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- "Bree Starlighter here, chief of holocommunications for Star Tours. Ready to make the jump to hyperspace and travel to the galaxy far far away? Then climb aboard a StarSpeeder 1000 today."
- ―Bree Starlighter in an advertisement for Star Tours
Bree Starlighter, nicknamed Princess of PR, was a female Human who served as Chief Holo-Communications Officer and galactic travel liaison for the interstellar Star Tours travel firm. She worked for Star Tours by 1 BBY, and featured in advertisements produced by the company, as well as in the opening ceremony of the spaceline's first hub in the Earth system. An upbeat woman, Starlighter was politically supportive of the Galactic Empire, as well as its main figures, Galactic Emperor Darth Sidious and Sith Lord Darth Vader. Unlike other skeptical life forms, the officer held the Wookiee species in high regard and found them to be friendly to strangers.
- "We are thrilled to offer several new deluxe excursion packages."
- ―Bree Starlighter
Bree Starlighter was a Human female who, in 1 BBY, worked as Chief Holo-Communications Officer and galactic travel liaison for Star Tours, an interstellar space travel company affiliated with the Galactic Tourist Bureau. Around this time, Bree Starlighter was present for the unveiling of Star Tours' first hub in the Earth system, with two of her co-workers beside her at the ceremony, droids C-3PO and R2-D2. She hosted the event, answered questions from the public and offered discounts on flights.
Starlighter would occasionally travel accompanied by members of the Wookiee species to promote their homeworld of Kashyyyk, in the Mid Rim's Mytaranor sector, as a suitable tourist destination. The officer believed that, by doing so, she would convince skeptics that Wookiees were not aggressive towards strangers, contrary to what some believed. Bree Starlighter also participated in some Star Tours advertisements, where she invited galactic citizens to choose her company for interstellar travel and promoted the firm's recently acquired fleet of StarSpeeder 1000 starships.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "Of course we don't expect any issues! The Empire is great! Their involvement is great! The Emperor is great! Everything is great!"
- ―Bree Starlighter on the launch of Earth's new Star Tours hub
Being a public face for Star Tours, Starlighter was generally an upbeat and energetic person, affectionately known as "Princess of PR." She also had a penchant for exaggerating, as she sometimes claimed that Star Tours offered travel to all known worlds, and even all galaxies, later revealing that in fact Star Tours served only 54 destinations. Starlighter shared a good relationship with fellow co-working droids C-3PO and R2-D2, whom she considered two of her "favorite employees," praising Threepio for his meticulousness and highlighting R2 for his brightness and importance to the company. She also believed in the concept of the Force, and publicly stated so while on duty. Additionally, the officer had a positive view of Wookiees, and suggested she disliked mothers-in-law.
Around 1 BBY, Starlighter expressed support for Sith Lord Darth Vader, Galactic Emperor Darth Sidious and the Galactic Empire in general, a government that was the dominant power in the galaxy during that period. She hinted, however, that Star Tours' home office was often visited by Vader, which she later denied, adding that he was "great" and a "positive force for change." Vader was, at the time, suspicious of the involvement of noted Alliance to Restore the Republic member Captain Raymus Antilles with the company, and speculated that Star Tours was linked to the Alliance. On top of that, a Rebel spy was also found in one of their flights, yet the vessel deliberately evaded Imperial pursuit and landed the spy safely. Starlighter, however, minimized those concerns, stating on record that the Sith Lord was working towards making the galaxy "perfect" to live in, denying any darkness in his actions. Although the officer recognized that the Empire was significantly involved in space voyage, she also believed the Imperials were completely in favor of free travel. As a safety recommendation, Starlighter advised lightsaber carriers to pack it inside their luggage instead of having them in their carry-on, due to the openly anti-Jedi policies promoted by the Empire at the time, such as the Great Jedi Purge.
Starlighter had fair skin, and sported blonde and purple hair with a Padawan-like braid. The officer was also known for wearing on occasion rings, bracelets, earrings, and black-colored accessories near her lips and around her dark brown eyes, as well as makeup on the eyelids and cheeks. While employed, Bree Starlighter wore at least two distinct uniforms, one blue and silver and another black and silver with gray pants and boots, both with metallic-looking company pins at chest height displaying her name in High Galactic alphabet and the Star Tours logo in Aurebesh script.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Public Relations officer Bree Starlighter was portrayed by the actress Angela Napoleon during the Star Tours: The Adventures Continue promotional mall tour. The tour took place in four cities, six days before the launch of the revamped ride, in 2011, presenting the character for the first time. She later appeared at the Grand Opening at Disney's Hollywood Studios, as well as in promotional material for Star Tours at the Disney website.
During her live-action appearances, she interacted with the audience in an in-universe manner, as if promoting the launch of Star Tours's first hub on the real-world planet Earth alongside R2-D2, C-3PO, Leia Minnie and Jedi Mickey, although the last two should not be seen as canonical. During the interviews, the actress also made a point of deliberately twitching her eye and maintaining a facial tic when mentioning the Galactic Empire and Darth Vader positively.
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (First appearance) (Promotional material only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Star Tours Adventures. Disney. Retrieved on February 21, 2013.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Brigante, Ricky (May 2, 2011). Video: Star Tours 2 preview interview with C-3PO, R2-D2 and Bree Starlighter at Disney mall tour stop in Jacksonville. Inside the Magic. Retrieved on February 21, 2013.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 According to the Star Wars Blog article Convenient Daily Departures: The History of Star Tours, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue takes place circa 1 BBY. In the attraction's queue, the droid G2-9T refers to the secret base of the Rebel Alliance, the Great Temple on Yavin 4. According to the 121st issue of The Official Star Wars Fact File, the Alliance only retrieved the key to the Massassi Temple in 1 BBY. The attraction must therefore take place later in that same year.
- ↑ Fickley-Baker, Jennifer (June 30, 2011). New Star Tours Intergalactic Destination Blasts Off on Disney.com. Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved on March 31, 2014.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Star Tours Sneak Peek Event Video Featuring Bree Starlighter. Star Tours Live (April 16, 2011). Retrieved on February 24, 2013.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Kashyyyk. Star Tours Adventures at Disneyland.com. Retrieved on January 4, 2013. “Bree Starlighter sometimes travels with a Wookiee in order to promote travel to Kashyyyk and show skeptical life forms that Wookiees are really just big teddy bears -- for the most part.”
- ↑ The Essential Atlas
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Exclusive Interview with Bree Starlighter: Chief Holocommunications Officer for Star Tours. Star Tours Live (April 18, 2011). Retrieved on February 21, 2013.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 The New Essential Chronology
- ↑ Star Tours: The Adventures Continue opening crawl shown at the Florida Grand Opening.
- ↑ Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 WDWNTube (April 30, 2011). Star Tours 3-D Mall Event - 4/30/11. Vimeo. Retrieved on April 4, 2014.
- ↑ Goldhaber, Mark (May 23, 2011). Walt Disney World Resort Update. USA Today. Retrieved on April 11, 2014.
- ↑ Brigante, Ricky (May 25, 2011). Video Recap: Star Tours 2 previews at Walt Disney World and Disneyland show the Force is strong with fans. Inside the Magic. Retrieved on February 21, 2013.