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Questioning Star Wars

What is Yoda's race?
Why doesn't Ben remember R2-D2?
Do lighsabers shut off when you let go of them?
Shouldn't Vader recognize C-3PO in ESB?
Why didn't Qui-Gon disappear?
Where did midichlorians come from?
What do people on Corusant do for a living?
Is there any significance to Dagobah?
Is there a difference between a lasersword and a lightsaber?
Are we going to get to see cut scenes in a public release ever?
How come Obi-Wan didn't appear to grieve for the death of this brother Owen?
Why not release TPM on DVD?
Why does Ben take Luke to Tattoine?
How come Qui-Gon is never mentioned in the classic trilogy?
Who is Boba Fett?
How many Hutts does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Are there any clones?
Where do Stormtroopers come from?
How come Obi-Wan said that Yoda trained him?
Why are there midichlorians?
What is the true nature of the Force?
What do lightsaber colors mean?
How does Obi-Wan get his saber in ANH?
If Obi-Wan was "once a Jedi Knight, the same as [Anakin]", does that mean Obi-Wan was then a Jedi Master, having trained his first Padawan to knighthood?
Where was Anakin born?
Does no one recognize the name Skywalker on Tatooine?
Why did the Royal Ship fly right at the Blockade? Why not fly thru the atmosphere around to the other side of Naboo, then use the planet as a shield for their getaway?
What exactly is the relationship between the Republic and the Trade Federation?
How many Hutts are on Tatooine?
What is the average life expectancy of a Human Jedi like Mace Windu or Qui-Gon Jinn?
Bail Antilles or Bail Organa?
When is the Official street date of TPM VHS?
What other TPM games are in the works we don't know about?
Anakin Skywalker doesn't remember R2?
What is the history of the lightsaber?
What do the members of the Jedicouncil do all day?
How did Jar Jar's skin hold up on Tatooine?
Where did Pod Racing go in the classic trilogy?
Do all Sith use the red lightsaber?
How come none of the Gungans look alike, especially green Boss Nass?
Are Yoda and Grover brothers?
What was Palpatine's first name?
Is Palpatine the Supreme Chancellor and still a senator?
Could someone straighten out the whole handmaiden situation?
What ever happend to Gardulla the hutt?
Why doesn't 3P0 recognize Tatooine in ANH?
Can you wound a Jedi?
Why didn't the Rebels on Hoth have used some of those primitive Gungan shield generators?
Why doesn't R2-D2 recognize Yoda in Empire, and vice-versa?
What goods did Naboo trade that the Trade Federation was blocking from export?
Is Uncle Owen a jedi like his brother Obi-Wan?
Why did Qui-Gon have to ask the Chancellor in order to visit the Jedi Council?
Why didn't Obi-Wan use his Jedi speed to catch up with Maul and Qui-Gon in the final lightsaber battle?
Why wasn't Shmi's midichlorian count tested?
What is Aurra Sing doing on Tatooine?
What are the Jedi Trials?
What's so important about Naboo?
Does the trade federation know that Darth Sidious is really Senator Palpatine?
Does the name Darth Sidious ever come to play, or as far as the public knows is it simply Emperor Palpatine?
Who are the pasty white guys in the emperor's throne room in ROTJ?
What exactly does Obi-Wan mean when he says "Luke, I don't want to lose you to Emperor the way I lost Vader"?
How does Amidala die?
Is Mos Espa, Mos Eisley?
What happens to Naboo in the classic films?
Why does Degobah have that "place that is strong with the Dark Side of the Force," and what is the significance of it?
What is the relationship between Vader and Fett?
Was there a certain amount of resentment between Qui-Gon and Mace Windu?
Are the Nimodians the first race to be absorbed by the Empire?
Why would the Jedi Council send *one* Jedi Master and his lone Padawan to 'investigate' the re-emergence of the Sith?
Why didn't Yoda and the Jedi Council sense that Palpatine is the Emperor in the Qui-Gon's Funeral scene?
Will Anakin have an "Obi-Wan" or "Qui-Gon" name when he becomes a Jedi?
Was there any type of relationship between Qui-Gon and Shmi before?
Why didn't the Gungans fire at the droid transports BEFORE they unloaded?
What happened to Maul's Sith Infiltrator at the end?
Why were there no guardrails on the catwalks in the Theed generator?
Does Palpatine know who the next apprentice will be?
Why do people get excited about lightsaber colors and Jedi ranking?
How do Sith train?
When and why did Obi-Wan adopt the name "Ben"?
Did Anakin know about Luke all along?
How come Sabe still doesn't have a credit at the official website?
Is the symbol on Captain Panaka's hat the same one as on Boba Fett's left shoulder pad of his armor?
Who was the first Jedi Master? How did he know?

Just wondering ...

Joshua Griffin
December 13th, 1999
TFN Staff

[Thanks to the scores of readers who sent in these additional questions as well.]


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