Han Solo and Hoth

Since Disney announced that J.J. Abrams would be directing Star Wars VII, Wired has been going crazy posting Star Wars articles.

My favorite of the series explained how Han Solo could have made the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs [1] and what the implications of that are. It combines physics and the best character in the Star Wars universe.

The other standout piece took a hard look at the Imperial invasion of Hoth at the beginning of Empire Strikes Back. It gives a full breakdown of why this invasion was a complete tactical failure on the part of the Empire.

Both are very nerdy and go way to deep overanalyzing the details of a fictional movie, but thats what makes them a fun read.

  1. For those unfamiliar, a parsec is a unit of distance, not time.  ↩