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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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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 is the Death Star shaped like a sphere?

Is it ever mentioned in the Star Wars movies why a sphere-shape was chosen? It would seem that sphere would be unreasonably hard to make as molding all the outer plates perfectly requires every plate ...
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Is there any real-world “science” behind R2-D2’s computer interfacing arm?

I read the news today about R2-D2 and was fascinated by the robotic arm it had. There’s actually a wikia page for it (SCOMP link) but doesn’t explain much of how it theoretically works. It’s also a ...
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Why did Han Solo end up with Jabba the Hutt?

Towards the end of episode V, Han Solo is captured and frozen in carbonite to ensure the chamber works on humans, in preparation for freezing Luke Skywalker in the same manner. The last we see of him, ...
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Who is Lor San Tekka?

At the beginning of the movie Star Wars: The force Awakens we see an old man that gives to the rebel Poe Dameron a map to find Luke Skywalker. His name is Lor San Tekka. When Kylo Ren arrives, the ...
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Could the Death Star travel faster than light?

Almost every ship (excluding speeders and small fighters) in the Star Wars universe can travel at light speed. As far as I'm aware most space stations can't (Bespin certainly doesn't seem to). The ...
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How did the Resistance know their planet was the next target?

Lotsa spoiling going on below: In The Force Awakens, there is a very powerful weapon harnessed by the First Order that can destroy planets. At a critical moment in the movie, the Resistance learns ...
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Who is Supreme Leader Snoke?

Supreme Leader Snoke is, as his title suggests, the supreme commander of the First Order in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His appearance suggests he is large in scale and old (though those are ...
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Is the BB-8 robot in the new Star Wars movie and in this presentation the same exact robot?

Check out this gif of the BB-8 robot rolling through desert: See how its head is wobbling a lot? Now see this footage of BB-8 on stage of The Force Awakens celebration panel in Anaheim (seen from ...
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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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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?
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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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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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Will Jar Jar Binks be a character in any of the new Star Wars Films?

Has it been confirmed or (please god) denied that Jar Jar Binks will appear in the new Star Wars films?
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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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How did Supreme Leader Snoke seduce him to the Dark Side?

According to Han, Supreme Leader Snoke is responsible for Kylo Ren abandoning Luke's tutelage and moving to the Dark Side. How did he accomplish this?
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Does George Lucas have a plan for how The Clone Wars series will continue into the movies?

Is there a continuity plan to end The Clone Wars Series and tie it up to the movies? As I imagine there are many unanswerable questions related to the star wars universe from the tv series. Or is ...
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In Star Wars, why didn't all the Jedi use the double lightsaber like Darth Maul?

This question always kept coming to my mind. Why don't they use double light saber to their advantage ?
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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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Rebel in opening scenes of Star Wars Episode 4

At the beginning of the movie, Vader and the storm troopers board Princess Leia's ship. At one point Vader was holding a rebel in the air and was interrogating him, and then throws him away after he ...
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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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If Vader thinks he killed Padme, why isn't he more surprised that he has children?

Padme was pregnant when Anakin killed her (or so he believes) -- he has no knowledge of her having given birth and as far as I can tell, he thinks she died before giving birth. So why isn't his ...
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Modifications to the Star Wars original trilogy

What stages of revisions were done to the original Star Wars trilogy? meaning, how many times were they changed, when, and why? It seems there was one for the recent Blu-ray release. I know the Young ...
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Has it been officially announced that Star Wars Ep VII will be in 3D?

While reading this article, I noticed the throw-away line at the end which states that the new Star Wars film due for release in 2015 will be in 3D. Granted, I understand that most of the tent-pole ...
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Why didn't Yoda train Princess Leia as a Jedi?

Why didn't Yoda train Leia as well as Luke? He said that the "force was strong with her" as well.
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Was the family connection established in The Empire Strikes Back?

Every Star Wars fan remembers the uncomfortable moment in The Empire Strikes back where Leia kisses Luke. In Return of the Jedi we're then told that she's his sister. While George Lucas and the ...
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In The Empire Strikes Back, why is Yoda living on that lonely, remote planet?

In The Empire Strikes Back it seems like a weird choice for Yoda to live on such a lonely and remote planet, doesn't it? Considering how generally bad-ass and social Yoda is.
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Contradictions in Star Wars about advocating pacifism?

After reading "Dharma of Star Wars", this article and "Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful Than you can Possibly imagine", the books mention that there's a lot of Zen Buddhism in Star Wars. For ...
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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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Does the Sarlacc pit keep its victims alive?

In Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Jabba says (through his interpreter, C-3PO), that when someone is thrown into the Sarlacc pit, they endure indescribable suffering as they are "slowly ...
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What do we know about the creature whose skeleton we see in Star Wars?

In Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, C-3PO passes by what looks like a dinosaur skeleton: What is this creature? Are they extinct? How did such a large animal manage to survive in a barren ...
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In Star Wars, is the Wampa's dismembered arm foreshadowing?

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke sabers the arm off the wampa, the scene shows the arm falling to the ground in dramatized slow-motion with a slightly "strobe" effect (consequence of ...
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How was the effect of Alderaan blowing up accomplished?

A special effect sequence in the original Star Wars (1977) shows the planet Alderaan being blown up by the Death Star (frame shown below). Considering that this was the pre-digital era, I thought the ...
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Where do Stormtroopers come from?

So in the Star Wars universe, Jango Fett is killed. Because he is the source of the genetic material for the clones, they would need to find a new source. However, after the clones kill off the Jedi ...
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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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Do all the Storm Troopers in Star Wars look like Boba Fett?

In new episodes of Star Wars (specifically Ep.II Attack of the Clones) there were clones that was created from Jango Fett, including Boba Fett, so does it mean that in the original episodes (IV to VI) ...
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Darth Vader with his mask off: was that David Prowse?

In The Empire Strikes Back, is that the back of David Prowse's head that we see in the hyperbaric chamber before Darth Vader is fitted with his mask?
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Who brought balance to the force?

In Star Wars Qui-Gon Jinn mentions a prophecy about a chosen one to bring balance to the force, which he supposes to apply to Anakin Skywalker. But was it really Anakin Skywalker or Luke Skywalker? ...
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Who is killed in the assasination attempt on senator Amidala?

At the beginning of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones an assassination attempt is made on senator Amidala. But as we learn later, it wasn't Padmé who is killed there. Who was it then? I ...
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Why does the First Order in “The Force Awakens” refer to the Resistance as “Rebels” when the Republic is reinstated?

In Return of the Jedi, the Rebellion defeats the Empire so the Republic is reinstated. So, why in The Force Awakens does the First Order refers to the “rebels” as the Resistance? Shouldn’t they be in ...
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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 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 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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What is the rationale behind the choice of animation style for The Clone Wars series (2008-2014)?

The Clone Wars series has an odd mix of rigid 3D figures and matte, painterly surfaces that I haven't seen anywhere else. What was the reason they chose this style over a computer-animated 2D style ...
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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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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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Did people in the Star Wars galaxy know about the Sith during the original trilogy?

How well known were the Sith among the general population of the Galaxy Far, Far Away during the events of the original trilogy?
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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?