I suspect he was too busy helping the Rebels relocated to Hoth. He’s also gone from “realtively unknown smuggler” to “number one on Darth Vader’s shit list,” so running off on his own right away might have been to dangerous until the fallout from blowing up the Death Star had settled a little bit.
What Captain Amazing said. Also, if the plan had worked the way Obi-Wan intended, no one would know the tractor beam had been deactivated until they tried to use it, and then they’d have to figure out why it wasn’t working, and by that time, the Falcon is long gone.
Leia suspected they were being followed; Han disagreed, and it was his ship. Besides, they had to get those plans in R2 to the Rebel leaders ASAP.
Well, he’d received a serious head-wound. Probably wasn’t thinking too clearly. Also, that thing might have had a mate.
It’s not clear how long it took to get to Bespin. Probably a few weeks to a few months. They probably didn’t use sub-light: according to the RPG, all hyper-capable ships bigger than a fighter carry a smaller, slower back-up hyperdrive for emergencies such as this. So they still were travelling faster than light, but not quite .5 faster.
Well, he might have had several months of constant and undivided training from one of the most powerful Jedi in history. He himself had more raw potential than anyone since his own father. He’d already learned some basics from Ben. And he was getting the super-condensed combat-only version of Jedi training: most Jedi’s get years and years and years of theory and philosophy to prevent them from turning to the dark side. Luke just got the skinny on how to cut people into itty bitty pieces.
Check out this comic book for an idea.
Because all the cool in the franchise had been used up in the first two movies, and they only had suck left for this one.
I’m guessing that the new Death Star started out as a second moon around Endor, which was gradually consumed to provide materials for the battlestation. Endor wasn’t used at all except as a convenient place to put the forcefield generator and somewhere to ship troops for some R’n’R.