↠ 27 WTF Star Wars facts

Dec 19, 2020
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Luke Skywalker always took his bath time very seriously...

27 random as Star Wars facts that you might not know

Here's some random as nuggets of trivia and facts about the Star Wars movies. As the legend and lore of Lucas's far away galaxy grows, these factoids become even more awesome!

  1. In a New Hope, Leia was kept captive on the Death Star in cell number 2187. This was a deliberate choice as 2187 is the year that the Lucas directed film THX 1138, was set. 
  2. In Return of the Jedi, listen to the music very carefully as Darth Vader picks up the Emperor and throws him down the Death Star shaft. This is the only time the Jedi theme music plays over a shot of Vader, reflecting his return to the light side of the Force and him actually being the Chosen One
  3. Darth Vader was actually the only Star Wars film character to lose an arm three times! And both his legs as well... Obi-Wan Kenobi got 3 of his limbs in Revenge of the Sith! He did have the higher ground after all... Luke followed up with a hander arm sever in Return of Jedi.
  4. The Bantha milk drank by Luke and Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru in A New Hope is blue! It's become the stuff of Star Wars legend so much so, it was used in Rogue One as well. 
  5. Anakin Skywalker really is the ‘Chosen one’. While Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi may have thought a mistake had been made in the reading of the prophecy, Anakin was the one who actually killed Sith Lord Palpatine by throwing him down the Death Star’s reactor shaft in Jedi and thus restored balance to the Force. If you pay careful attention to the music when this happens, the Jedi theme plays briefly, perhaps signaling something profound... 
  6. Harrison Ford famously was never intended to be Han Solo, he was just hanging around after American Graffiti and was helping other actors read their lines as Lucas was in the casting process. Eventually, Lucas wised up and realized Harrison already had the part down cold. 
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  7. Princess Leia was subject to one of the most famous ad-libs in cinema history - that being Han Solo's response to her declaration of love - "I know". Harrison Ford apparently made it up at Irvine Kershner's suggestion. Leia got to return the line in Return of Jedi during the Battle of Endor. 
  8. Carrie Fisher appeared in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. This movie was a weird Kevin Smith homage to Star Wars and featured an appearance by Fisher as a nun and Mark Hamill as a parody of himself. Carrie's cameo was the one that got the laughs.... do you follow the good book?
  9. A lot of people forget this but Fisher appeared in the classic movie When Harry met Sally. She was the 'friend' of Sally who ended up marrying Harry’s best friend. See, there is life outside of Star Wars! Fisher also had a cameo in the Blues Brothers!
  10. Carrie Fisher wrote an actual bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge and screenplay for the film based on her writing. The book was about her drug addiction and her relationship with her mother. Fisher has managed to parlay her writing talent with a few turns at playing script doctor for a few Hollywood movies, most notably Rene Russo's Outbreak. 
  11. Yoda’s species has never been mentioned. In official records, he is simply an ‘unknown species’. He'll always be Kermit's ugly cousin to us.
  12. For the prequel film Attack of the Clones, Yoda was performed by Frank Oz. The next two prequels featured a CGI Yoda and the DVD release of Clones saw a CGI version replace the puppet. 
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  13. While many think Yoda had Darth Sidious beat in his famous duel in Revenge of the Sith, it was actually Mace Windu, a former student of Yoda who firmly beat the Sith Lord (of course Anakin came in and ruined it all..). 
  14. The original drafts for Star Wars show that the Skywalker family was actually called Starkiller. Indeed the drafts featured a General Starkiller and didn’t focus on the young moisture farmer from Tatooine. His son was called Deak. He eventually became Luke when the script developed over time. Oh, that general? His name was “Annikin Starkiller”.
  15. During Revenge of the Sith Bail Organa and Yoda step into the hallway of Organa's ship and have a nice conversation about becoming rebels or something. It's the same ship that Darth Vader boards to capture Princess Leia Organa in the start of A New Hope, the Tantive IV.
  16. During the assault on the Rebels ice base on Hoth, it is Hamill who speaks the line, “the first transport is away!”. This line is later used as a reference to Star Wars in Mass Effect 3
  17. Carrie Fisher had to stand on a wooden box for most of her scenes with Harrison Ford in the original Star Wars films because she is a foot shorter than him. This was done so the actors would look better in the frame shot together. 
  18. Master Yoda is 66 cm tall. As a comparison, R2D2 stands taller at 96 cm! 
  19. In the very short-lived T.V. show Firefly, a model version of Han Solo frozen in carbonite can be seen in many places - the props department would move it around as a running gag. Presumably, this was kind of like how Superman appeared in every episode of Seinfeld
  20. Princess Leia never actually gets to 'meet' Obi-Wan Kenobi. She sees him from afar when she's escaping the Death Star and Obi-Wan is about to let Darth Vader kill him but that's it. Unless you count Obi-Wan being present for her birth in Revenge of the Sith... Given Ben Solo was named after him, we suspect Han may have appreciated the Crazy Old Wizard more than he let on!
  21. Harrison Ford is the only actor to have appeared in films directed by all three of these directors: Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Francis Ford Coppola.
  22. Yoda's original name was 'Minch'. Glad Lucas changed it?
  23. Everyone assumes Luke only appeared in the three original Star Wars films. Think about it for a moment and you’ll realize Skywalker appears as a baby at the end of Revenge of the Sith. He, of course, appeared for 30 seconds in The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and a key scene in THe Rise of Skywalker where FINALLY rose an X-Wing into the sky, making it 7 film appearances. And also a certain cameo appearance in The Mandalorian
  24. In A New Hope, Darth Vader has only 9 minutes of screen time! Talk about screen presence. That's on par with Hannibal Lecter's on screen time in The Silence of the Lambs. 
  25. A real WTF is Boba Fett coming back as a 'good guy' in The Mandalorian and getting a spin off show called The Book of Boba Fett!


  1. Poorly written, all in all a terrible list

  2. Thanks, interesting list. I shared this on my Pinterest.

  3. guy who said it is bad sucks


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