Questions tagged [the-force-awakens]

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015, seventh movie produced). Rey, an orphan on a remote planet, takes up the cause to find Luke Skywalker and fight against The First Order, which seeks to retake what used to be the Empire. Use with the [star-wars] tag.

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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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Does Maz briefly speak Huttese to Han on Takodana?

Right after saying "Han, you've been running away from this fight for too long," Maz switches to something that sounds a lot like Huttese. I hear it as: ya kee naga wanta Which translating ...
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How effective is the First Order military compared to the Imperial military and the GAR?

The Grand Army of the Republic was succeeded by the military of the Galactic Empire and subsequently the First Order. Assuming these three military forces to be different incarnations of the same ...
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How did Kylo Ren's helmet lock up?

In The Force Awakens, prior to interrogating Rey, Kylo Ren removed his helmet. Before he took it off, a small casing in the front of the mask moved upwards. Was this some kind of a locking mechanism,...
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Do all X-Wings have retractable short-range anti-personnel cannons?

Poe flew an X-Wing - not his own signature fighter, probably a stock-issue to hide his identity - early in the movie that featured a retractable anti-personnel turret gun, much like the one on the ...
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Why were Jakku and Hosnian Prime invented instead of setting the action on Tatooine and Coruscant?

For Star Wars episode 7, why did they invent the planet Jakku (which looks identical to Tatooine) and Hosnian Prime (capital planet looking identical to Coruscant) instead of a setting on Tatooine and ...
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Was the Church of the Force on Jakku watching over Rey

Not sure there is any evidence for this. Pure speculation. Just thought it was an interesting point that these people are on the same planet and within "BB-8 rolling distance" of Rey. We all know ...
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Were Kanjiklub always intended to be a human group?

In The Force Awakens, Han refers to the members of Kanjiclub as "little freaks." This insult doesn't really make sense, given how they ultimately appear in the film. Were they at one point in the ...
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What does 'the Harry Potterization of pop-culture' [in Star Wars] refer to?

The following commentator writes: Suffice it to say, it’s also the rebuke of the Harry Potterization of pop culture I’ve been looking for. Now there is a book called Harry Potterization - which ...
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Are the languages Wookiees and droids speak rare?

One thing I see people use against Rey understanding the Wookiees' and droids' language in The Force Awakens is that both languages are heavily implied to be rare in the original six movies, notably ...
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Are Palpatine's Dark Acolytes known to be alive and at large still since the New Republic took over the galaxy?

Question as stated. Dark Acolytes refer to any non-Sith dark siders Palpatine and Vader trained to execute the Great Jedi Purge. Unless the future events of Rebels lead to the destruction of their ...
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Why all the double stars in the left half of the The Force Awakens star field?

There is a strange non-random effect in the star field used in The Force Awakens. I expect others will question this, but I'm absolutely certain it was there. I noticed it during the initial scene ...