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  • When Han and Leia visit Luke in the sickbay after being attacked by the wampa.
    Han: Don't forget, that's two you owe me, junior.
    Han: Hey, Luke, thanks. Thanks for coming after me. Now I owe you one.
  • "I love you." "I know." Both times.


  • Obi-Wan's interior monologue in the novelization of Revenge of the Sith where, after mutilating Anakin he realizes that he can honor the memory of the man his friend used to be by protecting Anakin's kids.
    • “Anakin survived it,” Obi-Wan said. “Luke can, too. And I can — well, I could take him there, and watch over him. Protect him from the worst of the planet’s dangers, until he can learn to protect himself.”
    • “Like a father you wish to be, young Obi-Wan?”
    • “More an . . . eccentric old uncle, I think. It is a part I can play very well. To keep watch over Anakin’s son—“ Obi-Wan sighed, finally allowing his face to register a suggestion of his old, gentle smile. “I can’t imagine a better way to spend the rest of my life.”
    • Also:
    The dark is generous, and it is patient, and it always wins - but in the heart of its strength lies weakness: one lone candle is enough to hold it back.
    Love is more than a candle.
    Love can ignite the stars.
  • "Rey's Survival Guide" is filled with stories about how tough life on Jakku is but it still contains some sweet moments.
    • The fact that the guide exists. Rey wrote it to pass on what she knows about living on Jakku to whoever shows up next so that they might have a chance of surviving too.
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    • Rey writes that she once came across a dead TIE Fighter pilot. She scavenged all the gear he had and buried him in his uniform.
    • Rey writes "TOTAL SALVAGE FROM SHIP: 37 PORTIONS. THANK YOU YELLOW-4!!!" next to a diagram of an X-wing, along with a smiley face.
    • At the end of the guide (before the "Addendum that describes the early events of The Force Awakens), Rey says she enjoys seeing strange ships take off again and how happy she is for those who make it off Jakku even if she can't.

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  • On the subject of Disney buying out Lucasfilm, George Lucas issued the following statement:
    Lucas: For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers.
  • There is also Alan Ladd Jr., the 20th Century Fox executive who practically risked his career heading a dying studio sticking up for a seemingly silly film project that no one else in management had faith in. Now, imagine his Tears of Joy when he saw the finished film in 1977 bring the house down with a rapturously enthusiastic audience and him realizing that he made the right choice to support something that would become one of the all time great Hollywood classics. Sure enough, while there would be complaints later about how he basically gave away the merchandising rights, Ladd also got plenty of kudos for making a spectacularly good call greenlighting such a mega-smash hit that financially saved 20th Century Fox by itself.
  • In the Star Wars universe, both Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker lost their hands. The prosthetics made for them were designed to conceal that. In our world, ILM staff helped design a Star Wars-themed prosthetic for kids. Part of the desire was to make kids not ashamed of their prosthetics. The prosthetics were also designed to be simple and inexpensive to make, but also very functional. And, unlike other licensed Star Wars merchandise, this has a royalty-free license.
  • Mark Hamill's oldest son, Nathan, was born during the filming of The Empire Strikes Back. Mark sometimes brought him to the filming location of The Empire Strikes Back and, 3 years later, Return of the Jedi. Various photographs of him around the filming location can be found in several sites, and they're adorable! Such as with C-3PO hands and feet props, various props, locations, and Ewoks from Return of the Jedi, with his father and young Warwick Davis (Wicket Warrick), with Yoda's puppet prop, with Billy Dee Williams (Lando), with Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), with R2 prop. 16 years later after Return of the Jedi, he has grown up and got the chance to portray a minor character in The Phantom Menace (the character is later identified as Rehtul Minnau in Star Wars Databank. He is a law clerk in Naboo and older brother of Teckla Minnau, Senator Amidala's handmaiden in Attack of the Clones), and here's the photo of him with R2 prop around the time when The Phantom Menace was released. He is also a big fan of Star Wars enough that he's the one who convince Mark to voice the Sith Lord Darth Bane in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  • This series of articles by Drew McWeeny in which he introduces his six and three-year-old sons to Star Wars and shows how much they love them, including the oft-maligned prequels.
  • Cutest thing in Star Wars Celebration 2015, R2-D2 makes a wheelchair-bound young boy so happy just by being with him.
  • Mark Hamill supporting fans who interpret Luke as gay (or trans, bisexual, etc.) because everyone deserves to see themselves reflected in a hero like Luke.
    Fans will say, "I'm getting bullied at school." "I'm afraid to come out because my parents are religious and they'll hate me." It just breaks your heart. And they would say to me, "Could Luke be gay?" And I would say, "It's meant to be interpreted by you. If you think he's gay, of course he's gay!"
  • Hayden Christensen attending the 2017 Star Wars Celebration even after all the flak he got for the prequels.
  • Mark Hamill has openly defended Jake Lloyd's performance in The Phantom Menace and has expressed disgust at all the bullying and mockery Lloyd has gone through just for starring in the role.
    "I couldn’t believe some of the things they wrote about the prequels, you know. I mean really, beyond ‘I didn’t like it’. I’m still angry about the way they treated Jake Lloyd. He was only ten years old, that boy, and he did exactly what George wanted him to do. Believe me, I understand clunky dialogue."
    • He also defended Kelly Marie Tran against the personal attacks that were thrown her way after her performance as Rose Tico. In general, Hamill has become something of a Team Dad for the rest of the cast, supporting and defending members who are being hit with unfair criticism.
  • The story behind the existince of R2-KT, an astromech droid with pink accents. Even though it's quite a tearjerker as well, it's just an amazing example of how a community of creators and fans can come together to change people's lives for the better. And the fact that the droid appeared in both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and The Force Awakens just shows how good Lucasfilm has always been at connecting with fans.
  • Hayden Christensen gives some helpful advice to Kelly Marie Tran about dealing with the Vocal Minority of haters.
  • The tributes to Carrie Fisher:
    It's never easy to lose such a vital, irreplaceable member of the family, but this is downright heartbreaking. Carrie was a one-of-a-kind who belonged to us all-whether she liked it or not. She was OUR Princess, damn it, and the actress who played her blurred into one gorgeous, fiercely independent and ferociously funny take-charge woman took our collective breath away. Determined and tough, but with a vulnerability that made you root for her and want her to succeed and be happy. She played such a crucial role in my professional and personal life, and both would have been far emptier without her. I am grateful for the laughter, the wisdom, the kindness and even the bratty self-indulgent crap my beloved space-twin gave me through the years. Thanks, Carrie. I love you.
    Carrie was one-of-a-kind...brilliant, original. Funny and emotionally fearless. She lived her life bravely.
  • Ahmed Best, the actor who portrayed Jar Jar Binks, was infamously harassed for his role, to the point where he considered suicide. This would usually not be on this page, but he made one hell of a comeback to Star Wars; He playes the Jedi Master Kelleran Beq for a Star Wars themed children's game show named Jedi Temple Challenge. Poor guy certainly deserves it.


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