5 Star Wars Planets That Saved The Universe

Wednesday, September 21 by Dee Jones

Trying to make a list of "Star Wars" planets can be a real challenge. It can also take quite a bit of time. When you take into account all of the movies, novels, comic books and video games, the list of "Star Wars" planets in George Lucas' universe is pretty huge. However, some planets have more importance in this vast fictional universe than others. And, here is a list of five of the major "Star Wars" planets.

Tatooine.

Tatooine is a desert planet that makes an appearance in most of the "Star Wars" films. The planet itself doesn’t look all that appealing or impressive. However, Tatooine’s claim to fame is that it was the home planet of both Luke Skywalker and Anakin Skywalker (a.k.a. Darth Vader).

Coruscant.

Coruscant isn’t just the name of the planet, but it’s also the name of the city that covers the planet. Buildings were constructed right next to each other and, when they ran out of space on the surface of the planet itself, inhabitants started building upwards, on top of the existing buildings. Coruscant was the capital of the Old Rebulic, the Galactic Empire, and the post-empire New Republic.

Dagobah.

Dagobah is a “swamp planet,” filled with strange and, in some cases, dangerous creatures. Dagabah is where Yoda went into exile, and he seems to have been the planet’s only inhabitant. Luke is sent to Dagobah to find Yoda in "The Empire Strikes Back." 

Endor.

Endor is actually a moon, although an inhabitable one. Covered with lush forests, it is the home of the Ewoks. The Ewoks were pivotal in helping to destroy the second Death Star, which was a major blow to the evil Empire.

Bespin.

Bespin is home of the famous Cloud City, which was run by Lando Calrissian. Several important events in the "Star Wars" universe take place on Bespin. The most significant is, of course, the moment when Darth Vader says one of the most famous lines in film history: “Luke I am your father.”

- Dee Jones

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