The Last Jedi introduced to some weird and wonderful new creatures, from the wonderful porgs to the slightly weirder Thala-sirens. Luckily, for the Thala-sirens, cuteness is not the only criterion for inclusion in the Star Wars universe. These large marine mammals native to Ahch-To might not be great beauties, but they are apparently a very … Continue reading Turgid, Tumescent Thala-sirens
The crystal foxes, or vulptex, of Crait are a fascinating example of a familiar species combined with a very unfamiliar design element. At first glance they might seem altogether fantastical and unrealistic, but if we look closely we may find similarities to more familiar animals from our planet that may help us understand this galactic … Continue reading Vulptex and Its Amazing Salt-Colored Dreamcoat
Star Wars: Rebels has introduced us to an entire menagerie of new creatures in the galaxy far, far away. There are the cute (lothcats), the majestic (purrgils), and the just plain comedic (puffer pigs), but perhaps no creature has elicited more fan speculation than that of the convor (okay, fine, lothwolves excluded). The convorees (plural … Continue reading The Eye of the Beh-owl-der: Are Convorees Really “Space Owls”?
The real-life counterparts of our favourite galactic fluffball. While porgs tragically do not exist outside of the fictional Star Wars universe (and the Pinewood props department), they do have some real-life counterparts. You might not find any porgs on our planet, but you will see echoes of them in many of our native fauna, and … Continue reading What’s in a porg?