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For questions about the 'Star Wars' universe created by George Lucas. By default, this tag is for questions about canon works in the 'Star Wars' universe. Indicate that works in the Legends continuity are acceptable and/or desired by using the [star-wars-legends] tag.

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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?

I've never sat through an entire Star Wars film. I'm aware that Episodes I through III are technically prequels, but I feel strange watching three new films before three older films. Do I need to ...
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How can I watch the 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 Star Wars, C-3PO is a gold robot but his right leg is silver. Why is that? (Edit: the original question said that he had a silver leg "in some scenes". Apparently, that is incorrect.)
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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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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 ...

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