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The Death of the Star Wars Universe: Why Fans Have Felt a Disturbance in the Force

Recently, Star Wars fans, along with much of the planet's pop-culture collective, nearly ruptured the internet in their enthusiasm to share set-building photos from next year's long-awaited new feature film.

But these weren't shots of just any set. They depicted the construction of the Millennium Falcon.

You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. It's the modified YT-1300 light freighter that rumbled off a Corellian assembly line half a century before being piloted by that space scoundrel Han Solo. It's the same ship he was flying 50 years later with his granddaughter at his side following the Second Galactic Civil War.

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Miami New Times staff