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A Few Questions About Star Wars

Because we said he could when he turned six, last week we watched Star Wars (Episode IV–the original one) for the first time with Everett. He had a lot of questions. A lot of questions. I transcribed them all, and you can almost follow the plot of the movie through his questions:

Those are storm troopers. What’s all that smoke?
Why is the escape pod spinning?
Why did R2 fall over?
What’s a moisture farm?
Why is one of the suns white?
How many suns does their solar system have?
What are those? Oh yeah, sand people.
Why are they called sand people?
What are they doing to that landspeeder?
Why is his house burning?
What ship are they on?
What’s a cantina?
Who are those guys?
Why are there different species from different planets?
What are they shooting?
What’s that dead thing?
Who lost that arm?
Why are there stormtroopers?
Did he just die? Why?
Is that the Millennium Falcon?
Why could the lasers not hit the Millennium Falcon?
Why is Princess Leia on the Death Star?
What did they blow up?
Why can it destroy a whole planet?
What’s that door that just opened?
How fast are they going?
What does ‘jettison’ mean?
Why is it as big as a moon?
What does terminated mean?
Who’s going to kill her?
What is the detention wing?
Did an imperial guy fall?
Why did Han Solo take his helmet off?
What’s their operator number?
Is Chewie trying to get out of the garbage?
Is it compacting?
What’s that river?
What is Obi Wan Kenobi doing?
Why are they trying to extend the bridge?
Why did one of the storm troopers fall?
Did he die?
Was it a shaft?
Is that his light saber?
Why are they fighting?
What’s that fire?
Why did R2D2 put it out?
What are those wires?
How fast are they going?
Why is he plugging R2 in?
What is the moon of Yavin called?
What is the rebellion
What’s that green thing they’re holding?
What’s that droid?
Why did Princess Leia give Luke a kiss?
Will the X-Wings get destroyed?
Are they trying to run away?
Did Porkins die?
What’s Biggs’ last name?
Why did he blow up a tie fighter?
Did the guy inside die?
What team is he on?
What is Vader flying?
Why are they called tie fighters?
What is R2 doing?
Who is Wedge?
What just crashed?
Did Biggs die?
What are they pushing?
What happened to R2?
Did it kill C3PO?
Why are their friends hugging?
What is second unit makeup?

Far from being obnoxious, it was a lot of fun. I love his always-inquisitive nature, and we’re looking forward to watching the rest of the series.

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