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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #120 on: December 02, 2014, 06:38:55 PM »
Primitive compared to what?
They're stiff walking tin-men and rolling garbage cans that communicates with robotic voices and bleeps and bloops. Considering that there exists near-human looking robots in real life, I would say that's pretty fucking primitive, considering the level of technology existing in Star Wars.
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #121 on: December 02, 2014, 06:56:00 PM »
Primitive compared to what?
They're stiff walking tin-men and rolling garbage cans that communicates with robotic voices and bleeps and bloops. Considering that there exists near-human looking robots in real life, I would say that's pretty fucking primitive, considering the level of technology existing in Star Wars.

The real explanation is props are easier to make when they're blocky droids or a dude in a suit. It's also an aesthetic choice.

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« Reply #122 on: December 02, 2014, 07:32:31 PM »
Do these materials exist in the canonical universe of six movies and a TV show?

Yes: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Electrostaff

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« Reply #123 on: December 02, 2014, 07:43:01 PM »
Is there an in-story/lore explanation as to why Star Wars droids looks so primitive?

It's supposed to look like vintage sci-fi. Remember, Star Wars takes place "a long time ago."

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« Reply #124 on: December 02, 2014, 07:46:13 PM »
Is there an in-story/lore explanation as to why Star Wars droids looks so primitive?

It's supposed to look like vintage sci-fi. Remember, Star Wars takes place "a long time ago."




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« Reply #125 on: December 02, 2014, 08:10:34 PM »
Yeah.. clunky and gray.

This is what I'd call a futuristic spacecraft (which are the words I searched in Google to find this thing).

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« Reply #126 on: December 02, 2014, 08:16:21 PM »
This one is my favorite


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« Reply #127 on: December 02, 2014, 10:44:54 PM »
This one is my favorite


That Y-wing is gonna get real hot real fast in space.
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« Reply #128 on: December 02, 2014, 10:49:26 PM »
Do you think that things can't get hot in space?
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« Reply #129 on: December 02, 2014, 11:08:41 PM »
Do you think that things can't get hot in space?
I think venting heat in space requires more than a few vents.
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« Reply #130 on: December 02, 2014, 11:09:43 PM »
How would you vent heat in space then, if not by using vents?
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« Reply #131 on: December 03, 2014, 01:26:53 AM »
How would you vent heat in space then, if not by using vents?

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2001/ast21mar_1/

Radiation!  A vent would be useless. But a heat exchange?  Much better.
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« Reply #132 on: December 03, 2014, 05:20:38 AM »
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« Reply #133 on: December 03, 2014, 04:37:43 PM »
inb4 pedant conversation of the definition of "vent"

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« Reply #135 on: December 03, 2014, 06:35:54 PM »
Any Star Wars film that isn't directed solely by George Lucas has a fair chance of being good.

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (cast list released!)
« Reply #139 on: December 03, 2014, 10:10:27 PM »
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The opening crawl details the ongoing turmoil in the galaxy. How the fall of the Emperor left a void of power, and how the heroes of Endor went into seclusion or kept fighting.

Stopped reading here.  If they're actually retconning the end of the original trilogy, I'm not interested.  Fucking lazy hacks.