On this, the 4th of May, we pay homage to the late Peter Mayhew, and everyone’s favorite Wookiee, Chewbacca with an expedition to Chewie’s homeworld: Kashyyyuk.
In every good world-building exercise, there is at least passing mention of the local flora and fauna. The Star Wars universe is no different. Today, we're talking about the plants and plant-like beings of the franchise.
In honor of today being Earth Day, I thought I would share some of my earliest memories of ecology and the need for ecoactivism. Some of you might remember the 1992 film, Fern Gully; some of you likely weren't yet born. I didn't know there was a sub-header for it until I was looking up information again, but it's "The Last Rainforest."
Forewarning to all ye who enter here: Thar be spoilers on this page. So in the event you have somehow not yet read or watched anything of the Potterverse, you have been warned. Let us proceed.
The World Tree, in its many forms, is often depicted with the Overworld, the branches, representing the future, the spirit realm, and sometimes thought and possibility. These are all unknown quantities most of the time and often thought to be subject to change based on current events.
Plants sprout up in the most interesting of locales, like your favorite TV show, book, or even album cover. Here, we will begin to look at the significance, symbolism, and potential for creative license when working with plants.