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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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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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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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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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Is “I've got a bad feeling about this!” a reference to something else?

In every film of the Star Wars series someone, usually one of the main characters, says the line "I've got a bad feeling about this...". It's sort of one of the catch phrases associated with the ...
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Did any of the EU material come from George Lucas?

Did any of the EU material come from George Lucas? More specifically, were there any details or facts or events that were: NOT covered in G- or T- canon works at all. NOT designed to set up ...
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Is the species name “Ewoks” simply “Wookiees” with the syllables reversed?

One group of the furry critters is tall and technologically advanced, while the other is smaller and more primitive. Did George Lucas state whether or not the Ewoks name is simply and conveniently ...
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In the E.T. Movie, or in the novels, is there an indication to an actual galaxy that's his fictional home?

In movies and sometimes books, an alien species on earth will point at a star or galaxy, if not outright name an actual galaxy they're from. Is there a specific reference made in the movie or the two ...
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Did George Lucas ever express any opinion about post-Episode-VI Star Wars stuff?

Did George Lucas ever express any opinions (+ or -) regarding Star Wars works, or specific events/ideas set in his Universe after Episode VI? (books or games or comics)? I mean his opinions as ...
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Did George Lucas use any of the expanded universe material in the prequel trilogy?

One of my friend says the name 'Coruscant' was first used by Timothy Zahn in his Thawn trilogy series. Lucas liked the idea so much that he used this name for the galactic capital. Is this true? Is ...
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Is there any evidence that Lucas' “Willow” was a “Lucas-remake” of “The Hobbit”?

Citing cracked.com "5 Pop Culture Classics Created Out of Laziness": Lucas later repeated the same trick after failing to get the rights to The Hobbit: He made Willow, a film about short people in ...
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Are there any other references to Willow?

I read the first two books of the "Shadow War" Trilogy when they first came out in 1995 and 1996. As a kid I loved the movie Willow and felt that the books kind of ruined the movie for me since they ...
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What are the confirmed influences on Star Wars? [closed]

What are the confirmed influences on the Star Wars universe? I recall reading that Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand faces was a significant influence on the story from the first 3 Star Wars ...
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What is the singular source of Star Wars canonization? [duplicate]

Is the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic blessed by Lucas and considered canon? As a secondary question, has George Lucas ever officially sanctioned anything in the Star Wars expanded ...
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Was the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn an order by George Lucas for the movies 7-8-9?

I read somewhere and long ago that the "Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn" was ordered by George Lucas to make movies out of it, but that project was dropped later. Did someone have any reference of ...
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Why did Lucas begin the episode numbering at IV?

Complementary to this question, why did George Lucas start the numbering at 4? I know (now) he had a vague idea of what would be in 1, 2, and 3. But why not start with calling the first movie 1, and ...
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Plans for more sequels to Star Wars?

Does George Lucas have any plans for more Star Wars sequels or prequels? Proper movie sequels, not any supplementary animated shows or stories.