- "Oh, I told you it was dangerous here!"
Endor (also known as the Forest Moon of Endor or the Sanctuary Moon) was a small forested moon that orbited the Outer Rim planet of the same name and was the homeworld of the sentient Dulok, Ewok, and Yuzzum species, as well as the semi-sentient Gorax and Wistie races.
Endor was approximately 4,900 km in diameter and 43,300 light-years from the Galactic Core. The moon was covered in dense woodlands, tall mountains, and savannas, and home to the sentient Ewok, Dulok, and Yuzzum species. It contained a breathable atmosphere to humans and 8% surface water. It had two suns, Endor I and Endor II.
Sometime during the reign of the Galactic Empire, the Empire established an outpost on the moon that included a shield generator complex to protect the incomplete second Death Star in orbit of the moon. In order to make way for the complex, an Ewok village was razed by Imperial troops, leading to strained Imperial—Ewok relations. As a result of the repulsorlift field emitted by the SLD-26 planetary shield generator to keep the Death Star in a stationary orbit, Endor was prone to earthquakes, tidal imbalances, and other geological disturbances.
The moon was later the site of the monumental Battle of Endor that saw combat between the Alliance to Restore the Republic and its Ewok allies against Imperial forces who were attempting to protect the shield generator and prevent the Alliance from destroying its superweapon in orbit. After fierce combat on the forest moon, the Rebel Alliance managed not only to destroy the shield generator complex, but also the second Death Star. With the destruction of the Empire's dreaded battle station and the death of Galactic Emperor Palpatine and his enforcer, Darth Vader, the Rebels and Ewoks held a victory celebration on the moon, one of many across the galaxy. The Rebels set up shields and tractor beams to protect the moon from debris from the destroyed space station. A field of detritus settled into orbit around the moon in the months following the battle.
Behind the scenesEdit
Endor made its first appearance in the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. The scenes of the forest moon were filmed in the giant redwood forests of northern California, in particular Tall Trees Redwood Grove and other forests near the remote town of Smith River.
The speeder bike chase was filmed at the Owen R. Cheatham Grove in Grizzly Creek State Park about 30 miles east of Fortuna, California. Most of the other location scenes for Endor were filmed in Stout Grove, part of Jedidah Smith Redwods State Park, 5 miles east of Crescent City, California, near the Tolowa village Hiouchi. Scenes requiring explosions were shot on private logging company land in the vicinity because the trees were scheduled to be logged and the State Park would not allow damage to their trees.
- Star Wars: Galactic Defense
- Star Wars: Force Arena
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- "Intermission, Part I"—Star Wars Adventures 12 (Picture only)
- Lost Stars
- Lost Stars webcomic
- Forces of Destiny: The Leia Chronicles
- Star Wars Rebels – "Family Reunion – and Farewell" (Mentioned only)
- The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear! (Mentioned only)
- Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – "Stormtroopers vs. Rebels – Soldiers of the Galactic Empire"
- Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – "Princess Leia – The Rescue"
- The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight
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- A Leader Named Leia
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- Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi junior novelization
- Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Read-Along Storybook and CD
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- Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – "Ewok Escape"
- Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – "An Imperial Feast"
- "Blade Squadron"—Star Wars Insider 149–150
- "The Levers of Power"—The Rise of the Empire
- Shattered Empire, Part I
- Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – "Traps and Tribulations"
- Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – "Chopper and Friends"
- "Turning Point"—Star Wars Insider 169 (Mentioned only)
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ Lost Stars
- ↑ Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- ↑ Last Shot
- ↑ Shattered Empire, Part I
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Star Wars: Complete Locations
- ↑ Tales from Vader's Castle 4: Night of the Gorax
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Star Wars Battlefront II
- ↑ Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – "An Imperial Feast"
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Defense
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Aftermath
- ↑ Star Wars: Alien Archive - Species Guide
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Star Wars Battlefront
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
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- ↑ Grizzly Creek State Park Visitor Center signage.
- ↑ The Making of Return of the Jedi