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Did you see Luke and Biggs on Tatooine at one of the 1977 screenings of Star Wars ("A New Hope")? If so, can you please provide corroboration? [duplicate]

I saw Star Wars in the theater seven times during 1977 and know for a fact that I saw the scene of Luke and Biggs on Tatooine on the big screen during the first showing that I ever saw. I also ...
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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 is the Physical Distance Between Mos Espa and Mos Eisley?

Between the two major settlements we see on Tatooine in the Star Wars saga (Mos Espa where Anakin grew up and Mos Eisley where Luke and Ben hitch a ride), how far apart are they geographically? Days? ...
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Is there any governing body on Tatooine?

On Tatooine, is there any form of ruling body or law enforcement? Obviously the Republic has no control there, but is there any ruling government, or even a police force to keep things orderly?
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What is the nature of Tatooine's eclipse?

At the beginning of his revised fourth draft of Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope, George Lucas narrates that the planet Tatooine emerged from a total eclipse. The awesome yellow planet of ...
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Why doesn't the Lars family (and thus Luke) speak Huttese as their first language?

Since Tatooine is in Hutt space, and in The Phantom Menace we see basically everyone on the street on Tatooine defaulting to Huttese as their primary language, wouldn't the Lars family (and thus Luke ...
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Did Anakin visit Tatooine during the time of the Clone Wars after delivering Rotta?

I was wondering if there is any known visit by Anakin to Tatooine during the Clone Wars, after the incident with Rotta where he has to go back to deliver the huttlet to Jabba. Is there any mentions ...
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Why didn't the moisture farmers just leave Tatooine?

In the films, both Anakin and Luke want to leave Tatooine, which indicates how harsh life was on the dusty ball. Moisture farming takes place against a background of slavery, illegal smuggling, ...
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How many "Mos Eisley-like" settlements are there on Tatooine?

I know that Mos Eisley and Mos Espa were the first and most important cities on the planet Tatooine, but in the game Star Wars: The Old Republic a lot of other "Mos-like" settlements ...
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Did Tatooine ever have a Senator?

Did Tatooine ever have a Senator in the Imperial or New Republic Senates (Canon or Legends)? I know that they didn't have a Republic Senator due to it being in Hutt space, but in Kenobi there is an ...
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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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Is there a large map of Tatooine?

I wanted to make the Tatooine globe with my hands, but I realized that a map of it is probably nowhere, and I would like to know if there is a version (whether it is canon or Legends) of this Atlas ...
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What does Tatooine's farside look like?

In the Star Wars Prequel trilogy, we are shown only one side of Tatooine, while the other is on the far side: What does the other side (hemisphere) look like? Is there a map of the area?
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Why does Obi-Wan-Kenobi touch Luke Skywalker's head at the rock canyon in Tatooine? [duplicate]

In Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), after been attacked by Sand People, we see Luke Skywalker laying inert in the ground, then, we hear a great howling moan echoing throughout the canyon which sends the ...
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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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What kind of a ship could Obi-Wan and Luke have purchased for 10,000?

In ANH, Luke is shocked by Han's quote for the cost of passage on the Millenium Falcon to Alderaan. Ten thousand? We could almost buy our own ship for that! What kind of a ship (if any) could have ...
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Did Luke ever try podracing?

We know that Anakin Skywalker was a successful podracer on Tatooine. Did his son Luke, who also grew up on Tatooine (though without knowing the correct and full back-story of his father) ever try ...
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What's with all the Tatooine/deserts in Star Wars?

Nearly every Star Wars movie so far has either prominently featured Tatooine itself or another desert planet with significant similarities to Tatooine: I - Tatooine II - Tatooine again III - no ...
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Why was the Star Destroyer flying over Tatooine in A New Hope? [duplicate]

I know it was chasing the Tantive IV, but had it already been there before the Tantive IV arrived or did it chase the Tantive IV to Tatooine? Did it have something to do with Vader ordering the ...
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Does Tatooine orbit two stars or just one, with a second more distant star?

Tatooine has two suns in the sky, this much is very clear. Of the planets discovered in our galaxy that have two suns in their skies, there are two possible arrangements of the stars and planet: A "...
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In which Star Wars episodes is the history of Tatooine explained better

I was checking Wookieepedia article on Tatooine and came across this phrase After a terrible plague weakened the Rakata, the Kumumgah eventually rebelled and managed to drive the Rakata off the ...
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