Some OC from me for once.
The Cassell Run Explained.
It' s the ship that made the Cassell Run in
less than 12 parsecs."
I' heard this argument over and over
again. "Parsecs are a measurement of
distance not time, Lucas fucked up, it
doesn' t make any sense."
Well it makes perfect sense if you know
what the Cassell Run actually is. Car guys
know, although we don' t really have a name
for it. It' s a kind of a race. You get in your
car and start at a starting line. You
accelerate to 60 mph. The moment you hit
60 you slam on the brakes and stop as fast as
you can. The car that does that in the
shortest distance will be the one with the
best acceleration and braking.
But we are talking starships. So it would be
going from a stopped point in space,
accelerating to top speed, entering
hyperspace, exiting hyperspace and coming
to a complete stop in the shortest distance.
A good selling point and a desireable
feature if your a smuggler. You can make
pickups and drop offs faster than anyone.
Long gone before anyone knows you' re
Han Solo talks about the Cassell Run like
the ship should be famous. Everywhere Han
goes he introduces himself as "Captain of the
Millenium Falcon." There are a couple
things that we can learn from that. The first
thing is that the Cassell Run must be an
annual galactic event with competitors
bringing ships from all over to compete. The
second is that the Falcon must have set some
kind of record, one that to this day hasn' t
I don' t think it was Han that set the record
though. It' s too showy for him, too high
profile. Remember, he won the Falcon from
Lando. Competing in a Galactic race ? Fame
and fortune ? That' s totally Lando' s style. I
mean, the guy wears a cape for fucks sake.
Talk about flamboyant.
So since we are comparing starships to
cars I have one other thing I' d like to point
If the Millenium Falcon was a car it
wouldn' t be this one:
It wouldn' t even be this one:
It was this one:
With this engine in it :
Basically, the Millenium Falcon was a
Don' t agree ? Imagine you' re sitting in a bar
and some guy is talking about how awesome
his car is and you are like, "Sure buddy."
So you go to have a look at it and it' s some
primer colored piece of shit station wagon.
What would be the first words out of your
Same as Luke Skywalkers I bet.
What a piece ocjunk."