Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Corrected entry: When Dooku makes the platform collapse on Obi-Wan it is obvious that he is just a dummy, look at the way he slides across the floor with no parts of his body reacting.

Correction: His body didn't react because he was completely unconscious.

Corrected entry: During the opening battle when Count Dooku is confronted by Anakin and Obi-Wan you can hear the engines and laser fire from the ships outside. They are in space and a vacuum, where there would be no sound.

Correction: This is a common film convention and therefore is not considered a movie mistake. Rather like how characters can be heard speaking despite being shown on screen from so far away that we should not be able to hear them at all.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Anakin and Obi-wan are fighting Dooku, Dooku pushes Obi-wan. When Obi-wan lands you can see a shadow of his lightsaber, when lightsabers don't have shadows.


Correction: As has been corrected many times, it can be seen throughout the series that lightsabers cast visible shadows. A lightsaber blade is not transparent, therefore it blocks light, therefore it casts a shadow.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When Anakin starts to fly the ship in the beginning Obi Wan says "Well, under the circumstances I'd say his ability to fly this thing is irrelevant" but his lips don't move.


Corrected entry: After Anakin gets his arms and legs mutilated by Kenobi, he is transported to a facility to adapt the bionic parts to him. Amidala is delivering the twins about the same time. It's obviously all for the sake of drama, but it makes absolutely no sense that a society so technologically developed as to have invented hyperspace jumping, had not invented a simple glass cover, or even an umbrella to shield Anakin from the rain while transporting him, nor painkillers or a way to sedate him through the medical procedure. Amidala is delivering the old-fashioned way, so apparently they haven't invented cesarea either. This is unacceptable, even for our universe.

Correction: Sidious wants Anakin to suffer through the process - the Sith gain power through rage and hate and pain. He wants Anakin to feel everything that happens to him as he's put back together again. As for Padme's delivery, she delivers naturally, which proves nothing whatsoever about whether they've developed caesarean sections. By the time they realise that they're losing her, the babies are nearly there - to start cutting into her at that point would only increase the strain on her body, making it even more likely that she won't survive.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When Anakin is confronted by a "youngling," the boy refers to Anakin as Master Skywalker. However, Anakin was denied the privilege of becoming a Jedi Master earlier in the movie.

Correction: In this case, it's a show of respect not a formal or official title.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: The final scene of the movie shows Vader and the Emperor looking out at the Death Star being constructed. This doesn't fit with the storyline as there is almost 20 years between episodes 3 & 4, that is quite a slow construction. Compare this to the time in which the second and more powerful death star is almost finished. Some time could be accounted for through prototype versions and testing, but not 20 years.

Correction: This has already been covered elsewhere - considering that major building projects on Earth can take several years to complete, it's hardly unreasonable that it could take the Empire, even with their more advanced technology, twenty years to construct a battle station that's seventy-five miles across, involves at least one completely untried technology (the planet-destroying superlaser) and many other technologies on a scale previously unheard of. The second Death Star's construction would be quicker, as they'd have learned from building the first one, but it is quite clearly not even close to being finished - the amount of construction that's seen is quite consistent with a build time of two to three years.

Tailkinker Premium member

Correction: Besides, the Death Star may not have much steel. Other materials would be present. For example, titanium alloys replace steel on Earth, and composite materials can be substituted for steel in some cases. While steel is strong, lighter materials are better suited for objects that need to be moved.

Noman Premium member

Corrected entry: When Windu and the other Jedi fight Chancellor Palpatine, their original intention is to arrest him. Yet later when Anakin walks in on Windu, Windu says that he has control of the Senate and the Courts and is too dangerous to be kept alive.

Correction: That's Mace Windu's decision, and he obviously changes his mind when he sees just how powerful and dangerous Palpatine is with his own eyes. If Palpatine had come willingly, or at least refrained from killing the Jedi, Windu most likely would have tried to subdue him peacefully.


Corrected entry: What the heck happened to Yoda between the trilogies? In Episode III, he was strong, wise, solemn, like Mace Windu. But when Luke meets him in Episode V, he's nearly insane. He says to Luke, "Away put your weapon, I mean you no harm." while cowering to Luke's blaster. Yoda is a Jedi Master & very strong in the Force. Why is he nothing like he was in the 1st trilogy?

Correction: Yoda is faking it in "Empire." It is a test to see how Luke reacts to a small, silly, harmless creature and how long Luke's patience would last. Observe when Luke fails this test and throws down his dinner, exclaiming "I'm wasting my time," how Yoda's behaviour changes instantly to the old, wise Jedi master.


Corrected entry: When Obi-Wan and Yoda are watching the video of Anakin becoming Darth Vader, and killing younglings in the Jedi temple, Obi-Wan refers to Palpatine as the Emperor - but he would not have known that Palpatine had declared himself Emperor.

Correction: In that video, Palpatine refers to the Republic as "The Empire." If it's an Empire, it has an Emperor. Obi Wan came to the logical conclusion that Palpatine had declared himself Emperor.

K.C. Sierra

Corrected entry: In the Mace Windu/Palpatine fight scene, the glass window is shattered after being hit by a lightsaber and heavy wind is blowing into the room where there are fighting. However, while Palpatine is talking to Anakin after the fight, there is no more wind in the room.

Correction: The wind was caused by the air pressure changing in the room, much like an airplane that has a sudden hole blown into it. Once the air pressure balenced out, the wind ceased to blow in the room.

Mark English

Corrected entry: For someone who needs a mask in order to breathe, Vader does a good job of screaming loudly while on the operating table.

Correction: As shown by the fact that he's still alive for what must be quite some time before Palpatine arrives to "rescue" him, it's pretty clear that he doesn't *need* the mask to breath, but it makes it far easier for him to do so. He can probably breath enough to scream while lying down, but a sith lord who can't really move about much isn't much good.

Gary O'Reilly

Corrected entry: After Padme gives birth, her body was sent to her home planet to be laid to rest. Presumably this is a week or two later. However if you look at her stomach, it is partially inflated - can't be the babies, and wouldn't be gases either, given she's clearly been prepared for burial.

Joseph Z

Correction: Padmé's belly is deliberately made to look as if she was STILL pregnant when she died, in order for everyone to think that the "baby' died, as well. There are but a few witnesses, Bail Organa, Yoda, Obi-Wan and the droids, to the very live birth of the twins. There is a dire need to safeguard the secrecy of the birth of Anakin/Vader's offspring - to protect Luke and Leia. There is even a close-up of Padmé's belly to stress the point of the deception.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: Anakin's clothes catch fire when on land, despite being exactly the same distance away from the lava as he was when standing on the droid earlier.

Correction: The droid has some unknown technology that allows it to both hover over the magma and be protected from the heat. This can be seen as an energy field while the droid is moving and is what prevents Anakin's clothing from combusting.


Correction: It's hardly unreasonable to think that there would have been some modifications (upgrades, damage fixes) to his life-support suit in the years between the films.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: In the original Star Wars, Obi-Wan gives Luke his father's lightsaber, which is green. The lightsaber taken by Obi-Wan from Anakin after the final fight scene in this film is blue.

Corrected entry: How is Obi-Wan able to see Anakin pledging allegiance to Palpatine on the hologram, since it happened in Palpatine's office, not the Jedi temple? The only thing he would have been able to see is the massacre of the younglings.

Dr Wilson

Correction: It is a completely different scene that Obi-Wan sees than the one in Palpatine's office. In the one Obi-Wan sees Palpatine is complimenting Anakin on killing the Jedi not giving Anakin his name or doing any of the stuff that happened in Palpatine's office. It's plausible once Palpatine knew the temple was clear of Jedi, he met Anakin there.

Corrected entry: Anakin and Obi Wan were off fighting in the outer rim territories for three years, then returned to Coruscant to rescue Palpatine. How could Padme be pregnant with Anakin's children?

Correction: Padme says that Anakin had been away for 5 months when they meet for the first time in the film. The animated series "Star Wars: Clone Wars" (which fills in the story between episodes II and III) shows them returning to Coruscant several times.


Correction: Obi-Wan DID know about Leia (after all, he was the one who explained to Luke that he had a twin sister); in Empire, he mentions that Luke is their "last hope" because Leia doesn't know about her powers or heritage, and he doesn't think they'll be able train her in time (if at all).


Corrected entry: Senator Bail Organa doesn't actually fight in the Clone wars, which Leia (in hologram form) claims in Star Wars.

Correction: Since neither Episode 2 or 3 covers the entire life of Bail during the Clone Wars, we cannot know if he actually fought or not. On top of this, Leia actually said "Served my father in the Clone Wars" not "Fought".

Soylent Purple

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Anakin arrives on Mustafar and tells R2-D2 to stay with the ship, he pulls the hood of his robe over his head with two organic hands. His right hand should be mechanical. [This mistake is mentioned in the audio commentary: this shot is taken from a shot of Obi-Wan later in the film when leaving Padme's apartment. Still a mistake, though.] (01:32:55)

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Trivia: As Obi-wan and Anakin deliver Palpatine to the Jedi Council on Coruscant, look carefully at the lower right-hand part of the screen and you'll see the Millennium Falcon landing as well (confirmed by George Lucas).

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Answer: Darth Vader has a special chamber in which parts of the suit can be removed for comfort. When he is not in the chamber he must wear it at all times in order to survive.

Answer: Darth Vader does have his own personal chamber made to assist him with the equipment /suit he wears as well as, I'm sure, for resting/meditation purposes. Also keep in mind that Jedi/Sith, especially those trained to use the force (particularly those having mastered it), don't need the same sleep requirements regular folks need. They can "sleep" sitting straight up, on top of much harder elements and they can even "draw" energy from the force to help them stay awake. The expanded universe, via the books, gives more examples of Jedi/Sith sleeping or measures they take.

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