Review: Disney+’s Star Wars Biomes

By: Kiara Jones

Star Wars Biomes was released on May 4, 2021 on Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+. This unexpected TV-G science fiction series is described as, “a virtual vacation to some of the Star Wars films’ most iconic and beloved locations.” In a duration of 18 minutes, it includes the film’s locations of Hoth, Tatoonie and Sorgan. 

It starts off in a snow-like biome. Included in this series are locations, realistic looking creatures and aircrafts. These are seen as the camera proceeds and transitions through the different locations featured. Characters, CP3O and R2D2 are notable in this special as well as Luke Skywalker’s X-34 land speeder.

Star Wars Biomes may be a Star Wars related series but is less action-packed than the films. It is a slower paced special, without a narrator, and includes dramatic music to set the scene with the use of creature sounds and laser shooting sounds. 

With a slower paced style, the time period shown of each location can often tend to feel drawn-out and become dull. Although, with the use of creatures, aircrafts, and sound effects, it makes you feel like you have stepped into the Star Wars galaxy.

This series is for patient Star Wars fanatics searching for a short but complex compilation of locations from the films. As a Star Wars fan, you may be disappointed with the lack of action in the series compared to the movies. But if you do have some free time and want a deeper look into the films’ unique galaxy, this series is for you.