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Jedi starfighters are fictional craft that appear in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

Origin and design

The Jedi starfighter's triangular shape in Attack of the Clones stems from the shape of Imperial Star Destroyers in the original Star Wars trilogy.[1] Industrial Light & Magic designer Doug Chiang identified the Jedi starfighter as one of the first designs that bridges the aesthetic between the prequel and original trilogies.[2] Chiang noted that viewers' familiarity with the Star Destroyer's appearance and Imperial affiliation gives added symbolism to the Jedi craft's appearance and foreshadows the Empire's rise to power.[2] The starfighter seen in Revenge of the Sith is a cross between the previous film's vessel and the Empire's TIE fighters from the original trilogy.[1] Hasbro's expanding wings in the Attack of the Clones Jedi starfighter toy inspired the opening wings in the Revenge of the Sith vessel.[1] The starfighter in the Revenge of the Sith is called a Jedi Interceptor Starfighter.

Depiction

In Attack of the Clones, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) travels via Jedi starfighter to Kamino to investigate the attempted assassination of Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman); he also flies a Jedi starfighter to Geonosis in an attempt to track down the bounty hunter Jango Fett (Temuera Morrison).[3] Lacking a hyperdrive, the starfighter relies on an external sled to propel it through hyperspace.[3] Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) fly updated Jedi starfighters (called Jedi Interceptors) in the opening sequence of Revenge of the Sith.[3] Later, Plo Koon (Matt Sloan) flies an Attack of the Clones-era starfighter when he is shot down by clone troopers carrying out Emperor Palpatine's (Ian McDiarmid) Order 66.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Jedi starfighter (Behind the Scenes)". Star Wars Databank. Lucasfilm. http://www.starwars.com/databank/starship/delta7/?id=bts. Retrieved 2007-12-25.  
  2. ^ a b "Wedgie 'Em Out" (QuickTime video). Making Episode II Webdocs. Lucasfilm. http://starwars.apple.com/ep2/making_of/x-ep2-wedgie_480.mov. Retrieved 2007-12-25.  
  3. ^ a b c d "Jedi starfighter (The Movies)". Star Wars Databank. Lucasfilm. http://www.starwars.com/databank/starship/delta7/. Retrieved 2007-12-25.  
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