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George Lucas is an American film producer, screenwriter and director best known for the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.

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Is there evidence for or against the possibility that George Lucas read “Nathan the Wise”?

If I describe a famous classic work of fiction as follows: A young orphaned chivalrous knight fighting a powerful lord meets a wise old man who will serve as his mentor, and saves a young lady who ...
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Is there a robot in Clone Wars or Rebels that fulfuls the 'salesman' aspect of George Lucas' original vision for C3P0?

There is evidence that George Lucas' original vision for C3P0 was that he was to be a sleazy salesman type personality. Later we see that Lucas chose to use Anthony Daniels' voice (in addition to the ...
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George Lucas on Obi-Wan vs. Darth Vader duel

Has George Lucas ever commented in an interview or commentary track on the duel between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan being the first time they met since the fall of the Jedi? While the current Disney canon ...
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Was Obi-Wan Kenobi patterned after Castañeda's Don Juan?

Brian Jay Jones in his biography of George Lucas, George Lucas: A Life (2016), tells that in May 1975, while writing an early six-page synopsis of Star Wars, George Lucas read The Teachings of Don ...
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What is the term for how Star Wars characters have names based on real people, but scrambled?

I distinctly remember there being a page on Wookieepedia on this. For instance, taken from this Quora Answer Bo-Katan is a portmanteau of Dave Filoni's wife's name (Anne) and her cat's name… Also, ...
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How much were the Force powers defined by George Lucas during the original trilogy?

In the original trilogy, it looks like the Force is something mystical and almost magical but there are no overly impressive actions by any Jedi (compared with later works and legends) Obi-Wan ...
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Why did George Lucas ban David Prowse (actor of Darth Vader) from appearing at Star Wars conventions?

According to Wikipedia, George Lucas banned David Prowse in 2010 from attending official Star Wars fan conventions. He reportedly gave no reason why other than Prowse "burnt too many bridges"...
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Why did "A Stanley Kubrick Production" not draw a fine, while "Lucasfilm Ltd." did?

Both films have distribution company disclosure in the preludes to the opening credits; MGM for Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and 20th Century Fox for Lucas' Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ...
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Why did George Lucas set Star Wars in the past instead of the future?

I always found it interesting that Star Wars is set in the distant past instead of the (more obvious) future. Has George Lucas ever commented why he chose to do that?
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What did George Lucas sue Battlestar Galactica for?

I can't think of anything similar in the franchises beyond "bad guys wear black." There was no supernatural power (that I recall), no elite superheroes. Heck, there was no hyperdrive! Does anyone ...
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Why are Clone Troopers and Stormtroopers so similar?

Before discovering the EU, I always thought that the Stormtroopers were all clones. Now I know that they're actually all regular human recruits, at least in the current canon, but then why did Lucas ...
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Where did the claim that George Lucas did NOT intend to make nine Star Wars movies originate?

Around the time The Empire Strikes Back came out—and the first Star Wars film was retitled Episode IV: A New Hope—there were a number of apparently authoritative statements that the Star Wars series ...
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Why was Nazi imagery used for the Rebellion in A New Hope? [closed]

It's no secret that Nazi imagery was the major inspiration for Galactic Empire, from costume and weapon designs to how the villains are shot and framed. However, in at least one instance, it's the ...
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Did George Lucas ever say in an article that Anakin knew his child lived?

I'm searching for a possible quote by George Lucas from years ago. It can be hard to find what Lucas has said over everyone else's opinion. When I read that Lucas said Anakin knew of a child and ...
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: deliberate Star Wars connection?

Near the start of the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, I've just noticed that the club they leave is called the Obi-Wan Club. Presumably, George Lucas, put this reference in as a joke. Are ...
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Was Imperial Navy based on Imperial Japanese Navy?

    It is said that George Lucas took inspiration from WW2 when he created his Star Wars universe. Did he create Imperial Navy bassed on IJN from WW2 ? Let's look at some ...
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Was Darth Vader originally intended to be an alien instead of a human in a suit?

I got into a discussion today with somebody about whether Darth Vader was originally supposed to be human. We didn't find an answer, so we're hoping you can. Is there any very early reference to ...
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When did George Lucas compare midi-chlorians to mitochondria?

It is widely reported online that the following quote is attributed to George Lucas: Midi-chlorians are a loose depiction of mitochondria, which are necessary components for cells to divide. They ...
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Does the number 327 hold any significance to George Lucas?

In A New Hope, the number of the docking bay used to hold the Millenium Falcon is 327. In The Empire Strikes Back, the number of the Cloud City landing platform used is also 327. In Revenge of the ...
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Was George Lucas involved with Rogue One?

Before and after the release of The Force Awakens a year ago, it was plainly obvious that Star Wars creator George Lucas was not involved in the making of that film and that he was also unhappy with ...
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What was the actual relationship between George Lucas and Richard Marquand?

In item #43 of this list states, as an "inside secret," that Richard Marquand was fired from Return of the Jedi and that Lucas had to take over directing duties to finish the movie. I did find ...
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Did Lucas always intend the Ewoks to be specifically for children?

It's no argument that for a while, the Ewoks were heavily marketed towards children. However, at least to me, their appearance in Return of the Jedi doesn't really gel with their later cutesy, ...
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Were lightsabers made to cauterize wounds because children were watching?

When speaking with a friend about whether or not the Star Wars franchise is child-friendly, the idea came up that even though people get cut in half, it is still fairly safe for kids because there is ...
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The Star Wars scripts on IMSDB contain many lines and scenes that aren't in the movies. Were the scripts on this site actually written by Lucas?

I've read the scripts for the prequel movies on IMSDB. They're definitely not a transcription of the movie as the contain many lines and even scenes not in the movies. For example, in the Attack of ...
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Is the dating of Anakin's fall and redemption/death relative to his age intentional?

Anakin was born in 41.9 BBY. He had his 10th birthday a few days after Ep I ended, and 20th birthday a day before Ep II started. Moving forward, he fell to the dark side at the age of 23, and was ...
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Was Luke Skywalker based on George Lucas?

It isn't uncommon to see people claiming or joking that the character of Luke Skywalker was based on George Lucas. For example, George Lucas in Love and this Onion article. I can see where this is ...
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What rules did Lucas have for the Expanded Universe?

Back when he was in charge of Star Wars, Lucas had at least one rule that Expanded Universe authors had to follow, Yoda's species and background could not be revealed. Did Lucas have any other rules ...
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Where does this video of Lucas talking about the Force come from?

I saw this video on youtube, but I was wondering where it comes from originally: Was it a DVD special feature (if so, what release), or something else?
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Is there any significance to the name Skywalker?

Is there any significance to the name Skywalker? Is there any evidence from George Lucas or any other important Star Wars creators about the choice of the name Skywalker for Luke and his father ...
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What was Mace Windu's connection to the Whills supposed to be in early drafts of the script for Star Wars?

George Lucas' first draft of the synopsis of the script for Star Wars - written in 1973 and titled "Journal of the Whills" - is said to begin as follows: This is the story of Mace Windu, a ...
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Why is Star Wars named Star Wars? [duplicate]

What was the reason to call Star Wars actually Star Wars? I am not a native English speaker and in the first years as a child/teenager I only heard/spoke about the german translated movie titles: ...
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Can Disney undo Lucas's changes to the original Star Wars films, now that they own the rights?

As we all know, Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012 and with it, the rights to the Star Wars franchise. It is well publicised that George Lucas made changed to the original films that many fans were ...
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What is the role of George Lucas in the Star Wars franchise?

In my understanding, George Lucas created the Star Wars universe and directed 6 episodes. Despite this monumental contribution, I frequently see various comments and answers on this site poking fun at ...
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Was George Lucas involved at all in The Force Awakens?

George Lucas has famously sold Lucasfilm to Disney, but has he still had some sort of involvement in the production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? For example, as a: consultant scriptwriter ...
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Did Lucas intend to continue the story beyond Episode VI? [duplicate]

The Return of the Jedi concludes with the Emperor's death at Vader's hands, the Force being balanced and the prophecy being fulfilled. The galaxy was at peace -- the events conclude, and Luke and Leia ...
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George Lucas's Episode VII

The New York Times ran a story today featuring a recent interview that George did. He expressed disdain for The Force Awakens, but more interestingly, he mentions that he had been writing a seventh ...
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Is Alora in the 2nd Kingkiller Chronicle an homage to the movie Willow?

I have heard Patrick Rothfuss is a fan of George Lucas's Willow. Did that lead him to use the name Alora (like the baby in Willow, but spelt with an 'A') in his second Kingkiller Chronicle book?
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Out of universe, what's the origin of the name "The Force"?

We kind of take it for granted now after 35-odd years, but the name The Force really is quite brilliant. What's the origin and story behind (I'm assuming) George Lucas coming up with it?
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Was Yoda's departure an intentional reference to E.T.?

In Revenge of the Sith Yoda bids farewell to Tarfful and Chewie on Kashyyyk. Interestingly, there are some major similarities between that scene and the goodbye-scene from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. ...
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George Lucas has so much to say on the topic of Han shooting Greedo but doesn’t say squat about Luke kissing his own sister?

The subject says it all. George Lucas has so much to say on the topic of Han shooting Greedo—like the nonsense in this Washington Post article—but doesn’t say squat about Luke kissing his own sister ...
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Why was Quinlan Vos's scene cut from Revenge of the Sith?

I was looking through Revenge of the Sith's transcript to answer a question, and I found this: The Jedi QUINLAN VOS is riding on top of a CLONE TURBO TANK. The main cannon of a second tank slowly ...
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Why do the ellipses in the Star Wars opening crawl have four dots?

Most of the Star Wars movies, and many of the EU works, feature an opening similar to this one: However, generally, ellipses have only three dots, as confirmed by Wikipedia: Ellipsis … is a series ...
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Why didn’t George Lucas direct the entire original trilogy?

Why didn’t George Lucas direct and screenwrite The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi? This seems to be in conflict with how protective George Lucas is about his “baby”. Is there a reason ...
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Was the Emperor always a Sith Lord?

The Emperor was briefly mentioned in Star Wars: A New Hope. Was he at that point intended to be a Sith (or general Dark Side user, if the term "Sith" didn't exist then)? Or did that only emerge in The ...
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Did George Lucas ever meet Gene Roddenberry?

Did the two ever meet and speak about their respective works? It's surprisingly hard to find information on this through the usual channels (meaning Google). I'd be interested to know.
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What did George Lucas think about Spaceballs?

Spaceballs is clearly a parody of the hit film Star Wars. Lone Starr, Barff, Vespa and Dot Matrix all closely mirror their counterparts; Han Solo, Chewie, C-3P0 and Leia. George Lucas is famously ...
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Did George Lucas ever suggest that he was influenced or inspired by Tolkien?

The question is simple. I have seen bits and pieces in Lord of the Rings that remind me of Star Wars. This is hardly surprising, as both works are epic moral sagas about a struggle between ultimate ...
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Did George Lucas base Darth Vader on Lightning from The Fighting Devil Dogs?

After reading this question, I vaguely remembered an article I read online at some stage in the last few months, which lead me to post this answer. I've searched and searched online but I can't find ...
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Why did Greedo shoot first?

Was there ever an explanation given by George Lucas or the studios for changing the cantina scene to Greedo firing before Han did?
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Who created the character Darth Bane?

I was having a debate with this guy on YouTube and was wondering, was it George Lucas who created this character along with the Rule of Two? The only two quotes I could find about it were these on ...
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