Escaping Imperial fighters, Han Solo flies his Millenium Falcon into a cave- before the famous words “This is no cave.” are uttered. They were, in fact, in the belly of a Space Slug. Worm-like creatures growing as large as 900 meters, space slugs inhabit deep caverns on larger asteroids near the planet Hoth. It has […]
Luke and Han ride the grand Llama-like Tauntauns in the snow on Hoth.
The Tusken Raiders play a huge role in the Star Wars films. They change the course of Anakin’s pod race, they play a pivotal role in his turn to the dark side and later also inadvertantly help Luke meet Obi-Wan Kenobi.
In Return of the Jedi, Jabba orders Han, Luke and Chewbacca to be executed by having them thrown into the Sarlacc pitt. An omnivorous, multi-tentacled creature with a worm-like beak and needle-sharp teeth, the Sarlacc lives at the bottom of a deep sand hole called the Great Pit of Carkoon in the wastelands of the […]
Kaadu are those large beasts that the Gungans ride into battle. Kaadu were domesticated long ago by the Gungans who then lived on the surface of Naboo. They are primarily adapted for land-dwelling but can also breathe under water for long periods. Kaadu decorated with giant feathers serve as agile mounts for Gungan soldiers and […]
The most famous Gungan of them all is, of course, Jar Jar Binks. However, there is more to their illustrious species. Gungans evolved in the swamps of Naboo, becoming almost equally well adapted to life on land and in water. The amphibious beings live in underwater cities hidden in deep lakes, breathing air or water […]
When the strange creature in the garbage compactor attacks Luke, Leia, Hand and Chewbacca in 1977’s, one may wonder where the creature came from and what it’s purpose in life was. Dianogas (or garbage squids) have spread throughout the galaxy, growing up to ten metres long and thriving especially in sewers. Feeding on refuse, these […]
Mon Mothma mentions Bothan spies in Return of the Jedi and with no further mention of their kind in the rest of the films, one could easily remain confused forever. That’s where the expanded universe comes in. A species from Bothawui, Bothans are renowned as the best spies in the galaxy. Prior to the battle […]
Intelligent but smelly scavengers of the desert, these rodent-like creatures are natives of Tatooine. About a meter tall and constantly jabbering in their own language, Jawas live in clans.