Giacomo1968
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What was Steve Rogers's phone number?
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The phone number was/is: This is unusual since most films and TV shows famously use “555” numbers. But note how the middle three numbers begins with a “1”; North American phone exchanges cannot begin ...

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Why did the original Star Wars trailer imply that its story was happening "right now", rather than "a long time ago"?
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The trailer was rushed and approved by George Lucas put together in three days (!!!) to meet the need to have something to show to movie goers during the 1976 Christmas season. Hyping the film was ...

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Did Daniel Craig appear in The Force Awakens?
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According to this article in Entertainment Weekly by Chris Lee, the initial rumor was floating around since May 2015 and the author of that same piece confronted him earlier in the year during an ...

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Why hasn't Anakin Skywalker's Force Ghost advised Kylo Ren?
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Not too sure about an in-universe explanation, but Star Wars concept artist Iain McCaig in Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens presented some ideas that played around with the concept of what Anakin’s ...

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When was Rey’s lineage decided?
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Like everything in the Star Wars universe it seems like it was all “made up as they went along” with a follow-up of “we always meant to do this” or concocting some way to rationalize it all. I know ...

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How does Phil Tippett—the stop-motion artist for the original “Star Wars” trilogy—feel about the 1997 CGI reworking to the films?
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According to a 2011 Q&A session Phil Tippett participated in at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX prior to a screening of Jurassic Park (1993), his feelings on the new Star Wars “Special Edition” ...

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Why does the TIE Fighter Poe Dameron and Finn steal have 2 seats and require a gunner?
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Those are not normal TIE fighters but designated TIE/SF (Special Forces) fighters. On the official Star Wars website, “First Order Special Forces TIE Fighters” are described as follows; bold emphasis ...

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Why are there no Imperial KX-series Security Droids in the original trilogy?
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First, since this question implies it’s about K-2SO, I’d like to address K-2SO’s role in Rogue One (2016). Simply put there are tons of droids of all kinds in the Star Wars universe, but few have ...

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Is there evidence to suggest Luke is unhappy at the end of The Force Awakens?
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I don’t believe there is any hard evidence of Luke’s happiness or unhappiness in that scene. I believe it was deliberately ambiguous. Ultimately all of the evidence in the film points to Luke being ...

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What's different about the new X-Wing fighters?
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The X-wings in The Force Awakens are new models donated to the Resistance. The X-wing fighters used in the first Star Wars films were the T-65B model. The ones we see in The Force Awakens are the T-...

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Did Vader actually die in the original Star Wars movie, now known as A New Hope?
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While Darth Vader was not explicitly dead at the end of the original 1977 Star Wars, the initial film left his ultimate fate open to interpretation. FWIW, I saw Star Wars in 1977 when I was 9 years ...

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George Lucas's Episode VII
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As someone who read Starlog magazine as a kid in the mid-to-late 1970s the concept that there would be movies past Return of the Jedi has always been present. And I mean always. That said how fleshed ...

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Why does C-3PO have a red arm in “The Force Awakens?”
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According to this page from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary: C-3PO is uncharacteristically quiet when it comes to discussing his salvaged arm; it is a memento of another droid’...

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Does the “Planet of the Apes” book end like the movie series?
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The original 1968 film of Planet of the Apes was an adaptation of the 1963 French novel La Planète des Singes by Pierre Boulle and pretty much all of the 1968 film was a fairly radical rewrite of the ...

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Is there a significance to this hat worn by Benny Russell in DS9 episode "Far Beyond the Stars"
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The hat is known as a kufi and as Wikipedia describes it: A kufi or kufi cap is a brimless, short, and rounded cap worn by men in many populations in North Africa, East Africa, Western Africa and ...

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What is the largest number of Star Destroyers shown on screen at the same time?
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The basics. Screen time? For Star Wars only two are ever seen on screen at a time and only for one brief shot. For The Empire Strikes Back there are apparently four Star Destroyers accounted for ...

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How did this Changeling pass the blood test?
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According to the Star Trek: Memory Alpha there is no official explanation for what happened; bold emphasis is mine: The changeling impersonating Martok once took a blood test, cutting himself ...

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Does BB-8 speak the same language as R2-D2?
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I have to credit DVK with posting this, but he has the eBook version of The Force Awakens novelization by Alan Dean Foster and there is definitely a clue as to the language/dialect that BB-8 speaks. ...

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What is this device on top of a Federation Runabout?
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According to this fan site, as well as the Memory Alpha Wikia site, they are known as “Mission Specific” pods and based on these specs (by Eric Kristiansen from 1994 it seems) they appear to be ...

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Has Chewbacca ever ripped anyone's arm off?
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In a deleted scene from The Force Awakens (2015) the character Unkar Plutt gets his arm ripped off by Chewbacca after he confronts and threatens Rey in Maz Kanata’s castle. Unkar harasses Chewbacca by ...

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Does Kylo Ren claim Rey is a relative?
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Specific to the source of this supposed rumor—the Disney Infinity game for The Force Awakens—this is a solid “No!” according to this article on Kotaku: Only he doesn’t call her “cousin.” As Angry ...

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Why can't the Empire make a Death Star that the rebels can't blow up?
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Shorter answer. If you ask me, the first Death Star and Starkiller Base were well designed to repel assault and attack; Starkiller Base slightly better than the Death Star since it was a full-sized ...

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Do Mandalorians truly never remove their helmets?
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I’ve already accepted an answer that does a nice job of summarizing Mandalorian mythos and customs throughout the series, but episode 4 of The Mandalorian (“Sanctuary”) explains it very well in one ...

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Did Max Rebo die on the sail barge?
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Max Rebo Lives! As per episode one of the 2021 Disney+ TV series Book of Boba Fett (titled: “Stranger in a Strange Land”) Max Rebo is alive and well and “Jizz-waling” on his organ with some random ...

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Wouldn't a blaster rifle shot immediately cauterize the wound?
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While a blaster shot or a lightsaber strike can potentially cauterize the wound it makes, remember that after… …that character was then engaged in a fairly physically intense lightsaber battle. All ...

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Why does Kylo Ren struggle with this problem?
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Shorter answer. Kylo Ren is evil, but to paraphrase what Darth Vader said to Luke, “The Force is with you, young Solo, but you are not a Sith yet.” He’s a moody teenager with little direction. He’s ...

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Are the Empire (or First Order) not using clones any more? If not, why?
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According John Boyega in Rolling Stone magazine’s web piece filled with tidbits they did not include in their main “behind-the-scenes” story on The Force Awakens: There are no clones left in the ...

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What does the logo of the resistance in "Dragon Ball Super" stand for?
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They are known as “Earth's Military” and that logo is not a “K.C.” but rather a “K.G.” which stands for “King’s Guards.” More info here.

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In what order should the Star Wars movies be watched?
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Shorter answer. Must watch. Star Wars (1977) - The Unexpected Hit: If you don’t see any of the other films, you should watch this. Forget the ideas of backstory and such, this is the distillation of ...

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Why didn’t General Hux—and others—go blind when the weapon fired on Starkiller Base?
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Here is how the weapon’s operation is described in the Alan Dean Foster’s novelization of The Force Awakens as presented in this article exploring how Starkiller Base’s weapon theoretically works; ...

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