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The Slave 1

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The Slave 1 is a highly modified Kuat Systems Engineering Firespray-class patrol and attack craft. It was used originally for Republic law enforcement before it came into possession of Jango Fett, who outfitted it with weapons of all sorts. His son/unaltered clone, Boba Fett, inherited the Slave 1 from his father Jango. Since then the ship has been improved and customized for the needs of the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy.Pursuit_over_Geonosis

The most famous scene with Jango in the pilot seat was the dogfight with Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter (delta-7 aether-sprite class light interceptor) in the asteroid field over Geonosis. Jango exhausted every resource in his grasp to capture Obi-Wan: first lasers, then charges, and finally a heat-seeking missile.

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The most famous bounty Boba achieved with the Slave 1 was tracking and capturing the Millennium Falcon, and bringing Han Solo to Cloud City (Bespin). Possibly the most iconic scene in The Empire Strikes Back was the carbon-freeze chamber, where Han got frozen into a block of carbonite. (I couldn’t get a proper picture of that scene, so I chose this one instead).

Here are the weapons that brought this ship to victory so many times.

Laser cannons: the Slave 1 has two rotating twin laser cannons on the end of the nose. Interestingly, although it’s a fact that they are laser cannons, they were never fired in the films or the Clone Wars TV series.

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 10.20.13 AM.pngProton torpedoes: the Slave 1 has two torpedo launchers on the very tip of the nose (a concealed turret). Proton torpedoes are heavier firepower than standard laser cannons.

Tractor beam: tractor beams pull in ships or floating objects. Boba’s ship has one on the bottom of the nose, right under the lasers and torpedoes.

Ion cannons: Boba replaced the hidden laser cannons seen in the very first picture with hidden ion cannons simply for weapons diversity. Ion cannons shoot highly charged plasma to disable enemy ships without destroying them. He replaced it at about the time he painted it red and green, (before that it was blue and gray).

Heat-seeking missile: heat-seekers are a type of homing missile that follows enemy ships and detonates on impact. The Slave 1 has two of them.

Seismic charges: seen in Attack of the Clones, Jango used seismic charge to detonate Obi-Wan’s ship in Geonosis’s asteroid field. Had the bright blue shockwave hit the ship, it would have sliced it cleanly in half, as demonstrated by several asteroids it hit.

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The shockwave

I have no idea why the images won’t work the way they should.

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“Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold.” – Boba Fett

19 Random Facts About the Original 6 Films

Some facts and trivia about the 6 Star Wars films you may not know:

  1. Wedge Antilles is the only character who takes part in and survives all three major battles in the original trilogy
  2. R2D2 and C-3PO are the only characters who appear in every Star Wars movie. 3PO is the only one who is played by the same actor, Anthony Daniels.
  3. The original costume for 3PO limited the actor’s movements so much, he face-planted several times when the set quivered slightly. In another scene, our famous Goldenrod could not hold his comm without it being taped to his shiny hand.
  4. R2 and 3PO are seen as a cameo in Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.r2-d2-and-c3po-are-in-indiana-jones
  5. The sound of the hovering battle tanks used by the battle droids in The Phantom Menace was created by running an electric razor around a metal salad bowl and then digitally lowering the pitch.
  6. A bear was deprived of food for a day and then presented with a small amount of bread to get a Wookiee sound. The bear was then fed properly.
  7. The original idea of Chewbacca was used as Zeb Orelios in Star Wars Rebels. Han Solo was meant to be a green alien with bumpy skin.
  8. Han Solo’s “I know” line was created by Harrison Ford when he refused to say anything else. It’s become an iconic Star Wars quote.
  9. It took 6-10 people to work the full-sized animatronic of Jabba the Hutt. The frogs he ate were not real.
  10. Return of the Jedi was going to be called Revenge of the Jedi, but Lucas decided Jedi do not seek revenge.
  11. A cameo of the Millenium Falcon can be seen landing on Corucsant in Revenge of the Sith. This is before Lando or Han owned it.
  12. “I’ve got a bad feeling about this” or a variation of it is spoken in every movie.
  13. The Phantom Menace’s production sets were built only as high as the tops of the actors’ heads and CGI filled in the rest. But Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn) was so tall that they needed to build things taller and this cost the production another $150,000 in construction.Qui-Gon_Jinn
  14. Hayden Christiansen played Darth Vader in Revenge of the Sith instead of to David Prowse who previously did the role. Hayden apparently begged Lucas to let him play him. The suit had to be redesigned to accommodate his smaller stature than Prowse’s.
  15. R2D2 is taller than Wicket.
  16. Darth maul has ten horns on his red head.
  17. He was also a violation of the Rule of Two, while Darth Plagueis was alive.
  18. In Attack of the Clones, Jar Jar puts forth the motion that gives Palpatine emergency powers. This means that Jar Jar, one of the most universally hated characters in the Star Wars films is responsible for the fall of the Republic and the massacre of the Jedi. Unless he really was the Sith Lord.
  19. Extra for nerds: According to a famous theory originally found on Reddit, Jar Jar Binks is actually a Sith Lord. “he and Palpatine were likely in collaboration from the very beginning, and it’s entirely possible that Palpatine was a subordinate underling to Binks throughout both trilogies.”jarjar

Gray Jedi

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The Gray Jedi Code

Gray Jedi are by definition Force-users who “walk the path between the light and dark [sides] without surrendering to either.”Gray Jedi did use some strong dark side powers: force-lightening, force-choke, etc. The reason they were not considered Sith is that while they openly wielded the dark side, they were not corrupted by it.

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The Jedi Council’s prophecy states that the “Chosen One will bring balance to the Force by destroying the Sith.” The prophecy was fulfilled, BUT:
how is destroying the Dark Side bringing balance? This is why I lost my faith in the Jedi.

As for Sith, they feed off the darkest emotions there are: they combine their opponent’s fear with their own anger to forge hate, the weapon of the dark side. I mean, really, who could do that all their life? Yeah, besides the Emperor; he does a pretty good job of it.

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The solution to the problem is the Gray Jedi. The keep the balance–actual balance–between the Jedi and Sith.

Gray Jedi make their way into both the Jedi Order and the Dark Council, as well as their own society, helping whichever side they believe needs help the most. In this way, they ensure the survival of both sides, but don’t allow either to destroy the other.

Some groups of Gray Jedi: The Voss Mystics, a force-sensetive species of the planet Voss, who allied themselves with neither party; Jensaarai, an order of Force users from the Suarbi System who considered themselves neither good nor evil; and Imperial Knights, who have nothing to do with the Sith Empire: they are their own, separate, non-dark side Empire from years after the fall of the more commonly known Empire. Jolee Bindo (human male), was also a self proclaimed Gray Jedi. Qui-Gon Jinn and Mace Windu were also suspected to be Gray, but neither case was proven.

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Starfighters

These are the most famous starfighters from Star Wars movies 1-6, with brief descriptions of them.

X-Wing Starfighter

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X-Wings may be the most obvious starfighter in all of Star Wars, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t the best. A laser cannon on each wing, a proton torpedo launcher, hyperdrive, life support, and an astromech socket, it is the true classic. If we could step into one starfighter’s cockpit, it would be this one.

Y-Wing Starfighter

Perfect for everything from bombing runs to scouting missions, Y-wings are the workhorses of the rebel fleet. Earlier models were fully armored, however some of the armor plating was removed for enhanced maneuverability.

TIE Fighter

The chilling whine. The menacing design. Twin Ion Engine Fighters are the main force of the Imperial Navy in episodes 4-6, and they earn their keep double.

TIE Advanced X1

The Chosen ride of Darth Vader, the TIE X1 is a heavily armored version of the TIE reserved for the Imperial Elite.

Millenium Falcon

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Han Solo’s smuggling starship is a scoundrel’s paradise. With two quad-laser cannons, smuggling compartments, an array of concussion missles, it is truly the fastest hunk of junk in the Galaxy.

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Boba Fett’s flagship has everything a bounty hunter could need: two twin-laser canons, two proton torpedo launchers, ion canons, seismic charges, heat seekera, and an amazing hyperdrive. Much like it’s pilot, it never runs out of surprises.

A-Wing Starfighter

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The fastest fighter in the rebel fleet. Take a lesson from Yoda: judge it by it’s size do not.

B-Wing Starfighter

3 words: gyroscopic rotating cockpit.

Naboo N1 starfighter

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An elegant starfighter for a more civilized age, used exclusively by the Naboo Royal Fleet.

Jedi Starfighter

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The Delta 7-b Aethersprite-class Light Interceptor has seen it all; no wonder the galaxy’s protecters make it their fighter of choice.

V-Wing Starfighter

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The Alpha-3 Nimbus-class Interceptor was used by both the Republic and the Empire.

Vulture Droid

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It walks. It talks. It’s the creepiest Seperatist starfigher ever.

ARC-170 Starfighter

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It takes 3 clone troopers and an astromech to operate, and the result is amazing.

Hello World!

Hi! I’m Ago. You may know me as the CyberDemon. I made this blog in 2016 (when I am/was 12 years old). I am a huge fan of anything Star Wars. You can check out my other blog at bigbloggerbear.wordpress.com. The reason I made this blog is that I realized that the people who are interested in Star Wars won’t be interested in my projects, and visa versa. So I separated them into two different blogs.

The name Shadow Squadron is not associated with the Republic Y-wing squadron or the Imperial ARC-170 squadron, so please don’t tell me that Shadow Squadron is not an X-wing squadron. The original name of this blog was Wookiee Commando, but I couldn’t find a good image; then it was to be called Rogue Nine, but that was similar to the name of a Star Wars movie coming out late 2016. So I settled on Shadow Squadron.

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