Answers to the most-Googled Star Wars questions

Posted at 5:09 PM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 17:32:09-05

The Star Wars franchise has gone where few other movie sagas have ever traveled - to a place where different generations of film aficionados have something in common: The Force.

In practical terms, this means millions of people have all kinds of questions about Star Wars, and they're taking to Google to find answers. See more from Google Trends.


1. In what order should I watch 'Star Wars?' While opinions vary, we like this take from TIME:

"The best way to watch Star Wars is something called “Machete Order,” detailed here by computer software blogger Rod Hilton in 2011. Machete order works like this: IV, V, II, III, VI, skipping I entirely because the only good things about Episode I were the pod race scene and the Darth Maul lightsaber duel, please never, ever mention midi-chlorians, thanks."

2. Who is Kylo Ren? describes this character as "the Darth Vader-obsessed antagonist." If you don't mind spoilers, click here for more.

3. Is Luke Skywalker Kylo Ren? In some quarters, there was speculation that they are one in the same. Again, if you don't mind finding out before you see the movie, click here.

4. When do 'Star Wars' tickets go on sale? Actually, tickets went on sale back in October. The movie opened in wide-release on Dec. 18,

5. Who is Finn in 'Star Wars?' Here's the Wookiepedia description of this character, "Finn was a human male who served as a First Order Stormtrooper, designation FN-2187, and known to his fellow soldiers as Eight-Seven."

Source: Google Trends

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Note: Holly Edgell, KSHB's digital media director, is also a trainer for Google News Lab.