“I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, after the second Death Star was blown up. When it was all over, I shuttled down to what was left of Endor. We didn’t find one of ’em, not one stinkin’ hairy Ewok body. The smell, you know that gasoline and burnt hair smell, the whole planet. Smelled like . . . Victory.”
Before Jar Jar came along I think this alternate ending from Ben Hallert would have been the most requested “re-write” of the Star Wars series. I remember walking out of the theater on opening day, listening to all the other fanboys saying things like, “What the hell is an Ewok?” “When did Star Wars get Carebears?” So much hate for the Dark Side to take advantage of.
So many of you are now thinking what about everyone that was on the planet? Don’t worry, Han, Chewie, and Leia ducked into that Imperial bunker and are safe. If you think this was a new idea though, check again. The Star Wars Endor Holocaust site went live back in 1997. The site takes a very “scientific” look at what really should have happened if the Death Star had been destroyed.