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Why was this A/V synchronization mistake never fixed?

As Luke is running away from the disarmed (sorry for the pun) wampa, we hear his lightsaber power off, yet the glowing blade is still visible. This occurs in every clip of the scene I've looked at, ...
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Why did Anakin betray the republic despite promising he won't

In episode 3 of Star Wars, as Anakin returns from the jedi temple to talk with Padmé, he says "I will not betray the republic". Yet, later he does exactly that. First, Anakin opposes the jedi as they ...
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Did Krennic make a calculated error?

Given that: The Death Star consumes kyber crystals in order to power the superlaser beam, and drains the crystals. Kyber crystal resources are not easily located sometimes requiring secret maps, and ...
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Is Chirrut in a relationship with Baze Malbus?

I read from one of the creator's interviews that in thousands of galaxies there has to be gay relationships. He didn't mention anything about Chirrut and Baze from Rogue One, but I hear throughout the ...
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What exactly did Vader do with his hand in Rogue One?

Kind of spoiler for Rogue One ahead. In the second Darth Vader scene in the movie there was a shootout/massacre of rebels, but I do not exactly understand one moment there, when it looks like he ...
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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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Why wasn't the Imperial Pilot in Rogue One made insane or affected?

When the zealot in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sics a mind reading alien squid on the Imperial Pilot, the pilot who delivered the message, he says that it will know the truth, but that knowing the ...
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In the Attack of the Clones poster made by Drew Struzan, why is Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus not included in the poster? [closed]

Since he is the main antagonist of the film he should be in the poster. The only antagonist in the poster is Jango Fett, the secondary antagonist of the film.
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Did the Empire have a backup set of plans for the first Death Star?

We all know that the Death Star's original design was done by the Geonosians. The people who made the plans did not want them to fall under the control of the Jedi or the Republic, so their ally Count ...
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Was the incredible K-2SO inspired by an earlier kill droid, HK-47?

Statement: In Rogue One, we are introduced to the very witty, sarcastic, a bit morbid droid known as K-2SO. We find out he has been reprogrammed from his original state. And part of the reprogramming ...
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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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Star Wars Rogue One is set in what period? Do the events take place before “The Force Awakens”?

I have watched only one Star Wars movie, which is The Force Awakens. I want to watch Rogue One but having no idea about the previous SIX movies, I have no idea what to expect from the movie. Do the ...
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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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Was Jediism shown to be a religion in Episodes I-VI?

[Image Source] Star Wars: Rogue One introduced the character Chirrut Imwe who is described as: a spiritual warrior-monk He and his friend Baze Malbus were guardians of a Jedi temple on Jedha: ...
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Why did Vader dislike Krennic?

During Rogue One, we see that Krennic is largely responsible for getting the first Death Star up and running, and that the test they do an the desert planet is completely successful beyond what anyone ...
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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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Were any scenes in Rogue One filmed in Tikal?

In Star Wars Episode IV, the scenes featuring the Rebel Base on Yavin IV were filmed at the historic Mayan site of Tikal, in Guatemala. Scenes at the same base appear in Rogue One; were these shot ...
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Was 1977’s “The Making of Star Wars” the first "Making of…” documentary?

In 1977, ABC aired a television special titled The Making of Star Wars. This the first “Making of…” I am personally aware of, but was it the first ever such “Making of…” documentary?
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Why did Star Wars stop pushing the boundaries of special effects? [closed]

One of the key aspects of the Lucas-era Star Wars was that ILM was tasked with pushing the boundaries of special effects and showing audiences something they'd never seen before. Did the franchise ...
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Was this Rogue One love story originally intended?

At the very end of Rogue One we see Jyn and Cassian Was this story intended the entire time, or was it part of the reshoots they did? It seems kind of shoehorned in at the end here, and wonder if in ...
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Did they shoot a different ending?

In the Rogue One - Celebration Reel and the Rogue One - Teaser Trailer we saw footage that didn't appear in the theatrical cut, which isn't unusual. However, these shots of Jyn, Cassian and Krennic ...
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Is Darth Vader's castle on Mustafar in Rogue One?

In Rogue One, Darth Vader is introduced in what looks to be a castle (or lair) sitting atop a river of lava. The location looks to be the same planet where Vader was deformed in Revenge of the Sith - ...
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Why did Cassian Andor abandon his mission?

In Rogue One, Captain Cassian Andor is assigned a mission to kill Empire Science officer Galen Erso. With Galen in his sights he hesitates to kill Galen. Why? We know Cassian is a Rebel and has no ...
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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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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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Which of the previous Star Wars films does one need to watch before Rogue One?

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes place between the original and prequel trilogies and looks like it has some old and new characters in it. But which films are necessary to watch before seeing Rogue ...
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How was the voice acting done for Grand Moff Tarkin

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney/Lucasfilm had chosen to CGI the character of Grand Moff Tarkin. However the voice acting done for Tarkin sounded a lot like the original actor Peter Cushing. ...
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Why do stormtroopers wear body armor?

I just watched the new movie StarWars Rogue One. There is something I just realized: Body armors stormtroopers wear do not offer any kind of protection at all. Any shot from a laser weapon will kill ...
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How does the First Order have the resources to build the Starkiller Base?

Perhaps a naive question, but how is the First Order able to build the Starkiller Base that we see in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Isn't the First Order a splinter group in the chaotic aftermath of ...
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Disney Research Medusa quoted in the end credits of Rogue One about “teeth”?

At the very end of the end credits of Rogue One there is a reference to the Disney Research Medusa Performance Capture system, I was not able to fully read it but it seems to me it was about "teeth ...
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How exactly did they find an actress that is almost an exact clone of original Mon Mothma?

The actress that 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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Does Rogue One reference A New Hope in the way the Death Star's firing is depicted?

I just saw Rogue One and have a question about a possible reference, if it is one. The Death Star is used twice in RO, just as in A New Hope (it is destroyed before firing the second time in ANH). ...
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Why did Galen Erso abandon the Empire?

Early in Rogue One, we learn that Galen Erso at one time worked as a scientist for the Empire. Based on this previous experience, Krennic intended to manipulate Erso into rejoining the Empire to work ...
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What does K-2SO stand for?

K-2SO is one of the many highlights of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Other droids from the Star Wars universe have names that have some significance. Is this the case with K-2SO? What does K-2SO ...
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Was there a cinema-only scene in The Force Awakens?

I believe to clearly remember an impressive shot from Star Wars: The Force Awakens of stormtroopers emerging from landing ships on Takodana, while already firing at Maz Kanata's castle. I did not find ...
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What did Vader originally say when he waggled his finger?

In Star Wars (A New Hope, if you must), there's a scene when Vader is talking to Grand Moff Tarkin. Vader's voice stops, and then a second later Vader raises his hand and wags his finger at Tarkin. ...
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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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Was 1970s Han Solo's name inspired by 1960's Napoleon Solo?

As asked, is the name chosen for the puckish rogue Han Solo in Star Wars, released 1977, inspired by the puckish rogue Napoleon Solo from The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which aired for four years in the ...
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What planets/systems are shown at the end of Return of the Jedi?

What systems are shown in the Celebration Sequence after the victory at Endor? I think I saw Endor (twice), Tatooine, Bespin, Coruscant, and one or two others I didn't recognize. I thought one might ...
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What is the connection between The Phantom Menace (1999) and The Shadow (1994)?

Introduction Today, I was leafing" through the IMDb page of the 1994 movie The Shadow. I stumbled across the Connections page and found, to my utter surprise, that Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom ...
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Was the design of the Republic Gunship influenced by the Mi-24 gunship?

Seeing the great visual and operational similarities between the Russian Mi-24 helicopter gunship and the Republic Gunship seen in Star Wars, is there any actual design relation between the two? ...
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Was Luke's lightsaber recovered after the final battle with Vader?

When Luke is fighting Vader in Return of the Jedi, as the Emperor is egging him on, Luke stops. He turns off his saber and tosses it aside. Vader throws Palpatine over the edge, and Luke drags Vader ...
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Why does the map show a specific starting point and route?

[Image Source] At the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens BB-8 completes R2-D2's map to finally reveal the planet Luke Skywalker is on. But instead of the usual "X marks the spot" to indicate a ...
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Did the actors for The Force Awakens receive fighting training?

I remember watching videos on cast members from the Star Wars prequels having training sessions to learn and practice their fighting scenes. I was wondering what preparation went into the newest movie ...
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Does snow ruin lightsabers?

During the battle between Kylo Ren and Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey directs Kylo Ren's lightsaber into the snow and dirt while they are grappling. Here is the moment in the scene: ...
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What are the ewok costumes made from?

I saw a post on SF&F on Chewbacca's costume which is made from yak and mohair hair but then wondered what the Ewoks' costumes were made from as they don't look like the same material.
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What was used to create the hyperspace jump sounds in the original Star Wars trilogy?

In A New Hope and the other original trilogy movies, the Millennium Falcon would make a couple sounds as it jumped to light speed. First there was a kind of charging effect sound as the stars begin ...
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Why was Finn even wearing the jacket in the first place?

So in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Finn survives the crash of the TIE Fighter on Jakku. He's alive, he's shaken, and he's also drenched in sweat. He is only able to retrieve Poe's jacket from the ...
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What previous works was Star Wars influenced by?

George Lucas' epic space opera Star Wars was released theatrically on May 25, 1977. It became a financial triumph (by earning a total of $775 million and becoming the third highest-grossing film, when ...
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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 ...