Lycos reveals most popular Star Wars search terms

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Lycos reveals most popular Star Wars search terms

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Lycos has revealed the most popular Star Wars search terms to mark the 30th anniversary of the George Lucas blockbuster. 

The Lycos 50 Star Wars list is based on user searches from 12 May 2006 to 12 May 2007.

Rather than 'light sabre' or 'the force' it is Natalie Portman, who plays Queen Padmé Amidala, who tops the list with 679 per cent more online interest than the next most popular Star Wars actor, Harrison Ford.

The search term 'Queen Padmé Amidala' did not register a blip on the radar with web users.

Jabba the Hutt's Twi'lek slave dancer 'Oola' comes in at second place, and 'Endor', home of the Ewoks and construction site of the second Death Star, comes in at third.

'Oola' generated 479 per cent more interest than 'Yoda', and 727 per cent more interest than 'Darth Vader'.

The Lycos 50 team opted to omit the generic term 'Star Wars' from the list. If it were included, it would be the number one search term overall when looking at all search terms associated with the six films, generating 126 per cent more online interest than 'Natalie Portman'.

Surfers were twice as likely to search for the term 'Artoo Detoo' than 'R2-D2', the results indicated.

Search activity for actors 'Anthony Daniels' (C-3PO) and 'Kenny Baker' (R2-D2) were 100 per cent more popular with web users than 'James Earl Jones' (the voice of Darth Vader), 'David Prowse' (Darth Vader) and 'Peter Mayhew' (Chewbacca).

Along with a variety of events by fan clubs around the world, Lucas's Lucasfilm and gaming enthusiast organisation Gen Con will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars with Star Wars Celebration IV. 

The event will be hosted at the Los Angeles Convention Centre in May for five days with live entertainment, celebrities from all six movies, special film and video presentations, an exhibit of props and costumes, pop culture tributes and costume contests.

The top 25 Star Wars search terms:

1. Natalie Portman
2. Oola
3. Endor
4. Harrison Ford
5. Yoda
6. Hayden Christensen
7. Carrie Fisher
8. Darth Vader
9. Jawa
10. Princess Leia
11. Star Wars Kid
12. Ewan McGregor
13. John Williams Star Wars Music
14. Obi-Wan Kenobi
15. Jedi
16. Revenge of the Sith
17. Wookie
18. Jedi Mind Tricks
19. Light Saber
20. Wicket
21. George Lucas
22. Darth Maul
23. Han Solo
24. Mark Hamill
25. Ewok
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