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Tosche Station
Tosche Station
General information
Location

Outside of Anchorhead, Tatooine

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rebellion era

"But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!"
"You can waste time with your friends when your chores are done.
"
―Luke Skywalker and Owen Lars — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

Tosche Station was a power and distribution station located outside the town of Anchorhead on Tatooine. It was the power source of a number of surrounding cities, via dozens of sturdy underground cables. It stocked useful supplies for the local moisture farmers such as power converters. The station also provided services such as vehicle repairs and equipment recharging.

HistoryEdit

Tosche station interior

Inside Tosche Station in 0 BBY.

The station was named after its owner Merl Tosche, who rarely visited. Tosche's frequent absence meant that the station was usually managed by Laze "Fixer" Loneozner. As a result, it became a popular gathering place for local youths such as Luke Skywalker and Biggs Darklighter.

Fixer spent most of his time at Tosche Station working on building an illegal podracer from spare parts, which he then planned to sell in Mos Espa to earn money for his wedding with his girlfriend Camie.

Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, Luke came to Tosche Station to tell Biggs that he saw a battle taking place above Tatooine, and was subsequently ridiculed.

In 1 ABY, wild creatures dug up and damaged the underground power cables, causing a blackout in the city of Bestine. Fixer was forced to hire hunters to destroy the creatures in the area to make way for repairs.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Tosche Station (Insider 35)

The original filming location. Diagram reflects old "Toshi" spelling.

Tosche Station was supposed to appear in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, but was cut from the film. The scene was, however, released in the deleted scenes of the special features of the Blu-Ray release of the original trilogy. The scene shows Luke Skywalker telling his friends, including Biggs Darklighter and Fixer, about a space battle he saw above the planet.

The filming location is locally known as Sidi Jemour, on the Island of Djerba, Tunisia.

In older sources such as the comic Star Wars 31: Return to Tatooine and Star Wars Insider 35 and the original script to Episode 4: A New Hope, it is spelled "Toshi Station."

The station also appears in the training mission in the 2001 video game Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader and the 2003 video game Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike.

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

ITW Tosche Station

Tosche Station cutaway.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Star Wars Galaxies - information from mission terminals

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