Top Ten Questions to Ask About the Star Wars Original Trilogy After Watching the Sequel Trilogy

Just a reminder:
Original Trilogy: Episodes 4-6
Sequel Trilogy: Episodes 7-9

Rewatch the original Star Wars movies after seeing the sequels and you might just have these questions!
The Top Ten
1 How did Palpatine concieve children (and grandchildren)?

Definitely an over-arching question all things considered. We find out in Ep9 that Rey is a Palpatine. But her parents were nobodies even though at least one of them had to be a Palpatine in some way. That being said, Palpatine NEVER was a romantic type.

I could be completely wrong, but nowhere does it say that Palpatine didn't have a sexual relations. He didn't have a kid for love, he did it to have an heir from his own blood.

I honestly really just don't want to think about that... to late. It does seem far-fetched, but he wanted kids/grandkids for power. Maybe he had someone do it for him?

Supposedly Rey's father is just a non force sensitive clone to Palpatine.

2 How was Anakin's original lightsaber recovered?

In Ep5, Luke gets his hand cut off by Vader and the hand and lightsaber fall down a shaft in Cloud City, presumed never to return. In Ep6 Luke has a different lightsaber. In Ep7, the blue lightsaber somehow shows up once again, and it's the same one Anakin and Luke used, in Takodana. But how was it recovered in the first place?

Some idiot must have seriously gone to the core of Bespin and retrieved it.

Bounty hunters and Scavengers most likely.

"A good question for another time" I can kinda understand why many people dislike this trilogy

3 How did Palpatine survive his presumed demise on the second Death Star?

In Ep6, Vader throws him into the reactor, which also causes a huge explosion. That and the Death Star would blow up anyways. In Ep9 he is alive though. That being said this one MAY have an explanation in that he said "I've already died once before, the Dark Side is a pathway to abilities one might consider unnatural".

I believe that Palpatine in Episode 9 is not really Palpatine. His body just represents all the Sith and formed by the Ancients.

He didn't. He was 100% killed, Ep9 explained, but, and this is a little stupid, some ancient sith loyalists brought him back to life using some high-tech stuff.

4 When did Han and Leia marry and have a kid?

Kinda speaks for itself more or less.

Um obviously in between 6 and 7.

5 When did Luke start training possible future Jedi?

We know in Ep8 that Luke had this temple where he would train Jedi like in the prequels, but of course the events that start Ben Solo on his start of darkness made him stop. So when did he start? It's certainly backstory that would be welcome.

6 How did the second Death Star's remnants land on a moon?

In Ep9 they were shown on this one moon near Endor even though like the previous Death Star it simply blew up without any pieces seeming to affect planetary things around it.

Ok now this is a legit question. The Sith were very powerful, so they might have just transported it.

That would be impossible honestly. I doubt whatever this moon was is close to Endor

7 How did the Millenium Falcon end up on Jakku?

Han may be talented, but he is careless sometimes.

8 Could Palpatine have used his extreme powers earlier?

In Ep9 Palpatine has two powers that seem to hint at how powerful he can be, him summoning THOUSANDS of star destroyers and him using extreme Force lightning to disable ships and such (granted, this one actually required a lot more power, so he siphoned it from Rey and Ben). But it does make you wonder if Palpatine could have easily conquered the galaxy in the original trilogy with such power and a large fleet. Oh yeah, and he could have used more Snoke puppets, and from the one in Ep8 we can tell that that one is already quite powerful.

Again. That's not really Palpatine. It is the combined power of the Sith and Palpatine's body or a resurrection of his body was the carrier.

9 Could the newer Force abilities have made a difference in the original (and even prequel) trilogies?

In Ep7, Ren stops a blaster shot with his hand
In Ep8, Leia uses the Force when shot in space to survive and return to her cruiser, managing to live in the process.
In Ep9, Force healing (as well as Palpatine absorbing Rey and Ben's energy).

Many new abilities were shown in this trilogy and either they weren't known at the times of the prequel and original trilogies or were just not used. They could have made the whole trilogy's plot a whole lot different.

I can excuse Ren stopping a Blaster and Force healing, but nothing is more stupid than floating in Space. Either way, none of them would probably make any difference

Maybe or maybe not. I don't know.

10 How did C-3PO gain a red arm?

In Ep7 we first see him with this red arm and there's not really much explanation other than friendship. So?

Because he wanted one. Don't judge his life choices.

He took out the heart of Jar Jar, presumably according to Youtube

The Contenders
11 Where were the Sith Eternal before?

In Ep9, we see a brand new group known as the Sith Eternal. This is a cult that worships the Sith, and we see them cheering as we hear Palpatine speak.

What's interesting is that they had no prominence before this in either the prequels or the original trilogy. Given how there's generally a rule of two (or just one) Sith lord, what were all these Sith cultists waiting in Ep9 for? Do they just not leave Exegol?

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