Endor (Star Wars)
The forest moon of Endor
|Star Wars location|
|Created by||George Lucas|
|First appearance||Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi|
|Terrain||Forested, Grassland, Desert (minor), Mountainous, Rivers (shallow)|
History within the Star Wars universe
Endor first appears in Return of the Jedi, in which it is the body in whose orbit the second Death Star is constructed, and is the home of a race of furry aliens called Ewoks. The moon later appears in the Ewok TV movies Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, as well as the animated Marvel Comics series and Star Wars: Ewoks.
In one of the Star Wars Tales comics, an Imperial veteran of Endor refers to the moon being devastated by the impact of falling debris from the Death Star, which was blown up while in orbit around the moon. However, another character dismisses this as a myth, saying that most of the Death Star's mass was obliterated in the explosion, and that the Rebels "took care of the rest."
The Endor film scenes were recorded at Redwood National and State Parks in California, specifically the actual location of the filming was in "Avenue of the Giants" in Humboldt Redwoods State Park.
- "Apocalypse Endor" Star Wars Tales 14 (December 11, 2004), Dark Horse Comics
- "Redwood National and State Parks". Interior Department of the USA. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
- "Guide to California's redwood groves and the tallest trees on Earth". Matador Network. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
- Cavelos, Jeanne (2007). The Science of Star Wars: An Astrophysicist's Independent Examination of Space Travel, Aliens, Planets, and Robots as Portrayed in the Star Wars Films and Books. Macmillan. pp. 29–32. ISBN 978-1-4299-7176-8.