1. N'Sync filmed a scene for Attack of The Clones

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George Lucas, like the rest of us, is only human. He was making his second film in the Prequel trilogy, and at the time, the Handsome Justin Timberlake Plus 4 musical group (also known as N'Sync) were working on the DVD release of their Popodyssey tour at Skywalker Ranch. A few of the members kept talking to various people about how they were all huge Star Wars fans, and eventually producer Rick McCallum invited them (yes, even Joey Fatone) to set to serve as background extras during the big Jedi / Clone / Droid battle on Geonosis.

The rumor for a long time was that George Lucas had invited them in order to appease his daughters, who were supposedly big N'Sync fans, but there's not really any evidence this was the case. However, he did allow N'Sync to be there and appear in the film...well, most of them, at least: Justin Timberlake and Lance Bass couldn't make the shooting dates (and neither were ever heard from again).

Thankfully, Lucas ultimately cut the scenes where half of N'Sync appears after word leaked that a boy band would be appearing in the film. As if Lucas didn't have to deal with enough constant crap from Star Wars fans after The Phantom Menace, he didn't wanna deal with THIS too. Joey Fatone even released a statement about it:

"I'm going to make it officially known that they dropped it because people made a big deal about it. We're not going to be in it, and I'm not going to comment on it anymore."

 

 

2. Pretty much every single prop was originally something else

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Qui-Gon's communicator from The Phantom Menace was just a recolored ladies' razor. Which explains why Qui-Gon had such exceptionally smooth legs.

 

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Boba Fett's blaster is a modded Webley & Scott ? 1 Mark "I" Flare Gun, primarily used by British troops in World War I, who would never die such an undignified death as being accidentally knocked by a blind man into a desert hole (NO EU MENTIONS, PLEASE).

 

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And Luke's first lightsaber (or, Anakin Skywalker's last one) is nothing but a flash tube from a 40s era camera with a bunch of stuff glued to it, including the LED portion of an old calculator.

 

3. Yoda's species doesn't have a name

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Literally everything in Star Wars has been given a name over the years. Obi-Wan's birth planet? Given a name. The genre of music played in the Mos Eisley Cantina? Given a name (it's Jizz, by the way). But the species of Yoda - one of the most important and prominent characters in the films? Never given a name. Whatever the little green, wrinkly, pointy-eared species Yoda is is still referred to as "Yoda's species." And that's even after adding an additional member of Yoda's species: Yaddle.

Let us never forget Yaddle is a thing that exists.

 

4. The bounty hunter Bossk's outfit is recycle from an old episode of Doctor Who

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In sci-fi properties where budgets are tight, it's not uncommon to re-use old props and costumes from other, similar pieces (see: all of the Alliance outfits in Firefly, reused from Starship Troopers). That's why the lizard-y bounty hunter Bossk is wearing the same spacesuit worn in the Doctor Who serial The Tenth Planet....which in turn is a pretty much unchanged High-Altitude Windak Pressure Suit worn by members of the British Royal Air Force.

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And weirdly enough - Bossk isn't the first Star Wars character to wear this suit. BoShek, a character who briefly appears in the Mos Eisley Cantina, is wearing one of the same pressure suits (although it appears different enough that it probably isn't literally the same outfit).