The Official Star Wars Fact File 5 was the fifth issue of The Official Star Wars Fact File, released on January 30, 2002. The issue was authored by Darren Allanson, David Bailey, Chris Gardner, and Iain Lowson. It also contained an original illustration by Carl Lyons.


  • The Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon (CAR 1-4)
    • Jabba the Hutt prepares an execution at the lair of the deadly Sarlacc.
  • Jar Jar Binks (JAR 1-4)
    • The bumbling Gungan who was exiled by his own people.
  • Grand Admiral Thrawn (THR 1-4)
    • Alien leader of the Imperial forces after the death of the Emperor.
  • Bespin (BES 1-4)
    • Great gas Giant where life has evolved among the drifting clouds.
  • Droideka - Destroyer Droids (DRO 1-2)
    • The Trade Federation's super-fast, heavily armed destroyer droids.
  • Hyperspace (HYP 1-2)
    • The secrets of faster-than-light travel via hyperspace jumps.
  • Sith Infiltrator (SIT 1-2)
    • Darth Maul's stealthy and formidably equipped starship.


The Grand Admiral Thrawn article includes original artwork by Carl Lyons.[1]


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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 The Official Star Wars Fact File 5
  2. The second issue of the De Agostini magazine The Official Star Wars Fact File was set to be published on January 9, 2002, according to Star Wars Fact Files Available in UK by Thomas on TheForce.net (December 27, 2001) (archived from the original on June 4, 2022). Additionally, the series announcement on StarWars First Look: DeAgostini Star Wars Fact Files on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link) states that the magazine was to be published weekly. Therefore, it can be calculated that The Official Star Wars Fact File 5 was published around January 30, 2002.
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