Hello I am a new registered member though I have been lurking here for years. Like most of you I'm waiting for the new TV series and its "promised secrets" with both excitement and apprehension. I want to expose this little problem to the SW fans out there: Toward the end of the first movie General Dodonna says the famous "may the force..." don't you think it's a little bit strange considering that most of the young pilots (like Luke) he is talking to don't know anything about Jedi Knights or Jedi culture? I mean, the Jedi are all but extinct at the time of ANH and 20 years have passed since the last ones were spotted. Very few people should know about Jedi, and only the most highest ranking officials like Grand Moff Tarkin and Princess LeÃ¯a Organa have heard of them. And toward the end of the final prequel movie, Darth Sidious says something like "we must stop this jedi rebellion or it will be civil war forever" so maybe Lucas wanted to associate Jedi with Rebellion from the beginning? My theory (just one more): We know that many jedi did survive order 66, I think the Emperor tells the senate that some of them did escape, and they must be hunted and "stopped", which will lead to the infamous Jedi Purge. We know that the Jedi have been exterminated by Ep IV, but it doesn't mean they were exterminated right from the beginning. It is possible that many of them decided to fight the new order, and that they naturally chose to join the Alliance. Then, the fact that many Rebels know about jedi stories becomes more understandable. And even more, since the Empire is so much more powerful than the little Alliance, the only way they could survive and even get bigger is to have people that can overcome impossible odds and become legendary by their heroic actions and Jedi are heroes. over time most of them will be vader-ised but the memory of them won't be forgotten and that's why most Rebels refer to them even after they have disappeared. Of course my theory is that TV series will probably tell the stories of some of these early heroes of the Rebellion.