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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How did Luke's proton torpedoes correctly navigate through the thermal exhaust port of the first Death Star?

I've always wondered how, after Red Leader's two proton torpedoes impact on the surface of the Death Star, were Luke's torpedoes able to even come close to making correct navigation through the ...
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Star Wars vs Einstein

Consider the following passage: Rigard Matl led his Shockers toward the blockade at near-light, a favorite assault tactic that had earned the squadron its name. (Taken from Star by Star--The New ...
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What was the fate of the disbanded former Jedi order members after Order 66 executed?

The facts are that: From the prequel trilogy, we know that when a Jedi gets emotionally close to another person then he/she is dismissed from the Jedi Order. Anakin was afraid this would happen if ...
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Why is the shield generator on Hoth not underground?

The DSS-02 shield generator was a critical part of the defensive system of Hoth's rebel base. However, this shield generator was built outside, in the open: Why did the rebels built it outside? I ...
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How did Darth Vader know the rebel base was on Hoth?

In The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader looks at a picture of a shield generator on an ice planet and declares that's the rebel base. How could he know merely by looking at the picture from the probe? ...
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How hard is it for Jedi to use the force

How hard is it for the average Jedi to move objects? Like what are their limitations? Legends and Canon allowed.
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Why wouldn't escaping be Obi-Wan's plan?

VADER: Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him. TARKIN: If you're right, he must not be allowed to escape. VADER: Escape is not his plan. I must face him alone. It seemed like Obi-Wan ...
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Why does Emperor Palpatine die so easily? [duplicate]

Something I have always wondered is the end of Return of a Jedi, it seems like the Emperor dies really easily. It seems a bit strange that the emperor (presumably ...
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Why did Captain Phasma play such a small part in The Force Awakens? [duplicate]

Prior to The Force Awakens' release, Captain Phasma was really hyped, and many of the creators seemed to really like the character. I can only say that Gwendoline Christie is my favorite. She just ...
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Can Watto get drunk and blow up Anakin?

In The Phantom Menace, Anakin talks about having a bomb inside of him and, should he try to escape, Watto can simply blow him up. SHMI: All slaves have transmitters placed inside their bodies ...
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Post Death Star explosion — extant Sith/Jedi [on hold]

Looking for a good resource to identify the living Sith/Jedi in the time following the Death Star's destruction (for a Star Wars Edge of the Empire campaign). I suppose the game justifies that there ...
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Is there a mind probe lying around in the middle of this Death Star meeting room?

There's a large, shiny black thing sitting in the middle of the table during this imperial meeting on the Death Star during A New Hope. It bears a striking resemblance to the mind probe that the ...
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Why did the Jedi turn totally Light side?

In legend time of Jedi (Je'daii), the Jedi are in balance between dark and light sides of the Force, but a thousand years later, we see that the Jedi are totally light side. Why did this happen? Are ...
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Why hadn't Dooku revealed the true identity of Palpatine before he was killed? [duplicate]

In Star Wars : Revenge of the Sith, Why hadn't Dooku revealed the true identity of Palpatine before he was killed ? I mean there was time and if Dooku had started to talk , Anakin would have delayed ...
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What Star Wars canon works relate to the time period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens? [duplicate]

Back in the pre-Disney days, there was a wealth of canon works of various stripes that dealt with the Star Wars galaxy after the events of Return of the Jedi. From the Dark Forces / Jedi Knight / Jedi ...
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Why wasn't the Separatist Army more lightsaber resistant? [duplicate]

In older galactic wars, when lightsabers are prevalent on both fronts, it was the norm for militaries, private security forces, bounty hunters and other adventurers alike to arm themselves with ...
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What was the exact purpose of Dooku with giving this information? [duplicate]

In Star Wars: Attacks of the Clones, why did Dooku tell Obi-wan about the Senate being under the control of a Sith Lord? Was it because Dooku had a back-stab plan for Sidious or just because Sidious ...
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Was Qui Gon guiding Anakin?

In Star Wars : The Attack of The Clones, with interpreting this scene, can we say that Qui Gon was guiding Anakin all the time? Note: The scene is when Anakin kills the Tusken Raiders.
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Why do so many Jedi in EU use red light sabers

It seems that you look at every Jedi in the new Jedi Order and like every third one either has a red or "non-standard" color. But everything before the empire and mostly green/blue. Why? Does ...
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Expanded Universe Status [duplicate]

There is a large collection of star wars novels, and they are mostly congruent. Now that Disney has Star Wars I realize they aren't "canon", but are they discontinued? Will they keep adding to the ...
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What inspired George Lucas in the creation of Gungan civilisation?

Question as stated in title. For example, it is quite obvious that the Galactic Empire drew heavy inspiration from Nazi Germany. Who, or what, was the inspiration for Gungan civilisation? Note: This ...
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Why did Obi-wan and Qui-Gon go to Otoh Gunga (the Gungan city)?

In Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, why did Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon take a detour to Otoh Gunga? Shouldn't they have gone directly to Theed, the capital city?
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Would the Rule of Two eventually make the Sith vulnerable to extinction?

When a Sith apprentice defeats the Sith Master, there would be for a while just one Sith Lord. While there is only one Sith, the Order is vulnerable. That one Sith could later die of wounds sustained ...
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Can Jedi get ill?

Is there any canon or former canon evidence that Force-trained beings can protect themselves from viruses and the like? I know some Jedi can use the Force to heal injuries, and perhaps that ...
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What was the celebration at the end of Star Wars Phantom Menace?

In this link I find... The Naboo and Gungans organize a great victory celebration on the streets of Theed, in front on the palace. Obi-Wan and Anakin are present, the younger now wearing ...
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Did a producer or creator of Star Wars Rebels state it would have only 5 seasons?

Star Wars Rebels is set five years prior to 'A New Hope'. I seem to recall some comment when the series first started that the intended arc was for 5 seasons (those 5 years as it were) and not any ...
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Are there differences in the new Star Wars canonical map vs previous maps?

Based on this answer to a previous question, The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary, there is a new map. Are there any differences (e.g. planet/star system locations, etc) from other Star Wars maps? ...
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Did Tarkin get permission from the Emperor to destroy Alderaan with the Death Star?

Based on what we see in Episode IV, Grand Moff Tarkin appears to order the destruction of Alderaan by the Death Star entirely on his own. While we know that Tarkin had extraordinary authority on the ...
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Has a new map of the Galaxy (far, far away) been released?

There are many maps of the Star Wars Galaxy floating around. One thing I like about them is that they show the entire galaxy was not controlled by the Empire and that even a large portion of the ...
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How many stormtroopers are in the First Order military?

Approximately how many stormtroopers does the First Order have to throw away? It is mentioned that the current Stormtroopers are better trained than those during the reign of Palpatine, and that the ...
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How did Snoke's Hologram Block the Lighting?

In the Force Awakens, the first scene Snoke is in is sort of an unexpected visual - a giant man. We soon learn that this large figure is actually a scaled-up depiction of a presumably 7-foot-tall ...
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How was Luke Skywalker so advanced in the begining of Return of the Jedi with his Jedi powers? [duplicate]

In the begining of Return of the Jedi, Luke came into Jabbas palace and Mind Tricked Jabba's right hand man and force choked the gamorian gaurds. How is he so advanced? Later in the movie he went ...
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In Star Wars Rebels, how can the kids at the Stormtrooper Academy know their parents and have a name?

I thought that Finn in The Force Awakens said that stormtroopers were taken into the academy at an age they don't know their parents and didn't even know their name? So how could those kids in Rebels ...
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Were any Imperial troops or high-ranking authorities killed when the Death Star destroyed Alderaan?

Grand Moff Tarkin, commander of the Death Star, didn't seem to give Alderaan much (if any) warning before ordering the destruction of the planet using the Death Star's superlaser. Were there any ...
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Why does the The Galactic Empire/Imperial Military and First Order favor humans? [duplicate]

In Wookieepedia it states that humans (the race that originated from Coruscant) were favored over alien species. The Rebellion and later on The Resistance seems to use more aliens , particularly in ...
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Sith perspective of Star Wars saga [closed]

If the "Star Wars" movies are the history of that galaxy from the perspective of the Jedi, are there any books or fan-movies, etc that tell it from the perspective of the Sith?
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Is Luke Skywalker looking at a gravestone and whose is it? [closed]

At the end of The Force Awakens, we see Rey find Luke Skywalker to return his lightsaber and he has his back to her. It appears that he is looking a what looks like a gravestone. EDIT: The view from ...
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Why did Obi-Wan wait years after his death to tell Luke to go to Dagobah to find Yoda?

While reading this question, it came to me that Obi-Wan waited far too long to tell Luke to go find Yoda. Obi-Wan Kenobi could have appeared to Luke minutes after Luke blasted the first Death Star to ...
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Did Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru know who Luke Skywalker's father was?

In this scene, Uncle Owen says Obi-Wan Kenobi died about the same time as Luke's father. And Owen tells Luke to stop asking about his father. Luke talks to Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru about the new ...
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Was Jedi Master Windu's attempt to murder the Chancellor against the Jedi code (or other laws)? [duplicate]

The Chancellor undoubtably did some really evil things (and/or made Vader do them) after the scene in question, but given only what happened leading up to this scene I wonder if Windu was in violation ...
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Why did Queen Amidala decline a Senate investigation of her accusations against the Trade Federation?

When Queen Amidala addressed the Senate regarding the Trade Federation blockade of Naboo, she was asked if she would allow a Senate committee to investigate her claims. However, she declined and ...
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When does Padme's & Anakin's relationship start?

As per the Star Wars movie Attack of the Clones (2002) Padme Saying to Anakin I've been dying each day since you came back to my life..I love you..I think our live going to destroy any way..I ...
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How open was Palpatine about his Sith identity within the Imperial military? [duplicate]

With reference to this scene in Return of the Jedi: Palpatine spoke freely and openly about working together with Vader to convert Luke to the dark side of the Force ...
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Why did Jabba keep Han around?

When Han arrived before Jabba, he was carbon-frozen and thus a very suitable wall display as a trophy for Jabba and a warning to visitors of his palace of the folly of incurring the great Jabba's ...
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Why do Force Ghosts wear the clothes we see them in?

Are there any sources that explain why force ghosts wear those particular clothes? And why Obi Wan is seen needing to hold up his robes?
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Did Alderaan have any weapons?

From the script of this scene: Tarkin: In a way, you have determined the choice of the planet that will be destroyed first. Since you are reluctant to provide ...
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How are the jetpacks controlled in Star Wars?

So we see lots of people with jetpacks in Star Wars (okay maybe not mostly just Jango and Boba Fett but still) but they never explained how they are used. We never see them press a button to use their ...
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What was the initial escape ship of Rey and Finn?

In The Force Awakens, Rey and Finn first head for a ship in order to escape the planet. Once it was destroyed by the TIE fighters, they ended up onto the Millennium Falcon. But, what was the initial ...
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Why did Qui-Gon and Anakin need to hide the fact that Anakin built the pod-racer?

In Episode I, Anakin offered to pilot his pod-racer in the Boonta Eve and give the winnings to the Jedi and Queen Amidala. This would help them acquire the money they needed to repair Amidala's ship. ...
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Did Leia's excuse make any sense?

As I am sure most of us non-donkey riding folk here on SFF are familiar with... Facts: Princess Leia was traveling on the Tantive IV trying to get the stolen ...