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Cloud City is a fictional floating city on Bespin, a planet in the Star Wars universe which appears in the film The Empire Strikes Back. The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... In science fiction, floating cities are settlements that use buoyancy to remain in the atmosphere of a planet. ... Bespin is the planet in The Empire Strikes Back over which the floating city Cloud City hovers suspended by an antigravity pod. ... The exploration of other worlds is one of the most enduring themes of science fiction. ... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ...

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The city floats among the clouds with the aid of repulsorlifts and is home to Lando Calrissian and his aide, Lobot. It is a mining colony used to mine Tibanna gas, which is used for weapons and hyperdrives. Cumulus of fair weather A cloud is a visible mass of condensed droplets or ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere above the surface of the Earth or another planetary body. ... A repulsorlift is an anti-gravity technology in the fictional Star Wars universe, capable of levitating any object to which it is applied. ... Lando Calrissian (born c. ... This is a list of minor characters in the fictional Star Wars universe who are part of the Rebel Alliance. ... A type of gas mined from the planet Bespin and used in the production of starship blasters. ... The bayonet, still used in war as both knife and spearpoint. ... Hyperdrive is a name given to certain methods of traveling faster than light in science fiction. ...


The city is patroled by cloud cars, which escorted the Millennium Falcon on its entrance to Bespin. In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Bespin Cloud Car is responsable for maintaining order in the skies of Cloud City. ... The Millennium Falcon is a starship in the fictional Star Wars universe, piloted by Han Solo and Chewbacca after Solo apparently won it from Lando Calrissian in a high-stakes game of sabacc. ...


Cloud City is the largest of the airborne Tibanna refineries, and it is also unique, doubling as a top-notch vacation resort and entertainment complex. This article is on vacation as time off. ...


Cloud City was originally founded by Corellian eccentric Lord Ecclessis Figg, nearly 2000 years BBY. In the beginning, it was little more than a mining colony but it soon evolved into a cosmopolitan center and a major resort complete with casinos and shops. Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ...


In the bowels of the station, Tibanna is frozen into carbonite blocks for transport, and in the uppermost towers, idle tourists win and lose fortunes in the Royal, Trest, and Pair'O'Dice casinos. The city features a large wind tunnel in the interior that helps protect it from the high velocity winds produced by Bespin's atmosphere. Cloud City has 392 levels.


The city is the setting for the famous line in The Empire Strikes Back in which Darth Vader informs Luke Skywalker that he is Luke's father, which was something Obi-Wan Kenobi had neglected to tell young Skywalker. It is also where Lando Calrissian betrays Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Chewbacca to Darth Vader. Darth Vader (42 BBY – 4 ABY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Luke Skywalker (b. ... A father is traditionally the male parent of a child. ... Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi (57 – 0 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...


After the empire took over Cloud City, the new administrator, Captain Treece, brought back slaving practices causing the Ugnaughts to revolt and overthrow the Empire. This is a list of sentient races from the fictional universe of Star Wars. ...

The floating city of Stratos.
The floating city of Stratos.

Image File history File links Image from Star Trek: The Original Series episode The Cloud Minders ©1969 Paramount Pictures, produced by Gene Roddenberry. ...

Similarity

Cloud City bears a great deal of similarity to one featured in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Cloud Minders", The episode takes place in a floating city named Stratos on planet Ardana. Inhabitants of this planet are divided between the elite class living on the cloud city and the labor-class working in the dangerous mines on the planet's surface. The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... The Cloud Minders is a third season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, and was broadcast on February 28, 1969. ...


See also

Laputa is a fictional place from the book Gullivers Travels by Jonathan Swift. ... Theoretical settlements that use bouyancy to remain in the atmospheres of planets or moons because there is a problem with allowing them to sit on the ground. ... Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift (November 30, 1667 – October 19, 1745) was an weiner writer who is famous for works like Gullivers Travels, A Modest Proposal, and A Tale of a Tub. ... Gulliver Gullivers Travels (1726, amended 1735) is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the travellers tales literary sub-genre. ... In science fiction, floating cities are settlements that use buoyancy to remain in the atmosphere of a planet. ...

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Star Wars: Databank | Cloud City (516 words)
Suspended high among the pastel clouds of Bespin, held aloft by huge repulsorlifts built into its curved frame, is a floating metropolis of sophisticated beauty and political freedom.
Cloud City exists not only as a mining colony, extracting valuable Tibanna gas from the depths of the giant planet, but also as a sanctuary for those trying to escape the turmoil gripping the galaxy.
Following the death of Emperor Palpatine at the Battle of Endor, Cloud City's populace was able to celebrate the return of freedom in the galaxy.
Cloud City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (388 words)
Cloud City is a fictional floating city on Bespin, a planet in the Star Wars universe which appears in the film The Empire Strikes Back.
The city floats among the clouds with the aid of repulsorlifts and is home to Lando Calrissian and his aide, Lobot.
Cloud City is the largest of the airborne Tibanna refineries, and it is also unique, doubling as a top-notch vacation resort and entertainment complex.
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