Love or hate Angry Birds, the Star Wars nerds among us have to be looking forward to seeing what the tie up between the two brings to the table. We know it's coming, we know when it's coming to be precise, but we're still a little in the dark as to what the gameplay will entail. 

It'll likely be the Angry Birds style of gameplay we've all become oh so accustomed to over the years, but it's how the Star Wars world integrates into this that intrigues us. This latest trailer gives us perhaps a little clue. After Han Solo is done talking up the Millennium Falcon, what's that we see? A catapult adorned on the top of the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs? Interesting. 

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Angry Birds Star Wars to take on the Kessel Run?

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I'm pretty sure it will be normal angry birds except the catapult will be moving :D and probably the pigs..i mean sith as well :)

Haha! Made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs?... I guess George Lucas (and Harrison Ford) never studied astronomy enough to realize that a parsec is a measure of distance, not time or speed.

Gene Roddenberry wouldn't have made that mistake. XD

yea but say the Kessel Run is measured by getting from point A to point B in the least amount of distance traveled. Then it can be a legitimate measurement for this test. Maybe there are objects in the way from point A to B on the Kessel Run and no one has ever made it in 12 parsecs.

I posted this on Droid Life yesterday, thought I'd share it here, too:

Han Solo was not referring directly to his ship's speed when he made this claim. Instead, he was referring to the shorter route he was able to travel by skirting the nearby Maw black hole cluster, thus making the run in under the standard distance. By moving closer to the black holes, Solo managed to cut the distance down to about 11.5 parsecs. He's not referring to how quickly he flew, but how skillfully he flew.

To further elucidate, the Kessel Run involves skirting around a black hole. Ships give it a wide berth in order to not get stuck in the event horizon -- this produces a longer distance traveled. Han's path was closer (increased danger) but was shorter (lesser parsecs)... so, he completed the run in less than 12 parsecs.

(and bawboh86 types faster than i do... lolz)

Yeah, I recall the interviews with Lucas as he explained the use of "parsec" in Han's boasting to Kenobi. It's nothing more than Lucas making up a plausible back-story to explain the terminology mistake in the movie script. LOL! They can invent whatever back-story they need to explain away mistakes. It's still a mistake, because no one that knows what a parsec is would have used it the way Han Solo did while trying to boast about a ship's speed.

Kenobi: "...if it's a fast ship."
Solo: "Fast ship? You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?"
Kenobi: "Should I have?"
Solo: "It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs... She's fast enough for you..."

He's talking about how fast the ship is, not how smart its navigation computer is. Any reasonable person would have boasted the ship's speed in terms of time, not distance. Solo should have said "...in less than 12 hours" or "less than 12 (insert your favorite unit of time measurement here)." But the writers wanted to throw in a space-age term to make the dialog sound more impressive. Unfortunately, they used the wrong term.

Anyway, have fun with the made-up back-story. It makes for entertaining reading, even if it's only purpose was to explain a mistake in the script.