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Questions tagged [star-wars]

An epic space opera film series created by George Lucas. Use this tag when asking questions about Star Wars. If you're asking about a particular movie, also tag the question with the tag for that movie (for example [a-new-hope] or [the-empire-strikes-back] etc)

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What does the word “Star” in “Star Wars” refer to?

I wonder what the word "Star" in Star Wars refers to. Why did George Lucas choose this title for his epic? The word "Wars" is clear, but I don't know what "Star" refers to. Does anyone know?
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Starkiller Base and its Power Sources

We all know that Starkiller Base used the power of the sun in the system it was currently in, but after it drained that power, did the sun ever come back? Did it re-gain its light?
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Why are the Rebels still called rebels in the The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi? [duplicate]

In the original trilogy (A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi) calling Luke, Leia, Hans, etc made sense. They're rebelling against an evil empire. In the latest set of Star Wars ...
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Planet at the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story

At the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Han Solo catches up with Lando Calrissian on a forested planet. In the scene, Han wins the Millennium Falcon. What is the name of the planet where Han beats ...
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How did the original lightsaber prop work?

The original (non-animated) lightsaber was apparently a wooden slat that could rotate covered with a reflective tape: What kind of reflective tape are we talking about here? The light is so intense ...
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Does 20th Century Fox still get any royalties from the Star Wars franchise?

The first six Star Wars movies were financed, distributed, and marketed by the studio 20th Century Fox. In return, Fox earned the net profits of the films. After the production company Lucasfilm was ...
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What were the Lanai caretakers in The Last Jedi based on?

The nun-fish creatures who serve as caretakers on the Jedi island of Ahch-To in Star Wars: The Last Jedi remind me strongly of characters in several paintings by Hieronymous Bosch (or Pieter Breugel?),...
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Is the White Worm character from Solo, a reference to Bram Stoker's Lair of the White Worm?

At the beginning of Solo: A Star Wars Story, we are introduced to a younger Han Solo and his girlfriend Qi'ra who are under the thumb of some criminal organization led by an alien that is literally a ...
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At which point in its production was Star Wars' visual identity fleshed out?

Did George Lucas have a relatively clear vision of what things like Star Destroyers, Death Star corridors, Tatooine, Millennium Falcon, Darth Vader, etc. would look like before he pitched the movie? ...
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Time jumps in Star Wars

I have always been a little bit confused about the time generally in Star wars and time jumps between each episode. According to this, there is a time zone in Star wars and it is based on Coruscant ...
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How did Han join the Empire at the beginning of Solo?

How does Han join the Empire at the beginning of Solo: A Stars Wars Story?
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What is this statue in Star Wars Rogue One?

In Rogue One (2016), when transitioning to the planet Jedha, there's shown an extremely large, fallen statue of someone. Who is this a statue of, what's their significance, and why is it now in ...
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How does the clone trooper recognize Darth Sidious to execute Order 66?

During the film Star Wars: Revenge the Sith we see Darth Sidious talking with Commander Cody for the execution of Order 66. But how does the Commander know that "the dude" with the hoodie was ...
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Did Yoda live on a hill? [closed]

I had the following dialogue with my mother this morning, which took an unexpected turn Me: All this time gone by and only now do I find out that Yoda has a surname, it's Layheehoo Her: Oh, that'...
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Star wars chronology [duplicate]

I have not seen any Star Wars movies till date. I don't have any idea about the timeline of Star Wars but recently after the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, a curiosity has been awakened in me. So ...
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What was Luke's plan to save Leia and Han from Jabba's palace?

In Return of the Jedi, Luke eventually rescues Han from Jabba's clutches. Leia also attempts to save him but is captured. The sequence of events is: Luke sends the droids in and gifts them to Jabba ...
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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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What are the towers on Tatooine?

In the Star Wars movies, in many locations on Tatooine we can see these towers, shown below. Tatooine was the home for Luke, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan & many more. As per above pictures can any ...
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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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In The Last Jedi, how did Rey hurt Kylo Ren

There was a scene in TLJ that confuses me between Rey and Kylo Ren. How did this happen? They were separated by a great distance.
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Purpose of subliminal skull in Return of the Jedi?

In the climax of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Darth Vader throws Emperor Palpatine over a precipice and just as he does so, a subliminal image of a skull is flashed on the screen over Vader's face. ...
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Where did Han and Chewie take a shower in Solo?

In the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story Han and Chewie take a shower. Now I've only seen the movie a couple of times, but from memory this scene happens. If so, this would imply that they take a shower ...
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Why the different TIE cockpit color in 'Solo, a Star Wars Story'?

After watching 'Solo, a Star Wars Story', I am left wondering why the TIE cockpits that we saw there were red. To avoid confusion: I am not asking about the altogether new type of TIE featured ...
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How could Anakin Skywalker become so dark? [closed]

I am busy watching the animated Star Wars series The Clone Wars. Although I like (most of) the aired adventures, I can't help but feel confused about Anakin Skywalker. Obviously he's set out to become ...
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Who was the character that appeared at the end of the movie?

At the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story, what appeared to be Darth Maul appeared in a hologram. Does anyone know if that was actually Darth Maul, or was it another Sith that looked exactly like him? ...
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Is Spice the same as spaceship fuel?

In Star Wars Kessel is known for its spice mines. I had assumed that Star Wars spice was similar to spice in Dune or was some kind of space-heroin. In Solo: A Star Wars Story They go to Kessel to ...
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How did Qi'ra get to Crimson Dawn?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story, we see that Han meets Qi'ra at Crimson Dawn and he is pleasantly surprised by her presence there. He keeps asking her how she got out in one scene, and in another he asks '...
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How did Chewbacca end up on the planet Mimban?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story, at the planet Mimban, Han gets thrown into a pit where he was supposed to get eaten by a beast tied in chains, who turns out to be Chewbacca. In Revenge of the Sith, ...
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Why did she blow herself up along with the bridge?

During the train heist on planet Vandor in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Thandie Newton's character, Val, blows up the bridge railway while being on it herself. Why does she decide to do this? The easy ...
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Which Star Wars movies are required to understand characters and plot elements of Solo: A Star Wars Story?

Can Solo: A Star Wars Story be appreciated by a "novice" viewer, i.e. someone who hasn't seen any previous Star Wars movie? Or do they need to watch any other movies in the series in order to ...
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Why did Anakin and Obi-wan need to blow up Invisible Hand’s hangar shield to land inside?

In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Obi Wan tells Anakin that the shields are still up and Anakin destroys them before going into the hangar of the Invisible Hand. Why does it matter that ...
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Why are there Stormtroopers in Solo?

I just watched Solo the movie. And in the initial scenes there are Stormtroopers all over Corellia. I can’t make sense of it: Stormtroopers were not created until Episode 1 after Obi-Wan brought ...
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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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Were any Jedi actually successful at remaining completely emotionally unattached?

I'm watching the Star Wars: Clone Wars series again, and it seems that nearly every Jedi has some emotional connection that "violates" the Jedi manuscripts. Other than maybe master Luminara, who ...
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Why didn't Admiral Ackbar recognize Luke Skywalker's name in Return of the Jedi

Since Admiral Ackbar fought alongside Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars (e.g. shown in Star Wars the Clone Wars season 4, episode 1) why didn't he recognize Luke Skywalker's name in Return of the ...
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Is Crait planet inspired from Pluto?

Is the planet in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Crait inspired from Pluto? The color combination white and red looks kind of Pluto. Any canon or interview on this will highly be appreciated.
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Does Chewbacca have a real language?

Much has been written about various languages created for the Star Wars universe. There is even a Huttese translator to convert English into something Jabba the Hutt would say. But Chewie's grunts and ...
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Crait's icy surface with red substance beneath

In Star Wars:The Last Jedi rebellion hides on planet Crait which was an old base of rebellion when they had conflicts with Darth Vader. We can see this same planet in second installment of star wars ...
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Did Jar Jar Binks appear in any of the new Star Wars movies?

The Star Wars movies The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith feature a character called Jar Jar Binks. As per Wikipedia, Jar Jar Binks is a fictional character from the ...
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Why have the home releases of the recent Star Wars films been in March? [duplicate]

I've noticed that with Star Wars (at least the recent ones) the films get released in cinemas in December and then home release comes out March. I get they target December for the cinema release ...
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Why did Anakin & Padme risk having their forbidden marriage witnessed?

In Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) Anakin and Padme get married. As per the Jedi rules, Jedi are not allowed to have relationships or marriages. So why did Anakin & Padme ...
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Why does Vader stop Luke when he tries to kill the Emperor?

In Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) in a scene we can see Luke trying to attack the Emperor with his lightsaber. But Darth Vader stops him. Why does Vader stop Luke when he tries to ...
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Was using the Force Projection ability responsible for what happened to Luke?

I've seen some interesting posts regarding why Luke dies in Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi, and also how Force Projection works and the similarities between Force Ghosts and Force Projection. I ...
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What contributed to Star Wars' popularity? [closed]

I'm an aspiring author, and I'm still amazed at just how popular Star Wars not only is, but was almost immediately at its release. I can walk down the street, asking every person I see, and I would be ...
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What was Luke's third lesson to Rey?

Luke tells Rey he will teach her three lessons. In the film we see him teach her: the Jedi do not own the Force, and, the legacy of the Jedi is failure, ...but no third lesson is taught - unless, ...
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Who is the titular “Last Jedi”?

New Star Wars film is titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In this movie we can see "Kylo" has Force powers, "Rey" has Force powers at the end and Princess Leia also has Force abilities. Luke Skywalker is ...
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Why didn't Holdo reveal her plan?

(Spoilers for Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi.) Why didn't Admiral Holdo just reveal the escape plan to Poe? Even if she was afraid there might be a mole on the Resistance ship and the secret ...
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Is the title “The Last Jedi” singular or plural?

As we all know, the plural of Jedi is Jedi. In my country (Poland) the local title ("Ostatni Jedi") also uses words that have the same singular and plural form, so it's not conclusive. How is it in ...
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Why is Vader defeated so easily?

This is not a duplicate of this question. Throughout EU, Vader is portrayed as this unstoppable killing machine who kills without thought or remorse. There is an ongoing drama of Vader plotting ...
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What is the exact age of Snoke? [closed]

As per starwars.wikia.com, Snoke was born "prior to 19 BBY [and] died 34 ABY" but what is his exact age?