Bozzie Barada was a Podracer pilot who participated in a Boonta Eve Classic Podrace.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

"...Bozzie Barada..."
Jabba the Hutt announces Barada's race participation in the film novelization[src]

The character of Bozzie Barada was created for the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, as a pilot who represented the planet Kessel during the Boonta Eve Classic. However, Barada was cut from the final product,[2] and Barada's design was handed over to the Podracer Dud Bolt.[3] However, Barada still appeared in the film's novelization, which was written by Terry Brooks, during the Podrace scene.[1] It should be noted that the video game Star Wars: Episode I Racer features a character named Bozzie Baranta, who is also a Podracer pilot. The characters have the same first name, and a very similar last name.[4] In addition, the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi featured a character named Barada.[5]

Since the character did not appear in the film, or was said to have participated in the race by any other source, this article only assumes that Barada was a Podracer pilot who once raced in a Boonta race.



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novelization
  2. Databank title Boonta Eve Classic Podracers in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  3. Preliminary concept illustrations of the Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace Podracers indicate that Dud Bolt's character was originally named Bozzie Barada. The now-defunct Hyperspace feature showcased this concept artwork, visible here, but this information is no longer available on
  4. Star Wars: Episode I Racer
  5. Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi