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 motivated Lucas to convert a torch (flashlight) into deadly weapon?

Has Lucas ever mentioned how he came up with the idea of Lightsaber? I don't think it's stolen concept as its unique to Star Wars. Energy swords do exist in other sci-fi canons (like Halo), but those ...
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What was the space station structure in Clone Wars Season Six?

In the first episode of Season Six of the Clone Wars, the planet under siege Ringo Vinda, is a planet encompassed by a giant ring space station. The entire planet!!! What type of megastructure would ...
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Do bionic implants interfere with force abilities?

I can't remember where, but it was stated or heavily implied that droids cannot be force-sensitive due to their bionic nature (and also because they can't have midichlorions in their 'bloodstream'). ...
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Who is the Sith lord who could essence transfer and switched to light side?

In the novel Darth Plagueis, a Sith lord is mentioned who is able to use the power of 'essence transfer'. In a mysterious way he switched sides and stopped being Sith. In Bane’s age a Sith might ...
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Was “The Empire Strikes Back” always numbered as episode V, or has it been renumbered?

Was the original release of Empire Strikes Back called Episode V in 1980? Or was this added in a later re-release? Did the original opening crawl actually start out with Star Wars Episode V ...
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Why did Darth Vader block Luke's lightsaber attack on Emperor? [duplicate]

Darth Vader always wanted to overthrow Palpatine. In Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, he talked Padme about that on Mustafar. In Star Wars Episode 5: Empire Strikes Back, he talked Luke about ...
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Is Jar-Jar Binks responsible for the creation of the empire? [duplicate]

I have heard some claim this, and if so, how? And was he the sole reason, or were there other elements?
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Is the hypothesized technology zenith in star wars universe plausible? [closed]

In Star Wars, technology rarely varies from era to era. Stuff 3,000 years before the original movies and then over 100 years after the original movies is about the same. No advances or progression in ...
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The Clone Wars mentions of Old Republic

Are there any mentions or links like people, places or events between the Clone Wars series and anything in the era before sacking of corruscant?
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Why would increasing troop production prolong the war?

I'm watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season 2, Episode 15), and I just heard something that just doesn't make much sense to me. Senator Padmé Amidala, recognizing that more troops will only ...
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Has George Lucas ever confirmed Palpatine was anti-woman and anti-alien? [duplicate]

I think I remember the Star Wars Expanded Universe saying Palpatine hated women and aliens. I know Pellaeon mentions it in The Hand of Thrawn at least. I guess writers based this on no girls or aliens ...
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Could Lobot ever know love?

Could Lobot of Cloud City in Empire Strikes Back be capable of love? Or would his implants preclude such emotion?
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Why do Jedi trust the Force which isn't immutable?

Siths do experiment on the Force and they have changed the Force many times. Provided Jedi have researched the Force and Sith both, it's safe to assume that they know this fact. If the Force isn't ...
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On average, how many midi-chlorians are present in non-force-sensitive?

I always thought non-force-sensitives contain zero midi-chlorian. But, then I watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Lost Missions (Unfinished season 6). In an episode, Jar-Jar was attacked for force ...
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How does Yoda know that the name of other Sith is Darth Sidious?

At the very end of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace movie, Mace Windu and Yoda had this conversation: Mace Windu: There is no doubt. The mysterious warrior was a Sith. Yoda: Always two ...
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How can Yoda identify Darth Bane?

In the final episode of season 6 of The Clone Wars, (spoilers) Darth Bane was around roughly a century before Yoda was born. It also seems like all of the Jedi who ever encountered him did not live ...
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How does stun work with blasters in Star Wars?

I understand that blasters are not lasers - and it makes sense that a bolt of plasma would have the damaging, explosive effects we see in the show (and reasonable that they are moving slower than ...
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Meaning of close-ups on severed arms in Mos Eisley and Hoth cave [duplicate]

The movies makes a special point to focus on the severed arm of the bully in the Mos Eisley cantina in Star Wars. This technique is repeated in the Hoth cave on the Wampa's fallen arm. I would say the ...
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Did Anakin Skywalker have a genius IQ? [closed]

At the age of 8 Anakin Skywalker built his own Podracer as well as a Protocol Droid. Is there any way to determine that, had he lived on Earth he would be tested to have a 'genius level IQ' (e.g. an ...
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Did Luke Skywalker kill any innocents when he was Darth Sidious' apprentice?

In the EU, Luke becomes the reborn Sidious' apprentice. During this time did he kill any Jedi or innocents, like Anakin did, to fully turn to the dark side? From wookiepeedia... It was then ...
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Why were the Jedi who tried to arrest Palpatine so rubbish? [duplicate]

After Anakin informs Windu that Palpatine is a Sith Lord, Mace and 3 Jedi (Kit Fisto, Agen Kolar, and Saesee Tiin) go to arrest him. After a bit of banter Darth Sidious then kills the three Jedi ...
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Shadows of the Empire Question

Why did Guri leave Prince Xizor? I thought Guri's objective was the safety of Prince Xizor, yet she left him to fight Luke, leaving Xizor in danger.
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What became of the Jedi Temple's contents?

By all accounts, the Jedi Temple was a storehouse of vast amounts of information. Holocrons, books, and the like. What became of this after Order 66? Did the Emperor take control of it? I've never ...
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Did any Jedi ever choose to forgo using a Lightsaber?

Okay, so everyone knows that somewhere along the line it became tradition that, as one of the final tasks of their training, Jedi must construct their own lightsaber. I was just watching an episode ...
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In Revenge of the Sith, why didn't Obi-Wan and Yoda gang up on the Emperor?

In Revenge of the Sith, Yoda and Obi-Wan split up to confront Palpatine and Skywalker in single-combat. However, with the millions of lives at stake, and the obvious power of the Emperor with his ...
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By what mechanism are lasers meant to destroy an entire planet? [closed]

I don't know, if this kind of question can (should be) asked here (redirect, if necessary, please)? I'm referring to two events that I recall immediately (the destruction of the Borg planet in the ...
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What makes a place strong in the Force?

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Lost Missions (Unfinished season 6), Yoda told R2-D2 that Dagobah was strong in the Force. High midi-chlorian counts makes a person strong in the Force, but what ...
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Is Darth Vader Going to Appear in the Upcoming Star Wars Rebels Series?

Does anyone know if Darth Vader, is going to play a prominent role in the upcoming series of Star Wars Rebels or is the character going to be on the sidelines? Iv'e been trying to get some info on ...
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Can lightsabers be periwinkle? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find some canonical support for a jedi, dark jedi or Sith who wield a periwinkle lightsaber. Periwinkle is a different color than Ochre, incidentally. Periwinkle= sRGBB-204, 204, 255. ...
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How are hyperlanes operated or controlled in Star Wars?

In Star Wars, hyperlanes are: A hyperlane, also known as a hyperroute, hyperway, hyperspace route, hyperspace lane, spacelane, star-route, or trade route, was an area of space that had been deemed ...
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Star Wars Expanded Universe [duplicate]

I am interested in getting into the Star Wars Expanded Universe, and was wondering what would be the best place to start.
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How did Luke know where to land on Dagobah?

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke crashes his X-Wing on Dagobah after scanning the planet for technology and lifeforms. LUKE (into comlink) I'm not picking up any cities or ...
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Why were so many Jedi risked to save so few (three)?

During the battle of Geonosis the Jedi lead a strike team to save Anakin, Padmé and Obi-wan. Wookieepedia states that there were 212 Jedi in the strike team, of which an unknown number were part of ...
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Is there a general term for Jedi and Sith?

Is there a term for the Jedi and Sith? I mean if you don't know if the person is a Jedi or a Sith, but you know the person is using a lightsaber and has a big knowledge about the force, what a term ...
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How much close control over physical objects is possible with the Force?

The Jedi can control objects with the mystical power called the Force without touching them. In the movies you can see, that the Jedi or Sith are moving objects really fast and really well controlled ...
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At the end of Revenge of the Sith, are the suns rising or setting?

I always assumed that they were setting, for the symbolism of the twins (Luke and Leia) dropping off the map for a while, but I've heard people say they're rising, as kind of a reverse bookend for the ...
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Why did Chancellor Palpatine create the Clone Wars?

I'd like to know why did Chancellor Palpatine created the Clone Wars? It doesn't make sense to me that the Chancellor was both head of the Republic and the Sith.
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Long-distance Mind Trick

In the Star Wars universe, could a Jedi Mind Trick be performed over the telephone? Like, could Yoda have called up the Imperial embassy on Dagobah and mind tricked whoever answered into getting him ...
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Outside of Order 66 - does a blaster ever beat a lighsaber?

There is a scene in The Clone Wars where Ahsoka is in the middle of hallway, deflecting blaster fire from two directions while carrying on a conversation (Cargo of Doom, I think ... ) and it got me ...
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How does the Trade Federation fall?

By Revenge of the Sith, the fate of the Trade Federation is described as: With Nute Gunray's death in 19 BBY at the hands of former Jedi Anakin Skywalker, now Darth Vader, the Trade Federation ...
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How did the New Republic gain control of Coruscant?

From this Wookieepedia page: Coruscant served as the capital for the Galactic Republic, Galactic Empire, New Republic, Yuuzhan Vong Empire, Galactic Alliance, the Fel Empire, Darth Krayt's ...
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When did C3PO get his restraining bolt removed?

Related to: Is C3PO a slave? R2D2 tricks Luke Skywalker into taking his restraining bolt off so that R2 can run off and look for Obi-Wan Kenobi. But I don't recall any point in the movie where ...
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How did the Millenium Falcon escape discovery?

Given that the Millenium Falcon was using sublight ion drives when careening at the bridge of the Avenger (Captain Needa's ship), why could they not track the ion drive emissions and see where it ...
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How did Boba Fett know to hide in the Star Destroyer “Avenger”'s garbage?

When Vader instructed the Bounty Hunters to all go after the Millennium Falcon, Boba Fett hid in the trash compartment of Vader's Star Destroyer so that he could follow the Falcon undetected to its ...
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Why do the Jedi insist on the concept of “No Attachment”? [duplicate]

At the surface, it sounds like a complete butchering of the Buddhist concept of attachment, which is not what most people think, and has more to do with more to do with denying ourselves suffering and ...
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Why are the B-1 battle droids in the Star Wars prequels and The Clone Wars (2008-2014) so dumb?

The everyday infantry droids in the Star Wars prequels and The Clone Wars TV series are dumb as rocks. They are constantly confused, hoodwinked and bamboozled by paper-thin schemes, when they aren't ...
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Has technological progress stopped or reached a peak in the Star Wars universe?

In the last 30 years, human technology has developed massively. Every year a new smartphone is released with a faster processor, more memory, better features. Why hasn't the same level of progress ...
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What lightsaber form does Leia use?

Its never stated and I haven't read many novels with Leia dueling, so I'd like to know.
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Can Leia understand Huttese?

Whenever Jabba says something to Leia in Huttese she never seems confused at all - she seems to understand what he's saying. Also, when Jabba gives Leia an order or talks to Leia does he do it in ...
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Hyperdrive vs Warp drive. Which is fastest? [duplicate]

In Star Trek Warp Factor 36 is the highest FTL speed while in star wars I think the fastest canon was 0.4. So which is faster?