Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Question: Is is true that Mace Windu's lightsaber has the letters BMF on it somewhere?

Answer: Reportedly so, yes; the prop department replaced the activation plate stud with a small plate with these letters on it, in reference to Jackson's Pulp Fiction character. Sadly, the authorised replicas available do not include that particular feature.

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Question: When Dooku asks Obi-Wan to join him, does he really want to destroy the Sith, or does he have another plan?

Answer: Of course he doesn't want to destroy the Sith - he is a Sith. He's using disinformation to distract Obi-wan, put him off-guard and make him look elsewhere for Sith involvement. If he does persuade Obi-wan to join him, then he gets a possible mole inside the Jedi Order and somebody who he might influence into a potential apprentice. If Obi-wan doesn't, but manages to escape, then he'll have the Jedi Order off balance trying to deal with the new information. If Obi-wan doesn't escape and dies in the arena, then Dooku's lost nothing by giving him information.

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Question: In the trivia, it's said that the animals that were in Naboo, where Anakin falls off of, were in the asteroid battle with Jango and Obi Wan and in the arena battle running and on fire. I'm just wondering where and when do both of these things are seen.

Answer: I've never seen one in the asteroid field but the second can be seen after the clones arrive at around 1:56:29 - look to the bottom-right of the screen.

Question: Since all the Clone Troopers are cloned from Jango, does that mean in the old trilogy all the Stormtroopers look like him under there helmets?

Answer: No. By the time of the original trilogy, most of the clones are dead, mostly through warfare, but possibly due to their accelerated aging process (it's not clear whether they were simply brought to adulthood swiftly and then age normally, or whether the accelerated aging progresses throughout their lives). The stormtroopers of the original trilogy are conventionally recruited troops rather than clones.

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Question: The round conference table on Geonosis (where Dooku is updating the other separatists) looks an awful lot like the symbol of the Empire, especially when viewed from above. Is this intentional?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: Yes.

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Question: During the battle of Geonosis, how come the droidekas don't activate their shield generators, like they did in TPM and ROTS? Wouldn't it be better since they are noted to be feared by the Jedi?

Answer: Some of the droidekas have sheild generators and some don't. Recall that when Obi-wan and Qui-gon first encountered them in Ep. 1, Obi-wan said "Master! Destroyers!" A few seconds later he pointed out that they had shield generators, to emphasize that that was the type of droidekas they were.

Matty Blast

Question: When Obi-Wan is on Kamino, he reports to Yoda and Mace-Windu that Sifo-Dyas ordered the clones ten years ago. When he says he thought Sifo-Dyas died before that, Yoda and Mace-Windu give each other a puzzling look. Why does Obi-Wan think he died before this?

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Chosen answer: Either because Sifo-Dyas DID die before this, and another party was simply using him as a cover in order to create the clone army, or else because he turned to the dark side (which the older masters know), but most Jedis were just told he died.

Question: What is the weakness of the Jedi that Mace and Yoda talk about? I'm thinking that it has something to do with the fact that they cannot sense Palpatine as the Sith Lord, despite him being in the same room as them, and in episode III when Palpatine tells Yoda, "Your arrogance has blinded you."

Answer: They make frequent references to the dark side clouding their vision - without knowing any specifics, it seems that there may be a general buildup of dark-side energy throughout the galaxy, which is hampering their abilities, and is almost certainly why they can't detect a Sith Lord standing right in front of them. Palpatine's statement seems to refer more to the fact that they didn't pick up on him than any specific weakness of the Jedi. Presumably the Jedi had a certain faith that their abilities would detect a Sith Lord in the vicinity - they were obviously wrong on that one, and Palpatine chooses to refer to their faith in their abilities as arrogance.

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Question: Whatever happened to Jango Fett's son after he dies?

Answer: Boba Fett grows up and becomes a bounty hunter himself. Boba is the bounty hunter who helps Darth Vader capture Han Solo, Leia, Chewie, and C-3PO on Cloud City, and takes the carbonite-frozen Han to Jabba the Hutt.

Cubs Fan

Question: Is it intentional that the song "Across the Stars" sounds almost exactly like the theme from "Hook"?

Answer: It's probably because John Williams composed both. He also composed the soundtracks to Harry Potter and Home Alone- both of which also sound similar. It *may* have been intentional, as part of the story of Hook deals with "first star and turn to the left".

Karoo

Question: We learn that the Clone army was secretly being created, raised and trained on Kamino, without the Jedi's knowledge. What about all the Republican starships, cruisers and walkers we see at the end of the movie? Where were they built, and how did Sidious and Dooku manage to keep that a secret as well?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: The assault ship, gunships, walkers and tanks were built by Rothana Heavy Engineering (a subsidiary of Kuat Drive Yards) who were contracted to the Kamino cloners to secretly develop and build the war machines for the clone army. RHE had hidden shipyards over the planet Rothana, which is why the Republic was unaware of the project.

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Question: Is it possible that Palpatine was aware of Anakin's feelings for Padme and was trying to encourage something to happen between them by ordering her to leave Corusant with him? He later uses Anakin's love for Padme to turn him to the dark side.

Answer: Absolutely. He wasn't encouraging it (since it was already happening) he was manipulating events to his vision. The jedi have a power of far-seeing (essentially they see the (or a) future), and Palpatine seems to be very powerful in this field, but just because he can see it doesn't mean it happens, he has to shape the events he sees in his visions. After all, from seemingly nothing he worked his way up to the ultimate ruler of the universe. Getting two lovebirds together (for his own later use, of course) is nothing to him.

Gary O'Reilly

Question: During the fight scene with Dooku, Obi-Wan is knocked down and Anakin stops Dooku from delivering the fatal blow. My question is this: when Obi-Wan picks up his lightsaber and throws it to Anakin, Dooku is standing right over him, why not just reach up and stab Dooku and end it all right there? Is there any reason for him not to do this?

Answer: What, you don't think that Dooku would sense that coming? He's a powerful Sith Lord, considerably above either Anakin or Obi-Wan in power at that time - he'd easily be able to sense it coming and deflect it. Obi-Wan would know that - better to give his lightsabre to Anakin to give his uninjured cohort a more formidable attack.

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Question: Why is it that the clone troopers are good by working for the Jedi, yet there original host, Jengo Fett, is purely evil, working for Dooku?

Answer: Jango isn't inherently evil - he's simply a bounty hunter, doing the jobs that he's hired to do. Dooku recruited him to act as the clone template by paying him lots of money to do so (in addition to the creation of Boba). Neither are the clone troopers inherently good - they follow orders, as soldiers tend to. The Jedi are assigned as their leaders by the Republic, thus they follow them; when the leader of the Republic orders them to eliminate the Jedi, they do so; they're simply following orders, not shifting between good and evil.

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Question: Do we ever find out who deleted information from the archives? My theory is it was Sifo-Dyas, and that he is actually Darth Plagus.

Answer: Sifo-Dyas wasn't a Sith, he was a disaffected Jedi who was manipulated by Dooku prior to the latter leaving the Jedi Order. Dooku persuaded Sifo-Dyas to place the order for the clone army, then killed him to prevent anyone from finding out. Dooku also deleted the information on Kamino from the database for the same reason.

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Question: This question applies to most of the Star Wars films: why do Light sabres turn themselves off when they are dropped, thrown etc?

Answer: Normally the on/off switch is pressure sensitive. So when someone lets go of the switch, the blade shuts off, for safety. However, most lightsabers also have a lockable switch, meaning the switch can be locked in the "on" position, so someone can thrown the saber to cut things (with the blade on). Of course, they are also Jedi, so they can use the on/off switch with the Force.

Bruce Minnick

Question: Who is the Jedi Syfrideous (sic) that is mentioned in conversation between Obi Wan and the prime minister of the cloning community?

Answer: Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas was a respected member of the Jedi Council. Secretly, he was becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the Jedi policies, and foresaw a future where an army will be required. Encouraged by his Jedi comrade Count Dooku (who was, by this time, quietly learning the ways of the Sith), he asked the Kamino cloners to prepare the clone army, based on the template that Dooku (under the name Tyranus) recruited. He was then eliminated by Dooku to prevent the Jedi from finding out about the army before the time was right.

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Question: Could anyone tell me the species of the following Jedi: Shaak Ti, Kit Fisto, Eeth Koth, Barris Offee, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Plo Koon and Luminara?

Answer: Shaak Ti is a Togruta, Kit Fisto is a Nautolan, Eeth Koth is a Zabrak (the same as Darth Maul), Ki-Adi-Mundi is a Cerean, Plo Koon is a Kel Dor and Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee are both Mirialans.

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Question: Near the end, where you see the Jedi ignite their Lightsabres, Eeth Koth (the one with horns) is shown to have a green Lightsabre. So why in Star Wars: Clone Wars, does he have a red Lightsabre, is it because red = bad guy?

Answer: Without having seen Episode 3, no-one can probably answer this correctly. It can be assumed to be one of two things (1) He has indeed become a "bad guy" or (2) He takes a lightsaber from a "bad guy" and uses it to fight.

XIII

Question: Does anyone know what they made Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber out of? I've looked all over the internet and can't find plans anywhere.

Answer: The lightsabers for the Star Wars prequels are all made from machine aluminum. For Star Wars and the Empire Strikes back, they were the handles from old-style camera flashes, modified to look as they do in the films. By the time Return of the Jedi was made, the lightsabers were machined metal, allowing multiple props to be made. This was especially useful for the prequels, as the extensive lightsaber duels caused them to go through many of the prop sabers.

Revealing mistake: [This appears to be fixed in rereleased versions] When Amidala and Anakin are eating and he cuts her a piece of the fruit and "floats" it back to her, the bite appears in the fruit a split second before she actually eats it. (00:53:40)

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Trivia: The first scene in which Obi-Wan and Anakin appear was filmed after principal photography had finished. Ewan McGregor had shaven off his beard, so he had to wear a fake one.

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