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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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How much did Owen and Beru know?

Through the first 8 Star Wars episodes, we only see two sets of scenes with Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. In A New Hope, Owen tries to dissuade Luke from consorting with Old Ben. We get a sense that he ...
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Origin and purpose of the dagger in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

Who and why has created the dagger which Rey has found? As we know from the movie This means that earliest it could have been created was 30 years before Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Somebody ...
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Why did they have to board the command ship to take out the second control tower?

In Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker; Yet, later in the same battle; Why didn't the resistance fleet just bomb the command ship with Y-wings, or shoot the aerial, or blow the ship up like they did ...
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Help identify ship in Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

In Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, there was a space ship that was fairly long and had red lights coming from the rear that looked like bars angled in like so: / \ This ship really stood out in the ...
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Are the artworks at the end of each chapter of The Mandalorian concept art or created post-production?

At the end of each chapter of The Mandalorian there's a collection of artworks that's shown. Some of them are near exact depictions of various scenes from that chapter, however, others are never seen. ...
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How were Carrie Fisher's scenes filmed in The Rise of Skywalker?

Carrie Fisher, the actress who portrayed Leia Skywalker in the Star Wars films, had quite a few talking scenes in Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker even though she passed away in 2016. So how were ...
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Why didn’t Anakin stay with Padme on Geonosis?

In Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Senator Padme Amidala falls out of a clone Low Altitude Assault Transport (LAAT) ship during the Battle of Geonosis. Anakin, of course, wants the ship to ...
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Were the Knights of Ren always working for THIS character?

During the course of the sequel trilogy viewers were introduced to a new group of characters called, The Knights of Ren. We came to understand (The Force Awakens, The Rise of Kylo Ren Comic) that ...
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Which Skywalker rises in The Rise of Skywalker?

Star Wars Episode IX has the title, The Rise of Skywalker. This raises a question that which Skywalker they are talking about? What's the significance of the title with the plot elements or the ...
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Where did Lucas get the money to finish Star Wars?

An interesting facet of the production of Star Wars (1977) is that it was very heavily edited; in fact, it even won an Academy award for editing. A lot of the original raw film was terrible, and the ...
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Was there a special kind of camera used for The Rise of Skywalker?

While watching The Rise of Skywalker I noticed many many shots where the camera would be looking at the characters/events from far away and then zoom in and re-angle itself onto the character or ...
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Were Rey's parents Force-sensitive?

The Rise of Skywalker reveals the full truth about Rey's lineage of learning who her grandfather is and who her parents were. The film very quickly shows a flashback (or Force vision) sequence of her ...
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Was this character really the same character from before?

While Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker began to answer and definitely closed off certain aspects of The Skywalker Saga story, it also introduced a lot of elements from Legends and Lore, and left ...
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Who was Kylo Ren fighting against in order to acquire the first location cube?

In the initial fighting scene of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Kylo Ren (with his own contingent of Stormtroopers) were fighting a group of people in order to acquire the first location cube that ...
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How to be ready for The Rise of Skywalker?

The next Star Wars film is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and I want to watch it sooner. But I have seen only Episode I to VII, not Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Episode ...
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Was Luke referring to Kylo Ren or somebody else?

During the course of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rey finds an exhiled Luke on Achh-to in order to motivate him to train her and help the Resistance. At first Luke refuses and he vaguely explains to Rey,...
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Is there a canonical reason that the protagonist of the Mandalorian is still unnamed?

To my knowledge those wearing Mandalorian armor have always had a proper name (e.g., Boba Fett, Jango Fett), as well as other works I'm not familar with, referenced here in a Wikipedia article for ...
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If only a Sith deals in absolutes, then does Yoda deal with Luke by using absolutes? [duplicate]

Obi-Wan tells Anakin that Only the Sith deal in absolutes. He uses that as his identification that Anakin had actually turned to the Dark Side. (Anakin's statement of "Either you're with me or ...
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Did the concept of Force Projection exist in Star Wars universe before the Last Jedi movie?

Luke skywalker projected himself in front of Kylo Ren using his Jedi powers in the movie "Star Wars: The Last Jedi". Did this concept of Force Projection exist in Star Wars universe before the Last ...

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