But even when we only had the OT, I didn't really spend too much time thinking about the nuances of hyperspace. Again, it was just a narrative conceit to allow the characters to easily travel through space. And in fairness, a roleplaying game was never going to be considered canon, "du jour" or otherwise. You chose to accept the "rules" of space travel that that game laid out, and that's fine. But it's unreasonable to expect the people who make the movies and shows to follow those rules. Or even know they exist. Nothing was "deleted" from canon. It was never canon in the first place.When we really only had the OT.
More specifically I am a fan of the West End Roleplaying Game which laid out how long space travel took. Hours or days within a system. Weeks or months to cross the galaxy. Depended on the exact locations and how good your ship was. Which is fine to say that doesn't count because it's not a core movie or show. But then it's just one more argument on the pile of why I won't respect canon du jour. Why bother learning the stuff if they'll delete it?
This is like reading Star Trek technical manuals and getting annoyed when something happens in an episode or movie that contradicts what the book says. "All Kirk had to do to destroy the Klingon ship was target its auxiliary inverse deflector array, which is of course located directly beneath the starboard disruptor's secondary power grid. Duh. This show is so stupid."
I don't know, Sabine's cell didn't look that much different than Leia's cell on the Death Star. I guess yeah, taking her cuffs off would have added slightly to the idea that more time has passed but, whatever. I'm watching a fun space adventure, not a documentary on fictional interstellar propulsion technology.Sure but what if they seemingly hop from Bejing to Boston in time to intercept people who we know just left MIT for downtown Boston? Homestly for the First Order to keep chasing down the heroes, interplanetary travel must have taken minutes. The ST was bad like that but the shows are starting to do the same thing. It's like people flit from core worlds to the outer rim and it's seemingly no big deal. It's an aspect of Star Wars writing that seems to have gotten really sloppy. At least throw in some sense of the passage of time.
Maybe it's subjective but Luke's training scene made it seem like they'd been on the Falcon a long time. The small fortune that an interplanetary charter cost also intimated that it was a serious thing. A quick scene planning the fleet's jump to hyperspace in ROTJ made it seem like a serious thing. Whereas the scenes on the bridge of the hyperspace ring made it seem like a quick jaunt. Like I said they didn't take Sabine's cuffs of, or, I think even put her in a cell with a bed so how long could it have been? Whereas having Leia be asleep when Luke opened her cell gave an impression that time had been passing.
I think the ST directors used hyperspace like casual magic (like they did using The Force to teleport a lightsaber). And unfortunately the new normal has stuck. Maybe the prequels did too and I just don't remember, I haven't watched them since they were new.