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Star Wars: Episode IV (originally known as just Star Wars) is the 1977 American epic space opera film. Of the six main Star Wars films, it was the first to be released and the fourth in terms of internal chronology. Star Wars: Episode IV did not have a specific title attached, unlike the other episodes in the series, but was later named "A New Hope".

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Star Wars Premier/ Release Date in London [closed]

I will be in London during the Star Wars premier on December 19th, and I was wondering if anyone has been to a previous one. I know the red carpet premiere is on December 18th, and the actual movie is ...
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What creature does this skeleton belong to? [duplicate]

Towards the beginning of A New Hope when C-3PO and R2-D2 are on Tatoonie and after they go their own ways, just before 3PO is picked up by the Jawas he's standing in front of a giant skeleton. What ...
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What is the reason that Obi-Wan lied to Luke by telling him that Darth Vader killed his father?

In the Star Wars movie A New Hope (1977), when Luke meets Obi-Wan in the first time, Obi-Wan takes luke to his home. Then Luke and Obi-Wan have the below conversation: LUKE SKYWALKER - How ...
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Why did Obi-Wan have to explain full details about Mos Eisley to Luke?

In the movie Star Wars - A New Hope (1977), Obi-Wan takes Luke to Mos Eisley. Obi-Wan explains everything about the place to Luke. Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of ...
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Why did Lucas choose to start with episode 4?

So I'm rewatching Spaceballs and notice in the scroll text it starts with chapter 11 which I'm sure has something to do with bankruptcy and how George Lucas started in the middle of the series. My ...
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Why was the scene with Biggs in A New Hope removed and never added again?

I found this a while back, and it blew my mind. It's a deleted scene with Biggs; it adds all the backstory about Biggs, who shows up in the last 30 minutes of the ...
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Which worse thing was Luke expecting in Star Wars: A New Hope?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, when Luke finds R2-D2 (who runs away to find Obi-Wan), it says something that C-3PO translates. Here is the conversation. Luke: What's wrong with him? C-3PO: There ...
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What happened to Obi-Wan's lightsaber after his encounter with Darth Vader?

In A New Hope, when Darth Vader and Obi Wan engaged in a fight, Obi Wan was killed. At that time, his lightsaber fell there and Luke didn't retrieve it. So, what happened to it? Was it destroyed?
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How exactly did they find an actress that is almost an exact clone of original Mon Mothma?

The actress that plays Mon Mothma in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is extremely similar in appearance to the A New Hope actress. In the actual casting process, how did they manage to find someone so ...
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What did Vader originally say when he waggled his finger?

In Star Wars (A New Hope, if you must), there's a scene when Vader is talking to Grand Moff Tarkin. Vader's voice stops, and then a second later Vader raises his hand and wags his finger at Tarkin. ...
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Sandcrawler, real or fake?

In the Star Wars movie "A New Hope", there were some small creatures called Jawas on the planet Tatooine. They were using a big vehicle and its name is Sandcrawler. So my question is, did makers of ...
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Was the plan ever for Chewbacca to speak English (or Galactic Basic)?

On various making-of specials and DVD/BR extras you can find footage from the set of the original Star Wars movies where Chewbacca speaks English. I'm not sure but it may be just Peter Mayhew in the ...
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Why did Chewie not get a Medal or anything?

In Star Wars, why did Chewbacca not get a medal when the others did, during the celebration ceremony for the destruction of the original/prototype Death Star?
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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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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 Or ...
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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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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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Why didn't Obi Wan tell Luke the truth about Darth Vader?

We learn in The Empire Strikes Back that Kenobi had lied to Luke in A New Hope about Darth Vader, telling him Vader killed his father rather than the truth that Vader is actually his father. Why the ...
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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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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 by ...
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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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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" ...