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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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Who was Kylo Ren fighting against in order to acquire the first location cube?

In the initial fighting scene of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Kylo Ren (with his own contingent of Stormtroopers) were fighting a group of people in order to acquire the first location cube that ...
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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?
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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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What language does BB-8 speak?

Does BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens speak some kind of binary (Morse-like) language? If so, how can people understand it (such as Rey)? Do we know the structure of it?
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Why does E.T. move towards the Yoda-like kid while calling “Home Home”?

In the 1982 classic E.T., when Elliot and Mike take E.T. out on Halloween, E.T. sees people dressed up in bizarre costumes, but when a kid dressed up like Yoda walks aside, E.T is seen rushing towards ...
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Time jumps in Star Wars

I have always been a little bit confused about the time generally in Star wars and time jumps between each episode. According to this, there is a time zone in Star wars and it is based on Coruscant ...
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What was Luke's third lesson to Rey?

Luke tells Rey he will teach her three lessons. In the film we see him teach her: the Jedi do not own the Force, and, the legacy of the Jedi is failure, ...but no third lesson is taught - unless, ...
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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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What prompted R2-D2 to wake up at this point in “The Force Awakens?”

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, after the Resistance returned to their base from destroying Starkiller Base, R2-D2 suddenly wakes up with the wonderful news that he contains an additional piece of ...
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Is there any real-world “science” behind R2-D2’s computer interfacing arm?

I read the news today about R2-D2 and was fascinated by the robotic arm it had. There’s actually a wikia page for it (SCOMP link) but doesn’t explain much of how it theoretically works. It’s also a ...
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Why do the golden dice disappear in Kylo's hands?

I have a small question about Star Wars: The Last Jedi but it is really important to understanding Force projections. Why is it that Kylo picks up the golden dice and then they fade? Shouldn’t his ...
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Why was Kylo Ren punching himself?

So in Star Wars: The Force Awakens As he fights them we see him punching his side where the wound is and there's blood on the snow. What the heck is he doing? Is this some kind of dark side healing ...
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Why didn't Holdo reveal her plan?

(Spoilers for Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi.) Why didn't Admiral Holdo just reveal the escape plan to Poe? Even if she was afraid there might be a mole on the Resistance ship and the secret ...
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Why does The Force Awakens not use the Episode notation?

I noticed that the newest film in the Star Wars series is officially titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens, while all the previous films followed the format of Star Wars: Episode <N> - <...
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How did the original lightsaber prop work?

The original (non-animated) lightsaber was apparently a wooden slat that could rotate covered with a reflective tape: What kind of reflective tape are we talking about here? The light is so intense ...
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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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Could the Death Star travel faster than light?

Almost every ship (excluding speeders and small fighters) in the Star Wars universe can travel at light speed. As far as I'm aware most space stations can't (Bespin certainly doesn't seem to). 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 would Luke give away this piece of information?

[Image Source] At the beginning of The Force Awakens we learn that Lor San Tekka somehow came into posession of the missing piece of the map that ultimately led to Rey to Luke Skywalker. This Star ...
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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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What was left of Luke's training?

In Star Wars Episode V, Luke leaves, evidently before he is ready to be a Jedi, and gets defeated by Vader. Luke goes back in Episode VI, but Yoda immediately dies and tells Luke that all that is ...
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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 Han Solo end up with Jabba the Hutt?

Towards the end of episode V, Han Solo is captured and frozen in carbonite to ensure the chamber works on humans, in preparation for freezing Luke Skywalker in the same manner. The last we see of him, ...
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How to be ready for The Rise of Skywalker?

The next Star Wars film is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and I want to watch it sooner. But I have seen only Episode I to VII, not Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Episode ...
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Origin and purpose of the dagger in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

Who and why has created the dagger which Rey has found? As we know from the movie This means that earliest it could have been created was 30 years before Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Somebody ...
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Who was the character that appeared at the end of the movie?

At the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story, what appeared to be Darth Maul appeared in a hologram. Does anyone know if that was actually Darth Maul, or was it another Sith that looked exactly like him? ...
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How were Carrie Fisher's scenes filmed in The Rise of Skywalker?

Carrie Fisher, the actress who portrayed Leia Skywalker in the Star Wars films, had quite a few talking scenes in Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker even though she passed away in 2016. So how were ...
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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 they have to board the command ship to take out the second control tower?

In Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker; Yet, later in the same battle; Why didn't the resistance fleet just bomb the command ship with Y-wings, or shoot the aerial, or blow the ship up like they did ...
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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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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 Rose and Finn conclude that they only need to sneak onto the lead Star Destroyer?

[Image Source] In Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi there is a plot point about tracking through lightspeed. Somehow Rose and Finn come to the conclusion that only the lead Star Destroyer is doing the ...
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How can Maz have Luke's lightsaber in Star Wars VII?

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back we see Darth Vader cut Luke's right hand that is holding the lightsaber, and both fall down in the abyss. In fact, in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi the ...
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How exactly did they find an actress that is almost an exact clone of original Mon Mothma?

The actress who 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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Do the new Star Wars movies use any paintings for set backgrounds?

The original Star Wars movies used a lot of large paintings for set pieces. For example, this image shows a painter creating stormtroopers for a scene inside the Death Star: Do the new movies (...
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Who is Supreme Leader Snoke?

Supreme Leader Snoke is, as his title suggests, the supreme commander of the First Order in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His appearance suggests he is large in scale and old (though those are ...
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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 ...
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How did Chewbacca end up on the planet Mimban?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story, at the planet Mimban, Han gets thrown into a pit where he was supposed to get eaten by a beast tied in chains, who turns out to be Chewbacca. In Revenge of the Sith, ...
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Is Kylo Ren more force capable than Snoke?

Kylo Ren used force to remotely turn and activate Luke's lightsaber and cut Snoke in halves. It has been stated over and over again, Snoke can read others' mind and feelings, how could Snoke not see ...
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Why is Yoda living on that lonely, remote planet?

In The Empire Strikes Back it seems like a weird choice for Yoda to live on such a lonely and remote planet, considering how social Yoda actually is. Why does he choose to live there?
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Why is the Death Star shaped like a sphere?

Is it ever mentioned in the Star Wars movies why a sphere-shape was chosen? It would seem that sphere would be unreasonably hard to make as molding all the outer plates perfectly requires every plate ...
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Why is Yoda surprised?

Near the end of Star Wars Episode III, Revenge of the Sith, Yoda goes to the Galactic Senate to confront Darth Sidious: YODA enters, using the Force to throw two RED GUARDS against the wall, knocking ...
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If the Jedi way is to avoid aggression and only fight as a form of defense, then how come every battle starts with the good guys attacking first?

I noticed (with the exception of Mace Windu and Palpatine), every time there is a lightsaber battle the Jedi / good guys make the first strike. Luke vs Vader Obi-Wan vs Vader Anakin vs [insert ...
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Why do Obi-Wan and Anakin not get burned during their battle on the lava?

Why did Anakin nor Obi-Wan get burned while they battled near lava in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith? Normal humans would not resist it for so much time, is it because they are Jedi? ...

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