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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 basically telling him that it’s one of the toughest places he’s seen. It’s a warning on top of whatever rumors Luke may have heard. Or... it’s just commentary. ...


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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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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, he is focussed on his farm. He's been given responsibility for Luke, almost certainly knowing his true parentage, he tries to bring him up as a farmer and tries ...


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Is the title “The Last Jedi” singular or plural? Despite what some translations may suggest, the title is singular. During an interview with ABC News, director Rian Johnson said: It's so funny when people started asking that, when the title was announced, because I never even pondered that question ... That seems like, to me, the most uninteresting ...


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I think you've completely misinterpreted that scene. Vader is not just passively standing there and watching the Emperor torture Luke to death, and far from showing how evil Vader had become, the scene is actually the point at which Vader comes back to the light side. Have another look at the scene (thanks to @Paulie_D for linking it). From the moment the ...


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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 one while C-3PO is wandering in the desert before the Jawas pick him up. Obi-wan Kenobi mimicked the bellow of one in order to frighten off the sand-people ...


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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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It is difficult to answer this without the “opinion” sin, but Star Wars was very dear to Lucas. It was a story he had worked out in his head for a long time and written several drafts for. It's also based on many things from the past. The Force is loosely based on ancient religions and martial arts. “Energy is in all things, let it flow ...


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Though, the title itself is quite ambiguous, but we can go through the movie plot and conclude it. Princess Leia is sensitive to the Force, but she is not a Jedi. She didn't get training as Jedi. Kylo Ren was trained as Jedi, but he was seduced by the dark side of the Force, so he is not a Jedi. Rey was just learning the ways of the Force, but wasn't ...


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Four reasons: The wampa might not have been alone (remember, the Rebels didn't know much about life on the planet, having only recently arrived, and Luke likely would have had no idea if wampas were solitary or not). He didn't want to find out. In order to be rescued, Luke would have to be found. Being in a cave means he won't easily be found. Luke is ...


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The Yoda in the 1980 Empire Strikes Back and in the 1983 Return of the Jedi was entirely realised using puppetry. Here we see Frank Oz (the chief puppeteer and voice of Yoda for the two movies): And here's a video of the behind the scenes footage: CGI in 1980 and 1983 was in no way capable of rendering anything like Yoda. ...


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This is community-wiki, so please contribute! Though Rian Johnson has stated the title is singular (as per Charles' answer), for the record, here's a list of international translations of The Last Jedi, categorized by whether they are singular, plural or indeterminate (such as in English or languages which do not have a singular/plural distinction at all). ...


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It isn't just in The Force Awakens that this is the case. The original trilogy drips with it: Colours of Red, white and black throughout the empire (the main colours of Fascism are Red, Black, White and Brown) The imperial symbol whose usage can be seen as akin to that of the swastika The Empire's troops being called Stormtroopers (the name given to Hitler'...


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As we see in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (during the climactic fight between Darth Maul, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi) and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (when dozens of Jedi storm the arena where Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala have been sentenced to death), Jedi have no qualms about killing those that are ...


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In his earlier conversation with Emperor, he says that either Luke will join us or die. VADER If he could be turned, he would become a powerful ally. EMPEROR Yes. Yes. He would be a great asset. Can it be done? VADER He will join us or die, my master. When Vader asks Luke to join him, he ...


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The Machete Order seems to be a great idea. It is a variation of the method @Nobby suggested, but it leaves out Episode I completely. So the order is: IV, V, II, III, VI The article is long but worth reading, it makes a lot of great points. A little extract on why Episode I is unnecessary: Episode I is a failure on every possible level. (...) Luckily, ...


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He is referring to the fact that he will become one with The Force - a technique only a handful of jedi have learned. As a 'spirit' he will continue to guide Luke, and thus become somewhat omniscient - subsequently becoming more powerful. You might say as an older man, he had become physically weak, but once bonded with the Force he becomes greater than ...


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It's possible Vader did save Luke. When Luke lets go, he doesn't fall straight down: INT. REACTOR SHAFT Suddenly Luke is sucked into an exhaust pipe in the side of the shaft. When Vader sees this, he turns and hurries off the platform. There doesn't seem to be much air movement in the side vent, certainly not the gale-force wind which would be ...


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From the original movie: "We count thirty Rebel ships, Lord Vader, but they're so small they're evading our turbolasers." ―Lieutenant Tanbris, to Darth Vader, during the Battle of Yavin Which came out in 1977, while Battlestar Galactica first aired in 1978 (thanks @CodesInChaos). So Star Wars had it first.


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He got himself arrested so the police would stop bothering him. Taken from p. 65 of The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary: Already known to local authorities, DJ purposely arranges his own arrest for a petty crime. The jail is the only place he can grab some sleep with the assurance that he won't be pestered by the Canto Bight Police Department.


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Famously from the opening credits of Star Wars it is set ... Essentially this is an equivalent to the fairytale 'once upon a time' opening. It tells us that its not really important where or when the story is set. There are however exceptionally tenuous movie links to the Earth - in that you see creatures like E.T. in the Republic council meetings: ...


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At the risk of giving an opinion-based answer, your friend is mostly right. Lucas began by writing a synopsis of the story in early 1973, then started working on a rough draft of a script the next year. Lucas' first draft was a mess: the story was confusing, far too long, and incredibly boring; the characters were terrible and bland; the dialogue was leaden ...


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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 also said it was civilised because he used a weapon that cauterized the cut. Man, that guy was bad. But, Luke was probably referring to Imperials. It makes ...


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She is still processing the fact that her life has just been turned upside down and considering that both she, Gen. Solo and the rest of the gang are on the eve of a potentially war ending infiltration mission she is probably strong enough to compartmentalise all of this while the situation is still far from being concluded. To suddenly bombard Han with all ...


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Frankly, Lucas wanted giant mega cities and shiny tech everywhere. But Money and Technology just wasn't there at the time. According to wikipedia: The concept of a city planet in the Star Wars universe originated with the initial drafts of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The planet was called Alderaan, and much of the action in the film transpired on it....


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The Phantom Menace is the return of the Sith, being brought about (at the time) by Darth Sidious and Darth Maul. The Phantom Menace is initially said to be Darth Sidious (the pre-evolution form of Emperor Palpatine), not Darth Maul... The phantom menace is a character named Darth Sidious, who is the last of the Sith George Lucas, quoted in "The ...


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A Mandalorian can take their helmet off when they are all by themselves.1 However, they cannot take their helmet off in front of someone else. If they do, they can't put it back. In episode 4 of the first season, the main character does take his helmet off. From Uproxx, and yes, the Mandalorian does remove his helmet to eat or when he’s by himself, but ...


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