The Supremacy

Snoke’s Ship is the Home World of the First Order

Snoke’s ship The Supremacy is the only mega-class Star Destroyer in existence. The giant wing is 60 kilometers wide, which edges on the side of a mobile space station rather than a capital ship. Unlike the Imperial army that came before them, the First Order has no homeworld, and instead, Snoke chooses to rule from the safety of his colossal spacecraft. The ship was kept a secret from the resistance, hiding in the unknown regions, masking its immense sensor signature by hiding it nearby from highly energetic stars.


The Dreadnought’s Red Lighting

The filmmakers came up with a story reason for the red lighting we see throughout the Dreadnought class ship, The Fulminatrix. Apparently, it is to help the gunnery crews’ night vision as they switch back and forth between targeting scopes and visual scans of the surrounding regions of space.

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You Probably Haven’t Seen What Snoke Really Looks Like, So… Is He Really Dead?

Despite what you may believe, Supreme Leader Snoke (played via performance capture by Andy Serkis) is not a Sith. In fact, not many people have ever met this being (he isn’t even human). He obscures himself from a distance and makes himself unreachable to only a select few such as Hux and Kylo Ren.

The book hints that the Snoke we see in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi might not even be his real body. The book states that “whatever frailties have broken his body are dwarfed by the immense size at which he typically projects his form.” Let the new Snoke theories begin! Is he actually dead? Could Snoke have been be force projecting himself from elsewhere into this being?

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Snoke’s Connection to Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader

Snoke’s ring is etched with glyphs of Dwartii. You might recall a statue in Senator Palpatine’s quarters on Coruscant in the Star Wars prequels that had these same kinds of glyphs on it. The ring features a piece of obsidian from the mines below Darth Vader’s castle on Mustafar, as seen in Rogue One. This doesn’t necessarily mean that Snoke had a personal connection to Darth Vader or Emperor Palpatine, but we do know he has existed since before the rise of the Emperor, and not many people have ever left Mustafar alive.


Who are the Praetorian Guard? Could They be the Knights of Ren?

The Praetorian Guard consists of eight elite sentinels who never leave Supreme Leader Snoke’s presence. Four pairs of guards use the same weapon and were added to Snoke’s security as the last line of defense. The origins and identities of the Praetorian Guards are completely unknown, hidden beneath the all-encompassing uniforms. Their name dates back to the 14th Artisan Emperor of Kitel Phard.

Is it possible that the other students that were trained by Luke Skywalker and defected, known as the Knights of Ren, were turned into this elite security force? It does seem as if this group of warriors were able to hold their own against Rey and Kylo, although if they were Ren’s childhood buddies, maybe we would have seen some more emotion in the battle.

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How the Praetorian Guard Uniforms Deflect Lightsabers

The Praetorian Gaurd wear a layered armor that have a high-tech onion-skin of laminate, impregnated with conductive wirepaths that, once powered, create an intense magnetic field which can deflect blaster fire and even lightsaber hits.

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Rose’s Necklace Represents Home

Kelly Maire Tran’s character Rose Tico and her sister Paige wear necklaces which are a stylized ensign of the Otamok system, representing Hays Minor. As DJ mentions in the film, the jewelry is made of Haysian smelt, a transition metal that is highly conductive.


Rose’s Rebellion Ring

There is even a story behind Rose Tico’s secret decoder ring. According to the book, it is an antique from the Galactic Civil War, where it was once used to show support for the Rebellion in the corridors of the Imperial Senate.


The Creature That Luke Milks

The creatures that Luke milks on Ahch-to are called Thala-Sirens. They are large flippered marine mammals, often found sunning themselves along the rocks of Temple Island on Ahch-To. They produce a nutritious green milk that we see Luke harvest in the film.

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