In the 100 days leading up to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, I am counting down my 100 favorite things about Star Wars. Here is today’s entry:
#17: The Millennium Falcon
“17, huh? Okay, you’ve got yourself a ship.” What’s not to love about the fastest hunk o’ junk in the galaxy? Once owned by Lando Calrissian, won from him by Han Solo, this stock light freighter has helped the Rebellion more times than you can imagine. And I am so glad to see her in The Force Awakens. The original design looked too much like Eagle 1 from Space 1999, so they altered it to resemble George Lucas’ favorite food: a hamburger. I, for one, am glad they changed it. It’s iconic shape will go down as one of the best space ships ever designed.