Star Wars bloopers

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Originally published in State Press Magazine

The Star Wars cast and crew are not without their faults. Bloopers are scattered throughout the trilogy, and few were corrected in 1996’s Special Edition. Here are a few examples:

  • A stormtrooper in a Death Star hallway in A New Hope may be “a little tall for a stormtrooper;” he bumps his head in a doorway, knocking his helmet sideways.
  • Darth Vader has a lousy sense of timing in A New Hope. As Grand Moff Tarkin complains that Princess Leia lied to him about the location of the hidden Rebel base, Vader says: “I told you she would never consciously betray the Rebellion.” Moments after finishing the line, Vader jabs a finger at Tarkin to emphasize his point.
  • A triumphant Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), just returned from destroying the Death Star in A New Hope, shouts “Carrie!” as he runs to embrace Leia, played by Carrie Fisher.
  • In The Empire Strikes Back, the rank insignia on Admiral Piett and another Imperial officer on the Super Star Destroyer Executor get a little antsy. As Vader orders a boarding party prepared for the Millenium Falcon, their badges jump from one side to another.

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