‘Star Wars’ Fans Are Having Predictable Reactions To Boba Fett’s ‘Slave 1’ Ship Being Renamed

'Star Wars' Fans React To Boba Fett's 'Slave 1' Ship Being Renamed

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  • After decades as a cult fan favorite, Boba Fett is finally getting his time in the Star Wars spotlight.
  • The Book of Boba Fett is the first major storyline for the beloved bounty hunter.
  • Disney has also used the series to rename Boba Fett’s ship, which was long referred to as the “Slave 1”.

To be perfectly honest, I haven’t been loving The Book of Boba Fett. Heading into the debut of the series, I was arguing that Boba Fett’s story would’ve been better served as a B-plot in season three of The Mandalorian. For example, the first two seasons of The Mandalorian have consisted of eight episodes, so I suggested beefing season three up to ten or eleven and giving the extra hours to Boba.

Instead, a spinoff miniseries has been rolled out and the first four episodes — there are seven in total — feel hollow and slow and nowhere near as important as The Mandalorian did, which I consider as the best Star Wars content (alongside Rogue One) that’s been produced in my nearly 30-year lifetime.

Nevertheless, the series progresses, and with it has come a been of contentiousness in the Star Wars community over the decision to change the name of Boba Fett’s ship from Slave 1 to Firespray Gunship. That’s an eye-rolling sentence in and of itself, I know. Essentially, the Firespray is the model of the ship, similar to the X-Wing.

Thus far, reactions to the change have been all over the place, as is expected:

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The Book of Boba Fett is currently streaming on Disney+. At the time of this writing, there are three episodes left in the seven-episode series, which is only supposed to be a one-off. Further Star Wars series — such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, and season three of The Mandalorian, will also hit the streaming service this year.

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