20Jon Stewart Helped Name Obi-Wan’s Home Planet
To say that the Star Wars universe is vast would be an understatement. The amount of planets that exist within the galaxy is essentially infinite with many major characters hailing from places never spoken in the films or expanded universe material. Take Obi-Wan Kenobi for example, we never
visit his home planet or even hear mention of it, and it wouldn’t be until Jon Stewart asked George Lucas himself about the subject that we would get an answer.
During the 2010 fan convention, Celebration V in Orlando, Florida, comedian and television host, Jon Stewart was given the opportunity to interview the creator of the Star Wars saga himself, George Lucas. When Stewart asked George Lucas what planet Obi-Wan Kenobi was from, the mastermind behind the Star Wars Universe replied, “He comes from the planet Stewjon.”
Now Stewjon, obviously a play on the former host of The Daily Show’s own name may sound like nothing more than a joke, Lucas trying to have a little fun with his fans, but this now seems to be taken as canon. According to the official encyclopedia entry for Obi-Wan Kenobi on StarWars.com, Stewjon is the famed Jedi Knight’s home planet.