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Reddit Asks The Question: 'What's The Most Useless 'Star Wars' Fact You Know?'

By Petr Knava | reddit | May 10, 2017 |

By Petr Knava | reddit | May 10, 2017 |

I think, at last count, that approximately 32% of the internet is—in one way or another—Star Wars. So pretty much everyone already knows the big bits of trivia about the franchise. But what about the other stuff?

You know: not the interesting behind-the-scenes tidbits.

Or the fascinating production notes.

But the really useless twaddle?

Reddit knows.


10, 7, 3, 6, 9, 2, 11, and 5 is the sequence that the members of Red Team report in before attacking the Death Star


The guy who tries to sell Obi-wan death sticks has his own action figure.


Ewan McGregor’s brother was an RAF pilot, and his callsign was “Obi Two”.


Denis Lawson (Wedge Antilles) is Ewan McGregor’s uncle.


The Rebel Base on Yavin was a Sith temple, not a Jedi temple.
Also iPhones know to capitalize Jedi, but think “Sith” is the word sigh misspelled.


One of the asteroids in the asteroid chase in Empire Strikes Back is a potato.


John Williams composed the Main Theme to be in the same key as the 20th Century Fox Fanfare so they wouldn’t be discordant played one after the other.


In the old E.U the name of the type of music that’s being played in the cantina is called jizz……


The “Look sir, droids!” trooper from ANH is named Davin Felth.


Ewan McGregor had to be muted at some points in the movie because he couldn’t help but make the light saber noise.


The serial number of the garbage compactor in A New Hope is 3263827.


His name is Elan Sleazebaggano. I’m not sure if i should be proud I know that from memory…


Throughout ROTJ, Lando’s copilot Nien Nunb speaks fluent kikuyu (and kalenjin), a real Kenyan language.

And the original actor played him again in TFA.


C-3PO is carried around on Chewbacca’s back for half of The Empire Strikes Back because the actor was holding out for more money.


The first time Han sits in the cockpit of the MF a pair of metal dice can be seen hanging, like fuzzy dice on a car’s rear view mirror. They never show up again.


There has never been an official release of the Star Wars Christmas Special, and as a result people bought bootleg copies of the television broadcast for years. One such bootleg featured commercials for a local news show with a reporter with a mustache. He made repeated references to “fighting the frizzies,” which seemed to be a story about hair care.

Years later an episode of South Park called “Mr. Hankie’s Christmas Classics” made a reference to this by putting tags before and after the episodes’ commercial breaks featuring a new anchor with a mustache repeatedly saying, “Fighting the frizzies, at 11.” According to Matt Stone and Trey Parker this might be the most obscure pop culture reference in South Park history.


In Star Wars: Rebels Thrawn is voiced by Lars Mikkelsen who is the brother of the actor who played Galen Erso in Rogue One, Mads Mikkelsen.


Darth Vader can’t use force lighting because he has no real hands (only robotic).


Jon Bon Jovi started his singing career by singing “R2-D2 We wish you a Merry Christmas Christmas” on the Star Wars Christmas Album, as his cousin ran the recording studio it was being recorded at and Jon just happened to have a job sweeping floors when they needed a singer.


The rat-thing with Jabba with that raucous laugh is named Salacious Crumb.


And his species is a Kowakian Monkey Lizard


Alec Guinness’ voice saying ‘Rey’ in TFA was made by shortening a soundbite of him saying ‘Afraid’


C3P0 had a silver leg, the whole time


While it says “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” at the beginning, Star Wars is actually a work of fiction.


Petr Knava
lives in London and plays music

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