Star Wars is a series of six (soon to be seven) films 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. The 7th film ...

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Lines from original Star Wars trilogy that Sir Alec Guinness and/or Harrison Ford refused to say?

In this comment, there is a reference to "some of the lines that Harrison Ford/Sir Alec Guiness allegedly refused to say". Poking around (admittedly briefly) online, I couldn't find any references to ...
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Why does Yoda call it “The Clone War” immediately?

In Attack of the Clones, Yoda says Victory? Victory you say? Master Obi-Wan, not victory. The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun the Clone War has. It's an awesomely epic Yoda line, and I ...
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What was in the Star Destroyer Avenger's garbage?

You all know the scene from The Empire Strikes Back: the dashing Captain Han Solo successfully outwits the crew of the Imperial Star Destroyer Avenger by clamping the Millennium Falcon onto its hull, ...
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What Star Wars Media is Canon [duplicate]

I know that the 6 saga movies, The Clone Wars Film, The Clone Wars TV Series, and the Star Wars Rebels TV Series is canon, but what novels, books, comics, video games, etc. are canon.
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How are Star Wars blasters properly reloaded/charged/etc.?

I've been looking into the inner workings of blaster weapons primarily using Wookieepedia. While most of it I understand, I still can't figure out how many rounds a gun would fire before needing the ...
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Why was R2D2 in Star Trek?

Related question here As you can see in the picture I've taken from this answer (below) R2D2 can be pretty clearly seen in the opening battle in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (kudos ...
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Why is it ok for C-3PO to disrespect Chewbacca?

C-3PO is programmed for etiquette and is able to communicate with all sorts of life forms and even technology (eg the Millennium Falcon) and he is generally very respectful to all biological ...
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Do the darker impulses of society ever appear in the SW universe materials?

I know that Star Wars is generally kept PG, or at least PG-13 in some cases, but it got me to wondering. I'm pretty familiar with a significant chunk of the Legends continuity, yet I can't remember ...
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Is there any detail in the canon to suggest where The Liberty and the Tantive IV met to transmit the Death Star plans?

Pursuant to comments made by @tjd and @O.R. Mapper in my answer to this question, I will reproduce the note that I made: The points raised by @tjd and @O.R. Mapper, in the comments to this ...
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Is Darth Plagueis seen on screen in The Phantom Menace?

I've recently read the Darth Plagueis novel and was intrigued to learn exactly how involved he was behind the scenes during The Phantom Menace and when/how he died. Given his involvement in the story ...
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What are fans speculations about fiction universes turned out to be true? [closed]

Fans of such universes often like to speculate, why such character do that, or why such party do this, what Obi-Wan though in this moment, what agenda of Tom Bombadil was, etc, etc. And I wonder, is ...
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Why did Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon Jinn attack Darth Maul unfairly instead of one-on-one?

In the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace movie there is an episode, where Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon Jinn encounter Darth Maul. Darth Maul came out to them alone, drew a weapon and than froze - it was ...
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Is it possible that Qui-Gon let Darth Maul kill him?

Is it possible that because of his certainty that Anakin was the chosen one, and his knowledge that the Council had decided that Anakin was too old for training and too full of fear, Qui-Gon let ...
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Why didn't it ring a bell to Vader that the escape pod with the plans landed on Tatooine?

Why didn't it ring a bell to Vader that the escape pod with the plans landed on Tatooine?
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Why didn't Luke kill the Emperor after subduing Vader?

After subduing Vader, Luke appears to have profound control of his anger. I understand that he was far too angry earlier to kill the Emperor as that would lead to the Dark Side. This is the perfect ...
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In the Star Wars Universe, how much construction time was needed to build ships?

And not just any ships: battleships, super battleships and 'civilian' big ships. From what I've read about the Star Wars Universe, given that it's science fiction, I never did understood how they ...
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When did Darth Vader learn that Luke took part in Leia's rescue from the Death Star?

While answering this, I ran into the following assertion by OP: from what I can tell, Vader wasn't aware that Luke was in the Millennium Falcon when the Death Star captured it after blowing up ...
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How did Vader know that Obi-Wan was helping Luke?

Vader: He's just a boy. Obi-Wan can no longer help him (Empire Strikes Back) How does Vader know that Obi-Wan helped Luke before? He doesn't know that Luke grew up on Tatooine even if he ...
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How much does a clone cost?

The clone troopers that formed the basis of the Republic's new army were paid for by a combination of Count Dooku's wealth — which was apparently staggering — and other funds. What was ...
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Why was Anakin sent to the Temple?

I'm interested in knowing why Palpatine sent Anakin to the Jedi temple during the Jedi purge, rather than straight to Mustafar to end the war. Would the Jedi at the Temple been able to defeat the ...
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How do droid names work? [duplicate]

Droids are machines, with model years and presumably updates, e.g., R5-M4 being more advanced than R2-D2. However, they all seem to have fairly unique personalities, and aside from battle droids and ...
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Why was it so important that Luke confront Vader and not the Emperor?

Yoda and Ben make a big fuss about how important it is for Luke to confront Vader, but they make no mention of him needing to kill the Emperor. Doesn't the Emperor also need to be destroyed to restore ...
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Why are humans the most populous race in the galaxy?

This answer states that 42.6% of all beings in the galaxy are humans - a staggering percentage, considering that the runner-up, the Twi'leks, constitute only about 3%. This is an astounding ...
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Were Luke and Leia as strong with the Force as Anakin? [duplicate]

We see in all of the movies that Anakin/Vader is very strong with the Force due to his being born from the midi-chlorians through Shmi Skywalker. His children, however, were conceived through natural ...
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Hapan species: Human or near human?

Wookieepedia says that Hapans are "near-human" and only differed from baseline humans in appearance and ocular faculties. Also given is the information that the pirates who established the consortium ...
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Do all droids have a four alphanumeric character name and does this have any significance?

I was noticing that the two famous droids from Star Wars, C-3PO and R2-D2 have a four character alphanumeric name. Now, these are just two of so many droids out there, but I was wondering, in the ...
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Type of droid pulling Anakin and Padme's cart on Tatooine?

In Episode 2, Anakin and Padme go to Tatooine to find Anakin's mother. When they arrive at Watto's place they are in some sort of cart being pulled by a droid. Does anyone know the name/type of this ...
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Mandalore (Planet): Karen Traviss' versus Clone Wars'

In the Republic Commando series, written by Karen Traviss, Mandalore is pictured as a very "normal" planet. With the Kelita river running through the capital, forests and vast plains up north, ...
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Why did Palpatine let Anakin kill Count Dooku? [duplicate]

I get that Palpatine was trying to corrupt Anakin, and that Anakin had the potential to make a significantly better apprentice then Count Dooku. But since Palpatine was planning to end the "Rule of ...
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Why didn't Qui-Gon just hire a ship to take Queen Amidala from Tatooine to Coruscant?

In The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon Jinn is trying to get the parts he needs in order to repair Queen Amidala's ship. But despite the fact that he had plenty of money, it wasn't in a currency that Watto ...
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Star Wars: Possible reference to our Solar System?

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse, by Troy Denning, page 183: ...But it was the panels between the arches that put a flutter in Raynar's stomach. The images depicted the grandeur of deep ...
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Why didn't Anakin/Darth Vader turn back to the 'light side' after learning of Padme's death? [duplicate]

When pledging his allegiance to Darth Sidious, Anakin states: "I will do whatever you ask... just help me save Padme's life, I can't live without her." However, after learning of Padme's death, ...
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Are there any additional belief systems regarding The Force, other than Light, Dark and Grey?

That I know of, there is the Light, the Dark and the Grey. You make a concious decision which of these paths to follow, but are there any additional belief systems someone could adhere to if they ...
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Did Darth Sidious influence the Midichlorians to kill Padme? [duplicate]

According to Anakin's dreams/prophecy's in Episode III, Padme dies in childbirth. On Mustafar, shortly before she gives birth, Anakin force-chokes her for a brief period of time (about 3 seconds). I ...
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What were the other standing-orders of the Grand Army of the Republic?

Other than "Order 66", what other hidden directives were there hidden within the clones inhibitor chips? Presumably there had to be some way of disguising it amongst other inconspicuous orders so as ...
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Does every living thing pass into the force after it dies?

In the "Clone Wars" Series 6, episode 12 "Destiny", Yoda has a hallucination where he sees a vision of a dying Ashoka within the Jedi Temple. She asks You cast me out of the Jedi order... tell ...
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Han Solo “Dusting Crops”

In Star Wars: A New Hope, we hear Han Solo chide Luke for his lack of understanding of hyperspace travel. However, his remark... Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! ...
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What planet is Captain Phasma from? [closed]

We've been presented with numerous clips and a hint of backstory regarding one particular female trooper: Captain Phasma, member of the First Order. Where did she come from? Phasma being the first ...
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Why did Luke intend to do nothing when confronting Vader and the Emperor

I understand that Luke turned himself in on Endor to turn Vader to the good side, but after Vader refuses and takes him to the Emperor, he just does nothing except for look out that window. Did he ...
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Has anyone thrown a punch in Star Wars?

I was reading through this article on the choreography of lightsaber fights in Star Wars fan films, when the following section prompted me to wonder if any of the Star Wars movies showed someone ...
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What does the -tooine suffix mean?

There are several planets in Star Wars that use -tooine in their names. Tatooine, Dantooine, Ventooine, etc, etc. I was just wondering if (like a real life place name) it had any canon meaning, like ...
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What is the Emperor's logic when taunting Luke Skywalker?

EMPEROR: Good. I can feel your anger. I am defenseless. Take your weapon! Strike me down with all your hatred, and your journey towards the dark side will be complete. If the Emperor just wants ...
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How did Darth Vader plan to approach Hoth? [duplicate]

VADER: The Rebels are alerted to our presence. Admiral Ozzel came out of light-speed too close to the system. VEERS: He felt surprise was wiser... VADER: He is as clumsy as he is stupid. ...
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Food in the Star Wars Universe?

Are the foods in the Star Wars Universe the same as ours'? Do they have strawberries or potatoes or something? I know that they might have some food other than the food that we also have, but I'm ...
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How are bad Jedi punished?

Jedi have a lot of rules and breaking them presumably invokes some kind of punishment. The only one that comes to mind is "exile", but even that is not explained in depth. (This question asks how Jedi ...
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Why did Luke use a synthetic crystal in his lightsaber and what were the implications of this choice?

The book Star Wars Lightsabers: A guide to weapons of the force indicates that Luke's green lightsaber uses a "synthetic" green crystal as its focusing crystal while all other Jedi in the book use ...
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Are blaster bolts affected by gravity?

In Star Wars: Battlefront (2015) blaster bolts are affected by gravity, like bullets shot by weapons in Battlefield games. Is this right? Are blaster bolts affected by gravity in the same way that ...
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Is there rank within the Jedi Council?

I don't remember this being clarified: Is there someone overall in charge of the Jedi Council or is their way entirely democratic? Are they all equal, or are senior members more influential and ...
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CIS droids become progressively more human?

The CIS droids in the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace come off as cold, emotionless and what we typically think as "robots" but in Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith it seems they have ...
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Why recast the Republic as an Empire?

Why did Palpatine declare the Republic to be an Empire, especially if he was planning to maintain the Senate? Why was the renaming of the Republic (and the declaration of himself as Emperor) a ...