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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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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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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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Why did Vader passively accept being killed and replaced at Palpatine's command?

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 ...
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Is the title "The Last Jedi" singular or plural?

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 ...
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Why would Luke Skywalker be a myth?

30 years is a long time. A whole generation is born and has become adults. Some of them might already have children. And Order 66 was even 20 years before that. The memory of the Jedi has faded. I'm ...
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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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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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Who is the titular "Last Jedi"?

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. ...
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"A galaxy far, far away..." -- from where?

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. ...
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Why does Luke leave the wampa’s cave?

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 ...
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Is Yoda made using CGI in the original Star Wars or is it practical effects?

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 ...
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Is the title "The Last Jedi" singular or plural?

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 ...
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Why does Darth Vader not use the Force to prevent Luke from falling?

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 ...
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Luke's failure at the cave

Luke's failure in the cave was his fear. He was afraid of what he might find so he took his light saber with him to fight what he might encounter - despite Yoda having told him that he would only ...
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Why does Darth Vader not use the Force to prevent Luke from falling?

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 ...
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Why was the thief in jail when he could easily escape?

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 ...
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Does George Lucas mention Earth in "Star Wars"?

Famously from the opening credits of Star Wars it is set... Essentially this is an equivalent to the fairy tale 'once upon a time' opening. It tells us that it's not really important where or when ...
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Is there any reason why mostly technology deprived planets are pictured in the Star Wars movies?

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 ...
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Why is the movie titled The Phantom Menace?

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 ...
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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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Why did Leia not want to tell Han the truth about Luke and herself?

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 ...
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Who snuck the books on board the Millennium Falcon?

On a second viewing, I noticed we actually see the texts twice on the Falcon--the second is the obvious time, but we actually see a very brief glimpse of them right after the Falcon leaves Ahch-To, ...
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How does a Mandalorian eat food if he never takes his helmet off?

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 ...
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What are the towers on Tatooine?

These are moisture vaporators. These devices are used for collecting moisture from atmosphere that will be used as water. From Star Wars databank, Found on desert planets, moisture vaporators were ...
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How to prepare for The Mandalorian?

You shouldn't have any problem keeping up with the storyline of the show if you haven't watched a single movie in the Star Wars franchise. It has a new set of characters and plot elements. As the ...
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What had Rey understood in The Last Jedi?

Wisdom they held, but that library contained nothing that the girl Rey does not already possess. This is a double entendre by Yoda. The figurative meaning is that Rey is already wise enough, perhaps ...
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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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