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Questions tagged [the-force-awakens]

For questions about the "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" movie. Always use in conjunction with the [star-wars] tag.

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How did the creators of the Big Bang Theory know how well-received The Force Awakens would be?

I have a question similar to this one. The Big Bang Theory episode "The Opening Night Excitation" deals with the opening night of The Force Awakens. In the episode, the Force Awakens is shown to be ...
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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 ...
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Is Finn capable of turning to the dark side?

Consider that Finn has all the hallmarks of a typical action hero. Compare him to Jason Bourne: Both are highly trained and skilled soldiers defecting from an overreaching government with ...
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What does Finn personally think of his past?

Here's what got me thinking about this: During the battle on Takodana, Finn takes a blaster rifle from a dead or incapacitated Stormtrooper and shows off his incredible shooting skills (Apparently he ...
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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 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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When was the “Knights of Ren” founded as an organization?

We know that the Knights of Ren first appear in The Force Awakens movie, and that Kylo Ren is a member of this group. Is there any reference to when they were created in-universe?
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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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Have any of the masks of the Knights of Ren been seen before?

So far, we have seen seven Knights of Ren: At least six of them have masks. (The second from the right may or may not be sporting one.) Have any of their masks been seen before in the Star Wars ...
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How are the First orders white solar panels supposed to work exactly?

The TIE fighter has long supposed to have had solar panels on it (even though it makes little sense given most of the time they wouldn't be able to provide the power required). However the new First ...
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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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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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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 ...