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Old 09-24-2008, 01:51 PM
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Thank you, Naz, for correcting the "light years" thing...

The one scene in Star Wars IV that always makes me want to pitch a hissy fit is the tavern scene when Han Solo is bragging that the Millenium Falcon made the Kessell Run in "less than twelve parsecs." GAH!

oh.... LOL -- I just went to do a little research to make sure I had my quote right -- and BOY is there a lovely case of what Seeker calls "retconning" here...
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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.
So... he never meant it for a time frame at all, huh? Suuuuuuuure!
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Yikes! ~ducks behind the ESC~

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