Meet “Ace”

Meet “Ace”

Welcome AC-38, a droid of the AC type to the Star Tours pilot family. Also Aly San San has been confirmed! Our reporter Dave sends us the information straight from the Destination D convention.

Update: Tom Fitzgerald just uploaded his blog with more images.

Since everything we do at Imagineering starts with the story, it probably comes as no surprise that one of the first things we set out to do with the new Star Tours show was to figure out when our story should take place within the Star Wars timeline.

The existing Star Tours show we internally refer to as “6.5,” since it takes place time-wise after Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Story development for the new show began “a long time ago,” back in 1998, and a story treatment from that year carries the title “Episode 7 – A Star Tours Classic” – referring to the Boonta Classic race that was to be the main feature of the show.

But by the time Episode I hit the screens, we were all anxious to know what would surface in Episode III that we might build on for the show. Naturally, we were then curious how Episode III would complete the series. In the end, after numerous discussions, we decided to place our storyline between the two sets of Star Wars trilogies, giving the project the working title “Star Tours 3.5.”

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The Author: Kris Van de Sande

As an international commercial photographer with a passion for themed entertainment, Kris encounters and captures many sides of the entertainment industry. Passionated by Star Tours, he founded EndorExpress in 2002.

Comments 4

  1. Paul Hruby
    Sep 25, 2010

    Nice crotch shots of Ace and Aly Kris!

  2. Angie
    Sep 25, 2010

    He has Rex’s face at least…

  3. Sam
    Sep 29, 2010

    RIP RX-24 1987-2010.

  4. Pablo
    Oct 2, 2010

    RIP Rex (RX-24)! hope he isn’t a replacement for Captain Rex. GET BACK REX cuz he’s so awesome :)!

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