"It's Slide Paramita, in his modified Pizer-Errol Stinger. Very sharp."
Fode Annodue, a Troig race announcer, commenting on a Pizer-Errol Podracer — (audio) Listen (file info)[1]

Pizer-Errol was a company that designed Podracers, including the Stinger 627 S, a Podracer notable for its maneuverability and acceleration, though it was lacking in overall speed.[1] During the year 32 BBY,[2] the Ciasi pilot Slide Paramita favored the Stinger and owned a yellow one that he was known to modify. The vehicle was notably fragile, and could not sustain the same kind of damage larger pods could.[1] However, that did not stop Paramita from occasionally using his Stinger as a weapon out of desperation.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

Pizer-Errol was first mentioned[1] in the 1999[4] video game Star Wars Episode I: Racer, where it acted as the manufacturer for the Stinger 627 S Podracer.[1] It later received mentions in both of the game's strategy[3] guides[5] and under Slide Paramita's entry in the 2008 release of The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.[6] However, the company's background was not expanded on in any of these sources.



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Star Wars Episode I: Racer
  2. The New Essential Chronology dates the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace to the year 32 BBY. The racing season presented in the game Star Wars Episode I: Racer must have taken place during this year due to the appearances of Qui-Gon Jinn, Jar Jar Binks, and R2-D2 on Tatooine, which correspond to The Phantom Menace.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Episode I Racer: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
  4. Star Wars: Episode I: Racer - Nintendo 64 - IGN. IGN. IGN Entertainment, Inc.. Archived from the original on November 18, 2016.
  5. Star Wars: Episode I: Racer: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide
  6. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 12 ("Paramita, Slide")