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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 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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Why couldn't they handle that one stormtrooper?

In The Mandalorian S01E08, at around the 20:00 mark, they've pretty much taken care of all the stormtroopers. The Mandalorian is dying and he exchanges dramatic words with Cara Dune. (Of course, ...
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Is this scene with Djarin and the Child an allusion to a scene in E.T.?

As many might know, it's not uncommon to see references between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg works in each other's films, whether it be Star Wars' R2-D2 & C-3PO hieroglyphs in Indiana Jones: ...
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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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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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Was Luke referring to Kylo Ren or somebody else?

During the course of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rey finds an exhiled Luke on Achh-to in order to motivate him to train her and help the Resistance. At first Luke refuses and he vaguely explains to Rey,...
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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 planets are these witnessing the fall of Imperial Destroyers?

At the end of The Rise of Skywalker, the First and Final Orders are destroyed, and 3 planets are shown witnessing the destruction of Imperial Destroyers. The 2nd planet is the forest moon of Endor, ...
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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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Why was Anakin Skywalker taken to the Grand Medical Facility on planet Coruscant?

Mustafar is a mining colony on the Outer Rim and Coruscant is the heart of the galaxy. Could the emperor not find a DD-13 medical assistant and 2-1B surgical droids anywhere else closer to Mustafar? ...
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Was Rian Johnson told the answers to The Force Awakens’ mysteries?

In making Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, writer and director Rian Johnson invented his own answers to the mysteries raised in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. In particular, he ...
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Is there a known reason why the Darksaber was kept in the Jedi Temple?

The TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars introduced a new (but ancient) lightsaber known as Darksaber. According to (canon) legend, this one of a kind lightsaber was allegedly created by and belonged ...
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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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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 fulfilling ...
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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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How does Han communicate with Chewbacca?

Ever since the character was introduced I struggled to understand how Chewbacca communicates with everyone. His grunts sound more or less the same every time but somehow everyone seems to "know" what ...
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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 can there be a baby Yoda in “The Mandalorian” when the Empire hasn't been formed yet?

In the first episode of The Mandalorian, the bounty hunter finds "baby Yoda", who is apparently 50 years old. There are also Stormtroopers in the episode. He also says Empire credits are no good. How ...
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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 ...
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If only a Sith deals in absolutes, then does Yoda deal with Luke by using absolutes? [duplicate]

Obi-Wan tells Anakin that Only the Sith deal in absolutes. He uses that as his identification that Anakin had actually turned to the Dark Side. (Anakin's statement of "Either you're with me or ...
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Why does Tekka say “where” while Kylo asked “why” he has come?

These are some quotes from Star Wars​: The Force Awakens: Kylo Ren : Look how old you've become. Lor San Tekka : Something far worse has happened to you. Kylo Ren : You know what I've come for. Lor ...
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Why did Anakin & Padme risk having their forbidden marriage witnessed?

In Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) Anakin and Padme get married. As per the Jedi rules, Jedi are not allowed to have relationships or marriages. So why did Anakin & Padme ...
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How many of the 66 were saved?

Considering this movie was all about purging the Jedi clan, by the later second half, Palpatine orders all his followers/Stormtroopers to execute all 66. Of the 66, how many were actually saved/...
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Crait's icy surface with red substance beneath

In Star Wars:The Last Jedi rebellion hides on planet Crait which was an old base of rebellion when they had conflicts with Darth Vader. We can see this same planet in second installment of star wars ...
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What does the word “Star” in “Star Wars” refer to?

I wonder what the word "Star" in Star Wars refers to. Why did George Lucas choose this title for his epic? The word "Wars" is clear, but I don't know what "Star" refers to. Does anyone know?

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