“You little womp rat ” — The Mandalorian in the fourth episode, “Sanctuary,” refers to Baby Yoda as a “little womp rat ,” recalling the Tatooine creatures mentioned by Luke Skywalker in A New Hope. “I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home,” Luke says during the briefing scene.
Womp rats were large, omnivorous rodents native to Tatooine, widely considered to be pests. They were slightly larger than two meters in size. There were three species of womp rats : ones that lived in Beggar’s Canyon, ones that lived in the Jundland Wastes, and swamp womp rats .
It was not unheard of for people to have domesticated womp rats as pets. Luke Skywalker and his friends, including Biggs Darklighter , used to “bullseye” womp rats while flying T-16 Skyhoppers with stun blasts for fun and for target practice.
Native to Tatooine, the womp rat evolved to withstand harsh desert climates. A breed of rodent, they were considered hairy, monstrous pests. They had lumpish, gray skin with tufts of spiky black hair running along their backs. They moved on four legs tipped with three-clawed paws, and had long tails and ears.
Boba Fett was a Mandalorian warrior and bounty hunter. He was the only unaltered clone of the famed Jango Fett, created in 32 BBY as unit A0050, one of the first of many Fett replicas designed to become part of the Grand Army of the Republic, and was raised as Jango’s son.
Jango Fett was a Mandalorian human male bounty hunter and the clone template of the Grand Army of the Republic.
“The Mandalorian” takes place after the fall of the Empire but before the rise of Kylo Ren and the First Order in “The Force Awakens.” As such, the timeline doesn’t support the notion that our collective bundle of joy is the actual Yoda, who dies — at 900 years old — in “The Return of the Jedi.”
The Jedi Master Yoda was the best-known member of a species whose true name is not recorded. Known in some sources simply as Yoda’s species, this species of small carnivorous humanoids produced several well-known members of the Jedi Order during the time of the Galactic Republic.
The krayt dragon was a large carnivorous reptile native to Tatooine. They are extinct, Obi-Wan imitated the hunting cry of a Krayt dragon to scare away the sand people. The artificial skeleton used for A New Hope was left in the Tunisian desert after filming and still lies there.
As for their physical appearance, they seem to be relatively near-human. They are upright with arms and legs, proportioned to the point that Darth Revan and his companions could steal their clothing to disguise themselves. They have grayish skintones with a short feline- like muzzle and dark eyes. Similar to Jawas.
George Lucas used Death Valley National Park in California to shoot scenes of the desert planet Tatooine in A New Hope. He used the area between the Mojave Desert and the Sierra Nevada for the scene where Obi-Wan Kenobi meets Luke Skywalker, R2-D2 and C-3PO for the first time.
The Mandalorian’s debut season is said to take place five years after 1983’s Return of the Jedi. This confirms that the time period is 9 ABY (after the Battle of Yavin). Based on Din’s predicted birth date range, his age would come down to 36 to 38 -years-old when the bounty hunter is introduced in the series.
Toro Calican was a human male bounty hunter during the time of the New Republic. Looking to get into the Bounty Hunters’ Guild, Calican took a job to find the assassin Fennec Shand on Tatooine. He encountered the bounty hunter Din Djarin in the Mos Eisley Cantina, seeking assistance with the job.
Spotchka was a beverage that could be created from the creatures known as krill. Klatooinian raiders who often attacked the village stole the krill from the farmers, brewing their own spotchka .
In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda is about 900 years old . (“When 900 years old , you reach… look as good, you will not!”) That means he’s the same age when he dies shortly after training Luke.