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Who is this character in the video for "The Saga Begins" by Weird Al Yankovic?

In the video for the Weird Al Yankovic song "The Saga Begins" (1999), Weird Al is playing at a Mos Eisley-type cantina, where several aliens can be seen dancing alongside the regular Star Wars ...
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What is the Galactic Senate emblem meant to depict?

Most of the emblems used throughout Star Wars are abstract geometric symbols, often with a radial symmetry pattern. According to the answers to this question, they have a spiritual/religious origin. ...
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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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What are the metallic rods near the Pilot's head in a TIE fighter?

Early depictions of the cockpit of TIE fighters and Darth Vader's TIE Advanced have an assembly of metallic rods with rounded ends pointed at the temples of the pilot's head. These objects are usually ...
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WGAW and DGA Penalizing George Lucas for ESB Credits

After letting George Lucas slide on a few slipped protocols for A New Hope (SW-ANH), the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Directors Guild of America (DGA) decided they needed to set heavy ...
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What are the corresponding easter eggs for John Williams' 52 Oscar Nominations?

Not only does legendary composer John Williams have a cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but director J.J. Abrams states that every single item in that scene has been very purposefully chosen ...
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What are these ubiquitous cube-shaped crates seen throughout the Star Wars galaxy?

Throughout the Star Wars franchise, a particular cube-shaped cargo crate is used as a common background prop. All visible faces of the crate contain a circle in the center and four straight lines ...
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Is there any evidence that R2-D2 has restored C-3PO's memory before?

We saw in Episode 9 that R2-D2 had a (relatively recent) back-up of C-3PO's memory, and restored it near the end of the film. We also saw that Bail Organa had C-3PO's memory wiped at the end of ...
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Is the 'Book of Boba Fett' a diegetic entity?

Walking past a poster just now made me realize what always seemed strange to me about the film title The Book of Boba Fett (which I haven't watched, but the Wikipedia entry makes no mention of a book ...
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How many lightsabers does General Grievous have?

We know General Grievous was handed his first lightsaber by Count Dooku, it having belonged to Sifo-Dyas. We also know he has four other lightsabers, having belonged to Pablo-Jill, Roron Corobb, Eeth ...
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Does "Vader" carry connotations of "father" to a speaker of Galactic Basic Standard?

An English speaker on Earth could be reasonably expected to be familiar with either the Dutch "vader" meaning father or the very similar German "vater", also meaning father. Obviously German and ...
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Was Jango Fett aware of the true intention of Order 66?

Jango Fett was used as the template for the Grand Army of the Republic. Was he aware of the plot to kill the Jedi using the clones (Order 66)? In Episode II, Attack of the Clones, Fett states: "...
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What do the colors in the ID plates worn by the Rebel Alliance mean?

We can observe in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) that rebel soldiers, snowspeeder pilots and sensor controllers, stationed at Echo Base on Hoth, wore uniforms with distinguishing ...
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Why is Kylo Ren separated from the other Knights Of Ren?

In the movie you just see a glimpse of the Knights Of Ren. The question Where were the Knights of Ren during the events of The Force Awakens? sort of answers where they are in The Force Awakens. ...
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How much were the Force powers defined for George Lucas on the original trilogy?

On the original trilogy, it looks like the Force is something mystical and almost magical but there are no overly impressive actions by any Jedi (compared with later works and legends) Obi Wan ...
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Were high quality reproductions of the Star Wars matte paintings ever produced?

For everyone who does not know yet: The settings in the original Star Wars movies were created with amazing matte paintings. You can see some of them here. Aside from the stunning technical aspects ...
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What words are the choral singers singing in 'Hope'?

At the start of Hope (by Michael Giacchino), taken from the Rogue One soundtrack, there is a chorale singing what sounds like chanted Latin. What are they singing? Are ...
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Why did Ahsoka's lightsaber grip change?

When Ahsoka first appeared, she consistently used one lightsaber in a reverse grip, occasionally switching to a normal/frontward grip when the situation required (It's hard to see, but she is using a ...
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Does TK stand for anything?

In the Star Wars universe, the Republic's troopers went by the designation "CT." The Empire's troopers started going by "TK" very early on, as seen in The Bad Batch. CT presumably, ...
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How long passes from the battle to the end of The Rise of Skywalker?

At the very end of The Rise of Skywalker Obviously sometime has passed from the end of the final battle as we see How much time passed?
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How many members of the Jedi Order formally joined the Separatists?

In Canon, the Confederacy of Independent Systems had several former Jedi serving it in one capacity or another, the most prominent of whom was Count Dooku who formally left the Jedi Order then later ...
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Are humans divided into ethnic groups in Star Wars?

Related: Are there any statistics for the demographics of the Star Wars universe? In the Star Wars universe, we see humans from various real-life ethnic groups playing human characters, but it is not ...
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Can you please identify a Star Wars fanfic in which Leia gave birth to a cyborg child?

Although this fanfic was written long ago, it became popular when The Force Awakens was released because Kylo Ren was obviously not a cyborg. But, the author added a new foreword saying that the ...
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Was there a reference to this common issue with the Sphero BB-8 in The Last Jedi?

The character BB-8 and its smartphone-enabled remote controlled counterpart manufactured by Sphero has obviously taken the world by storm. The Sphero product, while otherwise excellent, has one ...
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Did the Death Star's crystals "speak"?

The official Star Wars website explains that lightsabers are made of kyber crystals that are inextricably linked to the Jedi who makes the light saber. In fact, the kyber crystal even "speaks" to the ...
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Was Anakin Skywalker ever disciplined by the Jedi Order for his many acts of disobedience?

Anakin Skywalker as a Jedi apprentice and knight was reckless, arrogant, and often directly disobedient. Many of his actions violated long-standing Jedi policies. (e.g. - don't kill except in self-...
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Web comic comparing Star Wars with Foundation

A while ago I saw a cartoon depicting one person describing a famous un-filmed scifi story to someone else. The story sounded like Star Wars but was revealed to be Asimov's 'Foundation Trilogy'. My ...
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Do people in the Star Wars galaxy grow meat in laboratories?

I never see them mention lab-grown non-animal meat. I wonder if they even need it since they have a galaxy full of livestock. Am I right?
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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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Who scored the opening Star Wars fanfare for Disney+?

At the beginning of The Mandalorian (and perhaps other Star Wars content, I don't know), an opening fanfare plays in the vein of what happens at the beginning of the MCU films. Over the fanfare are ...
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Did Cad Bane get his ship back or did he just get a new one?

In S2E03 of Clone Wars, Children of the Force, Cad Bane was captured along with his Rogue Class star fighter by the Jedi. The ship was definitely in the hands of Republic forces, as Anakin and Ahsoka ...
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Why is Rex blond?

spoilers for the first episode of the Bad Batch A while back, I remember seeing a text post where someone was trying to make the argument that Rex was a modified clone like the Bad Batch. Some of ...
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Where did the scenery for the Star Wars anti-smoking PSA come from?

A saw a link today to the classic Star Wars droids’ anti-smoking public service announcement. It looks like C-3PO and R2-D2 are working in a warehouse or storage area ...
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Under what conditions can a Child of the Watch not wear their helmet?

With the helmet never being removed being one of the biggest trademarks of Din Djarin, we've found out that the Children of the Watch never remove their helmet. This, as it is stated such in the Way ...
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For how long do the effects of a Jedi Mind Trick last?

Some commands can be followed instantly. For example, if a Jedi commands a weak-minded person using Force to reveal certain information, he/she can do that instantly ending the temporal scope of the ...
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Identify a Star Wars fanfic in which Leia gave birth to Jabba's child

I remember reading Star Wars fanfic. It was big (bigger than standard Star Wars books) and was written in a serious language (although I couldn't stop laughing). I was never able to finish it, but I ...
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What is the significance of the "Six" in the All Terrain MegaCaliber Six (AT-M6) walker's name?

Episode VIII The Last Jedi introduced the All Terrain MegaCaliber Six (AT-M6) walker, which is an upgraded AT-AT. According to Wookieepedia, the walker's name comes from the "MegaCaliber Six" ...
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Is Tresina Lobi a Chev or a Chevin?

The Jedi Tresina Lobi became a semi-major character during the later years of the Yuuzhan Vong story arc. During the first meeting of the new Jedi Council, she was called a Chev, yet described as ...
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Did Obi-Wan ever wonder why he failed?

I ask this question from comment of this answer by @MooS on Why was Obi-Wan was so confident about Count Dooku? Was he arrogant? Palpatine uses the force to make Obi-Wan unable to defend himself, ...
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What do the statues adorning the streets of Jedha represent?

In the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), during the Jedha scenes, sculptures of human figures, wearing hoods and robes like monks, can be seen free-standing side by side in front of buildings ...
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Did humans and Jawas ever live together?

When I say live together, I am not referring to humans coexisting in the same area or much less mating with Jawas but living close together as in a family, sharing shelter, food and working together ...
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Has Han Solo ever been Force-Sensitive/a Jedi?

In the Star Wars comic Infinities: The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker dies on Hoth, but not before telling Han to go to Dagobah and become a Jedi. Han takes his dead friend's word to heart and ...
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How can the prophecy of the Chosen One be re-interpreted in light of Palpatine's return in the Disney canon?

The explanation I usually hear for Rey playing an equally, if not more, dramatic role in defeating Palpatine compared to Anakin's (while still not formally replacing him as the Chosen One) is that the ...
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How old is Bo-Katan in The Mandalorian?

We see Bo-Katan multiple times in TCW, especially season 7. She appears in Rebels several years later, and then in The Mandalorian. And she looks very young for her age, almost as if she's hardly ...
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Was anyone else watching Leia as she grew up?

In the aftermath of Order 66, there is a small group of remaining Jedi and senators who know the truth about who Luke and Leia are and why they must be protected. Yoda leaves in exile to Dagobah, but ...
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In "Solo," how did Enfys Nest keep catching up to Beckett?

There were two times that Enfys Nest and the Cloud-Riders seemed to appear at just the right time and place to thwart Tobias Beckett. The first is when Beckett and crew were doing the job with the ...
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Why did the insignia of the Republic change from eight to six spikes from Star Wars Episode 2 to Episode 3?

In Star Wars Episode II, the roundels on the ships of the Galactic Republic have eight spikes. In Star Wars Episode 3, they have only six spikes. Why did the logo change? We can guess that cannot be ...
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What is the average lifespan of a Gree?

While researching the old races of the Star Wars galaxy, I did not find any information on the longevity of the vast majority of these. Certainly, we see vestiges of their past exploits in the LORE ...
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Was changing the movie poster for Return of the Jedi to have a green lightsaber ever considered?

It is well known that the original plan for Luke's lightsaber in Return of the Jedi was for it to blue, like the blades used by Luke and Ben in the first two movies. However, this changed in post-...
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Who did Rae Sloane send to Kashyyyk?

I just finished reading Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt. At one point, Han and company pass through an Imperial blockade on their way to Kashyyyk. An Admiral from a star destroyer calls Rae Sloane to ...
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