Should We Fear The Power Of The Porgs?

Time to talk porgs, the cute diminutive bird-like creatures that inhabit the island of Ahch-To along with Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi. Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo shared some details about these new creatures over the summer with director Rian Johnson adding tidbits on the subject not too long after that via Twitter in response to a fan’s plea.

Last month lead Star Wars creature shop designer Neal Scanlan revealed some more information about porgs to Empire Magazine.

Let’s see what porgness Entertainment Weekly has in store for us today and be sure to visit the Related Articles section located at the bottom of this post for more EW coverage of Episode VIII.

As Star Wars fans are now well aware, the porgs are a kind of alien hamster-penguin that inhabit an island on Ahch-To that’s the site of the first Jedi temple. One of them – nicknamed “the Chewie porg” – squeals in apparent delight as the Wookie pilots the Millennium Falcon through a crystal cavern.

They not only infest the island, they have taken over Star Wars merchandise. The hot toys this holiday season can be summed up as: porgs, porgs, porgs, porgs, porgs, porgs, porgs, porgs, porgs, porgs, porgs, porgs, porgs, porgs, porgs, porgs.

But are these cuddly creatures as benign as they appear? One star of The Last Jedi suggests caution. One porg is cute. But porgs, porgs, porgs, porgs, porgs, porgs may be perilous.