View Full Version : Architects & Engineers in Star Wars

[PMOH] Wolf-Man
10-06-2003, 07:23 AM
Where did they do their training? Whats with all these gigantic buildings you find everywhere, on every planet that have huge bottomless pits built into them?

I mean, you have the Death Star, a marvel of engineering science, yet to turn off the Tractor Beam you have to edge your way around a 1ft wide pathway above a huge bottomless pit.

Naboo. You have these red forcefields that don't have a switch that bar access to what? A bottomless pit. What if a child wandered in there?

Bespin? These massive weather vane things with tubes that suck you out to a room with? Bottomless pits.

At least Tatooine had a sarlacc in theirs.

I mean, to take down the Empire you don't have to have a Jedi/Starship battle, just show them a diagram of a HAND RAIL.

Games are worse. I mean, look at the Vjun map... You have this huge electric device with catwalks all around it, but yeah, put up a f*ing fence around it. Same deal with the lava rivers. You have rivers of LAVA and no warning sign anywhere? A "Beware of Lava River" notice too much to ask from the great Galactic Empire?


10-06-2003, 07:58 AM

Please sign the Galactic Petition for handrails, and pamphlets on how dangerous gravity can be to you!

Thank you for your support.


Clemme w/Stick
10-06-2003, 08:17 AM
Originally posted by [PMOH] Wolf-Man
At least Tatooine had a sarlacc in theirs.



10-06-2003, 08:30 AM
Hehe...very good points. ;P

10-06-2003, 09:33 AM
Well, I have to admit that some of your points are good: if I was the emperor I surely wouldn't put a bottomless pit in my office as seen in episode 6).

But concerning Bespine or the lava pits:
These are commercial or military operations. And we all know how these are made up: to be efficient, not to be safe. Why put a sign "Beware, lava ahead" there if the only trespassers are stormtroopers with protective suits?
You have to keep in mind that most of these places aren't build for visitors:
Obi had to disable the tractor Beam down there because he couldnÄt use the button in command center like everyone else. in JA you never take the main entrance but sneak your way around and find breaches in security (nobody secured because (!) they are to dangerous for mortals).

10-06-2003, 09:40 AM
I think the saddest part is...they're still in many ways better architects and engineers than a lot of their modern counterparts. :x

[PMOH] Wolf-Man
10-06-2003, 10:19 AM
Originally posted by Tsaya
But concerning Bespine or the lava pits:

Yeah I was joking. :drop2: