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Why doesn't Anakin's lightsaber explode when it's chopped in half on Geonosis?

We see that lightsabers can create considerable explosions when Luke's is Force-pulled in half in the throne room fight in The Last Jedi, but when Anakin's is chopped in half on the conveyor belt in ...
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Who turned on the lightsaber?

Spoilers for The Last Jedi: It could have been Or...
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How can the crystal foxes in “The Last Jedi” be living?

How can the crystal foxes in The Last Jedi be living? They're made of minerals and crystals, as far as we can see, so what holds them together? Is it the Force?
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Who and what is the Resistance left with at the end of The Last Jedi?

So the Rebels took a pretty big hit. They didn't have a lot at the start of The Last Jedi, and they had… almost nothing at the end of The Last Jedi. In fact, the entire Resistance (as we know it) ...
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Do we ever see two suns over Ahch-To other than in the final scene?

I was reading Does Ahch-To actually have two suns? and it seemed to me like it'd be very easy to get the impression that the twin sunset was all in Luke's mind since I don't remember seeing two suns ...
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How did Chewbacca get a roast Porg?

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Chewbacca is seen cooking what is apparently a porg over an open flame. He starts to eat it but then notices several porg watching him with looks of fear. Out of disgust ...
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Is/was General Leia Organa expected to be in the next episodes (VIII and IX) of Star Wars?

With the death of Carrie Fisher, does it have any impact on the next Star Wars films, episodes VIII and IX? Was she slated to be on 8-9? Has principal photography started with her on camera?
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Was Rian Johnson considered for Episode IX?

The original plan regarding the latest Star Wars trilogy had been widely reported as: J.J. Abrams would direct Episode VII (The Force Awakens) Rian Johnson would direct Episode VIII (The Last Jedi) ...
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What is the Battle of Chyron Belt?

After Leia is recovered from space and left to recover in what looks to be a glass MRI machine, command of the fleet is given to Vice Admiral Holdo. Poe asks Ello Asty if this is the "Battle of Chyron ...
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In what language are the original Jedi texts?

The temple on Ahch-To contains several books that Luke identifies as being the original texts of the Jedi Order. In what language (or languages) are these texts written? I noticed that we never see ...
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Why was the Holdo manoeuvre not used earlier?

This question is related to "The Last Jedi", so let's keep preview spoiler free. It seems that it would have worked pretty well much earlier. Especially as It seems doing it earlier with different ...
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Why does Luke continue to train Rey like nothing happened?

Rey does not attempt to resist the dark side of the Force during her training with Luke Skywalker. Luke tells her to resist and she fails and he is clearly outraged. He says "It didn't scare me enough ...
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Where did all the stormtroopers go?

In the Last Jedi, Finn and Rose are about to be executed by stormtroopers. Importantly, there is a massive contingent of these stormtroopers surrounding them. This is being overseen by Phasma. Then, ...
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Why did Snoke’s ship’s weapons arc like this?

As the the shots fired travel in what appears to be a parabolic trajectory, arcing “up”, then back “down” to hit their targets. But since in space there’s no up and down defined by a main ...
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Is the storyteller kid at the end of “The Last Jedi” Force-sensitive?

At the end of The Last Jedi, we see some kids playing with some crude action figures and other toys before being shooed back to work in the stables by an angry Bargwill Tomder. Most of the focus has ...
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Why are Kylo Ren and Rey evenly matched in Force pulling in TLJ? [duplicate]

In The Force Awakens, Kylo tries to take Luke's lightsaber from the ground but Rey is able to pull it away from him with the Force. In The Last Jedi, By all logic, Kylo should've been stronger in ...
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Did Luke know about Kylo Ren's obsession with Darth Vader?

One of the most notable aspects of Kylo Ren's character is his obsession with Darth Vader, evident in how he prays to Vader's charred helmet, how he tries to emulate him by wearing a mask, and even ...
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What comments have the producers made regarding their choice on these two backstory reveals?

The Lucasfilm Story Group has literally billions of dollars riding of decisions they make. Probably the two story elements fans have been eagerly speculating on since The Force Awakens have been and ...
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Why are the losses to the First Order not acknowledged?

So towards the end of The Last Jedi Yet none of this is mentioned among The Resistance. I know they're a little preoccupied, but this could at least affect morale. It could also have wider ...
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Should Luke's lightsaber have given away his plan?

During Luke's confrontation of Kylo Ren toward the end of The Last Jedi we see that Given that Kylo Ren and Rey has just Why did Kylo Ren not notice this "inconsistency" and realize that
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Were the spear-fishing and green milk in TLJ added due to fear over fan nitpicking?

I don't really see the point of the montage involving Luke spearfishing and milking the space manatee. I don't see much of a story-telling reason to see how Luke has survived or become very rugged. ...
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Why did Vice-Admiral Holdo keep the plan secret? [duplicate]

It's understandable to tell as few people as possible, especially as they were being tracked; there could be a mole, but besides Leia it seemed no one knew. I know Finn was knocked out, but why not ...
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Who are Leia's allies in the Outer Rim?

A major plot tool of The Last Jedi is: Who are these allies? Other Resistance groups? Another Imperial faction? The Chiss? Are they revealed by The Last Jedi or any supplemental works?
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How did bombs fall into the Dreadnought?

If there is no gravity in space. How can they use gravity to throw bombs into the Dreadnought in the first scene on the movie?
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If BB-8's head is attached by magnets, how can it be extended away from his body?

According to Star Wars and other questions (In-universe, how is BB-8's head adhered to his body?), BB-8's head is attached magnetically to his body. That's fine and all, but, in Episode VIII, ...
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How can Finn pilot this vessel?

In The Force Awakens, it's mentioned at least twice that Finn is not a pilot. First, when Finn rescues Poe: Poe: Why are you helping me? Finn: Because it's the right thing to do. Poe: ...
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How were Finn and Rose able to easily return to the fleet?

A thought struck me while reading this question. Spoilers: Given all of that, shouldn't it be simple for a few star destroyers to make a short but safe jump away and then jump back ahead of the ...
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Unintended Consequence of Rose and Finn's Quest

Finn and Rose's well-intended quest results in It seems a very ironic consequence; had they not departed, As such, wouldn't the responsibility for The First Order's ultimately fall on these two and ...
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Is Luke Skywalker actually a Jedi?

With the "the last Jedi" theories going around, isn't Jedi more or less a certification or title granted by the Jedi order (analogous to being knighted)? If so then isn't Luke technically not a Jedi ...
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Does Ahch-To actually have two suns?

At the end of The Last Jedi, Is there any canon info that says one way or another whether Ahch-To has two suns or whether this was just
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What was the meaning of the hole in the ground Rey saw?

When Luke taught Rey to meditate for the first time, her mind went straight to a hole in the ground. This scared Luke and he asked her to pull back, saying she had gone straight to the dark side. ...
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In the movie The Last Jedi, why didn’t the dreadnought ship go in reverse so it wouldn’t get hit by the falling bombs?

In the movie The Last Jedi, why didn’t the First Order’s dreadnought ship go in reverse, or move in another direction, so it wouldn’t get hit by the falling bombs? I don’t recall Poe taking out the ...
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Who is Space Gary?

Gary the Dog is/was Carrie Fisher's French Bulldog. Before she passed, Gary would be seen pretty much everywhere with Carrie. In The Last Jedi Gary has an uncredited role as Space Gary. When watching ...
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How are fathiers raced?

In The Last Jedi, when Finn and Rose were sneaking around near the Canto Bight casino to find a codebreaker, they met a small pack of animals called fathiers. Apparently these were used for some sort ...
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What power was Luke using at the end of The Last Jedi? [duplicate]

When Luke used the Force in his what power specifically was he utilizing? Force projection? Force illusion? Mind-trick? The simple answer is to assume Luke was projecting himself onto the planet but ...
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Are R-series astromech units obsolete?

Having watched TFA and TLJ a few times, I noticed that the only non-BB astromech droid we see is R2-D2, and he spends most of both of those movies in low-power mode and looking fairly worn out. Are R-...
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Why didn't Snoke sense this in “The Last Jedi”?

Supreme Leader Snoke is a powerful user of the Force, and he is shown to be able to initiate telepathic connections between two people who are strong in the Force across great distances (among other ...
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If Snoke could read minds, how could this have happened? [duplicate]

Snoke even mentions that Kylo's intentions were clear to him. Is it possible that Kylo has acquired such a power as to deceive his master?
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What was Rian Johnson's influence on Bloodline?

In the lead-up to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the great book Bloodline, by Claudia Gray, was released. It became notable for supposedly having Rian Johnson's input on it. This was later revealed to be ...
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What happened to Luke's green lightsaber?

When Luke goes to pay his nighttime call to Ben he uses his green lightsaber as a night light but it appears to be too bright and loud and so wakes Ben up. Throughout The Last Jedi I can't remember ...
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What's Lando been up to during the new trilogy?

Are there any canon works that tell what Lando Calrissian has been doing during the events of TFA and TLJ? Is he involved in New Republic politics or in the New Republic fleet? Or has he gone back to ...
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How was the Resistance able to run out of fuel? [duplicate]

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi In space, there is very little resistance to motion, so once something starts moving, it tends to stay moving. This is why real life spacecraft barely need to burn fuel ...
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Was this scene in “The Last Jedi” an homage to “Hardware Wars”?

The scene in The Last Jedi where Finn and Rose Opens with a steam iron descending down from the sky as if it was a spaceship. Is this an homage to Hardware Wars which opens with a steam iron being ...
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In “The Last Jedi” was it actually Poe's fault that so much of the resistance died? [duplicate]

In The Last Jedi would Holdo's plan have worked if not for Poe's folly? What I'm asking is, did everyone else see it that way? The First Order would not have seen the small transports if DJ didn't ...
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Where do the Millennium Falcon dice end up?

In The Last Jedi, we see Luke take the gold dice from the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon before reminiscing with Artoo. Later, he seems to give them to Leia on Crait, but it's eventually revealed ...
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Why didn't the bombers drop out of hyperspace closer to the Dreadnought?

Why didn't the bombers use hyperspace to get closer to the Dreadnought before starting their attack run? The slow approach caused the majority of the fleet to be destroyed. As we saw later in the ...
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Who manufactures BB droids?

As of the Last Jedi, we've seen the BB-series used by the First Order as well as the Resistance- what company makes them and isn't shy about selling to both sides?
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Why did the Dreadnought not shoot the cruisers first?

Apart from being a short movie, what might be the reason for this tactical disaster? :)
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Where did Ben Solo get his red lighsaber and mask when attacking Luke's Jedi School?

I have re-watched The Force Awakens after going to see The Last Jedi. In TFA, Rey has a vision of Luke's Jedi school in ruins with the Knights of Ren standing in the ashes. But in TLJ Luke gives ...