With Star Wars: Episode 3 opening next week, there is quite a bit of information about the much anticipated movie on the Web. Michael Hanscom at eclecticism has posted some pretty detailed and interesting information gleaned from the Star Wars Technical Commentaries page.
This stuff takes Star Wars realism to a whole new level and discusses such topics as the apparent contradictions in C3P0’s behaviour in the original trilogy given his knowledge of what transpired in the subsequent trilogy as well as the ecological impact of the destruction of the Death Star in orbit around the forest moon of Endor in Return of the Jedi:
The circumstances at the end of Return of the Jedi lead inevitably to
an environmental disaster on the Endor moon. The explosion of a small
artificial moon in low orbit sends a meteoric rain onto the ewok
sanctuary, on a scale unmatched since Endor formed. Through either
direct atmospheric injection of small particles, or showers of ejecta
from large impacts, the atmosphere will be filled with smoke and
fallout causing a gargantuan nuclear-winter effect.
I am really looking forward to the release of the movie next week. Very excited!!