Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Star Wars, Wicket the Ewok

Star Wars Postcard
Return of the Jedi

Wicket the Ewok

This is postmarked in 2008 with a 41 cent 'Millennium Falcon' stamp.

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Wicket is played by Warwick Ashley Davis (born 3 February 1970). He was originally cast as an extra Ewok, but when Kenny Baker, who was originally going to be Wicket, fell ill, George Lucas picked Warwick to be the new Wicket after seeing how he carried himself as an Ewok. Davis based his Ewok movements on his dog, who would tilt his head from side to side whenever he saw something strange.

(from Star Wars Wiki)

Wicket Wystri Warrick was an Ewok scout, warrior, and later ruler of Bright Tree Village on the forest moon of Endor. The great-grandson of Erpham Warrick, Wicket was the third son of Deej and Shodu Warrick, following Weechee and Willy, and was the older brother of Winda.

Wicket played an instrumental role in helping the Rebel Alliance defeat the Galactic Empire during the Battle of Endor.
After the death of Chief Chirpa, Wicket Warrick and his bride Kneesaa together ruled over Bright Tree Village.
Star Wars
Millennium Falcon
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