Star Wars reveals the peculiar conversation C-3PO had with the Millennium Falcon

Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, and Anthony Daniels as C-3PO in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).. © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, and Anthony Daniels as C-3PO in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).. © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

A new excerpt out of From A Certain Perspective highlights the most peculiar conversation C-3PO had when uploaded to the Millennium Falcon.

For many years, Star Wars — Episode V: The Empire Strikes back included a funny throwaway line in it that held relatively little significance. After being connected to the Millennium Falcon‘s mainframe, C-3PO tells Han Solo his ship “has the most peculiar dialect.”

Some nearly 40 years later, that line was given more context when Solo: A Star Wars Story came out in 2018. With the introduction of Lando’s droid L3-37, we eventually learned that she was uploaded to the Millennium Falcon when her body was destroyed on Kessel. The robot’s sassy personality explains why, then, C-3PO found the Falcon’s communication so peculiar in the first place. But now,  Star Wars is offering another bit of information that gives us the complete story behind this line.

In the book From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back, this new anthology book includes a collection of one-shots from authors who write about The Empire Strikes Back’s side-characters in interesting ways. One of those, as Star Wars revealed, is about L3-37 and what it’s like being a part of the Falcon now that she no longer has a body.

You can read the full chapter on L3-37 on But in a nutshell, the story takes place right when C-3PO is about to be connected to the Millenium Falcon to learn about the hyperdrive issue. This, of course, happened after the group tried to escape from the Empire, but they can’t jump to lightspeed. So, as they dangerously traveled through an asteroid field, they landed in a “cave” to try and fix the Falcon.

Now, with the excerpt, written by Brittany N. Williams, we learn that Threepio didn’t just speak to L3 on the ship, he was speaking to multiple droids. Made up of droids L3, V5-T and ED-4, they are all part of the Falcon collective, and they each have fun messing around with the C-3PO once he’s connected to them. Here’s a small excerpt from that chapter:

"Right. Got it, L3-37 said as the Collective honed in on the protocol droid’s location. What do you want?Oh, well, C-3PO said. Now, there’s no need to be—RUDE, V5-T blurted.Exactly. I am only trying—But this is the one who is too chatty, ED-4 said, yes?L3-37 snorted. Too chatty by half.I beg your pardon! C-3PO gasped.Search results: Pardon—an expression used as an offer of apology. Updating vocabulary. Apology accepted."

Of course, if there’s any droid you can pick on and get away with it, it’s going to be C-3PO. But at least he eventually got his answer. On top of that, we learn from the narration that these droids do have some semblance of feelings, despite being nothing but wires and bolts. L3, for example, thought back to the time when she was with Lando. And they were even able to detect when there was a connection forming between Leia and Han.

What’s more interesting is that the collective liked talking to R2-D2, which means Artoo is ironically the life of the party, even though we’ve never actually heard him speak English like the other droids. Perhaps it’s best not to know what he’s really saying. Just like BB-8, we know enough just based on the beeps and boops, so we can leave it at that.

But, overall, from just that tidbit alone, it looks like the latest edition of From A Certain Point of View will be an interesting read with many more interesting stories to tell.

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A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back is out Nov. 10.