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Luke Skywalker: So, why is that?

Luke Skywalker is a self-professed Jedi Knight. So, why is that? Because he has a light saber? If you watch the movies, Jedis are always losing their light sabers. It’s something of a galactic epidemic. And with that, they are landing in the hands of all kinds of folks — General Grevous, for example, had a whole collection of them, and he was no Jedi. So, just having a glowing stick sword thing isn’t enough to be a Jedi. Because the Force is strong in him? Well, no. The Force is in everyone and everything, and not everyone or

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Movie: Star Wars Episode 1, The Phantom Menace

I haven’t even made it through the opening scrolling text things, and already I have the movie paused. Something just isn’t right. A long time ago, in a galaxy far away…. Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute. Hoping to resolve the matter with a blockage of deadly battleships, the greedy Trade Federation has stopped all shipping to the small planet of Naboo. While the Congress of the Republic endlessly debates this alarming chain of events, the Supreme Chancellor has secretly dispatched two Jedi Knights, the guardians of