The Millennium Falcon might be a fast ship, but when Han Solo visits a primitive Outer Rim world that has yet to develop repulsor technology the galactic smuggler needs to blend in with the locals. That’s why he chooses the second-generation Honda Legend, a ground-based transport luxurious enough for rescued princesses, spacious enough for a Wookie, and quick enough to make a run to Kessel, WV in 12 parsecs. Its 3.2-liter V6 may not be able to make the jump into hyperspace, but it’s still remarkably smooth and speedy for something that burns dead plants.
In fact, Solo was so enamored with the Honda that he appeared in two local ads for the vehicle. In the first he is pursued by what appears to be Imperial spies as he makes his way across the planet’s terrain. The vehicle gets pulled by some kind of rudimentary tractor beam onto a crude skiff where he rendezvous with a native female.
In another, he’s piloting his Honda across a verdant landscape when he encounters two denizens of the planet in an altercation. Fortunately, Solo is able to speak the language of the ungulate without the aid of a protocol droid and helps the pair resolve their differences. He also looks directly into the two-dimensional hologram recorder for some unknown reason.
Why the inhabitants of this world would take the word of a Hutt bagman with a bounty on his head is unclear. Expectations should not be set too high however, as the planet is so uncultured that it doesn’t even know about the Clone Wars or how to point out Naboo on a starmap.
Despite their barbarism, the savages did manage to build quite a nice speeder in the Honda Legend. Perhaps an enterprising importer could ship a few of them to Coruscant, slap on some repulsorlifts, and make a decent stack of credits. Just don’t tell Lord Vader about it. He seems to have his own vehicle preferences. May the fourth be with you.
Excellent interpretation of the ads!
As long as Jar-Jar Binks isn’t riding shotgun with a blast rifle, no problem there. Unfortunately, the compact car isn’t big enough for a Wookie.
These commercials, along with the 2002 Acura RL commercials, really focus on a specific group of clientele. Definitely no high school kids here!
Biggest mistake Honda made is changing from the names we knew, like Legend, Vigor and Integra to Eurovague designations like RL , TLX and RSX. With the only exception of the NSX, most people won[‘t know the difference between an MDX and ZDX. TL? TLX? CL?
Sheesh, even Toyota is starting this nonsense with C-HR (Is that a Honda?) bZ4x… what the hell does that mean? Bring back Carina.
I noticed the license plates in the first commercial vaguely represented British Columbia… when they’re transporting the Legend via crane you can see Canada Place and an old Vancouver skyline in the background… Bingo.
As someone from BC that’s pretty cool haha.