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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Why is Mother Yolanda a Yoda knockoff?

Mother Yolanda of "Sister Claire" webcomic seems to be a very deliberate Yoda knockoff (in the order of specificity of traits): She is a leader of a religious order She is shown as being very old ...
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In Star-Wars - Why don't the Jedis or the Siths use real weapons instead of laser guns? [on hold]

I mean if I would have to kill a Jedi or a Sith, I wouldn't use the traditional laser gun (since this gives the chance to avoid the laser bullets), I would use a real gun (since this is faster than ...
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What is the mass of an AT-TE?

This Wiki page does not appear to contain information about the mass of an AT-TE. If any canonical source on this is not available, how much is the approximate mass of (something like) an AT-TE? ...
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Was the scene in Episode IV about Han Solo and a human Jabba, in the Original movies?

Ok, what I mean is that I don't recall and I can't seem to find it anywhere, is if the scene with Declan Mulholland acting as Jabba was in the final cut from the original Ep. IV or if it was cut (for ...
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Perfect eye-sight “A Long Time Ago.” [duplicate]

It just occurred to me that I don't remember anyone wearing glasses in the SW movie universe. Is this correct? Are there people wearing glasses in the EU (even if it's not Disney canon anymore)?
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How did Chewbacca find C-3PO's parts?

While in Cloud City, C-3PO is shot by a stormtrooper, torn into pieces, and thrown in the trash. Chewbacca finds all of his parts, narrowly saving him from the incinerator. How in the hell did ...
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Why was it a mistake to come out of hyperspace close to Hoth?

From the script: Alarms sound throughout the hidden Rebel base. In the control room, a controller urgently gestures for General Rieekan to check a computer scan. CONTROLLER ...
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Does (weaponized) laser exist in the Star Wars universe?

Light sabers are not made of light, nor have they anything to do with lasers (even if there are people who mistakenly refer to them as "laser swords"). Blaster bolts are also not lasers. They travel ...
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How did the Republic pay for the clone army?

I remember reading in one of the Republic Commando books about Besany Wessen doing some investigating within the Treasury, but don't remember it ever leading to anything except the Skirata Clan ...
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How does Grevious get his first lightsaber?

I understand that he takes them as trophies from defeated opponents, but how does he get his first one? Does he defeat a Jedi without a lightsaber (who?)? Or is he given one by a Sith?Does he make ...
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Are only Force Sensitives able to see Force Ghosts?

And is the clarity of the Force Ghost as visible to you directly proportional to how much training in using/sensing the Force you have? In the Original Trilogy, Obi-Wan's ghost only appears to Luke; ...
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Why was Han Solo on Tatooine?

When Solo meets Greedo in the Mos Eisley cantina, he tells him: I was just going to see your boss. Tell Jabba... Before shooting him and walking out. He doesn't go and see Jabba, so what was he ...
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Why did Qui-Gon consider Obi-Wan to not be ready for Knighthood?

In TPM, Obi-Wan is a 25-year old Padawan who according to Qui-Gon is not yet ready to take the Trials. Of course, Qui-Gon changes his tune when he finds Anakin and wants to take the Chosen One on as ...
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Did many of the Jedi fall to the dark side during the Clone Wars

Did many of the Jedi fall to the dark side during the clone wars? As most of the Jedi didn't go on a lot of missions before the war. Then being thrusted into nonstop conflict, leading clones armies, ...
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How many Jedi Masters have become Sith

After answering this question, I came up with my own. What if Palpatine/Sidious had allowed Anakin to complete his Jedi training before trying to tempt him to the Dark side? Then I realized that, ...
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Why did Palpatine care about Anakin Skywalker in the Prequels given Palpatine's pretty good Force Vision?

Why did Palpatine care about Anakin (Vader)(Sorry, uh, spoiler alert), especially when considering his powerful "future force visions"? Palpatine organizes the framework-setting order 66 to kill the ...
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How are non-living things connected to the Force?

If the Force is an energy field created by all living things, what did Yoda mean by You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between ...
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Are communications jammers common in the Star Wars universe?

During the speeder bike chase in Return Of the Jedi, Luke Skywaker instructs Leia to jam the communications of the Imperial Scout Troopers they are chasing/being chased by. The jammer seems to be ...
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Did the Empire use independent contractors to build either of the Death Stars?

While I doubt that either Death Star required aluminum siding or roofers, Randal has a fair point in Clerks. While Imperial Stormtroopers are enlisted from all across the galaxy, many of them would ...
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Is it “the Jedi way” to kill a defenseless being if they pose a sufficient threat?

TL;DR version: Mace Windu was willing to execute Palpatine on the spot, because he recognized that Palpatine was "too dangerous to be kept alive", and feared both Palpatine's influence on Anakin, and ...
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Why did Palpatine save Vader?

Really, why did he? We see in the prequels (and even more so in the EU) how whenever a Sith becomes weak, he gets killed off by his own kind. One example is the Apprentice who becomes more powerful ...
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After cutting down his limbs, should Obi-Wan have spared Vader of the horrible pain of a slow death in the lava as a tribute to an old friend? [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate of this: Why did Obi-Wan leave Vader on Mustafar?. EDIT: The question I mentioned answers why Obi-Wan didn't kill Vader to make sure he's no longer a threat?. The answer to ...
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What human rights did the clone troopers have?

The Clone Troopers in the prequel trilogy were genetically engineered to fight the Clone Wars. This question establishes that each trooper was individual and some excelled at different things. The ...
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Has any reference been made to Earth or the Milky Way in Star Wars EU?

I know this might sound really stupid, but I was wondering if any references had ever been made to the existence of Earth or our solar system or the Milky Way anywhere in the Star Wars EU. EDIT: ...
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Why did Jedi in the prequel movies use the force offensively?

One of the Yoda's quotes which sticks in my mind most from the original series is A Jedi uses the force for knowledge and defense, NEVER for attack! To back this up we see Vader and Sidious ...
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How does the Prophecy of the Chosen One relate to the EU?

George Lucas gave the definitive interpretation of the meaning of the prophecy of the Chosen One and the phrase "balance to the Force" on the Revenge of the Sith commentary track: "[...] Which ...
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How was Grievous able to defeat Jedi?

Since Grievous could not use the force, wouldn't a simple force push always eliminate the danger to a Jedi? Note: unlike many of the other enemies of the Jedi, Grievous appears to have no weapons but ...
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Why did The Galactic Republic allow Trade Federation to have a military?

Trade Federation had its own military. With Galaxy class deadly battleships, it was capable of creating space blockades (Yes, Naboo is in my mind). Why would The Galactic Republic even allow that ...
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In The Clone Wars movie, why can't Anakin understand Huttese?

After returning his son to Jabba in his palace, the Crime Lord orders the Jedi to be executed immediately, the protocol droid dutifully translates this to the victims from Huttese and Ahsoka and ...
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Why did the Jedi believe the Sith had been extinct if they knew about the Rule of Two? [duplicate]

When Qui-Gon encounters Darth Maul and the Jedi realise he was a Sith, they are amazed, having believed that they had been extinct for a long time. On the other hand, at the end of Episode I, Yoda ...
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Who is the eponymous Jedi in Return of the Jedi?

I had always assumed the Jedi in the title of Return of the Jedi referred to Luke Skywalker's return from defeat. But Jedi is its own plural -- could it be referring to the rebuilding of the ...
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Is Darth Vader really afraid of the Emperor?

In Episode VI, during their conversation before meeting the Emperor, Luke asks Vader to give up on the Emperor and join him instead, at which Vader replies: "You don't know the power of the Dark Side, ...
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Did Qui Gon know the Queen was a double?

During the attack on Naboo, Padme used a decoy and posed as one of her own handmaidens. When she later reveals herself to the Gungans, Obi Wan looks genuinely surprised but Qui-Gon smiles. Earlier in ...
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What Academy was Luke trying to attend?

Reminded of Luke's general restlessness by this question I realized that I didn't know what sort of Academy Luke was trying to attend. He wanted to apply, but Uncle Owen wanted him to stay on another ...
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Is Jar Jar alive?

I know there are questions about Jar Jar’s age and relevance in the films already, but I was under the impression that when all the Jedi were killed between 3 and 4 that he had been murdered as well. ...
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Was the original Death Star prop actually blown up for the movie?

I've read in the past that the original Death Star prop was blown up for the movie scene. Today I came across this and was wondering if there was any truth to that rumor.
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How long did Luke/the Lars supposedly own the droids?

Yes. I know they really only owned them for a day at this point in the movie. TROOPER How long have you had these droids? LUKE About three or four seasons. BEN They're for sale if ...
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When do people start distrusting the Galactic Empire?

At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine makes the Jedi look like the bad guys so he can take power of the Galactic Empire and destroy the Jedi Order. It appears that he has the support and ...
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Is there any science fiction (or fantasy) canon larger than Star Wars? [closed]

Is there any other canon as large in breadth and as complicated as the totality of the Star Wars canon? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_canon
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Book Author, Screen Play Author, and Director are the same: Which is canon?

While recently reading the 1976 novelization of Star Wars penned by none other than George Lucas himself, I have found that there are several inconsistences between the novel and the 1977 version of ...
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Who, or what, are the human characters in the original 1977 Hildebrandt Star Wars poster?

Who, or what, are the human characters in the original 1977 Hildebrandt Star Wars poster? They are definitely NOT Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher. Is there any canon information regarding whether or not ...
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Kit Fisto versus Qui-Gon Jinn

Qui-Gon Jinn and Kit Fisto are 2 of my favorite characters from Star Wars and I was wondering which one of them is better at lightsaber combat. I know that Kit Fisto is one of the three Jedi that ...
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Why not more droideka/destroyer droids? [duplicate]

Droideka/destroyer droid's shields seem crazy over powered I.e. Blocking (deflecting?) blaster shots. So why aren't there more droidekas instead of standard battle droids or at least more droids ...
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How do Jedi not turn to the dark side if they study it?

This is a thing I recently thought about quite a lot: The dark side gains power from strong and/or negative emotions. Now okay I do get that the Jedi can "surpress" these emotions to a certain degree ...
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Why doesn't Luke ask about his mother?

This contains spoilers regarding the Star Wars movies. Do not read in the most unlikely case you haven't seen and want to see them. I'm referring to the movies here only, because I know only a little ...
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Ark of the Covenant on Ryloth?

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, in S1E21 : Liberty on Ryloth, there is a scene where it appears the droids are loading the Ark of the Covenant onto a ship as the pillage the planet while they evacuate. ...
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Why did Darth Sidious even let the Clone Wars take place, since he and Count Dooku happen to be on the same side? [duplicate]

He could have simply overwhelmed the Jedi Knights with his stormtrooper army and get done with it.
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Why didn’t Yoda and Kenobi do anything except wait in hiding for 20 years?

Yoda wanted to beat Palpatine, but he failed. And the situation became worse due to the new Galactic Empire having enormous resources, including a clone army which two Jedi couldn't beat. So Yoda and ...
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Why was the Death Star's tractor beam not used as a weapon during the battles?

A comment on an answer I posted points out that there was at least suspicion that the fighters in the Battle of Yavin were a threat: Moradmin Bast: "We've analyzed their attack, sir, and there is ...