Hey HAL, I was just wondering — why did you change Ben’s mode of transport in the climax? 🤔
Oh, I can answer that! Previous stuff has established that standard TIE fighters don’t have hyperdrives.
The supplimental stuff retcons that this specific TIE is an experimental TIE scout with a hyperdrive, but that’s clearly a post-facto rationalization.
Hence, swapping it for something that DOES have a hyperdrive.
I see. But I don’t think the original film explains how he got off the Death Star ruins. 🤨
Nope it doesn’t. So Vader’s TIE / the Lambda shuttle are good balance points between plausible (both with hyperdrive and could be found among the wreckage) and recognizable (for the shot to retain its symbolism).