Actually, the Kessel run is a length of space near a huge black hole. Having a really fast ship would allow you to cut down on the distance between the beginning and end of the run without being pulled into the black hole. So what Han said was actually some serious boasting about the speed of the Falcon even though he used a measure of distance to make his point. Do a search on the Maw for interesting backstory.
TIE Fighters are only short range as revealed when the Millennium Falcon goes where Alderaan was, unless Vader flies it then he can get away far enough to safety when the Death Star is destroyed. (0) Comments
When Vader orders you to tear the ship apart to find an inanimate data recording, it makes perfect sense to say "Don't destroy that escape craft, there's no life aboard. It's probably just a short circuit." (0) Comments
Two hotshots, one old man, two droids and a wookie can successfully and easily force a rescue of a high value prisoner, hide within one of the most important military installations in the empire without detection, and escape with only one casualty and no damage to their captured spacecraft... doing all of this entirely by accident. (0) Comments
In a galaxy far, far away, senior military officers need not request permission to destroy whole populated planets and thrust the rest of the galaxy into revolt. It would be like nuking New York City...because, hell, I wanted to make a pointless point. (0) Comments
You'd think an entire moon-sized space station might detect one unidentified freighter, and alert arguably the most important person next to the emperor himself about it coming up on him. Or at least his two wingmates. (0) Comments
"I feel something. Something I haven't felt since..." Means "Oh well, it's probably nothing. Send in the worst stormtroopers we have and search the ship once. What's the worst that could happen?" (0) Comments
The Death Star, an armored space station with enough firepower to destroy an entire planet, will, when blocked from the rebel base it is trying to destroy by another planet, orbit the planet very slowly for a clear shot of the rebel base instead of just blowing the planet up. (0) Comments