- "What an incredible smell you've discovered!"
- ―Han Solo
Garbage Compactor 3263827 was a garbage compactor on the first Death Star where Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia Organa were temporarily stranded after freeing Organa from Detention Block AA-23 in 0 BBY. "3263827" was a hatch number.
The magnetically sealed facility was infested by a dianoga creature, which was placed there to exterminate vermin. The dianoga grabbed Skywalker's legs and pulled him down under the liquid. The Rebels were soon released from the garbage compactor when R2-D2 disabled all garbage compactors on the detention level of the Death Star, on orders by Luke Skywalker.
Behind the scenesEdit
Scenes like this one are an example of one of George Lucas's ongoing themes in which the main characters go from one bad situation (shootout in detention area) to an even worse situation (stuck in closing garbage compactor).
A garbage compactor similar to this appears in the multiplayer map "Death Star" in Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast.
A garbage compactor is also found in the "Death Star" map in Star Wars: Battlefront II.
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