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Encyclopedia > Star Wars Cantina

The Mos Eisley Cantina is a fictional bar (cantina) of the Star Wars universe located in the "pirate city" of Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine. It is the haunt of freight pilots and other dangerous characters of various alien races and contains booths, a bar counter, and some free-standing tables, and sometimes a band of musicians named Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes. A cantina is a spanish word meaning bar. ... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is a science fantasy saga and fictional galaxy created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the 1970s. ... Mos Eisley is a spaceport town on the planet Tatooine in the Star Wars universe. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family, the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction) and one of the most iconic Star Wars planets. ... Figrin Dan and the Modal Nodes is a Jizz Band from the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


Droids are not allowed in the establishment. A droid detector near the front door alerts the management of any entering droid.


It is here that an Aqualish by the name of Ponda Baba attempted to pick a fight with Luke Skywalker, only to have his arm sliced off by Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber. It is also here that Skywalker and Kenobi hired Han Solo and Chewbacca to transport them off Tatooine. Spoiler warning: // The Abyssin inhabit the planet Byss. ... In the Star Wars universe, Ponda Baba was an Aqualish mercenary. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Han Solo (born 29 BBY) is a character in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Chewbacca (or Chewie) (c. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family, the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction) and one of the most iconic Star Wars planets. ...

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Tales from Mos Eisley Cantina

The cantina is first introduced in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope where Skywalker and Kenobi first meet Solo and Chewbacca. 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...


The anthology of intertwined short stories Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina, edited by Kevin J. Anderson, explores the cantina and its clientele further. The book also explores why exactly it is that droids are not allowed. Due to the personal animus towards droids felt by the proprietor, the Wookiee Chalmun, and the bartender Wuher, droids are also not allowed inside. However, the reasons for their bigotry towards droids are quite different. Wuher claims to dislike everyone, but lashes out at droids because they are the only thing that will not try to fight back, whereas Chalmun will not tolerate droids in his cantina because they do not drink and therefore occupy unnecessary space. This article is in need of attention. ... Tales From the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995) is an anthology of short stories set in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Kevin J. Anderson (born March 27, 1962) is an American science fiction author. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope along side astromech droid R2-D2, and protocol droid C-3PO. This is the concept of the droid in science fiction. ...


Apparently, patrons are not allowed to use blasters inside the premises; this is probably something that is largely ignored, given that Solo, Greedo, and Ponda Baba carried blasters. This article is about minor characters in the fictional Star Wars universe who are bounty hunters. ...


There is a definite vibe of the Blue Parrot, Rick's competitors cafe from Casablanca.[citation needed]


Legacy: popular culture and politics

The Mos Eisley Cantina scene was one of the most impressive and memorable scenes of A New Hope to moviegoers; it represented the state of the art in special effects and costume design and had a perfect combination of disrepute, oddity, darkness, and humor. As such it is one of the scenes from the Star Wars saga with which casual fans are most likely to identify. This identity has continued as a political and cultural metaphor in American life. A reference to the "Star Wars bar scene" is generally a slightly derogatory, humorous reference to a meeting of odd personalities; additionally, it is used by right-leaning political commentators as a tongue-in-cheek, mildly xenophobic reference to a meeting of wide-ranging races, cultures and nationalities.[citation needed]


The cantina scene is referenced in the movie Team America: World Police where the protagonists are at a bar in Cairo, Egypt. The music played in this scene is a blend of stereotypically Middle Eastern music and the music played during the original cantina scene in A New Hope. Team America: World Police Team America: World Police is a 2004 movie by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of the Comedy Central television program South Park. ... Nickname: Al Qahirah (The Triumphant City) Cairos location in Egypt Coordinates: Governor Dr. Abdul Azim Wazir Area    - City 210 km²  - Metro 1,492 km² Population (2005)  - City 7,438,376  - Density 35,420/km²  - Urban 10,834,495  - Metro 15,200,000 Time zone EET (UTC+2)  - Summer (DST... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


Kevin Smith, well known for Star Wars references in his films, refers to the cantina in the movie Dogma. When Jay and Silent Bob discuss joining forces with Bethany, Jay chimes in: "I feel like I'm Han Solo, and you're Chewie, and she's Ben Kenobi, and we're in that f***'d up bar!" Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American screenwriter, film director, and the founder of View Askew Productions. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The Country Teasers', 2006 album, The Empire Strikes Back features a song titled Mos Eisley. The opening lyrics satire those critical of the growing multicuturalism in Europe: "The world is much more like Star Wars than it used to be. But the world is no more like Star Wars than it should be. There is nothing wrong with a world a bit like Star Wars. I like Star Wars. London is a lot like Mos Eisley. It's a lot more like Mos Eisley than it used to be. For instance in the Fifties and the Seventies it was like the f***'ing Death Star." The Country Teasers are a British band formed in 1993. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Mos Eisley is a spaceport town on the planet Tatooine in the Star Wars universe. ... The Death Star was an enormous military battle station in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


Legacy: other cantinas

The cantina sequence from A New Hope has often been said to be the very incarnation of the spirit of Star Wars, and has thus been the source of inspiration for several other cantinas found all over the galaxy in the Star Wars universe. These cantinas house the same type of clientele and typically play the same type of music in an attempt to induce into them the same atmosphere known from the original cantina sequence. This applies especially to a large range of computer games, some of which are:

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Parody song

Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine made a parody song of Barry Manilow's Copacabana, called "Star Wars Cantina".[1] Cheese used the melody of that song; his lyrics are a rough outline of Star Wars Episodes 4 thru 6. The song received significant radio airplay, along with "Weird Al" Yankovic's Yoda, in the run-up to the 1997 release of the Star Wars Special Edition VHS box set and the 1999 release of The Phantom Menace. Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine are a cover band and comedy act based in Los Angeles, California. ... Parody of Star Wars: Episode 1 Parody music, or musical parody, involves changing or recycling existing musical ideas or lyrics - or copying the peculiar style of a composer or artist, or even a general style of music. ... Barry Manilow (born June 17, 1943[1] in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer and songwriter best known for his hit recordings I Write the Songs, Mandy and Copacabana. He has sold more than 75 million records worldwide. ... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is a science fantasy saga and fictional galaxy created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the 1970s. ... Weird Al Yankovic (album) Alfred Matthew Weird Al Yankovic (IPA pronunciation: ; born October 23, 1959) is an American musician, satirist, parodist, accordionist, and television producer. ... Yoda is a song derived from the song Lola by The Kinks parodied by Weird Al Yankovic. ...


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