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VegetableMan said:

When I was a kid I only had The Phantom Menace and Return Of The Jedi on VHS, and I hadn’t seen the others, and I thought the Death Star II was what was left of the feredation ship Anakin blows up at the end of TPM.

I can’t fathom only having those two movies… When did you finally see the rest of the saga? (assuming you eventually did)

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When I was younger thought Yoda was the king of the Jedi

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dahmage said:

OutboundFlight said:

I thought Darth Vader was the guy who choked the Pig Guards in Jabba’s Place, not Luke.

#ROTJPigmenNeverForget

Did you just assume Vader was hiding somewhere in Jabba’s palace while like and co did their thing? I am curious.

Honestly, I’m not sure. I think as a little kid I just never connected the dots of what happened to Vader… or I just changed the plot to accommodate a scene of Vader showing up, speaking to Jabba, and leaving.

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dahmage said:

VegetableMan said:

When I was a kid I only had The Phantom Menace and Return Of The Jedi on VHS, and I hadn’t seen the others, and I thought the Death Star II was what was left of the feredation ship Anakin blows up at the end of TPM.

I can’t fathom only having those two movies… When did you finally see the rest of the saga? (assuming you eventually did)

I don’t really remember, I started really getting into Star Wars between I and II, so probably in 2001, and at the time there were only those two VHSs at home. I think I then had The Empire Strikes Back (1997 SE) and finally Star Wars (1997 SE), before II came out.
So I watched them in a messed up order: VI, I, V, IV, II, III, etc…

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VegetableMan said:

dahmage said:

VegetableMan said:

When I was a kid I only had The Phantom Menace and Return Of The Jedi on VHS, and I hadn’t seen the others, and I thought the Death Star II was what was left of the feredation ship Anakin blows up at the end of TPM.

I can’t fathom only having those two movies… When did you finally see the rest of the saga? (assuming you eventually did)

I don’t really remember, I started really getting into Star Wars between I and II, so probably in 2001, and at the time there were only those two VHSs at home. I think I then had The Empire Strikes Back (1997 SE) and finally Star Wars (1997 SE), before II came out.
So I watched them in a messed up order: VI, I, V, IV, II, III, etc…

Ahh, the classic “vegetable order” 😀

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OutboundFlight said:

dahmage said:

OutboundFlight said:

I thought Darth Vader was the guy who choked the Pig Guards in Jabba’s Place, not Luke.

#ROTJPigmenNeverForget

Did you just assume Vader was hiding somewhere in Jabba’s palace while like and co did their thing? I am curious.

Honestly, I’m not sure. I think as a little kid I just never connected the dots of what happened to Vader… or I just changed the plot to accommodate a scene of Vader showing up, speaking to Jabba, and leaving.

It’s funny how we accept things like that as children. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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dahmage said:

VegetableMan said:

dahmage said:

VegetableMan said:

When I was a kid I only had The Phantom Menace and Return Of The Jedi on VHS, and I hadn’t seen the others, and I thought the Death Star II was what was left of the feredation ship Anakin blows up at the end of TPM.

I can’t fathom only having those two movies… When did you finally see the rest of the saga? (assuming you eventually did)

I don’t really remember, I started really getting into Star Wars between I and II, so probably in 2001, and at the time there were only those two VHSs at home. I think I then had The Empire Strikes Back (1997 SE) and finally Star Wars (1997 SE), before II came out.
So I watched them in a messed up order: VI, I, V, IV, II, III, etc…

Ahh, the classic “vegetable order” 😀

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I’ve always wanted a thread like this, now I know it exits!

Here’s mine:

I, like many others on this thread, thought that the Death Star II was the remains of the first one.

Since I loved the Muppets before I knew what Star Wars was, I thought that Yoda was straight out of the Muppet show since my mum had told me he was voiced by the same guy as Fozzie Bear.

I thought that when Zev Senesca (Rogue 2) was shot down by an AT-AT, it was actually Wedge and he had just died, so I had no idea how Wedge was alive in ROTJ!

And finally, here’s a weird one:
I have a specific memory of a scene in ROTJ where Salacious Crumb is chewing on Jabba’s tail and bites a chunk out of it. I know, sounds awful, I have no idea why I remember this, seeing that it never happened but I always thought as a kid that he started eating Jabba!

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Maybe because there’s a shot of Crumb looking at Jabba’s twitching tail like he’s going to bite it?

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SilverWook said:

Maybe because there’s a shot of Crumb looking at Jabba’s twitching tail like he’s going to bite it?

Yeah that’s what I had long suspected…
Thanks for replying SilverWook!

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You’ve probably all noticed this, but Jabba’s tail has a bloody cut at the end of it, I believe this is what prompted 6 year old me to imagine how it got there:

jabba

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Speaking of misconceptions from this scene, before I saw ROTJ in HD I always though that this pillow was a part of Jabba’s body. When you see it in VHS quality it looks like some kind of weird flesh-bulge and it always grossed me out as a kid, especially since it looked like Salacious Crumb was partially inside it like some kind of marsupial pouch.

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ZkinandBonez said:

Speaking of misconceptions from this scene, before I saw ROTJ in HD I always though that this pillow was a part of Jabba’s body. When you see it in VHS quality it looks like some kind of weird flesh-bulge and it always grossed me out as a kid, especially since it looked like Salacious Crumb was partially inside it like some kind of marsupial pouch.

Oh my god, I thought the exact same thing as a kid!

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Chase Adams said:

ZkinandBonez said:

Speaking of misconceptions from this scene, before I saw ROTJ in HD I always though that this pillow was a part of Jabba’s body. When you see it in VHS quality it looks like some kind of weird flesh-bulge and it always grossed me out as a kid, especially since it looked like Salacious Crumb was partially inside it like some kind of marsupial pouch.

Oh my god, I thought the exact same thing as a kid!

Me too.

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Cannot unsee/un-think!

Aren’t you all glad that David Lynch passed on directing the film now? 😛

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SilverWook said:

Cannot unsee/un-think!

Aren’t you all glad that David Lynch passed on directing the film now? 😛

How dare you LOL! David Lynch star wars would have been horrifying but awesome. Also I always thought that in ANH after Vader choked the Admiral he spat out an egg yolk. 😃

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I actually think Lynch could have done a pretty good job, that is if he’d been interested in doing a SW film in the first place (which he clearly weren’t). SW is for all intents and purposes pretty weird, and the aliens and “science” of it is straight-up surreal if you really start to break them down. Plus its not like Lucas would have allowed him to make it Eraserhead-weird. Dune and The Elephant Man are after all pretty tame compared to his other films, even Twin Peaks can be quite “normal” at times, and if you were to add Lucas and Kasdan into the mix I honestly don’t think it would have have stood out as particularly “Lynchian” at all.

Either way, now that we got Werner Herzog in the Mandalorian, someone should try to get a Lynch cameo in one of the upcoming seasons/series. Now that would be interesting.

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ZkinandBonez said:

Speaking of misconceptions from this scene, before I saw ROTJ in HD I always though that this pillow was a part of Jabba’s body. When you see it in VHS quality it looks like some kind of weird flesh-bulge and it always grossed me out as a kid, especially since it looked like Salacious Crumb was partially inside it like some kind of marsupial pouch.

Seems this pillow was added to cover up the puppeteer. To bad they chose a colour and pattern that, at least in HS quality, really blended in with Jabba’s leathery skin.

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LexX said:

Chase Adams said:

ZkinandBonez said:

Speaking of misconceptions from this scene, before I saw ROTJ in HD I always though that this pillow was a part of Jabba’s body. When you see it in VHS quality it looks like some kind of weird flesh-bulge and it always grossed me out as a kid, especially since it looked like Salacious Crumb was partially inside it like some kind of marsupial pouch.

Oh my god, I thought the exact same thing as a kid!

Me too.

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Due to the burnt corpses of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, i always thought a laser blast would slowly incinerate a dead body from inside.

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Haarspalter said:

Due to the burnt corpses of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, i always thought a laser blast would slowly incinerate a dead body from inside.

Since blasters have stun settings much like phasers in Star Trek, something a notch below disintegrate must also be present. (Vader cautions the bounty hunters in ESB not to disintegrate their quarry.) Unless that was disintegration? I’ve had the unpleasant theory Owen and Beru were executed after refusing to divulge where the droids were, in order to protect Luke. Their bodies were posed, and then burned after death to complete the impression the Tuskens did it.

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SilverWook said:

Haarspalter said:

Due to the burnt corpses of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, i always thought a laser blast would slowly incinerate a dead body from inside.

Since blasters have stun settings much like phasers in Star Trek, something a notch below disintegrate must also be present. (Vader cautions the bounty hunters in ESB not to disintegrate their quarry.) Unless that was disintegration? I’ve had the unpleasant theory Owen and Beru were executed after refusing to divulge where the droids were, in order to protect Luke. Their bodies were posed, and then burned after death to complete the impression the Tuskens did it.

Yeah, I always assumed they simply burned them to blame it on the Tuskens as well. The burned farmhouse looks a lot like the scorched sandcrawler.

It’s also interesting to see that no one bothered to include disintegration in any SW live-action until recently in the Mandalorian. Even the stun setting was largely relegated to books and cartoons until it reappeared in TLJ. The only pre-Mandalorian disintegration I’m aware of were in the Jedi Knight games, which has somewhat of a Star Trek vibe to it.

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ZkinandBonez said:

SilverWook said:

Haarspalter said:

Due to the burnt corpses of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, i always thought a laser blast would slowly incinerate a dead body from inside.

Since blasters have stun settings much like phasers in Star Trek, something a notch below disintegrate must also be present. (Vader cautions the bounty hunters in ESB not to disintegrate their quarry.) Unless that was disintegration? I’ve had the unpleasant theory Owen and Beru were executed after refusing to divulge where the droids were, in order to protect Luke. Their bodies were posed, and then burned after death to complete the impression the Tuskens did it.

Yeah, I always assumed they simply burned them to blame it on the Tuskens as well. The burned farmhouse looks a lot like the scorched sandcrawler.

It’s also interesting to see that no one bothered to include disintegration in any SW live-action until recently in the Mandalorian. Even the stun setting was largely relegated to books and cartoons until it reappeared in TLJ. The only pre-Mandalorian disintegration I’m aware of were in the Jedi Knight games, which has somewhat of a Star Trek vibe to it.

I remember that. I always thought it looked like someone getting derezzed in Tron. There was a weapon that needed to be found in a custom Dark Forces level called the Black Whirlwind? that I wished someone had recreated for the later games.

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When I was a kid I thought that Boba Fett was the leader of the Stormtroopers, and he was only with Jabba in ROTJ to make sure the Rebels didn’t steal Han back. I always pictured him kneeling before Palpatine right next to Moff Jerjerrod if he hadn’t died.

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Hoop28 said:

When I was a kid I thought that Boba Fett was the leader of the Stormtroopers, and he was only with Jabba in ROTJ to make sure the Rebels didn’t steal Han back. I always pictured him kneeling before Palpatine right next to Moff Jerjerrod if he hadn’t died.

Not sure where it originated from, but back in the day, Fett’s armor was said to be that of a shocktrooper, predecessor of Stormtroopers and Fett was possibly a veteran of the Clone Wars.

Kind of more interesting than the backstory we got. 😉

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SilverWook said:

Hoop28 said:

When I was a kid I thought that Boba Fett was the leader of the Stormtroopers, and he was only with Jabba in ROTJ to make sure the Rebels didn’t steal Han back. I always pictured him kneeling before Palpatine right next to Moff Jerjerrod if he hadn’t died.

Not sure where it originated from, but back in the day, Fett’s armor was said to be that of a shocktrooper, predecessor of Stormtroopers and Fett was possibly a veteran of the Clone Wars.

Kind of more interesting than the backstory we got. 😉

Before Episode II the Clone Wars was so mysterious and strange. I like what we got in Eps. II and III, but it would’ve been interesting to see some of the other theories/concepts for the Clone Wars on the big screen.

Use the Force, Jon Yowza.