Saga (Poll) Your Favorite Star Wars Planets.

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Jedi Master Kenobiwan, May 12, 2013.

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Your Favorite Star Wars Planets.

Alderaan 11 vote(s) 15.9%
Naboo 18 vote(s) 26.1%
Hoth 8 vote(s) 11.6%
Corellia 5 vote(s) 7.2%
Coruscant 33 vote(s) 47.8%
Dagobah 8 vote(s) 11.6%
Endor 11 vote(s) 15.9%
Goenosis 9 vote(s) 13.0%
Kamino 19 vote(s) 27.5%
Others 36 vote(s) 52.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Jedi Master Kenobiwan Force Ghost

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    Let's discuss and vote for our favorite SW planets. In this poll, you can choose two of your favorite planets and if you want, you tell a little bit about why.

    So, come and vote for your favorites!

    PS! All those planets that are named under, are mentioned in one of the six films and SW: TCW, if they are not your favorites, you can vote "Others" and then you can write which "Others" they are.
  2. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    Well...

    Tatooine, of course. A lot seems to happen there, for some reason.
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  3. Minez01 Force Ghost

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    Oops, I picked only one: Kamino, because I thought it was cool. It kinda reminds me of Manaan from KOTOR, and I always liked to think that there were heaps of interesting things under the ocean.

    I also liked Tatooine, but mainly the way it was in TPM. I didn't much like the Tatooine as displayed in the OT.
  4. Cryogenic Force Ghost

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    I think my favourite planet is Utapau. I mean, I'd love to spend time on Naboo (hopefully, if we wise up in time and act accordingly, the Earth will become more like Naboo, and less like Tatooine or Hoth), but Utapau just has me, man... has me. Just on naming grounds alone, I think it's cool how Lucas had this planet in his original notes, and kept meaning to use it, but saved it for ROTS. And that's funny, since "Utapau" looks/sounds like "Utopia", and it's wedged into a film that depicts a state of reverse Utopia. Second, well, the look of it is fabulous. The skyline, the sinkholes, the architecture, the shrubbery along the rocks... everything. Seeing Obi-Wan's small ship flying into the distance, to descend into one of the sinkholes, makes for a moment of opulent Science-Fiction brilliance; it may be my favourite wide shot in the saga. And again, its placement in ROTS is excellent. It makes for the perfect setting: for rest/retreat, for battling a four-armed cyborg baddie, for an epic war scenario, for running around on a dragon, for plummeting into water (I give Obi-Wan 8.5 for that dive), and for resurfacing, sneaking in the shadows, and living to fight another day against the now-evil Galactic Republic! I'm sure there are many arresting archaeological finds to be made on Utapau; the planet appears to have much of its natural rugged beauty intact. I thrill to the singular design. Utapau it is!
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  5. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Kamino. Reminds of Ireland. I like the mood set by not only the environment, but the tones & "color" used.
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  6. Jordan1Kenobi Host of EUC Battle of... Games

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    My favourites were Tatooine, Utapau, Felucia, Naboo, Coruscant and Kamino.
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  7. Jabari Force Ghost

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    Corellia and Alderaan, certainly. I've always wanted to see more of those two. I was very sad we didn't get a chance to spend time on Alderaan in the Prequels before it blew up.
  8. StarWarsVerses Jedi Master

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    Mmm...Tatooine. Wild West and Middle East merging in every cut, like a wasteland Pangaea. In the desert you can remember your name. I had the chance to travel through Death (Darth?) Valley a few years ago and visit all the filming sites, from Ben's overlook to the dunes to the road to Jabba's palace, and best of all Artoo's canyon, pictured by yours truly below. FYI, that shot of the Jawas carrying him up to the sandcrawler is 180 degrees away from the establishing shot/pan down into the valley, all they had to do was turn the camera around.

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    If Star Wars is our sky-mirror, these real-world sites (Guatemala (Tikal!), Tunisia, Italy) might be portals. Or at least rifts in the big 'ole projected flow of consciousness we're caught in as collective victim-veterans of the War Star. Powerful stuff, never miss an opportunity to go.
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  9. Hurricanejedi Jedi Knight

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    I really like Coruscant based on all the nefarious dealings that go on there. You can get lost in the levels etc. Tatooine as well. I like Shili as i like Togrutians (is that right for the plural?, never use it before im guessing)
  10. Ingram_I Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh, Endor (moon), of course. Totally. I'm a Northern California kid, so that one goes without saying. My other favorite is a toss-up between Tatooine (for reasons StarWarsVerses highlighted) and Geonosis. I dig Geonosis for being particularly unpretty. It's a boy's planet. It's got dirt and bugs and robot factories. It's like a cross between Barsoom (pre-Disney version) and Altair IV -- practically beaming with '50s sci-fi.
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  11. bstnsx704 Jedi Grand Master

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    Definitely Kamino for me. I've always had a weakness for rain (be it in real life or in film) and Kaino delivered that in spades. Combine the planet's unique and unparalleled atmosphere with its beautifully stylized architecture, striking imagery (especially during the reveal of the clones and the Obi-Wan vs Jango fight), and just the planet's general overall weirdness and you have a recipe for intrigue and fascination.

    I get chills every time Obi-Wan lands on the planet, and I'm in awe every single second we spend on it as viewers.
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  12. Ingram_I Jedi Grand Master

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    That's interesting. I always got "Utah". It kinda has the same sandstone look to it, along with deep canyon lakes and whatnot. Also, under religious persecution, the Mormons fled the eastern states with Utah territory as their safe-haven of sorts. But maybe I'm stretching the analogy a bit with that one. Who knows.
  13. Ingram_I Jedi Grand Master

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    I have to admit, Kamino does have that future-noir, watery, ambient feel to it that is very appealing. Everything is so clean, and wet on the outside. A good place for introverts.
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  14. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    Why do people like Tatooine? Seems like a horrible place to live or visit. Hot and dry, sand everywhere, and ruled by crime lords...
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  15. Venator88 Jedi Master

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    Tattoine is for people who don't want to be found. Why do you think Obi-wan Kenobi exiled himself there after his duel with Anakin/Vader.
  16. Darth Dominikkus Jedi Grand Master

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    My favorite on this poll list are Alderaan, Coruscant, and Geonosis. Alderaan's beautiful landscape at the end of ROTS is stunning and has such great detail to it. I love the concept of Coruscant and how the entire planet is made up of billions of buildings. I enjoy that a planet is the "capital" of the galaxy, it just gives a more futuristic feel. I picked Geonosis as well because I like how Lucas threw in a second desert planet that wasn't too similar to the one already made. Tatooine is more of a poverty-stricken desert while Geonosis is more like ruins.
  17. sith_rhino Jedi Grand Master

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    I voted for Naboo and Endor for their scenic beauty, and Kamino because I thought the cloners and their city looked cool.
  18. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Coruscant. I would live there. The visuals are just too awesome. It's the New York of the galaxy.
  19. Pensivia Force Ghost

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    Love Coruscant--it just seems like it would be a thrilling place to live with all the urban activity going on. Also love Kamino for the reasons mentioned above--that sequence in AotC is just very striking visually (Kamino is also one of my favorite places to fight when playing Battlefront II). I also checked the box for "others" for Felucia...we only got a quick glimpse of it in ROTS, but I would have loved to have seen more of it...it's the planet that seems the most "otherworldy/alien" to me:

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  20. VanishingReality Jedi Grand Master

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    One vote for Coruscant, it’s definitely the best.

    I also checked others, which include:
    Anoth: It’s kind of a horrifying, yet adorable testament to how much Luke loves his nephews and niece, especially Anakin Solo. It’s the number one place in the New Republic you do NOT want to mess with, at least the most fortified and classified planet, which is cute considering it only has Winter and the kids as occupants.

    Bast Castle Vjun because how is Vader’s headquarters not awesome, also acid rain ftw.
  21. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    It's an absolute crime that Tatooine is not one of the specific choices on the poll
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  22. Darth Dominikkus Jedi Grand Master

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    New York of the galaxy. I love that!
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  23. Ingram_I Jedi Grand Master

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    "Not like here. Here everything is soft...and smooth."

    *Ingram leans in to kiss Alpha*
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  24. Cryogenic Force Ghost

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    Now, *this* is picture-taking! It looks like a great rift between, well, story topographies. Or a cooling, condensing Mustafar.

    The road to Jabba's palace? That's just hilarious, somehow. Imagine just stumbling on that, one day! It'd be like being in "The Wizard Of Oz" meets "Power Rangers" (you know how they kept re-using that same rocky location for every damn episode in the series?).

    It's hard to see where these rifts start and end.

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/EVA_Pod

    No, no. That's good! Utah is also a wet dream if one is seeking dinosaur bones or has a taste for the prehistoric. I neglected to mention that aspect: the primordial creatures that flank the sinkholes. And it was a dino-themed movie that got the prequel madness rolling in the first place.


    OOOH.... now, you've got me with that one. I love that briefest of glimpses of Felucia we're permitted to experience!! Autumnal, muggy, and yes, alien, with hints of something exotic breaking through. The distorted, translucent stamens of those crystalline flowers (or, indeed, the worm-like projections growing nearby) are also like an organic (sinusoidal) reprise of the big transformer pylons seen in the former tableau moments before Ki-Adi-Mundi is downed on Mygeeto. The colour scheme is actually quite similar to a wide shot of the Jedi Temple earlier in the movie. I like to think that this panorama -- in addition to its picturesque beauty -- embodies the fungoidal funk that has sprung up around the Jedi's machinations. It's a very Lucasian technique; and it has that grubby, seedy aspect you might find in a picture by one of the "Davids": Cronenberg, Fincher, and Lynch. This part-matches it, amongst other things, with the gloop on the viewing windows of the Invisible Hand (Spielbergian shot with the camera panning in at the end of the crash-landing), the gunk on the floor of the Jedi Temple itself, and the tiny platforms, as seen from above, ringing the inside of the sinkhole Obi-Wan descends to, clinging to the rock like lichen. Finally, with its hints of forested blue-green bioluminescence, and concretized manifestations of the military-industrial complex crushing the surrealistic landscape flat, you can feel James Cameron's "Avatar" dawning in these killer (and, indeed, killing) shots ("Avatar" was also, er, shot with the same series of cameras).

    "Only a Jedi could have erased those files."
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  25. Ingram_I Jedi Grand Master

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    It’s definitely worth noting that Revenge of the Sith predates Avatar, Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Oz: The Great and Powerful. Felucia is a planet that passes by ever-so-briefly, but I can’t help but think that, in the process, Lucas and Co. once again blazed some trails: to go so psychedelically bizarre with a pure CG world that indeed evokes some drug-induced, Victorian era, land of the giants fantasy that’s also part…uh…I don’t know. I honestly don’t know what the hell they were thinking (or taking) when they came up with this one. It’s like 'Planet Gummy Worms' or something.
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