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In Star Wars, how do they empty toilets in space?

I don't think I've seen this question asked so I'll be that guy and ask it. I'm sure that these starships have some sort of plumbing system in place, but how do they empty the tanks? Do they do ...
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Which lightsaber form(s) did General Grievous know?

In Episode III, when Grievous is about to face off against Obi-Wan Kenobi he says I've been trained in your Jedi Arts by Count Dooku. Which lightsaber form(s) was he trained in, if any? Is this ...
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Why was a Nebulon-B medical frigate at the Battle of Endor?

So rewatched the final battle scene from “Return of the Jedi” last night and caught the line: They’re heading for the medical frigate! It’s something I never thought about before since seeing ...
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What happened to the Stormtroopers after the fall of the Empire?

Were the Clones/Stormtroopers loyal to the head of the galaxy at the time or just to Emperor Palpatine? Whose side did they join after the empire fell?
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Why is the Son on the Star Wars Rebels poster?

Why is the Son from the Mortis trilogy on the Star Wars Rebels poster? Isn't he dead?
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What's the purpose of solar panels of TIE fighters?

I don't think those sideways panels are for trapping solar energy because there should be more efficient power source in TIE fighters. But they look like solar panels. What do those panels do ...
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What was the motive behind “Monster sounds” of TIE fighters?

Maybe, an engine could produce such sound, but why was it chosen (out of universe)? By no means, it looks futuristic.
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Did Luke retrieve his Lightsaber from second Death Star?

At the end of Episode VI: ROTJ, Luke defiantly "hurls away" his lightsaber - according to both screenplay and novelization - before declaring "I am a Jedi, as my father was before me". I have just ...
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How did Anakin manage to cut off the hands of Dooku, supposedly a superior swordsman?

I just re-watched Revenge Of The Sith again, and I just noticed something. It seems when Anakin cut off Dooku's hands he just beat him by sheer luck, not technique. He just held the saber under ...
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Why didn't Vader save Luke this easier way in Return Of The Jedi?

In Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, when Luke was being tortured by the Emperor's Force Lightning, why didn't Vader just go pick up Luke's lightsaber (which Luke had previously thrown aside) ...
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Why did Princess Leia knowingly lead the Deathstar to the Rebel base? [duplicate]

After Han and Luke rescue Princess Leia from the Deathstar, one of the first things Leia says to Han-after they fight off a very meager squad of Tie Fighters-is that their escape was too easy, and ...
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How did Yoda know that Anakin killed the younglings before watching the security hologram?

In Episode III, before Obi-Wan started watching the security holograms, Yoda already warned him: YODA: If into the security recordings you go, only pain will you find. Obviously he was talking ...
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How did stormtroopers know how to simulate Sandpeople attacks?

Stormtroopers kill Owen and Beru Lars, and then incinerate them to simulate an attack by Sandpeople. Moreover, they bring banthas to leave incriminatory tracks (which do not fool good ol' Ben). But ...
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Who is Bail Antilles, mentioned at Episode I?

In Episode I, among the names appointed to succeed Valorum as Chancellor, there was (quoting Panaka): ... Bail Antilles, from Alderaan... Is this name any reference to the Captain Antilles, ...
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Why didn't Qui-Gon Jinn use his Jedi mind tricks to exchange his republic credits?

In Star Wars Episode 1, Qui-Gon Jinn tries to use his Jedi mind tricks to convince Watto that Republic credits will do fine as payment for the hyperdrive they need. Conveniently, mind tricks don't ...
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In Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith is Count Dooku masking his true Sith nature(yellow eyes and decrepit look) with the Force?

Some fans believe Palpatine was using Force enhancement to cover up his Sith disfigurements (due to decades of using the dark-side) and yellow eyes before his fight with Mace Windu. Is it possible he ...
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Why was Palpatine so sure Yoda wasn't dead by the end of Episode III?

Being a known fact that some Jedis disappear when they die, why did Palpatine/Sidious stated so surely that Yoda wasn’t dead, when they couldn't find his body in the Senate Chambers, at the end of ...
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Was Anakin's birth caused by a Sith? [duplicate]

It's stated that Darth Plagueis had learned to influence the midi-chlorians to create life, and keep the ones he loved from death. When Shimi Skywalker describes how Anakin was generated, she says: ...
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Why did Dooku join the Sith?

While it is understandable why he left the Jedi Order (mainly that he lost his faith in the Order and the Republic), is there any information on what led him to joining the Sith - agents of chaos and ...
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can a force ghost's presence be sensed by a nearby force-sensitive? [duplicate]

In the Original Trilogy, Obi-Wan's force ghost only appears to Luke. But was Luke able to sense the presence of the Force ghost before he even saw it?
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Obi-Wan and Anakin - Who left whom?

In A New Hope, Vader states to Obi-Wan the famous phrase: When I left you, I was but a learner.... Now I am the master. But at Episode III who actually leaves the other one behind is Obi-Wan. ...
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Did Obi-wan ever try to contact Anakin after Episode III? [duplicate]

In Return of The Jedi, when Luke tries to stir the emotions of his father on the forest moon of Endor, Vader states: Obi-Wan once thought as you do... Does this imply that, at some point between ...
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How does a Lightwhip work?

Lightwhips are similar to Lightsabers except their blades are flexible like ropes. This all fine and good, but how does plasma containment field work like optical fibre? Or, is there something that ...
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Why was Boba Fett still hanging around with Jabba?

Boba Fett fell into the the Sarlacc Pit in Return of the Jedi due to the rather clumsy actions of a blind Han Solo and being on Jabba the Hutt's barge in the first place. But why was Boba still in ...
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Was Jabba justified in kidnapping Han Solo?

Wasn't Jabba justified in kidnapping Han, given that Han dumped a shipment he was carrying for Jabba and never paid him back? Shouldn't Luke and Leia have asked the Alliance to pay Han's debt rather ...
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How many battle droid units were created for the Second Battle of Geonosis?

In the episode "Weapons Factory" from Season Two of Star Wars The Clone Wars, the Tactical droid TX-21 informs Lord Archduke Poggle the Lesser that there are 10 new garrisons of battle droids armed ...
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Are there any known Jedi or Sith Ewoks?

Are there any known Jedi or Sith from the Ewok species? It seems to me that any species with enough intelligence is capable of becoming Force sensitive.
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Did Darth Plagueis know about Darth Maul?

During the events of Episode 1, Darth Plagueis is still alive, although he is never mentioned or seen on screen (Plagueis wasn't killed until Palpatine was Chancellor). The Sith Lord we do see is of ...
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How did people know Emperor Palpatine's name before the release of Episodes I-III

As far as I can remember (and I can't find anything on the internet to refute this), the name "Palpatine" is never used in the original Star Wars trilogy (he's just called "the Emperor"). Despite ...
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Movie about a small man climbing giant steps?

As a child I watched a movie in which I think I remember: A man (Mark Hamill, I believe) and an ewok (I think) are climbing giant steps to face a giant spider. If I'm not mistaken, since this was ...
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Why did the council assign Ahsoka as apprentice to Anakin?

The Clone Wars cartoon introduced the character of Ahsoka Tano, Anakin's apprentice, who was assigned to him by the Council shortly after his own knighting. There are two parts to my curiosity: A) ...
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Why does Yoda mourn the Jedi after order 66 is executed?

In Episode 3, Yoda tells Anakin, Rejoice for those around us who transform into the Force. Mourn them, do not. Miss them, do not. Attachment leads to jealousy, the shadow of greed, that is. ...
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Are the B1 battle droids in Star Wars self-aware?

They're so stupid and funny, they don't act like the cold-blooded robots in Terminator at all... so I first thought that they must be conscious. But then I realized that the Jedi mercilessly kill ...
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In-universe etymology of the word 'Padawan' and existence of similar titles for other Jedi ranks

No other Jedi rank seems to have an equivalent 'title' - initiates are Jedi Initiates, knights and masters are Jedi Knights and Masters. Yet only the rank of Jedi Apprentice has this special word for ...
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Did the Emperor actually die in The Return Of The Jedi?

We see him fall and an explosion occurs, but that doesnt mean he necessarily died. This is similar to Gandalf falling in Moria: we see him fall and we think he dies (technically he does), but then ...
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Use of a yellow crystal in Canon Star Wars?

In the 2008 Clone Wars TV Series, we encounter the Jedi Temple Guards who protect the Temple, wielding shortened double-bladed yellow lightsabers. Can only these Temple Guards use a yellow crystal, ...
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Female terms for Jedi/Sith

Would a female Jedi be referred to as Jedi Mistress instead of Jedi Master? Likewise would a Sith female be referred to as a Sith Lady instead of a Sith Lord?
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Why did Luke leave his landspeeder when Sandpeople were coming?

When Luke and C3PO find R2D2 in the canyon area, R2D2 informs them of several life forms headed their way. Luke concludes they must be sandpeople, so he... Leaves the landspeeder and heads for a ...
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Why didn't the stormtroopers radio for reinforcements at the Battle of Endor?

During the Battle of Endor, Emperor Palpatine reveals some information to Luke about the strength of the Imperial forces guarding the shield generator that is protecting the Death Star: Your ...
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Star Wars trivia question to identify race

This came up as a question in a trivia quiz. "Enter the name of an intelligent race, which is housed in a human hand, can live many thousands of years and tell me what is her talent?" Well ...
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In Star Wars: The Clone Wars are clones allowed to be in romantic relationships?

I understand that they're soldiers for life. But I don't recall them taking an oath that bans this type of relationship. We were shown that they do have free time when Fives visits the clone bar.
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Why does General Grievous' face mask have 3 audio holes at the beginning of the clone wars, then at the end of the clone wars have 4?

From the first picture wee see grievous with 3 voice receptors (whatever the proper terminology is) and then towards the end of the clone wars, grievous seems to have developed a 4th one? as seen in ...
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Who is this character from Episode 1: Phantom Menace?

I watched The Phantom Menace almost a year ago when I spotted this, and I have just found the picture to prove what I found. When I was watching - towards the end of the film - where everyone ...
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How was Commander Cody's full body being projected on Darth Sidious' office table when there was no camera?

This might come across as foolish question, but how was Commander Cody's full body being projected to Sidious and vice versa when neither of the two had space age film crews or intergalactic iPhones ...
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What battle/battles were the Separatist leaders viewing inside the Mustafar war room?

Just wondering as to what was the battle that Nute Gunray and the other Separatist leaders were viewing inside the Mustafar war room as Darth Vader was near. I saw AT-APs on the table so I am guessing ...
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Why didn't the Separatist leaders look surprised about Jango Fett?

I was hoping for some clarification as to why Nute Gunray especially did not question the fact that Jango Fett, the key clone template of his enemy's army (the Republic) was standing right next to him ...
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Why aren't baby Leia and baby Luke trained in the force?

We know that force training is supposed to begin at an early age. And we know that Yoda and Ben envision Padme's children as the only hope to bring balance back to the force. Why then are baby Leia ...
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Where are Millennium Falcon gunner bays?

I just realized that any spec of the MF that I look at don't show gunner bays. In one of the 4/5/6 movies, Han & Luke, are in their own gunner bay, with the remote control swivel seats firing ...
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Are there any known Sith from Yoda's species?

I have been doing some reading and researching about Yoda's species. It seems that, even if their species name and homeworld remain a mystery (and are wanted to remain a mystery), there is evidence ...
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Does “the purple planet” have a real name?

It appeared in Star Wars: Clone Wars "chapter 22" and was named "the purple planet" due to its purplish hue. The planet was used as a battle site between the Confederacy of Independent Systems and ...