Star Wars FAQ
Star Wars FAQ: Why Does Yoda Speak Backwards?
Why does Yoda talk backwards, anyway? Here are a few possible explanations.
Star Wars FAQ: Why do Jedi Disappear When They Die?
Why do Jedi disappear when they die? As it turns out, not all of them do.
Star Wars FAQ: How Many Jedi Survived the Great Jedi Purge?
How many Jedi survived Palpatine's slaughter of the Jedi Order? Expanded Universe sources so far name over 100.
Star Wars FAQ: How Does Leia Remember Her Mother?
How can Leia remember her mother when Padmé died in childbirth? The answer may lie in Leia's Force-sensitivity.
Star Wars Insults and Expletives
Definitions of selected swear words from the Star Wars movies and Expanded Universe.
Star Wars FAQ
Answers to frequently asked questions about the Star Wars characters, movies, and Expanded Universe.
Star Wars FAQ: In What Order Should I Read the Expanded Universe?
The Star Wars Expanded Universe is so big that you may not know where to start. Here are some tips for reading through the EU.
Star Wars FAQ: Why Can't Jedi Marry?
Why are Jedi in the Prequel Trilogy forbidden to fall in love or get married? As it turns out, this wasn't always the case.
Star Wars FAQ: Why Did Han Solo Say He Made the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs?
The parsec is a unit of distance, not time -- so why did Han Solo claim to have made the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs?
Star Wars FAQ: Did Palpatine Throw the Fight Against Windu?
Did Palpatine throw his duel with Mace Windu just to manipulate Anakin?
Star Wars FAQ: What do Lightsaber Colors Mean?
What do lightsaber colors mean? In the movies, not much -- but the Expanded Universe explores this idea in interesting ways.
Star Wars FAQ: How Many Clone Troopers Are There?
How many clone troopers fought in the Clone Wars? The Expanded Universe says three million -- but there are many problems with that figure.
Star Wars FAQ: Where did the Clone Army Come From?
In "Attack of the Clones," the clone army is the miraculous savior of the Republic. But who was really behind it, and why?
Star Wars FAQ: What’s the Best Viewing Order for the Star Wars Films?
The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy takes place before the Original Trilogy, but was released after it. So which trilogy should you watch first?
Star Wars FAQ: How Can Han Solo Not Believe in the Force?
If the Prequels take place only 20 years before the Original Trilogy, how can characters dismiss the Force and the Jedi as an "ancient religion"?
Star Wars FAQ: How Did Anakin Get His Scar?
Anakin has a scar over his eye in "Revenge of the Sith." Where did it come from?
Star Wars FAQ: Is Star Wars Sci-Fi or Fantasy?
Is Star Wars sci-fi or fantasy? Maybe it's a little of both.
The Emperor's Role in the Original Trilogy
Although Emperor Palpatine is a minor character in "A New Hope" and "The Empire Strikes Back," his planning affects every event in the Star Wars Original Trilogy.
Star Wars FAQ: What is Emperor Palpatine's First Name?
Emperor Palpatine may not have a first name, but if he does, George Lucas will never tell.
Star Wars FAQ: Why Can't Aliens Speak English?
Why can't all aliens speak English in Star Wars? Some can, but just prefer not to.