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In Attack of the Clones in the spaceport on Naboo we see a familiar looking ship landed in the spaceport.

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and in Revenge of the Sith we see coming in another familiar looking ship:

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While they both don't look exactly like the Falcon, ships of the same make and model have made appearances. So my question is this: Did any YT-1300 freighter make an appearance in The Phantom Menace?

  • I have no idea where this ship you're referring to might be in the first picture. – DCShannon Jan 11 '17 at 20:35
  • @DCShannon cropped and added a freehand red circle. – Gallifreyan Jan 11 '17 at 21:04
  • There it is. That sure looks like a YT-1300 to me. – DCShannon Jan 11 '17 at 23:17
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No YT-1300 freighter appears in Phantom Menace. Although many have looked for it, it isn't there. Many easter egg sites died to bring me this information.

The ship in the second picture, from Revenge of the Sith, has been confirmed by George Lucas as actually being the Millennium Falcon.

There is a archived copy of the page that used to be on StarWars.com here (thanks to Adamant).

From Wookiepedia:

It was speculated that the Falcon would make an appearance in Revenge of the Sith to further tie the prequel trilogy to the original trilogy, and the ship did indeed make a cameo in the movie. At the beginning of one shot closing in on a docking bay on Coruscant, a freighter is seen flying in to dock. George Lucas confirmed that it was the Millennium Falcon itself and not just another ship of the same class.

  • OK, sure…but the Falcon is indeed a YT-1300 freighter. Also, a link to Lucas’s statements about this (as opposed to Wookieepedia) would be helpful. – Adamant Jan 11 '17 at 19:33
  • @Adamant - I never said the Falcon wasn't a YT-1300. Also the StarWars.com easter egg hunt page that had Lucas' quote has been removed, and I can't find an archive copy. But Wookiepedia is endorsed by StarWars.com, so is good enough IMO. – Tim Jan 11 '17 at 19:37
  • Ah, OK, my mistake. I thought you were talking about RotS. But (endorsed by SW.com or not) Wookieepedia has been known to contain mistakes, and primary sources are better than secondary in any case. – Adamant Jan 11 '17 at 19:39
  • @Adamant - if you can find an original source I'd be happy to add it. But I can't find one. – Tim Jan 11 '17 at 19:40
  • This is a backup of the page in question: web.archive.org/web/20050901000018/http://www.starwars.com/…. That should do the trick. – Adamant Jan 11 '17 at 19:40

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