Hello and welcome to day nineteen of my Star Wars challenge! For the next 31 days, I’ll be posting once a day with a Star Wars themed post. Some days I’ll be talking about just one thing, other days it’ll be about 5 things based on the prompt of the day.
The challenge is open to everyone and can be completed at any time. I thought that May, being home to May the 4th, sounded like the perfect time. If you’d like to join me this month then please do! You can find all the details over here.
DAY 19 – Planets
With a whole galaxy full of planets choosing just 5 Star Wars planets I’d love to visit was surprisingly easy; I’m apparently very easy to please when it comes to planets! There’s a lot of other planets that almost made this list, and while I’m interested in those planets I’m not sure they’d make great vacation spots. Corellia, for example, sounds awesome in theory yet isn’t really a great destination.
Read on to find out which 5 Star Wars planets I’d love to visit and why!
“Naboo represents the best of the Old Republic.“
Naboo took my breath away in the Prequel movies with its stunning architecture against a beautiful backdrop of waterfalls and wide-open fields. There is just something so serene about Theed City and Lake Country, and it seems like a wonderful planet to visit – before the Empire got ahold of it anyway.
“While Coruscant has always been considered the heart of the Republic, to some extent, Alderaan has been its soul.“
I fell in love with Alderaan when playing the game Star Wars: The Old Republic and I spoke about it last month for Seriously Geeky Sundays when talking about places that remind me of spring. The vast snow-covered mountains give way to sweeping fields and forests of vibrant spring colours. Alderaan is known for its culture and the planet has a vast collection of knowledge, history and art which makes the idea of a visit to the planet even more enticing. So much was lost when it was destroyed by Tarkin.
“Home is beautiful. There are mountains few and trees endless. My people are peaceful gatherers, weavers and builders.“
Lush unspoiled forests that go on for miles, and Ewoks! What isn’t there to love about Endor? As the Rebels trudged through the forest towards the Imperial bunker in Return of the Jedi I was mesmerised by the verdant landscape.
“For the Guardians, anyone who’s not a pilgrim is intruding on holy ground.“
I have to admit the condensed packed Holy City of Jedha terrifies me, however, as Gareth Edwards the director of Rogue One says “If you believe in the Jedi and you believe in the Force, it feels like Jedha is somewhere you should visit in your lifetime“. The Jedi have fascinated me from the first moment I watched a Star Wars film and if I could visit Jedha and learn more about the Guardians of the Whills I would do it in a heartbeat. I would love any more information about the Guardians – are you listening Disney? 😛
“Korriban is the ancestral home of the Sith. It is a place of great power; the dark side lives and breathes in the very core of this world.“
Can’t have Jedah on the list and not have it’s twin Korriban. In the new canon, Moraband is considered the home of the Sith. That just doesn’t feel right to me. Korriban has always been home to the Sith for me, and having played through the storylines with my Sith characters in Star Wars: The Old Republic I feel an even deeper connection to it.
Over To You
When compiling this list I went applied the same rules I’d use when choosing to visit a real-world location; why do I want to go there, what would I do once I got there, would I actually like it? It’s hard to say whether I would actually enjoy the planets I’ve picked because despite looking nice they are after all alien worlds.
How would you decide which Star Wars planets to visit and which ones would you choose?
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