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Where is the Emperor in New Hope?

During the entire runtime of Episode IV: A New Hope, even though he is mentioned a few times, the Emperor is never actually shown on screen. And even when he is mentioned it's more of a passing ...
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Exactly how secret was the reveal in The Empire Strikes Back?

Arguably the most famous scene in Star Wars is when Darth Vader reveals to Luke Skywalker that This surprise was kept secret to most of the crew and even the cast during production, with Dave ...
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How/Where does “Ewoks: The Battle for Endor” fit into the Star Wars timeline?

The question Are the ewok movies canonical? shows that The Battle for Endor is at least canonical to a certain extent. That being so, where does it fit into the Star Wars main storyline, i.e., the ...
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During the production and screenwriting of Empire Strikes Back, was it Leia who was planned to be “The Other”?

In Empire Strikes Back, Yoda says to the spirit of Obi-Wan: Obi-Wan: "that boy is our last hope" Yoda: "There is another" And in Return of the Jedi, they reveal that he was talking about Leia. ...
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Match-up between Ten Forward windows (interior) and Enterprise D exterior

Is this a production goof or am I just not seeing the connection? Am I wrong or do the windows of Ten Forward not fit anywhere on the complete saucer section exterior of the Enterprise D? Shots ...
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Warp entry visual effect

This is a real-world question about the inspiration behind a visual effect. In the Star Trek: TNG series, several episodes depict a view out the windows of Enterprise D's Ten Forward as the ship ...
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On what kind of media are the lost (and now recovered!) Doctor Who episodes stored?

According to this article and several others like it on the web, the missing Doctor Who episodes (mostly Hartnell & Troughton) were located in Ethopia and will be released "soon." I'm curious, ...
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What are the machines in the Matrix doing?

In The Matrix, the machines won the war against humans. They have incredibly efficient production and lots of energy. What are they doing in the meantime? What purpose do these machines have? I could ...
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Was this a case of executive meddling?

Was Donna meant to die in the Stolen Earth/The Journey End? There were several cases of foreshadowing her death, and Dalek Cann explicitly said "One will die". She could easily have died from brain ...
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Who played the Airperson who was verbally shoved aside by McKay in “The Intruder”? [closed]

Who portrays the delightful Airperson to whom McKay barks "Airperson, don't be there!" around midway through Stargate: Atlantis's excellent second-season episode [S02E02], "The Intruder"? As she is ...
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Stewart nearly left TNG? [closed]

I recently heard that Patrick Stewart wanted to leave TNG in the middle of his contract...something about his wanting more creative control of his character. I think, but I am not sure, that this ...
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Why the name changes for Janeway?

According to Wikipedia, Geneviève Bujold wanted Voyager's Janeway's first name to be changed from Elizabeth to Nicole. Later, Kate Mulgrew requested the name to be changed again to Kathryn. Why did ...
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Did George Lucas create the yell that is used in every star wars movie and is generally in other movies [closed]

In every star wars movie, there is this distinct yell. It is generally used once. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdbYsoEasio it sounds like this. Did George Lucas create the yell, or did someone else ...
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Does Stan Lee get paid for his appearances in Marvel movies?

Stan Lee appears in a lot of Marvel movies, such titles include: The Amazing Spider-Man The Avengers Thor The Incredible Hulk Spider-Man 3 X-Men: The Last Stand Fantastic Four Spider-Man 2 Hulk ...
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What is the origin of all Star Wars movies?

Please dispel (or confirm, but I doubt) this thing I keep hearing about Star Wars. I heard that all 6 Star Wars movies had been written many years before their filming, even before the first movie ...