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Is there a "MacGuffin" in Star Wars? [closed]

In a lot of good movie series, there are "MacGuffins' that are central objects that serve as a trigger for the plot. In the lord of the rings, it was the one ring. In Harry Potter, is was the ...
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What did Uncle Owen want with an R2 unit?

At the beginning of Episode IV, Luke and Uncle Owen purchase C-3PO and R2-D2 from the Jawas. Well, whenever Uncle Owen talks with 3PO he mentions that he needs a droid that can understand the binary ...
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How do you refer to key objects like the Death Star from Star Wars?

Is the Death Star from Star Wars a "prop" or a "character" or something entirely different? I would tend to think that something as iconic as the Death Star or the Millennium ...
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What's the name for this zoom effect where you suddenly zoom into a particular subject in a wider shot?

This effect used in Attack of the Clones (2002) film: This zoom in effect also seen in Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015):
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Did Yoda/Mace Windu have a Jedi Master?

So I know that Yoda was Count Dooku's master, then Dooku was Qui-Gon's, Qui-Gon> Obi-Wan> Anakin. So who was Yoda's master? Also Mace Windu is excluded from this chain, so did he have a master ...
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Did Anakin share his Qui-Gon experience in Attack Of The Clones?

After the Tusken Raiders torture and cause the death of his mother, Anakin Skywalker conducts a one-man massacre of the sand people, just when he was about to start, we hear Quin-Gon Jinn's voice (...
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Is there a reason why German Anakin did not bring freedom to his new empire?

In the Revenge of the Sith, just before his fight with Obi-wan, Anakin says his famous words: I have brought peace, freedom, justice and security to my new empire. In the German translation of the ...
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Is there any reason why THIS character had no apparent interest in Moff Gideon?

In the final sequence of the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, there is a surprise rescue by The character takes out all of the threatening Dark Troopers and then makes their way to the bridge of ...
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How is Boba Fett alive?

In Return of the Jedi, Boba Fett falls into the Sarlacc pit and we hear an audible belch from the pit. However, Boba makes an appearance in The Mandalorian season 2, and it's revealed that the next ...
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What creatures presumably killed the character Gor Koresh in the season 2 premier of The Mandalorian?

In the first act of the second season of Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian, Din Djarin and The Child go to visit a mob boss named Gor Koresh in order to get information about where he can find more ...
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How does the Mandalorian succeed in having his face scanned?

In Season 2, Ep 7, the Mandalorian has to take his imperial trooper helmet off in order to have his face scanned by an imperial data terminal. He is successful in doing it. How did this happen? His ...
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Why would Luke Skywalker be a myth?

Near the beginning of Star Wars: The Force Awakens when Rey and Finn meet for the first time, Finn claims that BB-8 supposedly has a map to Luke Skywalker and Rey responds by saying that she thought ...
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In "The Jedi", why did Lang the mercenary only fake a truce with the Mandalorian? Wasn't it really in his interest?

In The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 5: "The Jedi", the Mandalorian teams up with the Jedi Ahsoka Tano to kill a local autocrat (Elsbeth), her mercenary Lang and her troops. When all troops ...
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How does the title "Revenge of the Sith" suit the plot?

The movie Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith is all about a Sith Lords who wants to take over the control of the Republic and the Galactic Order. I don't sense any revenge in the plot. How does the title ...
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How did the New Republic identify the Razor Crest?

In S02E02 of The Mandalorian, the Razor Crest is "pulled over" by New Republic traffic cops, who manage to get Mando to turn on his transponder. From this they determine that the Razor Crest ...
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Does Beskar armor resist lightsabers?

In S2, E5, when Din Djarin (the Mandalorian of the title) fights against a Jedi, his Beskar armor is able to fully protect him from slashes from a lightsaber. Is this a new concept introduced by ...
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What's the significance of this transition effect in the Star Wars series?

What's the significance of this transition effect in the Star Wars series? I saw this effect in almost all films in Star Wars Series.
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What was given to Cara Dune at the end of The Mandalorian S2E4?

At the end of the fourth episode of season 2 of The Mandalorian, after talking with Cara Dune about being from Alderann, Captain Teva leaves some kind of medal or badge on a table for Cara. What is ...
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Why did Han shoot at Vader?

In The Empire Strikes Back, when Lando sells out Han and the good guys to the Empire he arranges a meeting where he leads Han, Leia, and Chewbacca into an ambush. When the doors open and Han sees who ...
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Luke's failure at the cave

In The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke is leaving for Bespin, Yoda implores him to remember his failure at the cave. Obviously, this is a reference to the cave that was strong in the Dark Side and ...
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Age portrayal of Han Solo

At the end/climax of Solo: A Star Wars Story, it is shown that Qi'ra is conversing with Darth Maul. If I recall properly, Darth Maul was cast in the Episode I: The Phantom Menace. It was the time when ...
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Why did George Lucas change it so Greedo shot first?

In his 1990s re-edit of Star Wars, George Lucas decided to show Greedo taking a shot at Han and missing before Han shot and killed him. Of course in the original scene, Han fired before Greedo could ...
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Was Amy Sedaris' role on Mandalorian counter to the entire Star Wars aesthetic?

It's been noted that her wardrobe and hair were from Ripley in Alien. However, my question relates to two things I also observed: Pacing: Star Wars is know for pacing--this applies not just to ...
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Why is Yoda surprised?

Near the end of Star Wars Episode III, Revenge of the Sith, Yoda goes to the Galactic Senate to confront Darth Sidious: YODA enters, using the Force to throw two RED GUARDS against the wall, knocking ...
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Why did Darth Vader not try stopping the space shuttle at the end of Rogue One?

The originals and the prequels of world-famous Star Wars both portray the immense amount of power possessed by Darth Vader. He could choke people on their breath with his Force. Then why come he didn'...
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Why was Anakin Skywalker taken to the Grand Medical Facility on planet Coruscant?

Mustafar is a mining colony on the Outer Rim and Coruscant is the heart of the galaxy. Could the emperor not find a DD-13 medical assistant and 2-1B surgical droids anywhere else closer to Mustafar? ...
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Why couldn't they handle that one stormtrooper?

In The Mandalorian S01E08, at around the 20:00 mark, they've pretty much taken care of all the stormtroopers. The Mandalorian is dying and he exchanges dramatic words with Cara Dune. (Of course, ...
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Is there any John Williams-derived music in "The Mandalorian"?

When I watched The Mandalorian, I was pleasantly surprised that the show had chosen to go its own way musically, with a very unique sound for its main theme, rather than only borrow from and build on ...
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What had Rey understood in The Last Jedi?

In The Last Jedi Yoda said that there is nothing in those books that the girl Rey hasn't understood. Is there anything specific behind that? What exactly had she understood? He also said: "We are ...
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What planets are these witnessing the fall of Imperial Destroyers?

At the end of The Rise of Skywalker, the First and Final Orders are destroyed, and 3 planets are shown witnessing the destruction of Imperial Destroyers. The 2nd planet is the forest moon of Endor, ...
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What is this golden belt that is given to Chewbacca?

At the end of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Chewie is given a golden belt of some kind. Is this a piece of gear from a character? Leia's? Han's? What is this item, and why does it mean something ...
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Was Rian Johnson told the answers to The Force Awakens’ mysteries?

In making Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, writer and director Rian Johnson invented his own answers to the mysteries raised in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. In particular, he ...
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Characters in Star Wars: The Clone Wars voiced by their movie actors

Besides Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks, and Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn, are there any other characters in Star Wars: The Clone Wars who are voiced by the actor(s) who portrayed ...
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How can there be a baby Yoda in "The Mandalorian" when the Empire hasn't been formed yet?

In the first episode of The Mandalorian, the bounty hunter finds "baby Yoda", who is apparently 50 years old. There are also Stormtroopers in the episode. He also says Empire credits are no good. How ...
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Is this scene with Djarin and the Child an allusion to a scene in E.T.?

As many might know, it's not uncommon to see references between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg works in each other's films, whether it be Star Wars' R2-D2 & C-3PO hieroglyphs in Indiana Jones: ...
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Where did all the Mandalorian gear come from?

In the final episode of The Mandalorian season 1, Din Djarin finds the Armorer surrounded by a pile of armor. She claims some of the Mandalorian have escaped off-world, but it is a big pile, and there ...
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What are the masks and droids in "The Mandalorian" intro?

The Mandalorian intro shows a set of masks and droids that are famous throughout the Star Wars universe. I've recognized a few, but not all. In order, Darth Vader, ...
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Why does Padmé cry during Order 66?

When Order 66 is just finishing in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, we see C-3PO inform Padmé that Anakin has arrived at the Jedi Headquarters and that he has just killed the young Jedi ...
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In what ways was "Star Wars" influenced by "The Hidden Fortress"?

I've heard many times that George Lucas got some of his ideas for his 1977 movie Star Wars from Akira Kurosawa's movie The Hidden Fortress. I can see how Tahei and Matashichi could have (in some ways) ...
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Who is Rey's grandmother?

In Star Wars, do we know who Rey's grandmother is? Or do we at least know when Rey's father was born? Was it before the events of Revenge of the Sith or after?
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Is it reasonable to assume that all Yodas have the force?

To date, each Yoda-species life form has been strong with the Force: Master Yoda of original and prequel trilogies. Master Yaddle from The Phantom Menace. The Child from The Mandalorian. Even “The ...
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Why was the main antagonist so open about his plan?

Near the end of the movie, Rey encounters emperor Palpatine who demands that she strike him down in anger so that he and the Sith can continue to rule through her. This is almost identical to the "...
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Is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker censored in India too for same-sex kiss?

From the Singapore version of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker same-sex kiss scene got cut. Does India had any similar censoring done? Or in India, we see the same version as original?
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Is there a known reason why the Darksaber was kept in the Jedi Temple?

The TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars introduced a new (but ancient) lightsaber known as Darksaber. According to (canon) legend, this one of a kind lightsaber was allegedly created by and belonged ...
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Does the ending of The Rise of Skywalker mean the Jedi prophecy was wrong?

In Star Wars, the Jedi prophecy reveals “A Chosen One shall come, born of no father, and through him will ultimate balance in the Force be restored”. It was originally thought that this referred to ...
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Where did Rey get this lightsaber?

At the end scenes of the movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Rey pushes the lightsabers of Leila & Luke inside Tatooine. Then comes the scene of her opening a new lightsaber: Yellow-colored. ...
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How do people really live on Exegol besides the emperor?

Exegol seemed like quite the extreme planet. Full of force presence or quite some lightning strikes. The planet seemed quite devoid of life other than the emperor and devotees of the emperor. There ...
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Why was this character uncredited?

I just finished my second viewing of The Rise of Skywalker, and I'm pretty sure and is not in the credits. Why is this?
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At what point in the Star Wars timeline did this character become a parent?

Judging from Luke and Leia's birth, procreation in the Star Wars universe works basically as we'd expect on Earth (but with robot midwives). Having now learned that... ...I'm puzzled as to when they ...
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Who was the crowd around the villain at the end of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”?

At the end of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the protagonist stands before the villain, they're surrounded by a crowd of thousands. Who are those in the crowd?

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