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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 does George Lucas not direct any more Star Wars movies?

George Lucas directed the first Star Wars movie Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), after that he directed the Star Wars prequel trilogy with Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Episode II – Attack of ...
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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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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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Did people in the Star Wars galaxy know about the Sith during the original trilogy?

How well known were the Sith among the general population of the Galaxy Far, Far Away during the events of the original trilogy?
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What do we know about the creature whose skeleton we see in Star Wars?

In Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, C-3PO passes by what looks like a dinosaur skeleton: What is this creature? Are they extinct? How did such a large animal manage to survive in a barren ...
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Why didn't Yoda train Princess Leia as a Jedi?

Why didn't Yoda train Leia as well as Luke? He said that the "force was strong with her" as well.
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Will Jar Jar Binks be a character in any of the new Star Wars Films?

Has it been confirmed or (please god) denied that Jar Jar Binks will appear in the new Star Wars films?
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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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Is the exact same sound clip used in A New Hope and The Force Awakens?

I have seen The Force Awakens twice now. And I swear that there is a scene where the storm troopers say something along the lines of. They are splitting up.. we think they are on Level 5 and 6 Or ...
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Why the different TIE cockpit color in 'Solo, a Star Wars Story'?

After watching 'Solo, a Star Wars Story', I am left wondering why the TIE cockpits that we saw there were red. To avoid confusion: I am not asking about the altogether new type of TIE featured ...
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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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What is the reason that Obi-Wan lied to Luke by telling him that Darth Vader killed his father?

In the Star Wars movie A New Hope (1977), when Luke meets Obi-Wan in the first time, Obi-Wan takes luke to his home. Then Luke and Obi-Wan have the below conversation: LUKE SKYWALKER - How ...
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Why are there such large gaps in the Star Wars release timelines?

Wikipedia lists the following release years for the Star Wars movies: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) Episode I: The ...
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Why did she blow herself up along with the bridge?

During the train heist on planet Vandor in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Thandie Newton's character, Val, blows up the bridge railway while being on it herself. Why does she decide to do this? The easy ...
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Was Ahch-To such a mystery?

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we see that Ahch-To is where Luke was hiding and the same place Considering all this, wouldn't the other members of the force (Leia, Maz Kanata, Kylo Ren etc) know that ...
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Why bring the smaller ships along?

In The Last Jedi, The Resistance is running away from the First Order fleet, and they have 4 ships: a Heavy Cruiser (The Raddus), and 3 support ships: a "Bunkerbuster" (The Ninka), a Medical Frigate (...
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How did the First Order know the location of the base of the Resistance?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there is a very powerful weapon used by the First Order to destroy the Hosnian system. Their next target is the planet D'Qar. How did the First Order know the base of ...
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Planet at the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story

At the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Han Solo catches up with Lando Calrissian on a forested planet. In the scene, Han wins the Millennium Falcon. What is the name of the planet where Han beats ...
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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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At which point in its production was Star Wars' visual identity fleshed out?

Did George Lucas have a relatively clear vision of what things like Star Destroyers, Death Star corridors, Tatooine, Millennium Falcon, Darth Vader, etc. would look like before he pitched the movie? ...
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What was Luke's plan to save Leia and Han from Jabba's palace?

In Return of the Jedi, Luke eventually rescues Han from Jabba's clutches. Leia also attempts to save him but is captured. The sequence of events is: Luke sends the droids in and gifts them to Jabba ...
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Why is Vader defeated so easily?

This is not a duplicate of this question. Throughout EU, Vader is portrayed as this unstoppable killing machine who kills without thought or remorse. There is an ongoing drama of Vader plotting ...
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Does the Sarlacc pit keep its victims alive?

In Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Jabba says (through his interpreter, C-3PO), that when someone is thrown into the Sarlacc pit, they endure indescribable suffering as they are "slowly ...
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Who is Lor San Tekka?

At the beginning of the movie Star Wars: The force Awakens we see an old man that gives to the rebel Poe Dameron a map to find Luke Skywalker. His name is Lor San Tekka. When Kylo Ren arrives, the ...
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How did Supreme Leader Snoke seduce him to the Dark Side?

According to Han, Supreme Leader Snoke is responsible for Kylo Ren abandoning Luke's tutelage and moving to the Dark Side. How did he accomplish this?
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Was the family connection established in The Empire Strikes Back?

Every Star Wars fan remembers the uncomfortable moment in The Empire Strikes back where Leia kisses Luke. In Return of the Jedi we're then told that she's his sister. While George Lucas and the ...
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Why did R2-D2 have to download plans for the Death Star, if Vader thought that the crew intercepted them?

At the beginning of A New Hope, Vader accuses the crew of the Tantive IV of intercepting secret Imperial Plans, which I'm guessing are the Death Star plans. If they really did surreptitiously ...
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Meaning of Mark Hamill's “I am your father” line from The Flash

As we all know, Mark Hamill was Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. Last year, he also played in a The Flash episode, named Tricksters. Now, in that episode, he tells Alex the famous line I am your father. ...
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Why did Obi-Wan vanish after his fight with Vader?

Usually when a lightsaber strikes a person, the part of the body where the lightsaber struck is cut off; but when Vader's lightsaber strikes Obi-Wan, he just vanishes. Is this because of Vader's ...
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Does George Lucas have a plan for how The Clone Wars series will continue into the movies?

Is there a continuity plan to end The Clone Wars Series and tie it up to the movies? As I imagine there are many unanswerable questions related to the star wars universe from the tv series. Or is ...
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Was using the Force Projection ability responsible for what happened to Luke?

I've seen some interesting posts regarding why Luke dies in Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi, and also how Force Projection works and the similarities between Force Ghosts and Force Projection. I ...
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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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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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Is the BB-8 robot in the new Star Wars movie and in this presentation the same exact robot?

Check out this gif of the BB-8 robot rolling through desert: See how its head is wobbling a lot? Now see this footage of BB-8 on stage of The Force Awakens celebration panel in Anaheim (seen from 0:...
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Only the Sith deal in absolutes?

This is a pretty well known quote from the Star Wars movies. But isn't it a bit paradoxical? It in itself is an absolute, and it was said by a Jedi (Obi-Wan if I recall correctly?). If this holds ...
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Was the plan ever for Chewbacca to speak English (or Galactic Basic)?

On various making-of specials and DVD/BR extras you can find footage from the set of the original Star Wars movies where Chewbacca speaks English. I'm not sure but it may be just Peter Mayhew in the ...
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Why did Chewie not get a Medal or anything?

In Star Wars, why did Chewbacca not get a medal when the others did, during the celebration ceremony for the destruction of the original/prototype Death Star?
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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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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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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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Modifications to the Star Wars original trilogy

What stages of revisions were done to the original Star Wars trilogy? meaning, how many times were they changed, when, and why? It seems there was one for the recent Blu-ray release. I know the Young ...
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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 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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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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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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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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What is the in-universe significance of different colours of lightsabers in Star Wars?

In the Star Wars universe Jedi use different colours of lightsabers. I have noticed blue, green and purple in Star Wars original and prequel trilogy (I heard there are more lightsaber colours too). ...
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Why does the First Order in “The Force Awakens” refer to the Resistance as “Rebels” when the Republic is reinstated?

In Return of the Jedi, the Rebellion defeats the Empire so the Republic is reinstated. So, why in The Force Awakens does the First Order refer to the Resistance as “rebels”? Shouldn’t they be in ...
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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 ...