Does anyone not like the Millennium Falcon?

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  1. CorporalCaptain

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    One of the cool things about the Falcon is how she literally becomes a character in The Empire Strikes Back.

    She's temperamental in the hangar on Hoth when Han is trying to take off. She refuses to boot up, Han whacks her on the panel, and she reluctantly complies. She knows something wrong with her systems, but she doesn't quite know what it is. Apparently on her own initiative, she actives her hidden gun and defends herself from the squad of snowtroopers who are trying to set up a blaster cannon that looks like it could totally disable her on the ground like that if it can get off even just one shot.

    It's an expansive handling of familiar elements, but it's subtle, kinda like R2 piloting the X-wing in the snow before Luke gets in it.
     
  2. JD

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    I thought Chewie was on the ship when the snow troopers attacked?
    I love the Falcon, she's one of my favorite SFF ships, along with the post-Refit TOS Enterprise, the E-D, E-E, The Rocinante from The Expanse, rand Moya from Farscape. I'm only a few episodes into Cowboy Bebop, but the Bebop is also starting to grow on me.
     
  3. CorporalCaptain

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    They all were. Han and Chewie were busy trying to get the ship going, while Leia was nagging Han because she was pissed-off and scared that the Falcon wasn't going to move and they'd all get captured or killed before leaving the ground. Meanwhile, the Falcon was defending herself.
     
  4. Set Harth

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    Pretty sure Han did that.
     
  5. CorporalCaptain

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    Maybe he did, but there was no shot of Han throwing a switch right before the hatchway for the gun opens. It's the troops rushing up, then a cut straight to the gun coming out. Han had said "surprises" in the plural, possibly meaning that that wasn't the only trick she could do. If it was supposed to be one of the many switches that we had seen Han setting, why hadn't the gun come out earlier? Maybe Han turned off a safety so that the ship was free to defend herself on her own initiative? According to Wookieepedia, citing the YT-1300 Corellian Freighter Owner's Workshop Manual, the gun "could be controlled manually or by the ship's computer" [https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Ax-108_"Ground_Buzzer"_blaster_cannon].
     
  6. Gavin70

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    I think this is a great question. If there are people who don't like the Millennium Falcon we should find out who they are so we can visit them and beat some sense into them :lol:

    Why would anyone not love the Falcon? :shrug: Clearly there must be something wrong with them. :shifty:
     
  7. USS Firefly

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    Oh yeah? The Falcon is a rip off of the Ebon Hawk :nyah:
    Come visite me ;)
     
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  8. Set Harth

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    Falcons are cute, they showed a picture of a baby one in my local paper today.
     
  9. Draculasaurus

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    I'm pretty sure they travel to the remains of the second Death Star to retrieve the Falcon's original radar dish in the Rise of Skywalker trailer.
     
  10. fireproof78

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    If not liking the Falcon is wrong then I don't want to be right.
     
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  11. Steven P Bastien

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    One reason would be because Luke did not like it. Maybe we like Luke as a character more than the Falcon as a prop. Some of us saw the original movie in the theater as young impressionable kids, and we looked up to Luke as a hero. Who cares about a machine? ... er, unless the machine is C-3PO or R2D2.
     
  12. fireproof78

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    It's ugly, it's importance is over-exaggerated, the characters fawn over it, and fans treat as the greatest. It does not appeal to me from a starship design standard, it feels unbalanced, and clunky.

    In short the Falcon does not appeal to me.
     
  13. mos6507

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    You're probably right although I suspect Lando through his connection with Maz Kanata could probably score a used part. Lando being fastidious enough to want the original dish type put back would be good fanservice either way.
     
  14. Soong-type Android

    Soong-type Android Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    That might all be true, but you still have to concede it is nonetheless as much of an icon of science fiction as the Enterprise or TARDIS.
     
  15. fireproof78

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    And? It can be iconic all it wants. Don't care for it at all.
     
  16. USS Triumphant

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    There are several Corellian YT-XXXX freighter variants that are. And I agree with you. I prefer the YT-1930, personally.
     
  17. saddestmoon

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    I can appreciate the MF, but as far as visual cues go, nothing beats the TIE/Ln Starfighter (standard TIE-Fighter) which is visual SW starship perfection (IMHO)! :)

    Gimme a TIE any day!

    I-O-I

    H H H.
     
  18. fireproof78

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    That is a great design. Like it better than the Falcon's configuration.
     
  19. CorporalClegg

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    I prefer the Centennial Pigeon.
     
  20. USS Triumphant

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