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Star Wars: Planets of the Prequel Trilogy

BySal

May 8, 2021
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Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace

Naboo

 

With the completion of the sequel trilogy, the introduction of Naboo as the first planet we visit in Star Wars makes sense. This idyllic world is home to both the Dark Lord of the Sith Sheev Palpatine, and the mother of the Skywalker Twins, Padmé Amidala. The blockade of this planet was the impetus for the events of the first film. This planet lacks a molten core and was filled with tunnels and flooded caves, that allowed traveling through the planet’s core.

Coruscant

The ecumenopolis, a city-covered planet, the heart of the Galactic Republic, and home to the Jedi Temple, and the Senate Building. Much of the politics around the blockade would occur in this world in this film. This planet is the fabled homeworld of humanity in the Star Wars universe. Its city encrusted landscape held a population of one trillion citizens, and would later serve the throneworld of the Empire.

Tatooine

 

This planet was a remote unassuming planet that had a great influence on the course of galactic history. Initially, this planet was a stop-off for the fleeing Queen Amidala from the blockade of her homeworld. This stop brought Anakin Skywalker to the attention of the Jedi, leading to his fall and effects on the galaxy. Once a mining prospect the planet was largely abandoned to its fate as a minor planet on the Outer Rim.


Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones

Coruscant

Again as the hub of politics for the Galactic Republic, this planet features in this film. The Jedi Temple is shown in this film. Plus who can forget the 1950 retro dinner

Naboo

 

As the home of Padmé Amidala, she spends much of the beginning of the film her on this world with Anakin as their romance blossomed.

Kamino

 

In the search for more clues about the failed assassination attempt on Senator Amidala, Obi-Wan Kenobi travels to this water world and discovers the clone army produced there. Kamino is located outside of the galaxy and very isolated. The people of this planet live in stilt cities just above the waterline.

Tatooine

 

Anakin returns to his homeworld to try and say his mother. He arrives too late and kills the entire camp of Tusken Raiders, including the women and children. This foreshadows the later slaughter of the younglings at the Jedi Temple.

Geonosis

 

This planet hosts the opening battle of the Clone Wars as the Republic raided the droid factories of this world to try to end the war before it started. This planet has A Mars-like appearance and home to the insectoid Geonosians. Eventually, the first Deathstar would be built above the desert world, and its population would be genocided to ensure the secrecy of this battle station.


Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith

Coruscant

Again this planet is featured in one of the films, its importance to the galaxy as a whole cannot be understated (Except by the Sequel Trilogy, which forgot it existed.) This film started high above the planet as the Confederacy of Independent Systems raided the planet to capture Chancellor Palpatine.

Utapau

Nominally a neutral world, Obi-Wan Kenobi is sent to the planet that has been secretly invaded. Once on the planet, the Jedi defeats General Grievous in combat. This planet is ravaged by hyperwind storms that have driven the population into cities set into the ledges of giant sinkholes. The oceans of the world have slowly been draining into the surface forming a sub-crustal ocean.

Mustafar

This lava world served as the final stand for the leadership of the Separatist Council as Anakin was sent there as his first order as Darth Vader. He later suffers his defeat at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which left him needing the constant life support afforded by his classic armor. Once a lush world, this planet was ruined by Sith meddling and made it a powerful focus for the dark side of the Force.

Kashyyyk

Master Yoda leads a task force on this world at the end of the Clone Wars to help the native Wookiees keep the Separatists from using their planet as a base. This planet is a temperate jungle planet, with no seasons. The equator was home to a large tropical ocean belt that contained many islands, and coral reefs.

Mygeeto

At the issuing of Order 66, we see Jedi General Ki-Adi-Mundi leading troops across a bridge between two city blocks when his troops overwhelmed and killed him. This plant in the Outer Rim Territories is a frigid snow-covered world with pronounced crystalline terrains.

Felucia

Leading troops at the time Jedi Master Aayla Secura was murdered by her clone troops on this world. It is known for its thick jungles made of giant fungi species.

Saleucami

This temperate world seems to be very earthlike in its varying environments. This planet was shown as the Jedi Master Stass Allie was murdered on patrol on a BARC speeder.


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Sal

lover of all things space, survival games, and obscure booze.

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