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Re: Hopping Hadrosaurs

Solo in A New Hope brags that the Falcon made the Kessel Run in "less
than twelve parsecs". As this is a unit of distance, not time,
different explanations have been provided. In the Expanded Universe,
it refers to his ability to move the ship closer to the Maw's black
holes and therefore cut the distance traveled.[8] On the A New Hope
DVD audio commentary, Lucas comments that, in the Star Wars universe,
traveling through hyperspace requires careful navigation to avoid
stars, planets, asteroids, and other obstacles,[9] and that since no
long-distance journey can be made in a straight line, the "fastest"
ship is the one that can plot the "most direct course", thereby

Lee Hall
Paleontology Undergraduate
Museum of the Rockies
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 3:29 PM, T. Michael Keesey <keesey@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 2:22 PM, Tim Williams <tijawi@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Mike Keesey <keesey@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I also heard it made the Kessel Run in under twelve parsecs....
>> Um, isn't a parsec a unit of distance, not time?
> Look again at what I was responding to: "one wiki page I looked at
> said the highest recorded speed was 64 km for one species."
> (Incidentally, the original script makes it clear that Han is
> bluffing, and that Obi-Wan sees through it.)
> --
> T. Michael Keesey
> Technical Consultant and Developer, Internet Technologies
> Glendale, California
> http://tmkeesey.net/