Just a couple days to go until Star Wars: Episode VII airs! In the meantime, tide yourself over by watching Spencer Nugent crank out the Millennium Falcon, ID-sketching-style, then digest the hard-hitting facts below:
Trivia question: Where in the movie timeline does the version of the Falcon that Nugent drew fall? And what gives it away in the drawing?
Random observation #1: Han Solo and Chewbacca are like the K-9 Unit of the galaxy.
Random observation #2: The ship is called the Millenium Falcon. The Star Wars universe is filled with weird animals that have names like "gundark" and "taun-taun." But somehow there are also falcons, enough of them that a smuggler sees one and names a ship after it. And since the movies are set "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away," that means that falcons have not only existed for a very long time, but they've also somehow mastered the interplanetary travel necessary to make it to Earth. Yet all they do here is sit around on people's gloves wearing little hoods.