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How did no other engineer see the design flaw of the Death Star?

In Star Wars: Rogue One we learn that that Jyn Erso's father purposefully put in the design flaw to destroy the Death Star, my question is: How did no other engineer see the massive design flaw?
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Since when has Darth Vader had a sense of humor?

After Force-choking Director Krennic, Darth Vader makes the comment Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, Director. This comment displays a sense of humor that seems entirely out of ...
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Why does the Star Wars universe use such a primitive technology as data-tapes?

In A New Hope, Admiral Motti says that the Death Star plans were stored on data-tapes. “Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Vader. Your sad devotion to that ancient religion ...
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What are those “sticks” on Jyn Erso's back?

After my wife and I first viewed Rogue One we both walked away and mutually we had one question hanging around. What are these two stick/sword things hanging from Jyn's back? To my recollection, she ...
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Why are there no Imperial KX-series Security Droids in the original trilogy?

Rogue One had multiple never-before-seen Imperial Droids, so what happened to them between Rogue One and Star Wars IV? Episode IV starts exactly where Rogue One ends as far as I know, so why suddenly ...
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Why does one AT-AT have a hole in it in “Rogue One”?

I Watched the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and I realized that in the attack on Scarif, when the AT-ATs came, one of the AT-ATs has a large, rectangular hole on its side. That is the only AT-AT ...
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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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Why did the rebels need the Death Star plans?

In the Rogue One film, Galen Erso sent a message to Saw Gerrera and the rebels, in which he has revealed that the Death Star has a serious backdoor vulnerability: shoot a torpedo into the reactor and ...
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Is there a reason given in-universe for Orson Krennic's outfit beyond pure ostentation?

Director Orson Krennic dresses in an imperial uniform but in white, plus a rather ostentatious cape. I wondered if this is because the higher-ranking Imperials can wear what they want - Darth Vader ...
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How did the Rebels find the design flaw to the first Death Star?

So I just read the answers to this question, where most of the authors agree complete fault analysis for a ridiculously complex project like the Death Star is close to impossible, given technical ...
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Did Leia know what it was she was carrying?

At the end of Rogue One, we see that When asked by one of her crew members about the data card she's holding, her reply is ambiguous: Crew Member: Your Highness, the transmission we received. (...
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Why did Vader board the disabled Rebel flagship at the end of Rogue One?

At the end of Rogue One, the Rebel flagship is disabled. From an exterior shot, we can see that it is heavily damaged in several locations. Vader then decides to board the ship. Why didn't he order ...
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Why did the Death Star not target this location at the end of “Rogue One?”

During Rogue One, we saw that the Death Star was able to aim and directly target So why, an the end of the movie, did they not
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How much time passes between Rogue One and Episode IV?

How much time passes between Rogue One and Episode IV? Is there any canon source, or any overlooked details of either movie that might answer this?
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Why was Vader accompanied by the Imperial Royal Guard on Mustafar?

In Rogue One we see Darth Vader bathing in a bacta tank in his castle on Mustafar. He appears to be chaperoned by members of the Emperor's own personal guards with their distinctive red robes. The ...
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What were those lines in the opening shot of Rogue One?

In Rogue One, after the words A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... appear on the screen, it immediately cuts to a shot of mostly empty space. I say mostly because there are some weird lines ...
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Why didn't the Alliance send for Yoda instead of Obi-Wan?

We all knew from ANH that Leia was on a mission to bring Obi-Wan to Alderaan. Now, in Rogue One we saw Mon asking Bail Organa to call "his jedi friend". Since Yoda always took a position of ...
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Does this cut material from Rogue One still appear in the novelisation?

Before Rogue One underwent extensive reshoots, a lot of dialogue and footage was cut from the theatrical release. In the first teaser, leaked celebration trailer, celebration reel, the two official ...
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Why is Rogue One allowed to take off from Yavin IV?

Operation security at Yavin IV should be maintained at all times based on the importance of individuals visiting and taking part in the rebellion. Movements on and off the planet would be of utmost ...
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Was it implied by the dialogue in A New Hope that the Death Star had never been used before?

This is sort of an analytical question. Having seen Rogue One, I re-watched some of the scenes from A New Hope, including the two scenes above and analyzing the dialogue, the answer seems to be "no." ...
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What is the purpose of the AT-ACT?

With cargo shuttle craft being prevalent in the Star Wars universe, what would be the purpose of the AT-ACT? Wouldn't a shuttle be more useful?
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How did R2-D2 and C3P0 end up with Leia?

In Rogue One we see R2-D2 and C3P0 in the Rebel base on Yavin 4. While Rogue One is on their mission at the end of the movie, R2-D2 and C3P0 see the X-Wings leave the rebel base and the droids make a ...
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Why was Vader talking about “Rebel transmissions” in Episode IV when he saw the data tape being passed in Rogue One?

In A New Hope, Darth Vader on Tantive IV says: “several rebel transmissions were beamed aboard this ship from rebel spies…”. Except that, in Rogue One, we see that the plans were NOT beamed onto ...
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Did the heroes in “Rogue One” bump into Ponda Baba and Cornelius Evazan, from the Mos Eisley cantina?

In Rogue One, while on Jedha, our protagonists bump into characters that look very similar to Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba, the characters who bully Luke while in the Cantina on Tatooine. Is this a ...
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Why does Vader live on Mustafar?

In Rogue One, we get our first glimpse of Darth Vader's primary residence - a castle on Mustafar. Given the freedom to choose any planet in the galaxy as their new home, I don't think many people ...
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What is the identity of this Rebel starship?

There is this fat-looking starship with wing-like protrusions: What is it? It reminds me of Separatist Muunilinst-class frigates but those are similar in size to Venator-class Star Destroyers, ...
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Why didn't Vader Force Pull the Death Star plans into his hand on the Rebel flagship?

At the end of Rogue One, Darth Vader boards the Rebel flagship Profundity and pursues a group of rebel troopers carrying the disk with the Death Star plans. At one point he uses the Force to yank ...
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What's the story behind the fallen statue on Jedha?

In the Rogue One trailer, we see a scene on Jedha, with a gigantic statue fallen down to the ground, half covered in sand. Who did the statue represent? Why was the statue originally sculpted, ...
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Was Chirrut Îmwe a Jedi, Force-sensitive, lucky, or something else?

Chirrut was awesome. Both for his humor, and his action scenes. So what exactly is this guy? I know from the movie that he was part of some Jedi-affiliated religion which protected the Kyber crystals, ...
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Why were there no Bothans in Rogue One?

In Return of the Jedi Mon Mothma says in her briefing of the rebel troops Many Bothans died to bring us this information. But the team of people who went the the information base were almost ...
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What's the relationship among the many uses of the name “Galen” in sci-fi?

This name is particularly common in SFF, the most recent example being the character of Galen Erso in Rogue One. Now, Galen of Pergamon, clearly the most prominent real-world usage, was a famous ...
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How could a Star Destroyer hover over a city in Rogue One?

In the Rogue One trailer—as well as the actual film itself—we see a Star Destroyer hovering directly over a city on the planet’s surface. How is it possible? I thought that all capital ships were ...
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What do the stormtroopers describe as obsolete in Rogue One?

At the beginning of the beach part of Rogue One, two stormtroopers are discussing something that they say is being rendered obsolete, followed by 'It was about time'. It sounded like AT18, which is ...
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How did this ship jump to lightspeed within a gravity well?

Rogue One spoilers ahead. During the escape from Jedha It's established canon that gravity wells of sufficient strength will prevent jumps to lightspeed (and pull ships out of hyperspace), and there ...
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How much of the Death Star did the stolen plan cover?

In the Rogue One film, the rebels steal some plans from the imperial citadel on Scarif. Was that the plan of the entire Death Star, or only of the reactor that Galen Erso had designed? On one hand, ...
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Did Leia and Jyn know each other?

In the second issue of the Rogue One comic book adaptation, there is a flashback scene of Saw Gerrera and Bail Organa arguing over a holotable. The whatever event must have taken place before Gerrera ...
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Who was the mentioned jedi in the Rogue One movie?

I only saw the Rogue one movie in the theaters yesterday, so I don't remember the exact wording, but in the movie, Who did they mean? Leia? Or someone from the Rebels series?
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Why does Cassian think the Guardians of the Whills are just causing trouble for everybody?

"Who are they?" "The Guardians of the Whills. Protectors of the Temple of the Kyber. But there's nothing left to protect, so now they're just causing trouble for everybody." ― Jyn Erso ...
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What is Chirrut Imwe`s staff made out of?

We see Chirrut Imwe beat many Stormtroopers unconcious with his staff and several times pieces of armour visibly chip and shatter when struck. Do we know exactly what Chirrut Imwe's staff is made out ...
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Why did Tarkin undertake this course of action at the end of Rogue One?

At the end of Rogue One, Tarkin Is there any indication why he did this / what his justification was for this action?
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Do spacecraft in Star Wars produce jet blasts when taking off?

I'm talking about this kind of effect: I don't remember this happening in any movies, but can't easily find scenes online where spacecraft are taking off. In A New ...
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Are the Imperial projects listed by Jyn Erso related to anything previously seen?

During the battle of Scarif when Jyn is trying to find the Death Star Plans and is reading out project names, one of the names was Black Saber. What were some of the other names she rattled off and ...
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Who were the red-robed citizens of Jedha City?

In Rogue One, on the streets of Jedha City, we saw several tall figures wearing almost Imperial-Guard-like robes. Some of them also wore masks and others seemed to have some kind of a helmet under ...
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Why was Princess Leia in the Battle of Scarif?

In the end of Rogue One, it was obvious that the Death Star plans just had to end up in the hands of Princess Leia. It was a necessity in terms of continuity and storyline. But from the in-universe ...
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What is the Erso family’s relationship with the Force?

There are some interesting but tenuous connections between scenes with the Erso family and the Force, not limited to the following: Galen Erso plays a critical role in the construction of the first ...
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What prop was inserted into Rogue One because of George Lucas?

Rogue One director Gareth Edwards revealed in 2016 that, while on a tour of the props department, George Lucas expressed interest in a particular helmet that was then inserted into the film: ...
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Did the Senate buy the explanation of a mining disaster?

In Rogue One, Director Krennic and Grand Moff Tarkin decided to test the capability of the Death Star by firing its superlaser at the Holy City on Jedha. In order to cover up what really happened, the ...
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What's the origin of the name of the Tantive IV?

Tantive IV is the ship used by Leia in Rogue One and A New Hope. Tantive has the feel of the end of an English adjective. (I think of substantive.) This wouldn't be dissimilar to the names of ...
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Is there a signficance to shuttle name SW-0608?

In the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, there is a cargo shuttle with an Imperial ID of SW-0608. Is there any out of universe significance to this designation? For instance, one would assume "SW" = ...
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Was Obi-Wan Kenobi assuming the same pose of the Jedha statue before he died?

After watching for the nth time Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, it looks to me that Obi-Wan Kenobi, just before he sacrifices himself in the lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, assumes the same pose ...