Lit STAR TOURS canon, retcons official Blog entry!

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  1. LelalMekha Force Ghost

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    That could be fun, although both Charal and "She" ended up on Endor and Shira respectively by sheer accident--in both cases, it was a crash. ;) As regards the Nightsister on an ice planet, I suppose you're talking about Kyrisa on Hoth?
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  2. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    I'm wondering where the mind witch S'ybll fits in- given that she's apparently mentioned in "Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Nightsisters But Were Afraid To Ask".
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  3. LelalMekha Force Ghost

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    Ask, and thou shalt receive! S'ybll is only mentioned as one of the Star Wars characters who were described as "witches."
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  4. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    So, witch-themed as much as anything else?

    Life-witches (Ambush at Corellia) are another example- but the Wookieepedia page for them doesn't cite that article anywhere.
  5. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    Went digging in saxtons locker... found this:

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    though it says DS1... got size and numbers off and a crosssection that is more fun than serious... this is what my Death Star 3 could look like. Not much interior aside tanks and empty space after all... only surface inhabited... etc.

    but where the hell is this from originally?
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  6. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    That artificial moon looks like it is made out of swiss-cheese.
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  7. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    Maybe the same guy that did the undersized ISD diagrams- Geoffrey Mandel? I'm told he eventually said that those were not licenced, but his own fanwork.
  8. MercenaryAce Force Ghost

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    PS - How long until we can make scorpion Vader canon?
    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sasori_Vader

    Nice. Very nice.


    ...Still, I like to pretend that Willow took place on pre-spaceflight Coursicant.

    I'ld say a golf-ball personally.
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  9. Loupgarou Jedi Grand Master

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    I made a thread that was basically this a year ago and I found one possible route through st2 that was appropriate to the era and wasn't contradictory to anything. People acted like I was crazy for even trying to make it for into canon. They said I was mad, well I'll show them!
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  10. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    Can you dig it up, and summarize your key points?
  11. Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group

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    Just one word.

    Mortis.

    Heard it here first.
  12. LelalMekha Force Ghost

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    That's simply because the life-witches were not mentioned in the Insider article, while the mind-witches were. ;-)
  13. Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group

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    A trap?
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  14. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    That's awesome! :)
  15. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    Abel from some years ago:

    "We've been discussing a potential Star Tours article in the future at my author's thread. The thought of a third Death Star qua Death Star post-Endor has always made me a bit uncomfortable. The habitation sphere fix has long been in my mind as a first resort, though I would have to see how things would actually come together.

    Plus, I've got one more ace up my sleeve."
  16. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    Habitation spheres around Coruscant are mentioned in The Old Republic: Annihilation.
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  17. JMM Author: The Forgotten War, SW Fact File

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    The one thing about any retcon -- even making it a habitation sphere -- it still would have to be one that someone made to look like a mock Death Star. We do never see its superlaser fire, or see inside it, but because of the trench run, it still must work like a Death Star, with an exhaust port, etc. But I still think something interesting can be done with the "true story."
  18. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    Didn't some of the old Ralph McQuarrie artwork have multiple 'sphere's' featured, above Coruscant (which obviously wasn't called this at the time).

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  19. TalonCard •Author: Slave Pits of Lorrd •TFN EU Staff

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    I think it could still work as an actual Death Star, mothballed when the first was destroyed at Yavin. The John Hurt Death Star, if you will. But then again, after the extent of the anachronistic nature of Star Tours II became clear, I thought that trying to work the Death Star III into continuity wasn't quite as important. I like the article, but I'm curious why the description of Star Tours II was appropriately vague, but the equally anachronistic Death Star is acknowledged.

    TC
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  20. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    especially since Star Tours 2 features a nearfinished death star in orbit of Geonosis in the background when Slave 1 hunts the Starspeeder!!! could be the same as DS3 then ;)
  21. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    it would be too convoluted to have a mock DeathStar esque habitation sphere. except if the death star 3 was given up, turned into a habitation sphere and later restructured as actual death star again... or rather as lookalike only for scare-factor, which is nuts. so I prefer it to be a real one.
  22. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    Not so ridiculous a proposition.

    During World War II, there were many examples of fake airfields and tanks, using plywood, etc. to try and fool the enemy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Fortitude
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  23. Tzizvvt78 Force Ghost

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    I'd prefer it to be an actual battlestation, just one more conventionally armed. Even an ISD could be armed with a proton beam cannon and another was converted to house a more powerful superlaser.
    The station also doesn't have to be the same size as the first one to be intimidating. Or like someone else said, it was the second Eye of Palpatine, with no asteroid camouflage. Not being built, just refitted, maybe?
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  24. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    For some reason, the edit option is not working for me...

    Anyway...

    Have always thought this was hilarious, still not sure if it is an Urban Legend or not:

    http://www.cracked.com/article_20338_6-hilarious-pranks-pulled-by-soldiers-in-middle-war.html

    #6. Sarcastically Bombing Fake Airfields With Fake Bombs
    With World War II raging in Europe, the Germans were fighting a losing battle. They needed to look more powerful than they actually were, so they came up with an ingenious solution: build a bunch of fake airfields out of wooden decoys. It's not as stupid as it sounds; a good fake can look just like the real thing from 30,000 feet.
    But in fact, the Allies soon realized that all of those airfields, complete with runways, fake aircraft, and buildings, were nothing more than elaborate props that could be defeated by an army of termites. The only thing left was to figure out the best way to let the Germans know that they weren't fooling anyone (in the most sarcastic way possible).
    So the Allies flew bombing raids over these fake wooden airfields, presumably sending the German fake (wooden?) ground crews scrambling for cover. After several intense minutes in which nothing happened, the Germans finally realized what the Allies were doing: They were dropping fake wooden bombs on them.

    Just to make it absolutely clear to the Germans what was going on, many of these bombs had the phrase "Wood for Wood" painted on them. Yes, what the military calls "psychological warfare," the rest of us call "being a smartass."
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  25. Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group

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    For some reason I think this means we should have a Death Star IV that gets destroyed by Rookie One and an A-Wing in a genuine trench run, and finally something should be done about the Death Star (V?) I destroyed in the X-Wing game. In a trench run.

    Other than that, you could argue that any huge structure with a reactor would need an exhaust port. And thinking about it, it would make sense that the military learned to cover their exhaust ports in future designs while no habitation sphere designer would feel the need to learn from the Battle of Yavin. And even if they did, trying to make habitation spheres more secure against malicious sabotage, maybe someone retrofitting an empty one as a fake Death Star wouldn't go all the way for the exhaust port safety retrofit.

    And this is really putting a lot of thought into a fun fair ride.