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Ahsoka Fans Notice Something Disgusting About Her Ship That You Can't Unsee

Like any great "Star Wars" film or series, "Ahsoka" is full of technology that's simultaneously highly advanced and somewhat battered and lived-in. A particularly good example of this is Ahsoka Tano's (Rosario Dawson) iconic T-6 Jedi shuttle, which plays a major part in the show. Though far from the biggest and best ship in the franchise, it's a cozy and capable craft with a layout that makes it immediately recognizable. A key component of its design is its interior main hall, which features a cool dining table area that rises from the floor of the otherwise spacious and unfurnished room as needed. This means the characters can (and very much do) use the space as anything from a hangout space to a workout facility Huyang (David Tennant) and Ahsoka use to get Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) back in the Jedi training game. 

Unfortunately, as comedian Sam Horwitz points out on Instagram, the rising dining table set up in the main hall does have a pretty big flaw. Whenever it's not serving its function, the table is a part of the room's floor ... and the characters keep walking on it and even have combat training on top of it. This doesn't seem particularly hygienic. 

Horwitz's comments on the subject largely come across as observational comedy, but the issue with a slab of floor doubling as a table has been pointed out by a number of other viewers, such as Twitter users @ColtonOgburn, @GoleyNathan, and @dhindes. The "Star Wars" franchise has never really shied away from juxtaposing the protagonists' sandy living conditions and run-down equipment with the antagonist factions' squeaky-clean corridors and polished armor, but the Jedi shuttle's peculiar table setup clearly strikes a nerve with some viewers.  

Star Wars has many potentially disgusting hygiene situations

Ahsoka's table is just one of the many unaddressed potential "Star Wars" hygiene disasters. If Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and The Tribe almost never remove their helmets, imagine how sweaty and disgusting they must be. How does Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) stop his cybernetic hand from becoming a petri dish for exotic bacteria during his primitive, thala-siren-milking exile years on Ahch-To? What sanitary nightmares must Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) go through on a daily basis after getting her gastrointestinal tract replaced by bootleg cyborg parts by a creepy mod artist (Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner) who may or may not be the only person who knows how the setup is maintained? Combine such special cases with the general living conditions on the sort of backwater planets much of the franchise takes place on, and it should be enough to make a "Star Wars" fan grateful that Smell-O-Vision never broke through.

Still, it's worth noting that the "Star Wars" franchise has enough sci-fi cleaning technology up its sleeve to handwave accusations of lacking hygiene, should the need to address the situation arise. In fact, both canon "Star Wars" and the "Legends" wilderness have introduced multiple suitably advanced technologies to keep things more or less clean, so the fact that we don't see Ahsoka with a mop or a vacuum cleaner doesn't necessarily mean that the shuttle's multi-purpose surfaces are full of footprints and gunk. It's possible that the shuttle is equipped with a thermo-static cleaner or the floor of the main hall may have self-cleaning properties, like some of the body gloves "Star Wars" characters tend to wear under their armor. There might even be a small cleaning droid aboard. However, as long as we don't actually see anything to that effect, the uncertainty around this particular T-6 Jedi shuttle feature lingers ... and Ahsoka might want to avoid hosting too many dinner parties.