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10 Star Wars Movie Mistakes You Missed

George Lucas could never have known that his
space opera would turn into one of the most well-known and profitable movie franchises
in history. If he had, the director might have spent a bit more time filming the original
series to make sure some of the more entertaining mistakes were left on the cutting room floor.
Luckily, that wasn’t the case, which means fans can spot each and every obvious or hard-to-miss
error. Even after all these years, Luke Skywalker’s big screen adventure still has a few surprises.
Here are Screenrant’s 10 Star Wars Movie Mistakes You Missed. Luke’s Ghost It’s no secret that some of George Lucas’s
“improvements” on the original film weren’t popular with fans, but just as many new mistakes
seemed to slip into new editions. When Luke’s aunt and uncle wake up to find him already
out searching for R2-D2, there’s something off about the shot of the empty homestead.
What looks like rolling film is actually a still image, with a ghostly image of Luke
visible in one of the doorways. Was Skywalker a Force ghost the entire time, and fans just
never knew? Creepy. Wired Lightsabers The weapons of the Jedi Knights were more
than cutting edge, but on set, they’re was actually a clever use of old-fashioned tech.
The swords had three sides covered in reflective tape, which would rotate to give off a shimmering
effect. It worked wonders at the time – except when Obi-Wan and Darth Vader first face off,
and the white power cord is clearly visible running from the Jedi’s saber up his sleeve. Rebel Editing George Lucas didn’t have every detail of
his story down pat before filming, which meant a few scenes had to be edited out or trimmed
down in post-production. When Luke is reunited with his friend Biggs before the attack on
the Death Star, their commanding officer shows up to meet his newest pilot. The man originally
made an offhand comment about knowing Luke’s father, but knowing what problems that would
cause, Lucas decided to edit it out, obscuring the cut with an unknown person walking in
front of the camera. Unfortunately, R2-D2’s sudden jump in the background made sure the
cut would stand out for all time. Dusty Saber The swordfighting choreography improved over
the course of the series, but in the first movie, actors Alec Guinness and David Prowse
took their duel as seriously as possible. Even though they were constantly told to NOT
slam their stunt swords together for fear of breaking them, they couldn’t hold back.
They’re supposed to be beams of energy in the movie, but with every hit, it’s easy
to see the clouds of dust flying off. These days, it hopefully just adds to the tension. Colorless Droids The special effects team basically created
the entire industry with Star Wars, so some mistakes can be forgiven. These days we know
that if a character is dressed in blue, a green backdrop will be needed to add in effects.
In the first movie, that fact slipped by. So with every shot of R2-D2 riding aboard
Luke’s X-Wing, it’s hard to miss his blue paint job suddenly turned black, effectively
rendered see-through thanks to the blue screen used by the crew. Luke’s Lips George Lucas may add in aliens or boulders
wherever he chooses, but what happens if you want to add a line of dialogue that an actor
never spoke? That’s the problem with Luke’s arrival on the planet Dagobah. When he explains
that he’s there to search for Yoda, his extra line – “if he even exists” – wasn’t
spoken by actor Mark Hamill. The special effects team tried to cheat by altering the darkness
of the actor’s mouth, but there was just no way to fake it. Jedi Knights are apparently
gifted ventriloquists. Tipping Walkers No Star Wars fan will forget the adrenaline
rush, or the laughter of seeing a massive Imperial Walker brought down with a single
rope in the Battle of Hoth. But Luke proves he doesn’t need anything but a lightsaber
and a thermal detonator to bring one to its knees. It’s an impressive stunt, but a little
less fantastic when you notice the stick being used to simply push up one of the walker’s
back feet to tip it to one side (Episode V 33:04 on the back left foot) Familiar Asteroid Every director knows the value of using old
or unused footage to make a different scene pop, and the asteroid field of the Empire
Strikes Back is famous for including everything from potatoes to old running shoes. But one
asteroid is a bit more familiar. Apparently, the effects team decided to re-purpose a shot
of the Millenium Falcon flying through the field, applying the view from inside the ship’s
cockpit. But keep an eye on the asteroid flying in from the bottom corner (bottom left, as
soon as Han comes to the cockpit), and you’ll notice the unmistakable shape of Han Solo’s
ship flying by. The effects team managed to blur out details of the hull, but its barrel
roll makes it impossible to miss. What’s My Line? When the Falcon finds a home in a massive
space worm, a tremor sends Princess Leia into the captain’s arms. It’s hard to know
how many times the actors had to perform the scene, but Harrison Ford clearly got bored
first. When Carrie Fisher tells her co-star that she’s less than excited, Ford silently
mouths her entire line along with her. Watch Your Head These days it’s rare to see a CG effect
or object actually pop through or on top of an actor’s performance, since attention
to detail has never been higher. But back in the early days, layering one effect onto
another shot was a time-consuming process. So when Darth Vader’s shuttle was rendered
a little too low on the landing pad of Endor’s moon, the mistake was left in. Audiences now
get to enjoy seeing Vader’s black helmet passing through the nose of his ship on every
viewing. So what do you think of our list? Did we miss
any of your favorite errors, goofs, or mistakes in the Star Wars series? Let us know in our
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