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Obi-Wan Kenobi Gives Star Wars Fans Something They've Been Waiting 45 Years To See

Contains spoilers for "Obi-Wan Kenobi" Part I

After years of anticipation, "Obi-Wan Kenobi" finally debuted this week on Disney+. The series details the Jedi Master-turned-hermit's happenings between the events of "Revenge of the Sith" and "A New Hope," giving further insight into his time on Tatooine watching over Luke Skywalker. Directed by Deborah Chow, the "Star Wars" series features Ewan McGregor stepping back into the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, a character he first assumed all the way back in 1999's "The Phantom Menace." Joining McGregor is Hayden Christensen, who will finally return as Darth Vader.

Disney+ released the first two episodes of the "Star Wars" series together, giving fans a breathtaking and devastating reintroduction to Obi-Wan. Though reviews are still trickling in, the limited series sports a fresh 88% on Rotten Tomatoes as of this writing. In their review of the first episode, /Film praised the show for showing "Obi-Wan struggle with being the fish out of water in a way he never did in his time as a Jedi," emphasizing that it was "heartbreaking."

Fans have also been vocal about the series, praising it for expanding the "Star Wars" universe the moment it kicked off. In fact, the series has viewers humming with joy as they finally got the chance to see an iconic planet get some much needed screentime.

Star Wars Fans are happy that they finally got to see Alderaan

"Star Wars" fans have been patiently waiting to see Alderaan since the planet was first blown up in 1977's "A New Hope." The home of Princess Leia Organa, Alderaan is best known as a peaceful planet with geography similar to Switzerland's alpine region (via Swiss Info). Viewers first saw the planet's geography briefly at the end of "Revenge of the Sith" but "Obi-Wan Kenobi" served as the first time viewers got to fully experience the planet's culture.

In the first episode of "Obi-Wan Kenobi," we see a young Princess Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair) finding solace and a sense of adventure in the planet's lush forests. Reddit users took to the "Star Wars" subreddit to gush over the first proper look at Alderaan, with u/AdministrationDry783 saying they were taken aback by the planet finally being shown in detail. Another commenter praised the set design and production value in bringing Alderaan to life, saying "That was a hell of a beautiful place. The CGI was great and blended with the sets perfectly. That new full room super HD sound stage room is really paying off."

u/leela_martell discussed how they were happy to see non-sand planets in the series, "I've always wanted to see more of Alderaan! In general [I was] very pleased with the locations of these first two episodes. Lots of non-sand planets."

The detailed look at Alderaan marks a pivotal moment in "Star Wars" history as we finally understand just how beautiful the planet was before it was turned to a clump of rocks at the hand of the Death Star.