Sep 21, 2011

Star Wars Wednesday - Rebel Mission to Ord Mantell


Remember in Empire Strikes Back when Han mentions "that bounty hunter we ran into on Ord Mantell" that made him want to go pay off Jabba? Well, there are no less than four possible stories in all the Expanded Universe (EU) that were created in reference to that one line. It seems Solo doesn't have the best of luck when visiting Ord Mantell.

This is probably my favorite version because it was an audio adventure on a record (kids, if you don't know what that is, click here). I remember listening to it quite a bit because back in the day (1983) there wasn't a whole lot out there new story-wise to get your Star Wars fix. This between the movies adventure was written by Brian Daley. Star Wars fans may know him as the author of the Star Wars Radio Dramas.

Audio from this record has been sampled by Suckadelic on his CDs Star Wars Breakbeats and Supervillains. The only reason I know this is because I had listened to it so much and still recognized bits of it from over 20 years ago.

You should be able to download the Mission to Ord Mantell mp3s here

Here is the text from the back of the album

The Rebel Alliance has just destroyed the dreaded Death Star—but their fight against the evil Galactic Empire is far from over.

Forced to set up a new base on the inhospitable ice world of Hoth, the Rebels must divert the Empire's attention from the move. Han Solo and Luke Skywalker are sent out as decoys against what they think is a lone Imperial Star Destroyer. Unfortunately, the Rebel attack analysts haven't given our heroes all the facts!

And without money, the Rebellion cannot continue its fight for freedom. Princess Leia and her Rebel team attempt a daring heist of Imperial funds—unaware of the treachery that awaits them.

It is a time for daring, clever droids and a lightning fast trigger finger. Join Han, Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO on their REBEL MISSION TO ORD MANTELL!


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