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November 3, 1996 - Star Wars Episode I / Boba Fett theory

Scooped on Sunday, March 14, 2010

An interesting hypothesis arrives in our letter box from a Star Wars aficionado that directly relates to the October 31st scoop from 'Bennett'. We'll let the scooper explain:

"Dreadnaut ships come from Timothy Zahn's Star Wars novel, Dark Force Rising, and have since been featured in TIE Fighter Deluxe Collectors CD from LucasArts. The backstory is that they were often slave-linked (I believe in that reference, as in ships being linked together) and were around about the time the prequels would be occuring. They were captial ships, kind of like slightly deadlier Corvettes (i.e. Tantive IV).

"Which brings up an interesting question, are the 'slave quarters' alluded to by Rick McCallum in Star Wars Insider as possibly being shot in the Tunisia Ksour region, directly linked to the Mandalore and that SLAVE I, Boba Fett's ship, might be a direct reference to slave trade? There are literally dozens of ways Lucas could go with that (were Mandalore slave traders in addition to warriors? Or were Mandalore and or clones, themselves slaves of some kind?)"

If so, Lucas is tying together oblique references and names from both the movies and the book series to create an overall tapestry. If Mandalore were associated with the Clone Wars and slaving, Fett's ship designation takes on a much more deeper meaning.

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