Lando Calrissian. To the friends of Han Solo, these two words stir more anger than the image of an ewok piloting the Millennium Falcon. For those of you in the outer rim who do not regularly receive transmissions, Lando is the chief administrator of the mining colony of Bespin (alias Cloud City) who, through a deal with the Empire, ended up turning over then-fugitive, and Lando's own friend, Han Solo to the evil Darth Vader and subsequently the bounty hunter Boba Fett. Though never brought to trial, in the court of public opinion the man was found guilty of being an intergalactic douchebag. But should we still harbor ill will toward this political figure? I offer this list of counterpoints not to exonerate but to provide perspective to potentially balance the scales. Lando Calrissian was in the wrong, but it wasn't completely his fault.

Jump past the bump for the five reasons to cut Lando some slack.
categories Movies, Sci-Fi