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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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Why does General Grievous have four arms?

Grievous is a Kaleesh warrior who was severely injured when his shuttle was sabotaged by agents of Count Dooku so they could transform him into an "enhanced cybernetic being" and train him ...
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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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Where is this image of Vader from?

This is a production still from the 2022 Obi-Wan Kenobi series: Source: https://www.starwars.com/obi-wan-kenobi-stills-gallery It depicts Vader on the unidentified moon from the sixth and final ...
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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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Did the last remaining Jedi have any plan to train Luke?

The Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show sheds some light on this. Obi-Wan had originally had some sort of agreement with Owen that Luke would be eventually trained: OBI-WAN: Is he okay? OWEN: You don't care if he'...
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How does a Star Wars X-wing fighter make it from the surface of a planet to space?

You've fundamentally misunderstood the principle of 'escape velocity' which is a measure of how fast an object fired like a bullet from a gun would need to be going at ground level in order to leave ...
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Does Salacious B. Crumb have a tail longer than his body?

The image below is the rear of what's described as a "1:1 prop replica, hand-sculpted by Tony McVey, who sculpted the character for the original film", sold by Regal Robot. An interview with ...
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How does a Star Wars X-wing fighter make it from the surface of a planet to space?

Even without magic repulsorlift, the X-wing could make it to orbit the same way real world rockets do: climb up until the atmosphere thins out enough that it no longer slows you down too much, then ...
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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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Looking for a Star Wars Legends novel where Gamorreans were used as guinea pigs

In Michael A. Stackpole's book X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble Gamorrean prisoners are used to develop a virus. Could this be the book you're thinking of? Derricote led him deeper into the laboratory complex ...
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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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Is this dialogue in Ahsoka inspired by a scene from The Clone Wars?

The exchange you're thinking of is this one from the episode “Storm Over Ryloth” (CW115) and it does indeed take place during that same campaign, albeit in a somewhat different context. For starters ...
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What is the source of these panels featuring Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wars comics?

The first image is from Darth Vader (2017) #25 The second image is from Star Wars (2020) #8 The third image is from Darth Vader (2020) #1
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Why does General Grievous have four arms?

Out-of-universe The filmmakers' intent in giving Grievous four arms was to make him stand out by virtue of his combat style: "Because he was the main action villain, we needed to create a ...
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What were these animals on Ahch-To?

The Disney+ Star Wars Biomes special audio description track lists the sea serpents as pallaskeans. The pallaskean was a species of sea serpent that resided in the oceans of the planet Ahch-To.
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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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Is there a minimum midi-chlorian count needed to live?

Qui-Gon explicitly states (in The Phantom Menace) that a zero count is impossible. Qui-Gon Jinn: Without the midi-chlorians, life could not exist, and we would have no knowledge of the Force. In The ...
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When was it first confirmed that Obi-Wan and Anakin fought WITH clones and not AGAINST them?

As you mention, some had assumed the clones were the Republic's adversary in the Clone Wars. This included Timothy Zahn while writing the Thrawn trilogy. As the author himself later explained: "...
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Are clone trooper's Kama "battle skirts" based on any real-world armor or clothing?

Armored skirts were used in medieval armor A (divided) front skirt was knows as "faulds", while a rear skirt was known as "culet". The faulds were often extended with "tassets&...
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What was in the weak spot on the dreadnought?

The bomber was targeting the Fulminatrix's reactor: BATTLE OF D'QAR Poe Dameron leads the attack to disable the First Order dreadnought, an unmistakable fleet killer bristling with huge cannons. He ...
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What life forms were Luke and Han trying to detect in Hoth?

Per the film's official junior novelisation, Luke and Han are planting sensors that can detect Imperial or alien intrusion into their local area. They're worried that local lifeforms (like the wampas ...
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What does the guard take away from Ahsoka in episode "The Wrong Jedi" from the Clone Wars series?

Silka beads. It's what Padawan learners that don't have hair wear in lieu of a padawan braid. Removing it would of course symbolise her expulsion from the Order, stripping her of her rank of Padawan. ...
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Did the second Death Star have Interdiction capability?

The Death Star II didn't have interdiction capability, but we learn in Star Wars: Battles That Changed the Galaxy there were indeed Imperial 'Interdictor-vessels' at the Battle of Endor. These ships ...
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How do Human-Twi'lek hybrids work in Star Wars?

Short Answer: Unknown. The ins and outs of such genetic combinations in Star Wars is never directly addressed. Rather Longer Answer: Star Wars isn't sci-fi, nor is it meant to be. It's a space fantasy ...
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Which Abednedo are named after Beastie Boys titles?

Named after Beastie Boys titles Awls Ooteek, after the album Paul's Boutique Brasmon Kee, after the song "Brass Monkey" from Licensed to Ill Ello Asty, after the album Hello Nasty Ilco ...
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How did Captain Phasma regroup with the First Order so quickly after Starkiller Base?

The story of her escape is covered in the four-part Captain Phasma comics. She escaped the compactor and made off in a TIE-Fighter in Captain Phasma #1 and we see (in Captain Phasma #4) that her ...
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What is the small red planet/moon behind the fleet in the second shot of Return of the Jedi?

The gas giant Endor is known to have 9 moons, and basing on the colour shown on the visual dictionary for Rise of Skywalker, I can surely say the moon that appeared in the background is either Vix or ...
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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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Who Is the Clone Trooper in Kenobi?

Nax The upcoming reference book Dawn of Rebellion: The Visual Guide was previewed at SDCC 2023, including a subsection on the clone veteran seen in Obi-Wan Kenobi: NAX Downtrodden in the streets of ...
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