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10 things that a Star Wars fan must know

Before we go any further, if you have NOT watched the Star Wars series of movies by the legendary George Lucas, then hell hath fury upon you. Why? Because this is not a spoiler-free article, and because you are not a Star Wars fan. For the fans, however, this list may seem like a repetition, or, chances are you want to add 50 more points. So don’t be shy to leave your comments and tell us what else you know that we missed out on.
  1. May the 4th be with you. Or as the Jedis in the movie say “May the force be with you!” before you are sent off to battle the evil forces lurking on every planet. These days, it’s very unfortunate that even non-Star Wars fans are spewing the famous line, and worse when they combine it with the “Live Long and Prosper” hand gesture. Yes, the fourth of May is a holiday, despite what the world says.
  2. Those teddy bears. Ewoks might have been added to the Star Wars movies for something cute and appealing to look at, but don’t call them teddy bears. They are mammaloid bipeds and they are hunters and are a crucial part of the downfall of the Empire.
  3. Chewbacca. Han Solo’s faithful companion (don’t refer to him as a sidekick) is the best known of his species (the Wookies) and is not an overgrown hairy dog.
  4. Sequels before prequels. The first three movies that were released (Episodes 4, 5 & 6) are the sequels to the second set of three movies (Episodes 1, 2 & 3). True Star Wars fans don’t need to watch the movie in order to know the whole story, but confusion amongst movie-goers is totally normal.
  5. Father, brother, sister and then some. The Skywalker family tends to confuse people and that’s okay. Here’s what you need to know: Anakin Skywalker (who later becomes Darth Vader) married Padmé Amidala and they had twins who were separated at birth. Luke Skywalker was trained by Obi-Wan Kenobi while Princess Leia (or Leia Organa) was raised on Alderaan and was a member of the Imperial Senate. Yes, Luke and Leia have a moment before they discover that they are brother and sister.
  1. Grand Master of the Jedi Order, He is. Yoda is one of the most quoted characters in the movies and one of the most popular as well. The character was inspired by Dalai Lama, which is not much of a surprise, and is the greatest Jedi there ever was and there ever will be.
  2. Faithful companions. C-3PO and R2-D2 are the best friends anybody would ever want. They’re always there to help each other out when in a tight spot. Plus, they are the two characters that never really age through all six movies. How could you not want them on your side? Then again, calling them sidekicks is not exactly the smartest thing for you to do.
  3. “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away….” There has never been a more iconic opening to a movie than this. Everyone who has had the upward scrolling opening script is just a poor imitator of George Lucas and his fantasy world.
  4. Han Solo is the Hero. Luke fights his father, Anakin becomes Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi trains Luke, Yoda is Yoda, but there is no other like Han Solo. There are various reasons for it, but Harrison Ford playing the character is definitely one of them. That and the fact that he gets the girl at the end of the movie.
  5. The name game. Last, but not least, most movie buffs get their characters mixed up and let it be known right now that this is not Star Trek and there is NO Captain Kirk. The important names to keep in mind are: Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and Yoda.

Written By : Anna Philip

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