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In what spot would the new Star Wars movie "Rogue One" go in the Machete Order?

Nowhere at all As the originator of the Machete Order wrote after the release of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens: The point of Machete Order is not, and has never been, ignoring Episode I because it'...
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In what spot would the new Star Wars movie "Rogue One" go in the Machete Order?

Rod Hilton, the originator of Machete Order, answered this very question in his follow-up post to Machete Order. He includes a helpful diagram as his answer to this and future questions like it: ...
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What is this statue in Star Wars Rogue One?

According to the Starwars Wikia: Who That is an un-named Jedi. Significance I believe the point of this shot is to show 2 things: Jedi are an ancient and (once) great religion This planet was ...
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Why did Vader dislike Krennic?

As any power-hungry apex predator, he doesn't like others who reach for power, as potential threat to themselves. This is double-extra valid for Vader, who's working for Palpatine, the latter ...
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Why wasn't the Imperial Pilot in Rogue One made insane or affected?

Official Novelization by Alexander Freed covers this. Mind effects aren't an ironclad rule. The word used is "tends to". “The unfortunate side effect,” the ghost voice of Saw Gerrera said, “is ...
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Was Carrie Fisher's voice used in Rogue One?

Princess Leia was portrayed and voiced by Norwegian actress Ingvild Deila. They used archival footage to make character look and sound like Carrie Fisher. Image Courtesy: Movie Pilot As per this ...
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Which of the previous Star Wars films does one need to watch before Rogue One?

Technically speaking, you don't need to watch any. The setting is of course heavily related to the Original Trilogy and the Prequel Trilogy, especially A New Hope, but as a story it's self-contained ...
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What does K-2SO stand for?

In-universe According to official novelization by Alexander Freed, it was a part of his longer official designation: Cassian had killed K-2SO (whose true designation was far longer and far grander, ...
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What exactly did Vader do with his hand in Rogue One?

Once again, Vader deflects the hand blaster bolt like he did in Empire Strikes Back. On Bespin, the city in the clouds, Vader deflects Han's hand blaster bolts back towards Han's general direction. ...
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Is Darth Vader's castle on Mustafar in Rogue One?

As per official novelization by Alexander Freed, yes. Describing Krennic's visit there: “Spit it out, man,” Krennic growled. He’d lost enough time to unconsciousness on a very busy day. “We ...
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In what spot would the new Star Wars movie "Rogue One" go in the Machete Order?

The plot of Rogue One is referenced directly in the opening crawl of A New Hope (Episode IV). Since Rogue One was developed as a standalone film, no prior experience with the Star Wars saga is ...
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Was Carrie Fisher's voice used in Rogue One?

YES According to this interview with Rogue One sound editors Matthew Wood and Christopher Scarabosio, it's an old recording of Fisher: Gwynne Watkins (Yahoo Movies): Carrie Fisher, who died ...
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What exactly did Vader do with his hand in Rogue One?

It was almost certainly a variation on the "Bolt-Catch-Trick". It happened quite quickly, but it clearly seemed to be a deflection of a blaster bolt back into the ranks of the defenders. Nothing ...
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Is Chirrut in a relationship with Baze Malbus?

According to Rogue One director, Gareth Edwards, He has admitted that he is happy for fans to read into a potential love interest between Chirrut and Baze: I don’t mind people reading into [Chirrut ...
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Disney Research Medusa quoted in the end credits of Rogue One about "teeth"?

You're probably correct. The Disney Reasearch team in Zurich published a paper not long ago about recent developments in Model-Based Teeth Reconstruction, and some of its authors are credited for ...
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Was Jediism shown to be a religion in Episodes I-VI?

At least in episode 4 we get the impression that OTHERS thought of it as a religion. VADER Don't be too proud of this technological terror you have created. ...
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Did the Empire have a backup set of plans for the first Death Star?

In A New Hope, Grand Moff Tarkin is told We've analyzed their attack, sir, and there is a danger. Should I have your ship standing by? It does appear that the plans were still in existence ...
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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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How was the voice acting done for Grand Moff Tarkin

Actually, the filmmakers hired Guy Henry (he portrayed Minister of Magic Pius Thicknesse in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) who has a superficial resemblance to Peter Cushing. He played the role ...
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Why did Galen Erso abandon the Empire?

This was explained in the prequel novel Catalyst. Basically, Erso was always a pacifist and never wanted his work to be used to create weapons. Krennic tricked him into working for the Empire on his ...
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Did they shoot a different ending?

Yes, kind of. Yes, they planned (or at least wanted) to have Jyn and Cassian to live, (and presumably to escape with the physical copy), as per Gareth Edwards interiew, but the Story Group went all ...
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Why did Cassian Andor abandon his mission?

He was tired of killing people without being punished He saw Lily's eyes in Harry Jyn's eyes in Galen and that was the last straw, since he cared about Jyn. Official novelization by Alexander Freed ...
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Why did Rogue One have such an abrupt tone shift?

I don't know about abrupt shift...it was flagged up well in advance that many people died trying to obtain the plans of the Death Star. It's mentioned in Episode 4. However, the original plan wasn't ...
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Why did Darth Vader not try stopping the space shuttle at the end of Rogue One?

To first address the crux of the OP's curiosity: The reason why the question popped in my mind is because Kylo Ren and Rey both were trying their best to let the First Order ship go and stop it from ...
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Did the Empire have a backup set of plans for the first Death Star?

This was covered in detail in this SFF Q&A. But in short, yes, the Scarif plans were likely NOT the only plans for Death Star - merely the one loaction that Erso Galen knew of and could point out ...
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How did the rebels crash the two space ships into the gate?

The Rebels used "Lightmaker" - a "Hammerhead Corvette" aka "Corvette Five" - to push the damaged Destroyer into (through?) the other one and forced the one they were ...
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Why did the Death Star fire on Scarif?

There were rebels on the Scarif and Tarkin wanted to punish them for taking this step to stop Imperial from keeping the galaxy feared of the Death Star. For him, rebels weren't able to complete their ...
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How was the voice acting done for Grand Moff Tarkin

According to the video below, a "source close to the film" confirmed that Guy Henry did provide the voice for Tarkin as well as the visual. I don't know how reliable that is and it also doesn't give ...
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Were any scenes in Rogue One filmed in Tikal?

No, according to Rogue One's IMDB page. It was not filmed in Guatemala. Filming locations include: Canary Wharf Underground Station, Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs, London, England, UK (Death Star) ...
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