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 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?

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 ...
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Was Luke Skywalker really going to gift the droids to Jabba the Hutt?

At the beginning of Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker sends R2-D2 and C-3PO to Jabba the Hutt as a "gift", a sign of respect. By doing this, he hopes to win Han Solo's release. Obviously, Luke ...
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Why was the Rebel Blockade Runner so close to Tatooine?

At the beginning of Star Wars: A New Hope, we see the Rebel Blockade Runner with Princess Leia and the Droids being pursued by a Star Destroyer above the planet Tatooine. Practically directly above ...
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How does Princess Leia know Obi-Wan Kenobi is “Ben” Kenobi?

When Luke rescues Leia from her cell on the Death Star: Leia: Aren't you a little short to be a stormtrooper? Luke: Huh? Oh, the uniform. I'm Luke Skywalker. I'm here to rescue you. Leia: You're who? ...
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Was Luke Skywalker technically a deserter in ESB?

After re-watching The Empire Strikes Back after many years, I noticed that as Luke flies away from Hoth, he says to someone (probably Wedge Antilles) I'll meet you at the rendezvous point Or ...
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Is IG-88 the droid in the background in Empire?

When Chewbacca is getting C-3PO off the conveyor belt in Bespin, there is a Droid that looks like he's been disassembled in the background. It looks like the bounty hunter IG-88. Seems like it would ...
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Why did Darth Maul attack Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan?

Something I just realized, what possible strategic benefit would have been gained through the killing of Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan? Darth Maul is sent apparently specifically to hunt down Qui-Gon and ...
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Did the force-like magic exist within LOTR books?

I'm talking about the magic that resembles The Force (from star wars) that Saruman and Gandalf use against each other in the wizard duel in Isengard, I'm referring to the one in The Fellowship of the ...
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Why do Jedis die in different ways? [duplicate]

When Darth Vader killed Obi Wan in Episode IV, he vanished completely into thin air. But when Darth Maul (Phantom Menace) killed Qui Gonn Jinn in Episode I, his corpse just lay there with a big hole ...
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Where is Naga Sadow buried?

Where was the great Sith Sorcerer Naga Sadow buried? In KotOR, Revan visits his tomb on Korriban to retrieve his special weapon (the Poison Sword, I believe) but I don't recall if his body or casket ...
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How many official “Republics” are there in the Star Wars universe?

I was wondering how many official "Republics" there are in the Star Wars universe? One, two, three? I know about the Old Republic and the New Republic but I was wondering if there are any more. Can ...
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Why does the Republic in the prequels use the iconagraphy and general imagery of the Sith Empire from the Cold War days?

I understand Bioware's desire to represent the old Sith Empire similar to The Empire of episodes IV to VI, but has there been any in-universe reason why the Republic would eventually come to adopt the ...
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Does C3PO know he has had his memory wiped?

In Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope, C3PO says that his first job was programming binary load lifters. THREEPIO Vaporators! Sir -- My first job was programming binary load lifter... very similar ...
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Why does C3PO talk to R2D2 in English?

Whenever we see C3PO talking to R2, he talks in English (well, that's what we hear), so at least not in the beeps that R2 uses. My question is why doesn't C3PO talk in R2's 'beeping' language when ...
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How long was the homing beacon aboard the Millenium Falcon?

In Star Wars - Episode 4: A New Hope, Darth Vader has a homing beacon hidden aboard the Millenium Falcon. It is thanks to this that the Imperials are able to locate the Rebel base on Yavin 4. ...
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In what episode does Anakin get his padawan (Ahsoka) in Star Wars : The Clone Wars?

I'm trying to watch the Cartoon Network's CGI Star Wars: The Clone Wars from the very beginning, but the version that Netflix has, is when Anakin and Ahsoka already are master/pupil. Where or how ...
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Are there any specifications of the inside of star wars ship(s) available?

I have been wondering if the specifications of the inside of a star wars ship/s have been revealed before? If so, I was trying to find a website that will show the whole inside of a Star Wars ship and ...
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What were Anakin's new powers?

At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Anakin says something along the lines of: "Love can't save you Padme, only my new powers can do that." Aside from his eyes turning yellow, we don't actually ...
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How were the lightsaber effects done in Star Wars?

According to Wookieepedia, the the props are made of wood. Also, due to the brittleness of the stunt blades used during this fight, which were little more than wooden dowels, Diamond was forced ...
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Why are Jedi more agile in T-Canon than G-Canon?

In comparing characters' actions in Episodes I-VI vs. The Clone Wars, one consistent difference is the physical ability of the Jedi. When the same Jedi character is depicted in both sources--for ...
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Were the rest of the Imperials (Stormtroopers, etc) in on Vader's plan?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, Vader first tells Tarkin to not worry about Leia and Obi-Wan escaping, as Obi-Wan has no intentions of escaping. (Though, Obi-Wan's intention of not escaping doesn't mean ...
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What is the canonicity of Lego Star Wars (TV Episodes)?

There was a series of Lego Star Wars episodes that aired on Cartoon Network a few years ago - "The Padawan Menace", "The Empire Strikes Out", and "The Yoda Chronicles". While these episodes are ...
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What is the suggested viewing order for The Clone Wars?

I've read that the TV show Star Wars: The Clone Wars did not air in chronological order. Is there a consensus or authority on the recommended viewing order? Are there any benefits to watching it in ...