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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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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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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 ...
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“Brazil” reference in “The Last Jedi”?

Am I crazy or was there a reference to Terry Gilliam's Brazil in The Last Jedi? It was either in the scene where Poe is being escorted off the bridge or when Finn and Rose were being dragged to jail, ...
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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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Who had “turbo lasers” first, Star Wars or Battlestar Galactica?

Most recently in Star Wars VII, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they mention "turbo laser" turrets, but wasn't the idea of turbo lasers in Battlestar Galactica first? Given that a laser being turbo is ...
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When was the Star Wars Chasm Fail edited out?

I saw Star Wars the weekend it was released in L.A. I distinctly remember Luke trying to rope the scaffolding and missing when crossing the chasm with Leia. Leia gives him a kiss and says, "For Luck" ...
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Why did the Senate stick around?

From the beginning of the "I find your lack of faith disturbing" scene in "A New Hope": The rebellion will continue to get support in the Imperial Senate. The Imperial Senate will no longer be ...
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What is the function of Darth Vader's helmet?

He's only seen without it on two occasions. The first is in TESB, very briefly, from behind, when he's in his quarters apparently undergoing some sort of medical procedure, possibly a regular ...
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Erroneous scene with the studio's parking lot in the original Star Wars release

A long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away...) I saw a show on TV. It was sort of like one of those "Hollywood Extra" type shows. This is going back to the early 80's for sure. Anyway, on the show ...
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What made Lord Vader stay with Palpatine after he'd killed Padme?

In the 3rd episode of the series ("The Revenge of the Sith"), in the ending we see that Anakin kills Padme. Then he fights Obi Wan, loses and the Emperor saves him. When Vader asks if Padme's alright, ...
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Who REALLY shot first, revision by revision: Han or Greedo?

There has been numerous debates about who shot first in Star Wars Episode IV: Han or Greedo. It's also been rumored that who shoots first has changed between each subsequent release of Star Wars. ...
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Why did the original Star Wars: A New Hope posters portray Luke and Leia as a couple?

In 1977 and 1978, Star Wars posters were plastered in almost every movie theatre that had a big screen. The posters implied that Luke and Leia were a romantic couple. See this example and this one. ...
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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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Was Star Wars (intended to be) a children's movie franchise?

I have seen in various places that Lucas himself expected the movie to be a children's movie in the beginning. He also said that characters like the Ewok and Jar Jar Binks were added to specifically ...
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Are Snoke bodyguards old Jedi trainees?

In the latest movie, it was mentioned that when Kylo Ren burned Lukes trainee temple, that he left with some of the trainees and killed all the rest. While there is no mention (as far as I'm aware) ...
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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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What powers a lightsaber?

Jedi use lightsabers, some use them a lot! However you never see a lighsaber being plugged in, on charge or running out of battery. What powers a lightsaber and does it run indefinitely?
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Why was the Force Ghost scene altered in the 2004 DVD version of Return of the Jedi?

In the 2004 DVD edition of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Sebastian Shaw is replaced by Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker's Force Ghost. But why? The other Force Ghosts appear to be ...
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What was the mirror crystal in the cave under the Jedi Island?

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, what is the crystal Rey touches in the cave under the Jedi island when she falls through the hole, where she asks to see her parents? It isn't really addressed in the film ...
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Technique of shooting scenes inverted?

I read in a recent article on moviefone that there is a common technique of shooting scenes inverted (left is right and vice versa). Apparently this was used in Star Wars to shoot a scene including ...
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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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Is “Patience young padawan” an actual quote from the Star Wars movies?

Is "Patience, young padawan" a direct quote from the Star Wars movies, or like "Play it again Sam" a phrase that is based on other quotes or things that Jedi seem likely to say? I've not been able to ...
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Why was the princess rescued in the first place?

In the 1977 movie release of Star Wars Episode IV, why was the princess rescued in the first place? As the required information was with the droid and a lot of time had passed since she was captured, ...
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In the Star Wars franchise what causes the Sith to always have red light sabres?

I understand visually that this is a great way to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys, but what in the vast Star Wars lore causes the Sith to almost exclusively use red light sabres? I am ...
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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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How could the children know about the events at the end of The Last Jedi?

At the end of The Last Jedi: My question is, how could the children have known about that battle and what happened during it? Also, is there any indication as to how much time has elapsed between ...
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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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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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Was the famous “Wilhelm Scream” used in “The Last Jedi?”

Did the famous Wilhelm Scream, used in all the previous Star Wars films, appear in The Last Jedi?
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Was the famous “Wilhelm Scream” used in “The Force Awakens?”

The “Wilhelm Scream” is a stock sound-effect that has been used in hundreds of films over the years as an inside-joke/homage among filmmakers. It was first heard in the 1951 film Distant Drums but is ...
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Why is Leia, the twin of Luke, not a Jedi?

Why is Leia, the twin of Luke, not a Jedi? Is she not supposed to be the "one other" to whom Yoda refers in Star Wars Episode V?
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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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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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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 was princess Leia not executed?

In the 1977 movie, Star Wars Episode IV, orders to excecute the princess are given several times. Once an order to execute her "immediately" but still she was not executed and was later rescued. Why ...
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Who is the father of Darth Vader?

In 'The Phantom Menace', Anakin's mother says: There was no father. I carried him, I gave birth to him. I can't explain what happened. So who was his father? Was it Darth Plagueis; because quoting ...
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Did the Ewoks eat the stormtroopers?

I read a cracked article today that implied that perhaps offscreen, the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi feasted on the bodies of the stormtroopers killed/captured, as they were about to do to Han Solo ...
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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 didn't the First Order jump ahead of the Resistance?

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the First Order chases the Resistance fleet for quite a while (at least 18 hours judging from the dialogue). During that time, couldn't they have summoned another ship to ...
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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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Who is Rey’s family?

Throughout much of the movie, Rey losing her family and waiting for their return on Jakku is a great motivating force for her character. Her romanticizing the Resistance and her eagerness and ...
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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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Where does the name “Ewoks” come from?

Everyone knows that the cute, fuzzy critters from Return of the Jedi are called the Ewoks... but how does everyone know that? If you watch the movie carefully, you'll notice that they never use the ...
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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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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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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 sounds from the Star Wars franchise feature the “Robin Hood Arrow”?

Sound designer Ben Burtt has worked on 7 Star Wars films as a sound designer. He claims that his favorite sound is from the 1938 film The Adventures of Robin Hood. My favorite sound is the "...
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Did Yoda appear in Star Wars The Force awakens?

Yoda is my son's favorite character. He said if Yoda is not there, he does not want to watch. Is Yoda going to be in The Force Awakens? If yes, will he be one of the main characters?