A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... These are the words that open every single Star Wars film, and they have become well known to the biggest Star Wars fans as an indication that the stories being told in these movies are legends, tales told of Jedi Knights and their adversaries, the battle for peace throughout the galaxy, and all of the other characters that inhabit this world. Star Wars has been going strong ever since 1977 when the first film was released, and it is still a worldwide phenomenon. George Lucas created this world completely from his imagination (as well as some inspiration from The Hidden Fortress), and it has completely stood the test of time.
That may have something to do with the timelessness of the characters, the story, and the themes of the films. While they are not recognized as science fiction (they are more of a space fantasy, sometimes referred to as space opera), they do exhibit a lot of characteristics of the genre: spaceships, futuristic tools, and aliens. However, Star Wars has always been a film series that focused on heroes and villains, good vs bad and fighting for what a person believes in. In many ways, they have inspired people and shown them that even if they come from nowhere, they can grow up to be heroes.
Of course, even a real Star Wars fan might not know the answer to all of these questions!
What is the name of this type of ship?
In the very first Star Wars film, the story finds its climax in a daring space battle undertaken by the good guys in an attempt to take out the deathstar by exploiting its one weakness. The pilots fly through the trenches of the massive ship using these space fighters, equipped with powerful blasters as well as proton torpedoes. These ships have become something of a symbol for the Star Wars franchise as a whole, and are still used by the good guys years later to fight back against the bad guys and put an end to their plans. What are they called?
Who is this classic Star Wars character who goes on a hero's journey?
Star Wars was and has always been viewed as almost a perfect encapsulation of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey, which involves the protagonist of a story going on a journey far from home, experiencing self-discovery, and changing in unexpected ways. In the very first Star Wars film, the character that goes on a hero’s journey is a young man who lives on a desert planet with his aunt and uncle. When he discovers a message from an important figure in the galaxy, he is thrust into an adventure that he never thought he would be a part of. This character remains a big part of the series to this day.
What is the main antagonistic group in the original Star Wars trilogy?
The good guys in the Star Wars series are the underdogs. They are a ragtag group of people who have come together in order to take down the antagonistic group of foes. This organization is huge, well-funded, and has plenty of resources to continue their take over of the galaxy. However, what they did not count on was that a group of people who don’t want things to get worse are willing to take them on, despite being at a huge disadvantage. This group of bad guys may have fallen once, but they have since been rebuilt into something much worse.
What is the name of this villainous character?
Behind all of the bad guys, secretly controlling everything, is this classic Star Wars villain. Dressed in all black, with a cold demeanor, flowing cape, and expressionless black mask, this villain is the epitome of bad guys. Not only is he a master of using the force, but he is also highly skilled with a lightsaber. He is also the father of another character, a revelation that was made in the second Star Wars film, and left audiences surprised. He is among some of the most famous and memorable antagonists ever put on screen, and he remains an important figure to this day.
What is the name of the second film in the original trilogy?
The original Star Wars trilogy still stands, to some, as the three best films produced in the overall series. The second film in the series finds the good guys continuing their fight against the antagonistic organization. However, they start to experience a massive push back, and things get even harder than they have ever been before. The heroes find themselves at a huge disadvantage, and they have to be rescued by Luke Skywalker, who faces off against Darth Vader, but loses his hand. The film ends on something of a down note, but with a sense that things can and will get better.
What are these large, walking vehicles known as?
In the second film of the original trilogy, one of the major battles takes place on an ice planet where the good guys have established a base of operations. Unfortunately for them, the bad guys are pulling out all the stops and sending in their most powerful artillery to get the job done. That includes these massive, walking tank-like vehicles, which are highly shielded and very difficult to take out. However, the good guys eventually figure out a way to take down the giant walking vehicles by utilizing their cable lines from their snow speeders to wrap up the legs of the vehicles and force them to collapse.
What is the name of this ice planet?
In the second film in the original trilogy, the story begins with the good guys stationed on a cold ice planet, where there is not much life (except for the occasional Wampa lurking in the snow). The good guys chose to establish a base there, because the planet is so desolate and out of the way that no one would think to look there. At least, that’s what they thought. Unfortunately, the empire comes looking for them in full force. The good guys eventually have to give up their position and allow their base to be taken, but it was not the end of their efforts.
What is the name of this desert planet where Luke lives?
Before Luke Skywalker takes off and goes on a larger-than-life adventure, he spends his days living with his Uncle and aunt on this desert planet. This planet has been referenced plenty of times throughout the Star Wars series, and it has come to be known as sort of the backwater planet where nothing ever happens. In fact, it is so quiet and out of the way that it made the perfect hiding spot for an aging Jedi warrior once he realized that the Empire would be on the hunt for him. It is the place where everything begins, and it is also the home of the Mos Eisley cantina.
What is this character's name?
This character is a major part of the entire Star Wars saga, and she was played with great aplomb by the late Carrie Fisher. She is one of the first characters that audiences met in the very first film, and she quickly became iconic in her own right. Her hair style, which consisted of two spiraled buns on either side of her head. Even though she had to be rescued from the clutches of the Empire in the first film, she was no damsel in distress, often holding her own against the bad guys and setting the tone for other female characters in the Star Wars universe.
Which planet is taken out by Vader?
In the first Star Wars film, Darth Vader wishes to demonstrate the ultimate power of the deathstar to Princess Leia. In order to do this, he chooses her home planet for a demonstration. Leia must watch helplessly as the crew of the deathstar goes about the procedure for arming the battle stations massive laser. The planet that is being fired upon has no chance against this powerful beam, and it immediately explodes, sending large amounts of debris scattered throughout space. The loss of the planet is so powerful, that even one of the Jedi characters can feel the reverberation of the moment, even though they are far away from that location.
Who trains Luke in the ways of the force?
In the empire Strikes Back, Luke is given a message from one of his old friends who tells him that if he wants to complete his Jedi training than he must travel to a far away planet and meet up with a powerful Jedi master. Unfortunately, when Luke arrives, he is greeted by a small, old, alien who looks nothing like what he expected. However, this little green guy turns out to be the Jedi master Luke is supposed to train with, and he quickly demonstrates how strong his power is. Luke never completes his training though, as he leaves to rescue his friends.
To which planet does Luke travel to complete his Jedi training?
Luke is told to travel to a certain planet in order to find the master who will train him. He knows that this planet is in a far off star system that is mostly ignored by other people. The planet is very swampy, and laden with plant life and foreign fauna. In fact, Luke’s X-Wing sinks into the swamp, and he must use the force to lift it out of the muck later in his training. The planet also holds many different secrets, such as a tree which manifests an illusion right before Luke's eyes so that he can face it head on.
What is the name of the villainous group of Force users?
On one side of the force is the Jedi. This group of knights defended and utilized the light side of the force, ultimately fighting for peace and harmony throughout the universe. On the other side of the force, balancing out the light side, was the dark side, fought for and utilized by this group of Force users who dedicated their lives to control and order. The dark side is often seen as being the bad side of the coin, but in a way it is necessary for the light side to exist, especially since the force is about balance, so both sides need to exist.
Which character was Princess Leia trying to get a message to?
In the very first film of the Star Wars saga, Princess Leia records a message looking for help. She was told that the person she was trying to contact was once a great Jedi warrior, and that he could definitely help her out of her situation with Darth Vader. The message eventually reaches this person, only he is much older and not entirely fit to take on the Eepire. Luckily, he has a new, young student to train in Luke Skywalker. This person also has a personal connection to Vader, as he knew him many years ago when they fought on the same side.
What is the name of this character first featured in The Phantom Menace?
The Phantom Menace might just be one of the least popular films not just in the Star Wars series, but in film overall. Many people who had waited years to see a new Star Wars film were really let down by the change in tone, style, and storytelling this film exhibited. One of the biggest criticisms lobbed at the film had to do with this character, a clumsy but well-meaning alien who helps the Jedi on their quest. He was immediately shut down as one of the least interesting and unwanted parts of the film, and people have even made fan edits to leave him out entirely.
Which character eventually becomes the leader of the Empire?
In the entire story of Star Wars, there is one character who has persisted, and that is the emperor, the leader of the Empire. This character appeared in the very first Star Wars film, and was a major player throughout the prequel trilogy as well. However, he was not always known as the Emperor, and he was not even always seen as a major villain. In fact, for most of the beginning of the story, he operated in the shadows, moving pieces around like a chess player, and making sure that his plans and machinations came to fruition. He only became truly bad later on.
What is the name of this character played by Natalie Portman?
Natalie Portman appeared in the Star Wars prequel trilogy as a major character who would become very important to the overall story. This character, like Princess Leia, was a royal figure, but could definitely hold her own in a fight. She was handy with a blaster, and didn’t take any trouble from anyone. She and Anakin Skywalker begin a relationship, but after Anakin begins to turn to the dark side, she realizes that she cannot stay with him. She gives birth to their two children, Luke and Leia, but unfortunately passes soon after their births. She has become a major character in the overall story.
Which actor portrayed the character Mace Windu?
Mace Windu is one of the more popular characters to appear in the prequel trilogy, and a lot of that might have to do with the actor who portrayed him. Mace was a member of the Jedi council, and was a major part in the Jedi fighting against the Empire. He even faced off against the emperor in a lightsaber battle and almost won, if it hadn’t have been for Anakin Skywalker interfering. His lightsaber was purple, a signature color that stood out among the rest of the Jedi lightsabers. This actor has also appeared in Jurassic Park, Shaft, and the MCU as Nick Fury.
What is the name of this villainous character with four arms?
This major character who was introduced in Revenge of the Sith is a force to be reckoned with. Even though he is a droid (although it seems that he might also be organic in some ways, with suggestions that he was a pilot who was rebuilt after a bad crash), he is incredibly skilled with a lightsaber. In fact, he is very skilled with more than one at a time, as he has four arms, and can easily hold a lightsaber in each one, fighting with all of them simultaneously. He has also become a major figure in animated star Wars television series.
Who swoops in to help the good guys in the first movie?
In the climax of the very first Star Wars film, the good guys have gotten into their X-Wings and are attempting a run on the deathstar in order to finally take it down. However, they are greatly outnumbered by TIE fighters, and must figure out a way to survive. Darth Vader gets in on the fight, and appears to have Luke in his sights, until another hero, who had seemingly left the picture, swoops in and clears a path so that Luke can finish the job. This cemented the character as a signature hero in the series, and someone who would become a major fan-favorite.
Which character is actually the son of Princess Leia and Han Solo?
The main villain of the new Star Wars films is played by Adam Driver, and he is unique in many different ways. For example, he looks up to and emulates Darth Vader as a figure of admiration. For another, he seems reluctant about his place in the New Order, and is not entirely sure how he wants to move forward. Make no mistake, though, he is still a bad guy. He is also, however, revealed to be the son of none other than Han Solo and Princess Leia. However, he does something really bad that cements him as being faithful only to the Sith.
Which character gets taken out by a lightsaber in "The Last Jedi?"
The Last Jedi, which is the eighth film in the Star Wars saga, has a divisive reputation. While some people praised the film for its subversion of expectations, others criticized it for what they felt were poor story choices. Regardless of which side a person is on, it’s hard to deny that the film was full of surprises. One of the most surprising moments was when a character who had been built up in the previous film as a major influence, was taken down by a lightsaber that opened through him then flew into the hands of a Force user.
Which character made a surprise appearance in "Solo: A Star Wars Story?"
Solo: A Star Wars Story was one of the latest standalone films that took place in the Star Wars universe. It told the story of Han solo’s early days, and how he came to meet some of his most well-known associates. The film also included a surprise cameo of a character that hadn’t been seen since The Phantom Menace. This was a huge surprise to fans, and it was really great to see this fan-favorite re-emerging and getting a new place in the Star Wars canon. The last time fans saw this character on film, he was doing battle with Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Who is the big, hairy co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon?
Han Solo is a great pilot, but he never flies alone. He has a co-pilot who is always there to help him fly the Millennium Falcon. This co-pilot is a Wookiee, a race of aliens that resembles a large dog, complete with long brown hair and a little black nose. This character, in fact, was modeled after one of George Lucas’s dogs. He is a formidable ally to have, as he is very strong, friendly, and intelligent. He only speaks in roars and growls, but everyone seems to be able to understand him. He is very good at fixing things and knows his way around fixing a hyperdrive.
Which space gangster puts a bounty out on Han Solo's head?
At the beginning of the original trilogy, Han Solo is actually in a little bit of trouble. He was supposed to be doing a job for a well-known space gangster, but he reneges on the deal and flies off to help Luke with his mission. This turns out not to be such a great idea, as the space gangster quickly puts a bounty out on Han Solo’s head. In the second film, the bounty hunter Boba Fett takes Han back to this space gangster, but he is eventually rescued a the beginning of the third film by Leia and Luke.
Which smooth-talking character do the heroes go to see in the Cloud City on Bespin?
In the second film in the original trilogy, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and some of the other characters travel to the planet Bespin to meet another character on Cloud City, a massive floating mining colony. This character, played by Billy Dee Williams is a smooth talker and a reformed criminal. He is a good friend of Han Solo, and though the heroes are hesitant to trust him, they know that they need his help. Unfortunately, he turns on them and sells them out to Vader and the Empire. Luckily, he regrets his decision, and decides to join forces with the good guys in the fight against the empire.
Which character travels to an isolated planet to train with Luke Skywalker?
In the finale of the seventh film in the Star Wars series, one of the new main characters travels to a far-off planet in order to seek out Luke Skywalker and train with him. This comes after this character finds Luke’s original lightsaber in another part of the galaxy, and knows that she must go to him. In the eighth film of the series, it turns out that Luke is not all he is cracked up to be. He has turned his back on the turmoil taking place in the rest of the galaxy, but this character still wants to learn from him.
What is the title of film VII?
When the announcement was made by Disney that they would be making an entirely new trilogy of Star Wars films to continue the story taking place in a galaxy far, far away, there was a huge amount of excitement from fans. After all, they had been waiting over ten years at that point to see a new Star Wars film, and hopes were very high. The seventh film in the series picked up years after the Return of the Jedi, and showed that even though the good guys had won a huge victory, it was not to last. Luckily, a new group of heroes were on the rise.
What substance is Han solo frozen in after being captured by the Empire?
In the Empire Strikes Back, the bad guys get the upper hand on the good guys, and in a moment that deeply affected many fans of the series, the fan favorite character Han Solo is frozen in a state of suspended animation within a solid substance so that he can be taken back to Jabba the Hutt by Boba Fett. This leads to a big rescue mission in the second film to get Han back to fighting shape and free him from his immobilizing state. His appearance being frozen in this substance is one of the most enduring images from the entire trilogy.
What two word response does Han Solo say after Leia says "I love you" to him?
Before Han Solo is lowered into the device that will freeze him in suspended animation, Princess Leia says to him “I love you.” Han Solo utters a now famous two word response. Despite how popular this moment has become with Star Wars fans, the truth is that it was a completely off-the-cuff remark by actor Harrison Ford. The scene had to be shot so many times, that Ford eventually got tired of saying his actual line. His quick response was so well-liked by the filmmakers, that they decided to keep it in the film. It was a good decision, as it was much more in line with Han Solo’s personality.
What is the name of Luke Skywalker's father?
Before he turned to the dark side of the force and became the villain known as Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker’s father was a much different man. He was compassionate, good-hearted, and willing to do anything to keep the galaxy safe. However, he had some dark pats of his personality that were noticed by the wrong people, who drew him closer and closer to the dark side. Eventually, he ended up turning against the Jedi, and deciding that the universe was better off without them. This was the moment that he fully turned to the dark side, before engaging in a final battle with his Jedi trainer.
What is the title of the second film in the prequel series?
The prequel series of Star Wars films may be the most divisive trilogy ever produced. While some fans absolutely cannot stand any of the films in this series, others have taken on a new appreciation for them in recent years. The second film in the series ended up being the least popular among fans, mostly due to its overuse of CGI and its story that was very difficult to follow. However, the second film did serve as a big inspiration for one of the more popular animated Star Wars television series, so fans still got something out of it. What was the title of this film?
What is the name of this dashing pilot?
In the latest Star Wars trilogy, there is a new pilot in town, and he is just as dashing and brash as the ones who came before him. This pilot likes to play by his own rules, but really doesn’t appreciate any of his co-pilots being put in danger. He has a bit of an attitude, but he is also very loyal to his friends, and will always be there to help them out. His trusty droid, BB-8, is never too far away from him, but when he gets lost, he does everything he can to find his way back. This character is played by Oscar Isaac.
What is the name of this golden protocol droid?
This character has been there since the beginning of Star Wars, fretting about what was going to happen and plainly stating “oh dear” whenever things were getting too exciting. He and his little droid buddy end up stranded on a desert planet, where they are quickly scooped up by a group of Jawas who want to sell them for parts. However, they end up in the hands of Luke Skywalker instead, which is good, because that is exactly where they needed to be. This droid has always been more concerned with keeping things peaceful, even when he is taken apart during a visit to Cloud City.
What are the soldiers who fight for the Empire called?
The Empire is a huge entity in the Star Wars universe, and they utilize all of the resources at their disposal to try and maintain control over the galaxy. One of those resources is the huge army they have built up over time, which includes, most famously, these soldiers dressed in white armor, who rarely speak, have bad aim, and can often be found fighting against the good guys out in the field. Two of the heroes of the first film even disguise themselves as these soldiers in order to rescue the princess. What are these soldiers known as in the Star Wars universe?