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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.

  1. Alderaan

    25 vote(s)
    17.0%
  2. Naboo

    49 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Hoth

    23 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. Corellia

    8 vote(s)
    5.4%
  5. Coruscant

    79 vote(s)
    53.7%
  6. Dagobah

    15 vote(s)
    10.2%
  7. Endor

    24 vote(s)
    16.3%
  8. Goenosis

    17 vote(s)
    11.6%
  9. Kamino

    36 vote(s)
    24.5%
  10. Others

    60 vote(s)
    40.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well...

    Can't speak for everyone else, but apart from its massive presence in the SW Saga (five out of six films), I love Tatooine as a SW planet because for the most part it's really there, in North Africa, including a lot of the actual buildings featured in the films.
    The use of existing environments and locations reflects GL's New Hollywood sensibility (THX-1138 was shot in car parks, highway tunnels etc), and it's the rough-and-ready style of SW/ANH which makes it my favourite of the six, and, I believe, contributed to it being such a massive success, while other 1970s sci-fi films with cheesy sets that would barely pass muster in television - Logan's Run, Silent Running etc - flopped.

    SW/ANH had some fantastic sets for locations like the Death Star, the Falcon's interior - but when it came to setting foot on a planet, the choice of locations was perfect, and with Tatooine being so prominent (as opposed to Yavin IV), it's brilliant that they found somewhere that could be used so effectively with very little alteration to the existing environment.

    Hoth, Yavin, Endor, Naboo - yes, they were all shot on real locations, but they weren't utilised to the same extent with real existing buildings and structures sitting so comfortably in the GFFA. Yavin featured a brief couple of shots of Aztec (I think) temples, and Naboo doesn't strike me as 'otherworldly' at all. Beautiful, yes - a setting in another galaxy, no.

    Incidentally, regarding the poll - yes, it's a crime that Tatooine isn't included, and Corellia doesn't feature in the SW Saga at all.:p
     
  2. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Glad I waited till reading page two to post, because I was just about to say that.:p
     
  3. Mr. Forest

    Mr. Forest Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Here's a list of all my favorite planets, with my top three in bold font:

    Bespin
    Coruscant
    Dagobah
    Goenosis
    Hoth
    Kamino
    Mustafar
    Naboo
    Tatooine
     
  4. That'sNoMoon

    That'sNoMoon Jedi Youngling

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    May 16, 2013
    Looking for love in alderaan places!
     
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  5. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    I like all of the planets we have seen but I must throw in Cloud City as well.
     
  6. Swarley

    Swarley Jedi Knight

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    Tatooine. I just love the vibe it has. The gangster/wild west feel is great. It's not a place I'd like to live, but it's certainly the most interesting place to me.
     
  7. King Terak

    King Terak Jedi Knight star 1

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    Nov 22, 2012
    Tatooine
    Hoth
    Felucia
    Mustafar
    Coruscant
    Naboo
     
  8. darth_mccartney

    darth_mccartney Jedi Master star 4

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    Coruscant and Kamino. Both epic in their own ways!
     
  9. Rachel_In_Red

    Rachel_In_Red Jedi Knight star 3

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    I would live on Naboo with Coruscant being my vacation spot to have fun.
     
  10. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mayan temples, actually.
     
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  11. Cryogenic

    Cryogenic Force Ghost star 5

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    There are antecedents for Felucia. One would be the alien homeworld of "Xen" featured in the very popular PC game "Half Life" (released in 1998).

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    The beginnings of psycho-hallucinogenic digital art landscaping.

    Felucia was also accomplished, in part, by a miniature. This would probably have been scanned into a computer and digitally manipulated -- like a lot of ROTS' miniatures -- using a piece of software called, of all things, "Zenviro". These details can be found on pages 180-182 of J.W. Rinzler's "The Making Of Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith".

    Felucia was originally conceived -- per George Lucas' list sent to the art department on October 25th 2002 (again, see p.29, ibid) -- as a "seaweed/coral" world, interestingly enough, later shifting to the fungal design in the finished film. So, the idea, it seems, was always to go for something organic and on the fringes of our mammalian-brain comprehension. And yes, based not only on its look, but the way it is incorporated into a breathtaking montage that effortlessly transitions us from one unusual locale to the next, the dreamscape of Felucia is part-heavenly-visage, part-Lynchian-nightmare: a mixed-signal outer-body experience that appropriately follows Anakin's knighting as Darth Vader.
     
  12. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    I recall the Naboo swamps being portrayed as very fungal in the Jedi Power Battles game. Huge fungi jutting out of tree-trunks for the player to jump between.
     
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  13. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sep 3, 2012
    Mine are

    Endor
    Coruscant
    Tatooine
    Naboo
    Geonosis
     
  14. Darth Dnej

    Darth Dnej Jedi Master star 4

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    Apr 27, 2013
    Coruscant
    Tatooine​
    Bespin
    Dagobah
    Mustafar
    Geonosis

    BTW Darth Vader, the Endor we see in ROTJ is a moon. There is an Endor planet but it is a gas giant.
     
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  15. Jedi Master Kenobiwan

    Jedi Master Kenobiwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    We are talking about the moon. Not the gas giant.
     
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  16. MOC Vober Dand

    MOC Vober Dand Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Tatooine has the feel of the frontier West town, which I love. Al Swearengen wouldn't be out of place there. Bespin always fascinated me conceptually, so it's runner up.
     
  17. The Hellhammer

    The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Gotta go with Coruscant.
    It's the center of the galaxy, I'm sure I'd never be bored there. You can basically find anything there, I'm pretty sure. All kinds of beings and ships, cultural buildings rich with galactic history and records, restaurants of probably every known civilization in the GFFA, booze of all kinds, a billion different places to go and have some all kinds of crazy fun.
    Coruscant all the way.

    Sick to death of Tatooine, though.
     
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  18. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Though I picked Coruscant I would love to explore Tatooine via circumnavigation with perhaps a sail barge like Jabba's. Though roughing it via bantha could be interesting.

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  19. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    How is Tatooine not on this list yet Corellia is?

    Naboo
    Coruscant
    Tatooine
    Dagobah
    Kamino

    That's my top 5.
     
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  20. Legacy Jedi Endordude

    Legacy Jedi Endordude Jedi Knight star 3

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    Let's see

    Coruscant
    Endor
    Kamino
    Tattoine
    Naboo
     
  21. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

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    Endor, Kashyyyk and Felucia.
     
  22. Jedi Master Kenobiwan

    Jedi Master Kenobiwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I thought about to put it in it, but it wasn't enough place.
     
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  23. darthfettus2015

    darthfettus2015 Jedi Knight star 3

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    i think in total there are 18 planets seen in the films, where Tatooine on that list...i still want to see beggars canyon!!
     
  24. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    Anakin and the other podracers fly through Beggar's Canyon (or part of it) in TPM, according to Star Wars: Complete Locations.
     
  25. darthfettus2015

    darthfettus2015 Jedi Knight star 3

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    i thought that might have been it, thanks for the info