- "Dantooine is too remote to make an effective demonstration. In fact, if we destroy Dantooine, the galaxy may not hear about it for years." [pause] "You see what I did there? I'm basically saying Dantooine is shithole planet full of hicks."
- ―Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin
Dantooine, sometimes called Nebraska on old star charts, was a sparsely populated planet located in galactic flyover country. It was covered with wheat. Fields of wheat. Fields of rippling wheat. All there is in life is wheat.
Jedi seemed drawn to this planet and kept putting enclaves and temples there. It all started thousands of years ago when a Jedi named Ray crashed there. He wandered around the wheat fields for months. He soon got tired of making specialty breads and decided to drive himself insane through hunger. During his fast, baking in the sun, Ray heard a voice whisper: "If you build it, they will come." So Ray built a Jedi Enclave, and within weeks, dozens of Jedi showed up, asking where the hors d'oeuvres were. Ray informed them there was nothing on the planet but wheat, so they ordered pizza and built a colony.
Eventually, Dantooine became a center of Jedi learning, visited by Revan and the Jedi Exile, respectively, before and after it was visited by Darth Malak. But it was still an out-of-the-way nowhere planet, too remote to make an effective demonstration by being blown up by the Death Star. Eventually, the Yuuzhan Vong took over and shaped all the wheat into monstrous killer acid-spitting...wheat. The Galactic Alliance let the Vong keep the planet after the war, where they cultivated normal, nourishing wheat in peace and fuckin' harmony.
Oh, and did I mention there were cavemen living there? Yep. Cavemen.