Biography[edit | edit source]
A Tusken leader, URoRRuR'R'R was very adept at marksmanship and hunting, and also excellent in hand-to-hand combat with the traditional gaderffii. Unlike most Tuskens, he was not intimidated by machines and had no fear of approaching them. He acquired his hunting rifle, an important status symbol in Tusken culture, by scavenging it from the wreckage of a downed starship near Anchorhead. His group raided moisture farms for water and parts and roamed the Jundland Wastes, preying on unsuspecting travelers.
After Luke Skywalker had C-3PO stop his landspeeder, and as they searched for the errant astromech droid R2-D2, URoRRuR'R'R sprung upon Luke with a vicious bellow, knocking the youth unconscious. As URoRRuR'R'R and his followers were beginning to strip Skywalker's vehicle for parts, Obi-Wan Kenobi showed up, expertly mimicking the call of a krayt dragon. As intended, this unsettled the Tuskens and caused them to flee the scene. However, as Kenobi warned his soon-to-be apprentice Luke, the Sand People would not remain cowed for very long.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
URoRRuR'R'R was played by stunt coordinator Peter Diamond, who was the only stunt person on location in Tunisia. As shown in the documentary Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy, Diamond actually only held aloft his gaffi stick once. Editors Paul Hirsch and Richard Chew rewound and repeated this shot several times to make it seem as if he rocked it back and forth in triumph. The famous bellow was then added by Ben Burtt, fashioned from donkey brays.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Non-canonical appearance)
- Luke's Fate
- Star Wars Journal: The Fight for Justice
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope junior novel
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Non-canonical appearance)
- Star Wars 1
- Star Wars Droids 6: Star Wars According to the Droids, Book I
- Star Wars 2: Six Against the Galaxy
- The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi
Sources[edit | edit source]
- (Picture only)
- (Picture only)
- The Complete Star Wars Trilogy Scrapbook (Picture only)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – A New Hope Limited (Card: URoRRuR'R'R)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – A New Hope Limited (Card: URoRRuR'R'R's Hunting Rifle)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Special Edition Limited (Card: RR'uruurrr)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Special Edition Limited (Card: URoRRuR'R'R's Bantha)
- C-3PO: Tales of the Golden Droid
- Star Wars Trading Card Game - A New Hope (TCG) (Card: )
- Ultimate Alien Anthology
- Galaxy's Most Wanted: Scourge of the Desert"—Star Wars Gamer 7 "
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: URoRRuR'R'R (★))
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: URoRRuR'R'R (★★★))