Years between the 6 movies

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  1. The_JediMaster Jedi Master

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    I have always been unclear about the length of time between ESB and ROTJ. It seems like at the end of ESB, Lando and Chewie are on their way to Jabba's Palace to rescue Han. When I was a kid I thought ROTJ took place the next day. I'm still unclear of the exact length of time between the 2 movies.

    While i'm on the topic, What are the lengths of time between all of the movies? This is what I see:

    TPM - ATOC - 10 years
    AOTC - EP III - 2 years
    EP III - ANH - 20 years
    ANH - ESB - 2 years
    ESB - ROTJ - I can't guess.

    Who knows the real time spans?
  2. IG_88a Jedi Master

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    I think between AOTC and Ep3 its about 3 or 4 years, and about 16 to 17 years from Ep3 to ANH. How long does it take to build a deathstar? if we knew the length of time it takes to build a fully operational Deathstar it may be easier to determine time between Ep2 and Ep4
  3. The Gatherer Jedi Youngling

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    Ok, here is the official timeline:

    -32 BSW4 The Phantom Menace
    -22 BSW4 Attack of the Clones
    -20 BSW4 Episode III
    Year 0 A New Hope
    +3 ASW4 The Empire Strikes Back
    +4 ASW Return of the Jedi

    BSW4 = Before Star Wars Epiosde 4
    ASW4 = After Star Wars Episode 4
  4. Lars_Muul Chosen One

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    Luke and Leia are 19 in ANH, from what I´ve heard, so EpIII should take place 3 years after AOTC.
    It´s never said in the films how old they are, though, so....
  5. JediMasterGuff Jedi Grand Master

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    There is 3 years between Ep2 and 3.
  6. Esplin9466 Jedi Master

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    I've always heard that Luke and Leia were 18 in ANH, and that Episode III takes place two years after AOTC. But now there's this "real time" thing, so I'm no longer certain of Episode III's date, but I'm still pretty sure Luke and Leia were 18 in ANH.
  7. Anakinisthechosenone Jedi Knight

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    Yah that's wat I thought, they were like 17 or 18 because I heard somewhere that they were around 21 at the end of the trilogy so that would mean there are 2 or 3 yrs between ANH and ESB its about a year in between ESB and ROTJ.. I think lol
  8. DarthSithLord Force Ghost

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    I got almost 50 years from GL's interveiw... He said the timeline through the whole saga was about 40-50 years total. Due to the unknown information about the time length between EpsIV-VI I say its closer to 40 something years maybe.


    So do the Math.

    TPM to AOTC = 10 years
    AOTC to EpIII = 3 years
    EpIII to ANH = 20 years
  9. DARTH_ZELIG Jedi Knight

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    The Gatherer has the correct timeline. And as far as Luke's age, I have always assumed he is twenty (though I know some sources claim he is 18).

    On the back of the novel for the original "Star Wars," it reads:

    "Luke Skywalker was a twenty-year-old who lived and worked on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine ..."

    The novel of "The Empire Strikes Back" backs his 20 as well. On page 2:

    "... although barely twenty-three years old, he was addressed as Commander Skywalker by other Rebel warrior ... .

    and

    "Luke, himself, found it hard to believe that only three years ago he was a wide-eyed farm boy on his home world of Tatooine."
  10. Lars_Muul Chosen One

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    Seems like you´re right there. 20 years he is!
  11. Darth-Vengence Jedi Master

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    Heres what i always thought

    TPM-AOTC 10 years
    AOTC-EP3 2 years
    EP3-ANH 18 years
    ANH-ESB 3 years
    ESB-ROTJ 1 year

    I think that's what it says on the official timeline.
  12. obi1jedinite Force Ghost

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    Darth-Vengence: your timeline wouldnt work because then TPM would only take place 30 years before ANH, and GL has made it very clear that its a span of 32 years. the gatherer has the right timeline. :)
  13. Billy_Dee_Binks Force Ghost

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    Yeah, Lucas always said TPM plays 32 years before ANH.
  14. GRANDADMIRALAXLROSE Jedi Grand Master

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  15. OBI-GYN_Kenobi Jedi Master

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    32 years?

    The back of my video from TPM says it takes place "thirty years" before ANH.

    Whatever though....

    I have always been unclear about the length of time between ESB and ROTJ. It seems like at the end of ESB, Lando and Chewie are on their way to Jabba's Palace to rescue Han. When I was a kid I thought ROTJ took place the next day. I'm still unclear of the exact length of time between the 2 movies.

    I swear, I was going to come up here & post the same thing.......

    The one thing I can't understand is this:

    ESB ends with Lando & Chewie flying off to rescue Han, correct?

    Then, C3PO says to R2D2 in ROTJ, 'Chewbacca & Lando never came back (from Jabba's palace)."

    We all know what happens next.....
    They get Han, kill Jabba, & "meet at the rendevous point. The fleet should be assembling by now."
    OK?

    Then, we see the whole gang back together as the plans for attacking the Death Star are being laid out by the rebels......

    So my question is:

    How did Lando get to be a general?
    While he was hiding at Jabba's palace?
    Where & when did this 'Battle of Tenev' take place & how did Lando manage to find time to get involved in the Rebellion?

    Even if Lando found time, how did frozen Captain Solo get promoted to General Solo when he wasn't around the Rebels at all?

    A thought?
    Anyone?

  16. Master-Jedi-Smith Jedi Master

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    I too will back up The Gatherer.

    The whole saga is to take place over 36 years. (I believe I read that in a T.V. Guide last year.)

    So, if you have Ep.I at 32 years before Ep.IV, and Ep.VI 4 years after Ep.IV, and you add the two, you get 36!

    The only thing that throws off timeline is the age of Luke and Leia. Some references say they are 18 in Ep.IV, and some say they are 20. As soon as we find out how many years there are between Ep.II and Ep.III, we should be able to have an official age.

    Currently, the timeline in the novels has it as 2 years apart, making the twins 20. I tend to believe that timeline, but I have seen a timeline where it takes place 4 years after Ep.II, which would make them 18.

    I guess we will just have to wait a little longer for an official timeline.

    Latre! :D
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