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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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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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Where did all the Mandalorian gear come from?

In the final episode of The Mandalorian season 1, Din Djarin finds the Armorer surrounded by a pile of armor. She claims some of the Mandalorian have escaped off-world, but it is a big pile, and there ...
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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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Why does Padmé cry during Order 66?

When Order 66 is just finishing in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, we see C-3PO inform Padmé that Anakin has arrived at the Jedi Headquarters and that he has just killed the young Jedi ...
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In what ways was “Star Wars” influenced by “The Hidden Fortress”?

I've heard many times that George Lucas got some of his ideas for his 1977 movie Star Wars from Akira Kurosawa's movie The Hidden Fortress. I can see how Tahei and Matashichi could have (in some ways) ...
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Who is Rey's grandmother?

In Star Wars, do we know who Rey's grandmother is? Or do we at least know when Rey's father was born? Was it before the events of Revenge of the Sith or after?
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Is it reasonable to assume that all Yodas have the force?

To date, each Yoda-species life form has been strong with the Force: Master Yoda of original and prequel trilogies. Master Yaddle from The Phantom Menace. The Child from The Mandalorian. Even “The ...
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Why was the main antagonist so open about his plan?

Near the end of the movie, Rey encounters emperor Palpatine who demands that she strike him down in anger so that he and the Sith can continue to rule through her. This is almost identical to the "...
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Is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker censored in India too for same-sex kiss?

From the Singapore version of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker same-sex kiss scene got cut. Does India had any similar censoring done? Or in India, we see the same version as original?
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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 lightsabder was allegedly created by and belonged ...
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Does the ending of The Rise of Skywalker mean the Jedi prophecy was wrong?

In Star Wars, the Jedi prophecy reveals “A Chosen One shall come, born of no father, and through him will ultimate balance in the Force be restored”. It was originally thought that this referred to ...
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Where did Rey get this lightsaber?

At the end scenes of the movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Rey pushes the lightsabers of Leila & Luke inside Tatooine. Then comes the scene of her opening a new lightsaber: Yellow-colored. ...
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How do people really live on Exegol besides the emperor?

Exegol seemed like quite the extreme planet. Full of force presence or quite some lightning strikes. The planet seemed quite devoid of life other than the emperor and devotees of the emperor. There ...
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Why was this character uncredited?

I just finished my second viewing of The Rise of Skywalker, and I'm pretty sure and is not in the credits. Why is this?
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At what point in the Star Wars timeline did this character become a parent?

Judging from Luke and Leia's birth, procreation in the Star Wars universe works basically as we'd expect on Earth (but with robot midwives). Having now learned that... ...I'm puzzled as to when they ...
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Who was the crowd around the villain at the end of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”?

At the end of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the protagonist stands before the villain, they're surrounded by a crowd of thousands. Who are those in the crowd?
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How much did Owen and Beru know?

Through the first 8 Star Wars episodes, we only see two sets of scenes with Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. In A New Hope, Owen tries to dissuade Luke from consorting with Old Ben. We get a sense that he ...
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Origin and purpose of the dagger in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

Who and why has created the dagger which Rey has found? As we know from the movie This means that earliest it could have been created was 30 years before Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Somebody ...
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Why did they have to board the command ship to take out the second control tower?

In Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker; Yet, later in the same battle; Why didn't the resistance fleet just bomb the command ship with Y-wings, or shoot the aerial, or blow the ship up like they did ...
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Help identify ship in Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

In Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, there was a space ship that was fairly long and had red lights coming from the rear that looked like bars angled in like so: / \ This ship really stood out in the ...
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Are the artworks at the end of each chapter of The Mandalorian concept art or created post-production?

At the end of each chapter of The Mandalorian there's a collection of artworks that's shown. Some of them are near exact depictions of various scenes from that chapter, however, others are never seen. ...
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How were Carrie Fisher's scenes filmed in The Rise of Skywalker?

Carrie Fisher, the actress who portrayed Leia Skywalker in the Star Wars films, had quite a few talking scenes in Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker even though she passed away in 2016. So how were ...
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Why didn’t Anakin stay with Padme on Geonosis?

In Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Senator Padme Amidala falls out of a clone Low Altitude Assault Transport (LAAT) ship during the Battle of Geonosis. Anakin, of course, wants the ship to ...
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Were the Knights of Ren always working for THIS character?

During the course of the sequel trilogy viewers were introduced to a new group of characters called, The Knights of Ren. We came to understand (The Force Awakens, The Rise of Kylo Ren Comic) that ...
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Which Skywalker rises in The Rise of Skywalker?

Star Wars Episode IX has the title, The Rise of Skywalker. This raises a question that which Skywalker they are talking about? What's the significance of the title with the plot elements or the ...
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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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Was there a special kind of camera used for The Rise of Skywalker?

While watching The Rise of Skywalker I noticed many many shots where the camera would be looking at the characters/events from far away and then zoom in and re-angle itself onto the character or ...
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Were Rey's parents Force-sensitive?

The Rise of Skywalker reveals the full truth about Rey's lineage of learning who her grandfather is and who her parents were. The film very quickly shows a flashback (or Force vision) sequence of her ...
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Was this character really the same character from before?

While Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker began to answer and definitely closed off certain aspects of The Skywalker Saga story, it also introduced a lot of elements from Legends and Lore, and left ...
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Who was Kylo Ren fighting against in order to acquire the first location cube?

In the initial fighting scene of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Kylo Ren (with his own contingent of Stormtroopers) were fighting a group of people in order to acquire the first location cube that ...
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How to be ready for The Rise of Skywalker?

The next Star Wars film is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and I want to watch it sooner. But I have seen only Episode I to VII, not Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Episode ...
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Was Luke referring to Kylo Ren or somebody else?

During the course of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rey finds an exhiled Luke on Achh-to in order to motivate him to train her and help the Resistance. At first Luke refuses and he vaguely explains to Rey,...
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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 ...