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What are these cartridges that many characters have in the Star Wars movies?

Admiral Ozzel has them on both sides of his uniform (upper chest). Most Imperial officers seem to have them. Han, pictured also here, has three such cartridges on his jacket. I'd like to make such ...
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Does Finn know the ways of The Force?

If Finn is not related to any Jedi, then why did he fight with the laser sword and why did Kylo Ren feel him when the First Order were invading the village at the beginning of Star Wars Episode 7?
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How did Luke disguise what he does

There are spoilers about Star Wars: The Last Jedi in this question, be careful. I first apologize for any wrongly used word or approximation as I am not a particular fan of Star Wars and I have seen ...
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What is the right age for starting a training for Jedi?

In the original Star Wars trilogy, Luke was said to be too old for Jedi training. Similarly the Jedi council says Anakin to be too old for training in the prequel trilogy and we do see kids getting ...
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Why are there Stormtroopers in Solo?

I just watched Solo the movie. And in the initial scenes there are Stormtroopers all over Corellia. I can’t make sense of it: Stormtroopers were not created until Episode 1 after Obi-Wan brought ...
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Where did Han and Chewie take a shower in Solo?

In the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story Han and Chewie take a shower. Now I've only seen the movie a couple of times, but from memory this scene happens. If so, this would imply that they take a shower ...
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Rebel in opening scenes of Star Wars Episode 4

At the beginning of the movie, Vader and the storm troopers board Princess Leia's ship. At one point Vader was holding a rebel in the air and was interrogating him, and then throws him away after he ...
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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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How “kid” friendly is Star Wars VII The Force Awakens?

I have yet to see Star Wars VII The Force Awakens. I have two younger children and am just wondering what other people think about how "kid" friendly the movie is. I know it's rated PG-13, but movie ...
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Has it been officially announced that Star Wars Ep VII will be in 3D?

While reading this article, I noticed the throw-away line at the end which states that the new Star Wars film due for release in 2015 will be in 3D. Granted, I understand that most of the tent-pole ...
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Do all the Storm Troopers in Star Wars look like Boba Fett?

In new episodes of Star Wars (specifically Ep.II Attack of the Clones) there were clones that was created from Jango Fett, including Boba Fett, so does it mean that in the original episodes (IV to VI) ...
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Why was The Force Awakens so much more expensive than the episode 1-3 movies?

When searching for the budgets of the Star Wars movies, I found sources which claim a budget of about $300 million for The Force Awakens (TFA), the episode 1-3 movies had each a budget of about $115 ...
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Who is killed in the assasination attempt on senator Amidala?

At the beginning of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones an assassination attempt is made on senator Amidala. But as we learn later, it wasn't Padmé who is killed there. Who was it then? I ...
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Darth Vader with his mask off: was that David Prowse?

In The Empire Strikes Back, is that the back of David Prowse's head that we see in the hyperbaric chamber before Darth Vader is fitted with his mask?
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Is the Pod Racing location real?

In the Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, when Anakin participates in the Pod race on Tatooine we can see the big location of the race starting point. I know these buildings are fake. So my ...
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Why did Kylo Ren admit to being a monster?

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi there is one scene between Rey & Kylo Ren when they are force-linked, where Rey calls Ren a "murderous snake" and a "monster". Although Kylo begins to point out what ...
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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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How were they able to track them easily?

This might contain spoilers. Don't read if you haven't seen The Last Jedi yet. In the latest part of the franchise Star Wars - The Last Jedi, My question is: How exactly were they (First Order) ...
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Why did Lucas choose to start with episode 4?

So I'm rewatching Spaceballs and notice in the scroll text it starts with chapter 11 which I'm sure has something to do with bankruptcy and how George Lucas started in the middle of the series. My ...
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In Star Wars, is the Wampa's dismembered arm foreshadowing?

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke sabers the arm off the wampa, the scene shows the arm falling to the ground in dramatized slow-motion with a slightly "strobe" effect (consequence of ...
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High ground in Star Wars

In Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace near the end, we see Obi-Wan Kenobi fight Darth Maul. Darth Maul has the high ground, but Obi-Wan wins the battle. Later, in Star Wars: Episode III - ...
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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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How was the effect of Alderaan blowing up accomplished?

A special effect sequence in the original Star Wars (1977) shows the planet Alderaan being blown up by the Death Star (frame shown below). Considering that this was the pre-digital era, I thought the ...
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Where do Stormtroopers come from?

So in the Star Wars universe, Jango Fett is killed. Because he is the source of the genetic material for the clones, they would need to find a new source. However, after the clones kill off the Jedi ...
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Contradictions in Star Wars about advocating pacifism?

After reading "Dharma of Star Wars", this article and "Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful Than you can Possibly imagine", the books mention that there's a lot of Zen Buddhism in Star Wars. For ...
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How did Kylo Ren get ahead of them?

Near the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens How the heck did he get in front of them? They are surprised by this as well so there's something to it.
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What is the metal that was melted in episode 1?

In episode 1 of The Mandalorian, the protagonist is given a chunk of metal that he then takes to another Mandolorian who melts it down and makes a shoulder piece for him. What is this metal, and why ...
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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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What are the subplots common to both The Force Awakens and A New Hope?

After watching The Force Awakens, I couldn't help but think it's a total remake of A New Hope given the amount of similar subplots. I've listed entire subplots of both movies that are identical in ...
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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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Is Jar Jar Binks a Sith Lord?

I have found on the internet many sites (see here, here and here for example) that "prove" that Jar Jar Binks is a Sith Lord. My question is: Is this only a fan theory, or is there an official ...
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Who brought balance to the force?

In Star Wars Qui-Gon Jinn mentions a prophecy about a chosen one to bring balance to the force, which he supposes to apply to Anakin Skywalker. But was it really Anakin Skywalker or Luke Skywalker? ...
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Were any Jedi actually successful at remaining completely emotionally unattached?

I'm watching the Star Wars: Clone Wars series again, and it seems that nearly every Jedi has some emotional connection that "violates" the Jedi manuscripts. Other than maybe master Luminara, who ...
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Is Darth Vader’s name a pun?

Darth Vader being Luke’s father was a huge surprise. However, in many languages, words which sound like ‘Vader’ (‘Vater : German’, ‘Vader : Dutch (as @Forral said)’ and many others) mean ‘Father’. ...
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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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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 rationale behind the choice of animation style for The Clone Wars series (2008-2014)?

The Clone Wars series has an odd mix of rigid 3D figures and matte, painterly surfaces that I haven't seen anywhere else. What was the reason they chose this style over a computer-animated 2D style ...
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What is the meaning of this question asked by the Mandalorian armorer?

When the main character in The Mandalorian brings beskar metal to the armorer, she asks him "Has your signet been revealed?" The Mandalorian replies that it hasn't yet. She then forges him the ...
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Why did the Death Star fire on Scarif?

At the end of Rogue One, Grand Moff Tarkin commands the Death Star to fire on the Imperial Facility on Scarif. Why did Grand Moff Tarkin have the Death Star fire on Scarif? I mean, it made for a ...
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Are TIE fighters significantly better than X-Wing fighters?

In The Force Awakens, Poe's X-Wing on Jakku is disabled, then destroyed by regular hand held blaster fire, courtesy of FN-2187's First Order storm trooper squad. Later, when FN-2187 and Poe are ...
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Is Spice the same as spaceship fuel?

In Star Wars Kessel is known for its spice mines. I had assumed that Star Wars spice was similar to spice in Dune or was some kind of space-heroin. In Solo: A Star Wars Story They go to Kessel to ...
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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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What were the Lanai caretakers in The Last Jedi based on?

The nun-fish creatures who serve as caretakers on the Jedi island of Ahch-To in Star Wars: The Last Jedi remind me strongly of characters in several paintings by Hieronymous Bosch (or Pieter Breugel?),...
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Was the twist in The Empire Strikes Back leaked to the public before the movie's release?

There has been an unprecedented amount of leaks available for the latest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, including spoilers for all the twists and plot points. This made me think of The Empire ...
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How did Qi'ra get to Crimson Dawn?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story, we see that Han meets Qi'ra at Crimson Dawn and he is pleasantly surprised by her presence there. He keeps asking her how she got out in one scene, and in another he asks '...
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Why did Anakin and Obi-wan need to blow up Invisible Hand’s hangar shield to land inside?

In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Obi Wan tells Anakin that the shields are still up and Anakin destroys them before going into the hangar of the Invisible Hand. Why does it matter that ...
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Why did Kylo Ren take such a drastic action?

When Kylo Ren faces off against Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he chooses to kill him. Why did he do that?
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Are Kylo & Rey in Love?

In the new Star Wars movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Kylo and Rey together defeat Snoke; after that fight, Kylo is telling Rey that together they can rule a whole new world order together. And then ...
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How come Anakin Skywalker is too old to train in Jedi way and Luke gets a free pass?

In Star Wars movies, it is said that Anakin Skywalker is way older than the age he is supposed to start training, however strangely enough Luke gets his training in his adulthood?
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Star Wars TIE/LN Fighter, what does 'LN' stand for?

Even Wookiepedia doesn't seem to have this information about the TIE Fighter from Star Wars. The original TIE Fighter's full model name is TIE/LN. A friend of mine insists it's "Tie-in". But no. I've ...