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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's bad. It's been about skipping it because it's not relevant to Luke's journey. Episodes II and III are, because we see how his father falls to the Dark ...


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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: Where Does Rogue One fit? "Since Rogue One is basically a prequel to IV, should Machete Order start with it?" Every time a new Star Wars movie comes ...


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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 once significant to Jedi Why is it now in ruins As more of the galaxy was mapped, more direct hyperspace routes were discovered. These new passages made the ...


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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 that one tends to lose one’s mind.” Bodhi was affected, for a while. “Galen Erso,” Cassian tried. He meant to sound gentle, but he heard urgency slip into his ...


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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 specializing in pitting his top lieutenants against each other in both Disney and pre-Disney canon. Vader is intensely uncomfortable with, or rather disdainful of, "...


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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 source, While Deila initially acted in the scene, later in post-production the team from Light and Magic, Lucasfilm's in-house visual effects company, later ...


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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 and can be almost fully understood without knowing details of either of the Lucas films, even Episode IV. Yes, A New Hope introduces some characters (as does ...


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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 required. So, in the new Machete order, Rogue One should be first!


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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 received new orders while you were occupied,” Pterro said. Again, he hesitated. “You’ve been ordered to Mustafar. Lord Vader wants to speak with you.” (Chapter 12) ...


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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. In that instance, Vader needed Han alive, so he didn't deflect it right into Han. Notice the blaster marks on the wall, the ...


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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, rich with meaning and history that described his factory of origin, the date and time of his initialization, and more) and brought him back both smaller and ...


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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 and Baze’s relationship] I think that’s all good. Who knows? You’d have to speak to them. Ben Mendelsohn, who plays Death Star overseer Orson Krennic, ...


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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 suddenly last month, has obviously been on Star Wars fans’ minds. What was your role in creating the Princess Leia scene at the very end? Matthew Wood: First ...


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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 against Kylo (he's a total freak and I mean that is the best possible way!) but at this stage of the game he's nowhere near as powerful as Darth Vader was in the ...


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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 creating some of the special effects in Rogue One, as well as being members of the Medusa project. The full article can be downloaded here; here's an outline and a ...


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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. The ability to destroy a planet, or whole system is insignificant next to the power of the Force. ...


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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 somewhere, likely on the Death Star itself for this exchange to be able to happen. Most likely Scarif is the only semi accessible place that Galen knows the plans ...


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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 research by making Erso believe that the work was being used in energy generation and that in other labs other teams were working to contain the energy that ...


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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 and red robes. MitD: How did you get them to look exactly like Xykon?” Redcloak: I didn't. They're human skeletons. I put a blue robe on them and ...


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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 of Tarkin and the VFX team then changed him into Cushing. In regards to his voice, the VFX sound team then probably added a simulation of Cushing’s voice with ...


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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 covered this in detail (being a book, it's easier to show what's in someone's head). Destroying Jyn - that’s what it would be, you can admit that much—was ...


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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 to have everyone die...because they didn't think they would be allowed to go that 'dark'...but it was soon decided that they should. Gareth Edwards via IO9.com ...


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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 homicidal on them and said "nobody survives". For ever single character to die in all their movies. I think there was an early version – the very first ...


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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 in his message. “I know there’s at least one complete engineering archive in the data vault at the Citadel Tower on Scarif. Use what I’ve told you, run the ...


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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 pushing into the gate. Note the trajectory of the ship being pushed and the proximity to the gate: From "The Battle of Scarif": ...Along with four of his ...


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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 any information about whether there was any post production sound editing done to make his voice sound any more like Peter Cushing's. Its not unreasonable to ...


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According to this Entertainment Weekly interview with John Knoll (executive producer and visual effects supervisor, who has worked on the Star Wars series since 1977) the visual design was primarily based on and inspired by imperial droids we've seen in the original trilogy, primarily the scout droids deployed in the beginning of Empire Strikes Back (Viper ...


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This movie takes place right before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. The Force Awakens takes place after the events of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi which is the successor of Episode V: Empire Strikes Back. Episode V is the successor of A New Hope. For more details, you can see this related question.


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I am reminded of a dream sequence in Watchmen where Night Owl and the Silk Spectre share a kiss before being obliterated by the detonation of a nuclear bomb. See if the following clip matches:


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