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Can You Tell Which “Star Wars” Fact Is True And Which Is A Lie?

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... maybe.

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  1. Lucasfilm
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    ...an elephant call.
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    ...the sounds of a car driving on wet pavement.
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    …a hair-dryer.
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    Wrong!

    The hair-dryer was the lie.

    The sound of the TIE Fighter’s engines is a combination of an elephant call and the sound of a car driving on wet pavement, according to "Star Wars" sound designer, Ben Burtt.

    The hair-dryer was the lie.
    Via Lucasfilm
  2. Lucasfilm
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    …Luke Starkiller, and he retained the name up until the film began shooting.
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    ...Mace Windy, a Jedi-bendi from the planet Ophuchi.
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    ...Annikin Starkiller, and Luke Skywalker was his mentor, a Jedi military general.
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    Mace Windy was the lie.

    The character Mace Windy did make an appearance in one of the very earliest treatments of "Star Wars", but this proto-character appears to have evolved into the character Obi-Wan Kenobi, and his padawaan learner Chuiee Two Thorpe probably evolved to be Luke Skywalker.

    Mace Windy was the lie.
    Via Lucasfilm
  3. Lucasfilm
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    …was originally a "High-Altitude Windak Pressure Suit" developed for the the British Royal Air Force.
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    …holds the record for the highest price any Star Wars prop has ever been auctioned for.
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    ... is a recycled prop from an old episode of Doctor Who.
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    Wrong!

    The suit's price was the lie.

    Before it was Bossk’s outfit, it was indeed a "Doctor Who"costume and an RAF uniform. The most expensive piece of "Star Wars" memorabilia is actually the Panavision PSR 35mm camera used by George Lucas to shoot the original film, A New Hope.

    The suit's price was the lie.
    Via Lucasfilm / BBC
  4. Lucasfilm
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    …after he held his breath too long while filming the trash compactor scene and burst a blood vessel in his face.
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    …after he was involved in a bad car accident, and the scene with the Wampa attack had to be added to account for the scarring on his face.
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    …after the animatronic Rancor puppet malfunctioned, slicing a gash in his right cheek.
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    The rancor wound was the lie.

    The officially sanctioned Mark Hamill Fan Club website claims that specific parts of the wampa attack scene were added to the script of "The Empire Strikes Back" to help explain facial scars the actor had received after a car crash in December of 1976.

    The rancor wound was the lie.
    Via Lucasfilm
  5. Lucasfilm
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    …came from an electronic wok George Lucas owned called an “eWok."
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    ...is never said out loud in the Star Wars movies.
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    …came from a reversal of the the syllables of “wookiee.”
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    The eWok was the lie.

    According to an interview George Lucas gave to Rolling Stone, the creatures that became the Ewoks may have started off as Wookiees in an early draft of "Star Wars", but were later shrunk down and had their names mixed up by the time they made their appearance in "The Return of the Jedi".

    The eWok was the lie.
    Via Lucasfilm
  6. Lucasfilm

    The shoot for "Return of the Jedi" was plagued with problems. Producers used the codename “Blue Harvest” and the fake tagline “horror beyond imagination” as a cover to keep vendor prices low and to throw journalists off the scent. According to director Richard Marquand, the cast and crew "devised a complete movie, which was in fact Blue Harvest” while trapped in their trailers during a bad sandstorm.

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    …the actor who plays Boba Fett, Jeremy Bulloch, became pinned in the animatronic mechanism running the Sarlacc puppet for several hours.
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    ...the codename for the project was "Blue Harvest."
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    …production was repeatedly halted by sandstorms, causing the cast and crew to conceive the entire plot of the horror movie they were using as cover for their shoot.
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    The Sarlacc malfunction was the lie.

    The shoot for Return of the Jedi was plagued with problems. Producers used the codename “Blue Harvest” and the fake tagline “horror beyond imagination” as a cover to keep vendor prices low and to throw journalists off the scent. According to director Richard Marquand, the cast and crew "devised a complete movie, which was in fact Blue Harvest” while trapped in their trailers during a bad sandstorm.

    The Sarlacc malfunction was the lie.
    Via Lucasfilm
  7. Lucafilm
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    …had the words “bad motherfucker” engraved on his lightsaber, according to Samuel L. Jackson.
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    …was auditioned for by Tupac Shakur.
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    …made a brief appearance in the original trilogy, but was never named.
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    His appearance in the original trilogy was the lie.

    According to an interview given by a Death Row Records engineer, Tupac claimed he went in to audition for the role of Mace Windu. The story may be apocryphal though, since Shakur died almost a year before filming started on "The Phantom Menace."

    His appearance in the original trilogy was the lie.
  8. Lucasfilm
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    …a delegation of the alien race that E.T. belongs to in the background.
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    …a delegation of the alien race that the Predator belongs to in the background.
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    …Jar Jar Binks vote in favor of Order 66, directly causing the slaughter of all Jedi and the rise of the Galactic Empire.
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    The Predator alien was the lie.

    If you look closely, you can see a pod of what appears to be the race of aliens from the film E.T., called Grebleips, in the Galactic Senate scenes. The Predator aliens, however, do not make an appearance.

    The Predator alien was the lie.
    Via Lucasfilm
  9. Flickr: redtouchmedia / Creative Commons
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    …"R2-D2" when a crew member on “American Graffitti” needed reel two of dialogue track two and asked "Could you get R2-D2 for me?”
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    …”C-3PO” after seeing his hometown’s post office labelled on the C3 grid section on a map of Modesto, California.
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    …”Yoda” after seeing a photo of a sea worm called Yoda Purpurata which sported particularly ear-like appendages.
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    The sea worm was the lie.

    The sea worm Yoda Purpurata actually got its name from the character Yoda, not the other way around.

    The sea worm was the lie.
    Via Lucasfilm
  10. Lucasfilm
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    …”A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..."
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    …”Use the Force, Luke."
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    ...“I have a bad feeling about this.”
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    "Use the Force, Luke." was the lie.

    “Use the Force, Luke.” was only uttered in "Star Wars: A New Hope."

    "Use the Force, Luke." was the lie. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via Lucasfilm / afridigi.com
  11. Lucasfilm
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    …every actor that played Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader: David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Bob Anderson, Sebastian Shaw, Jake Lloyd, and Hayden Christensen.
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    …the members of NSYNC: Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Lance Bass.
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    …George Lucas’ children: Katie Lucas, Amanda Lucas, and Jett Lucas.
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    The Darth Vader cameos was the lie.

    The three Lucas children all made an appearance, and the members of NSYNC were meant to appear in Attack of the Clones but the scene didn’t make it into the final cut of the film.

    The Darth Vader cameos was the lie.
    Via Lucasfilm
  12. Lucasfilm
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    …makes a brief appearance in the prequel movie Revenge of the Sith.
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    …was initially designed to look like the ship that became the Blockade Runner, but was changed because it too closely resembled a ship from the TV show Space: 1999.
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    …can’t actually make "the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs” because a parsec is a measure of distance, not time.
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    The Kessel Run conundrum was the lie.

    Sure, a parsec is a measure of distance, not time, but the Millennium Falcon still made the Kessel Run in less than twelve of them. According to George Lucas, the ship's advanced drives and computers was able to plot a shorter distance through the system than any other ship.

    The Kessel Run conundrum was the lie.
    Via Lucasfilm
 
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