12 Facts About Alderaan


Alderaan is a fictional planet featured in the Star Wars franchise.

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Star Wars author George Lucas included a planet called Alderaan in early treatments; in The Star Wars, Alderaan is a city-planet and the capital planet of the galaxy .

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In Lucas's 1975 draft, Adventures of the Starkiller as taken from the Journal of the Whills, Saga I: The Star Wars, the capital planet of Alderaan is described as a floating city in the clouds, "suspended in a sea of cirrus methane".

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In Lucas's third draft, the Imperial City of Alderaan has become the home world of the Sith Lords, and Darth Vader holds Princess Leia captive here.

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Alderaan was originally featured in the first film, Star Wars, released in 1977.

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Alderaan appears in a later scene in the film, but is only shown on-screen in a distant view from space as the Empire's gigantic space station, the Death Star, moves into orbit around the planet.

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Destruction of Alderaan meant that it was not depicted in subsequent Star Wars films until the series of prequel films was produced.

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Planet is not featured in the 2016 film Rogue One, but the character Bail Organa makes an appearance, stating that he will return to Alderaan to wait for his daughter, Leia, to bring the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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Alderaan is mentioned frequently and serves as a location in several works in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the collection of books, comics and other material considered outside official canon, now branded Star Wars Legends.

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In various stories, Alderaan is presented as the home of the characters Tycho Celchu, and of Ulic Qel Droma who fought in the Great Sith War in 4000 BBY.

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Alderaan is featured in a 1991 role-playing game, Graveyard of Alderaan .

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Destruction of Alderaan is considered by some as an artistic depiction of the danger of nuclear weapons during the Cold War and some claim it is used as a example of inadequate political and military action leading to negative effects.

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