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Old 01-05-06, 08:41 AM
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This has always bugged me about Star Wars: A New Hope

When the fighters are making their runs on the death star, why team up in three and just let Vader destroy them from behind? Did Han Solo suddenly have this revelation that they could come in from above and destroy the ships that were chasing them?

Why did Luke tell Wedge to get out of there, wasn't he there just to be blown up like the rest of the ships?
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Uh... Why not just fly in at the END of the trench...
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Originally Posted by Y2K Falcon
Uh... Why not just fly in at the END of the trench...
I was thinking that also.
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Why do spaceships bank like atmospheric fighters?

Why is there sound in space?

Why does the Empire design such fundamentally unstable, inefficient and insane devices (see AT-ATs)?

etc. etc.

The answer is that it's friggen Star Wars.
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
Why do spaceships bank like atmospheric fighters?
Why is all fighting in space done with all ships oriented the same way???
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Why do all of the Imperial officers have British accents and the rebels don't?


What, is this George Lucas' way of saying that English people sound evil?
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Why didn't Uncle Owen and Obi-wan change Luke's last name...oh wait, we've already covered that one.

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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
Why didn't Uncle Ben and Obi-wan change Luke's last name...oh wait, we've already covered that one.
Not to nitpick, but it was Uncle Owen. Uncle Ben is who made the rice they were having for dinner.
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There was an Isaac Asimov story, I think it was in the Foundation, wherein a battle fleet was assembling below a solar system as opposed to above it. And so what one of the generals did was to attack them while they were assembling. The other side was caught flat-footed because most battles occurred above the solar system. It's all about orientation. Though in Ender's game, when they were practicing in Battle School, they were taught there is no up or down, just a target.

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Originally Posted by Hiro11
Why do spaceships bank like atmospheric fighters?
Well, doesn't the Death Star have it's own gravitational field (no matter how small) that would allow for ships banking?

I'm still baffled by the propulsion system.
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How come you can see through the eyes in Darth Vader's helmet, and why is his face not all gnarly?
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
I'm still baffled by the propulsion system.
They fold space.
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What about Guido shooting first?
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why are there fiery explosions in the vacuum of space?

and why should R2, who has no arms, let the wookie win?
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
What about Guido shooting first?
Who the fuck is Guido?
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Originally Posted by The_Infidel
Not to nitpick, but it was Uncle Owen. Uncle Ben is who made the rice they were having for dinner.
Aha, don't you see, now it's all coming together! Obi-wan actually took Uncle Owen's place, and had been raising Luke himself with Aunt Beru the whole time, until he got killed by the Imperials. "Old Ben" really was just a crazy old wizard like Owen/Obi-Wan said, which explains why couldn't use his lightsaber very well in the fight against Darth Vader. It also explains why he never told Luke about the Midichlorians.
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
Why didn't Uncle Ben and Obi-wan change Luke's last name...oh wait, we've already covered that one.
Yeah why didn't they just call him Luke Starkiller, so nobody would know his relation to Anakin?
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
They fold space.
Is that called Astrogami?
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This is still going to aggravate me everytime I watch Star Wars. "Attack from the top you morons!!!!!!"
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Ohhhhhhhhhh my.

That "guido" post gave me the best laugh I've had in weeks.

I picture him in a leather jacket with a pack of smokes rolled up in his shirtsleeve, etc.
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why didn't we see Luke rinsing and spitting like crazy when he found out Leia was his sister?

Why does Wookiees yell like Tarzan?
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What was the exact process by which Leia had her Boush disguise removed by Jabba's guards and her slave girl outfit put on? This is clearly the most important missing link in all of the STAR WARS movies.
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why didn't luke bang leia when he had the chance?
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
Who the fuck is Guido?
The killer pimp.

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