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Questions tagged [star-wars]

For questions about the 'Star Wars' universe created by George Lucas.

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Who Erased Kamino from the Jedi-Archives?

Did Obi-Wan ever identify who erased the Kamino system from the Jedi Archives? Was is Palpatine? Was it Count Dooku? We know that Sifo-Dyas was the Jedi who supposedly ordered the Clone Army and ...
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Did Leia know Luke was her brother when she kissed him?

In ROTJ Leia says "somehow I've always known" If she has always known then did she know when she kissed him?
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Has the light from the Star Wars galaxy reached us yet?

Star Wars is set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Has Earth received the light from any of those events yet?
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Why did Darth Vader die in Return of the Jedi?

At the end of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Luke had beaten Darth Vader in a duel, but didn't seem to injure the latter critically — all Luke did was sever Vader's right hand, which was a prosthetic ...
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Does C-3PO ever do his job?

C-3PO is a protocol droid that is fluent in over six million forms of communication, but it seems like everyone in the galaxy can understand every other language. Has C-3PO ever had to translate? I ...
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In the Star Wars Universe, is the Mandalorian race considered a real race or just an off shoot of the human one?

Since I have no idea what the human race is called in the "Galaxy far, far away..." but if I'm not mistaken Mandalorians are just like the human race. So I want to know if the Mandalorian race is an ...
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Why does Leia's accent change during A New Hope?

In the first 30 minutes of Star Wars IV, Leia has a pseudo-British accent. As the movie progresses she loses her accent and gets a more American-tough girl accent. Is there a reason behind this?
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Why do we hear Leia's Theme during Kenobi's death?

This was an interesting point brought up by a music professor; by the second third of Star Wars, John Williams has introduced and reinforced a number of musical themes: the "Force theme", Luke's theme,...
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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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Why didn't Yoda and Obi-Wan kill Darth Vader and the Emperor? Why wait for Skywalker?

Given their fighting skills in the prequels, it seems odd that Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi should decide to wait for the Skywalker kids to grow up. Shortly after the Episode III, it seems like they could ...
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How was Obi-Wan Kenobi able to hide his light side presence from Vader and the Emperor?

I read long ago, I think it was in Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy, that Yoda was able to hide his presence from Vader and the Emperor because of that Dark Side cave on Dagobah. I found this reference ...
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Why did R2-D2 not fly in Return of the Jedi?

In Return of the Jedi: Artoo butts the golden droid over the edge and steps off himself, tumbling toward the sand. But in Attack of the Clones: ARTOO uses his rocket jets to fly up and into the ...
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Why is it called “Han shot first”?

After reading this question: In canon, does Han Solo shoot first? I am left wondering why it is called "Han shot first". Surely if Han shot, he was the only one to shoot since Greedo was then dead....
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Is there an “official”-ish complete chronological order for Star Wars C-canon material (books+comics+games)?

I'm looking for a chronological order of ALL of Star Wars books, comics and games (a.k.a. C-canon). Ideally, I'm looking for an "official" list which includes all the recent works (e.g. something ...
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In canon, does Han Solo shoot first?

Considering the "Han shot first" controversy, is there any version that has been stated canon over the other? The 2006 DVD had two versions—the 2004 changes and the original theatrical version. The ...
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Is the Han/Leia vs Luke/Yoda timeline in The Empire Strikes Back broken?

So in The Empire Strikes Back, Luke parts ways with the rest after The Battle of Hoth and trains with Yoda. In the meantime Han and company evade the Imperial fleet, land in a space worm and then ...
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What was the origin of Asajj Ventress from the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” TV show?

I've seen all the Star Wars movies, but failed to notice Asajj Ventress. I've noticed almost all main characters of the TV show in movies except her. Are there any books mentioning her? What's her ...
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Star Wars and “The Hidden Fortress” comparison

It's a well known fact that Kurosawa's "The Hidden Fortress" was a major influence on "Star Wars". But what exactly ARE the connections between the two movies? Please note that I'm asking ...
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Why did the Clone Troopers switch sides in Star Wars?

I must admit I'm a little hazy with SW in general, but why did the clones switch sides? I think it was due to some special code being used, but why did they do it? The clones were bred for obedience, ...
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Why was R2-D2 smarter than other similar droids?

You can see this in any episode of Star Wars. R2-D2 was able to fix anything (better than other similar droids). It even defeated many other droids & robots. How is it possible? Every droid (of ...
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How did Kenobi travel to the outer-rim in Star Wars Episode II? [closed]

In Star Wars Episode II, when Kenobi came to know about outer-rim, he also came to know that outer-rim is 12 parsec away. 12 parsec = 12 * 3.26 light years = 39 light years (approx.) According to ...
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Star Wars Episodes IV,V,VI was released before Episodes I,II,III. Why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: In what order should the Star Wars movies be watched? Why did Lucas begin the episode numbering at IV? A story can be presented in any order, but why start with an episode ...
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Why and how can you hear explosions in space in Star Wars?

Considering that sound can't travel through vacuum.
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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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What is the reason that lightsabers have different colors?

What is the reason (in canon) for the different colors of lightsabers? I know about purple being specially chosen by the actor Samuel L. Jackson since it's his favorite color, but is there a reason ...
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Who is Anakin Skywalker's father?

In Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Anakin's mother, Shmi, said that he does not have a father, although it seemed to me that she doubted that. Is there a canonical answer as to who Anakin's father is? ...
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How old should you be when you begin Jedi training?

Anakin Skywalker was about nine years old (see script link, below) during "The Phantom Menace". Yet according to various people, he was too old (or even "far too old") to begin training as a Jedi: ...
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Does a “Phantom Edit” of the Star Wars prequel trilogy exist?

I seem to recall a "Phantom Edit" version of Star Wars Episode I being created by fans in the wake of disappointment in the movie. Did this continue through the prequels, or did this practice stop? ...
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In what order should the Star Wars movies be watched?

Please don't lynch me, but I've never sat through an entire Star Wars film. I'm aware that the 3 (new) films are technically prequels, but I feel strange watching 3 new films then 3 old films? Do I ...
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What is the best source/transfer to watch pre-“Special Edition” Star Wars?

In the early 90s I remember having "digitally remastered" versions of the Star Wars Trilogy on VHS (Letterbox/Surround/THX), it would be good to have higher quality versions of these but I'm unsure ...
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Was the Millennium Falcon too slow?

I've always been puzzled by the speeds of space craft in Star Wars. The Millennium Falcon was said to travel at "point 5 beyond the speed of light" - which I guess is 1.5c: HAN: She'll make point ...
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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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Weren't there originally going to be nine Star Wars films?

I seem to remember reading that there were going to be three trilogies originally in Star Wars, i.e. they would add episodes 7 - 9. Was that ever the case? What happened to that plan? Update: looks ...
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Is there a Huttese Sound Archive online?

"Huttese" is the Star Wars Language spoken by Jabba the Hutt. It was designed by sound designer Ben Burtt. I read on wikipedia that it was based on Quechua. Now... I noticed that my 1 year old son ...
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What type of hair was used in the construction of Chewbacca's costume in the Star Wars films?

Looks like Yak hair, but I’m not sure.
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How old is R2-D2 and where did he originate?

C3PO's (improbable) creation is featured in the Star Wars films but what about R2-D2? Is there any source (probably outside the films) that explains where he (it) came from and how old he is?
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Why does C-3PO have a silver lower leg in some scenes?

In Star Wars, C-3PO is a gold robot. But in some (or all?) scenes when we see him, one of his legs is silver. Why is that?
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How is canon of derivative works determined for Star Wars?

For all types of derivative works, namely: Movies Novels Comic books Other written works (including RPG materials) Cartoons Video games Derivative movies (such as the infamous Ewok movies and even ...
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In the Star Wars universe, how are midichlorians supposed to work?

Taking aside whether connecting a mystical energy to a biological basis is a good idea or not, how is it supposed to work? I know that generally the more midichlorians, the more Force potential. Is it ...
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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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What is the origin of all Star Wars movies?

Please dispel (or confirm, but I doubt) this thing I keep hearing about Star Wars. I heard that all 6 Star Wars movies had been written many years before their filming, even before the first movie ...
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Jabba the Hutt's Sail Barge: Day the Earth Stood Still name connection?

I've heard that there were a couple characters on Jabba the Hutt's sail barge in Return of the Jedi that had names that were inspired by The Day The Earth Stood Still. What were their names, what was ...
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What are the visual differences between Boba and Jango Fett's armor?

Or, how exactly can you tell them apart? Is the armor completely the same except for the color, or are there some other differences?
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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.
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When did Obi-Wan Kenobi learn that Anakin was “dead”?

Obi-Wan left Anakin for dead, and one movie later (in A New Hope) he was saying Anakin had been killed by Darth Vader. What exactly did Obi-Wan know about Anakin and Darth Vader before A New Hope ...