Corellia Star was a YT-1300 light freighter.
Her pilot was aware of the Empire's secret weapons project, the TIE Phantom. Being sympathetic to the Rebels, he decided to offer his inside information. When he approached Dreighton, he tried to warn two Rebel B-wings that flew in that system, while Imperial troops boarded the Corellia, which was then captured and held in the Imperial base on the planet. The pilot was seen getting shot during his distress call, and it is presumed that both he and his crew perished.
The distress call was not clearly received, so the two Rebel ships approached the planet to find out what happened. The leader, Kirby, was blown out of the air, but the other, Rookie One, managed to eject. Having no other means to escape the planet, Rookie entered the base and fighting his way through, reached the Corellia Star. He escaped the base by flying through mining tunnels and delivered it to the Alliance fleet.
Corellia Star's distress callEdit
"We have discovered information that's vital to the Alliance. The Empire has a hidden mining facility in the Belt of Arah. They're processing oridium ore to fuel some new weapon. Whatever it is, Darth Vader intends to use it to destroy the Alliance. (Blaster fire) Hurry, Rebel patrol! We haven't much time! They're boarding us! (The pilot is shot) AAAAAHHHHH!!! (End of transmission)
Behind the scenesEdit
- The Corellia Star bears an unmistakable resemblance to the Millennium Falcon.
- Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire (First appearance)