An ode to sci-fi’s greatest flying hunk of junk.
One of the biggest ironies at the heart of Star Wars is also one of its greatest moments: when, in A New Hope, we see the Millennium Falcon for the very first time—the coolest hunk of sci-fi anyone’s ever seen—and Luke Skywalker declares it total trash. Everyone loves the Millennium Falcon.
How could you not? It’s like a flying saucer, but cooler, the centre piece of Yeezy Season Tatooine. But it’s also a space jalopy, with grimy interiors, maintained by a guy and man-bear who probably sleep on mattresses with no bed frames.
This is part of the oft-cited charm of Star Wars—it’s a universe that feels lived-in, where things that we think are cool on-screen are actually pieces of junk. But after five movies and roughly 34 years of in-universe time, people keep getting on this ship, and you have to worry about them a little bit, you know?
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