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Encyclopedia > Millennium Falcon

The Millennium Falcon is a fictional spacecraft in the Star Wars universe commanded by smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his Wookiee first mate, Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). The highly modified YT-1300 light freighter first appears in a brief cameo in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith on Coruscant and subsequently in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. The Falcon also appears in a variety of Star Wars expanded universe materials, including books, comics, and games. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... This article is about the series. ... Han Solo is a character in the Star Wars universe. ... For the silent film actor, see Harrison Ford (silent film actor). ... Wookiees are a race of hirsute bipeds in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Disambiguation: The rank First Mate also refers to a executive officer The First Mate portrayed in Raiders of the Lost Ark The First Mate (????) is known as Simone Katangas closest companion in the Katanga Anthologies. ... Chewbacca (or Chewie) is a character in the Star Wars universe. ... Peter Mayhew (born May 19, 1944 in Barnes, London, England) is an English actor best known for playing the Wookiee Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... Coruscant (pronounced //)[1] is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... 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. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... Splinter of the Minds Eye, 1978 The Star Wars Expanded Universe (also known as the EU) encompasses all of the officially licensed, fictional background of the Star Wars universe, outside of the six feature films produced by George Lucas. ...

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Origin and design

According to Star Wars creator George Lucas, the Falcon's design is inspired by a hamburger, with the cockpit being an olive on the side.[1] The ship originally had a more elongated appearance, but a vessel called the Eagle with a highly similar look in Space: 1999 prompted Lucas to change the Falcon's design.[1] The original model was modified, re-scaled, and used as Princess Leia's ship Tantive IV.[2] George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... This article is about the food item. ... Left to right: Barbara Bain, Catherine Schell and Martin Landau from Space:1999s second season. ... Her Royal Highness, Princess Leia Organa Solo of Alderaan (born 19 BBY), a fictional character in the Star Wars universe played by actress Carrie Fisher in the films and by Ann Sachs in the 1980s radio drama. ... In the fictional Star Wars saga, the blockade runner Tantive IV, was a Corellian Corvette used by Bail Organa and later his adoptive daughter Leia Organa. ...


The full-scale Millennium Falcon built for The Empire Strikes Back was created in a hangar by Marcon Fabrications in Pembroke Dock, west Wales.[3]. It weighed almost 23 tons and used compressed air hover pads for movement around the set. Half of the Falcon was used for Return of the Jedi's ultimately unused sand-scene sequence after the destruction of Jabba's barge. All other views of the Falcon in Return of the Jedi were matte paintings and models. The full-scale Falcon replica was scrapped at about this time. Pembroke Dock (Welsh: Doc Penfro) is a town in South Pembrokeshire, Wales, lying north of Pembroke at the end of Milford Haven. ... West Wales is the west area of Wales bordered by South Wales to the east. ... Pneumatics, a subsection of an area called fluid power, is the use of pressurized air to effect mechanical motion. ...


Depiction

Han Solo won the Falcon from fellow rogue Lando Calrissian in a game of sabacc.[4] In A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker charter the ship to deliver them, C-3PO, R2-D2, and the stolen Death Star plans to Alderaan. Skywalker appraises the ship as "a piece of junk", but Solo counters by noting that the ship can "make point-five past lightspeed. She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself." The group later conceal themselves in hidden smuggling compartments below the floor after the Falcon is captured by the Death Star. Solo seemingly abandons the Rebels before they attack the Death Star, but his return in the Falcon allows Skywalker to destroy the space station. Lando Calrissian is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... C-3PO (pronounced IPA: []., often shortened to Threepio) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, who appears in both the original Star Wars films and the prequel trilogy. ... R2-D2 (called R2, or Artoo for short), is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... For other uses, see Death Star (disambiguation). ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, Alderaan is the home of Princess Leia, Bail Organa and also, in 4000 BBY, Ulic Qel Droma who fought in the Great Sith War. ...


Solo flies the Falcon, with Chewbacca, Leia, and C-3PO aboard, to elude the Imperial Starfleet in The Empire Strikes Back. They take refuge at Cloud City, where Darth Vader captures Solo and freezes him in carbonite. Calrissian helps the others escape and, at the film's end, he and Chewbacca set out aboard the Falcon to rescue Solo. Calrissian again flies the Falcon during the climax of Return of the Jedi, leading the Rebels' successful attack on the second Death Star. 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. ... For information on this characters appearance in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, see Anakin Skywalker. ...


The Falcon is often connected to the Kessel Run, a pathway from Kessel past the Maw Black Hole Cluster used by smugglers to transport precious Glitterstim spice.[5] Solo in A New Hope brags that the Falcon made the Kessel Run in "less than twelve parsecs", referring to his ability to move the ship closer to the Maw's black holes and therefore cut the distance traveled.[5] On the A New Hope DVD audio commentary, Lucas comments that, in the Star Wars universe, traveling through hyperspace requires careful navigation to avoid stars, planets, asteroids, and other obstacles.[6] Since no long-distance journey can be made in a straight line, the "fastest" ship is the one that can plot the "most direct course", thereby traveling the least distance.[6] Solo's twelve-parsec Kessel Run is depicted in Rebel Dawn by A. C. Crispin.[7] In a Dark Horse Comics issue, "The Kessel Run," the Kessel Run that Solo mentions is a scam that Lando uses to win money back from Solo after losing the Falcon to him. Lando and his friends trick Solo into thinking if he did the Kessel Run quickly, he would gain notoriety among smugglers. Ultimately, it is a scam and a kind of initiation for new smugglers. // Kalakar VI was a volcanic moon of Dromund Kalakar in the Outer Rim. ... Glitterstim spice is a psychoactive substance harvested in the Star Wars universe, with both intoxicating and telepathic effects. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... On a DVD (or laserdisc), an audio commentary is a bonus track consisting of a lecture or comments by one or more speakers, who talk about the movie as it progresses. ... Ann C. Crispin is a science fiction writer and the author of over sixteen published novels. ...


Cultural impact

Joss Whedon credits the Millennium Falcon as one of his two primary inspirations for his short-lived television show Firefly.[8] The Falcon and the Falcon's distinct shape have made appearances in Star Trek: First Contact (for which ILM produced the special effects), Blade Runner,[9] Starship Troopers, and the Star Wars spoof Spaceballs. The ship is referred to in The Simpsons,[10] Hellsing OVA, and Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code. The manga series Berserk includes a "Millennium Falcon" Arc. ILM inserted the Falcon in both Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones[citation needed] and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. A Millennium Falcon toy can be seen in the episode "Something nice back home" of Lost. Joss Hill Whedon (born Joseph Hill Whedon[3] on June 23, 1964 in New York) is an Academy Award-nominated American writer, director, executive producer, and creator of the well-known television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly. ... Firefly is an American science fiction television series created by writer/director Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, under his Mutant Enemy Productions. ... Star Trek: First Contact (Paramount Pictures, 1996; see also 1996 in film), is the eighth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Industrial Light & Magic original logo, designed by Drew Struzan Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a motion picture visual effects company, founded in May 1975 by George Lucas and owned by Lucasfilm Ltd. ... Blade Runner is an influential 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, loosely based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. ... Starship Troopers is a 1997 film directed by Paul Verhoeven, written by Edward Neumeier, and starring Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer and Denise Richards. ... Bold text Spaceballs is a 1987 science fiction parody film co-written, directed by, and starring Mel Brooks. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The term Artemis Fowl may refer to several things. ... Serialized in Young Animal (Hakusensha) Original run 1992 (series), 1990 (volume) – (ongoing) Volumes 31, containing 276 of 291 released episodes TV anime: Berserk (剣風伝奇ベルセルク/KenpÅ« Denki Berserk) Director Naohito Takahashi Studio OLM Network Nippon Television, Animax Original run October 7, 1997 – March 31, 1998 Episodes 25 Video Game (ベルセルク千年帝国の鷹篇/Berserk Millennium Falcon... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... LOST redirects here. ...


Many toys have been made of the Falcon, including a Transformers version of the ship.[11] A LEGO version of the Falcon with over 5,000 pieces was, at the time of its release, the largest LEGO kit in production.[12] Kenner, Hasbro, and Micro Machines have all released Millennium Falcon toys.[citation needed] The Transformers is a line of toys designed and produced by the toy companies Takara and Hasbro. ... For other uses, see Lego (disambiguation). ... Kenner Products was a toy company founded in 1947 by three brothers, Albert, Phillip, and Joseph L. Steiner, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, and was named after the street where the original corporate offices were located. ... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Star Wars: Databank: Millennium Falcon (Behind the Scenes). starwars.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-27.
  2. ^ Peterson, Lorne (2006). Sculpting A Galaxy - Inside the Star Wars Model Shop, 1st ed., San Rafael, California: Insight Editions, pp 2-3. ISBN 1-933784-03-2. 
  3. ^ Towns secret Star Wars history. BBC.
  4. ^ Star Wars: Databank: Millennium Falcon (Expanded Universe). starwars.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-27.
  5. ^ a b Star Wars: Databank: Kessel (Expanded Universe). starwars.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-27.
  6. ^ a b Commentary track on A New Hope DVD
  7. ^ Cripsin, A. C.. Rebel Dawn, Han Solo Trilogy. Bantam. ISBN 0553574175. 
  8. ^ Joss Whedon. (2005). What's in a Firefly.
  9. ^ www.brmovie.com/Locations/Falcon.htm.
  10. ^ www.snpp.com/episodes/AABF06.
  11. ^ Star Wars: Collecting: Till All Are One Millennium Falcon. starwars.com (2006-03-02). Retrieved on 2007-06-28.
  12. ^ Block, Gerry (2007-02-12). Lego Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon Announced. ign.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-28.

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External links

  • Millennium Falcon in the Star Wars Databank
  • Millennium Falcon on Wookieepedia, a Wikia wiki
  • The Millennium Falcon at The World of Star Wars
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Millennium Falcon - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki (4942 words)
Millennium Falcon's destiny as a tool for a small-time smuggling operation was changed when it was chartered by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker in the Mos Eisley Cantina only months later for passage to Alderaan.
Another key element to the Millennium Falcon's speed was its navicomputer, which could locate the quickest route from Point A to Point B while still avoiding obstacles such as star systems and asteroid fields.
The Millennium Falcon was seen docking on Coruscant 19 BBY in Revenge of the Sith.
Millennium Falcon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1271 words)
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.
The Falcon's true strength involves the skill of her crew and her extraordinarily fast supralight speeds, to which no manned vessel is known to compare.
A model of the Millennium Falcon was used to create the top of a skyscraper for a scene in the film Blade Runner, also starring Han Solo actor Harrison Ford.
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