Cargo ships that are the workhorses of the galaxy, they haul goods from planet to planet. Lightly armed bulk freighters depend upon hyperdrive engines andwell patrolled space lanes to steer clear of trouble, Most of these midsized ships belong to private owners
When the strange creature in the garbage compactor attacks Luke, Leia, Hand and Chewbacca in 1977’s, one may wonder where the creature came from and what it’s purpose in life was. Dianogas (or garbage squids) have spread throughout the galaxy, growing up to ten metres long and thriving especially in sewers. Feeding on refuse, these […]
One of the Rebel Alliance’s most advanced fighters, the X-wing plays a major role in the assault on the first Death Star. The one-man T-65 X-wing starfighter, which measures 12.5 meters from nose to engine block, was the final design of its kind by the Incom Corporation before Incom was nationalized by the Empire.
These Rebel, and later New Republic ships are actually Imperial Dreadnaught heavy cruisers that have been painstakingly and cleverly modified to create combat starships 700 metres lonf. While Imperial ships required crew of 16,000, the Alliance retooling has reduced the crew requirements by more than two-thirds. Removing tons of superstructure has increased engine capacity while […]
A dedicated combat capital ship, it is designed to be fast and deadly. At 120 metres long, it usually carries eight double turbo laser canons, six quad laser canons, and four concussion missile launch tubes. Engines fill more than half its interior. With a small command crew and technical staff- the ship is an excellent […]
Mon Mothma mentions Bothan spies in Return of the Jedi and with no further mention of their kind in the rest of the films, one could easily remain confused forever. That’s where the expanded universe comes in. A species from Bothawui, Bothans are renowned as the best spies in the galaxy. Prior to the battle […]
Intelligent but smelly scavengers of the desert, these rodent-like creatures are natives of Tatooine. About a meter tall and constantly jabbering in their own language, Jawas live in clans.
The following is the text of the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back opening crawl: It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy. Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a […]
The following is the text of the Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope opening scroll: Episode IV, A NEW HOPE It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans […]