A look back at the mythical “Star Wars” saga, and at three screenplay inconsistencies that have not gone unnoticed by fans.
Created in 1977 by George Lucas , the Star Wars saga is one of the most iconic franchises in cinematic history. Extended in 1999 by a prelogy, then in 2015 by three sequels, the original trilogy is full of unforgettable sequences and scenes that have forever marked our memories as spectators.
However, despite its fearsome script, its collection of memorable characters, its fabulous bestiary and its extraordinary special effects, the galaxy far, far away from Lucas also conceals some errors, and in particular scriptwriting. A look back at 3 inconsistencies noted by fans…
At the end of Revenge of the Sith , Episode III of the Star Wars saga, Obi-Wan decides to hide newborn babies Luke and Leia on two different planets so that their father Darth Vader can never find them. In principle, the Jedi master’s strategy seems coherent, but in practice, it has a major flaw: the hiding places chosen by Obi-Wan.
For one thing, Leia was sent to Alderaan and adopted by the planet’s viceroy, Bail Organa. Hard to be less discreet than that.
As for Luke, he was simply taken in by his own family, on the home planet of his father, whose last name he still bears (Skywalker). In short, he literally grew up in the place that Vader would have searched first, had he ever found out about him.
A bit of déjà vu?
In The Empire Strikes Back , Episode V of the saga, Darth Vader sets a trap for Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 on Bespin, and uses Lando Calrissian to hold them prisoner.
A little later, when the Sith Lord proceeds to freeze Han Solo to deliver him to Jabba the Hutt, he does not seem to recognize C-3PO at all, who is however present to witness the scene. However, it was Vader himself (in his childhood, when he was still called Anakin Skywalker) who designed the protocol droid from scratch.
Given his high Force sensitivity and clairvoyance, it seems totally unlikely that he didn’t identify it. That being said, since he’s been busy tyrannizing the galaxy, maybe he just has other fish to fry.
The language of Jawas
As stated several times during the saga, C-3PO (him again) was programmed to understand and speak 6 million forms of communication. A talent that is very useful to him to converse with his friend R2-D2, but also to infiltrate Jabba’s Palace as an official translator, in The Return of the Jedi .
Yet, at the start of A New Hope , Episode IV of the saga, when the two droids are captured by a tribe of Jawas, C-3PO doesn’t seem to understand a word of what the scavengers are saying. Amazing, especially when you consider that the droid was designed on the same planet as them.