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    Strongly Ambivalent Ivy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by spirilis View Post
    *ruins Ivy's fun by informing her that a 'parsec' is a unit of distance, not time *
    ha HA! Joke's on you!

    StarWars.com | Kessel

    Kessel first appeared in dialogue in A New Hope, where subjects such as its spice mines and the Kessel Run were mentioned in passing. The Kessel Run has been the topic of much speculation given Solo's confusing boast of completing the Kessel Run in "less than 12 parsecs." Given that a parsec is a unit of measurement and not of time, it hardly seemed like a speed record.

    The Star Wars Technical Journal came up with a workable explanation that saw a Kessel Runner have to deposit smuggled spice shipments in between freighters traveling at a fixed speed, so that the shorter distance covered by said freighters during a Run was worth bragging about. Another version of the Kessel Run, spun out of the Jedi Academy Trilogy, required a smuggling ship to skirt close to the black holes of the Maw Cluster, shortening the distance only through skillful piloting and powerful engines.

    Of course, the simplest solution is the one favored by George Lucas, and the one that appeared in the screenplay for A New Hope. Han's boast was nothing more than a lie, meant to hoodwink provincial customers. Obi-Wan's knowing glance suggests he saw right through Solo's meaningless bragging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    ha HA! Joke's on you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    ha HA! Joke's on you!

    StarWars.com | Kessel
    Uhh...that just confirms what Spirilis said doesn't it? Kessel is notorious because of the Maw, completing the run as short as possible implies a more dangerous run, and a more skilled pilot.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Uhh...that just confirms what Spirilis said doesn't it? Kessel is notorious because of the Maw, completing the run as short as possible implies a more dangerous run, and a more skilled pilot.
    If Spirilis made the comment because he thought that I didn't know a parsec was a unit of distance, then it did not confirm that, as I was making the comment to underscore my extreme SW nerdiness. I tend to go with Lucas's interpretation of the comment as simple boasting.
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    Oh ok.

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    May there be many arguments over minutiae at this slumber party. So mote it be.
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    That's what it's all about.


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    Despite being in the exact age range for Star Wars love, I can't freaking stand the entire enterprise, save the first movie. That said, I would not miss this party under any circumstances.
    Everybody have fun tonight. Everybody Wang Chung tonight.

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    So, would this thing hypothetically be a combination movie marathon/costume party, or what? Are there prices for winning a star wars trivia contests? I'd definately book a hotel, though-I hate camping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowtech redneck View Post
    So, would this thing hypothetically be a combination movie marathon/costume party, or what? Are there prices for winning a star wars trivia contests? I'd definately book a hotel, though-I hate camping.
    Camping would suck. Imagine all the ewok parties.

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