Han Solo

Han Solo is a fictional character and protagonist in the Star Wars franchise. A primary character in the original film trilogy, Han is the captain of the Millennium Falcon, along with his Wookiee co-pilot Chewbacca. In the original Star Wars film and Chewbacca reluctantly became involved in the Rebel Alliance's struggle against the Galactic Empire after being recruited by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his pupil Luke Skywalker to transport them to Alderaan. Over the course of the Star Wars saga, Han becomes a chief figure in the Alliance, a close friend of Luke and the love interest of Princess Leia. In the sequel trilogy, set 30 years after the original films, Han is Leia's estranged husband and the father of fallen Jedi Ben Solo, who turned to the Dark Side of the Force and became Kylo Ren, the lead enforcer of the tyrannical First Order; the character was portrayed by Harrison Ford for all three films of the original Star Wars trilogy. Following a 32-year hiatus, Ford reprised the role for Disney's sequel trilogy, receiving top billing for his work in 2015's The Force Awakens, an uncredited cameo in 2019's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Mythologist Joseph Campbell said. There’s something else pushing." In 1997, franchise creator George Lucas described Han as "a cynical loner who realizes the importance of being part of a group and helping for the common good". A young Han appears as the main protagonist in the 2018 spin-off film Solo: A Star Wars Story portrayed by Alden Ehrenreich, which focuses on his early life how he befriended and partnered with Chewbacca, his first meeting with Lando Calrissian, how he acquired the Millennium Falcon from him. Additionally, the character is the subject of many books and other media based on the franchise. Han Solo is introduced in Star Wars, when he and his co-pilot Chewbacca accept a charter request to transport Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2 from Tatooine to Alderaan on their ship, the Millennium Falcon. Han has a high price on his head. Bounty hunter Greedo tries to deliver Solo to Jabba, dead or alive, but after a failed attempt to extort the money as a bribe for letting him go, Han shoots and kills Greedo.

Han prepares to leave Tatooine. He and his passengers are attacked by Imperial stormtroopers, but escape by accelerating to light speed; when they arrive at Alderaan, they discover that the planet has been destroyed by the Empire. The Falcon is captured and held within the Death Star, a moon-sized battle station constructed by the Empire. Han and company hide from detection inside the Falcon's smuggling bays, infiltrate the station disguised as stormtroopers, they discover that Princess Leia Organa is a prisoner on board, Luke convinces Han to help rescue her by promising him a huge reward. They rescue Leia and escape. After delivering Luke, Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2 to the Rebel Alliance and Chewbacca receive a payment for their services and prepare to leave. Luke asks Han to stay and help the Rebels attack the Death Star, but he refuses, not wanting to get involved. Han has a change of heart and returns to save Luke's life during the film's climactic battle scene enabling Luke to destroy the Death Star.

In the film's final scene, Leia presents Han with a medal of honor alongside Chewbacca. Three years Han is still with the Rebel Alliance, serving on the Rebels' base on the frozen planet of Hoth. While out on patrol with Luke, they witness a meteor strike the surface. Han returns to base. Han informs Leia. Before he can depart, it is discovered. Han rides out alone into the frozen Hoth wastelands. Using his friend's lightsaber, Han cuts open his tauntaun, providing Luke warmth while he builds a shelter until they can be rescued the next morning. Han and Chewbacca go to check on another meteor strike, they discover that the'meteor' is an Imperial Probe Droid. The two succeed in destroying the probe, but not before the Empire is alerted to the location of the Rebel base; when the Empire attacks, Chewbacca, C-3PO narrowly escape on board the Millennium Falcon. Han evades a squad of Imperial TIE fighters by flying through an asteroid field, unwittingly flies into the mouth of a giant worm. Han and Leia fall in love during the long journey.

They manage to hide from the Imperial fleet long enough to escape, but not unnoticed. Han and company end up at the Bespin system's Cloud City seeking repairs and shelter from his old friend Lando Calrissian, the city's administrator. However, Fett alerted the Empire. Lando betrays Han to the Empire, Vader has Han tortured as part of his plan to lure Luke to Bespin. Vader wishes to capture Luke by freezing him in carbonite, subjects Han to the freezing process first to test its lethality. Han survives, Fett leaves for Tatooine with his frozen body in tow to collect the bounty from Jabba. A year Han, still imprisoned in carbonite, is Jabba's favorite decoration at his palace on Tatooine. Luke attempts a rescue operation aided by Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, a repentant Lando, but they are caught. Jabba sentences Han and Luke to die in the Sar

Arena (American TV series)

Arena is a G4/G4techTV TV show about competitive gaming which aired from 2002 to 2004. The program's format featured teams taking on each other in the multiplayer video games of the time in the form of a LAN party. Many episodes of the series revolved around a continuing tournament format; some video games overlap episodes, such as Call of Duty. Teams are given a chance to talk about themselves and explain the origin of their team name. Team ZoMBiE won Tournament of Champions'03 in 2004 to become the Ultimate Arena Champions. Team Kaizen won Tournament of Champions'04 in 2005 to become the Ultimate Arena Champions; the show was hosted by Wil Wheaton and Travis Oates, but both hosts left due to conflicts with the program's producer, Jim Downs, of which many were made public by Wheaton in a Slashdot posting along with the documentary entitled The Rise and Fall of G4. They were replaced by Lee Reherman and Michael Louden in the latter half of 2003; the final hosts were Kevin Pereira. The bulk of the first two seasons were filmed in studio 2.

About halfway through season 2, for the remainder of the run, filming moved into studio 3, the largest studio in G4's old headquarters. When word of the TechTV buyout became public, the show was going to be cancelled as a result, the series banked several episodes, scrapped the set in July 2004 to make way for X-Play, The Screen Savers, Unscrewed with Martin Sargent, three former TechTV properties. All Episodes were found on the YouTube."

Number 13 (short story)

"Number 13" is a ghost story by British writer M. R. James, included in his first collection Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. While researching church history in Viborg, Denmark, in particular the events of the reformation, the narrator's cousin stays in a Danish inn. While staying in room Number 12, he notices that his room seems to grow smaller and his furniture sometimes vanishes. After hearing dancing next door, he assumes it comes from Number 13, however upon discussing the matter with the inn-keep, he learns that there is no Number 13, he asks the inn-keep to visit his room at night. While talking, the protagonist and the inn-keep hear ominous singing in the room next door, they check Number 14, but learn that its occupant thought it was them they find the "nonexistent" door to Number 13. A clawed hand attacks them, they attempt to break down the door but break through the plaster wall; the occupants of 12 and 14 spend the night in a double bedded room. The narrator meets his cousin a few months and relates the tale to him.

In 2019, the story was adapted into audio drama as part of the debut season of Shadows at the Door: The Podcast. The full text of Number 13 at Wikisource Full text of "Number 13" A Podcast to the Curious: Episode 5 - Number 13