Cell 2187 was Princess Leia Organa's cell on the original Death Star. Found in Detention Block AA-23, sub-level five, an area reserved for political prisoners, Organa was held here after she was captured by Darth Vader and tortured by an IT-O Interrogation Unit. Following the destruction of Alderaan, she was scheduled to be executed, but Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca effected a daring rescue.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- "Many people feel that in the sort of contemplation of nature and in communication with other living things, they become aware of some kind of… force or something behind this apparent mask which we see in front of us, and they call it God or they—you know—depending on their particular disposition to the questioning—"
"You mean feelings or thoughts? Of some aspect of it?"
"Of some aspect of it. To me, it's not the same thing as a world full of human beings. There's something gone, there's something missing."
"And then the people say 'Well this is good, let's have more of it.' Somebody walks up and you say 'Your number's 21-87 isn't it?' Boy does that person really smile."
- ―Two men in the film 21-87
"Cell 2187" references the short film 21-87, a commentary on a machine-dominated society that was directed by Arthur Lipsett, a film that reportedly inspired George Lucas to make the film THX-1138.
In A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy, Leia Organa is also designated as "Prisoner 2187."
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – "Princess Leia – The Rescue"
- A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
- A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy audiobook
- Star Wars: A New Hope junior novelization
- Episode IV: A New Hope Read-Along Storybook and CD
- Trapped in the Death Star!
- The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight
- "Change of Heart"—From a Certain Point of View
- From a Certain Point of View audiobook
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope
- LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales – "Mission to Mos Eisley" (In flashback(s))
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 14 (Databank A-Z: Dengar–Domino Squad)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 43 (Databank A-Z: Leia Organa) (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles (Indirect mention only)
- Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian – "Connections"
- The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season One (Indirect mention only)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
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- Page 3 of Life After Darth an in-depth look at George Lucas's artistic influences and future aspirations from Wired