When Luke is introduced in ROTJ, he seems more mature than he was in ESB. He has also built a lightsaber. This and other things seem to lend to the belief that Luke trained with Yoda prior to the events of ROTJ. However, in Jedi, officially Luke has done no training with Yoda.
“There are several things in the movie that let’s the audience know that some time has passed.
Luke’s demeanor is very different, showing a shift in his character and maturity since we last saw him. He’ built a new lightsaber. That means hes tracked down the how-to guide and all the parts n pieces. Maybe you can do that in an evening, but I’m doubting it. He’s wearing Jedi robes/outfit indicating that he’s become more involved in the Jedi ways.
Lando has infiltrated Jabbas palace to the point that he can walk around there freely and seems to have some sort of guard job. Luke & Co. knew where Han was being taken, but it’s not a place you can just walk into and do as you please. It would take time to work your way in and be accepted as part of the gang. That don’t happen overnight either.
Yoda has gotten very weak and is about to die. No signs of that last time we saw him.”
This was a hot topic of discussion in the ROTJ-Revisited thread (see http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/STAR-WARS-EP-VI-RETURN-OF-THE-JEDI-REVISITED-EDITIONADYWAN-NOW-IN-PRODUCTION/id/56441/page/24 ), however, Adywan has said he will not make changes to the crawl or do any restructuring. This is completely understandable, Adywan obviously wants to focus on fx improvement and changes that are more universally agreed upon (like Endor battle expansions).
However, that doesn’t mean this issue cannot be addressed in a separate fanedit!
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Restructuring the first act (moving endor scenes to beginning) was discussed, but some feel that it creates as many problems as it fixes. For example, Luke is wearing his glove and he shows up late to the Rebel briefing. Still, I’ve always thought Jedi could use a good restructuring, so some people are going to try this, even if it doesn’t get past the proof of concept phase.
The other edit is much less radical. Nhoj3 came up with the great idea of instead revising the crawl to say that Luke has been on Dagobah, but has since left. After some discussion, NeverarGreat came up with a better crawl that addressed the issue of Luke asking Yoda about his parentage. This is that crawl:
It is a time of open war. As the Rebellion gathers its strength for a decisive strike, Luke Skywalker has returned to the hidden world of Dagobah to complete his Jedi training.
Unable to face the question of his true father, he awaits word from his friends as they prepare to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt.
Little do they know that the GALACTIC EMPIRE has secretly been constructing a new armored space station even more powerful than the first dreaded Death Star…
The plan for this edit will be to put this opening crawl at the beginning of ROTJ, as well as the removal of Luke’s line “I have a promise to keep to an old friend" now simply say “that’s right R2 we’re going to the Dagobah system”.
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