A turban-wearing, pipe-smoking Sarkan known as Melas attended Chalmun's Cantina in Mos Eisley when Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first met Han Solo and Chewbacca. At the time of the New Republic's emergence, a Sarkan named Vinthar was part of Eleodie Maracavanya's pirate crew.
Behind the scenesEdit
A Sarkan first appeared as a puppet shot and edited into the cantina footage for the Special Edition of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope in 1997. The new creature, Melas, replaced the Defel Arleil Schous. The Sarkan puppet was actually the same puppet used for Ketwol the Pacithhip, except turned around: the back of Ketwol's head became the Sarkan' face, while Ketwol's trunk and tusks were concealed by the Sarkan's turban.
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance) (Post-1997 releases only)
- Aftermath: Life Debt (First identified as Sarkan)