Category "a-new-hope"

When was the Star Wars Chasm Fail edited out?

I saw Star Wars the weekend it was released in L.A. I distinctly remember Luke trying to rope the scaffolding and missing when crossing the chasm with Leia. Lei

Who REALLY shot first, revision by revision: Han or Greedo?

There has been numerous debates about who shot first in Star Wars Episode IV: Han or Greedo. It's also been rumored that who shoots first has changed between ea

Why does Obi-Wan say that he'll become more powerful if Vader kills him?

When Obi-Wan fights Darth Vader in Episode IV: A New Hope, he says: You can't win, Vader. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can

Why was princess Leia not executed?

In the 1977 movie, Star Wars Episode IV, orders to excecute the princess are given several times. Once an order to execute her "immediately" but still she was n

Why was the princess rescued in the first place?

In the 1977 movie release of Star Wars Episode IV, why was the princess rescued in the first place? As the required information was with the droid and a lot of

Rebel in opening scenes of Star Wars Episode 4

At the beginning of the movie, Vader and the storm troopers board Princess Leia's ship. At one point Vader was holding a rebel in the air and was interrogating

Why is there an alien in the garbage?

In the classic scene in Star Wars a New Hope our heroes are trapped in a rubbish press with a creature... Given the Death Star is fairly new (it's only just be

How was the effect of Alderaan blowing up accomplished?

A special effect sequence in the original Star Wars (1977) shows the planet Alderaan being blown up by the Death Star (frame shown below). Considering that this

Why didn't Obi Wan tell Luke the truth about Darth Vader?

We learn in The Empire Strikes Back that Kenobi had lied to Luke in A New Hope about Darth Vader, telling him Vader killed his father rather than the truth that

What are the subplots common to both The Force Awakens and A New Hope?

After watching The Force Awakens, I couldn't help but think it's a total remake of A New Hope given the amount of similar subplots. I've listed entire subplots

Why did Obi-Wan vanish after his fight with Vader?

Usually when a lightsaber strikes a person, the part of the body where the lightsaber struck is cut off; but when Vader's lightsaber strikes Obi-Wan, he just va

Is the exact same sound clip used in A New Hope and The Force Awakens?

I have seen The Force Awakens twice now. And I swear that there is a scene where the storm troopers say something along the lines of. They are splitting up.

Why did R2-D2 have to download plans for the Death Star, if Vader thought that the crew intercepted them?

At the beginning of A New Hope, Vader accuses the crew of the Tantive IV of intercepting secret Imperial Plans, which I'm guessing are the Death Star plans. If

Why did Chewie not get a Medal or anything?

In Star Wars, why did Chewbacca not get a medal when the others did, during the celebration ceremony for the destruction of the original/prototype Death Star?

Was the plan ever for Chewbacca to speak English (or Galactic Basic)?

On various making-of specials and DVD/BR extras you can find footage from the set of the original Star Wars movies where Chewbacca speaks English. I'm not sure

Sandcrawler, real or fake?

In the Star Wars movie "A New Hope", there were some small creatures called Jawas on the planet Tatooine. They were using a big vehicle and its name is Sandcraw

What did Vader originally say when he waggled his finger?

In Star Wars (A New Hope, if you must), there's a scene when Vader is talking to Grand Moff Tarkin. Vader's voice stops, and then a second later Vader raises h

How exactly did they find an actress that is almost an exact clone of original Mon Mothma?

The actress who plays Mon Mothma in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is extremely similar in appearance to the A New Hope actress. In the actual casting process, ho

What happened to Obi-Wan's lightsaber after his encounter with Darth Vader?

In A New Hope, when Darth Vader and Obi Wan engaged in a fight, Obi Wan was killed. At that time, his lightsaber fell there and Luke didn't retrieve it. So, wh

Which worse thing was Luke expecting in Star Wars: A New Hope?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, when Luke finds R2-D2 (who runs away to find Obi-Wan), it says something that C-3PO translates. Here is the conversation. Luke: What'