Star Wars is a series of seven films (to date) that began in 1977 with "A New Hope." Created by George Lucas, Star Wars has spawned a large franchise, including five animated series and numerous 'Expanded Universe' books, games, and comics. The eighth film will be released in May 2017.

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Why does Mace Windu swing back to kill Palpatine?

When Mace Windu decides that he has to kill Palpatine, he is holding his lightsaber inches from Palpatine's throat. Given that a lightsaber can cut metal, he should have easily been able to kill ...
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Who's the blue alien from The Resistance?

While watching The Force Awakens, after the Resistance soldiers came into the battle (I remember Nien Nunb was amongst them), I noticed a blue alien commanding the Resistance's troops. He kind of ...
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Is Kylo Ren's mask instrumented?

We have seen during the movie that Kylo Ren's mask is really heavy. We also can guess that the primary reason Kylo Ren wears his mask is to mark his link with the Knights of Ren, as an intimidation ...
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Is Luke's hand animatronic or CG?

I am referring to the appearance
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Why doesn't Qui-Gon suspect Darth Maul may have been after Anakin?

I heard this on RedLetterMedia's commentary track and was wondering if this plot-hole can be resolved. http://redlettermedia.bandcamp.com/track/mr-plinketts-phantom-commentary-full From 1:16:57 to ...
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Why is Kylo Ren's Helmet so Heavy?

In the new Star Wars movie we see Kylo Ren take off his helmet twice. Both times there is a loud "thud" and the camera focuses on the helmet's impact, as if to reinforce that Kylo Ren's helmet is ...
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Is Ahsoka considered a Jedi during the Imperial period?

Another question I asked led me to realise this seems yet to be addressed. We know that Ahsoka is not a Jedi de jure. However, is she considered to be a Jedi de facto? At the point when she ...
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Did Vader ever face another Force user in aerial/space combat, aside from Luke in Ep. IV?

The formerly canonical book Shadows of the Empire (set between the end of The Empire Strikes Back and the beginning of Return of the Jedi) contains the following passage: Vader had forgotten how ...
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How could one ship override another's controls?

In The Force Awakens, before Han Solo gets the Falcon to land in his cruiser, Rey says to Finn, "Someone's locked on to us. All the controls are overridden." I was wondering how this is even possible. ...
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When did Ahsoka follow the ways of the Force/Jedi after her departure from the order?

Learning the ways of the Force is different from learning the ways of the Jedi. Initiates to both the Jedi and the Sith learn the former. The Jedi way is about the philosophy of one's relation to the ...
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Are Imperial star destroyers able to land? [duplicate]

I know how they are built in space and all, but can imperial star destroyers land? We see the republic ones landed in episode III (sorry i mentioned the prequels). In Star Wars Battlefront we see them ...
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If Vader had not been Luke’s father, what would the plot of the Original Trilogy be?

From the story in A New Hope (and from this other question), it seems quite clear that Darth Vader was originally not meant to be Luke’s father. On the contrary, Vader seemed to be the primary ...
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How susceptible are TIEs and A-Wings to damage and destruction in Disney canon?

Anyone familiar with Legends - especially games - will know how consistently weak these crafts are. Take the Rogue Squadron series of games for example: TIE Fighters are easily one-shotted while ...
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Would a lightsaber ignite a flammable substance?

I remember reading somewhere(I don't really remember where, sorry) that a lightsaber isn't really hot, it just makes atoms vibrate and hence heat is produced in a material the lightsaber comes in ...
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After The Force Awakens, is Star Wars' definition of parsec different from ours? [duplicate]

The quote from this post confused me: REY: (surprised) This is the Millenium Falcon! This is the ship that did the Kessel Run in 14 parsecs! So I did a little bit of research and figured out the ...
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Why do the numbers of the storm troopers in Finn's group skip some?

In FN-2187's 4 man squad there is also FN-2199, FN-2000, and FN-2003. Shouldn't the numbers be consecutive like FN-2000, FN-2001, FN-2003, and FN- 2004?
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How many times is Jar Jar killed in Lego Star Wars?

A common trope in the Lego Star Wars shorts is to kill off Jar Jar Binks. How many times does this happen though? How many times is Jar Jar Binks killed/destroyed in Lego Star Wars? To avoid making ...
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Are there organized groups of Force users other than the Jedi and Sith?

In The Force Awakens Maz Kanata says I am no Jedi, but I know the Force. Are there any other groups who have learned to use the Force, or is every non Jedi/Sith force sensitive completely ...
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Are new orders of clone troopers immediately ready for deployment?

To spark off the Clone Wars, Palpatine/Sidious had the clone army ordered a decade in advance, so that when the time comes they are ready for battle, and all that is needed is for him to "make it ...
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What were the immediate death tolls of Order 66? [duplicate]

As accurately as sources can provide, what were the Jedi death tolls in the immediate aftermath of Order 66: On Coruscant, and how many by Anakin's hand? Outside Coruscant, across the galaxy, to the ...
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Does Leia Organa have force powers in canon? [duplicate]

In legends there was a whole lot about Leia having force powers, as do her children. Is this still hold true? Does Leia Organa have force powers in canon?
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Which known Force users are not confirmed dead as of episode 7?

In the Disney canon there are many Force users, though fewer than Legends to be sure. How many of these characters could imaginably still be alive by the time of The Force Awakens?
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What is the canonicity of the new “Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales” TV show? [duplicate]

We've discussed the canonicity of the Lego Star Wars shows (Yoda Chronicles and the four Episodes (Empire Strikes out, Padawan Menace, etc) but what is the canonicity of the new "Lego: Star Wars - ...
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When did “Darth” become a title?

In their confrontation aboard the Death Star, Obi-Wan addresses Lord Vader thusly: Only a master of evil, Darth. Treating it more as a name, than a title. DVK's answer to the question The use ...
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Why don't all Jedi stick around as force ghosts?

In many of the Star Wars movies, Jedi come back as Force ghosts. Why don't they stick around forever, giving advice to new generations, as well as countless knowledge from thousands of years?
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Did Grievous know Palpatine was Sidious?

I was watching Revenge of the Sith and something struck me, when Grievous and Dooku took Palpatine hostage at the beginning of the film it's obvious that Dooku knew that the supreme chancellor was his ...
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Why aren't Sith affected by light side power?

I was reading 'The Clone Wars-Wild Space' the other day and the book depicts how hard it was for Obi Wan to even go near a Sith temple which contained ancient Sith artifacts including a holocron, and ...
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Where did Leia Organa learn Ubese?

A separate question asks: What language does Leia speak when disguised as bounty hunter Boushh? Where did Leia Organa learn Ubese? And for what reason would one want to learn this impractical ...
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What is Padme's reaction to Jar Jar's part in starting the Clone Wars?

When the CIS army was discovered, it was Jar Jar who motioned for Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to be granted the emergency powers necessary to create a Grand Army of the Republic, thus arming both ...
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What language does Leia speak when disguised as bounty hunter Boushh?

In Return of the Jedi, Leia Organa infiltrates the palace of Jabba the Hutt, disguised as a bounty hunter named Boushh who has "captured" Chewbacca. She speaks a rather unusual language, ...
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What is the purpose of the Millennium Falcon's “mandibles”?

This answer points out this page from Millennium Falcon Haynes Manual which refers to the two projections on the bows of all YT-1300 Correlian Freighters as mandibles. What is their purpose or ...
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Does the Galaxy Far Far Away have a name? [duplicate]

The galaxy we live in has a name: The Milky Way. Does the galaxy where Star Wars takes place have a name?
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Do we have any sample dialogue of Resistance pilots on radio?

I am wondering if they say "Over", "This is Red Five reporting", etc.
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Do we have any sample dialogue of storm trooper / clone trooper in-battle dialogue?

I am wondering whether they state their rank in each statement, whether they say "Over", whether they talk in code, etc.
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What is the rank structure of stormtroopers?

There must be several levels. In the US Army there is the private (new recruit) all the way to general. What is the rank structure of stormtroopers?
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Why didn't they retcon the dialog between Vader and Obi Wan?

Inspired by this question: Why did Obi Wan tell Luke his father wanted him to have his lightsaber? I wondered why they didn't retcon the dialog between Vader and Obi Wan in A New Hope: VADER (TO ...
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Why does Padmé Amidala think Count Dooku is after her?

At the beginning of Episode II, Padmé, who is now a senator, is the target of an attack. An explosion occurs that results in the death of her decoy and servant Cordé. She then is convinced that ...
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Why did the storm trooper helmets change from the t-visor to the curved eye-sockets?

In the Star Wars movie A New Hope - we see Stormtroopers with helmets like the following: Then in the Star Wars movie The Clone Wars - the helmets are shown as T-visors: My question is: Why did ...
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Why didn't Yoda & Obi-Wan stay around to help rebuild the Jedi Order?

In both canon and Legends, Obi-Wan and Yoda can choose when to release their retention of consciousness after death. In both canonicities, though, why do they not stay around to help Luke rebuild the ...
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Did Mas Amedda Know Palpatine was a Sith Lord?

We see Mas Amedda help orchestrate the conversation to persuade Jar Jar to vote emergency powers to Palpatine, indicating he was at least in league with Palpatine. However, this doesn't prove that ...
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What happens to Force users that are denied training by the Jedi?

I recently asked a question about why the Jedi might not train Force users, but as I was asking that, I realized that there was a second question... What happens to those who are denied training? ...
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Are there any online projects, groups, etc. trying to continue the “Star Wars Legends” timeline?

As a long-time fan of all Star Wars media, I became very attached to the old Expanded Universe. I wanted to get behind the new Disney-approved timeline as well, but everything from The Force Awakens ...
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Why do they use Arabic (i.e. Earth) numerals in Star Wars?

I know that originally some shots in the original trilogy contained English words which were then replaced with Aurebesh in the updated revisions. (Someone can provide a reference, please). Yet the ...
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Why did Obi Wan tell Luke his father wanted him to have his lightsaber?

In Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi makes a comment about Anakin's lightsaber that seems completely contradictory with the prequels. BEN: I have something here for you. Your ...
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What does the writing on Poe Dameron's flight vest say?

Not the most vital fact, I know, but what does the writing on Poe's vest-thingy say?
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Is there a confirmed link between Sabine and Kylo?

In the episode "The Protector of Concord Dawn", Sabine makes mention that her family name is Ren, from House Visla. (I know my spelling is probably off). Does this mean her family is directly ...
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Why didn't Kylo Ren get more information from Poe?

When Poe Dameron gets captured by The First Order in The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren manages to extract the information about BB-8 from him, which begins a manhunt (droidhunt?) in order to acquire the ...
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Why wouldn't the Jedi train Force users?

If you've watched the first episodes of Star Wars, or listened to Weird Al's The Saga Begins, then you know that the Jedi council originally forbade Anakin's force training. But why in the world ...
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What does “OP” mean, as in “massively OP version of force telekinesis”? [migrated]

In the answer to another question, user Daft suggests that something is "a massively OP version of force telekinesis". What does OP mean or stand for? (All users should take the hint that you should ...
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Do R2D2 and C-3PO have principles? Would they have rebelled against Vader if they had remained in his service?

I find the concept of droids such as Artoo and Threepio having personality, emotions and some level of intelligence really interesting, when they are pretty much considered slaves/servants with ...