Character-building Better locations than the original film. Space and aboard the Death Star (and other ships) take up over a third of the run-time. And we only see the surface of two planets/moons. Tatooine and Yavin IV. We have Hoth (ice/snow/mountains), Dagobah (swamp), and Bespin (gas planet with a floating city). Plus, we still get ships plus an asteroid field. One of the best lightsaber duels in the saga A legendary musical score. That's just a few things.