Jediism is a very real religion based on the Jedi beliefs and doctrine of the Jedi in the Star War Universe. In 2012, over 176 thousand people in the UK and Wales indicated Jediism as their faith.
A guy and his friends have a tradition of putting on full Star Wars costumes and running a timed mile in Death Valley on the hottest day of the year. They call it the “Darth Valley Challenge” and temperatures can be as high as 129°F/54°C.
Saturn has a moon called Mimas and it has a crater in it that makes it look look like the Death Star.
When George Lucas was filming the Sandcrawler (in A New Hope) in Tunisia, the Tunisian government asked him to move it away from the Libyan border after Libya threatened military action, thinking it was a large war vehicle.
Carrie Fisher wore no underwear in Star Wars because George Lucas convinced her “there is no underwear in outerspace”.
The entire film industry was so sure the first Star Wars film was going to be a flop that 20th Century Fox had to use an illegal marketing scheme to get it into theaters.
After watching Star Wars, James Cameron decided to quit his job as a truck driver, and entered the film industry.
In an effort to preserve the language, ‘Star Wars’ is being dubbed in Navajo.
In early draftings of Star Wars, storm troopers carried lightsabers, and there were female storm troopers.
Only 2 people knew Darth Vader was Luke’s father, 6 total before audiences saw it. A fake page was put in the script; Mark Hamill was informed 5 minutes prior to shooting the scene, and was told the man playing Darth Vader would be using incorrect dialogue, and to “act” as if he said it.