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Is there any reason why mostly technology deprived planets are pictured in the Star Wars movies?

Just watched the Force Awakens, and I noticed that once again, mainly low-tech planets are shown in the movie, which is at odds with the technology described. Jakku seems to be a garbage dump, the ...
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How come Anakin Skywalker is too old to train in Jedi way and Luke gets a free pass?

In Star Wars movies, it is said that Anakin Skywalker is way older than the age he is supposed to start training, however strangely enough Luke gets his training in his adulthood?
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Why did R2-D2 have to download plans for the Death Star, if Vader thought that the crew intercepted them?

At the beginning of A New Hope, Vader accuses the crew of the Tantive IV of intercepting secret Imperial Plans, which I'm guessing are the Death Star plans. If they really did surreptitiously ...
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Are TIE fighters significantly better than X-Wing fighters?

In The Force Awakens, Poe's X-Wing on Jakku is disabled, then destroyed by regular hand held blaster fire, courtesy of FN-2187's First Order storm trooper squad. Later, when FN-2187 and Poe are ...
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Does Finn know the ways of The Force?

If Finn is not related to any Jedi, then why did he fight with the laser sword and why did Kylo Ren feel him when the First Order were invading the village at the beginning of Star Wars Episode 7?
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Did Jabba the Hutt force himself on the captured Leia?

When Princess Leia is taken as a slave by Jabba the Hutt, in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, does he have any kind of sexual contact with her?
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Connection between Jar Jar Binks and the film “Alice”?

I was watching Jan Švankmajer's 1988 film Alice recently and was struck by the strong apparent similarity between the Frog Footman character that takes delivery of an invitation for Alice and Jar Jar ...
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Why does Kylo Ren wear a mask?

Vader needed his mask due to his horrific lava skinny dipping. In the now non-canon game, Star Wars- Knights of the Old Republic, the main character Revan wears the mask as a symbol against the ...
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When do we get the follow up to Force Awakens? [closed]

I was of the opinion that Starwars Episode 8 would directly follow up episode 7 (Force Awakens). I mean, come on, it was a pretty open ending! Now I'm looking into Episode 8 (Rogue 1), and it looks to ...
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Why are there such large gaps in the Star Wars release timelines?

Wikipedia lists the following release years for the Star Wars movies: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) Episode I: The ...
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What is the real Yoda language?

Yoda speaks with difficulty with people, so what is his real language? Does exist a language for same species creatures of Yoda? (es. Shyriiwook for the Wookiees)
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Meaning of Mark Hamill's “I am your father” line from The Flash

As we all know, Mark Hamill was Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. Last year, he also played in a The Flash episode, named Tricksters. Now, in that episode, he tells Alex the famous line I am your father. ...
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Why does the First Order essentially just make a bigger Death Star?

So I watched The Force Awakens in December and absolutely loved it, but there was one thing I didn't quite get: There was a moment when the rebels were showing Han the schematics of the First Order's ...
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How did the First Order know the location of the base of the Resistance?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there is a very powerful weapon used by the First Order to destroy the Hosnian system. Their next target is the planet D'Qar. How did the First Order know the base of ...
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What does the prophecy exactly say in the Star Wars saga?

In the prequel trilogy of the Star Wars saga, Anakin Skywalker is considered the chosen one regarding to the prophecy. Everytime I heard Jedi talk about the prophecy (Yoda, Qui-Gon, etcc) they say ...
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How far away was Admiral Ozzel from Darth Vader?

As the title asks, how far away was Admiral Ozzel from Darth Vader during the Battle of Hoth in Empire Strikes Back? Was he on another Star Destroyer? Or was he on the Super Star Destroyer? If Vader ...
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Who had “turbo lasers” first, Star Wars or Battlestar Galactica?

Most recently in Star Wars VII, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they mention "turbo laser" turrets, but wasn't the idea of turbo lasers in Battlestar Galactica first? Given that a laser being turbo is ...
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Why does “The Force Awakens” use an image language associated with national socialism for the First Order?

The scene when the First Order fires their weapon the first time in Star Wars: The Force Awakens uses an image language which clearly references the national socialism in Germany during World War 2, ...
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Was Mace Windu falling into the Dark Side?

Watching Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Jedi Master Samuel L. Jackson (Mace Windu) attempts to arrest Sith Lord Darth Sideous, commonly known as Senator/Chancellor/Emperor Palpatine, for crimes ...
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How long can a Jedi hold their breath?

Rewatching Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, and one of the first scenes shows a young Obi-Wan and his master, Qui-Gon, being trapped in a waiting room. The room starts to fill up with Dioxis, a toxic ...
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Is the exact same sound clip used in A New Hope and The Force Awakens?

I have seen The Force Awakens twice now. And I swear that there is a scene where the storm troopers say something along the lines of. They are splitting up.. we think they are on Level 5 and 6 ...
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How “kid” friendly is Star Wars VII The Force Awakens?

I have yet to see Star Wars VII The Force Awakens. I have two younger children and am just wondering what other people think about how "kid" friendly the movie is. I know it's rated PG-13, but movie ...
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What is the “Eileenean/ileenian/alenian” system?

In The Force Awakens, Rey talks about a system that I believe a resistance base is. What is that exactly?
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What language does BB-8 speak?

Does BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens speak some kind of binary (Morse-like) language? If so, how can people understand it (such as Rey)? Do we know the structure of it?
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If the Jedi way is to avoid aggression and only fight as a form of defense, then how come every battle starts with the good guys attacking first?

I noticed (with the exception of Mace Windu and Palpatine), every time there is a lightsaber battle the Jedi / good guys make the first strike. Luke vs Vader Obi-Wan vs Vader Anakin vs [insert ...
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Why was the Force Ghost scene altered in the 2004 DVD version of Return of the Jedi?

In the 2004 DVD edition of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Sebastian Shaw is replaced by Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker's Force Ghost. But why? The other Force Ghosts appear to be ...
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What is the right age for starting a training for Jedi?

In the original Star Wars trilogy, Luke was said to be too old for Jedi training. Similarly the Jedi council says Anakin to be too old for training in the prequel trilogy and we do see kids getting ...
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Who is the father of Darth Vader?

In 'The Phantom Menace', Anakin's mother says: There was no father. I carried him, I gave birth to him. I can't explain what happened. So who was his father? Was it Darth Plagueis; because ...
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How are Lightsabers created in Star Wars?

Can anyone please explain how lightsabers are created in the Star Wars universe or is does it occur magically? Also when someone is training to be a Jedi, how and when will he receive or procure his ...
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What is the in-universe significance of different colours of lightsabers in Star Wars?

In the Star Wars universe Jedi use different colours of lightsabers. I have noticed blue, green and purple in Star Wars original and prequel trilogy (I heared there are more lightsaber colours too). ...
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Is there some term for the English used by Yoda?

Yoda speaks in normal English with few words misplaced, mostly initial or middle words in the end. Does this kind of English have some term name associated with it?
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Who is the chosen one?

In the "Star Wars" movies who is the actual chosen one? Is there really a chosen one in Star Wars? If there is, then who? I do not think that it is Anakin Skywalker. Is it Luke?
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Why did Obi-Wan vanish after his fight with Vader?

Usually when a lightsaber strikes a person, the part of the body where the lightsaber struck is cut off; but when Vader's lightsaber strikes Obi-Wan, he just vanishes. Is this because of Vader's ...
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith vs. The Clone Wars

According to wiki on Wikipedia about Star Wars canon: The official Star Wars canon consists of the seven released Star Wars theatrical feature films, the Star Wars animated film and television ...
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Why do Obi-Wan and Anakin not get burned during their battle on the lava?

Why did Anakin nor Obi-Wan get burned while they battle near lava in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith? Normal humans would not resist it for so much time, so is it because they are ...
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Age difference between Anakin Skywalker and Padmé in the Star Wars prequel trilogy

In the movie Star Wars: Episode I Anakin Skywalker is a child and Padmé is a young lady. Their relationship is that of a child and a lady. But in Episode II Anakin has aged into a young guy even ...
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Why does master Qui-Gon think Anakin is the “chosen one” while others do not?

In the movie "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" why does master Qui-gon think Anakin Skywalker is the "chosen one", even though other jedi masters disagree? Since he promises to Obi-Wan to ...
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Does Rey speak Shyriiwook?

Fairly early on in The Force Awakens, Finn and Rey run into Han Solo and Chewbacca. One of the running gags in the Star Wars films is that very few people actually understand Chewie's language ...
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How does Han communicate with Chewbacca?

Ever since the character was introduced I struggled to understand how Chewbacca communicates with everyone. His grunts sound more or less the same every time but somehow everyone seems to "know" what ...
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Was the famous “Wilhelm Scream” used in “The Force Awakens?”

The “Wilhelm Scream” is a stock sound-effect that has been used in hundreds of films over the years as an inside-joke/homage among filmmakers. It was first heard in the 1951 film Distant Drums but is ...
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Who are Reys parents? [duplicate]

I was wondering if you can share your opinions regarding these two theories about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. One is that Rey is actually the daughter of Luke Skywalker, and the second idea is that ...
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How can Maz have Luke's lightsaber in Star Wars VII?

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back we see Darth Vader cut Luke's right hand that is holding the lightsaber, and both fall down in the abyss. In fact, in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi the ...
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Which is the correct pronunciation of Han in Star Wars?

The release of "The Force Awakens" reminded me of something I found confusing in both the older and newest Star Wars movies -- the pronunciation of Han Solo's first name. It seems that some ...
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Why did Kylo Ren take such a drastic action?

When Kylo Ren faces off against Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he chooses to kill him. Why did he do that?
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What prompted R2-D2 to wake up at this point in “The Force Awakens?”

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, after the Resistance returned to their base from destroying Starkiller Base, R2-D2 suddenly wakes up with the wonderful news that he contains an additional piece of ...
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How did Kylo Ren get ahead of them?

Near the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens How the heck did he get in front of them? They are surprised by this as well so there's something to it.
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Why was Kylo Ren punching himself?

So in Star Wars: The Force Awakens As he fights them we see him punching his side where the wound is and there's blood on the snow. What the heck is he doing? Is this some kind of dark side ...
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Why does The Force Awakens not use the Episode notation?

I noticed that the newest film in the Star Wars series is officially titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens, while all the previous films followed the format of Star Wars: Episode <N> - ...
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What are the subplots common to both The Force Awakens and A New Hope?

After watching The Force Awakens, I couldn't help but think it's a total remake of A New Hope given the amount of similar subplots. I've listed entire subplots of both movies that are identical in ...
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How did Darth Vader learn Luke was his son?

Was Darth Vader told by someone in the Empire's army or did Darth Vader learn some other way that Luke Skywalker is his son?