The war is finally over. We thought it was over 30 years ago with what seemed like a pretty comprehensive victory over the empire, but lo and behold, the First Order had been hanging around the galaxy and even the Emperor himself was creating clones of himself and biding his time…for what exactly, we don’t really know, but he was there nonetheless.
But now he’s dead. For real this time. And with the fall of the Emperor, the First Order, and the last remnants of the Empire, it’s time for the rest of us normal galactic citizens to get on with our lives. And a huge part of those lives is, you guessed it, flying around in spaceships. It’s a big galaxy out there, and getting around it takes a lot more than a brisk walk, a ride on a tauntaun or even a speeder bike. It takes a ship to get from system to system, and there are a lot of them to go round. So let’s dive right in and see what your galactic credits could get you.
1. VCX-100 Light Freighter
First up, we have the classic family ship. Now that the “star wars” seem to be over, for now, families are spending less and less time fleeing from war torn systems and hiding from faceless stormtroopers. They can finally start prioritising things like practicality rather than blaster-proofness. With this in mind, I would recommend a VCX-100 light freighter.
This ship is not only spacious, comfortable, very low maintenance and comes with enough sleeping space to house you and your family or a long term trip to another sector of the galaxy, it is also nimble in tight spaces, should you find yourself having to evade some pirates around the Outer Rim. A great choice.
Next up, we have the young, single bachelor/bachelorette. I’m going to assume that a lot of you guys haven’t seen the days of the Empire and you’ve only known relative freedom under the New Republic. Either that or you were a stormtrooper for the First Order. But we forgive you, and will take you into account. For you guys I would have to say you should go with an old rebel U-wing.
Yes, it’s a little old, but because of that, it will come cheap, which is great for the younger crowd. It’s fairly fast, looks great and comes with enough space for you and a couple of friends to cruise around on the weekends. And if you really want to look cool, those front wings fold back when you really open the taps out in open space. Give it a try.
3. A-Wing / X-Wing
Next up, we have those of you that are starting to see the years rack up. Your children have moved to a different system and started lives of their own, but you still get to see them on hologram every so often so it’s not so bad. You’re going to need a nice small ship that will fly from A to B without much difficulty, but nice and swift. However, you guys remember the Empire and the Rebellion, and thus how important it is to have a little bit of firepower if you find a fascist galactic government has suddenly taken hold, led by a weird looking goblin man who shoots electricity from his fingers. Thus, the old reliable rebel A-wings or X-wings are the choice for you. Not to mention a bit of nostalgia for the old, heroic days.
4. Personal Luxury Yacht 3000 / Naboo Royal Cruiser
Now it’s time to make a choice for those of you who haven’t seen a lot of the struggles that have gripped the galaxy for the last few decades. That, of course, is because you have been too busy profiting, and profiting well, from those struggles. War profiteering, some of us call it, but anyway, I digress. You have the credits and are ready to spend them. Luxury, decadence, and something that wouldn’t look out of place docked at Canto Bight. With all these requirements in mind, I would have to go with a Naboo Royal cruiser (I know it’s Royal, but just splash the cash and I’m sure they won’t mind) or for a bit more splendor, the personal luxury yacht 3000.
These ships will have your compatriots staring in awe at your taste in travel. I personally have no idea how these ships feel to pilot, as I cannot afford to even see one, but that won’t matter to those of you who but them, you won’t be piloting them anyway.
5. Executor Class Star Destroyer
And finally, we come to our final demographic, the evil masterminds/sith lords that seem to constantly out there trying to take over the galaxy at one time or another. I don’t know who the next Palpatine or Snoke will be, but I know for a fact you’re out there, probably lurking in the Unknown Regions. But I will always try to cater to all my readers, regardless of nefarious intentions, so here we are. IF you are inclined toward galactic domination, I personally think there is no other way to go than for a Imperial Super Star Destroyer, like the Executor.
First off, it has a terrifying name, worthy of someone vying for dominion of all life. Second, Darth Vader used this ship, and realistically if it’s good enough for Vader then it’s good enough for you. The man was burned from head to toe (well, more from head to bottom of his stumps, but you get the idea) and still managed to terrify everyone who came in contact with him, if he didnt slice them up or choke them from across the room first. Basically, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
And there we have it, a complete guide to ship shopping for citizens of the new era of this wonderful galaxy. I hope my choices serve everyone well.