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The Trade Federation expected to receive ambassadors from the Senate. It's mentioned several times that the tariff disputes, the negotiations concerning same, the appeal by Naboo, and so forth all run through the Senate, which is equal parts corrupt and incompetent and has therefore made no headway on the issue. The Trade Federation's plan relies on this ...


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The Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Storybook elaborates on this a bit more, in short she'd noticed Finn wasn't firing on the villagers and so wanted to see if it was because his blaster wasn't working or something else. As such it would appear that blasters don't maintain a record of when they were fired, she was just going to give it a general check to see ...


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You can see the original prop here. Note that the metal collar has slipped down slightly. The actor would sit under the table and reach up through a hole, then place their hand flat onto the table. The prop would then be slid into position flush against their hand, covering the hole and creating the illusion that it was their real arm.


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Dave Filoni, showrunner of Star Wars: the Clone Wars discussed this in an interview. In short, the Jedi were wildly overpowered and the entire thing had such glaring canonical errors that it was easier to simply remove it from the official canon than try to explain why it was so different to the rest of the accepted stories. Filoni: The way George ...


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While the other answers are plausible within the framework of the storyline, the impression I formed when I first heard the line was that it was largely intended for comic effect while founded on the general aura of Jedi invincibility. The line was (non verbatim) "Why did they have to send TWO of them?" ie "Even one Jedi would constitute a powerful and ...


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If you look closely at the slope of the back of Mark Hamill's hand, you can see that it seems to turn a bit more toward the vertical as it approaches the metal clamp on his wrist. In fact, Hamill is reaching up through the table, with the heel of his hand pressed against the end of a a fake arm. Everything to the right of the metal clamp ring is a fake ...


15

For the record, although the Hutts dominate on the planet Tatooine, it isn't officially part of their territories, sitting within the region of space known as the Arkanis Outer Rim Territory and nominally part of the Republic, complete with its own (shared) Senator. The Hutts themselves are a powerful force on the planet, but most humans there seem ...


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The lightsaber destroyed by Rey and Kylo had its 'kyber crystal' broken, releasing the power within. Until, finally, the crystal sheared apart, its unleashed energy tearing the lightsaber’s housing in half and filling the throne room with a flash of brilliant, blinding white. Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition By comparison Anakin's ...


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According to Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Storybook the First Order found out about Poe's mission and went to take the map from him. It is unclear from this if they already knew that the map was there but it seems unlikely. The First Order had discovered Poe's mission. They had sent a platoon of stormtroopers to capture Poe and take the precious map. ...


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The varactyl is a nice choice on a planet where these are normally found as a mode of transport. All Obi-Wan had to do was find one of the giant lizards that the Utapauans used as riding beasts. The lizard climbed the sinkhole wall easily, and soon Obi-Wan was riding across the edge of the tenth level, searching for the control center. Revenge ...


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It is to my understanding that the Jedi creed is about doing away with feelings and expediency over ethics. Jedi seem fine with morally questionable acts, as long as it was done for a logical reason and not an emotional one, and that logical reason leads to the greater good. For example, the use of the Jedi mind trick is in itself pretty unethical in that it'...


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Clone troopers were originally a clone army created on Kamino. They formed the basis of the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars, created after Chancellor Palpatine was granted emergency powers to create an army for the Republic in order to combat the growing threat of a Separatist army of battle droids. The Republic eventually became the Empire ...


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This was addressed in a scene that appears in the film's official junior novelisation. Finn had explained his reluctance to fire on the villager as being the result of a weapons jam. An inspection would obviously reveal that it's in perfect working order and that he was lying. “Eff-Enn-Two-One-Eight-Seven,” said Captain Phasma, “I understand you ...


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Yes, Bombad General is a rank that is equivalent to the rank of General in other militaries. Jar Jar holds superiority to his fellow Gungan soldiers and is supposedly leading them to victory. Since no-one's explained his duties and since the other generals think he's a shmuck, he's just picking it up as he goes along. Jar Jar Binks rode with them at ...


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Beskar Beskar, also known as Mandalorian iron, was an alloy used in Mandalorian armor, notable for its high tolerance to extreme forms of damage. The metal was durable enough to withstand a direct blaster shot, and could potentially withstand the slash or glancing blow of a lightsaber, though could be penetrated with a direct stab.


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The best evidence we have is that the Gungan people mostly lived above ground until the Naboo (humans) arrived several thousand years earlier, initially on colony ships, and then in greater numbers as the wealth of their plasma fields became known, until they had sufficient population to merit their own Senate seat. Palpatine: ...847 years ago, Naboo ...


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There is an out-of-universe explanation for the appearances of the Sith, which George Lucas made fairly clear in interviews in the run-up to the release of the The Phantom Menace. Each of the Sith who appear in the film was designed to strike a chord with a classic image of terror. The first Sith to appear was Darth Vader, whose outward appearance was very ...


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Their response, it didn't thrill us. They locked the doors and tried to kill us. Pretty much as soon the the Nute realized things weren't going to go as planned, he tried to murder Obi-wan and Qui-gon. It is no large stretch to think that such was the plan from the beginning. A couple of Senate Ambassadors would probably be easy to intimidate. Or ...


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This was addressed in the canon novelette, Star Wars: Before the Awakening - Poe. In short, Leia had become aware that a Senator named Erudo Ro-Kiintor was in cahoots with the First Order and had been dealing in information in return for money and influence. She had Poe raid his vessel and seize some info that he'd uncovered about the location of Lor San ...


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They aren't just relying on the strike team. They also have the capacity (they think) to determine if the shield is still up when they come out of hyperdrive. In the event that the ground team fails to achieve their mission, or just plain get themselves killed, the fleet will still be safe because they can just jump in, detect that the shield is still up and ...


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Possibly interesting fact: The German dub translated the rank as "superheftig General", interpreting the "Bombad" as something like "bombastic", although the German adjective used is a made up word translating back to "super hefty". Back to the actual English naming: Although I can't back it up, I think this is really just a "gunganized" version of "Combat ...


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I haven't seen the scene, but there are two force ghosts named Skywalker who could be expected to wear a single glove for the same reason. Count Dooku cut off Anakin Skywalker's hand, and Darth Vader cut off Luke Skywalker's hand. Both men had a mechanical hand, over which they would often wear a glove.


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Lor was apparently an ally of the New Republic and Leia's fledgling Resistance, working with them to provide intel and Luke with information about the pre-Imperial Era Jedi Order. A legendary traveler and explorer, Lor San Tekka is a longtime ally of the New Republic and the Resistance. After the Battle of Endor, San Tekka helped Luke Skywalker ...


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No, it was made stationary Starkiller was built stationary on a planet. Also, it used hyperspace to target systems very far away, thus eliminating the need to move in order to fire. It is never mentioned that the station was moved from one location to another, but secretly built on a remote planet in unknown areas of the Galaxy. The planet-station is ...


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Boss Nass's dialogue in the script is all given phonetically. The line where he promotes Jar Jar Binks is: So, wesa maken yousa Bombad General. The transcriptions found online (and in the original question here) often regularize the spelling to various extents. This tends to obscure the fact that the written line is heavy with Nass's peculiar accent. ...


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A sub-plot in TPM is that the Senate has become a massive, lumbering bureaucratic machine. The original plan was Blockade Naboo Use bureaucracy, as well as various Senate allies, to drag the process out (as they note, the blockade was completely legal) Force a compliant (and resource-starved) Naboo into submission via treaty Valorum clearly knows this too, ...


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