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Why did Vader passively accept being killed and replaced at Palpatine's command?

I find it disturbing the kind of dominance Palpatine is able to hold over Vader. In the scene including Luke, who defeats Vader and is invited to replace him by killing him, Vader calmly gets up after ...
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Star Wars TIE/LN Fighter, what does 'LN' stand for?

Even Wookiepedia doesn't seem to have this information about the TIE Fighter from Star Wars. The original TIE Fighter's full model name is TIE/LN. A friend of mine insists it's "Tie-in". But no. I've ...
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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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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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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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Is this scene in the American version of Utopia an allusion to a scene in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi?

After just recently watching the first few episodes of the American version of the conspiracy thriller series, Utopia there is one scene in episode 1.03 where anti-hero and protagonist Jessica Hyde ...
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Did Jabba the Hutt force himself on the captured Leia?

When Princess Leia is taken as a slave by Jabba the Hutt, in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, does he have any kind of sexual contact with her?
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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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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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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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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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Did Spielberg have any involvement in filming Star Wars?

We all know George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are best friends. When George Lucas was directing his Star Wars movies, did Spielberg help him to direct or advice him in any way? Was Spielberg ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Modifications to the Star Wars original trilogy

What stages of revisions were done to the original Star Wars trilogy? meaning, how many times were they changed, when, and why? It seems there was one for the recent Blu-ray release. I know the Young ...
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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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Why is Leia, the twin of Luke, not a Jedi?

Why is Leia, the twin of Luke, not a Jedi? Is she not supposed to be the "one other" to whom Yoda refers in Star Wars Episode V?
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Why does E.T. move towards the Yoda-like kid while calling “Home Home”?

In the 1982 classic E.T., when Elliot and Mike take E.T. out on Halloween, E.T. sees people dressed up in bizarre costumes, but when a kid dressed up like Yoda walks aside, E.T is seen rushing towards ...
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Does George Lucas mention Earth in “Star Wars”?

In the Star Wars movies by George Lucas, is anything ever mentioned about Earth and the Milky Way Galaxy?
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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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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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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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How fast can hyperdrive-equipped Star Wars vessels travel?

Throughout Star Wars, references are made to "hyperdrives", "hyperspace" and "lightspeed". It seems nearly all spacecraft are equipped with hyperdrives, and are as such capable of making the jump. But ...
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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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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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Admiral Holdo's tactic in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” - Why is this not used more?

In a crucial scene during the chase in "The Last Jedi", Admiral Holdo turns the rebel cruiser around and accelerates to hyperspeed, which causes it to crash into Snoke's ship and basically obliterate ...
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What was the mirror crystal in the cave under the Jedi Island?

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, what is the crystal Rey touches in the cave under the Jedi island when she falls through the hole, where she asks to see her parents? It isn't really addressed in the film ...

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