Star Wars bloopers

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.