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CT Cloaking devices in Star Wars . Exactly how do they work anyway?

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by JediMasterKendo, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. JediMasterKendo

    JediMasterKendo Jedi Youngling star 3

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    So how do cloak devices work for ships anyway in Star Wars? People in other ships can still see the other darn ship so what the hell?
     
  2. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I believe you'd find more answers for this question in Literature. :)
     
  3. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    I always believed it was (and in my personal canon, it still is) a device that made the ship with it invisible to radars or other detection devices. But as seen in the EU, it turns out it's a device that creates an invisibility cloak. You actually can't see the ship with it.
     
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  4. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    I think TCW (second season) illustrates one in action fairly well.
     
  5. Inblackestnight

    Inblackestnight Jedi Padawan star 1

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    For a purely technical explanation you can look up how the Star Trek cloaks work. I'm sure they're not all that different in operation, and since they're used used much more often in that universe there will probably more information on them.
     
  6. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ehh...doubt it. The first EU to really explain cloaks pretty deliberately limited their abilities to keep them from being a plot monkey.