But…huh? Ok, let’s rewind a bit. At Celebration V, a well known Star Wars Convention, Jon Stewart was given the opportunity to interview George Lucas and the topic of Obi-Wan’s home planet came into question. The Almighty George Lucas, laughed at the question and jokingly said that Obi-Wan “Stewjon”, a mash of Stewart’s first and last name. Yet this statement made in jest, became reality and as you can see below on Obi-Wan’s Clone Wars trading card, he is from “Stewjon”.
While some Star Wars purists, may get their panties in a bunch and say that George Lucas is once again practicing his creative freedom on the canon by making him from this made up planet instead of the well-known Coruscant. Let’s take a step back and remember who the heck we are talking about. George Lucas has many a time added to the canon as he goes along, and in certain cases ( Star Wars: The Force Unleashed) retraced his steps and tweaked things so that made some sort of sense. Of course, the lesson learned at the end of the day when it comes to this new trivia added to the Star Wars Universe is that if you make a good impresssion on George Lucas, you could have a Jedi’s Homeworld named after you.
So top drawer Jon Stewart…Top Drawer!
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