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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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Why does Luke let Darth Vader kill the Emperor?

I read some articles/books talking about how the Jedi in Star Wars follow similar practices as buddhism. In Return of the Jedi, Luke did not want to fight Vader, but starts fighting once Vader says he ...
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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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Why does Obi-Wan say that he'll become more powerful if Vader kills him?

When Obi-Wan fights Darth Vader in Episode IV: A New Hope, he says: You can't win, Vader. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. What does he mean ...
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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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Use Force Lightning can Yoda?

In Star Wars Episode II, battling with Count Dooku Yoda was. Force Lightning against Yoda Dooku uses. The lightning from affecting him Yoda stops. Then Force Lightning back at Count Dooku he uses. ...
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Technique of shooting scenes inverted?

I read in a recent article on moviefone that there is a common technique of shooting scenes inverted (left is right and vice versa). Apparently this was used in Star Wars to shoot a scene including ...
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What made Lord Vader stay with Palpatine after he'd killed Padme?

In the 3rd episode of the series ("The Revenge of the Sith"), in the ending we see that Anakin kills Padme. Then he fights Obi Wan, loses and the Emperor saves him. When Vader asks if Padme's alright, ...
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When was the Star Wars Chasm Fail edited out?

I saw Star Wars the weekend it was released in L.A. I distinctly remember Luke trying to rope the scaffolding and missing when crossing the chasm with Leia. Leia gives him a kiss and says, "For Luck" ...
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How much of Star Wars did George Lucas actually write?

I got into a semi-argument with a friend recently regarding how much credit to give George Lucas for Star Wars. She was commenting how he's an awful director and that's why the new Star Wars trilogy ...
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Empire Strikes Back - Scene in Dagobah with Darth Vader

I have never understood why Vader appears in Dagobah in The Empire Strikes Back, I understand that the cave Yoda takes Luke to is strong with the dark side of the force but don't understand why the ...
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What changes were made to the Star Wars Blu-ray and what effect did they have on the plot?

The recently released Blu-ray edition of Star Wars has a few changes made personally by George Lucas. The most striking is Darth Vader's "No!" in episode VI. Why were these changes made, and do such ...
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Why was Prowse chosen to play Darth Vader?

Everybody knows that David Prowse played Darth Vader in the old Star Wars episodes. He was a weightlifting champion and a bodybuilder. Does anybody know who and why actually chose him to play this ...
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In what order should a newcomer watch Star Wars episodes?

I have a friend who has never seen Star Wars and he wants to watch it. I am unsure which order I should suggest. Should he watch the old or new Trilogy first? Or some kind of mixed order? I am ...
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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 three actors play Darth Vader?

In the original Star Wars movies (IV, V, and VI) three actors ended up playing Darth Vader. David Prowse was the actual physical body for the most part, James Earl Jones was used for the voice, and ...
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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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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's the biggest of all? [closed]

What is the biggest creature/monster of all movies? No cartoons except How to train your dragon. Example include, new Godzilla, Kraken, and the Alpha dragon on HTTYD. And what is the biggest created ...
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In the Star Wars franchise what causes the Sith to always have red light sabres?

I understand visually that this is a great way to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys, but what in the vast Star Wars lore causes the Sith to almost exclusively use red light sabres? I am ...
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How could Princess Leia remember her “real mother” a “little bit,” when Padmé Amidala died in childbirth?

In the movie Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Luke Skywalker asks Leia what she remembers of her real mother. She tells that she only remembers a little bit about her ,as a kind ...
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Did the Ewoks eat the stormtroopers?

I read a cracked article today that implied that perhaps offscreen, the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi feasted on the bodies of the stormtroopers killed/captured, as they were about to do to Han Solo ...
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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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What is the function of Darth Vader's helmet?

He's only seen without it on two occasions. The first is in TESB, very briefly, from behind, when he's in his quarters apparently undergoing some sort of medical procedure, possibly a regular ...
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How did Kenny Baker play R2-D2 in Star Wars? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How were R2D2 and C3PO made in the original trilogy? I found out that R2-D2 was played by Kenny Baker and I am surprised. How did he control it? Did he really get inside ...
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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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Why didn't James Earl Jones get voice over credit for Star Wars?

I just watched Star Wars and noticed that James Earl Jones is not listed anywhere in the credits. I wanted to know why, given that he voiced Darth Vader?
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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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What was left of Luke's training?

In Star Wars Episode V, Luke leaves, evidently before he is ready to be a Jedi, and gets defeated by Vader. Luke goes back in Episode VI, but Yoda immediately dies and tells Luke that all that is ...
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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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Does Princess Leia ever learn that Darth Vader is her father?

Luke learns that he is Vader's son privately and finds out Leia is his sister in a separate revelation. Are these 2 points ever revealed to Leia, and what is her reaction to learning that the person ...
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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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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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Why is there an alien in the garbage?

In the classic scene in Star Wars a New Hope our heroes are trapped in a rubbish press with a creature... Given the Death Star is fairly new (it's only just been completed) how could such a creature ...
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What powers a lightsaber?

Jedi use lightsabers, some use them a lot! However you never see a lighsaber being plugged in, on charge or running out of battery. What powers a lightsaber and does it run indefinitely?
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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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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 was princess Leia not executed?

In the 1977 movie, Star Wars Episode IV, orders to excecute the princess are given several times. Once an order to execute her "immediately" but still she was not executed and was later rescued. Why ...
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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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Why does Anakin/Luke's Lightsaber change colour?

In Star Wars a new Hope Luke's lightsaber has a light blue, however in the prequel films the same blade is a dark blue. Here's the blade in A New Hope and here it is in Revenge of the Sith Is ...
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What's the purpose of Aurra Sing appearing in Star Wars Episode One?

In Star Wars Episode One, the bounty hunter Aurra Sing can be seen for a few seconds watching the pod race on Tatooine. She never reappears again in this episode or any other episodes, though later ...
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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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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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Why did the Senate stick around?

From the beginning of the "I find your lack of faith disturbing" scene in "A New Hope": "The rebellion will continue to get support in the Imperial Senate.." "The Imperial Senate will no longer be ...
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Star Wars-Who REALLY shot first, revision by revision: Han or Greedo?

There has been numerous debates about who shot first in Star Wars Episode IV: Han or Greedo. It's also been rumored that who shoots first has changed between each subsequent release of Star Wars. ...
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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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Were the 3 prequels intended?

After the making of Episode IV V and VI of star wars, was it immediately decided to make the 3 prequels or was it due to some other factors (eg: financial)?
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Where does the name “Ewoks” come from?

Everyone knows that the cute, fuzzy critters from Return of the Jedi are called the Ewoks... but how does everyone know that? If you watch the movie carefully, you'll notice that they never use the ...
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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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Star Wars IV : Why was the princess rescued in the first place?

In the 1977 movie release of Star Wars Episode IV, Why was the princess rescued in the first place? As the required information was with the droid and a lot of time had passed since she was captured, ...