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The Riorians[3] were an insect-like species. One named[1] Loje Nella[2] was present during a performance by the Max Rebo Band at Jabba's Palace in 4 ABY.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Riorians were originally created for the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.[1] The one who appeared in that film was portrayed via a puppet[4] operated by Mike Quinn[5] and given the production nickname "Toadstool Terror" by the creature creators of the Industrial Light & Magic Monster Shop.[4]



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy From A To Z
  3. YouTube Every Alien Species in the Original Trilogy on the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel
  4. 4.0 4.1 SWInsider "Who's Who in Jabba's Palace"—Star Wars Insider 60
  5. Pellegrom, Dennis (2006). Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb). Star Wars Interviews. Archived from the original on January 24, 2018. Retrieved on April 4, 2018. "I have a vague memory of getting inside that Toadstool thing from under the set, too, at one point."
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