By Steven Romano Sep 10, 2013
Alderaan is the Empire's Capital
We all know Alderaan as Princess Leia's adoptive homeworld and the one planet to have the distinction of being blown off the map by the Death Star. As such it's pretty neat to see that George Lucas intended Alderaan to be the Galactic Empire's capital in the same vain as its successor, Coruscant. Even wilder is the fact that it, conceptually, served as the basis for Bespin and Cloud City in The Empire Strikes Back.