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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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How did the rebels crash the two space ships into the gate?

In Rogue One for the major assault that the rebels threw at the security planet, when the major rebel ships arrived, they started to try and shut down the security field. When they did this, they ...
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What is the lifespan of a Wookie?

I just watched all the Star Wars movies and noticed that in all episodes where Chewbacca appears, he doesn't seems to age at all. It hit me whilst watching "The Force Awakens" What is the lifespan of ...
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Did the actors for The Force Awakens receive fighting training?

I remember watching videos on cast members from the Star Wars prequels having training sessions to learn and practice their fighting scenes. I was wondering what preparation went into the newest movie ...
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How are Lightsabers created in Star Wars?

Can anyone please explain how lightsabers are created in the Star Wars universe or is does it occur magically? Also when someone is training to be a Jedi, how and when will he receive or procure his ...
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Why did Star Wars stop pushing the boundaries of special effects? [closed]

One of the key aspects of the Lucas-era Star Wars was that ILM was tasked with pushing the boundaries of special effects and showing audiences something they'd never seen before. Did the franchise ...
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Why didn't Anakin's left podracer engine not fry and then stop working altogether?

In the movie Star Wars the Phantom Menace there is a podrace. Now, when Anakin and Sebulba are even with each other when all the other podracers have been smashed or crashed, Sebulba sets light to ...
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Are there any reports that K-2SO will return?

K-2SO was working on the communication when he 'died'. Since he was programmed with a bit of a 'self preserving' character, is it possible that he embedded his programming in the outgoing messages? ...
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Why did Jyn and Cassian take off their imperial uniforms?

In Rogue One, Jyn and Cassian break into the Imperial records vault while wearing uniforms they have taken from defeated imperial officers. This keeps them safe for a while, though ultimately they ...
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Why didn't Obi Wan tell Luke the truth about Darth Vader?

We learn in The Empire Strikes Back that Kenobi had lied to Luke in A New Hope about Darth Vader, telling him Vader killed his father rather than the truth that Vader is actually his father. Why the ...
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Why didn't Darth Vader just use the force to choke and throw Darth Sidious into the electric core?

I am very confused because in the Star Wars movie where Luke goes go up against Darth Sidious: Darth Vader was killed by Darth Sidious's electricity power than the ...
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What title does Padmé Amidala have?

In the Star Wars prequels, Amidala is referred to by a few different titles which confused me a bit. In The Phantom Menace, she is called "Queen Amidala" by many characters. In The Attack of the ...
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Connection between Jar Jar Binks and the film “Alice”?

I was watching Jan Švankmajer's 1988 film Alice recently and was struck by the strong apparent similarity between the Frog Footman character that takes delivery of an invitation for Alice and Jar Jar ...
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What is the “Eileenean/ileenian/alenian” system?

In The Force Awakens, Rey talks about a system that I believe a resistance base is. What is that exactly?
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Are Supreme Leader Snoke and Kylo Ren Sith?

As the general rule in Star Wars, all Sith will carry the title of "Darth", but Snoke and Ben never have such a title. Are they not Sith? It is technically possible for someone simply turning to the ...
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How does the First Order have the resources to build the Starkiller Base?

Perhaps a naive question, but how is the First Order able to build the Starkiller Base that we see in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Isn't the First Order a splinter group in the chaotic aftermath of ...
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Are Star Wars ship shields a bubble or skin tight?

There seems some inconsistency with Star Wars shields. Personal/Planetary shields seems to be globe like as seen on CIS Droidika and the shield on the Death Star II or Scarif having shields that are ...
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What is the ultimate goal of sith lord?

Does the Sith lord want to rule the galaxy? Is it the only reason that they want power? It doesn't make sense if they are doing it to be rich, or they will capture all that there is and destroy the ...
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What do Empire / First order officers wear in front of chest? [duplicate]

In Star Wars, Imperial officers and first order officers wear some kind of mini tubes in front of chests, what are they?
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Why was this A/V synchronization mistake never fixed?

As Luke is running away from the disarmed (sorry for the pun) wampa, we hear his lightsaber power off, yet the glowing blade is still visible. This occurs in every clip of the scene I've looked at, ...
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What are the ewok costumes made from?

I saw a post on SF&F on Chewbacca's costume which is made from yak and mohair hair but then wondered what the Ewoks' costumes were made from as they don't look like the same material.
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How did Kenny Baker play R2-D2 in Star Wars? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How were R2D2 and C3PO made in the original trilogy? I found out that R2-D2 was played by Kenny Baker and I am surprised. How did he control it? Did he really get inside it?
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Why does Luke let Darth Vader kill the Emperor?

I read some articles/books talking about how the Jedi in Star Wars follow similar practices as buddhism. In Return of the Jedi, Luke did not want to fight Vader, but starts fighting once Vader says he ...
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Were these lines from Star Wars inspired by David Bowie's “Space Oddity”?

David Bowie's "Space Oddity" contains the following lines: Ground control to Major Tom Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong Can you hear me, major tom? This is somewhat similar ...
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Star Wars IV, V, VI “Disney Updates”

If I had purchased the original Star Wars IV, V, & VI movies that came out when they were released in the late 70's and early 80's, what major differences would I see compared to the current ...
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Was George Lucas inspired by philosophy of Buddhism or other philosophy to write the Star wars Scripts?

We all know now that Star Wars movies' father is George Lucas. As per Wikia he was the screenwriter for below mentioned scripts for Star Wars movies.. 1. Episode IV – A New Hope May 25, 1977 2. ...
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How does the clone trooper recognize Darth Sidious to execute Order 66?

During the film Star Wars: Revenge the Sith we see Darth Sidious talking with Commander Cody for the execution of Order 66. But how does the Commander know that "the dude" with the hoodie was ...
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Was there a cinema-only scene in The Force Awakens?

I believe to clearly remember an impressive shot from Star Wars: The Force Awakens of stormtroopers emerging from landing ships on Takodana, while already firing at Maz Kanata's castle. I did not find ...
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Sandcrawler, real or fake?

In the Star Wars movie "A New Hope", there were some small creatures called Jawas on the planet Tatooine. They were using a big vehicle and its name is Sandcrawler. So my question is, did makers of ...
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Why does master Qui-Gon think Anakin is the “chosen one” while others do not?

In the movie "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" why does master Qui-gon think Anakin Skywalker is the "chosen one", even though other jedi masters disagree? Since he promises to Obi-Wan to ...
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How did Han join the Empire at the beginning of Solo?

How does Han join the Empire at the beginning of Solo: A Stars Wars Story?
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Did they build a helipad just for the movie?

There is a nice featurette of the new movie The Last Jedi from the Star Wars franchise. One shot (1:32) shows a helipad in the background. Did they build a helipad just for the movie and where is the ...
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What is the name of the effect for showing past days in movies?

In Rogue One, Jyn Erso remembers her childhood days. Her childhood/past days were shown with some effects like characters talking with a low voice with echo, with high background music, slow motion (...
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Did Jabba the Hutt force himself on the captured Leia?

When Princess Leia is taken as a slave by Jabba the Hutt, in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, does he have any kind of sexual contact with her?
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Where is this shot of Takodana taken from?

I was watching The Force Awakens and got to the bit where the Millennium Falcon comes swooping into Takodana. I have a very strong suspicion that I know this skyline, particularly this hills in the ...
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Why did they decide to continue with the Skywalker Saga?

We know that Disney announced that every Star Wars related content - besides the 6 movies and some exceptions - is from now on considered as non canon. But which reason lead to the decision to ...
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What is the exact age of Snoke? [closed]

As per starwars.wikia.com, Snoke was born "prior to 19 BBY [and] died 34 ABY" but what is his exact age?
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Did the Red Dwarf Season 3 intro steal the crash sound from Empire Strikes back where Luke lands on Degobah?

I was watching the honest Trailers review of Empire Strikes Back, and I heard the crash sound for Luke on Degobah. It made me think of something. Here is Luke's crash on Degobah. Here is the intro ...
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Who are Reys parents? [duplicate]

I was wondering if you can share your opinions regarding these two theories about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. One is that Rey is actually the daughter of Luke Skywalker, and the second idea is that ...
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Why did Rogue One have such an abrupt tone shift?

Both the trailers and the majority of the movie left me with the impression that I was going to be watching a Star Wars heist film. We had the secure enemy facility, the dysfunctional team, the high-...
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Why didn't Admiral Ackbar recognize Luke Skywalker's name in Return of the Jedi

Since Admiral Ackbar fought alongside Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars (e.g. shown in Star Wars the Clone Wars season 4, episode 1) why didn't he recognize Luke Skywalker's name in Return of the ...
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Did Krennic make a calculated error?

Given that: The Death Star consumes kyber crystals in order to power the superlaser beam, and drains the crystals. Kyber crystal resources are not easily located sometimes requiring secret maps, and ...
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Do we know what system of units are used in-universe throughout the Star Wars series?

Most of the planet Earth uses the Metric System of units (grams, metres, seconds, litres and many others) to quantify the dimensions of time and space. Do we have any definitive evidence as to the ...
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Star wars chronology [duplicate]

I have not seen any Star Wars movies till date. I don't have any idea about the timeline of Star Wars but recently after the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, a curiosity has been awakened in me. So ...
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The (potential easter-egg) origins of Calamari Flan in The Mandalorian

Before "The Mandalorian" I had not heard usage of the Mon-Calamari currency known as the Flan. I am curious if there is any information that this may be an easter egg from Favreau. As Calamari is ...
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What is the optimum list of previous Star Wars movies that I should watch before December 18 [duplicate]

I'm really fascinated about Star Wars movies.I'm passing the 3rd decade of my life time on Earth, however I've never actually see or had any chance to watch at least a single Star Wars movie. But my ...
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Who is the one person's name achieved cheating death…?

In the Star Wars movie Revenge of the Sith we can see he below dialog between Anakin and Sidious (PALPATINE) after Anakin killed all Jedis: ANAKIN: What have I done? PALPATINE: You are ...
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Purpose of subliminal skull in Return of the Jedi?

In the climax of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Darth Vader throws Emperor Palpatine over a precipice and just as he does so, a subliminal image of a skull is flashed on the screen over Vader's face. ...
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How long can a Jedi hold their breath?

Rewatching Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, and one of the first scenes shows a young Obi-Wan and his master, Qui-Gon, being trapped in a waiting room. The room starts to fill up with Dioxis, a toxic ...
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What contributed to Star Wars' popularity? [closed]

I'm an aspiring author, and I'm still amazed at just how popular Star Wars not only is, but was almost immediately at its release. I can walk down the street, asking every person I see, and I would be ...
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How could Anakin Skywalker become so dark? [closed]

I am busy watching the animated Star Wars series The Clone Wars. Although I like (most of) the aired adventures, I can't help but feel confused about Anakin Skywalker. Obviously he's set out to become ...