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Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by BlueYogurt, Dec 15, 2021.

  1. BlueYogurt

    BlueYogurt Jedi Master star 4

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    The Star Wars films are largely visual, but did you ever wonder how things smell in a galaxy far, far away? What's the scent of a blaster bolt? A lightsaber? A wookie? Is there such a thing as new landspeeder smell? You get the idea...
     
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  2. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 9

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    What an incredible smell you've discovered. :han:
     
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  3. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Chosen One star 5

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    Deserts and rubber masks.
     
  4. BlackRanger

    BlackRanger Jedi Master star 4

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    These days, it probably has the aroma of freshly hung green-screens. ;)
     
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  5. Darth Dnej

    Darth Dnej Jedi Master star 4

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    Star Wars novels (and films and the like) don't tend to describe smells too much. Blaster bolts apparently give some kind of ozone smell. Tusken wraps tend to have an unbearable stench (they don't really have any way to clean them).
     
  6. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Anthology/Fan Films/NSA Mod & Ewok Enthusiast star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    The trash compactor apparently doesn't smell too good.
     
  7. Sith Lord 2015

    Sith Lord 2015 Jedi Master star 4

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    In the original SW booklet they sold at the movie theater in 1977 and 78 the Jawas were described as giving off an intolerable bad smell which constantly drew small insects to them.
    Otherwise not much info is given about smells. I'm assuming a desert would smell like a desert on Earth (maybe with a hint of spice cinnamon in the air [face_rofl]), the inside of the Falcon or other older ships probably has some sort of "electrical" ozone-type, maybe slightly oily smell to it. The inside of the DS or star destroyer has some sort of new clean "metallic" smell.
    Mustafar must smell mainly of lava and smoke, Endor has a woodsy smell of trees, ferns etc., the Lake Country on Naboo probably smells of fresh water and rich meadows, Yavin IV has a rich tropical humid earthy smell of rain forest-type vegetation. Dagobah - probably swampy, mossy, moist, with a hint of rotted wood. :p
     
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  8. wobbits

    wobbits Force Ghost star 4

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    I don't know but every time I see a desert planet all I can think of regarding smell is Twentynine Palms, California. That's not compliment....
     
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  9. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Saga / WNU Manager -King of the North star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I similarly equate desert worlds, like Tatooine to smell like cities in Iraq.....Not pleasant.
     
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  10. Dandelo

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    Feluscia smells of Mushrooms.
     
  11. Reepicheep775

    Reepicheep775 Jedi Master star 3

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    A book was released to answer this very question.
    [​IMG]
    I found this scratch and sniff book probably about ten years ago at a thrift store, but didn't buy it (I've been kicking myself ever since, believe me). I can still remember what Greedo smelled like. [face_sick]
     
  12. BlueYogurt

    BlueYogurt Jedi Master star 4

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    Is that real? It's hilarious if it is.
     
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  13. Reepicheep775

    Reepicheep775 Jedi Master star 3

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    Oh, it's real.
     
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  14. BlueYogurt

    BlueYogurt Jedi Master star 4

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    So, what DOES Greedo smell like?
     
  15. Reepicheep775

    Reepicheep775 Jedi Master star 3

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    He smelled like something between garlic and body odour. From what I remember, it was a pretty nasty book. That's probably why I didn't buy it. :p
     
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  16. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 8

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    That's still better than being downwind of a burn pit.
     
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  17. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Saga / WNU Manager -King of the North star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    The worst BO is still better than the toxic crap coming out of a burn pit.
     
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  18. Dark Ferus

    Dark Ferus Chosen One star 7

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    "Do you want me to look as if I have body odor?" Peter Cushing
     
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  19. BlueYogurt

    BlueYogurt Jedi Master star 4

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    Except for Ben Kenobi, everyone (including a 7' wookie), squeezed into one smuggling compartment on the Millennium Falcon. Ben got his own. Is it any wonder the sandpeople ran when they smel..er..saw him coming?
     
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  20. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 8

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    @BlueYogurt, I always wondered about that. Now it makes sense.
     
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  21. BlueYogurt

    BlueYogurt Jedi Master star 4

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    "Fouler and more intense"-George Lucas
     
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  22. Sith Lord 2015

    Sith Lord 2015 Jedi Master star 4

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    The only time I know of that smell is actually mentioned IN a SW movie is Leia's first line to Tarkin (but that was just an insult of course) and inside the trash compactor. But I never got any idea how exactly a room full of rusty metal is supposed to smell like, other than rusty metal. Or was it actually some kind of sewer? I had always thought just a metal recycling facility.
     
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  23. BlueYogurt

    BlueYogurt Jedi Master star 4

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    You're forgetting the Han Solo/Tauntaun scene in ESB.
     
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  24. Iron_lord

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    And before that, when the wampa's about to attack:

    "Steady, girl, steady. What's the matter? You smell something?"
     
  25. darth orange shirt guy

    darth orange shirt guy Jedi Padawan star 1

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    There is a moment in the aftermath book, were someone says jawas smell bad.
    and I assume in space fights it smells like burning electricity. :rolleyes: