SPACE.com — ‘Star Wars’ Fans Feel the Need for Real Hyperspeed
Die-hard “Star Wars” fans have visited the imaginary worlds of Hoth and Tatooine countless times in the sci-fi films, and now they want NASA’s help to do some real intergalactic exploring.
At the Star Wars Celebration V convention in Florida over the weekend, “Star Wars” filmmakers and fans asked NASA representatives to develop a hyperdrive that can transport astronauts through space at light speed. And to make it snappy.
After all, in the “Star Wars” universe, the technology was developed a long time ago, in a galaxy far away.
“The idea of spending six months traveling to Mars doesn’t seem very exciting,” said Gary Kurtz, producer of the original “Star Wars” in 1977 and its first sequel, “The Empire Strikes Back.”
Film stars and fans like the idea of exploring new worlds, the same sentiment that made them “Star Wars” fans to begin with.
“It’s always been a quest of man just to look up at the stars and wonder what is beyond that black and blue space,” said Anthony Daniels, who played the golden humanoid droid C-3PO in all six “Star Wars” films.
Phooey! Might as well ask for the Moon.
Oh. Wait a minute……