Episode III: Ship Speculation

Discussion in 'Revenge of the Sith (Non-Spoilers)' started by Jabachile, May 21, 2002.

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  1. Jabachile Jedi Master

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    I am incredibly excited for this aspect because this is where we will see the line drawn between Rebel and Empire.

    We of course know that many ships in the Trade Fed. and Republic highly resemble those of the Empire in the OT. Which ones will become the Rebels, though?

    I'm guessing that they'll take spare parts from various ships and stick 'em together! What do you all think?
  2. AniaNaberrie Jedi Knight

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    When you take off the front wing sections of the Jedi starfighter (they do do that) you have a very narrow front, and the back wing sections open up into an X shape... The starfighter in this view looks amazingly similar to an Xwing. (X wings and a narrow pointed front)
  3. BlackPool Manager Emeritus

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    I'm pretty skeptical that we will actually be seeing THE rebelion in Episode III. But I do think we might see more ships that will resemble X-Wings and Y-wings being used by the new Empire.

    What gets me is the hexigonal wing of the original TIE fighter. We have already scene a president for the TIE in Maul's Infiltrator and droid fighters, but it in both cases they resemble the 'bent' wing design which as we all know came after the hexigonal design. So I think we should be seeing a ship that has a feature that strongly resembles this hexongal wing design. I suspect it will come from the Geonotians and thus flown by the confederacy.
  4. BlackPool Manager Emeritus

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    >>When you take off the front wing sections of the Jedi starfighter (they do do that)<<

    Where did you get that from? There's nothing from the movie that suggests this and nothing in the databank of the official site. It aprears to be just a cool feature of the toy. I sure hope that if we see them in Episode III we do so them in an "attack position" because right now, I think they are as bland to look at a those stupid Naboo Turds of Chome.
  5. augusto Jedi Master

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    Actually the Jedi star fighter is based on the shape of the Empire's Star Destroyers.

    In addition, the Starfighter *toy* detaches its wings to look a bit like a TIE fighter (which is really cool). Of course, we don't see that aspect in the movie :-(

    I'd say the Jedi ships become the Empire's ships, as you can see the Republic transports look like mini star destroyers.
  6. Arachnophilia Jedi Knight

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    i was udner the impression that it's not one side that becomes the empire and one side becomes the rebellion, but everything becomes the empire, and the rebels just surface out of something else and scrape together what they can.
  7. Jabachile Jedi Master

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    I'd probably crap my pants if I saw Palpatine give Anakin DV's TIE figheter (á lá ANH) as a present. :)
  8. KaaShamau Jedi Master

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    Well, the Empire nicked the plans for the Death Star from the Seperatists - so maybe we'll see the Speratists using TIE technology in EpIII, only for the Republic to use similar designs in their ships?

    Doesn't really explain where the X and Y wings come from though, unless they're from a new planet in EpIII?
  9. KaaShamau Jedi Master

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    After a little messing about, I came up with this:

    [image=http://www.kaashamau.co.uk/random/epiii_tiefighter.jpg]

    Anybody have any thoughts on where the X and Y wings originate?
  10. KaaShamau Jedi Master

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    [image=http://www.kaashamau.co.uk/random/epiii_xwing.jpg]
    After making this, I really hope that GL does something better... :p
  11. NyLonathatep Jedi Knight

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    The Naboo cruisers, and the whole Naboo craftsmanship looks entirely different from anything in the OT.
  12. Jabachile Jedi Master

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    No, this guy has caught some similarities.
  13. Mr. P FanFic Archive Editor, Manager Emeritus

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    Where are those pics coming from? The first is obviously a close-up of the gunships from the Geonosis battle... the second I don't recognize.

    --Mr. P
  14. Jabachile Jedi Master

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    It's a mix-matched Naboo fighter made to look like an X-Wing.
  15. Scruffy-looking Jedi Knight

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    Well, if we're willing to consider EU material like The Essential Guide to Vehicles (sp?), this time period should show Dreadnaughts and Victory-class Star Destroyers. Showing these vessels would be a nice touch.
  16. KaaShamau Jedi Master

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    The x-wing thing was made from this picture:
    [image=http://www.theforce.net/multimedia/archive/Images/Episode_1/Starships/Naboo_N-1_Starfighter/n1-03.jpg]
    And the TIE was from the Geo battle.

    Don't victory class have all the antennas and aerials? Maybe that idea got mixed in with the droid control ship?

    EDIT:
    [image=http://www.kaashamau.co.uk/random/victory_class.jpg]
    http://www.theforce.net/multimedia/archive/Images/Episode_1/Starships/Trade_Federation_Droid_Control_Ship/dcshi-06.jpg
  17. Jabachile Jedi Master

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    I hate EU, but I wouldn't mind seeing some Z-95 Headhunters.
  18. BlackPool Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, the million dollar question is where the rebel ships are comming from? I tend to think we will see evidence of TIE technology from the Sepratists as menitoned before, but I also think that we will see precursors to the Y-wings and maybe X-Wings from the Republic going into battle with them. However, these precursors may not be fighters, but capitol ships ;)
  19. Jayk-Moonstray Jedi Knight

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    "I hate EU, but I wouldn't mind seeing some Z-95 Headhunters."

    I'm w/ you, minus the anti-EU. But would 8-year-old boys recognise it?

    "Oh look Mommy! It's...


    a...

    half...

    of...

    an...

    X-wing? ?[face_plain] ?[face_plain] ?[face_plain] ?[face_plain] ?[face_plain]
  20. Sketcher Jedi Knight

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    since the naboo starship is supposed to be like the millenium falcon in the PT then what ship will we see in episode 3. will it be the royal starship (TPM), the naboo yacth (AOTC) or a new ship?
  21. Jabachile Jedi Master

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    Naboo starship....Millenium Falcon? :confused:

    Explain to me, again, how a ship from Naboo is supposed to resemble one from Corellia...
  22. KaaShamau Jedi Master

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    I think he meant in terms of story, it seemd to be the good guys ship.
  23. Padawan716 Force Ghost

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    I hope we see something bigger and better than the republic gunship :D

    or more chrominess :D
  24. Kwenn Force Ghost

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    The Naboo Starship is the equivalent of the Falcon in the PT. It's the big people-carrier, basically.
  25. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    The ships that followed Dooku's speeder had laser beams that sound suspiciously like TIE lasers...
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