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An epic space opera film series created by George Lucas. Use this tag when asking questions about Star Wars. If you're asking about a particular movie, also tag the question with the tag for that movie (for example [a-new-hope] or [the-empire-strikes-back] etc)

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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How do people really live on Exegol besides the emperor?

Exegol seemed like quite the extreme planet. Full of force presence or quite some lightning strikes. The planet seemed quite devoid of life other than the emperor and devotees of the emperor. There ...
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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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In what ways was “Star Wars” influenced by “The Hidden Fortress”?

I've heard many times that George Lucas got some of his ideas for his 1977 movie Star Wars from Akira Kurosawa's movie The Hidden Fortress. I can see how Tahei and Matashichi could have (in some ways) ...
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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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Is it reasonable to assume that all Yodas have the force?

To date, each Yoda-species life form has been strong with the Force: Master Yoda of original and prequel trilogies. Master Yaddle from The Phantom Menace. The Child from The Mandalorian. Even “The ...
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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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Where did Rey get this lightsaber?

At the end scenes of the movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Rey pushes the lightsabers of Leila & Luke inside Tatooine. Then comes the scene of her opening a new lightsaber: Yellow-colored. ...
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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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Why was this character uncredited?

I just finished my second viewing of The Rise of Skywalker, and I'm pretty sure and is not in the credits. Why is this?
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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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What are the masks and droids in “The Mandalorian” intro?

The Mandalorian intro shows a set of masks and droids that are famous throughout the Star Wars universe. I've recognized a few, but not all. In order, Darth Vader, ...
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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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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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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 ...