The recent expansion of Star Wars on the big and small screens has given us an enticing look at a larger world. The Mandalorian in particular has Din Djarin dragging his new baby friend to a variety of worlds old and new, while Rey and her resistance chums barely touch down on familiar ground (until The Rise of Skywalker…).
This collection of brave new worlds has thrown open the galaxy like nothing before, and it makes our central question of Where in the Star Wars universe would you like to live? a lot harder.
Ask yourself – would you be more at home trudging through the icy wastes of Hoth, or do you truly belong with Lando Calrissian in the clouds? Are you a fortificationphile – ready to nestle up next to the fire with Darth Vader in his castle (which you can do anywhere as Mustafar is almost completely all smoke and flames), or maybe you’re one of the adventurous types for whom a morning run on the beaches of Kashyyyk with the dog is just the ticket.
It’s a awe-inspiring mix of celestial bodies. There are planets of toxic gas, lush forest worlds with a million species co-existing, there are grand and ancient palaces overlooking furious waterfalls, desolate plains secreting rebel bases. All of them homely in their own way. So, which one would you choose?
It’s an obvious choice for some, (I’d go for Coruscant with an Endor timeshare), but if you’re mentally propelling yourselves across the various planets in the galaxy far, far away trying to find the perfect fit then we’ve got just the thing for you.
Betway insider sat down with Star Wars expert Matt Hudson, who co-hosts the Star Wars Sessions podcast, to find out the pros and cons of the most famous Star Wars worlds.
Here’s a little taster from the full article, which you can read here.
Matt Hudson’s comments on each planet are well worth reading. He can be cutting: “I see no reason why you’d ever want to live on Hoth,“; frugal: “The downside is that it looks like a pint would be quite overpriced in Naboo. You’re not getting away with anything under a fiver,”; or pragmatic: “(About Mustafar) – Darth Vader’s castle’s there, and if he’s there as well, you’re dead.” Our favourite is the decision to give Alderaan, home of Princess Leia, both a Pre- and Post-explosion rating. Hard to argue with either one, to be honest.
There’s lots of fun to be had here, and there are opinions present which may well swing your decision. Whatever planet you end up choosing, you can be sure that as long as there’s blue milk on tap and a decent cantina to catch the latest in Jizz music – you’ll be set.