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jeeves
May 27, 2001

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mind the walrus posted:

Yeah everything always ends up looking like SoCal

Except Haunted Space Scotland, that place just looked like a sound stage.

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jeeves
May 27, 2001

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SlothfulCobra posted:

There's also y'know, that one terraforming tool that's actually a bomb.

It was consigned to the "things Trek scientists forgot about" along with Spore Drive, easy time travel, cloaking/phasing through poo poo, and more!

jeeves
May 27, 2001

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Fantastic Foreskin posted:

The only Star destroyer to go down in the entire trilogy is the super star destroyer that gets kamikazed. They never even try to attack them before that battle, they just run from them. Even then they don't expect to do anything to them, they're just trying to stop the death star from firing.

Talk about lovely piece of garbage tech- that Super Star Destroyer had no backup controls so when the (stupidly exposed) bridge got blown up I guess the whole thing was stuck in 3rd gear and just plowed right into the nearest thing... while being completely full of a fireballs worth of gasoline apparently.

jeeves
May 27, 2001

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Checks out

jeeves
May 27, 2001

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You guys know itís now in canon that somehow-returned-Palpatine just simply willed stone into ships... or something.

Perfectly explains the 25K number of ISDs.

jeeves
May 27, 2001

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Defiance Industries posted:

If you think about it, all ships made out of metal are technically made from stone.

Palpy just willed the whole stone to metal process to speed up! Such powers the dark side has!

jeeves
May 27, 2001

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Honestly Timothy Zahn deserves a lot of credit for writing Thrawn as able to build a fearsome fighting machine out of a rag tag bunch of downtrodden Imperals without an Empire. Then his super weapon is a lot of slight of hand. Itís kind of amazing how much good writing counts versus the authors who followed him, including Kevin J. (ďthe J stands for Iím a lovely writer!Ē) Anderson and his INVINCIBLE SUN CRUSHER!!!!!!!!!

Talk about shittiest piece of garbage tech in all of science fiction.

jeeves
May 27, 2001

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I really wish they would have gone out of their way to connect the inferred dots that the marines in Aliens were lovely mercs hired by Burke to try to keep a lid on the profits for himself instead of any governments or the rest of the corp.

It would make sense if it was a squad of mercs and they were trying to keep their pay down by not having a lot of crew. Also would have been a nice plot point of "no one is coming to rescue us" as no one knew that they were there due to Burke keeping the whole thing to himself, instead of the 17 days or whatever for normal military rescue.

They are just so amazingly over-confidently incompetent, and the fact that there are ZERO crew left on the ship after they go on a drop is so weird. Talk about lovely tech-- all it would have taken is like ONE person left on the ship to arrive in the secondary thing. Or like, androids-- as they are already established in the film's universe.

jeeves fucked around with this message at 04:52 on May 1, 2021

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jeeves
May 27, 2001

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Impossibly Perfect Sphere posted:

Every ship in Star Fleet is lovely engineering - everything needs a containment field or constant monitoring from the computer to not blow the gently caress up.

Everything about our modern world will completely explode the moment humans stop caring for them: especially chemical / gas plants.

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