I try to keep my ear to the ground for any Star Wars related news, so when this behind-the-scenes video was released for the new Star Wars movie, I was over the moon.
I’ve watched it several times and paused it in multiple places to try and get a better look at all of the cool stuff.
One little thing in particular stood out though (poorly done screen grab by me):
THISISADORABLEANDINEEDONENOW, I thought to myself, completely reasonably.
A quick duck over to wookiepedia, and I found out these adorable little puffin/penguin/marmoset creatures are called porgs. (Their babies are called porglets – gah!) They are force-sensitive creatures that live on Ahch-To, the island where Luke is holed up at the end of The Force Awakens.
The porg in the screen grab above is animatronic – the hand belongs to someone working behind-the-scenes. Also, thank you for including the hand, Star Wars people, so that I know how big a porg is.
Well, I don’t know if these little guys are featured in one throw-away shot in the movie or if they have a bigger part to play – IT DOESN’T MATTER – I must be accompanied by one when I see the movie in December.
So, here is my porg, based on the screen grabs from the video.
I’m not sure what their feet look like (I’ve seen some production sketches as well, so that gave me a little more info) so I based the feet off of a puffin’s.
I’m ready for December!