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There's been some action lately on various pages related to Return of the Jedi, asserting that the first part of the movie (notably the stuff on Tatooine) takes place in 3 ABY. However, The New Essential Chronology is quite clear that the whole movie takes place in 4 ABY (see pp. 123–126). Can someone clarify the source for the new 3–4 ABY dating for the film? ~Savage 00:18, September 23, 2012 (UTC)
I was the one who actually determined the dating, and here's the reference I use to say why:
The Imperial Senate was dissolved on 35:3:5 according to the Galaxywide NewsNets in the third issue of the Star Wars Adventure Journal, and since Alderaan was destroyed between 35:3:5 and 35:5:12 (a date from the same issue of the Journal), this battle must occur less than 4 years after the Battle of Yavin - the date of which must fall after 35:3:5.
But.... now that I look at my timeline, I realize that's a leftover from my original work. According to everything else I can find, the Galactic Standard Calendar's zero date is actually 35:3:1, or the start of the third month in the Great ReSynchronization calendar. That's actually more logical, as the NR would only have to shift their calendar three months instead of three months and a few weeks. So, in other words, ROTJ can go back to being just 4 ABY. CadeCalrayn 00:26, September 23, 2012 (UTC)