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3 Things People Get WRONG About Star Wars

3 Things People Get WRONG About Star Wars

Despite its global popularity, some common misconceptions about Star Wars persist. 

These misunderstandings can lead to confusion and even heated debates among fans. It’s time to set the record straight. 

Let’s clear up three things people often get wrong about this beloved franchise.

Starships Travel Through Hyperspace, Not Light Speed

Many fans think starships in Star Wars travel faster than light. 

They see ships zoom across the galaxy and assume it’s all about light speed. However, this isn’t the case.

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Starships in Star Wars use hyperspace, which is an alternate dimension. 

When ships “jump” to hyperspace, they move through this dimension to cover huge distances quickly. 

It’s not just about going super fast in normal space.

For example, in “A New Hope,” Han Solo talks about making the jump to hyperspace. 

This scene shows that it’s a special kind of travel. 

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Han Solo’s “12 Parsecs” Line Refers to Distance, Not Time

Han Solo famously says the Millennium Falcon “made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.” Many people think this line is a mistake because a parsec measures distance, not time.

Star Wars Ep IV - Kessel Run

However, Han’s statement is actually correct. 

The Kessel Run is a route used by smugglers. It’s full of black holes and dangerous space anomalies. 

Pilots try to find the shortest and safest path. By completing the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, Han is bragging about taking a risky, shorter route close to black holes. It’s about skill and bravery, not just speed.

For instance, in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” we see Han navigate through the Maw Cluster, dodging black holes to shorten his route. This scene helps explain why his claim about the Kessel Run is so impressive.

Yoda Knew The Jedi Texts Were Safe

In “The Last Jedi,” there is a scene where Yoda appears to destroy the tree that houses the ancient Jedi texts. Some fans think Yoda destroyed the texts. This isn’t true.

Force Ghost Yoda Scene in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Yoda uses lightning to set the tree on fire, but he does this to teach Luke a lesson. Yoda wants Luke to understand that the Jedi’s wisdom isn’t just in old books; it’s in the living Force and the new generation. 

Yoda knows that Rey has already taken the texts and stored them safely on the Millennium Falcon.

At the end of “The Last Jedi,” we see the books in a drawer on the Falcon

This shows that Yoda’s action was symbolic. He wasn’t destroying the texts but encouraging Luke to let go of the past and trust the future.

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