Star Wars: The best vehicles from the Original Trilogy

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Boba Fett’s Slave I

First seen in: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Admittedly, we didn’t get the opportunity to really see the Slave I in action much during the Original Trilogy but it still bears mentioning here due primarily to who it belongs to.

Fett’s ship has perhaps the coolest design of any aircraft in all of Star Wars. While in flight, the entire ship flies forward but it navigates in a vertical position. When it’s landed, it lies horizontally as if it is on its back.

The Slave I’s unique flight design combined with the fact that the galaxy’s greatest bounty hunter likely beefed up the capabilities of his aircraft made it one of the more identifiable vehicles from the Original Trilogy in my opinion.

Its most memorable Original Trilogy sequence came in the fifth film as Leia, Lando, and Chewbacca desperately fought through Cloud City in order to save Han Solo from the clutches of Boba Fett. Fett was preparing to receive his bounty from crime lord Jabba the Hutt by turning Solo’s body in while it was encased in a block of carbonite.

The appeal of the unknown adds to the mystique and mystery of the Slave I and though we see it in action more in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, the less is more approach taken during its debut only deepens the intrigue.