The Vuutun Palaa was a Lucrehulk-class Battleship that served as part of the Trade Federation in the capacity of a droid-controlling vessel during the Invasion of Naboo, where it was at the heart of the Federation blockade. It was destroyed by Anakin Skywalker during the Battle of Naboo.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Vuutun Palaa first appeared in 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Unnamed in the film, the battleship was named Vuutun Palaa in the 2012 Star Wars Legends reference book The Essential Guide to Warfare. The name was brought back to canon with the release of the 2018 reference book Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles.
In the DVD commentary of The Phantom Menace, it was revealed the Vuutun Palaa was portrayed by a physical model, and the battle was rendered using computer graphic effects. The explosion of the central core was filmed using a smaller sphere and then imposing it onto the real sphere.
On page 49 of the 2018 reference book Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition, the Vuutun Palaa was incorrectly referred to as the Saak'ak.
- Queen's Peril (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
- The Phantom Menace Read-Along Storybook and CD
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Plan of Dissent" (Indirect mention only)
- (Indirect mention only)
- Ultimate Star Wars (Picture only)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 13 (Helmets: Naboo Pilot; Helmets: In Pictures; Highlights of the Saga: The Battle for Naboo)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 15 (Databank A-Z: Dooku–Dwarf Spider Droids) (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles (First identified as Vuutun Palaa)
- Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian – "Connections"
- (Picture only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy
- ↑ Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- ↑ The Essential Guide to Warfare
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace DVD commentary
- ↑ Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition