Apparently it’s Dr. Princess or Dr. General Leia, or something:
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) August 6, 2017
The evidence for Leia’s remarkable educational achievement in a galaxy far, far away comes from George Lucas’ 2004 DVD commentary for “A New Hope”:
Hang on wait what… Leia had a PhD in Star Wars? Christ can you imagine having everyone call you Princess when you were actually Dr Organa pic.twitter.com/HYertPJqWU
— Dr Becca Harrison (@BeccaEHarrison) August 4, 2017
But are people really “freaking out”?
Literally not a single person on Earth is freaking out over this https://t.co/7xUfkXto7b
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) August 6, 2017
Well, one person is … Mark Hamill:
I AM!!! https://t.co/KHpxM2Xr8L
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 6, 2017
LOL. Princess Leia’s doctorate in whatever was really important, but not so important that Lucas told the cast?
Add Star Wars author Claudia Gray to list of those who didn’t know:
This would be news to me… https://t.co/yvbZyQV86e
— Claudia Gray (@claudiagray) August 6, 2017
Exit question: How will they warp the canon to fit in this new fact?