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Is Luke Skywalker actually a Jedi?

Yoda (the sole remaining Jedi Master) sets one very specific precondition on Luke being able to call himself a Jedi, that he has to confront Vader. “No more training do you require,” Yoda assured him....
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Why did Luke call the lightsaber by a different name?

He was mocking Rey. He was arguing to Rey that he wasn't the savior she thought he was, and he wasn't going to return and go defeat the First Order on his own. He mis-identifies the lighstaber to mock ...
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How can the crystal foxes in "The Last Jedi" be living?

I don't know the canonical answer, but flesh-and-blood creatures can have crystals growing off of their fur. This is an image of a furry animal with ice crystals growing off of its fur: It lives on ...
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How can the crystal foxes in "The Last Jedi" be living?

The very short answer is that although the outer "fur" of the Vulptex is crystalline, the inner part of the animal appears to remain mundane flesh and blood. "The theory is they’ve fed ...
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Is/was General Leia Organa expected to be in the next episodes (VIII and IX) of Star Wars?

She is in Episode VIII, filming is complete, and her scenes will not be changed. General Leia Organa was played by Carrie Fisher, who was definitely going to be in The Last Jedi (Episode VIII): “She’...
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Should Luke's lightsaber have given away his plan?

Luke has no way of knowing that his blue lightsaber had been destroyed. He was on Ahch-To when it happened and presumably was still cut off from the Force. As for why Kylo didn't notice the ...
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Why was Kylo Ren mistaken about Rey?

He saw her helping him, and assumed she was on his side It’s that old standby of prophecies, exact words. Both Rey and Kylo are correct in what they saw. It’s important to note that Rey says she saw ...
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Who turned on the lightsaber?

It was 100% Kylo Ren. When Snoke was slain, Rey had her back to him and when she turned around to see what happened, she was in complete shock. Also, Snoke narrated Kylo Ren's thoughts, which included ...
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In The Last Jedi, how was this character filmed?

Not only was it a puppet, but they even got the original voice-actor/puppeteer Frank Oz to provide the voice and operate the puppet. And if you were wondering, yes, it is Frank Oz puppeteering the ...
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Did the stable boy use the Force?

Temiri Blagg held his hand out and the broom traveled toward him. I think we can presume that he used the Force rather than it being some kind of high technology hover-broom.
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How could Kylo Ren move Luke's lightsaber in The Last Jedi when he couldn't in The Force Awakens?

The implication was that Rey was somehow blocking him through her own efforts to move the hilt. Note his surprise that an object so small doesn't come on command. The exertion actually causes him ...
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Why didn't Snoke sense this in "The Last Jedi"?

Snoke wasn't reading Kylo's mind. He was sensing his feelings and intentions. Rey was attempting to convince Kylo to return to the light side, and she was failing. Snoke could sense that Kylo was ...
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Should Luke's lightsaber have given away his plan?

Could it be something else: The details of his appearance are inconsequential to Kilo Ren, as @TenthJustice says he is blinded to what is in front of his eyes. In fact
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How did Rose catch up to Finn?

His vehicle was slowed by the (pressure of the) cannon's beam. You see his ship buckling under the pressure and slowing. Based on a quick eyeball assessment of his speed, from the point seen below it ...
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Why does Luke vault across the canyon when fishing in The Last Jedi?

There's shallow water under the cliff on the island side whereas there's deeper water under the ledge on the other side of the gap. Presumably the really big fish won't come into the shallows and it ...
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Why were these items on the Millennium Falcon?

Entirely speculative as we don't see her do it, but Rey stole them. The viewer is made to believe that Luke was in fact about to burn the sacred texts and that Yoda did it for him because Yoda ...
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Was this scene in "The Last Jedi" an homage to "Hardware Wars"?

Yes. Johnson’s openly stated so in an interview: Literally the first question I asked Johnson in an interview on Friday was, “That had to be a Hardware Wars reference in The Last Jedi, right?” ...
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Who is Space Gary?

Space Gary is indeed an alien who appears in the casino on Canto Bight. This has been confirmed by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson on twitter. @FanthaTracks: We want to know if you can confirm ...
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What was the meaning of the hole in the ground Rey saw?

The film's Visual Dictionary describes it as a ... natural blowhole where seawater has carved away a cave of polished rock. This cave causes Force-visions that are very similar to those seen in ...
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What did Kylo Ren say about the Supreme Leader?

Kylo says "The Supreme leader is dead" to which Hux replies "Long live the Supreme Leader". Basically they're confirming that the [old] Supreme leader (Snoke) is dead so they now need to ...
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Why does Luke continue to train Rey like nothing happened?

Luke was never trying to teach Rey how to use the Force. He was trying to show her why the Jedi needed to end- and, by extension, why he would not train her. The first lesson was supposed to show ...
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Why did Luke call the lightsaber by a different name?

He tries to remove the lightsaber's mythical image. The term lightsaber implies a lot of things beyond the actual technical device. For example, it is a part of the Jedi religion, it is a weapon of ...
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If BB-8's head is attached by magnets, how can it be extended away from his body?

This is addressed in the film's official novelisation. He stuck his head onto the top of his welding arm, then shoved the whole thing into the junction box. Meanwhile, his body was held in place by ...
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What killed this character in Episode VIII?

Luke over-exerted himself. This Jedi had not moved since dawn. During that time, the mountain had quaked. A cliff had crumbled. The twin suns had begun to set. The moon had gone on the rise. It had ...
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How big is Snoke's command ship compared to a Super Star Destroyer?

A Super Star Destroyer like Vader's Executor is approximately 19,000m long and some 6000m wide and about 1500m deep. By comparison, Snoke's mobile capital is 13,000m long, over 60,500m wide and more ...
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How did Princess Leia survive this?

Leia used the force, brought out by her survival instinct. Survival in space is something that seems within the grasp of Jedi to do, as is evidenced by Plo Koon in The Clone Wars I can withstand the ...
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Why did Luke say "It didn't scare me enough then, it does now"?

He means it took him too long to become afraid of that strength in Ben Solo. It took long enough that he didn't try to divert him from the Dark Side until it was too late. Yes, he considered killing ...
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Why didn't Yoda go to Ahch-To instead of Dagobah?

There are several reasons: Yoda likely didn't know where Ahch-To was, until he became a Force Ghost. Luke only found out after he had access to both Imperial (thanks to R2D2's hacking) and New ...
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Didn't these two characters from The Last Jedi already meet in The Force Awakens?

According to the movie, yes Poe and Rey are never introduced until the scene at the end of The Last Jedi, because we are explicitly shown by that scene that they haven't met. It isn't totally ...
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What's with Luke's arm?

It has already been established that when a Jedi becomes one with the Force, that they (sometimes) take physical objects with them. Yoda goes with his robes and his necklace. ...
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