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- "TK-421, why aren't you at your post? TK-421, do you copy?"
- ―Pol Treidum
In 0 BBY he was stationed in Docking Control Room 327 when he noticed two stormtroopers were not at their posts by the captured Millennium Falcon. After trying unsuccessfully to hail stormtrooper TK-421 through the comm system, Treidum looked out of the observation port to see a disguised Luke Skywalker walk down the Falcon's loading ramp and bumped a fist at his helmet. Taking this to mean there was a faulty transmitter, Pol opened the door to go check on the problem, only to be knocked back into the room by Chewbacca's fist. His partner was shot by Han Solo while he was killed by Chewbacca.
Personality and traitsEdit
Pol Treidum chose to wear the prominent sideburns that were popular among the Imperial officer class at the time. Other serving Imperial officers who wore their hair in this fashion, many of whom were also assigned to the Death Star, included Cassio Tagge, Conan Motti, Moradmin Bast and Nahdonnis Praji.
Behind the scenesEdit
Peter Sumner, the actor who portrayed Lt. Pol Treidum, also played the same character at a younger age in the fan film The Dark Redemption. This marks the only instance where an actor from an official Star Wars film reprised a role in a non-official Star Wars film.
According to West End Games game designer Paul Sudlow, fellow WEG designer George Strayton named Treidum after Sudlow while writing color text for Decipher's A New Hope Limited Expansion. "Pol" was a Star Wars version of Sudlow's given name, while "Treidum" was inspired by Captain Rolf Treidum, an Imperial officer he created for The Kathol Outback supplement of The DarkStryder Campaign.[source?]
- Death Star (Corpse)
- Star Wars Journal: The Fight for Justice (Identified as "gantry officer")
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novel (First appearance)
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
- Star Wars Droids 7: Star Wars According to the Droids, Book II
- Star Wars 3: Death Star
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Identified as "Imperial Shuttle Pilot") (Non-canonical appearance)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – A New Hope Limited (Card: Lt. Pol Treidum) (First identified as Pol Treidum)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 37 (LEI1-2, The Rescue of Princess Leia)