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 Star Wars novels are still Canon? [duplicate]

With Star Wars Episode 7 being released this year, this obviously throws a lot of the novel plots out of the window, especially post Return of the Jedi. Which EU novels are considered Canon?
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Why would a protocol droid act so nervous? [duplicate]

C-3PO has, in the words of Wookieepedia and this related question, a "fussy and worry-prone personality". He reacts poorly to dangerous situations, usually exclaiming some variation of "we're all ...
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Why do battle droids need to speak in Basic?

You would think they would only need to communicate silently through internal transmissions. Having them have to communicate verbally seems pointless. What is the IN-UNIVERSE reason for this?
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Will there be an official novelisation of The Force Awakens?

I know there have already been books announced that will be go from the end of Return of the Jedi up to The Force Awakens. Does anybody know, or has anybody heard for certain, whether there will ...
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Why did Vader keep the handcuffs on Luke in Return Of The Jedi?

In Return Of The Jedi when Luke surrendered to Vader on Endor, why did Vader keep the handcuffs on Luke all the way until they went to meet the Emperor, given that Luke had voluntarily surrendered on ...
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Why did Disney cancel “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” TV series?

After acquiring LucasFilm, Disney cancelled the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series, causing fans all over the world to lose their minds. Maybe I am not representing accurately the number of these ...
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Are 'The Lost Missions' part of the official Star Wars canon?

The new Disney canon includes Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series, but are The Lost Missions (e.g. the unfinished season 6 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars) considered a full part of the Star Wars canon?
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Luke Skywalker (injured?) stranded aboard a large automated spaceship?

I remember reading a story probably about 18 years ago in which Luke is stuck aboard some kind of automated freighter. I say automated, but there is some kind of ghost piloting it (or at least inside ...
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Star Wars: Why couldn't the Clone Gunship shoot down Count Dooku as he was escaping Geonosis?

In Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, after chasing Count Dooku's speeder for several (miles?) in a Republic Gunship, Anakin asks the Clone Pilot to "shoot him down" and the Clone pilot ...
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How did the Separatists get to Coruscant?

At the beginning of Revenge of the Sith, we see a massive battle over Coruscant. It's pretty clear that this is the height of the Clone Wars. So how were the Separatists able to get so deep into ...
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Is there any canon information about the state of the galaxy by the time of “The Force Awakens”? [on hold]

I've read some information on the net about the But today I read in a report about So my question here is: is there any canon information out already on what the state of the galaxy is or will ...
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Is it C-3PO or C-3P0?

A lot of people will interchange an "o" for a zero when speaking them aloud, like with phone numbers and postal codes, so I'm thinking this is the same here, but with nicknames like "threepio", I'm ...
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Why doesn't Luke's lightsaber cut Jabba's guards in Episode 6?

In Return of the Jedi when Luke is taken to the Dune Sea to be cast into the Pit of Carkoon why is it that when he strikes Jabba the Hutt’s guards with his lightsaber they are merely knocked off the ...
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Are deleted scenes considered canon?

There are a number of deleted scenes (specifically in the prequels) that add a lot of interesting information to the backstory of events and characters in the films. One that jumps out at me is the ...
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Is there any indication that someone is cast as Anakin in The Force Awakens? [on hold]

There is some recycled dialog in the second teaser for The Force Awakens, with a voiceover by Luke: The force runs strong in my family. My father has it… Assuming that the dialog is from The ...
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What is this small Imperial ship with two dishes below it?

I learned about interdiction in Star Wars (I thought it was just in EVE Online) by watching the fan short film TIE Fighter, after wondering what those Star Destroyers with lumpy growths were, but ...
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In which book did Count Dooku try to make General Grievous Force-sensitive?

I just found out that Dooku once tried to make General Grievous Force-sensitive by blood transfusion, but failed. In which Legends book can I find this?
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Are there cats or creatures similar to cats in the Star Wars Universe?

I wonder if cats or creatures similar to cats exist in the Star Wars Universe. And if yes, what are these creatures, like humanoid cats or more like predators like tigers etc. Or are there any ...
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How long had the rebels been on Hoth before the Battle of Hoth?

On the planet Hoth, when Luke gets attacked by the Wampa and Han goes to look for him, we have this snippet of dialog (emphasis mine): DECK OFFICER: Sir, Commander Skywalker hasn't come in through ...
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Why do Star Wars B2 Battle Droids only use one arm?

Whenever I see a B2 battle droid fighting, they are always using only their right arm. On the Star Wars Wiki, it states that the droids are equipped with dual laser cannons on their right forearm, ...
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What did Anakin need to do in order to become a Master Jedi? [closed]

Before Mace Windu goes to see Palpatine in Revenge of the Sith he tells Anakin that, if what Anakin says about Palpatine being a Sith Lord is true, he will have gained his trust. Was Mace's mistrust ...
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What exactly was the plague that stripped the Rakata of their force powers?

In Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, we learn that long before the original Republic, the galaxy was ruled by the Builder Empire, an oppressive regime of dark-side Rakata who used the dark side ...
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Why did Vader need the cape at all?

Why did Vader need a cape? I don't think it was something that his life was dependent on? Why have the cape, if all it is just a drawback, and hinders your movement. Does the canon explain this ...
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What does Yoda mean by “Remember your failure at the cave!”

At approximately 1:23:55 in Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda is trying to convince Luke to stay and continue his training, and then implores Luke to Remember your failure at the cave! ...
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Did Darth Vader's TIE fighter appear in any version of Empire Strikes Back?

Lego has released their versions of the iconic Star Wars movie posters, including this one of the Empire Strikes Back: I have a print of the original as well. It suddenly dawned on me that right in ...
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Can Force Lightning be projected from a distant source (e.g. the sky)?

Can Force Lightning be projected from a distant source (such as the sky or a charged object) rather than from a Sith's body? If possible, this could potentially (EE pun intended) make it more ...
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Did Chewbacca have a formal rank in the Alliance?

We can track Han and Luke's advancement through the ranks in the original trilogy pretty easily. What about Chewie? Did he have a formal rank? If so, what was his rank in each of the movies in the ...
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Why did Obi Wan use his lightsaber in the Mos Eisley Cantina?

In the Mos Eisley Cantina, Obi Wan uses his light saber to protect Luke from a patron attacking him. Jedi (and I would assume, lightsabers) are very uncommon, so I would imagine Kenobi's attack would ...
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Why did Greedo shoot first?

Was there ever an explanation given by George Lucas or the studios for changing the cantina scene to Greedo firing before Han did?
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How do Lightsabers turn off and on?

From the Star Wars movies it appears that whether a lightsaber "ignites" is dependent on the circumstance but is there an explanation for how they turn on (i.e. a simple switch on the side or through ...
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Why didn't the Emperor realize that torturing Luke to death in front of Vader might be a bad idea?

I know he's supposed to be an evil super-genius, but the Emperor seems to lack common sense here. He sensed that Vader's feelings about Luke weren't clear pretty early on, and while he was using ...
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Is there a script that contains Chewbacca's/Peter Mayhew's dialogue (in English)?

Most Star Wars fanatics probably already know about the clip below. In a nutshell, the scene is from A New Hope. Luke, Han, Chewie, and the droids are in the hangar control room on the Death Star, ...
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In the medal ceremony in Star Wars: A New Hope, is Chewbacca giving orders?

Chewbacca, Han, and Luke walk down the aisle. The rebels are standing at attention in parade formation on either side, facing the aisle. Chewbacca howls. The rebels stamp their heels and turn to ...
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Does R2D2 Try to Trick Luke in Episode V - Empire Strikes Back

Immediately after leaving Hoth, Luke suddenly steers his X-Wing off course, and this exchange occurs: INT. LUKE'S X-WING - COCKPIT Luke, looking thoughtful, suddenly makes a decision. He ...
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When multiple Jedi attack one target, why do they all attack physically?

Jedi are masters at telepathy, telekinesis, and physical combat. When two or more Jedi attack one target, why do they all crowd around to physically confront him? The gang should have some Jedi ...
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Which is the correct order for all Star Wars Movies, Series and Games

I am currently watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars. By that I had a thought, in which order does one have to watch the movies and series and which game should one play when? My current idea of the ...
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What is the most widespread/numerous alien species in Star Wars (other than Human?)

I've been looking for an answer to this for years. Other than humans, what intelligent/sentient alien species are the most widespread/numerous/prevalent in the Republic and Empire? Twi'leks? ...
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Was Vader's suit prebuilt?

Was Vader already going to be in a suit before he was injured? Many dark side warrior such as Darth Revan, Starkiller, Darth Bane, and other Sith that specialize in close quarter combat wear armor as ...
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Why did Mace Windu switch from wanting to arrest Sidious to wanting to kill him? [duplicate]

Upon appearing in Palpatine's office in Episode 3, Mace Windu says In the name of the Galactic Senate of the Republic, you are under arrest Palpatine resists and after a fight Windu says He ...
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Why didn't Palpatine hire Bounty Hunters to kill the Queen of Naboo?

Killing a Queen was an infiltration level task. Providing enormous money at hand, the best of best Bounty Hunters could be hired to finish this task. Darth Maul couldn't stand a chance against ...
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Why does Naboo elect such young rulers?

Inspired by this question, Naboo has a tradition of electing twelve and fourteen year old girls to represent them at a galactic level. Padme remarks that at 14 she wasn't the youngest queen ever ...
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How many systems are there in the Galaxy far far away?

Irrespective of they are independent, Republican, or Separatist, how many systems are there in the Star Wars galaxy during the Clone Wars?
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Who was / How old was the youngest queen ever elected in Naboo?

Related to this other question, it's pointed that Padmé says: Padme: I wasn't the youngest queen ever elected, but now that I think back on it, I'm not sure I was old enough. I'm not sure I was ...
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Does Naboo only have female rulers?

In Attack of the Clones Padmé says: Padme: I wasn't the youngest queen ever elected, but now that I think back on it, I'm not sure I was old enough. I'm not sure I was ready... This suggests ...
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How many seats were there in the Senate of the Galactic Republic?

I love those flying disks in the senate of The Galactic Republic. How many disks were there? I googled, but without luck. A link says it 10000, but without citation. Is this ever mentioned in a book ...
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How was Palpatine able to kill three Jedi Masters easily? [duplicate]

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Palpatine failed to defeat Darth Maul in lightsaber combat (in the end, he needed to use Force and Force Lightning on Maul). But, in the Revenge of Sith, how was he able ...
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What were the Jedi supposed to do after the assassination of Chancellor Palpatine?

Being a Sith wasn't a crime and the assassination of a legit head of state was treason. Plus, the Senate and most government bodies were in the control of Palpatine. So, basically, the Republic was ...
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Why didn't Mace Windu consult Yoda before going after Palpatine?

After Anakin told Windu that Palpatine was a Sith, Windu made a plan on the fly to assassinate Palpatine with few Jedi present. Why didn't he contact Yoda and other Jedi Masters who were in the ...
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Why do the Kaminoans take orders from Tyranus rather than from the Jedi?

In episodes 1-4 of season 6 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Kaminoans take direct orders from Count Dooku (as Tyranus). These orders conflict with the wishes of the Jedi, specifically Jedi Master ...
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How are Inertial Compensators manufactured/made in Star Wars?

An inertial compensator is essential for space travel in Star Wars; it keeps your feet on the ground-er...floor of the vessel. But how are they made and manufactured? How do they work? Who ...