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13 Awesomely Nerdy Moments From The 'Star Wars' Premiere

'High the nerd flags flew.' - Yoda

You can't premiere a movie like "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which is only the most anticipated movie of the millennium falcon and not have geektastic things happen. It's actually very important that you do.

And at the Los Angeles red carpet premiere of the J.J. Abrams-led "Episode VII" on Monday (Dec. 14), there was plenty of nerdery that proved no one was a true patron of the Dark Side.

Here are some of the moments that showed the nerd Force was strong with this event.

  1. Stormtroopers came out to serve as guard.
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  2. Lupita Nyong'o got to hang out with them, too.
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  3. The fans were SOOOO ready.
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    For a movie with never-before-seen characters, the cosplayers sure nailed it.

  4. BB-8 debuted as a true star.
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    R2D2 and C-3P0 are definitely old favorites, but little BB-8 was rolling deep with fanfare tonight.

    ::Signs up for lifetime membership to the BB-8 Fan Club::

  5. The guests were really, really geeking out.
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    "Frozen" star Josh Gad has a mondo following all his own -- namely, kids who refuse to "Let It Go" -- so he understands when something's a BFD. And for him, Leia is his Elsa. "I think I cried during all three teasers, but when Han looks at Chewie and says ‘Chewie we’re home,’ I died," he admitted. "It’s crazy, I’m getting to see the sequel. It’s crazy."

    Meanwhile, John Lassiter, who may or may not have already seen the movie, credited the "Star Wars" movies for changing his life and the direction of his career altogether. "I was here on opening weekend seeing ‘Star Wars’ in the Chinese Theater. I stood in line for six hours. It changed my life … I said I want to do that with animation."

  6. "May the Force be with you" was everyone's mantra.
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    It's more than just a pun or a clever wink to the franchise. This is a real thing right now, and the fact that people were greeting one another this way all night was Jedi-level powerful.

    John Boyega even donned one glove to pay tribute to Luke Skywalker and then got to show it to LS himself, Mark Hamill.

  7. Joseph Gordon-Levitt wore a Yoda costume.
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  8. Adam Driver finally admitted to the rumor he'd stayed in Kylo Ren costume and freaked everybody out on set.
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    "It’s partly true," he finally admitted. "Sometimes scenes take you places that you weren’t expecting, and then it seems better just to leave the mask on. And other times you just got tired of taking it off."

  9. George Lucas explained how this was all originally meant to give hope to the kiddos.
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    “It started off [with me] wanting to do a film for young people that had psychological undercurrents for people who are going through adolescence,” Lucas said. “Everything from mythological themes to spiritual themes. In the end I think that’s what resonated with people. There are a lot of spaceship movies.”

  10. Sofia Vergara and Maria Menounos wore Princess Leia buns.
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  11. Gina Rodriguez couldn't choose between the Force and the Dark Side.
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    Any other day, this could've easily been confused for a "Seinfeld" reference. But not today.

  12. Carrie Fisher took over the interview of Oscar Isaac.
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    Like a boss, Carrie decided that being the interviewee wasn't good enough, so the veteran "Star Wars" star decided to turn the mic on her newb pal and have some fun with it.

  13. Han Solo and Luke Skywalker reunited.
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    Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill together again. What a world.