"Before they could get it sorted out, I fired up Mama's tractor beam and started slingshotting chunks of ice from the ring into them."
―Lando Calrissian, to Voren Na'al, on the Battle of Taanab[src]

The Mama Tried was a starship that was flown by the gambler Lando Calrissian during the reign of the Galactic Empire. In 0 ABY, Calrissian stopped over on the planet Taanab whilst carrying a cargo of connor nets aboard the Mama. After Taanab was attacked by the Norulac Freebooters, Calrissian made a cantina bet that he could defeat the pirates single-handedly, and he powered up the Mama and flew into combat. After Calrissian ejected the connor nets and the pirates became entangled in the devices, and Calrissian then used the Mama's tractor beam to hurl chunks of ice at the stricken freebooters.

Behind the scenesEdit

The Mama Tried was mentioned in the 2012 guidebook The Essential Guide to Warfare, by Jason Fry and Paul Urquhart, and the vessel's name was intended as a reference to the song "Mama Tried," by the musician Merle Haggard.[1]


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