- "We love the Empire."
"Nice to meet like-minded folk. Nothing wrong with a little order, right?"
- ―Leia Organa and Freck
Freck was an alien male who worked as a transport driver for the Galactic Empire on the mining planet Mapuzo, gaining rapport with the local stormtroopers. In 9 BBY, the driver came across the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and the youngling Leia Organa, who were trying to find a spaceport. The alien offered them a ride and drove them towards a port, transporting some stormtroopers along the way.
The transport soon reached an inspection point, where Freck advised the stormtroopers on duty to check his passengers out. After the troopers did a scan of Kenobi, he attacked the soldiers, using Freck as a shield to shoot one of them. The Jedi then incapacitated the alien and soon escaped with Organa.
- "We got a bit turned around. We're looking for the nearest port. We need to get home."
"Well, I'm going that way. Jump in."
- ―Kenobi and Freck
During the time of the Galactic Empire, the alien Freck worked as an Imperial transport driver on Mapuzo, a once flourishing planet in the Mid Rim Territories which had been reduced to a mining wasteland by the Empire. He notably ferried around passengers like stormtroopers, who he came to get along with well. In 9 BBY, he was driving his repulsorcraft transport towards a spaceport after a standard transport run by a quarry when he encountered two stray civilians, the younger of them waving for his vehicle. The pair were the fugitive Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and the ten-year-old Alderaanian noble Leia Organa, the latter have been rescued by Kenobi after being kidnapped.
Freck stopped for Kenobi and Organa, the latter introducing them as farmers from Tawl named Orden and Luma, and claiming that she and her "father" had gotten lost on a trip, which the alien called a weird story. When Kenobi explained that they were looking for the nearest spaceport, Freck offering them a ride there. The "farmer" was reluctant to accept, but Organa took up Freck's offer and thanked him. The driver assured them that they would be at the port in no time as they climbed in. While he drove down the road, Freck had his two passengers remind him that they were from Tawl. He complemented Tawl's people for listening to the Empire. "Luma" professed her and "Ordan's" love for the Empire, the alien agreeing and saying that there was nothing wrong with a bit of order.
A very standard inspection
- "Who are they?"
"A couple of strays I found. Thought you might wanna check em' out."
"All right. Thanks, Freck."
- ―A stormtrooper and Freck
Freck's transport came across a group of stormtroopers whose transport was late and offered them a ride to their base. The driver introduced the troopers to "Ordan" and "Luma," and asked the where the soldiers had come from. One stormtrooper explained that they were being moved around to search for a Jedi. The alien hoped that they were not in danger, but another trooper was confident that they would find the fugitive, unbeknownst that the Jedi was sat in the transport with them. The vehicle continued moving, one stormtrooper questioning "Ordan" and "Luma" in the meantime. When the transport passed the troopers' base, one of them had Freck stop and thanked him as the group disembarked.
Freck's transport approached an Imperial inspection point, and a nervous Kenobi asked if he could get off beforehand. Freck reassured his passengers that it was just a standard inspection and stopped at the laser-gate guarded by stormtroopers. The driver got out of his transport and told one trooper about his transport run. The stormtrooper asked about the two passengers, and Freck told the soldier that they might want to inspect the pair. Questioning Kenobi, the troopers had an Imperial viper probe droid so a facial scan of the Jedi when he drew a blaster pistol and began gunning down the probe droid and stormtroopers. Freck panicked and stuck close to his vehicle until Kenobi grabbed the alien and used him as a human shield to shoot another stormtrooper. Once the soldier was killed, the Jedi knocked Freck out with a pistol whip, escaping with Organa not long after.
Personality and traits
- "Don't worry, I'll get you to the port in no time."
- ―Freck, to Kenobi and Organa
An alien male with light skin and black eyes, Freck was a supporter of the Empire, appreciating the order they kept in the galaxy and displaying the Imperial crest on his transport. The driver kept an amicable relationship with the Imperial stormtroopers on Mazupo and offered them transport when they needed it. He was also easygoing with strangers like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Leia Organa, not hesitating to give them a ride. However, Freck was suspicious of the pair and Organa's story and suggested the stormtroopers check them out.
Behind the scenes
Freck appeared in "Part III" of the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, directed by Deborah Chow and released on June 1, 2022. The character was portrayed in costume by John Rosengrant and voiced by Zach Braff.
Notes and references
- Obi-Wan Kenobi – "Part III"
- "Part I" states that the events of the Obi-Wan Kenobi television series take place ten years after Order 66, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. Therefore, the events of "Part III" of Obi-Wan Kenobi, including Freck's appearance, must be set in 9 BBY.
- Obi-Wan Kenobi – "Part II"
- Obi-Wan Kenobi – "Part I"