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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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Is Yoda made using CGI in the original Star Wars or is it practical effects?

In the original Star Wars trilogy, was Yoda made using CGI available at that time or was he made using practical effects (like a puppet)?
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How was “The Child" found or tracked to the krill farmers?

In The Mandalorian, I suspected that maybe Baby Yoda had a tracking device on him. But there’s no evidence of that. Mando also chose that planet and farm because it’s desolate. So how did that bounty ...
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How does a Mandalorian eat food if he never takes his helmet off?

I am currently watching The Mandalorian and in an episode, it is mentioned that these bounty hunters never take their helmet off. So, how do they eat food, especially in public places?
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The (potential easter-egg) origins of Calamari Flan in The Mandalorian

Before "The Mandalorian" I had not heard usage of the Mon-Calamari currency known as the Flan. I am curious if there is any information that this may be an easter egg from Favreau. As Calamari is ...
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Star Wars IV, V, VI “Disney Updates”

If I had purchased the original Star Wars IV, V, & VI movies that came out when they were released in the late 70's and early 80's, what major differences would I see compared to the current ...
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How to prepare for The Mandalorian?

I was thinking to start The Mandalorian but not sure how much Star Wars I should watch before it to prepare. There are so many sequels, prequels, midquels and series etc.
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Do we know what system of units are used in-universe throughout the Star Wars series?

Most of the planet Earth uses the Metric System of units (grams, metres, seconds, litres and many others) to quantify the dimensions of time and space. Do we have any definitive evidence as to the ...
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Are Star Wars ship shields a bubble or skin tight?

There seems some inconsistency with Star Wars shields. Personal/Planetary shields seems to be globe like as seen on CIS Droidika and the shield on the Death Star II or Scarif having shields that are ...
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What is the meaning of this question asked by the Mandalorian armorer?

When the main character in The Mandalorian brings beskar metal to the armorer, she asks him "Has your signet been revealed?" The Mandalorian replies that it hasn't yet. She then forges him the ...
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What is the metal that was melted in episode 1?

In episode 1 of The Mandalorian, the protagonist is given a chunk of metal that he then takes to another Mandolorian who melts it down and makes a shoulder piece for him. What is this metal, and why ...
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What does Darth Vader think Obi-Wan's referring to when Obi says “If you strike me down…”

When Obi-Wan and Darth Vader are dueling, Obi-Wan says "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine" -- What does Vader think Obi-Wan is referring to? Vader ...
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Star Wars Travel to Other Galaxies [closed]

Hyperspace travel speeds seem pretty vague and inconsistent in the Star Wars universe, but I have seen a number of videos and websites estimating somewhere around 25,000 light years per day (depending ...
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Why did Leia not want to tell Han the truth about Luke and herself?

When Luke announces to Leia for the first time that they are siblings and the obvious emotions that come with learning their secret heritage and Luke leaves her and goes off to confront Vader, Han ...
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Why did the Death Star fire on Scarif?

At the end of Rogue One, Grand Moff Tarkin commands the Death Star to fire on the Imperial Facility on Scarif. Why did Grand Moff Tarkin have the Death Star fire on Scarif? I mean, it made for a ...
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Why did Kylo Ren admit to being a monster?

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi there is one scene between Rey & Kylo Ren when they are force-linked, where Rey calls Ren a "murderous snake" and a "monster". Although Kylo begins to point out what ...
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Did Vice Admiral Holdo know about Rey's mission?

I was recently rewatching Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In one scene, Rey mentions to BB-8 that she still can't get through to the resistance. At this point in the film Vice Admiral Holdo has also taken ...
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Why would Jyn Erso's voice be heard in this place?

In Star Wars Rebels Season 4, episode 13 "A World Between Worlds" Ezra Bridger hears voices from characters from the past and future. While most are force users or at least have knowledge of the force ...
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Is this sequence in “Star Trek” (2009) a reference to a Hoth sequence from “The Empire Strikes Back”?

In the Kelvenverse timeline, which begins in Star Trek (2009), there is a sequence where alter-Spock attempts to rid himself and the Enterprise crew of alter-James T. Kirk, after getting off to a ...
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What version of the Star Wars script was Alec Guinness given that he said couldn't stop reading?

I saw Alec Guinness interviewed on the David Letterman show (on Youtube), and he mentioned that he was given the script to Star Wars shortly after he finished filming Murder By Death. He said the ...
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Why does Tekka say “where” while Kylo asked “why” he has come?

These are some quotes from Star Wars​: The Force Awakens: Kylo Ren : Look how old you've become. Lor San Tekka : Something far worse has happened to you. Kylo Ren : You know what I've ...
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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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Is “Patience young padawan” an actual quote from the Star Wars movies?

Is "Patience, young padawan" a direct quote from the Star Wars movies, or like "Play it again Sam" a phrase that is based on other quotes or things that Jedi seem likely to say? I've not been able to ...
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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? ...