Slave I


Slave I

"Slave I" is a fictional spacecraft in the "Star Wars" universe. It first appears in the film ' under the command of bounty hunter Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch), and then in the prequel film ' commanded by Jango Fett (Temuera Morrison). "Slave I" also appears in numerous Star Wars Expanded Universe books, comics, and video games; toys and models of the craft have been made by a variety of merchandising licensees.

Origin and design

The ship's design was inspired by the shape of a street lamp. [cite book|last=Peterson|first=Lorne|title=Sculpting A Galaxy - Inside the Star Wars Model Shop|year=2006|publisher=Insight Editions|isbn=1-933-784-03-2] Its appearance in original release of "The Empire Strikes Back" was realized by a combination of matte paintings and a 69-centimeter model.cite web|url=http://www.starwars.com/databank/starship/slavei/?id=bts|title=Slave I (Behind the Scenes)|publisher=Lucasfilm|work=Star Wars Databank|accessdate=2007-12-29] "Slave I" appearances added to the film's Special Edition release were computer generated.

Depiction

"Slave I" is an antiquated Kuat Systems Engineering "Firespray-interceptor"-class ship;cite web|url=http://www.starwars.com/databank/starship/slavei/?id=eu|title=Slave I (Expanded Universe)|publisher=Lucasfilm|work=Star Wars Databank|accessdate=2007-12-29] both Jango Fett and Boba Fett modified and upgraded the ship's engines, weapons, and defenses.The video game ' depicts Jango Fett's theft of "Slave I". Jango and his clone, Boba, escape Kamino aboard the "Slave I" in "Attack of the Clones". However, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) tracks the ship to Geonosis, site of the film's climactic battle. In "The Empire Strikes Back", Boba Fett departs Bespin with the carbonite-imprisoned Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in his cargo hold. The Rebel Alliance impounded the ship after Boba Fett's supposed death in '; Fett later recovered the ship, flying the "Slave II" until "Slave I"'s refit was complete.

Merchandise

Kenner, Hasbro, Code 3 Collectibles, and Galoob have created "Slave I" toys and replicas. [cite web|url=http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/1940|title=Boba Fett's Slave I|work=Star Wars Cargo Bay|publisher=Lucasfilm|accessdate=2007-12-29] [cite web|url=http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/18484|title=Boba Fett / Slave I|accessdate=2007-12-29|publisher=Lucasfilm|work=Star Wars Cargo Bay] [cite web|url=http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/15831|title=Boba Fett / Slave I|accessdate=2007-12-29|publisher=Lucasfilm|work=Star Wars Cargo Bay] [cite web|url=http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/11795|title=#VI: Escort Frigate, Slave I, Twin-Pod Cloud Car (1995)|accessdate=2007-12-29|publisher=Lucasfilm|work=Star Wars Cargo Bay] [cite web|url=http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/11788|title=#5: Slave I, Twin-Pod Cloud Car, TIE Bomber (1994)|accessdate=2007-12-29|publisher=Lucasfilm|work=Star Wars Cargo Bay] Lego released "Slave I" models with both Jango Fett's and Boba Fett's color schemes. [cite web|url=http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/lego/news20020131.html|title=LEGO Preview: Jango Fett's Slave I|date=2002-01-31|accessdate-2007-12-29|publisher=Lucasfilm|work=Star Wars Collecting] [cite web|url=http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/lego/news20050822.html|title=LEGO Preview: Jango Fett's Slave I|date=2005-08-22|accessdate-2007-12-29|publisher=Lucasfilm|work=Star Wars Collecting] "Slave I" is an unlockable and pilotable craft in LucasArts' "Rogue Squadron" flight simulators, and the ship is controllable in the "" real-time strategy game. Decipher and Wizards of the Coast published several "Slave I" cards as part of the Star Wars Customizable Card Game and Star Wars Collectible Card Game, respectively. [cite web|url=http://www.decipher.com/starwars/cardlists/swallcards.pdf|title=Star Wars Customizable Card Game Complete Card List|accessdate=2007-08-23|publisher=Decipher, Inc.|date=2001-08-23|format=PDF] [cite web|url=http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/16978|title=Slave 1 (F)|publisher=Lucasfilm|work=Star Wars Cargo Bay|accessdate=2007-12-29]

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