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 remote ice world of Hoth conceals the secret Echo Base, a Rebel stronghold built after the evacuation of the base on Yavin IV. The planet is uninhabitable except for a temperate band circling its equator, consisting mostly of tundra. The Rebel Base is located on the northern edge of this band, amidst snowy mountains. […]
Handmaidens to Queen Amidala Amidala has five handmaidens: Rabe, Eirtae, Sabe, Sache and Yane. Dedicated and low-key, the royal handmaidens shadow Queen Amidala at all times. This select group maintains Amidala’s regal image, assisting behind the scenes with elaborate make-up, dresses, hairstyles. They also quietly protect Amidala, acting as secret bodyguards. Upon Amidala’s coronation, the […]
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 […]
Cargo ships that are the workhorses of the galaxy, they haul goods from planet to planet. Lightly armed bulk freighters depend upon hyperdrive engines andwell patrolled space lanes to steer clear of trouble, Most of these midsized ships belong to private owners
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 […]
One of the Rebel Alliance’s most advanced fighters, the X-wing plays a major role in the assault on the first Death Star. The one-man T-65 X-wing starfighter, which measures 12.5 meters from nose to engine block, was the final design of its kind by the Incom Corporation before Incom was nationalized by the Empire.
These Rebel, and later New Republic ships are actually Imperial Dreadnaught heavy cruisers that have been painstakingly and cleverly modified to create combat starships 700 metres lonf. While Imperial ships required crew of 16,000, the Alliance retooling has reduced the crew requirements by more than two-thirds. Removing tons of superstructure has increased engine capacity while […]
A dedicated combat capital ship, it is designed to be fast and deadly. At 120 metres long, it usually carries eight double turbo laser canons, six quad laser canons, and four concussion missile launch tubes. Engines fill more than half its interior. With a small command crew and technical staff- the ship is an excellent […]
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 […]
The following are some of the major sources for the Star Wars FAQ. I will add more as the FAQ grows. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace The Star Wars […]
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.
The following is the text of the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back opening crawl: It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy. Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a […]
No. Though release of the novelization of the first Star Wars film preceded that of the film, Star Wars was always imagined, by creator/writer/director George Lucas, as a film (or series of films). When the book was released (with George Lucas’ name, but ghost-written by Alan Dean Foster), the film was already in production. Each […]