confront Vader, and was joined by Obi-Wan and Yoda.


** Richard Marquand suggested having a well-known British stage actor play the unmasked Anakin Skywalker, such as Creator/LaurenceOlivier or Creator/JohnGieulgud.

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** Richard Marquand suggested having a well-known British stage actor play the unmasked Anakin Skywalker, such as Creator/LaurenceOlivier or Creator/JohnGieulgud.Creator/JohnGielgud.


** Kenny Baker (the little guy who was inside R2 making him shake) was supposed to play Wicket, but he fell sick for most of the production and that's when Creator/WarwickDavis stepped into the role.

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** Kenny Baker Creator/KennyBaker (the little guy who was inside R2 making him shake) was supposed to play Wicket, but he fell sick for most of the production and that's when Creator/WarwickDavis stepped into the role.



** In addition to Han's death, original plans called for the Emperor surviving, Leia becoming the "queen" of her people and Luke Skywalker walking off alone "like Clint Eastwood in the spaghetti westerns" (so Gary Kurtz remarked), ultimately creating a more bittersweet yet poignant ending. It would've lead to another three movies that would have been about Luke's journey on his own, becoming a Jedi Master, discovering his sister (who wouldn't have been Leia) and finally defeating the Emperor and the Empire along with him.

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** In addition to Han's death, original plans called for the Emperor surviving, Leia becoming the "queen" of her people and Luke Skywalker walking off alone "like Clint Eastwood Creator/ClintEastwood in the spaghetti westerns" (so Gary Kurtz remarked), ultimately creating a more bittersweet yet poignant ending. It would've lead to another three movies that would have been about Luke's journey on his own, becoming a Jedi Master, discovering his sister (who wouldn't have been Leia) and finally defeating the Emperor and the Empire along with him.



** Richard Marquand suggested having a well-known British stage actor play the unmasked Anakin Skywalker, such as Creator/LaurenceOlivier or John Gieulgud.

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** Richard Marquand suggested having a well-known British stage actor play the unmasked Anakin Skywalker, such as Creator/LaurenceOlivier or John Gieulgud.Creator/JohnGieulgud.


* WorkingTitle: The film was originally titled ''Revenge of the Jedi'', but Lucas changed it a few weeks before it released. He alleges it's because Jedi do not seek revenge, but--as the owner of the merchandise licensing rights--outing counterfeiters is another potential motive.
** Oddly enough, the Japanese dub kept the ''Revenge'' part in the title until the Special Edition dubs.

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* WorkingTitle: The film was originally titled ''Revenge of the Jedi'', but Lucas changed it a few weeks before it released. He alleges it's because Jedi do not seek revenge, but--as the owner of the merchandise licensing rights--outing counterfeiters is another potential motive.
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motive. Oddly enough, the Japanese dub kept the ''Revenge'' part in the title until the Special Edition dubs.

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