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When is Star Wars set?

I am wondering, when we say "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away'', is there anything in the movies or in the canon, or in the comics that suggests when that is. 4 billion years ago, 300 ...
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In what order should a newcomer watch all of the Star Wars media?

This question was asked in 2012. And all of its responses consider only episodes I - VI. But what about episodes VII - IX? And Rogue One? And Solo? And then you have the short-format series: The ...
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Was Ahsoka Tano ever granted citizenship in the Galactic Republic?

Ahsoka hails from a non-Republic planet, but she (through the Jedi) becomes a commander in the Republic army and otherwise seems to make a life in the Republic (specifically Coruscant). In the US, any ...
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What is the language the kids are speaking at the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (conlang or real?)

What is the language the kids are speaking at the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Is it a real language, or a conlang, and if a conlang, is it "based" on a real language?
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Was Star Wars influenced by The Six Million Dollar Man?

I recently started to rewatch episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man which was a favorite of mine as a kid in the 70s. It has been a while since I've seen it so I sought out some of the more iconic ...
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In Ahsoka what type of the communication hologram was that?

I just saw Ahsoka S1E2 and was wondering what kind of holographic communication was being used in the end? It was very different to the normal, mechanical versions of holograms often seen in Star Wars....
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Is George Lucas (via Lucasfilm Ltd.) still getting paid for new Star Wars movies and TV shows made by Disney?

After the Star Wars movies made by George Lucas, Disney started producing Star Wars movies and TV shows related to Star Wars characters. I know that George Lucas sold his Star Wars rights to Disney, ...
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Is Obi-Wan wearing the Skywalker lightsaber in the duel of Revenge of the Sith?

While watching again, after a long time the duel between Obi-Wan and Anakin in the Revenge of the Sith, I noticed that, for some scene Obi-Wan seems to be using Anakin's lightsaber. For instance, the ...
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Why couldn't the Jedi sense something was up with senator Palpatine?

Why couldn't the Jedi throughout the Star Wars prequel trilogy sense that Senator Palpatine was a Sith lord given their regular interactions with him?
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Circuit Board on Grogu's Rondel

In Mandalorian Season 3 episode 4 we see the armorer present Grogu with a Baskar rondel. When the armorer is making the piece, she appears to solder some circuitry to the back of it. Do we know what ...
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What is the full story behind the crashed ship in Andor?

During the first three episodes of the Disney+ episodic release Andor, the title character sees a ship crashing during his childhood, and goes on to explore its interior. What is the background story ...
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Star Wars reference in Mosquito Coast?

In season 1 of the show Mosquito Coast (2021) S01E02 "Foxes and Coyotes", the Fox family hire two coyotes to smuggle them across the border into Mexico. The driver, named Juan, makes a ...
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Vader is immune to laser beams?

Ok, I just noticed this: Han Solo shoots laser beams at Darth Vader who apparently is completely immune. Ok, so if Jedi are immune to laser beams, why even bother to deflect them with a light saber? ...
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Is Obi-Wan a chiseler?

In the first episode of Obi Wan Kenobi we see several different scenes of Kenobi working his daily job. It appears to be filleting some kind of meat. And, as his shift ends, he always slices some ...
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Why are the Sith Inquisitors allowed to be Sith lords?

I mean, maybe they're not called "Lords". But in the new Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series, they walk around doing Sith/Jedi tricks in the middle of cities in plain sight while serving as commanders ...
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How are the Sith Inquisitors named?

There are a few Sith Inquisitors introduced in the TV show Obi-Wan Kenobi, two of whom are named the Third Sister and the Fifth Brother. During a verbal confrontation, the Grand Inquisitor says to the ...
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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 was used in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002): This zoom-in effect is also seen in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015): What's the name for this zoom ...
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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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