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It isn't just in The Force Awakens that this is the case. The original trilogy drips with it: Colours of Red, white and black throughout the empire (the main colours of Fascism are Red, Black, White and Brown) The imperial symbol whose usage can be seen as akin to that of the swastika The Empire's troops being called Stormtroopers (the name given to ...


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As we see in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (during the climactic fight between Darth Maul, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi) and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (when dozens of Jedi storm the arena where Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala have been sentenced to death), Jedi have no qualms about killing those that are ...


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From the original movie: "We count thirty Rebel ships, Lord Vader, but they're so small they're evading our turbolasers." ―Lieutenant Tanbris, to Darth Vader, during the Battle of Yavin Which came out in 1977, while Battlestar Galactica first aired in 1978 (thanks @CodesInChaos). So Star Wars had it first.


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This is to reflect Luke's own darkness and how he must overcome it. He sees Vader as the face of true evil which is why it is envisioned here as him. Vader never actually appears there, physically. When it is shown that Vader has Luke's face, this is to represent Luke's own fear of becoming as evil as Vader (if this scene occurred a movie later, it would ...


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Frankly, Lucas wanted giant mega cities and shiny tech everywhere. But Money and Technology just wasn't there at the time. According to wikipedia: The concept of a city planet in the Star Wars universe originated with the initial drafts of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The planet was called Alderaan, and much of the action in the film transpired on ...


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"Evidence-based" reasons: 1. A nod to Darth Vader JJ Abrams spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the mask: “The movie explains the origins of the mask and where it’s from, but the design was meant to be a nod to the Vader mask,” Abrams tells EW. “[Ren] is well aware of what’s come before, and that’s very much a part of the story of the film.” So ...


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The Machete Order seems to be a great idea. It is a variation of the method @Nobby suggested, but it leaves out Episode I completely. So the order is: IV, V, II, III, VI The article is long but worth reading, it makes a lot of great points. A little extract on why Episode I is unnecessary: Episode I is a failure on every possible level. (...) ...


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In 'The Phantom Menace' (set in 32 BBY) Anakin is aged 9 and Padmé is 14. He turns ten during the film. By the time of their (sexual) relationship in Attack of the Clones, (set ten years later, set in 22 BBY) he was 19 and she was 24. The name resonated in young Anakin’s heart and soul. He hadn’t seen her in a decade, not since he, along with Obi-Wan ...


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For c-3po, it was a costume, Anthony Daniels played c-3po: For R2-D2, It was a costume and a remote controlled robot. CGI was also used in the prequel trilogy. So, they had Kenny Baker to play him : And from Portrayal section of wookieepedia article on R2-D2 : Baker performed the role of R2-D2 inside a standing unit of the droid, wearing a ...


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Lucas explains this on the Empire Strikes Back DVD commentary. Had Luke gone into the cave with no weapons, he would not have met Vader in there. It was a way to teach the person, by showing them what the Dark Side can bring from inside them. Yoda said that what is in there is "only what you take with you" - Luke takes his weapons, he's aggressive - ...


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He is referring to the fact that he will become one with The Force - a technique only a handful of jedi have learned. As a 'spirit' he will continue to guide Luke, and thus become somewhat omniscient - subsequently becoming more powerful. You might say as an older man, he had become physically weak, but once bonded with the Force he becomes greater than ...


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David Prowse definitely did not have the right voice. He is from Bristol in the UK, and has a Bristolian accent, what would be described as in the UK as a 'west country accent'. To many ears this sounds a little parochial - most people would think this more the accent for a farmer than a galactic enforcer for the Emperor, however unfair that comparison might ...


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The creature, called a Dianoga, is a pest found across the Galaxy, that originated on a planet called Vodran. It likely arrived on the Death Star as a stowaway on a garbage ship removing trash from the Death Star. Their larva are apparently microscopic, and common enough to be considered a serious pest: Over many millennia, dianoga migrated from Vodran ...


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She is not a Jedi because she hasn't received any training. There are hints of her Force powers in the movies. In The Empire Strikes Back, she senses Luke's distress and has Lando turn around to retrieve him from underneath Cloud City. Similarly, at the end of The Return of the Jedi, she can tell that Luke made it off the Death Star before it exploded. ...


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At the risk of giving an opinion-based answer, your friend is mostly right. Lucas began by writing a synopsis of the story in early 1973, then started working on a rough draft of a script the next year. Lucas' first draft was a mess: the story was confusing, far too long, and incredibly boring; the characters were terrible and bland; the dialogue was leaden ...


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Yes, Luke tells her in The Return of the Jedi, on a footbridge in the Ewoks village. First, he tell her that Vader is his father: LEIA Luke, tell me. What's troubling you? LUKE Vader is here...now, on this moon. LEIA (alarmed) How do you know? LUKE I felt his presence. He's come for me. He can feel when I'm near. That's why I ...


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Think about this; Episode III happened years before Episode IV. The Force Awakens is considered Episode VII. It is set 30 years after Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi. As such, the happenings of Episode III aren't central to the plot, nor are the characters. Episode I: The Phantom Menace - Set as Year 0 Episode II: Attack of the Clones - 10 years after ...


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From the IMDB trivia page James Earl Jones supplied the voice of Darth Vader, but specifically requested that he not be credited. At the time, the reason he cited was that he felt he had not done enough work to get the billing, but he later admitted that he didn't want his name associated with the film because he was still an up-and-coming actor, and ...


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If I remember correctly, there was no particular plan to save the princess. They ended up on the death star because of a tractor beam when they came out of hyperspace. Their goal was to deliver the schematics to Alderaan which has been destroyed by the death star. When, after being dragged onto the death star, they discover that she is aboard and still ...


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In 1971, Stanley Kubrick cast him as Julian, the bodyguard of Mr. Alexander for A Clockwork Orange. And when such a great director casts you, it is a big thing. So for Star Wars, he did not even have an audition, George Lucas wanted him to have a role. David Prowse as Julian carrying Malcom McDowell in a Clockwork Orange David Prowse says: George ...


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I have always put this down to the fact that the story for episode three changed slightly between 1983 and 2005. In world explanation? Leia's ability with the force has been described as being more empathic allowing her to be a better diplomat. The complete line is "Just...images, really. Feelings." perhaps her early Force abilities helped her to hold onto ...


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The lightsaber is powered by a Diatium power cell: The diatium power cell was the primary power source for a lightsaber and one of the critical components of a lightsaber hilt. Located directly below and wired into the primary crystal mount, to which was affixed the weapon's primary focusing crystal, these types of power cells were in turn wrapped within ...


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I believe he actually said, "Obi-Wan killed your father." I'll go find some proof. From Wikipedia: *In the original film, Skywalker is told by Obi-Wan Kenobi that his father, Anakin Skywalker, was betrayed and murdered by Kenobi's own apprentice, Darth Vader. However, in The Empire Strikes Back, Vader himself reveals that he is actually Anakin. According ...


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As far as I know, there were no intended extra scenes for Aurra Sing. She was based on a sketch by the concept artist Doug Chiang who was designing female bounty hunters at the time, and was popular enough with GL to get one of his 'stamps' on the artwork and a live appearance. She turned out to be enigmatic enough to become a fan favorite, and prompted a ...


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When considering an answer from canon sources (which I think you are defining here as the movies, plus interviews with production staff), I think the main premise of the question doesn't hold up. I contend that the technology of the prequels is not more advanced, it just feels that way. Differing Priorities The technology of the Republic (and especially ...


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"Execute" is a subset of "kill". If it were a venn diagram, the "execute" bubble would be a tiny circle within the much larger circle of "kill". The specific act of killing Dooku (who was, at that point, defenseless and could have easily have been taken into custody with minimal risk) was not just a killing, it was an execution. That is what was being ...


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As at the end of Revenge of the Sith, Yoda is the one who teaches to Obi-Wan how to come back as a "Force ghost" (himself learning it from Qui-Gon), so it is possible that he comes back this way /!\ Warning, Spoiler about The Force Awakens /!\


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Summary: Delay between original trilogy and prequel trilogy Lucas' marriage ending resulting in a potential lack of finances, a possible lack of interest in producing sequels, inability of technology of era to reflect what Lucas wanted to achieve. Delay between prequel trilogy and new/sequel trilogy Lucas not wanting to pursue sequels, Lucas selling ...


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I would like to just sum this up as the jumbled effect. Lucas basically wants as much action going on in his movies as humanly possible. Adding attention to items that we already know are there. This can be seen more vividly in Star Wars 1-3 where he adds more characters and objects to the set. A lot of inference is lost because of this. Instead of asking ...



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