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Why did Obi-Wan have to explain full details about Mos Eisley to Luke?

There’s definitely exposition for the audience, but even in-world Obi-Wan is much more experienced than Luke is. Luke may know the place is a rough area, but “old Ben” who fought in the Clone Wars is ...
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Why did Obi-Wan have to explain full details about Mos Eisley to Luke?

I'd like to offer an in-universe answer. Owen Lars, Luke's uncle, is a very conservative person. Living on a relatively outlaw world with species aggressive towards humans such as the Sand People, ...
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Which worse thing was Luke expecting in Star Wars: A New Hope?

Most likely he's thinking of a Krayt Dragon. From Ralph Mcquarrie's artwork, imagine a Komodo Dragon the size of a whale. They're noted as being incredibly dangerous predators. We see a skeleton of ...
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Which worse thing was Luke expecting in Star Wars: A New Hope?

Perhaps he was referring to the guy from the stories. You know, the one who butchered a whole village of Sand People - children too. That guy was awful. He just went there and killed them all. They ...
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What happened to Obi-Wan's lightsaber after his encounter with Darth Vader?

In the movie canon we don't really know the fate of Obi Wan's lightsaber yet. And this is even his third lightsaber. But in old expanded canon Junior Jedi Knights, Vader keep Obi-Wan's third saber as ...
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Why did Obi-Wan have to explain full details about Mos Eisley to Luke?

It's called exposition, an info-dump or idiot lecture. A plot device using characters to explain to each other what the audience needs to know about a place, character, event, history, or other or ...
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Why did Obi-Wan have to explain full details about Mos Eisley to Luke?

Mom is taking her teenage son to the mall to buy some new pants. They get there and mom says, "Remember Jeff: we've only got an hour before we need to head over to the book store." Jeff replies, "...
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What happened to Obi-Wan's lightsaber after his encounter with Darth Vader?

In movie canon, the last time we see it is after the dramatic conclusion of the duel between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi. As Darth Vader strikes his final blow, Obi-Wan turns into a Force ghost, ...
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What is the reason that Obi-Wan lied to Luke by telling him that Darth Vader killed his father?

Out of universe, it's simply that Lucas hadn't written (and most likely hadn't even thought up) that particular part of the story at the time. In universe, Kenobi was driven to obfuscate by two ...
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Why did George Lucas change it so Greedo shot first?

Yes, the rumors about this are, that Lucas added Greedo shooting first, to make Han look less cold-blooded. You have answered your question yourself - "Shooting Greedo in self-defense did not ...
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How exactly did they find an actress that is almost an exact clone of original Mon Mothma?

In The Order of the Stick (webcomic) #431, Redcloak discusses that he has created three decoys for Xykon. Xykon is an epic lich sorcerer who looks like an animated skeleton with fiery eyes and blue ...
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What is the reason that Obi-Wan lied to Luke by telling him that Darth Vader killed his father?

Because in a certain way he wasn't lying as indicated in Return of the Jedi Luke: Obi-Wan! Why didn't you tell me? The ghost of Ben Kenobi approaches him through the swamp. Luke: You told me Vader ...
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Why was the scene with Biggs in A New Hope removed and never added again?

From Star Wars Wikia, After Lucas's first screening of the rough cut of Star Wars in 1977, a fellow filmmaker jokingly accused him of producing "American Graffiti in space". Upon realizing that the ...
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Which worse thing was Luke expecting in Star Wars: A New Hope?

I was thinking of sand worms which appear in the Jedi knight games. They are big and really nasty.
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What did Vader originally say when he waggled his finger?

http://www.egosystem.com/starwars/anh/anh07.htm SCENE: Darth and Tarkin are talking about Leia's deception over the rebel base allegedly being on Dantooine. EVENT: During part of the exchange, ...
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Why did R2-D2 have to download plans for the Death Star, if Vader thought that the crew intercepted them?

All we know in Star Wars is that Leia inserted a disc into R2-D2. At no point, do they explicitly say he has access to the information on the disk, or that it was uploaded into him. He never displays ...
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Is the exact same sound clip used in A New Hope and The Force Awakens?

Yes, it is the same sound bite. The exact quote in ANH is, "We Think They May Be Splitting Up. They May Be On Level 5 And 6 Now, Sir." At least the first part is in both ANH and TFA. https://www....
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Sandcrawler, real or fake?

Both. A Miniature for wide shots of the moving sandcrawler, and a partially built full size version for the close up shots with people: From page 18 of The Best of The Lucasfilm Archives: Off-the-...
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What is the reason that Obi-Wan lied to Luke by telling him that Darth Vader killed his father?

Because from the point of view of Obi-Wan, Vader and Anakin are two different people, and also because in the last episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi (the Disney+ series), Darth Vader himself told Obi-Wan: ...
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Why did Obi-Wan have to explain full details about Mos Eisley to Luke?

Earlier in the movie Luke went out into the wastes to find R2-D2 and was attacked by sand people and saved by Obi-Wan. Also against Obi-Wan's advice he return to his home that had been just been ...
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Why did Obi-Wan have to explain full details about Mos Eisley to Luke?

It's part of his character as an upstanding person. Luke's Uncle Owen called Ben a "Crazy Old Hermit". Hey, maybe on Tatooine, crazy old hermits head to Mos Eisley on the weekend to partake in ...
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Why did Lucas choose to start with episode 4?

It seems like: Lucas wanted to make room for a prequel trilogy, probably about Anakin Contrary to the common rumor/fan theory/questionable assertion from Lucas himself, the history strongly suggests ...
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Was the plan ever for Chewbacca to speak English (or Galactic Basic)?

No: They never intended him to speak English (Galactic Basic) According to an interview with Ben Burtt (the voice of Chewbacca), they never intended Chewbacca to speak English and always intended to ...
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When was the Star Wars Chasm Fail edited out?

This is funny. I saw Star wars the first day first show. Luke missed and tried a second time in the theatrical release exactly as in the books. Lucas took it out either during the run or it was dumped ...
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What does Darth Vader think Obi-Wan's referring to when Obi says "If you strike me down..."

@Snow mentions the 'ghosts' that the Force allows for, but that Vader probably feels they're of limited threat to him. A martyr is a powerful figurehead though, but only if the "cult" around them is ...
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What does Darth Vader think Obi-Wan's referring to when Obi says "If you strike me down..."

I do not think there is a definite answer, only speculation. While other answers may be right in that perhaps Force Ghosts may not be a concern to Vader, despite that we do eventually learn they can ...
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What does Darth Vader think Obi-Wan's referring to when Obi says "If you strike me down..."

Darth Vader was likely quite dismissive of the notion that anyone could become "more powerful" after dying. Anakin's entire character arc in the prequel trilogy was driven by loss and the measures he ...
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