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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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How does Kylo Ren know? [closed]

How does Kylo Ren know about Rey's parents? In The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren tells Rey that How does he know this?
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Why is Finn's accent different from John Boyega's natural accent?

There are several English actors in the new Star Wars trilogy: Daisy Ridley, Gwendoline Christie, and John Boyega, just to name a few. Some of them use their normal accent, or something close to it. ...
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How did DJ know this?

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi the character DJ makes a deal with the First Order. He tells them the location of some resistance transports, so they can be shot down. How does he know about these ...
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Are Supreme Leader Snoke and Kylo Ren Sith?

As the general rule in Star Wars, all Sith will carry the title of "Darth", but Snoke and Ben never have such a title. Are they not Sith? It is technically possible for someone simply turning to the ...
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Is Darth Vader’s name a pun?

Darth Vader being Luke’s father was a huge surprise. However, in many languages, words which sound like ‘Vader’ (‘Vater : German’, ‘Vader : Dutch (as @Forral said)’ and many others) mean ‘Father’. ...
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Was this how the Knights Of Ren were formed?

In The Last Jedi, Luke discusses what happened between him and Kylo Ren: Were these people the ones who eventually became the Knights Of Ren? I've not read any of the novelisations or other books, ...
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How is/are God/Gods in the Star Wars canon

I don't recall anyone ever mentioning anything about any gods anywhere, but clearly the people in the Star Wars -verse believe in a higher being demonstrated with the Vice-Admiral's "God be with you" ...
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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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Why was the scene with Biggs in A New Hope removed and never added again?

I found this a while back, and it blew my mind. It's a deleted scene with Biggs; it adds all the backstory about Biggs, who shows up in the last 30 minutes of the ...
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Does anyone say “I have a bad feeling about this” in episode VIII

Is the quote present in all other Star Wars movies, heard in Star Wars: The Last Jedi?
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Is this character in The Last Jedi a puppet, CGI, or a mixture of both?

In The Last Jedi: I'm guessing that this character was a puppet, however the eyes in particular looked strange which makes me wonder whether it was CGI after all, or possibly a mixture of the two. ...
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Did they build a helipad just for the movie?

There is a nice featurette of the new movie The Last Jedi from the Star Wars franchise. One shot (1:32) shows a helipad in the background. Did they build a helipad just for the movie and where is the ...
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Did the young boy move the broom through the Force?

At the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the three young children are speaking a different language. They are interrupted by the alien and one boy goes outside. When he picks up the broom, it looks ...
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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 is the color red so prominent in the promotional materials for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”?

Why is the color red so prominent in the promotional materials for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"? Even the title logo of the movie is in red. First look, posters everything is majorly red. Is there any ...
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When did Palpatine know he was going to pursue Anakin Skywalker to be his new apprentice?

After rewatching the Star Wars saga recently I became curious as to when Palpatine was certain that he would pursue Anakin as his new apprentice. At the end of The Phantom Menace we get the line ...
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How did Darth Maul trace the Queen/Jedi back to Tatooine?

In Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), when the protagonists find themselves on Tatooine to repair their ship and hide from the Trade Federation, it is established that governor Sio ...
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Star Wars the original edition

The first three Star Wars movies (we know them as episodes IV, V, and VI) were released in the years before CGI; special effects were all photographic, practical (models, puppets, stop-motion), or ...
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Millennium Falcon interiors, exteriors, and models

These days you can find all sorts of artwork on the Millennium Falcon, including deck plans. But, I wonder how much was done for the very first movie back in the 1970s. Specifically, I am curious ...
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Has a lightsaber ever been activated without physical activation?

From what I remember from the Star-wars movies, it seems lightsabers have a dead mans switch, which requires the user to maintain activation of the blade. For example, in the fight between Mace Windu ...
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Why was C-3PO's memory wiped while R2-D2's was not?

At the end of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Bail Organa orders Captain Antilles to wipe C-3PO's memory. I'm placing these droids in your care. Treat them well. Clean them up. Have ...
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Was Kylo Ren's birth name homage to Obi-wan's?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens we learn that Han's and Leia's son, Kylo Ren, was born as Ben. Now while in A New Hope Leia's message to Obi-wan called him as such, when Luke went to rescue her on ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Why didn't Anakin's left podracer engine not fry and then stop working altogether?

In the movie Star Wars the Phantom Menace there is a podrace. Now, when Anakin and Sebulba are even with each other when all the other podracers have been smashed or crashed, Sebulba sets light to ...
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Why is the resistance called the resistance?

In Star Wars the Force Awakens the Resistance is called the resistance. What are they resisting now that the empire is defunct?
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What happened to the other Droid Control Ships or where did they go?

In Star Wars The Phantom Menace there is a blockade of Droid Control Ships surrounding Naboo and in the final battle in the movie, the Royal Star Fighters attack a single Droid Control Ship where ...
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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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“The Mission” and “The Nightmares” in Star Wars: The Clone Wars

In Season 6 Episode 2 "Conspiracy" of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as he states that "the mission" and "the nightmares" are gone. Similarly, in Season 6 Episode 3 "Fugitive" as he states that the "...
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Why did Rey react that way towards BB8?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rey saves BB8 from some thugs and just walks away from it, annoyed that it tried to follow her. BB8 chirps something (this whole scene not subtitled) that makes her ...
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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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Is Ewan McGregor in The Force Awakens? If so, what was his role?

I read somewhere that Ewan McGregor was in The Force Awakens, but no mention of his role. Was it just a cameo, or some other part? Was he actually in the film?
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Can Darth Vader read minds like Kylo Ren?

In the movie Star Wars Force Awakens(Ep-VII), we have seen that Kylo Ren can get into people's mind. In the movie Star Wars A New Hope(Ep-IV), Darth Vader uses a machine to read mind from Princess ...
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Are there any reports that K-2SO will return?

K-2SO was working on the communication when he 'died'. Since he was programmed with a bit of a 'self preserving' character, is it possible that he embedded his programming in the outgoing messages? ...
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How many of the 66 were saved?

Considering this movie was all about purging the Jedi clan, by the later second half, Palpatine orders all his followers/Stormtroopers to execute all 66. Of the 66, how many were actually saved/...
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Where is this shot of Takodana taken from?

I was watching The Force Awakens and got to the bit where the Millennium Falcon comes swooping into Takodana. I have a very strong suspicion that I know this skyline, particularly this hills in the ...
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Rogue Two in Empire Strikes Back?

So, the rogue assault team from Rogue One, consisting of all of our main characters, is called "Rogue One". In the The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke is missing on Hoth, a team of speeders goes out ...
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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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What title does Padmé Amidala have?

In the Star Wars prequels, Amidala is referred to by a few different titles which confused me a bit. In The Phantom Menace, she is called "Queen Amidala" by many characters. In The Attack of the ...
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Is it necessary to watch Episodes 1-3 before watching “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi”?

I have seen the original Star Wars trilogy (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi). I started watching Episode 1, but didn't finish it and didn't watch its sequels. But now I ...
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Why did Jyn and Cassian take off their imperial uniforms?

In Rogue One, Jyn and Cassian break into the Imperial records vault while wearing uniforms they have taken from defeated imperial officers. This keeps them safe for a while, though ultimately they ...
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How did the rebels crash the two space ships into the gate?

In Rogue One for the major assault that the rebels threw at the security planet, when the major rebel ships arrived, they started to try and shut down the security field. When they did this, they ...
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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 (...
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Did the Red Dwarf Season 3 intro steal the crash sound from Empire Strikes back where Luke lands on Degobah?

I was watching the honest Trailers review of Empire Strikes Back, and I heard the crash sound for Luke on Degobah. It made me think of something. Here is Luke's crash on Degobah. Here is the intro ...
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Were stormtroopers mostly clones?

After order 66 in Star Wars the transfer of the clones went from the Jedi to the Sith and yet in Ep7, Phasma states that Finn came from a family, so he is obviously not a clone. Were the clones phased ...
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Is the story plotline or arc for the Star Wars series going to be overhauled with Carrie Fisher's death?

I think it's pretty safe to assume that Carrie Fisher had a pretty major role planned for her in the remaining two movies. Is there any official word on how her death impacts the upcoming movies? ...