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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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How exactly did they find an actress that is almost an exact clone of original Mon Mothma?

The actress who plays Mon Mothma in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is extremely similar in appearance to the A New Hope actress. In the actual casting process, how did they manage to find someone so ...
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In Star Wars, can a Jedi kill?

In Star Wars movies, Jedi often kill their opponent (for example, Obi-Wan kills Darth Maul in the first movie and again Obi-Wan, at the end of the third movie, leaves Anakin dismembered and on fire, ...
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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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In Star Wars, why didn't all the Jedi use the double lightsaber like Darth Maul?

This question always kept coming to my mind. Why don't they use double light saber to their advantage?
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Why did Kylo Ren use a crossguard design on his lightsaber, over the more traditional design?

When Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted my friend was saying the shape of the lightsaber was impractical, playing on the common misconception that the cross hilt in a sword is to block sliding ...
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What is the in-universe significance of different colours of lightsabers in Star Wars?

In the Star Wars universe Jedi use different colours of lightsabers. I have noticed blue, green and purple in Star Wars original and prequel trilogy (I heard there are more lightsaber colours too). ...
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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 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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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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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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Why does Obi-Wan say that he'll become more powerful if Vader kills him?

When Obi-Wan fights Darth Vader in Episode IV: A New Hope, he says: You can't win, Vader. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. What does he mean by ...
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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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What is the tunnel Darth Maul fell in to?

In Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Obi Wan fights with Darth Maul on the planet Naboo in Queen Amidala's castle and kills Darth Maul. After his death, Darth Maul fell down a shaft. What is ...
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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 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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Why didn't Darth Vader just use the force to choke and throw Darth Sidious into the electric core?

I am very confused because in the Star Wars movie where Luke goes go up against Darth Sidious: Darth Vader was killed by Darth Sidious's electricity power than the ...
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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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Was the famous “Wilhelm Scream” used in “The Last Jedi?”

Did the famous Wilhelm Scream, used in all the previous Star Wars films, appear in The Last Jedi?
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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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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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High ground in Star Wars

In Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace near the end, we see Obi-Wan Kenobi fight Darth Maul. Darth Maul has the high ground, but Obi-Wan wins the battle. Later, in Star Wars: Episode III - ...
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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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Was Mace Windu falling into the Dark Side?

Watching Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Jedi Master Samuel L. Jackson (Mace Windu) attempts to arrest Sith Lord Darth Sideous, commonly known as Senator/Chancellor/Emperor Palpatine, for crimes ...
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Evaluating characters by means of description

In his Star Wars Episode 1 review/analysis, Mike Stoklasa used a certain challenge as a device to illustrate how poorly thought out the characters were: Describe the following characters without ...
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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 the planet Crait inspired by Pluto?

Is the planet Crait in Star Wars: The Last Jedi inspired by Pluto? The color combination white and red looks kind of like Pluto. Any canon or interview on this will be highly appreciated.
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What does the prophecy exactly say in the Star Wars saga?

In the prequel trilogy of the Star Wars saga, Anakin Skywalker is considered the chosen one regarding the prophecy. Every time I heard the Jedi talk about the prophecy (Yoda, Qui-Gon, etc), they said ...
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Why does Luke leave the wampa’s cave?

In the first act of The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker is attacked and captured by a large bipedal creature called a wampa that hangs him unconscious from the roof of its lair in anticipation, it ...
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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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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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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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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 does the First Order in “The Force Awakens” refer to the Resistance as “Rebels” when the Republic is reinstated?

In Return of the Jedi, the Rebellion defeats the Empire so the Republic is reinstated. So, why in The Force Awakens does the First Order refer to the Resistance as “rebels”? Shouldn’t they be in ...
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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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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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YT-1300 light freighter in Star Wars motion pictures?

The Millennium Falcon is a model YT-1300 light freighter built by Corellian Engineering Corporation. Are there any appearances of this same model of ship in the Star Wars motion pictures other than ...
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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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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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How did they film Anakin SkyWalker racing in his podracer at that speed?

In Star Wars-The Phantom Menace, we know in the podrace that there are several competitors. We know that that Anakin's podracer can travel to a speed of up to 895 km/h (I think that is the maximum ...
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Are Kylo & Rey in Love?

In the new Star Wars movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Kylo and Rey together defeat Snoke; after that fight, Kylo is telling Rey that together they can rule a whole new world order together. And then ...
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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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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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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 is the name of the effect for showing past days in movies?

In Rogue One, Jyn Erso remembers her childhood days. Her childhood/past days were shown with some effects like characters talking with a low voice with echo, with high background music, slow motion (...