For a set of movies that it is fashionable to detest, the three Star Wars prequels (Episodes I, II and III, released between 1999 and 2005) sure gave rise to a lot of fan theories

There was a popular theory dating back to 2005 that R2-D2 was secretly the top agent in the Rebel Alliance, because his mind (unlike Threepio’s) remained unwiped going into Episode IV. This January saw the theory that Emperor Palpatine actually caused (spoiler alert) the mysterious death of Padme Amidala at the end of the third film, using her life force to restore her husband, his apprentice Darth Vader, to full asthmatic life Read more…

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Everyone cool it with the ‘Star Wars’ theories