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Jan 17, 2005




Slippery posted:

See that's the thing, I cannot imagine the supply system you would need to keep those fuckers running. I know that's not the point of the show but gently caress me the poor bastards that have to work on those things I can't imagine how they keep them going. Can just imagine the staff meeting where some poor fucker is getting raked over the coals for not having enough giant transforming robots mission capable for the days flying

DUDE ITS FIFTY FEET TALL AND GOES INTO SPACE ITS ALL I CAN DO TO KEEP IT FUCKIN SERVICED

They kind of go into that in one of the alternate universe stories, Iron Blooded Orphans, where the main characters run their own PMC but don't start out with a ton of funding.

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Jan 17, 2005




Its on (US) Netflix.

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Jan 17, 2005




I assume stock ships don't have compartments under the floor or the Empire would have known to look there.

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Jan 17, 2005




The second season also has the most realistic sci-fi scenario ever when a character gets addicted to holodeck porn.

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Jan 17, 2005




IIRC the holodeck also uses replicators to do things like food and other minor objects that need to be interacted with. Although really by that point it seems like it would be simpler to do a Matrix than go through the effort of trying to do all that stuff in the "real" world.

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Jan 17, 2005




McSpanky posted:

I love the fan idea that's been developing that Palpatine cheaped out on all the contracts for new Imperial equipment to replace all the Grand Republic stuff when he finally became Emperor.

The best version of this is that the original Vader sketch is what the cyberneticists first handed him when he told them to fix Anakin, Palps took one look at it and went "oh poo poo, this dude'll gently caress me right up if when he rebels", and promptly told them to hit the discount parts bin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVzc20Bm8Xo

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Jan 17, 2005




In the Star Trek FPS, Elite Force, they fairly quickly give you the "I-Mod" phaser which somehow infinitely modulates the frequency so the Borg can't adapt to it. A stupid solution for a stupid problem.

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Jan 17, 2005




It is also pretty clearly a riff on David Brin's Uplift books which had intelligent dolphins serving on spaceships.

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Jan 17, 2005




It is in fact a "Darksaber"

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Jan 17, 2005




There was a short story (I believe by Harry Turtledove) about aliens invading Earth and while they had FTL drives all the rest of the their tech was kind of lovely. Their spaceships were made of wood and they used muskets. After they're easily defeated by humanity it is discovered that the rest of the galaxy also has crap tech because the science behind FTL is so weird that it doesn't apply to anything else so if a civilization develops it they stagnate everywhere else.

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Jan 17, 2005




In that vein there's the Avenue 5 from the TV show Avenue 5. It is a big fancy space cruise ship with a control room out of Star Trek, except all that stuff is just for show because outside of the passenger area the ship is dingy and utilitarian, including the actual control room. They even have a fake bridge crew and captain who are actors hired for their looks.

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Jan 17, 2005




Speaking of Macross, the inbetween transformation form seems pretty pointless. Its a jet with arms and legs, the worst of both worlds. Also I don't remember anyone ever actually using it that much.

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Jan 17, 2005




Ghost Leviathan posted:

I'm reminded of the Silver Crest or whatever it was called in The Mandalorian where everyone calls it out as an ancient POS which gets wrecked up all the time but it's still Mando's baby. (and apparently so old that most scanners don't even know what it is, so useful for a bounty hunter)

It was funny when they crowd funded a fancy toy version of the Razor Crest between season 1 and 2 and then in season 2 they blew it the gently caress up totally and completely.

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