10 Facts you didn’t know about Star Wars (10 Photos)

  • http://echogeo.wordpress.com/ echogeo

    Thank God Hanoi Jane didn't get the part.

    • taco taco

      Too bad they didn't get Michelle Pfiffer.

    • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

      Or me.
      BTW I ordered a new shirt today with this print. You like?
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      – Fan testimonial: "Bob or not, Paula has got to be part of the Chive staff – Maybe you're that HOPA chick? Who knows. Who cares. We like Paula as much as we like Bob and the rest of the Chive. It's all good and I'm not complaining one bit – I think the Chive rocks! I just have a pretty good feeling that everything is not all that it seems with this Paula character. "

    • LucretiusCarus

      I don't know, man, did you ever see Barbarella? Jane Fonda was f'in hot.

      • Capt. Obvious

        Yeah, 45 years ago.

        • dave

          Barbarella was out only 9 years before Star Wars, fyi.

    • Gallus

      Finally a first comment I can appreciate. I care not how good Hanoi Jane might have looked in a custume, she is a repungnant individual. I make it a point to boycott all her movies, and her staring in this franchize would have made it unavailable to me. – Besides, I think Carrie was an excellent choice.

      • its_forge

        Very provably did not ever happen, by the way. http://www.snopes.com/military/fonda.asp

        • its_forge

          Correction: she's still a pro-Communist douche nozzle. But whatever.

        • Floorman56

          The turning in of a POW is a hoax … But she did make made ten radio broadcasts in which she denounced American political and military leaders as "war criminals When cases of torture began to emerge among POWs returning to the United States, Fonda called the returning POWs "hypocrites and liars". and Fonda was photographed seated on an anti-aircraft battery but now she says she was "tricked" into doing it

      • dave

        There's no hate like that of the ignorant. Nicely done.

  • shmoopy

    K Wall

  • Red 5

    #4…that would've been so much better! Dammit, Lucas!!

    • Lazer

      I know DUDE! That does suck! GODDAAAAAMMIT

  • thaomeow

    #9. I've always wondered what the difference between the two were.

    • Anomanom

      I had to look it up, but there is a difference. A midget is a person who is unusually short but otherwise normally proportioned. A dwarf is a person with dwarfism, which generally manifests short stature and disproportionate body measurements.

      • Bob

        Dwarfs.. Smell like cabbage!

      • Ktc

        I didn't believe you so I looked too and right you are!

        • namehere?

          Bob, they are called Dwarves not dwarfs… cmon it was written just above

          • SXO

            Actually, it really is written as "dwarfs." The word dwarves was created by Tolkien to pluralize the race in his lore.

            • Alpha0010

              Actually, the main difference is that Dwarves have stonecunning, and are more stable than normal people.

    • mojo77

      That's why when I go to Miami, i always bring my midget instead of my dwarf!

  • whyme1973

    #8 They made the right choice here.
    #9 Bwaahahahahahaha

    • CarRamRod

      Midgets are funny…and apparently heat resistant.

    • Guest

      Me thinks I see something under there!

  • warren

    #4 before being rewritten as comic relief, Jar Jar Binks should have been written out of the movie.

    • its_forge

      Go ye to Pirate Bay and download ye a copy of The Phantom Edit. Being, Phantom Menace with *all* the Jar Jar edited out, and where he was required for the plot, they had him speak some other language that the other characters magically understood (just like how Solo understands Wookiee).

    • Mike

      the one good thing about Jar Jar: He made the Ewoks look great


    #5 might be yoda's high school yearbook pic

    • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

      It's bullshit btw; he was designed after Einstein. True story.

      – Fan testimonial: "I think a weekly Paula gallery would be awesome, I mean who doesn't like camel toe?"


        Cool story Hansel

        • JHL1

          Hansel? Hansel…. Hansel?!?!? Hansel… Hansel! Hansel???

  • coop_a_loop55

    I remember a time before the creation of Jar Jar…..life was good then… *sigh*


    • Master_Rahl

      his original version would also have sucked

  • observedeez

    Yea, there was a "Facts" thing on here that claimed limes are not ripe lemons. So, just come on this site for the boobs.

    • caloge

      limes are not ripe lemons. so…

  • Zedhere

    Another fact, the first 1-3 dont jive with all the plot talk in the 4-6. GL apparently didn't watch the first 3 when making the prequels.

    • Edd


      • Zedhere

        You forgot, RICH Nerds that travel the world.

  • Suits_me

    Nicki Minaj- looking good!

    • ThatOneGuy

      Thats not Nicki Minaj, its Khloe Kardashian…duh.

      • Suits_me

        YIKES, you are right, What was I thinking!!!!

  • Unfkngblvbl

    #10 "Ewok" is never mentioned in any Star Wars film

    • Master_Rahl

      fuckin' Ewoks…

    • Mr. J


      "Ewok" appears in the credits of ROTJ.

    • taco taco

      I am probably in the minority here but I absolutely hated the Ewoks 100-fold more then Jar Jar. And it is not like I enjoyed that spaz at all.

      • black27696

        I'm with you. Little bears stop the empire? That's not a situation of "Oh wow that's SO unlikely and ironic!" that's more a situation of "that's fucking stupid". There's no way. They're not as smart as the clones are, so there's no reason for them to beat storm troopers. Walkers can handle blasts from a ship without blowing up but a log destroys it? Come on.

        • Mr. J

          To be fair, the walkers were different types. The AT-AT walkers had extremely heavy, blast-proof armor. The AT-ST walkers could be taken down by blasters. Furthermore, an energy weapon is something they'd design it to be protected from… But an impact is not something they'd expect.

          • black27696

            I can see your point, but I would argue that if you're thinking to reinforce it against an energy weapon, you would consider physical impact as well. Especially given the terrains they had to cover.

            I can't buy that a thing that looks and functions like an at-st wouldn't be able to handle getting hit by a stick.

      • Sean

        I think this explains why

      • its_forge

        That whole movie made me want to puke. Cute little teddybear characters and that Big Happy Disney Ending OMG HURL HURL HURL ::die::

    • http://4chan.org/b/ gnocco

      "Ewok" was a play on "Wookie". Wok-e = e-wok

    • defaultuser

      Neither was the line "Luke, I am your father"

    • willsky

      Also Darth Vader never said "Luke I am your father" he says "No, I am your father".

  • The Hankinator

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure over half of these "facts" are bullshit. There was no time travel crap that Lucas concocted. The original line all of the actors read in the script, aside from Lucas and James Earl Jones was, "No Luke, Obi-Wan killed your father." James Earl Jones talked about it on the 1997 special editions and it also can be found on IMDB under the trivia page of TESB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080684/trivia and countless other websites. Also, the term "dwarf" and "midget" are the same thing. Those are just derogatory terms for little people, they're not a separate species of human beings…

    • truth

      You have been trolled. Take a salt tablet and get back in the game.

      • ChelseaRules

        Chive! Why you no tell the truth?!

    • Maavus

      Although “midget” is considered offensive by some people who prefer to be called "little people" or
      "people of short stature”, they are not the same. Generally, "midget" refers to a person who is very short, but normally proportioned. "Dwarf" refers to a person with one of several varieties of a specific genetic condition called dwarfism – usually they have very short arms and legs and unusually large heads.

      • namehere?

        I'm not your average joe fuckin your average hoe *said in Method Man voice*

        • Chiver


    • Tommy Boy

      You are a huge nerd… (said in the Triumph the Dog voice)

      • Johhnyslappingham

        for me to poop on

    • Bud

      NERD ALERT! (said in austin powers voice)

    • GrayDog

      This appears to be the source for this post. It also has other "facts" not listed above: http://www.readjunk.com/articles/star-wars-trivia

    • Wogsamatta

      Luke Skywalker – "aw cmon Leia, Let me just stick the tip in"
      Princess Leia – "you know we are brother and sister"
      Luke Skywalker – "i wont tell, if you dont"

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1346525725 Chris Contino

      They were all bullshit!

    • Sheebaluv

      Not to mention the line isn't "Luke, I am your father" It's "No, I am your father"

  • Darth Buzzkill

    Calling BS on #3. I don't recall the word "Sith" was never uttered in Episode IV. In true nerd fashion, I've also searched for it in the script and can't find it in any dialog.

    • Master_Rahl

      plus, I'm willing to bet when they "dubbed" the word Sith over the word Damned, no one noticed the clear differences in the way the actors mouths were moving. I agree, smells fishy to me.

    • Tom

      Agreed. "Sith" is never used in the movie. They did use it it the novelization though, but I don't think dubbing was necessary.

    • Wowzers

      Try reading the book.

      • Jeff


    • jimbojones

      But the midgets being more heat resistant is totally true?

      Quick, how long will it take to drive 80 miles if you are driving 80 mph? (Hint: whack it in half)

  • Master_Rahl

    #2 Goldblum got the last laugh, eh? Right, tell that to Harrison Ford and the armies of Star Wars fans. I'm sure Jeff can talk with his fans at the Annie Hall conventions.

    • Lil John

      Not sure if you've heard… Goldblum's doing just fine.

      • Master_Rahl

        Yeah, I'm just being douchey and picking sides. I dig Goldblum stuff, too. The Fly was awesome sauce.

        • GrayDog

          And the Annie Hall action figures are way cool, too.

          • its_forge

            They are awesome aren't they? I have two full sets, one still in the box.

    • its_forge

      No man, Goldblum was Dr. Sidney "New Jersey" Zweibel in "Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension," AKA The Greatest Movie Ever Made.

    • George

      None of that matters, he was Ian Malcom.

  • Sean

    I didn't know there was a difference. Either is still the scariest thing I know. Will actually go out of my way to cross a street or go to a different aisle if one is waddling my way. Seriously.. scary shit!!

  • Brian


    The role of the Ewoks was originally to be played by Wookies in original drafts of ROTJ. Also, Han Solo was to die. So, that would be a revenge seeking Chewbaca leading a bunch of rampaging Wookies that helped defeat the Empire, not a bunch of fucking teddy bears.

    • Mr. J

      And in the original film, Lando actually died.

      Test audiences hated it, so they redid the end and he lived.

    • taco taco

      Lead wookie would have been a time-traveled back Kloe Kardashian.

    • Duh

      My ten year old, who has only seen the movies in the numerical order of release, asks me all the time "What happened to the clone / storm troopers? Did they get stupid or something? Can't shoot anymore? First they beat the droids, they killed the Jedi, and now they can't beat a bunch of little bears!"

    • Mr. Miskatonic

      I heard the same thing. Due to budget restrictions he had to basically cut wookies in half.

    • Tyler

      Harrison Ford wanted Han Solo to be killed off between Empire and Return so he wouldnt have to reprise is role and continue with being Indiana Jones… Lucas said hell no.

  • Master_Rahl

    #6 Isn't Fry (Futurama) his own grandfather?

    • TheBAMFinater

      Also, he doesn't say "Luke" first. Most misquoted line in cinema.
      I has nerd rage….

      • stu piddassell

        Too many people watching Tommy Boy

    • Mo832

      Professor Farnsworth: Screw time!

  • HUH?

    is today april fools day? i feel like im being punked.

  • artex

    #6 the line is not "Luke, I am your father"

    • Stu Piddassell

      It was in Tommy Boy.

  • thatguy

    #6. I have to call BS. The popular line, "Luke, I am your father" is a misremembered fallacy. The line in the film is "No, I am your father."

    • TheBAMFinater

      Lucas had the actor in the costume say "Obiwan killed your father" to keep the secret of Vader's Origin. Only James Earl Jones who rebubbed all the Vader lines, and Mark Hamil knew the actual lines.

  • Diego

    #6 It is a common misquotation, but Darth Vader's line is "No, I am your father".

    Darth Vader: Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.
    Luke Skywalker: He told me enough! He told me you killed him!
    Darth Vader: No. I am your father.
    Luke Skywalker: No… that's not true! That's impossible!

    • Guse

      That's not true! That's… highly improbable.

      • http://twitter.com/danieljillm @danieljillm

        Look, if you're not going to take this seriously then neither am I

        • Franklin1138

          "And the Force? It's just microscopic bacteria in your bloodstream called 'midichlorians'."

          • Wogsamatta

            Luke Skywalker – "aw cmon Leia, Let me just stick the tip in"
            Princess Leia – "you know we are brother and sister"
            Luke Skywalker – "i wont tell, if you dont"

    • GrayDog

      Here is a video clip. I do not know from which of Lucas's revisions it came from:

  • Steve

    "Luke, I am your father" was not the iconic line. It wasn't even said. It's "No, I am your father" in response to Luke saying that Vader killed his father.

    And no.. I'm not a die hard Star Wars fan.

  • Don

    Lmao these are all lies. Chive does this shit all the time 😛

  • c-man

    fact #11 star wars is based on a true story

    • Ted

      Yea, but they took a LOT of liberties with the original story. For example, in real life, Jabba actually worked FOR the rebel alliance – Lucas made him to be some sort of villain. Also, Luke was a flamboyant homosexual – they downplayed that in the trilogy. And Chewbacca was black, something the studio execs couldn't okay back in the 1970s.

      • GrayDog

        Also, Darth Vader was Luke's mother, a ten-pack-a-day Camel smoker (things were cheaper then). Studio Execs worried about what kind of message this would send to kids, so they changed Vader to Luke's father and had him cut off Luke's hand, which was starting to show nicotine stains.

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