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Questions tagged [star-wars]

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

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Is Star Wars prequel trilogy inspired by Augustus and Roman politics of his time? [duplicate]

Star Wars prequel trilogy introduced The Galactic Republic and to make it compatible with the original trilogy, Lucas showed how Galactic Empire was established replacing The Galactic Republic. This ...
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Did Clone troopers suffer from PTSD?

It is not unheard off for people that have gone through a traumatic experience to develop Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.) Soldiers and those in the military are known to experience PTSD more ...
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In the movie The Last Jedi, why didn’t the dreadnought ship go in reverse so it wouldn’t get hit by the falling bombs?

In the movie The Last Jedi, why didn’t the First Order’s dreadnought ship go in reverse, or move in another direction, so it wouldn’t get hit by the falling bombs? I don’t recall Poe taking out the ...
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What side of the road/sky do vehicles drive on in Star Wars?

Within Star Wars, it has been shown that motorways exist for landspeeders and other hovercraft as seen in Episode II: Although the vehicles that are seen in the film ...
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Why are there no (automatic) rear turrets on the X-Wing and Y-Wing?

In Episodes IV, V and VI, we never seem to see rear turrets on the Rebel X-Wings and Y-Wings. However, in Episodes I, II and III we see quite a number of manual turrets with Clone Troopers in them. ...
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Opposition to the Empire not related to the Rebel Alliance?

During the years prior to the Battle of Yavin (the early rebellion) there were a number of different groups that opposed the Empire. Many of these said groups would eventually join together to become ...
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Did the Empire know the Falcon was going to Alderaan?

During ANH, Han, Chewbacca, Luke, Obi-Wan and the two droids have left Tatooine aboard the Falcon just in front of the search troops (they fled under blaster blows). At this point, the Empire know ...
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What's happened to Wedge Antilles in the Sequel era?

While reading this article, I started reading about Wedge Antilles later life, after the Battle of Jakku. In his Wookiepedia bio, it states at the end that he retired: Following the signing of the ...
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Why didn't the Rebel Alliance (or the Empire) build YT-1300 light freighters with the same specs as the Millennium Falcon for space combat?

The films clearly demonstrated the Millennium Falcon can take on multiple TIE fighters in a dog fight and emerge victorious. Plus the Falcon can survive direct hits from Imperial Star Destroyer guns, ...
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What was the state of the Hutt military?

While reading about the Hutt Cartel I read that the Cartel had an army and starship fleet: It maintained a personal military consisting of both an army and a starfleet. This got me thinking, What ...
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Earth-type sports in Star Wars universe

Apart from droid NFL-style football and board games are there any examples of sports similar to ours? I.e., snooker/pool, football/soccer, tennis, etc?
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What money is used on Tatooine? [duplicate]

If Republic credits are no good, what is used for or what is money called on Tatooine? Water would be an obvious currency but some form of 'cash' is seen being used.
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Are humans in Star Wars vegetarian?

Do any humans in the Star Wars Galaxy eat meat? In the films at least there are a few scenes of people eating but it only seems to be fruits or veg. Jabba eats a frog type thing and Chewie smells the ...
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How many times has the Wilhelm scream been used in Star Wars films?

How many times in the Star Wars films (including SW stories) has the Wilhelm scream been used? I'm only asking about Episodes 1-8, Rogue One, and Solo.
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Does dialog exist for BB8? [duplicate]

BB8 seems to have a sense of humour and have a cheeky/nasty side to him but is there a full list of what he is meant to be saying (not just fanboy hopeful assumptions)?. As there is dialog for Chewie ...
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Why is the outer-rim still considered remote, given the immense speed of hyper-drive?

While the exact speed of a hyper-drive is still a debate, most fans agree that it'll take you across the galaxy in days at most. Given this, why are the outer-rim worlds still so intensely ...
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Why did Vader not wait for Luke's return to Tatooine?

After the ESB events, Vader knows that Han was sent to Tatooine, and that Luke will do everything possible to save him (as he did previously, where he went to Bespin to save Han and Leia). Why did ...
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Why didn't the Jedi sense Dooku is a Sith Lord?

The Jedi could feel on what's happening about them. Like a disturbance in the force. This question is somewhat similar to Why couldn't the Jedi detect Senator Palpatine as having powers? But ...
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How did Luke Skywalker not die in the explosion?

The Death Star has enough power to destroy an entire planet. It's been estimated that one blast of its superweapon delivers energy comparable to that released by the Sun in an entire week so we can ...
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Why is Mustafar different in Rogue One?

In Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Mustafar is a volcanic planet filled with lava. While in Rogue One, the skies are different and the lava is not that scattered anymore. Is there any information ...
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In Star Wars, did anyone travel outside the Galaxy? [duplicate]

Given the Hyperdrives and other tech in the Star Wars universe surely someone has traveled outside the Galaxy? Or does this happen but doesn't impact the stories or characters we know of? (I don't ...
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What is the meaning of six-five?

At the Battle of Scarif, a pilot shouts out More fighters! Form up at six-five! as imperial fighters are dispatched. What is 65? Is that a formation or some ...
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What happened to the crew and guards of the Tantive IV?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, we see a number of Alderaanian consular guards that were on the Tantive IV being escorted away by Stormtroopers. But what was the fate of these guards and the crew of the ...
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Are R-series astromech units obsolete?

Having watched TFA and TLJ a few times, I noticed that the only non-BB astromech droid we see is R2-D2, and he spends most of both of those movies in low-power mode and looking fairly worn out. Are R-...
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Were any Star Wars aliens based on national stereotypes?

Many reviews and scholars have suggested that George Lucas seems to have based certain species in Star Wars human ethnicities, and particularly on stereotypes thereof. For instance, the Toydarians (...
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What was this Ralph McQuarrie's concept art about?

Ralph McQuarrie was the leading concept artist of the original Star Wars trilogy. His artwork often reflected the evolution and changes in the story development of George Lucas' writing process. There ...
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Why are cannons stopped by shields?

In Star Wars they shoot lasers from cannons and guns but how come they are stopped by forcefields? How can it be that lasers are light and the forcefields allow the ships to be visible but don't ...
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How did Anakin Skywalker defeat Darth SIdious? [duplicate]

Today I saw Darth Sidious fighting Darth Maul and Savage Opress. It's pretty clear that Darth Sidious is hypercompetent at fighting, both with lightsabers and with the Force. Comparing that to the ...
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What's the song in the background of this video? The “noticable” part starts around 1:40 in

I believe Lucas King made the song, but not sure. Hope that helps.
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Why does Han Solo's blaster have a hammer and what is its purpose?

I am 3d printing Han Solo's blaster pistol (because why not) and realized: It definitely looks like it has a hammer mechanism... which, makes no sense to me in the Star Wars universe, where a blaster ...
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Anakin's Inaccurate Wardrobe

On one of the alternate covers for the new book Thrawn: Alliances, we see a shot of Anakin Skywalker and the Chiss standing dramatically next to each other. There's one small problem with this, ...
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Did Leia know she was adopted? [duplicate]

At the end of Revenge Of The Sith, Leia was adopted by Bail Organa, following the death of her biological mother. At the end of Rogue One, Bail refers to Leia as being his daughter. During A New Hope, ...
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Had Luke Skywalker been adopted by Owen and Beru?

Owen Lars and Beru Whitesun raised Luke Skywalker. But had they adopted him? Luke calls them uncle Owen and aunt Beru. He knew of the family relation between Owen and his father, Anakin. Yet the ...
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Was it intentional that Luke and Darth Vader did not meet during A New Hope? [duplicate]

Having watched A New Hope again, I have just realised that the only people to meet Vader in person out of the main good characters are Leia and Obi-Wan. It's understandable why Han didn't interact ...
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Why does Vader think that Obi-Wan can “no longer help” Luke? [duplicate]

In Episode V, what did Vader mean when he told the Emperor: Obi-Wan can no longer help him? Help him in what way? Obi-Wan's Force ghost 'had been' helping Luke since the Battle of Yavin which ...
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Why the Jedi or Darth Vader don't use the Force powers in space fights?

Theoretically, a Jedi or Sith participating in a space fight, instead of dogfighting and aiming at the enemy fighter, would rather use the Force and disrupt it or make it explode. That never happens ...
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In “The Last Jedi” was it actually Poe's fault that so much of the resistance died? [duplicate]

In The Last Jedi would Holdo's plan have worked if not for Poe's folly? What I'm asking is, did everyone else see it that way? The First Order would not have seen the small transports if DJ didn't ...
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Do 'modern' ships in Star Wars have radio blackouts and heat up on atmospheric reentry?

In the book The Old Republic: Deceived the pilot of the cargo ship Fatman mentions hating atmospheric entry, and mentions the plasma and the radio blackout. I don't recall that being mentioned or ...
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Can a lightsaber's length change? [duplicate]

Can a lightsaber's blade length be changed after it's built or is it fixed upon construction of the lightsaber?
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How much Star Wars music exists in-universe?

In Solo, there is a moment when Han sees an imperial recruiting station, where the imperial march is played on speakers outside the station. While a fun Easter egg out-of-universe, the presence of ...
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What is the pronunciation of “Whie Malreaux”?

Whie Malreaux is a Star Wars character appearing in Yoda: Dark Rendezvous and, briefly, in a hologram in Revenge of the Sith. I would like to find out how this character's name is supposed to be ...
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What made Jabba immune to Jedi mind tricks?

As I learned from the answers to this question: In what adaptation of Return of the Jedi did Jabba brag about killing Jedi in the old days?, in the novelization of Return of the Jedi, Jabba the Hutt ...
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How did Jabba kill Jedi “Back in the old days”?

From this question: In what adaptation of Return of the Jedi did Jabba brag about killing Jedi in the old days? We establish that Jabba did kill Jedi back in the old days (or at least claimed that ...
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Trying to find the Return of the Jedi teaser that ran after The Empire Strikes Back in 1982

I saw The Empire Strikes Back when it was first in theaters, and I saw it again when it was re-released in 1982, in anticipation of Return of the Jedi coming out the next year. At the end of Empire, ...
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In what adaptation of Return of the Jedi did Jabba brag about killing Jedi in the old days?

For this answer, Where did the Millennium Falcon learn to communicate?, I remembered a bit of extra dialogue that was not in The Empire Strikes Back but was added for the radio play. This just ...
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Where do the Millennium Falcon dice end up?

In The Last Jedi, we see Luke take the gold dice from the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon before reminiscing with Artoo. Later, he seems to give them to Leia on Crait, but it's eventually revealed ...
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How did the Gungans learn to speak Galactic Basic?

In The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are brought to Otoh Gunga to meet the Gungans. Fortunately for them, all of them speak Galactic Basic (although with their distinctive speech ...
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Why do Han and Qi'ra lack ID chips?

Early in Solo, we find Han and Qi'ra attempting to bribe their way past an Imperial checkpoint using a vial of stolen coaxium because they do not have ID chips, which are required to pass. I'm not ...
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Who manufactures BB droids?

As of the Last Jedi, we've seen the BB-series used by the First Order as well as the Resistance- what company makes them and isn't shy about selling to both sides?
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Did Luke know about Kylo Ren's obsession with Darth Vader?

One of the most notable aspects of Kylo Ren's character is his obsession with Darth Vader, evident in how he prays to Vader's charred helmet, how he tries to emulate him by wearing a mask, and even ...