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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? ...
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Why did they decide to continue with the Skywalker Saga?

We know that Disney announced that every Star Wars related content - besides the 6 movies and some exceptions - is from now on considered as non canon. But which reason lead to the decision to ...
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Why did Rogue One have such an abrupt tone shift?

Both the trailers and the majority of the movie left me with the impression that I was going to be watching a Star Wars heist film. We had the secure enemy facility, the dysfunctional team, the high-...
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What is the lifespan of a Wookie?

I just watched all the Star Wars movies and noticed that in all episodes where Chewbacca appears, he doesn't seems to age at all. It hit me whilst watching "The Force Awakens" What is the lifespan of ...
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Is the Rogue One final beach scene a reference to another movie?

When the Death Star fires offshore of the Scarif base, Jyn and Cassian embrace, knowing there's no escape and they will die soon. I thought that scene was reminiscent of some much earlier (non-Star ...
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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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