10 Times Star Wars Filmed Things You Weren't Meant To See

With movies this huge, mistakes are inevitable.

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There's no denying that the Star Wars movies are some of the most gargantuan projects ever undertaken by Hollywood.

At their best, they're shining examples of cinema as the dream machine, transporting audiences to far-flung worlds in a galaxy far, far away, with George Lucas creating one of the most vivid universes in the history of fiction.

Even the most hardcore Star Wars fan would hardly call the movies precise works of art, though: most of the films were created amid tremendous turmoil and adversity, the result of hundreds of talented artists pooling their resources to do best justice to the material as written.

As such, things don't always go 100% according to plan, or perhaps anywhere close to it.

These 10 Star Wars moments, then, represent the franchise at its most sloppy and chaotic, offering up glimpses behind the curtain which Lucas above all others would surely wish you hadn't seen.

From inside baseball laid bare to eccentric costume goofs, technical issues, and even a bout of accidental nudity, these head-scratching moments weren't ever supposed to be witnessed by fans sitting down to enjoy some spacefaring escapism...

10. Luke's Lightsaber Is Made In New York - The Empire Strikes Back

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As will become quickly apparent from this list, the earlier Star Wars movies in particular didn't give much thought to the future of home video, where crystal-clear 4K releases would allow every last imperfection and "mistake" to eventually be discovered.

Case in point, when Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is trying to grab his lightsaber and escape the wampa cave in The Empire Strikes Back, those who look closely might notice that the saber has the word "New York" branded on the bottom.

This is much easier to spot on the Disney+ 4K release than it ever has been before, and for a franchise said to be set "in a galaxy far, far away," it sure does shatter the audience's immersion for a brief moment.

Funnily enough, the prop was actually cobbled together from an antique camera flash for just $15 by set decorator Roger Christian, explaining the pre-existing inscription you wouldn't expect to see in such a far-flung sci-fi movie.

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