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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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What specifically made it so that a TIE fighter wouldn't be out near Alderaan by itself?

Your comparison to an X-Wing is not actually a great comparison. That’s like comparing a Citroën Méhari to a Hummer H1. They’re both utility vehicles, and they have a handful of other similarities, ...
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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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What specifically made it so that a TIE fighter wouldn't be out near Alderaan by itself?

The film's official novelisation gives us a little more insight. Han sees the TIE and guesses (rightly) that this is the short-range version, one known to not have a hyperdrive. Kenobi then scans the ...
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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 were some fleet troopers wearing a beige baseball cap?

The caps seen in the award ceremony are the same as those being worn by differently-uniformed troops opposite, in khaki. It certainly seems like these are an element of the uniform. I'm going to dive ...
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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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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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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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Which is bigger - the Star Forge, or the Death Star?

There is a second way to do this which instead puts the star forge at a similar size to Saturn (116,460km diameter). In the picture on Wookieepedia, we see it drawing matter from a star while ...
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Was Grand Moff Tarkin under Darth Vader's control?

No, In The new Canon Darth Vader 2017 comic Tarkin does not have authority over Vader at first but they worked together. But later Palpatine specifically told Vader he had to obey Tarkin. In Legends I ...
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If Darth Vader sensed Kenobi aboard the Millennium Falcon, why didn't he go aboard?

For a couple of reasons. Vader was told that no one was in the ship, and so he assumed it was empty. This leads to #2 The Force has many abilities, and one of them is sensing someone's location. ...
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