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Was there a particular reason for putting the driver's seat of Luke's landspeeder on the right?

The landspeeder was designed to be driven under its own power and was based around a right-hand drive vehicle called a Bond Bug. The Bug was produced solely for the UK market, hence the driver side ...
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Identifying an Actor in Star Wars: A New Hope's Tantive IV Boarding Scene?

The character is Pello Scrambas played by the actor Eddie Eddon
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By the time of Star Wars: A New Hope, why was Leia familiar with Tarkin?

Leia has known about Tarkin from early childhood, and encountered him before she became a Senator. Canon The very first thing Leia’s father had ever told her about Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin was that ...
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Why are there only human males at the Battle of Yavin?

There were not only male humans at the Battle of Yavin. Additional canon commentary (written since the film was shown) has revealed that several human females were involved in the battle also, ...
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Where do the Rebel and Imperial symbols appear onscreen in the Original Trilogy?

In brief, in the Original Trilogy the Rebel 'Firebird' and Empire 'cog' emblem only appear on a very few occasions, and always on costumes. The original designer, John Mollo stated (in Star Wars ...
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By the time of Star Wars: A New Hope, why was Leia familiar with Tarkin?

He is a regional Governor of “numerous outlying Imperial territories”1. They are politicians who have served in the same government, more or less. I suspect it’s similar to a federal legislator ...
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Who is Rebel Friend?

Rebel Friend isn't meant to be anyone in particular. Evidence of this: He's given a generic name, while unique characters in Lego Star Wars II and The Complete Saga tend to use their canonical names. ...
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Was George Lucas directly involved in creating the non-human characters of Star Wars?

While the first movie was a little bit more scrappy and pressed for time when it came to the design of the Mos Eisley denizens, the process they seemed to land on for 'Empire' onwards for selecting ...
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What is the nature of Tatooine's eclipse?

Apparently just a sunrise This script element carries over from previous drafts. Going way back to the beginning, here are some excerpts from the 1974 rough draft: FADE IN: SPACE A sea of stars is ...
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Were Red Four and Red Eight present at the Battle of Yavin?

Red Four, yes; Red Eight, yes, but … Red Four and Red Eight each have entries in Wookiepedia. In the movie, Red Four is credited as “Jack Klaff - Red Four (John D.)” and was the first Rebel pilot ...
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Were Red Four and Red Eight present at the Battle of Yavin?

According to the short story 'Duty Roster' in the 'Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View' anthology; Branon and Zal flew as Red Four and Eight respectively. As for why you didn't hear them sign in: ...
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