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How many engineers worked on the Death Star?

In Rogue One we see which were at most a dozen. How could a dozen engineers have accomplished anything? I would guess at least a hundred engineers involved in an aircraft carrier...
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What was that creature in Rogue One?

What was that creature used to interrogate Bodhi in Saw's hideout? It was difficult to understand what Saw was saying.
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Why didn't the Rebellion seek Yoda's help? [duplicate]

Prior to the Battle of Scarif, So the question: In light of the magnitude of the situation, why did the Rebellion seek the aid of only Obi-Wan but not also Yoda when they need every advantage they ...
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Why do lasers from Kyber crystals in lightsabers repel noisily but lasers from Kyber crystals in the Death Star combine?

Rogue One introduced the idea of Kyber Crystals in the Star Wars movie Canon. In the 1977 movie A New Hope - we see Obi Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader battle with lightsabers and the blades repel with a ...
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What's the story behind this Rogue One symbol?

I've seen this symbol pop up a few times, each time claiming to have something to do with Rogue One, but I don't remember seeing it in the film. I tried researching and reverse-image-searching etc. ...
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Were Kyber crystals mentioned in the Star Wars movies prior to Rogue One?

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story there are various mentions of Kyber crystals - relating to lightsabers, the Death Star, and the Jedha temple. From what I can recall - this didn't come up before. ...
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Why weren't the capital ships firing?

In Star Wars: Rogue One, the rebel fleet arrives at Scarif, sends some fighters through the gate before it can be closed, and commence battle with the Imperial Fleet there. I never saw either the ...
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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 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 is the guy in the tower outside Yavin IV doing? [duplicate]

In both A New Hope and Rogue One, there is a guy in a tower with a radar gun looking thing. He points the device at all incoming and outgoing ships. What is his purpose and what is he doing?
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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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Who is this guy in Rogue One?

Ever since I watched the movie, I've been scratching my head to figure out who this actor is. He somewhat reminds me of Adam Driver which makes things more irritating as he obviously isn't (and ...
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Does Rogue One create a plot hole in Return of the Jedi re Hyperspace Radio?

In the Star Wars movie Rogue One, we see the Rebels communicating over the radio whilst at Light-speed. I don't recall seeing this in other Star Wars movies. (They pop out of Hyperdrive - and the ...
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Were there multiple iterations of the first Death Star?

At the end of Revenge of the Sith we see this as one of the final scenes: We clearly see that the first Death Star has most of the super laser dish constructed and a lot of the reactor core and super ...
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What's the radius of the explosion caused by a single reactor ignition of the Death Star superlaser?

Twice in Rogue One, What's the radius of these explosions?
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Is the size of the Death Star depicted inconsistently in Rogue One?

Near the end of Rogue One, when the Death Star it can be seen from the planet’s surface, like a big moon. Even given that it’s in orbit and much nearer than a moon, this gives the impression that it’...
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Are there any Star Wars Canon usage of 'Hyperdrive Radio' prior to Rogue One?

In the Star Wars movie Rogue One, we see the Rebels communicating over the radio whilst at Light-speed. I don't recall seeing this in other Star Wars movies. (They pop out of Hyperdrive - and the ...
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Why did the data transmission from Scarif work after the connection to the communication tower was destroyed?

When the defected Imperial pilot (Bodhi Rook) was on the ship during the Battle of Scarif, he How was Was it not necessary? If not, why did he
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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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Does Scarif host any resort communities?

The depiction of the planet Scarif in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was as a lush, tropical locale. However, I don't know much about this planet outside of what was shown in the movie. It seems like ...
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Why does Krennic have these characters killed?

In Rogue One we see Why would Krennic do this, considering that the Death Star was not yet fully operational? What would he have done if parts of the design needed revisions or if part of the ...
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What happens to the Partisans after this event?

The Partisans are Saw Gerrera's extremist rebel cell that operated on Jedha around the time of Rogue One. After Jedha City is most of the Partisans escape. What do they do after this? Do they join ...
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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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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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Was Baze Malbus previously a Guardian of the Whills?

In the Rogue One scene in the prison cell on Jedah, Baze Malbus makes fun of Chirrut Îmwe "praying" for the cell door to open. Chirrut responds with: Baze Malbus was once the most devoted guardian ...
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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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Is Director Krennic's name a reference?

Is Director Orson Krennic named after Orson Welles or Orson Scott Card? I only ask because Star Wars has the funny quirk of sneaking in small references to outside universe things; THX-1138 being ...
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Is “Wobani” an intentional anagram of “Obi-wan”?

I've seen in a couple of places, most notable here that The name of the prison planet that Jyn is rescued on is called Wobani, which is an anagram for the name Obi-Wan.-Slashfilm.com - 46 Rogue ...
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What explains the beam color of Death Star?

In Rogue One there is a scene when Empire is plundering the Temple of the Kyber on Jedha. From Rogue One dialogue: "What are they bringing in?" "It's what are they taking out. Kyber crystal......
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Why was Darth Vader's cape fluttering at the end of Rogue One?

At the end of Rogue One, Darth Vader and two stormtroopers watch Tantive IV leave the Profundity. It looks like they are outside the airlock, but his cape is fluttering as if there is a stiff breeze ...
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How do droids determine chances?

I've noticed that many droids in the Star Wars universe--specifically K-2SO and C-3PO--say a lot of things about chances of arbitrary things happening, like "Sir, the possibility of successfully ...
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Did Rogue One use screen wipes?

Screen wipes are prevalent in all the other Star Wars films, but were they used in Rogue One?
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Why was this character in bacta in Rogue One

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Was Rogue One not a Star Wars Episode movie?

I've been hearing about Rogue One (mainly just on this site) but haven't been out to see it. I just assumed it was the next Star Wars movie, but after seeing this question and reading the Wikipedia ...
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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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What exactly are the capabilities and limitations of “scanners” in Star Wars?

The impetus for this question is that as of Rogue One, we have observed three (!) or even four (!!) instances of people or droids evading capture while out in the open in a desert with Imperial ships ...
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Why does Baze reverse Chirrut's chant?

Chirrut chants "I am one with The Force, and The Force is with me." Baze says "The Force is with me, and I am one with The Force." I'm sure there must be meaning in it. Why the reversal?
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Was the Rogue One title the first use of a seriffed font?

Perhaps I'm just misremembering, but I found the seriffed font (Times New Roman or similar) for the main Rogue One title card jarring. Is this the first use of a seriffed font on-screen in a Star ...
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Were the Stormtroopers on the Death Star ever intended to be a ground assault force?

The Death Star has a considerable number of Stormtroopers onboard the station. In both A New Hope and Rogue One, we see that they are used for internal security and shooting laser canons aboard the ...
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Why didn't the Death Star jump to hyperspace to escape attack?

In Rogue One, Additionally, the Empire knew (or at least might have reasonably suspected) at this time that That being the case, during the assault on the Death Star in A New Hope, why was the ...
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Why do they send the plans to Obi-Wan? [duplicate]

Why, after seeing Rogue One, in New Hope, does Leia send the plans to Obi-wan and not just send R2 back to the Alliance.
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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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Who's missing from the Imperial Military Council meeting?

In A New Hope, there is this council of random Imperials in the "I find your lack of faith disturbing" scene. They are called the Joint Chiefs. However, there is one empty chair on the council. I ...
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Was there a Wilhelm Scream in Rogue One?

I understand that it is difficult to prove a negative, but I did not notice a "Wilhelm Scream" in Rogue One. I remember it in (I believe) all three of the original trilogy and it felt somewhat amiss ...
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Why did the Rebel Alliance change their mind and support the attack on Scarif?

The one guy ran in yelling at Mon Mothma and then they almost all send their fighter support. What exactly happened?
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Was Wedge Antilles present at the climax of Rogue One?

Due to Rogue One being set close in time to Episode IV, But, was Wedge Antilles part of Red Squadron at this point? If so, would he logically have taken part in the battle? We know there are ...
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What are these things that look like vaporators?

At the very start of Rogue One, we see several objects that look like this: This looks very similar to a moisture vaporator from A New Hope: Moreover, we learn that these objects are used for ...
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Does the Death Star use Kyber crystals as fuel?

When watching Rogue One, I noticed a line where they mentioned that the Death Star was using Kyber crystals as fuel. Other non-canon websites say the same: In "Rogue One," Galen Erso (Mads ...
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Where else are the Death Star plans?

At the end on Rogue One The fate of the Death Star is revealed at the end of episode IV and later there is a second in the works. Where did the plans for the second one come from? If the plans ...
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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 ...