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Alternate Names: Hem Dazon, T-head
Arcona are from the hot world of Cona. [The Star Wars Chronicles]
Thadd is rarely seen in Ackmena's cantina. In fact, he's rarely
seen at all. He tends to disappear into corners and shadows where
he's out of sight.
In a Lucasfilm memoranda dated September 13, 1978 (just over 2
months before the Holiday Special aired), the Arcona head was
to be given the name "Thadd". Since this name was never
used, and backstory later came up with "Hem Dazon" as
the name of the Arcona seen in A New Hope, it seemed appropriate
that the Arcona seen in the Holiday Special be christened "Thadd"
Hem Dazon had been realized like a hand puppet, operated from
below. Only his head was seen in the film. In the Holiday Special,
the Arcona Thadd appears only for a couple seconds walking through
frame in one particular shot, but in this shot an extra was actually
wearing the mask on his head.