Category "star-wars"

Is there any reason why mostly technology deprived planets are pictured in the Star Wars movies?

Just watched the Force Awakens, and I noticed that once again, mainly low-tech planets are shown in the movie, which is at odds with the technology described.

What are these cartridges that many characters have in the Star Wars movies?

Admiral Ozzel has them on both sides of his uniform (upper chest). Most Imperial officers seem to have them. Han, pictured also here, has three such cartridge

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?

Did Finn turn off his targeting computer?

I saw The Force Awakens in its first week of release, before most of my friends. I made a mental note to discuss with them, but forgot it until now. I can't f

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

Only the Sith deal in absolutes?

This is a pretty well known quote from the Star Wars movies. But isn't it a bit paradoxical? It in itself is an absolute, and it was said by a Jedi (Obi-Wan i

Why was The Force Awakens so much more expensive than the episode 1-3 movies?

When searching for the budgets of the Star Wars movies, I found sources which claim a budget of about $300 million for The Force Awakens (TFA), the episode 1-3

Does George Lucas mention Earth in "Star Wars"?

In the Star Wars movies by George Lucas, is anything ever mentioned about Earth and the Milky Way Galaxy?

What is the tunnel Darth Maul fell in to?

In Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Obi Wan fights with Darth Maul on the planet Naboo in Queen Amidala's castle and kills Darth Maul. After his death

Is the Pod Racing location real?

In the Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, when Anakin participates in the Pod race on Tatooine we can see the big location of the race starting point. I

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

Why does George Lucas not direct any more Star Wars movies?

George Lucas directed the first Star Wars movie Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), after that he directed the Star Wars prequel trilogy with Episode I – The

What role Bob Anderson did play, Imperial or Rebel?

Wikipedia claims that fencer and fight choreographer Bob Anderson played an Imperial Officer in Star Wars. This page shows a Rebel Officer clai

Did Spielberg have any involvement in filming Star Wars?

We all know George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are best friends. When George Lucas was directing his Star Wars movies, did Spielberg help him to direct or advi

What previous works was Star Wars influenced by?

George Lucas' epic space opera Star Wars was released theatrically on May 25, 1977. It became a financial triumph (by earning a total of $775

Why was Finn even wearing the jacket in the first place?

So in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Finn survives the crash of the TIE Fighter on Jakku. He's alive, he's shaken, and he's also drenched in sweat. He is only

What was used to create the hyperspace jump sounds in the original Star Wars trilogy?

In A New Hope and the other original trilogy movies, the Millennium Falcon would make a couple sounds as it jumped to light speed. First there was a kind of ch

What are the ewok costumes made from?

I saw a post on SF&F on Chewbacca's costume which is made from yak and mohair hair but then wondered what the Ewoks' costumes were made from as they don't l

Does snow ruin lightsabers?

During the battle between Kylo Ren and Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey directs Kylo Ren's lightsaber into the snow and dirt while they are grappling.

Did the actors for The Force Awakens receive fighting training?

I remember watching videos on cast members from the Star Wars prequels having training sessions to learn and practice their fighting scenes. I was wondering wha