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What creature did Boba encounter while digging for water?

In S01E01 of the The Book of Boba Fett, "Stranger in a Strange Land", during a flashback scene Boba is tasked by a Tusken villager to dig for water pods with another captive. During this ...
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Is it confirmed as to who attacked the settlement?

In the third episode of The Book of Boba Fett, TV Tropes notes that, near the end of the episode: Is it confirmed that that is who attacked the settlement? I don't remember any evidence in the ...
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Is there an adjective for the styling of Star Wars? [closed]

The adjectives Steampunk and Cyberpunk are well known and invoke very specific stylistic visions. The Star Wars universe seems to mash up a variety of technologies from different times, such as a land-...
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How well known were the events of the original “Star Wars” trilogy in the general galaxy? Or was it all about clandestine special operations missions?

Preface: I am aware that there are other threads that discuss the Jedi/Sith aspects of common knowledge in the Star Wars universe such as this one, this one and this one. My question is not about ...
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Could Maul just claim to be Sith after Endor? [closed]

Let's pretend for a moment that Maul never goes to Tatooine looking for Kenobi like he does in Rebels and survives the entire Galactic Civil War. Sidious and Vader die aboard the DS2, and at this time ...
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In the medal ceremony in Star Wars: A New Hope, is Chewbacca giving orders?

Chewbacca, Han, and Luke walk down the aisle. The rebels are standing at attention in parade formation on either side, facing the aisle. Chewbacca howls. The rebels stamp their heels and turn to ...
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Were there ever oceans on Tatooine?

Very little is told about the history of the planet Tatooine, but many facts indicate that the planet was not always desert (canyons, Dune Seas, sandy plains, salt flats). Weren't there oceans and/or ...
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Why is the Darth Vader rule (tail sum formula) in mathematics/statistics so-called? [closed]

There's a rule in maths/stats called the tail sum formula eg this. Apparently it's also called the darth vader rule. The explanation here goes This is not a reference to a discoverer. But the ...
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Why are many Tatooine ports prefaced with "Mos"?

I read on the Star Wars wiki that Mos Eisley was formerly known as "Eisley" but was "renamed to fit with other towns such as Mos Espa, and Mos Gamos" What does "Mos" mean? And is there an in-...
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Star Wars extra: kid receives light saber as gift and accidentaly slashes grandma, was this official?

I remember it very well: many years ago I rented the official Star Wars episode 4-6 box set at a video rental, and it had a bonus disk, telling the story of how its first episodes where made. Duly ...
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Does it rain on Tatooine?

Tatooine is renowned as a 'desert planet' (although not always so, it seems). The peoples of Tatooine seem to rely on high tech 'vaporators for their water, Jawas never bathe because they consider it ...
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What happened to the escape pods on the Millennium Falcon?

In ANH, an Imperial officer reports to Darth Vader regarding the recently captured Millennium Falcon: There's no one on board, sir. According to the log, the crew abandoned ship right after takeoff....
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Why did Savage Opress's amulet keep going out?

In the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "Brothers", Savage Opress travels to the planet Lotho Minor in search of his long-lost brother. He's guided by an amulet given to him by Mother ...
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Did navi-computer technology dramatically increase between Ep. 4 and Ep. 9?

In the original Star Wars film, Han Solo pointed out the significant lag between requesting hyperspace jump data from the computer and actually receiving it. 35 years later (in-universe), Poe Dameron, ...
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What is the term for how Star Wars characters have names based on real people, but scrambled?

I distinctly remember there being a page on Wookieepedia on this. For instance, taken from this Quora Answer Bo-Katan is a portmanteau of Dave Filoni's wife's name (Anne) and her cat's name… Also, ...
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Is Temiri Blagg (from the last scene of The Last Jedi) an allusion to Mickey's Sorcerer's Apprentice?

At the end of The Last Jedi, a boy named Temiri Blagg (AKA "Broom Boy") uses the force to grab a sweeping broom. Instantly, it came to my mind that this scene was an homage to Mickey's ...
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Why is Mos Espa in a big hole?

In The Book of Boba Fett, much of the action takes place in the city of Mos Espa, previously seen in The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. The version of it seen in the show has most of the ...
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Why did Rey not change her clothes for 6 years (three movies)?

Why was Rey’s character made so unhygienic by making her wear the same clothes the entire time? I shiver every time I think how she must have smelled. And if she did change, where on Earth did she ...
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What is the name of the creature outside Jabba's Palace that gets eaten in Return of the Jedi?

Referring to a scene of a few seconds right after Chewbacca gets captured. In the shadow of Jabba's palace is a frog-like creature (a Worrt) and a small raccoon-size animal making noises kind of like ...
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What did Palpatine want to happen in the days after his first attempt to assassinate Amidala?

I have no clue what his plan was here other than start the Clone wars. He wanted emergency powers and if he got that by blaming the Sepratists for the assassination how would he get the Clone army ...
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Why didn't Palpatine change his plans after Amidala's escape?

My understanding of Palpatine's plan for the Phantom Menace was to have the Trade Federation force Amidala to make the invasion legal, so he could complain in the Senate and get a vote of no ...
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What is the time span of The Last Jedi?

Watching the movie, it seems like But the So, it's all a little confusing. Can we determine the time span of the movie? And if so, what is it?
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Can Jedi communicate with each other across the galaxy through the Force without alerting the Sith?

I recently got around to starting Star Wars Rebels. In the episode "Path of the Jedi" (season 1 episode 10) Ezra and Kanan are inside a Jedi temple. The voice of provides guidance to both ...
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Is there any background to this depiction of the Imperial Crest on Empire Day?

In episode 6 of Star Wars Rebels ("Empire Day") I noticed the Imperial Crest being displayed in a black/white/red color scheme in a few scenes of the episode, distinctly resembling the colors of the ...
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Is Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal's title a deliberate reference?

Disclaimer: Please keep this as apolitical as possible while still answering the question. The Dark Horse graphic novel Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal was released 11 years after the more well ...
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Was Jabba justified in kidnapping Han Solo?

Wasn't Jabba justified in kidnapping Han, given that Han dumped a shipment he was carrying for Jabba and never paid him back? Shouldn't Luke and Leia have asked the Alliance to pay Han's debt rather ...
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How could Leia sense a specific death among so many?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when Leia became aware of it instantly. Yes, Leia is force sensitive, but when Alderaan was destroyed, Obi-Wan heard billions of voices crying and going out of ...
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Why didn't anyone free Shmi Skywalker?

One thing that's always confused me during Star Wars was the fact that NO ONE freed or even did anything to help Shmi. I mean, this is the mother of the Chosen One. Why didn't the Jedi do anything? I ...
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How long did it take for the Rebel fleet to reach Endor (from Sullust)?

In Return of the Jedi, the Rebel fleet is gathering in the Sullust system. Han and his merry band head off to Endor to take down the shield and at a pre-appointed time the fleet leaves hyperspace in ...
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Does the epilogue scene from Rebels occur before or after Season 2 of The Mandalorian

Marked spoilers for Rebels S4 and The Mandalorian S2. The final scene of Star Wars Rebels occurs after the events of the original trilogy with Then in Season Two of the The Mandalorian, Chapter 13: ...
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Has any Rebel defected to the Empire?

I am wondering if there are any known persons that defected from the Rebellion to the Empire. There seem to be quite some defections to the Rebellion (for examples, see here), but nowhere have I ...
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Why different shapes on Rebel Alliance starfighters?

Inspired by this question about the naming of spaceships, I was wondering if there was any explanation on canon about the actual decision of the design of the ships. It’s not that usual for a single ...
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Was Luminara ever arrested by the Empire?

spoilers for TCW and Rebels In season 1 of Rebels, the Ghost crew believes that Jedi Master Luminara Unduli may be alive and held in captivity by the Empire, as observed from a holo they see of her ...
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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 much time passed during the first season of The Bad Batch?

The Bad Batch started immediately with Order 66, but it doesn't end with a specific event that makes it clear how much time has passed since. Do we know how long it's been from the pilot to the ...
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Is there a logic behind the naming of the Rebel Alliance's starfighters?

Looking at the most recognizable ones at least, I was wondering why the older starfighters of the Rebel Alliance are called X-Wing, Y-Wing, and the newer ones A-Wing and B-Wing. A logical order would ...
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Have elements from fan fiction become part of established Star Wars canon?

There is quite a bit of fan fiction from the Star Wars universe out there. Most of it is pretty bad. Some of it is quite good. As best I can tell, Star Wars fan fiction has been around for quite a ...
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Is Chief Okko still trapped?

Recall in Star Wars: Empire’s End issue 1, the Emperor blows a gasket when the initial firing of the Galaxy Gun does not go as planned. This in turn reveals his fraught deteriorating condition of his ...
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Imperial Star Destroyer: Exact bridge location?

I have a rather trivial question: I would like to know where the exact location of a Imperial Star Destroyer bridge is. We all know, that the bridge looks as follows from the outside: This bridge ...
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How is canonicity 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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What is the meaning of Book of Boba Fett’s Episode 1 title, “Stranger in a Strange Land?”

The Book of Boba Fett Episode 1 is titled, “Stranger in a Strange Land.” Sci-fi aficionados understand an association to Heinlein’s 1961 novel of that same title. The same people also understand the ...
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Why was the first Jedi Temple built on top of a Dark Side cave?

I am curious to know if there is anything mentioned in Star Wars canon that explains why the first Jedi Temple, located on the planet Ahch-To, was built on top of a Dark Side cave. I personally can't ...
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Whatever did happen to Jabba the “Hut”?

From Marvel Comics’ web article, “Star Wars: The Unexpected Story of the Wrong Jabba the Hutt” Yes, that’s the way it was spelled in the issue (whether a Marvel mistake or the Star Wars gang still ...
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What "Earth-Origin" animals exist in the canon Star Wars universe?

When I was a young teen, I really got into reading the few Star Wars novels that existed at that time. After I exhausted the then current run of books (there were only about 5 or 6 of them), I ...
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By the Immortal Gods of the Sith! Was Darth Vader being literal?

In “The Final Chapter,” Marvel Comics’ adaptation of Star Wars (1977), issue no. 6, we are given the scene during the final Death Star trench run: The film gives an abbreviated version of Darth Vader’...
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Where did the mistaken idea of uncle Owen being Obi-Wan's brother originate?

In the long interim between Return of the Jedi and Attack of the Clones, I saw a lot of claims that Luke's uncle Owen was actual Ben Kenobi's brother. I figured from the first time I hear this that ...
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What is Han Solo’s age coinciding with the present-time of Book of Boba Fett Episode 1?

How old is Han Solo at the time of The Book of Boba Fett, Episode 1 “Stranger in a Strange Land?” (The series’ “present” time, not flashbacks)
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Which of Jabba’s Gamorreans swore fealty to Boba Fett?

The two gamorreans who were spared by Boba in exchange for their service were described as having served Jabba then Fortuna. Ten of Jabba’s guards were named in various expanded universe works: ...
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Why did the Trade Federation blockade Naboo?

In Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the Trade Federation blockades Naboo at the start of the film. The opening crawl says the reason for this is due to taxes the Republic is charging. ...
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What exactly was Palpatines plan for taking over the galaxy? [closed]

I do not get what Palpatines plan was. It obviously worked, but there are some logistics that seem nonsensical to me. Some of the ways it turned out seem to have only happened by chance. I know this ...

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