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Old 05-11-2019, 09:44 PM
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Star Wars nerds, help!


That place with the Ewoks, the forest moon of Endor.

Is it:

A) endor is the name of said moon that has a forest and ewoks?

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B) the moon that has ewoks and forests that orbits the planet named endor?

Thank you for solving this extremely important mystery. (Need answer fast, lest I stop caring)
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I recall it being referred to as "the forest moon of Endor", but apparently both the moon and the planet it orbits are called Endor:
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Endor (also known as the Forest Moon of Endor or the Sanctuary Moon) was a small forested moon that orbited the Outer Rim planet of the same name and was the homeworld of the sentient Dulok, Ewok, and Yuzzum species, as well as the semi-sentient Gorax and Wistie races.
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I recall it being referred to as "the forest moon of Endor", but apparently both the moon and the planet it orbits are called Endor:
Ah. Well shit. Who wins the beer then?
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lol its a tie ya buy each other a round
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lol its a tie ya buy each other a round
Done and done! Cheers!
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No, no, no, that makes ZERO sense. If someone decided to call our moon "Earth", it'd be awkward and idiotic.

Or vice versa... here's a poem for Earth Day, excuse me "Moon" Day:

The moon is the planet given to us by God to live on.
Despite what scientists might have us believe, it is the only
planet in our solar system that humanity can comfortably inhabit.

The moon is a paradise for the creatures that live on it.
Every species on the moon has its place in the circle of life.
Human beings need food, clothing, shelter to survive.
All of these are provided in ample supply on God's green moon...
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No, no, no, that makes ZERO sense. If someone decided to call our moon "Earth", it'd be awkward and idiotic.

Or vice versa... here's a poem for Earth Day, excuse me "Moon" Day:

The moon is the planet given to us by God to live on.
Despite what scientists might have us believe, it is the only
planet in our solar system that humanity can comfortably inhabit.

The moon is a paradise for the creatures that live on it.
Every species on the moon has its place in the circle of life.
Human beings need food, clothing, shelter to survive.
All of these are provided in ample supply on God's green moon...
I agree, but I'm not exactly expecting anything with ewoks to make sense.
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No, no, no, that makes ZERO sense. If someone decided to call our moon "Earth", it'd be awkward and idiotic.

Or vice versa... here's a poem for Earth Day, excuse me "Moon" Day:

The moon is the planet given to us by God to live on.
Despite what scientists might have us believe, it is the only
planet in our solar system that humanity can comfortably inhabit.

The moon is a paradise for the creatures that live on it.
Every species on the moon has its place in the circle of life.
Human beings need food, clothing, shelter to survive.
All of these are provided in ample supply on God's green moon...
You think that's bad, the (moon) Endor orbits the (planet) Endor, which has two suns - Endor I and Endor II.
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You think that's bad, the (moon) Endor orbits the (planet) Endor, which has two suns - Endor I and Endor II.
That's some lazy writing.
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Yeah, that's as awkward and idiotic as giving a city the same name as a state.
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Is the capital city Endor City of the Endor province?

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And here's the real kicker: The name of the Galaxy? You know, the one far, far away? Where it all takes place?



Missouri.
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I would have been happy with the moon being called Endor (referred to as a sanctuary moon), and the planet (a gas giant, so you can't live on it) called something else. But back when these things were being figured out, the dark times, non-canonical sources such as the folks writing the role playing game, West End Games, made some of these decisions somewhat arbitrarily, and they sadly still stick around.
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You think that's bad, the (moon) Endor orbits the (planet) Endor, which has two suns - Endor I and Endor II.
If you squint and assume that, rather than proper names, the designations are part of a cataloguing system, it almost makes sense. Two suns, some uninhabitable planets and smaller bodies, and one inhabitable moon that's referred to as a "Sanctuary Moon" (possibly indicating that it was placed off-limits to development by the Republic at some point to protect the native developing sapients). No one bothered to give the celestial bodies in the system names, they just numbered them.

Later, when the Empire started their little project in the system and people started needing to talk about the body where the Imperials had their base, they just used the system name for it, dropping the catalog number because there was only one body of interest in the system. "Forest moon" might be less a clarification of location than a quick summary of local conditions.
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FWIW the original RotJ Novelization said the gas giant was called Endor and the location of the shield generator and Ewoks (a word incidentally never said once in the movie) was a moon of Endor.

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You think that's bad, the (moon) Endor orbits the (planet) Endor, which has two suns - Endor I and Endor II.
Nah, then it'd be a desert, like Tatooine.
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On a related note:

https://www.theforce.net/swtc/holocaust.html
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.p...EndorHolocaust
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