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Old 11-27-2017, 11:42 AM   #1
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Just noticed the post on wdwmagic concerning the new mission in Star Tours to the planet Batuu featured in the Star Wars area under construction.

In an official description from Imagineering, "This remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel."

Yes this is just fiction-for-fun, but surely they could come up with a backstory that almost makes sense. "Sub-lightspeed trade" is just silly -- even between relatively close stars trips would take decades or centuries. This is right up there with the Millennium Falcon making the Kessel run in 12 parsecs!
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:02 PM   #2
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Just noticed the post on wdwmagic concerning the new mission in Star Tours to the planet Batuu featured in the Star Wars area under construction.

In an official description from Imagineering, "This remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel."

Yes this is just fiction-for-fun, but surely they could come up with a backstory that almost makes sense. "Sub-lightspeed trade" is just silly -- even between relatively close stars trips would take decades or centuries.
Planets on the outer rim are relatively close. They are mostly mining colonies that trade with one another. There is a very large number of them already included in canon, including Tatooine and Scarif (Rogue One). The animated Star Wars series, both Clone Wars and Rebels, deal heavily with the Outer Rim and these planets because the minerals needed to build the Death Star, particularly Doonium (hull), Dolovite (shielding), and Kyber crystals (weapons), came from there. And the Death Star itself was built above Geonosis, an Outer Rim planet featured in Episode II. So it wouldn't be unexpected for Disney to set Galaxy's Edge in this region. They didn't just make it up for the planet, they included Batuu in what they have already heavily established.

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