Sila Kott

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"Got it!"
―Sila Kott[src]

Sila Kott was a female Human starfighter pilot who fought and died at the Battle of Endor. Kott's A-wing was part of the Rebel Alliance's Red Squadron, in which she served as Red Three. She was shot down by two TIE Interceptors in the attempt to lead them away.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

"Anyway, that A-wing pilot is a British woman who was voiced over by an American guy."
Pablo Hidalgo[src]

Although played by British actress Poppy Hands in Return of the Jedi, Sila Kott was later dubbed by a male actor.[2] She should not be confused with Green Leader Arvel Crynyd, a similar-looking A-wing pilot who was played by a male actor, Hilton McRae.[3][4] Nevertheless, Crynyd's line "Three of them coming in, twenty degrees!" is attributed to "Red Three" in both Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays[5] and the junior novelization of Return of the Jedi,[6] although in the film, the line is actually spoken by Crynyd after Kott's A-wing is destroyed.[1]

In Return of the Jedi, Kott responds to a command from Wedge Antilles of "Red Three, Red Two, pull in." Later in the Battle of Endor, a Y-wing pilot is called "Red Two" by Antilles, thereby suggesting that Kott is Red Three.[1] However, a Hasbro action figure set names Red Two as Kott's callsign,[7] and the line "Got it!" is similarly attributed to Red Two in both The Annotated Screenplays[5] and the Return of the Jedi junior novelization.[6] This article defers to Return of the Jedi itself and assumes that Kott is Red Three.[1]

In 2011, original, unedited footage of Hands playing Sila Kott was included on the Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-Ray release, speaking dialogue in her actual voice after being prompted by an off-camera crew member.[8]



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  2. Female pilots and the like on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by Pabawan on 2/28/08 12:26pm; accessed April 13, 2013)
  3. Hilton McRae. Aveleyman. Archived from the original on April 29, 2013. Retrieved on November 14, 2013.
  4. My Hilton McRae Star Wars Autograph. SW Autograph Collecting. Archived from the original on November 14, 2013. Retrieved on November 14, 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays, p. 303
  6. 6.0 6.1 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi junior novelization, chapter 11
  7. HasbroInverted Star Wars: The Vintage Collection (Pack: Battle Over Endor (Set 1 of 2))
  8. Battle of Endor: The Lost Rebels (Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi deleted scene)—Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray release

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