Update 2! Possible Explanation On Starkiller Base. Empire Reveals the Name of a New Planet from The Force Awakens!

FalconThe latest issue of Empire magazine is out now. As you know its main focus is The Force Awakens, with many interesting stories about the characters and the story. One especially interesting exclusive is a Lucasfilm star map that reveals the name and location of three new planets in the Star Wars universe.

 

From Empire:

Joining Tatooine, Endor, Naboo and the already-revealed desert planet of Jakku are Takodana, D’Qar and Hosnian Prime. Little is known of these mysterious orbs. Takodana will, if LEGOโ€™s tie-in kits are to be believed, be the site of a major battle in the movie, while rumours have Dโ€™Qar as a resistance base. Hosnian Prime? Well, thatโ€™s a mystery to all.

Also out there, lurking in the galaxyโ€™s darker recesses, is the Starkiller Base, home of the First Order. The map pinpoints its origin point in the Unknown Regions. Expect it to move somewhere more happening.

We’ve already heard the names of Jakku, D’Qar and Takodana. Jakku is the only planet officially confirmed. The Takodana name was first revealed by a LEGO set. It’s the planet where Maz Kanata’s castle is located. The name D’Qar was recently leaked by a children’s book, which revealed that it’s the home of the Resistance base.

 

The only new name that we haven’t heard anything about is Hosnian Prime. It’s a planet completely new to the Star Wars canon. It was never mentioned before in any other Star Wars material. What could be its importance? What will happen there? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

 

 

Update!

 

BEWARE OF SPOILERS

 

Actually it appears that the Hosnian system was mentioned before in one of the reports by MakingStarWars. According to their report the New Republic is established in this system. Possibly Hosnian Prime serving as the capital. MSW have a very thorough description of the state of the Galaxy after the death of Emperor Palpatine. It’s very spoilerific, but if you want to check it out click HERE.

 

 

Update 2!

 

Here’s the actual image of the star map (via Cantina member BamBoosle-8):

 

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The guys from StarWars-Union.de have a very interesting theory on Starkiller base and its location. They compared the new map with an old one and discovered that the planets Ord Mantell and Rakata Prime fit directly with the same planets from the new star map. And Starkiller base is located where previously another ice planet stood – Ilum!


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The absence of Ilum from the new star map is curious, since the planet is already canon. Here’s Wookieepedia‘s entry on Ilum:

Ilum was an arctic planet located in the Unknown Regions. It was used by the Jedi Order for The Gathering, a rite of passage in which Jedi younglings must find and harvest kyber crystals for their lightsabers.

 

 

 

 

Could there be a connection between the two, or this is just a coincidence? What if Starkiller base was actually built over Ilum and somehow uses the power of the kiber crystals buried beneath the Jedi Temple located there? There are some really interesting possibilities with this. What do you think?

 

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176 thoughts on “Update 2! Possible Explanation On Starkiller Base. Empire Reveals the Name of a New Planet from The Force Awakens!

  • November 26, 2015 at 2:33 pm
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    Luke Skywalker’s Skellig Michael planet?

  • November 26, 2015 at 2:40 pm
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    Could Hosnian Prime be the front for Starkiller base. Its the name of the planet but the StarKiller is built inside it.

  • November 26, 2015 at 2:47 pm
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    It could be the planet we see being obliterated in the trailer, or feature in the flashback scenes.

  • November 26, 2015 at 2:53 pm
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    On this weeks Jedi Council, John Campea has spoken to a couple of people who have seen the finished movie. Believe the words “Mind-blowing” and “You’ll love it” were expressed.

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:25 am
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      I’m sure their reviews were entire objective….

  • November 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm
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    A year ago there was a rumor that the New Republic had been established in the Hosnian system.

  • November 26, 2015 at 3:02 pm
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    Since the article mentions the planets Naboo and tatooine should we expect those planets to be included in the movie?

    • November 26, 2015 at 9:19 pm
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      My thought exactly.
      I would like to see them again.

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:24 am
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      No.

  • November 26, 2015 at 3:18 pm
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    agh good old Hosnian Prime, thats the planet in between Caladan and Geidi Prime.

    • November 26, 2015 at 3:31 pm
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      Luke Skywalker? I don’t know any Luke Skywalker, we only know old Muad’dib Skywalker who lives in a cave. people say he’s crazy.

      • November 26, 2015 at 3:33 pm
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        Kylo Ren is played by Sting

        • November 26, 2015 at 3:35 pm
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          Stormtroopers have heartplugs

          • November 26, 2015 at 3:55 pm
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            first picture of Supreme leader Snoke released :

          • November 26, 2015 at 3:58 pm
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            They call him a level 3 navigator. I heard he can travel without moving.

          • November 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm
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            imagine if they really went for a design like this for Snoke, we all expecting a humanoid ora being with 2 arms and 2 legs….. but they could have gone totally overboard with his design

        • November 26, 2015 at 3:38 pm
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          “I WILL KILL HIM!!!”

    • November 26, 2015 at 3:38 pm
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      The long-cut of ‘Dune’ is still a guilty pleasure of old…

  • November 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm
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    As has been implied.. IMO I don’t think these names fit in with current Star Wars naming mechanisms!! There are many names through out the Star Wars universe that are fan favorites.. if fan service was kept to subtle things like planet names, I personally don’t see the issue. And quite a percentage are rejecting names if even in a light-hearted manner!!… no Empress Teta for me then

    • November 26, 2015 at 3:57 pm
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      Geonosis prime bro, complain 15 years ago

      • November 26, 2015 at 4:17 pm
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        who says I didn’t??… cryptic words in my comment just to help you out, ‘my opinion’ ‘i personally’ – and you’ll find my comment in the ‘comments section’. Nothing like constructive ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • November 26, 2015 at 3:49 pm
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    Hosnian Prime sounds straight outta Star trek

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:23 am
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      Snoke is a Borg!

    • November 26, 2015 at 4:30 pm
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      Oh my god… feeling BRAND NEW. How come the ressolution is that low? We need HD ๐Ÿ˜€

      • November 26, 2015 at 4:32 pm
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        IDK..they seem to be lackin on releasing them in full HD on their official YouTube channel..We’ll have to wait and see!

    • November 26, 2015 at 4:45 pm
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      Nice!
      It seems we’re getting closer and closer to the hype!

  • November 26, 2015 at 7:01 pm
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    I was still hoping to see Coruscant again since it’s the one planet from the other films that I’d like to see again because it’s so big that they could show different areas than they showed in the PT/OT without being redundant and I’d like to see how it’s changed under a new regime. We’ve also never actually seen any of the OT set foot on it either in any of the films which seems kind of wrong.

    • November 26, 2015 at 8:41 pm
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      In Lost Stars, it’s a huge center for the Empire, so it could be the same for the First Order in the new trilogy.

      • November 26, 2015 at 10:36 pm
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        It should be even if they do what they did in the EU by changing the original Sith homeworkd from Korriban to Ziost to Dromuund Kaas. Or the whole Mon Calamari/Dac retconning.

    • November 26, 2015 at 9:17 pm
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      Yes I would like to see Coruscant again too.
      One of my favorite planets in Star Wars universe.

      • November 26, 2015 at 10:34 pm
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        Especially since it is the birthplace of the Old Republic and used to be the HQ of the Empire.

        • November 26, 2015 at 11:36 pm
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          I loved Coruscant, but really wished the Jedi temple wasn’t located there. I always envisioned a solitary, monastic type of place where the Jedi taught their secrets. Kinda more of a Buddhist type of place. Oh well.

          • November 27, 2015 at 12:01 am
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            Tython and Ossus were more along that lines in the old EU but their no longer canon.

            Although, It’s pretty clear that the Jedi were as corrupt as the Republic by the PT from being so closely tied to the Government which is why they nearly went extinct from beng unable to adapt to the times and too sequestered in their giant temple.

          • November 27, 2015 at 12:24 am
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            Ossus is canon again, thanks to a short story. It also is canon that it had Jedi ruins with tomes of knowledge. But, Tython is still gone.

          • November 27, 2015 at 12:58 am
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            They should revisit the KOTOR era but probably won’t till the trilogy is over out of fear of contradicting the current films.

          • November 27, 2015 at 12:05 am
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            That was the thinking behid Tython, which apparently is still not cannon but it should.

    • November 27, 2015 at 2:45 am
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      Seeing any of the original cast (primarily Luke) in Coruscant has always been a dream of mine..and if this doesn’t happen at any point during the new trilogy I will bitch..I will bitch and cry..then bitch some more.

      • November 27, 2015 at 3:38 am
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        Mine too. Although we only seen the OT cast in either real world locations or studio sets and it would probably be pretty weird at first seeing them on an all digitally created one.

        • November 27, 2015 at 4:07 am
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          This is true..but just imagine Luke standing in the Jedi temple his father was once a part of (if Palpatine didn’t order it bombed for fun) and feeling the times of peace, then get taken back by the pain and the suffering that all occurred in one place, and realizing how greatness can crumble and that he needs to not make the same mistakes.

          • November 27, 2015 at 4:10 am
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            A missed oppurtunity for sure and I think you can see it in Jedi. In the old EU it was turned into a prison. Not sure that still stands now. I would have thought he would have burned it to the ground like Darth Maul foresaw.

      • November 27, 2015 at 4:22 am
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        Maybe just suicide instead? Cut out the middle man? ๐Ÿ˜€

        • November 27, 2015 at 4:30 am
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          ..

          • November 27, 2015 at 4:33 am
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            Oh dammit, I shoulda kept quiet. ๐Ÿ™

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:22 am
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      We saw Obi-Wan, Palpatine, the droids, Yoda and Vader set foot on it….

      • November 27, 2015 at 4:26 am
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        Never any of the big three though. Five if count Chewie and Lando which I do.

    • November 27, 2015 at 6:41 am
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      If not on VII since, as it seems, Luke will show at the end, maybe we could see Coruscant on VIII. Could be Luke takes Rey or Finn to what the heart of the Jedi once was: The Jedi Temple. It would be great to see it again.

      Another scenario, since Han Solo seems to be a storyteller about the force and all that jazz (i.e. “it’s true…all of it”) maybe on TFA he takes them on a “tour” to the Jedi temple either before or after going to Maz Kanata. I mean, we still don’t know much about the movie but a lot can happen in 130+ minutes….

      • November 27, 2015 at 10:19 pm
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        Another reason I think they might leave it out is that they are going back to the frontier and non-civilized planets of the OT rather than the settled ones of the PT.

  • November 26, 2015 at 7:22 pm
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    Before this article was updated, I was thinking that perhaps this new planet could 1) be the original name of Starkiller Base before the First Order gutted it or 2) **spoiler** the planet Luke is hiding on in the end.

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:21 am
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      Luke is hiding in the Holodeck. He got carried away and fell asleep.

  • November 26, 2015 at 9:12 pm
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    I’m not sure if it has been addressed or not, and if it has, I def apologize – but if there’s a new “capital” system, where the hell is Coruscant in all of this? Or even at least in the political scene? I’m almost assuming First Order has gained control?

    Btw, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Thankful for sharing this whole universe of fandom and excitement with all of you! Only three more weeks!

    • November 26, 2015 at 10:41 pm
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      My best guess is that they really went out of their way to avoid any references to the PT and Coruscant was essentially an all CG planet which this film is supposed to be against. Stupid though considering the planet predates the prequels and was THE major planet in the old EU that appeared in nearly every novel at some point, like having a Bond film without London appearing.

      • November 26, 2015 at 11:00 pm
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        Don’t read too much into this (in other words, no need to “read between the lines”). There’s a good reason story-wise why Coruscant isn’t the capital of the New Republic post -ROTJ (read Aftermath and the later books that’ll be coming out in the near future for more info on this).

      • November 27, 2015 at 4:20 am
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        But this isn’t the old EU and Coruscant never appeared in the OT originally. I see not reason for it to appear unless The Jedi are reestablished.

        • November 27, 2015 at 4:24 am
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          Technically but the Lucas editions are canon and you still see it in the celebration scenes, Pretty sure it’s been featured in the canon comics too.

          • November 27, 2015 at 5:41 am
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            Aftermath mentions it right at the beginning (along in other spots throughout the book).

      • November 27, 2015 at 6:08 am
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        My thoughts exactly on it appearing long before PT. I can recall reading about Coruscant somehow, probably in a literary format – long before the 1999/Ep I era. However, My strongest memory of Coruscant’s existence was from one of the first iterations of SW monopolies – Either Park Place or Boardwalk equivalent had the ominous illustration of the black, pyramid looking Imperial Palace. I think the second was the senate? But I don’t remember. It didn’t, however, look like Ep I senate building. I mean I get how they would want to keep distance from PT era content and whatnot. But some things you just cannot work around or erased. I’m personally in a position that there is a Coruscant, for better or for worse.

        Fun Fact: I think 1967’s You Only Live Twice was the first time a Bond film didn’t feature London or Bond in London/MI6-Universal Exports. The most recent film I think was ’89’s Licence to Kill (but someone can correct me here. But these are my best guesses off the top of my head).

        I’m pretty well versed in the Bond franchise too, haha

        • November 27, 2015 at 10:08 pm
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          I have that book, Would be great if they used those desgns.

          I don’t think they travel to London in YOLT or LTK but I think they do have the obligatory M/Moneypenny scene even by phone call. Been awhile since I seen either though.

  • November 26, 2015 at 10:04 pm
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    Not a fan of the name Starkiller Base…sounds kind of cheesy

    • November 26, 2015 at 10:12 pm
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      And DEATH STAR, doesn’t sound cheesy? ๐Ÿ™‚

      Bringer of death sure, but it was no star. Not even a small moon.

      • November 26, 2015 at 10:22 pm
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        Ha Ha good point..guess from my generation it sounded better …Death Star

        • November 26, 2015 at 10:57 pm
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          And Skywalker…funny how all the older names get built in immunity from criticism.

        • November 27, 2015 at 12:22 am
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          Meh, Starkiller is from the original rough drafts as well.

      • November 26, 2015 at 10:38 pm
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        I have a less a problem with the cheesy name as the fact it’s overused at this point. I’m hoping they don’t actually mention it by name in the film at all.

        • November 27, 2015 at 12:27 am
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          Never heard it in the movies before, and I thought that was what we were going by, the actual movies.

      • November 26, 2015 at 11:24 pm
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        I was going to say the exact same thing!

        Too bad Battle Star is already took. I like name better.

      • November 27, 2015 at 3:28 am
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        and Star Destroyer

      • November 27, 2015 at 4:17 am
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        But it’s a space station!

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:17 am
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      Neither am I. Not cheesy for me, but just plain lazy. Smacks of the same lazy fan winks that littered JJ’s Treks.

  • November 26, 2015 at 10:44 pm
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    ERMAHGERD!! The kyber crystals power the Base! It all makes sense!

  • November 26, 2015 at 11:02 pm
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    it says “origin point”..does that mean starkiller base can be moved even though it is a planet?

    • November 26, 2015 at 11:50 pm
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      I wouldn’t be surprised if the kyber crystals on Ilum powered some sort of engine.

    • November 27, 2015 at 12:03 am
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      Better than a sentinent planet like Zenoma Sekot but not by much either.

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:16 am
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      It’s Unicron!

  • November 26, 2015 at 11:34 pm
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    I would love if ilum is the Starkiller base powered by Kyber Crystals. YES. Makes sense. I’m starting to believe the rumors that Coruscant gets destroyed by the Death Star.

  • November 26, 2015 at 11:39 pm
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    lothal is absent from the map aswell so…that’s just incomplete. There are alot of planets that get mentioned in the clone wars and are not on that map.
    Where are serenno, raxus, ordo plutonia and so on?

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:15 am
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      How do you know Lothal still exists? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • November 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm
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        uh.. are you trolling around?

        • November 28, 2015 at 7:54 am
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          Nope. I’m serious. Lothal may have been destroyed by the time TFA takes place. Alderaan was.

          • November 28, 2015 at 6:54 pm
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            uhm, I think Lothal won’t be even mentioned in the time period of TFA, that they use it only for rebels, so… also destroying it makes little sense.

          • November 29, 2015 at 6:22 am
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            So destorying Alderaan, a Rbel association planet makes perfect sense, but destroying Lothal, a planet associated with Rebel activity, in a period where there’s been two Dearth Stars and Star Killer basis, “makes little sense”. I love your logic.

            What’s more TFA and Rebels are both Disney output. Why wouldn’t they link they mention it in the TFA era if it still existed?

          • November 29, 2015 at 11:53 am
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            it makes lttle sense because neither death star II nor death star I could do ot at any time. Starkiller base seems one that is at its first testing in episode VII (why else the ceremony?), so it could not destroy lothal earlier.

          • November 29, 2015 at 6:51 pm
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            1) both Death Star and Death star II didn’t do more destruction than what depicted in the films. They could have not destroyed Lothal

            2) The TFA trailer shows a ceremony, presumably with a scene that involves the weapon’s activation. They would do a such big ceremony only for a weapon’s first use or such. Therefore Lothal could not have been destroyed by starkiller base

            3) DIsney doesn’t decide much in Lucasfilm matters, the teams are the same of before the selling of the company. Rebels’ group is a different working team than the movies, therefore it’s highly unlikely that they put Lothal in TFA

            4) Presumably Lothal held some importance to the empire for reasons we’ll understand in the rebels show. If the rebels sabotage the empire’s interests on the planet, then maybe the first order won’t care at all about that particular planet. Also, the destruction of Alderaan happenned because the main founder of the rebel alliance, Bail Organa lived on that planet and his daughter Leia was to be shocked so she could reveal the rebels’ base. Tarkin was not a stupid imperial: he wouldn’t destroy Lothal because, since (as we learnt in the show) the rebel cell of Lothal was forced to leave the planet, there would be no need to use the planet’s destruction as an example of what happens to disloyal planets, simply because the only disloyals already left the planet.

            So, does my logic make sense to you now, clever clogs?

  • November 27, 2015 at 12:24 am
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    Ok so Dantooine and Tatooine are now seperate planets, don’t know if this was already done so excuse my ignorance. I like it because with Mc Gregor’s pronunciation in TPM “Tatooine” sounded like “Dantooine”, so I am glad that’s out of the way.

    Yes! Finally a more obvious yet still subtle connection to SWTOR which I personally love as a game. In the MMPRORG Illum was a warzone where Republic and Empire clashed in order to gain control of the planet’s resources, mainly the Kyber crystals, used for lightsabers and other war machinery powerups. As mentioned, it would make perfect sense for a new Death Star to be powered by Force enhanced fuel, really glad if they go in that direction and I do hope Illum is mentioned by name in the movie.

    Jakku, a desolate place seems to be near the Core, who would have known?

    Onderon brings so many Clone Wars memories, nice to see it here.

    The Starkiller base can move around since it appears to have an “Origin Point”

    Moraband appears to be roughly around the same area as Korriban in SWTOR which is nice.

    Apparently doing the Flashpoint “Kuat Drive Yards” too many times has rubbed off on JJ as well, Kuat is there and I have mixed feelings about it.

    Hosnian Prime seems to be the New Republic’s base of operations and capital but this is still unconfirmed. Really nice that they put it near the core, feels right.

    The Old Republic’s jewel, Coruscant is still there despite rumors that it gets pulverized by the First Order. Still, I would not feel safe there, not even deep down in 1313 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    D’ Qar? Sounds like a place for Snoke to hide…

    Takodana, Maz Kanata’s stronghold world is relative close to the Core which makes it an easier target for Starkiller base. Just saying….

    Why is Naboo so far from the Core? I always pictured it right around where Hosnian is located now…

    Anyway that’s how I feel about the map and I sincerely hope SWTOR updates its own map so it is in sync with this one.

    • November 27, 2015 at 12:26 am
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      They’ve always been separate since Episode 4. Leia sent the imperials to Dantooine where an old abandoned rebel base was in a attempt to save her world. Just to clear things up for you.

      • November 27, 2015 at 12:47 am
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        Yeah that similarity always bugged me. Here however it is clarified

    • November 27, 2015 at 1:08 am
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      D’Qar is actually the Resistance’s starting point, in the scene with Poe and Finn when they pass by each other in the trailer when Poe is near his X-Wing. It’s actually only somewhat new, as D’Qar was mentioned in Lost Stars to be found by several Rebels and Thane Kyrell, and was noted for a future base with plenty of water and greenland.

    • November 27, 2015 at 2:04 am
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      Naboo is close to Tatooine, not to core worlds ( TPM ).

    • November 27, 2015 at 3:41 am
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      They were always different. Not sure what the new Dantooine but the old one was a backwater prarie type one.

      • November 27, 2015 at 4:14 am
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        Wasn’t Dantooine in KOTOR and the Jedi Knight series?

        • November 27, 2015 at 4:21 am
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          Clone Wars the Tartatovsky series and Star Wars Galaxies too but that was my favorite intrepretation.

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:14 am
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      Kuat predates SWTOR, doesn’t it?

    • November 27, 2015 at 6:42 am
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      Dantooine and Tatooine = two different systems.

      As some others have indicated, appears as a Midwest, grassy flatland type of planet. Appears in the first season of Tartatovsky’s Clone Wars cartoon for Cartoon Network, before Ep. III released. The world is the backdrop of Mace Windu just taking on tons of battle droids BY HIMSELF lol. I think it also appears in KOTOR II and there was a Jedi Academy on the planet… But I’m fuzzy there.

      Onderon – I think the planet appears in KOTOR as well? But I’m hazy here too. But agreed on CWs memories.

      Moraband is “formerly” Korriban; same planet/system. This… I still have a hard time accepting as there has been so much use of the Korriban name prior to the name change and I just don’t understand why the need for change. Just doesn’t sound as menacing or dark as the original name. No, forever Korriban!

      D’Qar I had thought was Dantooine. Kind of an homage since Leia in Ep. IV told Tarkin that the rebels were on the planet, only to find out that she lied to him as they abandoned the base long before. But he blew up Alderaan anyway, so it made little difference really. But D’Qar evoked that same grassy plane look of Dantooine. I think many said the Resistence base was on Yavin but I always felt differently. Looks like we were all wrong though!

    • November 27, 2015 at 1:07 pm
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      Dude, if you ever seriously thought Dantooine and Tatooine were one and the same you should seriously consider handing in your SW fan card and retreating back to Star Trek… the comment about Naboo just seals it…

      • November 28, 2015 at 12:52 am
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        I never mixed the two, but when TPM came out Mc Gregor’s accent confused me on that one, also I was like 11 when I first saw Episode I and English is not my native language despite me being proficient at it. Also I don’t like Star Trek. Also, what is wrong with me thinking Naboo being closer to the Core?

        • November 28, 2015 at 1:00 am
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          Just a bit discriminating, I mean why must you assume all the upper middle class planets are close to the core?

          • November 29, 2015 at 1:09 pm
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            Well if it is discriminating then it doesn’t come from me, Lucas gave me that impression. Dagobah is nothing but wildlife with a hutt in the middle, geonosis is a bug planet with what western orientalists would call “primitive” techinolgy (sticks and stones), Tatooine only gets mostly illefally imported goods from other planets while people live as slaves if they are lucky enough, Endor is full of small bearlike creatures that apparently live in primitive treehouses that can be used for guerilla fighthing against superior war machines. Felucia is also without a civilization to my knowledge. Finally Utapau has enough technology to sustain droid armies but not defend itself with them which only indicates that it was “primitive” b4 Grievous decided to invade. All these are Outter Rim planets. Tell me now, what Impression should I have when Corellia, Kuat, Coruscant, Hosnian Prime, Ord Mantell are all located in the Core? They all have dense, highly developed communities. Imo? Lucas had the Galaxy built as an expansion zone hwere the farther you go from the Core, the less advanced technologies you get and the more the civilizations there behave “primitive” which is a bad term but let’s use it here.

  • November 27, 2015 at 12:27 am
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    Either they are already stumbling over their own canon or it’s simply not listed.
    OR… it is Ilum transformed!

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:12 am
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      Well, Starkiller Base is hardly the name of a planet, so I’m hoping that it is indeed still Ilum.

  • November 27, 2015 at 1:09 am
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    Pity it’s not Klum

  • November 27, 2015 at 1:37 am
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    star wars maps are bs, have seen so many different ones

  • November 27, 2015 at 2:53 am
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    Where’s Alder…oh wait..

    • November 27, 2015 at 3:40 am
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      Too soon.

  • November 27, 2015 at 3:26 am
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    Oh my . . . . this is kind of blowing my mind. The First Order said screw this we’ve lost 2 death star let’s go to the source.

  • November 27, 2015 at 3:40 am
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    If we won’t get Coruscant, I want to see it’s ghetto equivalent…..Nar Shadaa. Not sure it’s still canon but we never really seen a runne down urban planet yet as even in the prequels Coruscant was pretty upper class.

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:10 am
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      I’d like to see Nar Shadaa as well, but I’m nt expecting it in this movie. More likely one of the sequels or spin offs.

      • November 27, 2015 at 4:13 am
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        I’d be okay if we got a new planet with the same idea of some slum type world with damn dirty aliens everywhere as well as blackjack…..with hookers!

        • November 27, 2015 at 4:30 am
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          As long as we don’t get another Naboo, I’m cool.

          • November 27, 2015 at 4:34 am
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            You know Lucas was out of touch when he said it was a middle class planet when it was full of white hipsters living in a palace playing Ren Fair 24/7. Maybe middle class to a billionaire.

          • November 27, 2015 at 4:38 am
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            How can it be middle class when half of it is ruled by speaking toads?

          • November 27, 2015 at 4:43 am
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            You know what they say about once you go Gungan….

          • November 27, 2015 at 4:47 am
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            Now that is a thought, well, just….no.

          • November 27, 2015 at 4:51 am
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            Everyone experiments in college. Here’s my dirty orange secret…..

          • November 27, 2015 at 4:58 am
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            Jesus, you just made it even worse. ๐Ÿ™

          • November 27, 2015 at 5:02 am
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            You can probably guess why I’m banned from Celebration too…..

          • November 27, 2015 at 5:08 am
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            JUST STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • November 27, 2015 at 5:15 am
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            Three good guesses how Hammerheads got their nickname.

          • November 27, 2015 at 6:22 am
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            I don’t want one good guess.

          • November 27, 2015 at 10:12 pm
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            How about Squid Heads then?

          • November 27, 2015 at 6:02 am
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            Just. So. Wrong.

          • November 27, 2015 at 10:04 pm
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            I was as gentle as Artoo was with The Death Star when they concieved BB-8.

          • November 27, 2015 at 6:14 am
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            Yeah, indeed. I mean, I liked its colonial architecture but I think that was enough. I rather see some more “futuristic” places. Maybe something looking like the old Alderaan (what they’re using for Lothal now on Rebels)

    • November 27, 2015 at 6:26 am
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      I’ve always been confused as to what Nar Shaddaa is – a planet/system? Or [“Floating”] City? Reason why my confusion is because I recall my playing of Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight and the intro cinematic says “Nar Shaddaa – ‘The Vertical City.'”

      But that will always be my vision of the place – that cinematic – and not the versions shown in TFU and KOTOR

      • November 27, 2015 at 1:27 pm
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        It’s a moon orbiting Nal Hutta. Like Coruscant, it’s completely urbanised.

      • November 27, 2015 at 10:15 pm
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        If Coruscant is NYC then Nar Shaadaa is pretty much Detroit. Which is why the two would look totally different. We never really seen any urban ghettos in Star Wars on film yet.

    • November 27, 2015 at 1:26 pm
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      Nar Shaddaa was featured extensively in the Star Wars comic, so it is definitely canon. And Nal Hutta is on this map, so it stands to reason they have plans for it. Maybe not in TFA, but in a spin off for sure (possibly the Han Solo movie?)

      • November 27, 2015 at 10:15 pm
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        That would be great considering it was basically his home in the AC Crispin trilogy which I really loved even though it’s no longer canon anymore.

  • November 27, 2015 at 4:03 am
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    Clearly we need to establish trigger words on this site….

  • November 27, 2015 at 4:09 am
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    The Ilum thing is very interesting. It matches on the SWTOR ship map as well, which was, of course, designed when the EU was still canon.

    I read the other day, and I forgot where now (could have been here), a theory that Snoke is actually a force user from another galaxy. Ilum is in the unknown regions. This is similar to the recent SWTOR storyline which sees the Sith Emperor going into the unknown regions and then coming back with a new empire that is neither Jedi or Sith. Could it be that Snoke is something along these lines, but in reverse? That he has basically manipulating Kylo Ren into believing that he will help the latter’s quest to follow his (possible) grandfather and become a Sith, and that the Sith will rule the SW galaxy was we know it, but with the Snoke puppet-master pulling the strings from afar?

    Just idle speculation of course…

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:15 am
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      I think that was the original idea of the Yuuzhan Ving but much like prequels it went so horribly wrong.

      • November 27, 2015 at 4:32 am
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        I don’t know too much about them. Most of my EU knowledge is the ancient world stuff. But, it was said that these movies might borrow ideas from the EU so maybe Snoke is indeed loosely based on the Vong.

        • November 27, 2015 at 4:42 am
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          Well they did try extra galactic invaders in the original Marvel comic once before. It certainly opens up new ideas, They even attempted time tracel in one but it came off as mostly ridiculous. Those are better left off in Star Trek.

  • November 27, 2015 at 4:11 am
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    After we set up safety zones.

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:12 am
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      Send the Bothans to Gitmo.

      • November 27, 2015 at 4:18 am
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        I love that names we grew up with like Hammerhead, Walrus Man, and Snaggletooth are the Star Wars equivalent terms of racial slurs. I mean it wasn’t until 2002 that we saw a female non-sex worker Twi’Lek.

        • November 27, 2015 at 4:28 am
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          Let’s not even mention the Sandpeople……

          • November 27, 2015 at 4:30 am
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            Tahiri Veila is the Rachel Dolezal of the GFFA.

  • November 27, 2015 at 4:37 am
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    I find it interesting that Rakatan Prime is on the map. If this map is the new canon map, that would mean the events of KOTOR are canon. Maybe Snoke is a Rakata?

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:46 am
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      It was suggested at Celebration that SWTOR is no longer canon, but it has since been said that they’re not sure and it may be something potentially in between since the game continues. What the hell that’s meant to mean is anyone’s guess. But I would assume that if SWTOR occupys that middle ground, KOTOR may as well. That said, the use of a planet name doesn’t necessarily canonise the whole thing.

    • November 27, 2015 at 5:01 am
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      Lucasfilm said that they would be puling elemnts from the EU after they de-canonized it. Rakatan Prime being canon doesn’t necessarily make KOTOR canon as well.

    • November 27, 2015 at 7:54 am
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      While Rakata Prime being canon doesn’t make KOTOR canon, it could be a good sign that the basic story could be reintroduced at some point.

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:08 pm
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      Rakatan Prime being canon can just mean someone mentioned it in one of the new canon books. And they do mention a lot of planets!

    • November 27, 2015 at 5:15 pm
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      Snoke is gungan.

  • November 27, 2015 at 4:43 am
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    What happened to the soundtrack article?

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:47 am
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      Nobody listened to it.

      • November 27, 2015 at 4:59 am
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        HA

    • November 27, 2015 at 10:02 am
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      Glad they took it off.

    • November 27, 2015 at 11:56 am
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      Yeah, what’s up with that.

      C’mon SWNN, don’t be dropping the ball now. MSW has been kicking butt lately with their scoops (and the almost-daily articles on TFA), and with many of their spoilers being confirmed via trailers & TV spots and whatnot, there’s not much reason as to not buying what they’re publishing.

      Catch up! Don’t be falling behind MSW now as you’ve gotten this far at this juncture of your tenure as a SW fan site whose main objective is to publish spoilerific rumors and scoops.

  • November 27, 2015 at 4:58 am
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    My biggest problem with most of the EU was how un-star-wars sounding a lot of the character and planet names were. George Lucas has a real knack for coming up with names that roll off the tongue, and these feel right at home.

    • November 27, 2015 at 5:00 am
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      Except for maybe Hosnian Prime. It sounds more like something out of Star Trek or Guardians of the Galaxy.

      • November 27, 2015 at 6:10 am
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        Sounds like Bosnia

      • November 27, 2015 at 4:11 pm
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        Sounds like Dune. Giedi Prime anyone? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • November 27, 2015 at 5:09 am
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      Geonosis certainly does roll of the tongue….along with the sweetcorn and bile….;)

  • November 27, 2015 at 5:38 am
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    Where is mygeeto, Cato nemodia, and kamino?

    • November 27, 2015 at 6:00 am
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      And Rhen Var! (my fave campaign planet from the original SW: Battlefront game!)

    • November 27, 2015 at 6:09 am
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      I would have loved to see Mygeeto on Clone Wars. It was the only location from the Order 66 that wasn’t explored in the Clone Wars the same way Felucia, Cato Neimodia and Saleucami were.

    • November 27, 2015 at 7:50 am
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      All blown up by Death Stars.

    • November 27, 2015 at 3:27 pm
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      Starkiller has been very busy lately

  • November 27, 2015 at 5:58 am
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    The sound of all these new planets are great

  • November 27, 2015 at 10:14 am
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    Sounds like a pretty good theory to me! And I don’t think they are going to mess up with planets from the new canon, there must be a reason for sure!

  • November 27, 2015 at 12:51 pm
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    Not even at least a graveyard marker for Alderaan?
    And where are Kessel and Bestine?
    Was Kuat mentioned in The Clone Wars or Rebels? According to the Star Wars model makers the “big Corellian ships” mentioned by Solo were the Imperial aka Corellian Cruisers. But while working on the Corellian Cruiser the model makers referred to it as Star Destroyer and that was the name that eventually stuck with it.
    So the map suggests that big Corellian ships are actually built on Kuat.

  • November 27, 2015 at 1:37 pm
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    SPOILER (possibly):

    The first line said in the movie… Finn says this to a fellow Stormtrooper as their troop transport departs from a Star Destroyer and descends upon Jaaku:

    FINN: This. I have a bad feeling about.

    ———-

    HAN: Please, son, don’t do this! I’m sorry you were taken away from us!

    KYLO: I have no father.

    Kills Han with his cross-saber.

    CHEWIE (angrily): Raaaaaawwwwwwr!!!

    The music SWELLS MELODRAMATICALLY as Chewie fires his bowcaster, but Kylo deflects its bolts.

    AUDIENCE: WTF?

    ———-

    REY: Are you my father?

    LUKE: Yes.

    REY: Then why did you put me on Jaaku?

    LUKE: For your own safety.

    REY: But WHY?

    LUKE: I’ll explain everything in the next movie. Patience.

    AUDIENCE: ๐Ÿ˜

    • November 27, 2015 at 3:27 pm
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      Rey: You killed my father!

      Kylo: No, I am your father!

      Rey: Alright this is ridiculous, you’re like 27, don’t you think that the Vader fanboy thing have gone a little too far?

      Kylo: Never crossed my mind. *kills Han*

      • November 27, 2015 at 3:59 pm
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        Kylo: Daddy join me and lets rule the galaxy with the phantom of grandad…
        Luke: Come on Kylo, behave, relax, chill, I know some ewoks, big parties, fire works!

    • November 27, 2015 at 5:14 pm
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      If Luke is Rey’s father then that means Ep8 will be about finding Mara Jade. It has to be whilst fighting Darth Jar Jar…I mean Snookie.

  • November 27, 2015 at 4:01 pm
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    Where’s Lothal? or Grael.

    • November 27, 2015 at 4:19 pm
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      I was wondering about that, too. Unless I’m mistaken there are various EU invented planets on the map, but various “real” or “(old and new) canon” ones are missing. Odd.

    • November 28, 2015 at 1:04 am
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      Someone erased them from the archive? OMG! SOMEONE ERASED THEM FROM THE ARCHIVE! 10,000 Jedi and we never thought about changing the password to the archive…

  • November 27, 2015 at 9:12 pm
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    Holy crap I think they nailed it. The Death Star was powered by a Kyber Crystal was it not? Ilum was one of the only sources for those crystals so it makes sense that they use it for the new weapon. Perhaps it’s core is dense with them? That’s some good sleuthing!

  • November 27, 2015 at 10:21 pm
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    Just like all the Midichlorians I just injected Yaddle with.

    • November 28, 2015 at 12:41 am
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      And there we go… if midichlorians are “microscopic life forms” then A) clone them? and B) farm them? to get to C) inject them? (Performance Enhanced Jedi anyone?)

      • November 28, 2015 at 12:55 am
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        Mine’s not microscopic at all, I just came out of the pool.

  • November 28, 2015 at 1:26 am
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    Chestnut or chestnuts?

  • December 12, 2015 at 11:20 pm
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    Notice that Rakata Prime was included on the map, which suggests strongly that KOTOR is essentially canon.

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