Star Wars is a series of (currently) 6 movies by George Lucas, starting with the original Star Wars in 1977. It is one of the highest-grossing film series ever, and has spawned a large franchise, including an animated series, numerous 'Extended Universe' books, games and comics.

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What evidence is there that proves/disproves there was a Gemini Earth Astronaut that appeared in the original Star Wars Cantina scene?

Here we go with yet another retcon question about Star Wars. While looking up info on another film franchise, I came across this intriguing internet tidbit: As a bit of irony in the muddled Star ...
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Date System Used Before ABY in Star Wars

Much like we use B.C.E and A.D, in the Star Wars universe they use B.B.Y and A.B.Y, standing for Before Battle of Yavin and After Battle of Yavin respectively. But what date system had the galaxy ...
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Why did Obi-Wan Kenobi choose to die which could screw the grand plan?

There were three founders and secret holders of the grand plan established in the end of Return of the Sith: Bail Organa, Master Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi. When Obi-Wan Kenobi confronted Darth Vader on ...
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Where do TIE Fighters generate thrust?

TIE Fighters are an extremely recognizable part of the Star Wars universe, but there's something about them that bothers me. Where do TIE Fighters generate their thrust? Based on the way TIE ...
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Why was Skippy the Jedi Droid (R5-D4) force sensitive?

In Star Wars: Tales #1 (published by Dark Horse comics), there's a force sensitive astromech. How was it able to posses midi-chlorians, which were impossible to implant even in living creatures? Who ...
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Did Darth Vader ever talk to R2-D2 again?

C3P0 had a memory wipe, but R2-D2 and Darth Vader never had their memories wiped. Both were very good friends. Did they ever interact with each other again?
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Why were R2-D2 and C3P0 being used by Rebels?

Leia used R2-D2 and C3P0 to send a message to Obi-Wan Kenobi. R2-D2 was the primary astromech of Luke Skywalker. In Star Wars: Rebels, Bail Organa used R2-D2 and C3P0 against the Empire. Both droids ...
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Question about the Goldbergs? [migrated]

I am wondering about a program that is a comedy set in the 1980s known as "The Goldbergs" which was originally released in September 2013. If the main character, Adam, is supposed to be 11 years old, ...
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Star Wars Novels: What do you think are the 5 best Star Wars novels? [on hold]

What do you think are the 5 best Star Wars novels?
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Do the common people of the galaxy know or care that Palpatine is a Sith Lord? [duplicate]

After Palpatine declares the first Empire Day and creates the Galactic Empire, the common people seem to believe his lie that the Jedi staged a rebellion against the Republic. Based on the Senate's ...
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In the prequel trilogy, are we (the audience) intended to know Darth Sidious' true identity?

I'm trying to keep this spoiler free-ish, just in case. Disregarding the prequel trilogy not holding many surprises when the saga is watched in release order (such as spoiling the major reveal in The ...
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When was the Millennium Falcon's sensory dish replaced?

While watching the trailer again I noticed the sensory dish on the Millennium Falcon was replaced, I wonder if there is an answer from the expanded universe (books and alike) when it was replaced. ...
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Could any species' member become a Jedi?

Leaving aside Vong (who are disconnected from the Force) were there any species whose members could not become Jedi even if they were Force Sensitive (too evil, or too weak in the Force, or any other ...
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Is there a species that don't have Force Sensitives? [duplicate]

In Star Wars, we see that the ranks of the Jedi and Sith are made up of a myriad of different sentient species throughout the galaxy. Are there races in the galaxy that just simply can't have ...
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What Sith Lords were turned to the Light Side?

I have heard of a ton of Jedi that have turned to the Dark Side and became a Sith. (Exar Kun, Darth Malak) I've even heard of a few Jedi that have turned to the Dark Side and then found their way back ...
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Is there a version of A New Hope with most/all the deleted scenes edited in?

After reading this question about a deleted scene in A New Hope, I noticed there seem to be many scenes that were filmed but not included, some of which I knew about and others I didn't. It made me ...
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Why didn't the AT-AT's stop walking?

In Star Wars Episode Five, during the Battle of Hoth, numerous AT-ATs' legs were tied up by snowspeeders. From what I understand, this was a new tactic that was invented on the spot by Luke Skywalker ...
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Are hand motions required to use the Force?

In almost every canon (that is, visual) source, Force users typically wave a hand to invoke the Force to move or manipulate objects, people and thoughts. I get out-of-universe this is a visual cue ...
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Is “Sith Witch” a title, or a general term for female Sith? [duplicate]

In the story of Star Wars there have been instances where the specific Sith female was considered a "Sith Witch." However there have also been instances where the Sith female was just a Sith. Now my ...
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How do babies contribute to the force?

When babies are born which part of the force do they contribute to? For instance: If the parent contributes to the light side would the baby follow this until they choose otherwise? If the parent ...
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Does the power of the Force change in relation to how many people are alive?

I was reading about the Force in Star Wars. Since the Force is tied to all living things, wouldn't wars reduce the Force’s overall power depending on the users alignment, or just generally if there ...
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Are Jedi required to abstain from all sexual relations, or only from the ones involving emotional attachments?

We know that Jedi aren't supposed to have a family, because the emotional attachments cause bad dialog, wooden acting and acute case of turning into a Sith. But are pre-Empire Jedi, as @Richard put ...
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Do Jedi take an oath to destroy the Sith?

In the dialog that preceeds the Anakin vs Obi-Wan's fight Anakin: You turned her against me! Obi-Wan: You have done that yourself! Anakin: You will not take her from me! Obi-Wan: Your anger ...
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What Are Death Sticks (In Star Wars)

Many many many times throughout the Star Wars movies, games, books, ect... the mention of death sticks appears. In Star Wars II: The Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan is asked to buy some from a shady ...
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What are the ways used by Sith to dramatically extend their lifetimes?

One of the point brought up in the debate about Dark Side vs Light Side power is Dark Side users being able to use the Force to dramatically extend their lifetimes. One of the ways, EU says, Sith ...
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Doesn't the refined version of the Jedi Code mean the exact opposite of the original code?

The Jedi Code goes as follows: There is no emotion, there is peace. There is no ignorance, there is knowledge. There is no passion, there is serenity. There is no chaos, there is harmony. ...
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Is the Dark Side of the Force more powerful?

I was watching the battle between Obi-Wan and Anakin in Revenge of the Sith, and it struck me that most of the time Obi-Wan was getting pushed back by Anakin, and he only really got the upper hand ...
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Was the Duchess of Mandalore named Satine as a reference to Moulin Rouge?

Satine Kryze, Duchess of Mandalore, was introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "The Mandalore Plot". It is revealed during the Mandalore storyline that Obi-Wan Kenobi had fallen in love ...
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Is the Jedi Order a Cult in context of modern Western society? [closed]

Force sensitive children are taken from their families at a young age. They live together, are trained together, and eventually are given a mentor to teach them the ways of the order. They are ...
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Why was Darth Vader so much taller than Anakin Skywalker?

In A New Hope, Darth Vader is seen as extremely tall. He is perhaps close to 7' tall, although other sources cite his height closer to 6'8. In episodes 2 and 3, we see Anakin is the height of a ...
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What kind of creature is yoda? [duplicate]

I've always wondered why there was only one creature like yoda in the star wars movies. Was he really one of a kind or does he appear in other media? I'm trying to determine if there are enough of ...
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Luke Skywalker's life on Tatooine

Are there any books or comics that give us more information about Luke's early life, between arriving at Tatooine and leaving with Obi-Wan?
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Why didnt Obi-Wan tell the truth to Anakin on Mustafar?

In Star Wars Episode III, before the battle on Mustafar, why didn't Obi-Wan admit to Anakin that it was his idea to hide in Padme's ship to find him. His hate towards her would at least be forgiven, ...
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Why was the single war between the Republic and The CIS called “The Clone Wars”?

Both Clones Wars tv series as well as the movie refers to the events as the "Clone Wars", as does Leia Organa. However, there was only one three year war between the Galactic Republic and Confederacy ...
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In Star Wars Episode IV what made the moaning sound that scared the Sand People?

What made the moaning sound that scared away the Sand People? Most people think that it's either a bantha that got scared of Ben-Kenobi coming, or Kenobi used the Force to make a sound.
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Why did Vader need to freeze Luke in carbonite?

In retrospect, Vader's whole plan to encase Luke in carbonite seems like a big waste of time: Vader didn't even know if the carbon-freezing thing would even work safely on humans when he arrived on ...
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Why There are only humans for service on darth vader's ships'? [duplicate]

Recently I watch Star wars Episode 4 and 5 and I notice that On Darth Vader's Ships (the Death Star, The Executor) and other Empire ships there are only human species as Crew. There are no aliens / ...
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Mandalorian Armour Protection Level

How durable Is mandalorian/Death Watch armour and can it resist blaster bolts?
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Are there any examples of Humans and Aliens producing offspring in Star Wars?

The title is pretty self explanatory, although to expand on the question further I am looking for any examples of inter-species breeding in the Star Wars universe, not just inter-species (ahem) ...
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Star Wars Clone Wars Military Ranks

What (clone) ranks in the Grand Army of the Republic outrank Jedi Commanders and Generals?
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Why specifically did Darth Vader choose Han Solo to test the carbonite freezing?

Availability of other options: Given the size of the Imperial Fleet and the Super Star Destroyer alone that Darth Vader traveled on, there must have been some prisoners or disobedient stormtroopers ...
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How would the Jedi Order enforce the “no attachment” rule?

We know that the Jedi impose a rule of no emotional attachments on themselves - as Yoda puts it: Attachment leads to jealousy, the shadow of greed, that is. Which then in turn could lead to ...
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Why did Grand Admiral Thrawn fight the New Republic?

Timothy Zahn talks of Thrawn as a bad guy, and this is how he portrays his character in the Thrawn Trilogy. But in "Outbound Flight" we learn that Thrawn is actually a cool guy and that he manouvers ...
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A New Hope: Why doesn't the Death Star scramble more TIE fighters?

In A New Hope, the Rebels assault the Death Star with X-Wing fighters launched from a moon around the planet Yavin. However, the Death Star only sends out a few squadrons of of TIE Fighters to counter ...
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Personal Shielding Technology in Star Wars Universe [Canon and Non-Canon]

Why is personal shielding technology so rare in star wars? It seems only durge and the death watch has them.
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Kyuzo bounty hunter Embo Clone Wars

Is it known what material Embo's hat is made of?
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Clone Wars The Framing of Ahsoka Tano

Is it stated why Bariss chose Ahsoka to frame for Bombing of the Jedi Temple Hangar?
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How do Boba Fett and other Star Wars characters fire weapons without using their hands?

In the Star Wars Universe, how does a bounty hunter (such as Boba Fett) use their gauntlet weapons without touching the buttons to launch it? For instance, they shoot wires/darts etc., but their hands ...
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Why did Obi-Wan allow Leia to get adopted by such a high profile figure?

I know that Leia is a princess because she was adopted by the Queen of Alderaan, but why would Obi-Wan allow this? Wasn't the original plan of Obi-Wan and Yoda to hide the Skywalkers from Palpatine? ...
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How did Anakin and Obi-Wan intend to rescue Chancellor Palpatine?

In Revenge of the Sith, according to the title crawl, Anakin and Obi-Wan "lead a desperate mission to rescue the captive Chancellor." They do this by arriving in two one-man starfighters. Grievous' ...