Sunday, October 05, 2008

A long, long time ago in a galaxy...

...far, far away this dude flew a space ship:

But I don't know what his name is. The next generation of my family has discovered my old Star Wars figures, and this is the only one that I couldn't still name. I thought a quick google would reveal all, but of course all it reveals is how immensely geeky Star Wars fans are - in the nicest way. Not only are there lengthy Wikipedia entries to everyone who appeared in the films for more than about two seconds, there is a dedicated, massive and immensely in-depth wiki just for the "Star Wars Universe", delightfully called Wookieepedia. But I couldn't see any name I recognised from long list of rebel pilots - who I think this guy was. I think - to show my own geekyness - that he was an X-wing pilot in the same squadron as Luke Skywalker, but he might have been in a Y or even a B-wing pilot.

Anyway, if anyone reading remembers his name - please leave a comment. I will be very grateful and some small boys will be impressed.


Jonas said...
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Jonas said...

Nien Nunb. See this pic

Toby - Northern Light Blog said...

Jonas - you are a scholar, a gentleman and, of course, a total geek! ;-) Thank you!

Tom Ripley said...

Nien Nunb - He Co-piloted Lando Calrissian, of Bespin Cloud City fame, in the Millennium Falcon and helped destroy the second Death Star.

Tom (not at all an ex star wars geek)

P.S. Toby, If your kids would like more Star Wars toys they can have mine in return for a days cragging in the Lakes. Give me a shout next time you are in the UK.

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