Disney+ gives us a look at some of the amazing planets in the world of “Star Wars” with the “Star Wars: Biomes” special. This 18 minute video gives a flyover of what the fictional planets would look like if they existed. We get to see Hoth, Tattooine, Sorgan, Crait, Mustafar and Ahch-To. The selection allows the viewer to see a planet from almost all of the Skywalker Saga films as well as “Rogue One” and “The Mandalorian.”
This special provided a calming influence for me personally. As I write this, it’s been a rough day and things that can help call the nerves while providing a visually stunning landscape are welcome. Much like Zenimation and the Sunrise Series, we get to see beautiful works of art while it helps me readjust mentally. This is perfect for the Star Wars fan who needs a calming influence no matter what they may be dealing with.
If I had to pick, I think the my favorite, visually, was the images of Mustafar. It brought back memories of “Revenge of the Sith” and “Rogue One,” two of my favorite “Star Wars” films. Seeing the lava against the mountainous backgrounds was amazingly beautiful. Plus, I loved seeing the place Darth Vader called home in between the events of “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope.” My only complaint is that we didn’t see the high ground where Obi-Wan defeated Anakin.
In contrast, my least favorite was probably Crait. It’s a perfectly fine planet with red soil underneath the white ground, but it looks a lot like Hoth if sulfur started being kicked up when people walk. I already have one white planet in Hoth and it provides me with memories of the best “Star Wars” film; “The Empire Strikes Back;” rather than the laziest of the “Star Wars” films; “The Last Jedi.”
I would love to visit almost all of these planets if they existed, but if I had to pick one I would want live on, it would be Sorgan. Hoth would be too cold. Tatooine would be too hot. While, Mustafar is visually stunning, I don’t really want live near anything volcanic. And, while I love the water, there is too much on Ahch-To for my liking.
All in all, I really liked this special. I love “Star Wars” and this helps bring me back to something I love. I hope there’s a volume two with more planets, and moons, from the universe to explore. I’d love to see Naboo, Coruscant, Geonosis, Kamino, Endor, Yavin and any others that were introduced in “The Clone Wars,” “Rebels” or “The Mandalorian.” Specials like this help me both mentally and emotionally and I love being able to tie “Star Wars” to something calming and helpful.
Ranking: 4 stars out of 5
What did you think of “Star Wars: Biomes?”