star wars debates
the good thing about where i work is the crew i work with. it's a talkshow every morning, very much like THE OFFICE, with constant gags and blatant slams against each other.
i thought i would bring these couple questions to you. apparently these few topics are huge on forums with people who have much time on their hands, but being a major star wars fan, i thought i would bring these to you guys as well. this discussion went on today for about 4 or 5 hours. last week was time travel and quantum physics, the week before that, what would be a better exoskeleton for battle, and how would you go about cooling such a system? i was a little lost in that one ...these guys are just out there...very smart...and also very raw in humor....very entertaining.....anyway......
1) in EP 4 from 1977, when vader was in the conference room and Grand Moff Tarkin says "Vader, release him......." vader says "as you wish."
what is that? is tarkin over vader? why did vader comply? our thought, 2 against 1, is that tarkin and vader were equals. tarkin was in charge of overseeing the deathstar construction and vader, the evil and the troops. even leia said she wasn't surprised to see him holding vader's leash. so maybe vader wasn't that high in the ranks yet? but he was, right from the start.
2) at the end of EP3, most recent film, when vader and the emperor are standing at the window admiring the half-completed first deathstar. so this was about half-done when luke and leia were born. did it take about 18 years to finish it? and then luke blew it up right when it was done? since in the board room of EP4, they mentioned that it is NOW the ultimate power in the universe. meaning, it was recently completed. so, if that is the case...after luke blows it up...they start a new one...how long did that one take? it was half finished in the period of 1 year? or 2 years? or 4 hours? however long it was between star wars and empire strikes back time-wise.
the guys were thinking there was a 2nd one being built at the same time as the first...the first, being a beta while the final was being built and the bugs being worked out, since, admittedly, there were bugs in the first....this lead to the discussion on how the ventilation systems were all wrong, and the reactor took way too long to recharge between firings....1 hour, while the new deathstar was just a few minutes. etc.....it got pretty deep....hehehe. they referenced wikipedia and other forums...hehehe. discussions really turn to discussions over here, especially with these 2.
i can't remember the 3rd point of discussion....