I had to pick this one up because of all the Star Wars equivalent archetypes. I guess even George Lucas's scorching and burning of the franchise with the prequels can't ruin the allure of Chewbacca, Yoda, and human Jedi Knight equivalents.
Jedis suck. All this game needs is Han Solo and Chewbacc to be a winner!
Isn't Stars Without Number the same thing? A sci-fi version of Basic D&D?
Stars Without Number seems to be more "hard SF" (well, with psionics). White Star is more influenced by Star Wars and "pulp" sources. In fact, the Mercenary is the only White Star class that doesn't map onto at least one character from the original Star Wars trilogy (episodes IV-VI).