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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When does R2-D2 try to electrocute Yoda?

The question Why does R2-D2 try to electrocute Yoda? presuposses that such an attempt at electrocution occurred, something that I don't recall ever even happening in The Empire Strikes Back in the ...
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Why did Sidious apprentice Maul?

Assuming that Maul's attack on Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan was successful, what was Sidous' plans for Maul? I find it hard to believe that Maul could have acted like Tyranus, i.e. the figurehead of the ...
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Why does Palpatine's voice change when he reveals he is a Sith?

Why does Palpatine's voice change when he reveals he is a Sith? Does the prolonged use of the Dark Side during his fight with Windu cause his voice changes, like when his face is scarred?
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Why does the Resistance trust Finn so easily?

It seems strange to me that one act of helping Poe escape would enable The Resistance to trust a former soldier of the First Order. He could have easily been a spy sent to gain their trust and then ...
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Why was Anakin not suspicious about Palpatine knowing about Darth Plagueis?

When Palpatine started revealing himself as a Sith Lord, Anakin's first words were to ask, "You know the dark side?" Anakin appeared to be both surprised and suspicious at what Palpatine just said. ...
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Did Vader intend to eventually bring Padme back to life? [duplicate]

With regards to Anakin's vision of Padme's death, and how Palpatine's offer can lure him, I saw this comment in another question: He believed that even if Padme did die, he could use the Dark Side ...
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Why would Anakin Skywalker trust Chancellor Palpatine? [duplicate]

Why would Anakin Skywalker trust Chancellor Palpatine once he knew Palpatine was a Sith Lord? In one scene of Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine invites Anakin to chat with him and reveals a legend about ...
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Does BB-8 actually have an escape mode?

I have this licensed T-shirt: One of the blueprints here shows a sphere mode of BB-8 called "escape mode". The same detail is used on a variety of BB-8 licensed shirts. However, do we ever see ...
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When Rey touches Luke's light-saber why does it bring back memories? [on hold]

This sort of relates to this question, Why does Luke’s saber call to Rey?, but it does not answer why Rey gets a flashback when she instantly touches the Lightsaber? Does the the Light-saber have ...
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Why was Anakin Skywalker called to Coruscant during the Clone Wars episode 'Darkness on Umbara'?

In the Clone Wars episode 'Darkness on Umbara', Anakin Skywalker is told by Pong Krell that Palpatine has summoned him to Coruscant. Krell further states that the Jedi Council thought it was important ...
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Why Don't the Sith use sex to fuel their power?

The Sith code says: Peace is a lie, there is only passion. And yet, they only use anger, hatred and fear to power their strength. Now, sex is considered a "bad" thing for force users, seeing ...
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How does Asajj Ventress's lightsaber go together?

We see that Asajj Ventress's lightsabers can come together to make a double-sided lightsaber, but her lightsaber hilts are curved. How would they come together in a way that would make it easy to use? ...
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Why did Finn give Rey his jacket on Starkiller Base? [duplicate]

When Rey and Finn board Starkiller Base, Finn was wearing Poe Dameron's resistence jacket. But when they run into the door with Han and Chewie, Rey is wearing it. But when Han and Kylo Ren (Ben Solo) ...
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Were the flags outside Maz's temple changed for a reason?

Attached are two pictures, one from the trailer, one from the BD release. It shows that the flags outside if Maz's temple have changed, specifically ones from the prequels. Two things come to mind: ...
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Why does Kylo Ren even fight with Finn in the forest?

After seeing what he can do with Poe(freezing him momentarily) and the blaster shot, couldn't he have just stopped Finn with telekinesis and taken Luke's lightsaber with his own hand? Why even ...
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Why did Anakin turn to the Dark Side?

In the movies of The Phantom Menace / Attack Of The Clones / Revenge Of The Sith , Anakin turns bad and becomes Darth Vader. What is the reason he turned in to a Sith, and didn't the Jedi council know ...
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What if Luke had turned to the Dark Side in Return of the Jedi? [on hold]

If Luke actually turned to the Dark Side and became the Emperor's apprentice in Return of the Jedi, wouldn't he and the Emperor just die anyway when the Alliance destroyed the Death Star? If so, this ...
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Why did Chewbacca's bolt not kill or knock down Kylo Ren?

This question is an expansion on another question here, How Does Kylo Ren not stop Chewbacca's blaster? Every thing else gets knocked back or in the air by several feet, but yet Kylo Ren just gets ...
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What is the age gap between Anakin and Padme?

In Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace, when Anakin and Padme met for the first time, Anakin was a 5 year old child, I think. Does anyone know what was Padme's age at that time? After that, they ...
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What pulled the Tie fighter into the sand on Jakku?

Why did the Tie fighter that Poe and Finn crash in be pulled into the sand? And after it was pulled in , why did it explode? Was there some sort of big creature that pulled it in? Does not seem like ...
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Where was Leia when Han was being tortured?

In The Empire Strikes Back we have the scene shortly after Han Solo and friends are apprehended on Cloud City by Darth Vader and Boba Fett. I never really noticed this before, but when everyone's all ...
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How Does Kylo Ren not stop Chewbacca's blaster?

How does Kylo Ren stop the blaster shot in the beginning only to be unaware of the coming blaster shot from Chewbacca, which seems much more predictable. As I am sure he knew Chewbacca, Rey and Finn ...
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How did Rey stand up to Kylo Ren? [duplicate]

OK, I know Rey was probably taught in the ways of the force from a young age and that Kylo Ren was injured. But that still does not explain how someone like Kylo Ren who was far more experienced in ...
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Who are the red masked guards in the rathtar scene of TFA

Near the beginning of the rathtar scene in The Force Awakens, there are several guards or companions in the background. They never say anything that I can recall. Do we know who/what these are?
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Did Rom Mohc fight in the Battle of Utapau?

Wookieepedia states that [Rom] Mohc gained a reputation for fighting battle droids in hand-to-hand combat and developed a keen understanding of cybernetics. On the scene of the Battle of ...
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Is The Force Awakens logo a tribute to the roleplaying game?

Looking at The Force Awakens logo brings back old memories. The logo font of the latest movie appears to be exactly the same that was used in the titles of the Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second ...
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Why did Phasma turn off the shield? [duplicate]

This girl seems to be pretty brave. Yet a bunch of resistance fighters can force her to turn off the shield, allowing the enemies to destroy the whole planet? I mean any normal soldier would ...
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How did Rey know what island Luke was on?

At the end of The Force Awakens, the final pieces of the map to find the planet Luke is on are put together. This leads Rey to the planet Luke is on but that is still an entire planet to search. ...
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How did Obi-Wan survive the trip to Naboo?

In the beginning of The Phantom Menace, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn were sent by the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic to discuss a settlement to stop the Trade Federation from blockading the ...
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Has Kylo Ren actually met Supreme Leader Snoke?

Inspired by these two questions: Why was the image of Supreme Leader Snoke not "scaled to fit our primitive screens"? Did Kylo Ren ever actually start training with Snoke? Do we know if ...
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Why was the image of Supreme Leader Snoke not “scaled to fit our primitive screens”?

Holograms are common in the Star Wars universe. The first, or at least the most memorable, being R2's projection of Princess Leia. Note that this is a scaled version of Leia. Possibly because that ...
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Is the Alderaanian population Rebel-aligned in general?

Asking Have the Death Stars directly caused more Imperial or Rebel deaths? led me to question what I've taken for granted as an assumption all this while. From available sources in canon & ...
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Have the Death Stars directly caused more Imperial or Rebel deaths?

Throughout the operational lifespans of both the Death Star I & II, which side suffered more directly attributable casualties cumulatively as a result of the Death Stars' existence: Rebel ...
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Why did R2-D2 have the ability to record & project holograms?

R2-D2 was a mech. droid. Why did R2-D2 have the ability to record & project holograms? It does not seem to be for R2 to communicate. R2 was able to communicate with other entities in different ...
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Who is left to fight in Star Wars episodes 8 onwards? [closed]

Having just watched TFA for the fifth time, read the novelisation (adult only) and gone through the Visual Dictionary, something just came to me: With the absolutely massive losses on all sides, just ...
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Which soundtrack edition contains bar song from Maz's castle?

I just bought the OST for The Force Awakens and much to my disappointment and disgust it does not include the tracks to "Jabba Flow" and "Dobra Doompa" from Maz's castle. I checked with the prior SEQ ...
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What Star Wars media is canon aside from the movies? [duplicate]

I have watched the seven main Star Wars movies (the original trilogy, the prequels and The Force Awakens). What else can I watch that’s canon like the movies, and is there any recommended viewing ...
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How many people have been undergone carbon freezing in Star Wars?

We all know the story of Han Solo being a guinea pig for the planned freezing of Luke Skywalker, but how often are people "stored" in this way?
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Is the “stasis” pod where the jedi in episode 3 of rebels similar in funciton to the carbonite freezing pods?

In star wars time and again someone gets frozen in carbonite, but in that one rebels episode it was the first and only time I ever saw someone in sort of a statis pod (albeit dead). Now I'm ...
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Are Legends lore in-universe legends in canon? [duplicate]

Is Legends lore known to people in-universe as legends, or at least parts of Legends that would, from the point of view of a canon galactizen, belong to the past?
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How did they create the prop of Han Solo in Carbonite?

Curious if there is anything out there that describes how they made the life size figure of Han in Carbonite. Was it a full body cast, if so how did they get the clothes, or was it an artistic ...
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Was Jacen Solo beyond redemption? [closed]

Was Jacen Solo (the Legends child of Han and Leia) irredeemable by the end of Invincible, or could he be reasoned with to give up? Could he have been turned back to the light? At any point from the ...
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What punishment would Anakin have faced if the Jedi Council had found out he slaughtered the village of Sand People?

What punishment would Anakin have faced if the Jedi Council had found out he slaughtered the village of Sand People? The question says it all. Padme was no snitch. Yoda shrugged off Qui-Gon's Force ...
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Are there any other members of Yoda's species in Legends?

Though I know about Yaddle, Minch and Oteg, I was wondering if any others are ever shown or referenced. Any unnamed members count.
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Why is there a glimpse of an AT-ST in The Empire Strikes Back?

The question AT-ST at the Battle of Hoth in the original version of Episode V? makes it clear that the AT-ST, or "chicken walker", was indeed in the original release of The Empire Strikes Back. My ...
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Where did the term “chicken walker” come from?

Before I knew the actual names for Scout Walkers or AT-STs, I simply knew them as "chicken walkers", as have many other Star Wars fans. However, I don't know where that term came from, I don't think ...
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Why didn't Anakin speak to Kylo Ren? [duplicate]

At the end of Return of the Jedi we see Yoda, Obi Wan Kenobi, and Anakin (he has returned to the light side of the Force) and it has been said before in Episode III (Yoda to Obi Wan Kenobi) that ...
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Is there a story behind the misquote, “Luke, I am your father”?

I've wondered for a long time how a misquote of the famous reveal in The Empire Strikes Back crystalized in pop culture history rather than Vader's actual line: No, I am your father. How did the ...
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Has Luke successfully trained any new Jedi to knighthood? [closed]

Or did Kylo's Second Jedi Massacre consist of killing nothing but Padawans & Younglings?
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Has Kylo Ren communed with Darth Vader before?

In reference to Kylo's words during this particular prayer session in the movie: What significance and meaning does the use of the word "again" have? Has he spoken to Anakin's spirit in his younger ...