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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Admiral Piett (Kenneth Colley)

Site Rating: 70%
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Writeup Rating: 70%
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Film: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)
Deceased Character: Admiral Piett (Kenneth Colley)
Archetype: Baddy (Minor)
Killed by: Arvel Crynyd (Hilton McRae)
Killed with: A-Wing Starfighter

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Written by Mr. Mouseburger 13th May 2006

Kindly submitted by Kooshmeister

Despite the life expectancy of an Imperial Admiral being shorter than a book of David Beckham’s witticisms, there is not shortage of takers for the role. This time it is Admiral Piett whose life is cut unexpectedly short, during the climactic battle with the Rebel Alliance over the moon of Endor.

Piett is aboard the Super Star Destroyer, Executor, with his second officer Commander Gherant, but he is severely hamstrung by Emperor Palpatine's orders not to engage the Rebel fleet, but to merely keep them busy while the Death Star's superlaser picks off their warships one at a time.

However, a well-placed shot from an anonymous Rebel fighter results in the Executor losing its bridge deflector shields, rendering the bridge vulnerable to attack. Then an attack comes in the form of Arvel Crynyd, whose A-Wing starfighter has been damaged. Crynyd flies his starfighter towards the bridge in a kamikaze attack.

Even as Piett orders forward firepower intensified, Gherant sees Crynyd coming and points him out, wailing, "Too late!" He and Piett turn and run away from the viewport (where did they think they were going anyway?) as Crynyd's A-Wing slams into and completely destroys the bridge.

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This review has 7 comments. Reply to the comments
Comment 1 by 'trav3ler' (reply to this comment)
Crynyrd deserves his own death page... seriously. That was one of the best parts of the movie.
Comment 2 by 'Matt' (reply to this comment)
On one final note, Piett is the last guy to die in the film (who'd have thunk it?)
Comment 3 by 'servo' (reply to this comment)
Well, if anyone in the Imperial Starfleet had been betting on Piett dying at the hands of Darth Vader, they'd be disappointed.
Comment 4 by 'Kooshmeister' (reply to this comment)

Comment 5 by 'Backman' (reply to this comment)
i found out his first name! its evan, which is kinda usual for star wars... oh well...
Comment 6 by 'Kooshmeister' (reply to this comment)
No it's Firmus.


smiling smiley
Comment 7 by 'Backman' (reply to this comment)
oh, right lol. did i ever screw up. thanks for correcting mesmiling smiley