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samarojr
08-20-2002, 03:02 AM
Why havent we see lightspeed in the prequels? I mean we see the ships blast into space, (sort of like star trek ships) but why havent we seen the "entering light speed, stars zooming past the ****pit" FX that were in the OT. I for one think it would be a neat little tie in with the original movies. Is light speed not supposed to be 'as fast' as it was in the OT or what? What gives?:fett:

samarojr
08-20-2002, 03:04 AM
Its supposed to say cokpit, but you cant spell out the word cox.

Taos
08-20-2002, 03:20 AM
Well, the only thing I can think of is.....that it hasn't been an absolute essential part of the story line. Nobody has needed to run from anybody, really. The clone war didn't break out until the end of epII. In the OT you have the rebels, outnumbered, running from huge Empire star destroyers.

Now, we may see something in ep III, who knows.;)

Can I ask you why this is an important question :confused:

AgentSmith
08-20-2002, 05:13 AM
I heard George Lucas stated that the lightspeed effects and shots would be something exclusive to the original trilogy.

MotionMan
08-20-2002, 09:58 AM
Originally posted by AgentSmith
I heard George Lucas stated that the lightspeed effects and shots would be something exclusive to the original trilogy.
I wonder why. Ill have to look into this:)

ollyhills
08-28-2002, 03:59 PM
hyperdrive was used in the prequels. if it werent for the hyperdrive in amidala's ship they wouldnt have landed on tatooine. im not too sure but i think that its used in episode ii.

ckcsaber
08-28-2002, 04:06 PM
Hyperdrive was in the OT also

JediNyt
08-28-2002, 05:47 PM
Starlines are the greatest Im disapointed in George for that.:mad:

ET Warrior
08-28-2002, 07:23 PM
Perhaps the starlines are for ships that are much faster than the ships in the PT. Mayhaps in ep 3 we'll see them develope faster hyperspace technology....

Norin Radd
08-28-2002, 09:56 PM
There was hyperdrive in the prequels. Remember when Amidala's ship first left Coruscant? It goes into hyperdrive as it departs for Naboo.:D

leXX
08-28-2002, 10:07 PM
and your forgetting about the Geonosian solar sailer! ;)

leXX
08-29-2002, 06:23 AM
http://www.starwars.com/databank/starship/solarsailer/img/movie_bg.jpg

An exotic, alien conveyance befitting Count Dooku's enigmatic character, the Geonosis solar sailer uses unique technology to propel the craft through both realspace and hyperspace.

;)

AgentSmith
08-29-2002, 06:32 AM
Here's a good question:
How can a solar sailer ship which derives its energy from suns/stars go faster than light? (At faster than light speed the solar energy would no longer reach the ship in time.)
Also how can it travel through hyperspace and still be solar powered?

:confused:

Someone get NASA on this.

leXX
08-29-2002, 06:36 AM
Quote from StarWars.com

The term solar sail is a misnomer, since Count Dooku's interstellar sloop uses an as-yet unknown brand of energetic propulsion far more exotic than stellar radiation. Dooku acquired the delicate and ancient sail from mysterious Gree artisans, who developed a technology that harnesses supralight emissions for interstellar travel.

AgentSmith
08-29-2002, 06:41 AM
Originally posted by leXX
The term solar sail is a misnomer, since Count Dooku's interstellar sloop uses an as-yet unknown brand of energetic propulsion far more exotic than stellar radiation. Dooku acquired the delicate and ancient sail from mysterious Gree artisans, who developed a technology that harnesses supralight emissions for interstellar travel.

That indeed explains it. Thanks lexx. :D

(NASA will still be puzzled I guess. :p )

Why don't these people ever use gravity drives? Or better yet a singularity powered drive?

leXX
08-29-2002, 06:52 AM
Originally posted by AgentSmith


That indeed explains it. Thanks lexx. :D

(NASA will still be puzzled I guess. :p )

Why don't these people ever use gravity drives? Or better yet a singularity powered drive?

Solar concentrators for use in space have received growing attention in the past few years in view of their many potential applications. Among those, perhaps the most important ones are space power generation and solar propulsion. In the former, the concentrator is used to focus solar radiation on a conversion device, e.g., a photovoltaic array or the high temperature end of a dynamic engine; in the latter, concentrated solar radiation is used to heat a low molecular weight gas, thereby providing thrust to a solar rocket. In this propulsion scheme, solar energy is reflected by the large parabolic mirrors toward the rocket body, where hydrogen fuel is heated to a very high temperature and exhausted through a nozzle.

AgentSmith
08-29-2002, 06:55 AM
Interesting.

But why not use a singularity as means of propulsion? True the challenging part is to control and harness its energy, certainly if it were ot be contained inside the ship. But it would provide and endless energy supply.
Theories do exist of creating and propelling a singularity through space where the ships drawing their power from the singularity can follow in its wake.

leXX
08-29-2002, 07:10 AM
but that's just it. What would the containment field be made of? What material could possibly contain an area of space so dense, the degenerate neutronic forces/pressures can not withstand the combined force per unit area of the gravitons from the stellar mass. ? The most recent calculations for this mass would put the degenerate matter at some where between two and three solar masses.

AgentSmith
08-29-2002, 02:00 PM
Silly reply: Tupperware! Keeps everything sealed inside and the air out! ;)

:p

leXX
09-01-2002, 01:41 PM
:lol: Yes, tupperware can be used to contain anything! :D

AgentSmith
09-01-2002, 02:32 PM
Yes it can! :p

Wonder if I could crawl into a box of Tupperware and just be forgotten and die? At least I'd be preserved and wouldn't rot, since the air is kept out!

Eh well...