– by Seth McDonald

Well folks, we are down to about 15 days until Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released. As we move along with the promotional train up until that day, we get an unusual bit of information. What is one of the more impractical gadgets in the Star Wars universe?

Why, seat belts on the Millennium Falcon of course. Director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson explains in a new video that was posted on the official Star Wars Twitter account that the Falcon actually does have seat belts that are located in the area where one would sit to play a game of Dejarik (the holographic battle game in the photo above, let the Wookiee win!). You can see the post below.

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Ok, so maybe they’re not impractical, while I don’t think the seat belts would be helpful in the event of a crash, they would probably do well to keep passengers in place during rough patches of space, such as flying through asteroid fields, or in the event of an an escape.

Interestingly, as Johnson explained in the video the belts have been in place since A New Hope. I seem to have a faint memory or Han and Chewy hastily buckling up in the Falcon’s cockpit, does anyone else recall this?

What are your thoughts on the Millennium Falcon having seat belts? Let us know in the comments down below!

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  • Moby85

    I have no memory of the seat belts but neither do I care lol. I just want the movie!

  • oh_riginal

    I seem to remember Luke and Obi Wan buckling up while 3PO says he hates space travel.

    • Ryan Fink

      That sort of rings a bell for me too

    • Seth McDonald

      That might be what I am remembering as well.

  • Ryan Fink

    I feel like this was something Disney wanted addressed so that kids who watch the film know that “even on the millennium Falcon there are SEAT BELTS!”