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Weren't Y wings in use during the clone wars? There was technological advancement. X wings, Tie Fighters and such are superior to clone wars era tech. However, the general feeling of technological advancement in the prequels mirrors that of the Hobbit movies against the original trilogy, and that is a result of bad film making relying on CGI and the ...


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Mark Hamill was picked for the role of the Trickster, because he previously played the Trickster, In the original Flash 1990 CBS Live Action Series. He also voiced the role of the Trickster, in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited cartoons (Along side Wally West, the better Flash). He has also had an extensive career as the voice of the Joker, another ...


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EDIT: They built Starkiller base because it is NOT another death star, it is way more AWESOME and SHOULD have won them the title of "heavy weight champion of the galaxy" for the First Order, had they not been so incompetent at defending it (slash if the writers at Disney knew anything about warfare and how incompetent they made Snoke look for not utilizing ...


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Much of this answer is highly speculative. There are no official sources being quoted. it was just a ginormous version of the Death Star. There may have been some practical reasons for this. As noted by MattD's answer, a re-creation that remains may be a powerful statement in favor of the First Order. A re-creation that gets destroyed early on would be ...


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For a short explanation by JJ Abrams himself: Starkiller Base was created for the 2015 film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. The film's director, J.J. Abrams, stated that the superweapon's similarities to the two Death Stars from the original trilogy were intentional, as the new generation of Imperials within the First Order would want ...


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It's said right out in the film, 1 hour 29 minutes in. 01:29:17,356 --> 01:29:19,451 Then the Resistance must be destroyed 01:29:19,567 --> 01:29:21,299 before they get to Skywalker. 01:29:21,410 --> 01:29:22,957 We have their location. 01:29:23,721 --> 01:29:26,274 We tracked their reconnaissance ship to the Illenium system. ...


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The Rebels sent a recon ship to go and have a look at the Starkiller Base. Unbeknownst to the ship's crew, they were tracked back to the Ileenium System. Note that the First Order don't actually know which of the (numerous) planets and moons in the system are host to the Rebel base. Luckily Snoke has a solution for that, blow up the local star. Though ...


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I honestly think that there was nothing special about this. I think they were just trying to make some sort of passive justification of why he wouldn't just force grip his opponents and take control of the situation. I mean, he could stop a blaster but had to saber fight Rey and Finn? No. I think this was a plot device to show that he was injured in such a ...


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Maybe they ment that balance would be an equal number of sith and jedi. Considering that all but one jedi died (Luke lives) then this is wrong, but in episode 7 we learn of a new sith lord (Snoke) that may in fact be the old sith Darth Plagus, who was alive all along (Although presumed dead). Now Luke and Rey, and Kylo and Snoke once again balance the force ...


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The prophecy was never directly read or shown in any of the films. It's all hear say and vague references. The gist of any mention is "Kenobi: He's the chosen one. Everyone else: No he's not.". As of the Disney take over, it still hasn't been shown verbatim in any Disney Canon material.


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Vader's hyperbaric meditation chamber is stated in various sources (for example, in Star Wars: Ultimate Blueprints, below) to be on the Executor. Given that Admiral Ozzel commands the Executor alongside his duties as Fleet Admiral, it stands to reason that they're both on the same ship. As you've noted, this puts them no more than 11 miles apart but I'm ...


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The premise of this question is based on a few faulty assumptions. Turbo has 2 correct definitions, and one odd tacked on thing that almost counts as a 3rd definition. Definition 1, meaning "big or fast". Much as you can have turbocapitalism (an accelerated/exaggerated form of capitalism), you can have turbolasers. These would presumably have a higher rate ...


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Star Wars had them first . http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Star-Wars-A-New-Hope.html OFFICER: We count thirty Rebel ships, Lord Vader. But they're so small they're evading our turbo-lasers! VADER We'll have to destroy them ship to ship. Get the crews to their fighters.


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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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I actually came looking to see if anyone noticed it, yeah the willhelm scream can be heard multiple times throughout the film, usually when a stormtrooper is shot during a large battle, most likely so they could add it in to the background. It was funny but I do wish they had used it more prominently.


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Thirty years later (another generation has passed) and your references to hokey, ancient religions or political schemes must be more anvilicious to be recognizable to princesses, scoundrels, and farmboys. (I was born a little too late to directly experience the fear that "the Russkies" were going to "nuke us all". I certainly received a large dose of it as ...


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I think the point is "we're supposed to be uncomfortable". The very fact that the origins of the word stormtrooper come from German (Sturmabteilung) but came into common use in WWII as some of the most brutal of the Nazi regime soldiers ought to be a clue, plus the cut of the uniforms all the way from the beginning were very similar to the SS cut. The ...


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We must also remember that a lot of star wars was inspired by the ancient religion hinduism - george lucas himself seemed to have been inspired by many ancient hindu texts. Starting from names such as Yoda (Yoga) Darth Vader (sound like Veda - which is the ancient hindu text) and the Swastika symbol which hitlor adopted but has long existed as the symbol of ...


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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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Based on every canonical source I can find, it seems like Mace Windu simply realized in that moment what Sideous' plans were and had been, and made a logical decision. Bear in mind, Windu had just seen the revelation that Darth Sideous was extremely skilled with a lightsaber and powerful in the Dark Side - he killed two Jedi Knights and Kit Fisto, a ...


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I have a few theories based on Kylo's characterization, but they are just that - theories. One is that Kylo Ren is more upset and grief-stricken over the scene immediately preceding than he lets on. In the novelization and in other concept artwork and images, Kylo Ren is shown to be more conflicted than he appears in the final film. Him causing pain to ...


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This a Kung-Fu move that stop internal bleeding from occurring especially since it was a blaster/gun shot. The wound that Chewie gave him was located near some minor organs so he was really just trying to heal it, although don't try it, it hurts like shit.


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While it is true that Windu's fighting style(form VII) had a tendency to lead Jedi down towards the Dark Side. I do not think that he was in danger of it himself. As to him saying "He is too dangerous to live" Palpatine still had the emergency powers the senate gave him near the beginning of the movie.


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The film's official novelisation simply describes the moment when he decided to execute Palpatine as one of "grim determination". Mace has clearly weighed up the options and the strong odds of Palpatine being acquitted through his mastery of the courts (not to mention the possession of mind-bending powers) and decides that the most appropriate course of ...


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Official DVD/Bluray Subtitles/CC simply call this Droid Language when it doesn't describe it as Beeps or Whistles. This is used consistently throughout Episode 1-3. Episode 4-6 does not contain much non-verbal droid communication aside from R2. Pictured, a Vulture Droid at the start of Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. The same Subtitles use the language ...


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It's not stated in the film script, the official novelisation or the Star Wars in 100 Scenes factbook quite how long the Jedi were trapped in the room with the gas. The implication is that the Nemoidians were watching the events on their holographic monitor until the gas became so thick as to be opaque and for long enough for a squad of droids to be ...


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This Wookiepedia article (which is based on EU canon) says: Using the Force power breath control, a Jedi could literally numb the body's instinct to shut itself down after long periods without oxygen, allowing the user to be able to go without breathing for longer periods than he or she ordinarily could by using the Force to reserve the amounts of air in ...


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When two Stormtroopers are shot during the bar fight there is a Wilhelm.



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