Hello, hello! Welcome back, Rebelscum
fans! This week on the site, we’re headed into the jungle planet of Felucia. It’s a tragic site for the Star Wars
universe, as it is the planet where the beloved fan-favorite Jedi Master Aayla Secura meets her end during Order 66. Felucia has a much more important role in the Star Wars
galaxy than you may have realized; it played a major role in The Clone Wars, the Old Republic era, and many storylines in the Expanded Universe. Stay tuned throughout the week for more articles, insights, videos, and information about the best merchandising you’ll want to add to your collection.
Felucia is one of the many planets in Revenge of the Sith
that has been added to the larger Star Wars
canon thanks to the Expanded Universe. Despite playing only a brief role in the film, Felucia made appearances in The Clone Wars, The High Republic, The Old Republic
, and The Force Unleashed
. Read more of our Force Facts!
- Oh my! The Clone Wars antagonist Lok Durd was voiced by George Takei. Takei is best known for his role as Sulu in Star Trek: The Original Series.
- Despite his loss to Aayla in “Defenders of Peace,” Durd survives the battle and reemerges in The Clone Wars spin off novels Stealth and Siege. He attempts to build a biological weapon.
- Although she made her theatrical debut in Attack of the Clone, Aayla was originally conceived for the Republic comic book series. George Lucas liked the character design enough that he decided to include her in the arena battle.
- Lucasfilm employee Amy Allen was given the chance to don Aayla’s blue makeup to play the character in Attack of the Clones, and returned for Revenge of the Sith.
- Embo, the bounty hunter that the Jedi teams up with on Felucia, was voiced by none other than Dave Filoni. While Embo is initially an ally to the Jedi, he and Anakin come into conflict in The Clone Wars season six when he attempts to kill Rush Clovis.
- However, Embo’s ally Sugi ends up aiding the Jedi when he is hired by Tarful. Sugi helps the Wookiees rescue Ahsoka and Chewie when they are captured by Trandoshan slavers.
- Hondo Ohnaka actor Jim Cummings is one of the most versatile voice actors working today. He has appeared as characters on Batman: The Animated Series, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Superman: The Animated Series, and Adventure Time among many others.
- Aayla teams up with Barriss Offee and Adi Gallia in the Star Wars: Clone Wars comic book one shot “Reversal of Fortune.”
- Testing the Jedi Code? In some Expanded Universe storylines, Aayla has a brief romantic relationship with her fellow Jedi Master Kit Fisto.
- Aayla Secura is one of the first major Twi’lek characters since the character Oola in Return of the Jedi. Oola actress Femi Taylor reprised her original role during the extensive new sequences shot for the 1997 Special Editions of the original trilogy that were theatrically re-released.
What do you think, Rebelscum
fans? Is Felucia one of your favorite planets? Which Star Wars
planet would be your dream destination? Let us know in the forums
, and as always, may the Force be with you!
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