Friday, June 06, 2008

Oakland Cranes Dream of Star Wars Glory

The Secret Dream of Every Container Crane

According to local lore, George Lucas was inspired to create the AT-AT walkers in "The Empire Strikes Back" after looking at the container cranes at the Port of Oakland, California while driving across the Bay Bridge.

Is it true? I have no idea. But the folks at, a small business based in Oakland, turned the legend into one very brilliant graphic t-shirt.

I bought one for me, and one for the kid.