Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Trivia: Anthony Daniels once again appears as C-3PO, making him the only actor to be in all Star Wars films. Similarly, C-3PO and R2-D2 are the only characters to appear in all 9 Skywalker saga films. Sadly R2-D2's original actor, Kenny Baker, passed away in 2016.


Trivia: C-3PO's final line of dialogue, "Did you hear that?" is also the first line he speaks in the entire series, in Episode IV, "A New Hope."

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Trivia: The opening crawl makes reference to Palpatine announcing his return from the dead through a broadcast. The film itself doesn't reveal what was said in the broadcast, but it was revealed in a Star Wars Fortnite event. The exact broadcast is as follows: "At last the work of generations is complete. The great error is corrected. The day of victory is at hand. The day of revenge. The day of the Sith."

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Trivia: Director JJ Abrams has a vocal cameo as the droid D-0.

Trivia: Sally Guinness, granddaughter of Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi), has a cameo as one of the First Order officers during the scene where Kylo Ren addresses a small council.

Trivia: When Finn, Poe, Rey and C-3PO visit the festival, the 42 year interval is a reference to the 42 years between A New Hope and The Rise of Skywalker.

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Trivia: Carrie Fisher's appearance is made up of unused scenes from The Force Awakens, with the writers and editors coming up with clever ways to re-purpose them. Clearly with some CGI assistance at times.

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Trivia: Near the end, when we see the star destroyer crash, Rey's speeder is partially buried in the sand near the X-wing.

Trivia: Lando says the classic line in the saga, "I have a bad feeling about this."


Trivia: Rey's name translates to "King" in Spanish. Though there's no evidence to suggest this was ever meant to be a clue to her heritage, you can still find internet posts from as far back as 2015 in which fans speculate that Rey could be a descendant of the Emperor based entirely on this sole bit of information.


Continuity mistake: When Rey enters the Emperor's vault on the Death Star she is wearing her satchel, slung across her body. When she falls out backwards after seeing Dark Rey she is still wearing it, when she stands to confront Ren, it's gone.

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Finn: You were a spicerunner?
Poe Dameron: And you were a stormtrooper?
Rey: You were a spicerunner?
Poe Dameron: And you were a scavenger? C'mon, guys, we could do this all day.

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Question: How did Palpatine come back? Cloned? Or somehow survived the Death Star explosion, which seems unlikely.

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Chosen answer: According to the novelization, Palpatine sensed Vader's internal conflict and created a clone as a backup in the event that Vader betrayed him. When Vader threw him down the shaft, Palpatine transferred his consciousness into the clone's body.

Answer: It is not said exactly how he came back. He says that he had died before which presumably is him dying in ROTJ. The most we get is the reference to Sith ability that some consider unnatural.

It is not said how he came back, but I get the idea that he was using the Force to keep himself alive. At least that's the message I was getting when I saw that Palpatine's fingers were wilted away. And I thought that the power he was using was urging his life to go on, but his physical appearence was being dragged behind.

Answer: The line "The dark side is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural" is a direct reference to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, in which Palpatine says the same line verbatim to Anakin. Recall that a major plot point to that prequel is that the Sith have long been rumored to have found a method to cheat death. This film strongly suggests that Palpatine had indeed discovered this method. The film doesn't go into specifics. My understanding is the novelization says his body is a clone. Going by his appearance in the film (blank eyes; body manipulated by machine), it suggests to me that he is a reanimated corpse.


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