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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 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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In what spot would the new Star Wars movie “Rogue One” go in the Machete Order?

Last time I watched all Star Wars movies in one go was a couple of years ago. I then watched them in the Machete Order, which is IV, V, II, III, VI. Then I watched Episode VII, without seeing any of ...
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Why does Darth Vader not use the Force to prevent Luke from falling?

In Star Wars: Episode V– The Empire Strikes Back, When Darth Vader gives Luke the news that he is his father, Luke is hanging just a few feet away from Vader. Then, Luke decides to jump off his ...
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Use Force Lightning can Yoda?

In Star Wars Episode II, battling with Count Dooku Yoda was. Force Lightning against Yoda Dooku uses. The lightning from affecting him Yoda stops. Then Force Lightning back at Count Dooku he uses. ...
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Which worse thing was Luke expecting in Star Wars: A New Hope?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, when Luke finds R2-D2 (who runs away to find Obi-Wan), it says something that C-3PO translates. Here is the conversation. Luke: What's wrong with him? C-3PO: There ...
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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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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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“A galaxy far, far away…” — from where?

I have a question about Star Wars. Recently, I pay more attention to the text and come up with a question. There's a quote in the text. Long time ago. In a galaxy far, far away... Far away from ...
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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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In what order should a newcomer watch Star Wars episodes?

I have a friend who has never seen Star Wars and he wants to watch it. I am unsure which order I should suggest. Should he watch the old or new Trilogy first? Or some kind of mixed order? I am ...
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Why did three actors play Darth Vader?

In the original Star Wars movies (IV, V, and VI) three actors ended up playing Darth Vader. David Prowse was the actual physical body for the most part, James Earl Jones was used for the voice, and ...
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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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Empire Strikes Back - Scene in Dagobah with Darth Vader

I have never understood why Vader appears in Dagobah in The Empire Strikes Back, I understand that the cave Yoda takes Luke to is strong with the dark side of the force but don't understand why the ...
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Who is the titular “Last Jedi”?

New Star Wars film is titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In this movie we can see "Kylo" has Force powers, "Rey" has Force powers at the end and Princess Leia also has Force abilities. Luke Skywalker is ...
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How much of Star Wars did George Lucas actually write?

I got into a semi-argument with a friend recently regarding how much credit to give George Lucas for Star Wars. She was commenting how he's an awful director and that's why the new Star Wars trilogy ...
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What changes were made to the Star Wars Blu-ray and what effect did they have on the plot?

The recently released Blu-ray edition of Star Wars has a few changes made personally by George Lucas. The most striking is Darth Vader's "No!" in episode VI. Why were these changes made, and do such ...
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Why does “The Force Awakens” use an image language associated with national socialism for the First Order?

The scene when the First Order fires their weapon the first time in Star Wars: The Force Awakens uses an image language which clearly references the national socialism in Germany during World War 2, ...
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Why was Prowse chosen to play Darth Vader?

Everybody knows that David Prowse played Darth Vader in the old Star Wars episodes. He was a weightlifting champion and a bodybuilder. Does anybody know who and why actually chose him to play this ...
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Is there any reason why mostly technology deprived planets are pictured in the Star Wars movies?

Just watched the Force Awakens, and I noticed that once again, mainly low-tech planets are shown in the movie, which is at odds with the technology described. Jakku seems to be a garbage dump, the ...
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How were R2D2 and C3PO made in the original trilogy?

I know they used a lot of mechanics back then, but were R2D2 and C3PO mechanical, a costume, or something else?
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Is it necessary to watch Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith before embarking on Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens?

I have yet to see Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. I've been holding off because I knew there would be no Star Wars movies for a number of years. Also because Episode I and Episode II (...
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What happened to Obi-Wan's lightsaber after his encounter with Darth Vader?

In A New Hope, when Darth Vader and Obi Wan engaged in a fight, Obi Wan was killed. At that time, his lightsaber fell there and Luke didn't retrieve it. So, what happened to it? Was it destroyed?
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Why is there an alien in the garbage?

In the classic scene in Star Wars a New Hope our heroes are trapped in a rubbish press with a creature... Given the Death Star is fairly new (it's only just been completed) how could such a creature ...
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Why was the thief in jail when he could easily escape?

When Finn and Rose Tico were in the jail cell where they met the thief, why was the thief even there, if he could just easily escape with basically no effort?
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Why is the movie titled The Phantom Menace?

The first episode of Star Wars franchise is titled The Phantom Menace. However, the movie doesn't clarify its title, nor is there a character named as such to justify its title. So, my question is; ...
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Is the Death Star Lego Model in Spider-Man: Homecoming a real product?

Is the Death Star made of Lego, in Spider-Man: Homecoming real product? Or was it created as props only?
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Why didn't James Earl Jones get voice over credit for Star Wars?

I just watched Star Wars and noticed that James Earl Jones is not listed anywhere in the credits. I wanted to know why, given that he voiced Darth Vader?
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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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How did Leia manage this feat?

As far as I was aware, although Princess Leia was Force sensitive, she hadn't undergone any training to put these powers to use and/or couldn't use any Force powers. If that's right, how did she ...
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Age difference between Anakin Skywalker and Padmé in the Star Wars prequel trilogy

In the movie Star Wars: Episode I Anakin Skywalker is a child and Padmé is a young lady. Their relationship is that of a child and a lady. But in Episode II Anakin has aged into a young guy even ...
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How could Princess Leia remember her “real mother” a “little bit,” when Padmé Amidala died in childbirth?

In the movie Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Luke Skywalker asks Leia what she remembers of her real mother. She tells that she only remembers a little bit about her ,as a kind ...
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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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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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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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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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Why does Kylo Ren wear a mask?

Vader needed his mask due to his horrific lava skinny dipping. In the now non-canon game, Star Wars- Knights of the Old Republic, the main character Revan wears the mask as a symbol against the ...
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Does Princess Leia ever learn that Darth Vader is her father?

As asked on Quora: Luke learns that he is Vader's son privately and finds out Leia is his sister in a separate revelation. Are these 2 points ever revealed to Leia, and what is her reaction to ...
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What's the purpose of Aurra Sing appearing in Star Wars Episode One?

In Star Wars Episode One, the bounty hunter Aurra Sing can be seen for a few seconds watching the pod race on Tatooine. She never reappears again in this episode or any other episodes, though later ...
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What was the line that David Prowse said on Bespin set?

In various Star Wars documentaries it is mentioned that Mark Hamill and George Lucas were apparently the only two people on set who knew that James Earl Jones would eventually dub Vader with the ...
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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 didn't J.J. Abrams direct The Last Jedi?

J.J. Abrams directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and is directing Episode IX. Why did he skip this one? Was it his choice (like he had a conflict)? Or did he and Disney have a temporary falling-...
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Does Rey speak Shyriiwook?

Fairly early on in The Force Awakens, Finn and Rey run into Han Solo and Chewbacca. One of the running gags in the Star Wars films is that very few people actually understand Chewie's language (...
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Who snuck the books on board the Millennium Falcon?

In the closing scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on board the Falcon, we see Finn spotting the Jedi Order books in a drawer while making Rose comfortable. Until then we'd been left to believe that ...
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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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Were the 3 prequels intended?

After the making of Episode IV V and VI of star wars, was it immediately decided to make the 3 prequels or was it due to some other factors (eg: financial)?
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What is the origin of Machete Order?

So after seeing this question, I got curious about "Machete Order." That question didn't explain where it came from. I tried googling "machete order" but I only got articles talking about watching ...
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Was Carrie Fisher's voice used in Rogue One?

In Rogue One, Princess Leia has a single line. Was it voiced by Carrie Fisher or another voice actress? Edit: To clarify, was it 1977 Carrie Fisher, 2016 Carrie Fisher, or someone else?
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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 the First Order essentially just make a bigger Death Star?

So I watched The Force Awakens in December and absolutely loved it, but there was one thing I didn't quite get: There was a moment when the rebels were showing Han the schematics of the First Order's ...
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Why did Darth Sidious wait to execute Order 66?

The First Battle of Geonosis occurs near the end of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. There's a scene in the execution arena where the Jedi are surrounded by the droid army. Dooku offers ...