The ESB Defence Force

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by Kwenn, Jul 22, 2001.

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  1. TheEmperorsHand Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 27, 2000
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    new page!!!

    cool, how was it TIE?

    and btw farraday i knew that already and he has responded to me. oh, and in your infinite 100+ postings a day, would you have any idea where the missing people are? :p i've only gotten one more response since that update! :(
  2. Kwenn Force Ghost

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    Mar 30, 2001
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    Hi, all. I'm glad to see things are moving along nicely. Good. May the Defence Force be with you.

    Move along, move along.
  3. TIEace Jedi Grand Master

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  4. TheEmperorsHand Jedi Grand Master

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    cool! hey kwenn, nobody else has responded yet from the list except one! should i keep waiting?
  5. Rogue-Leader Jedi Master

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    Rogue 11 signing in. How is everybody today?
  6. Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 22, 2001
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    Tired, and a little stuffed from dinner with the family (the extended family is in town, so this is round one of the Thanksgiving Dinners).

    Just 'cause my stomach is painfully stretched with stuffing, I feel the urge to inflict pain.

    Without further ado, here's Quix's Evil Quiz, Redux. You have until 8 PM Bulleting Board time on Wednesday to PM me your answers. You are vying for the title Incontinentia Buttocks. Bonus points if you know where this title comes from. Enjoy!

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    Quix's Evil Quiz, Redux

    Difficulty: Easy

    1. What film was the inspiration for A New Hope?

    2. What was Luke's nickname on Tatooine?

    3. What is the significance of the number 1138?

    4. What is the name of the planet whence Chewbacca came?

    Difficulty: Moderate

    5. Who's series in mythology was a great inspiration to George Lucas?

    6. What is the etymology of "wookiee?"

    7. What is the name of the band playing in the cantina in A New Hope?

    Difficulty: Hard

    8. How many total translator droids do we see in the OT?

    9. How did ILM create the "force field" that suspended Luke's speeder in distance shots?

    Difficulty: Why, Quix, why?

    10. Physiologically, where is Vader's neck likely broken (and yes, I do want vertebrae names)?

    Tiebreaker:

    John Milton principally wrote poetry. What is the name of his principal work in prose?
  7. TheEmperorsHand Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 27, 2000
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    gah! Quix!!!! thats HARD! i don't even know one of the EASY ones :eek: and i dont think i want a title with the word "buttocks" in it :p

    well, i'll add the title into the roster whenever someone gets it. Kwenn, im still waiting with no replys :( how much longer should i wait?
  8. Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus

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    What did you expect, TEH. I'm evil!

    EVIL!!!

    :D
  9. Rogue-Leader Jedi Master

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    Rogue 11 signing in. Well, I switched my icon back to Wedge, I knew it woud happen eventually! :D
  10. TheEmperorsHand Jedi Grand Master

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    i think it goes nicely with you, RL

    and you ARE Quix! have you gotten any responses with that! :eek:
  11. Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus

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    Two so far. One good, one not-so-good.

    C'mon, I made this one easier than the last...
  12. Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus

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    Okay, I'm going to jump the gun here, because looking at the screen is giving me a headache, and I have a few other things to take care of before I pass out.

    The Answers to Quix's Evil Quiz, Redux

    Difficulty: Easy

    1. What film was the inspiration for A New Hope?

    While there are no doubt other cinematic influences on GL's efforts with the OT, the predominant influence was the film Hidden Fortress. I can't think of anything witty to say, so that's it. Hidden Fortress.

    2. What was Luke's nickname on Tatooine?

    Wormie. It could have been worse. He could have been called "Syphilitic Pustule" if GL had gone to med school.

    3. What is the significance of the number 1138?

    "It's from GL's first film, THX 1138, incidentally, the same film also gave name to the sounds standard that LFL uses. Going back even farther, when George Lucas lived in the San Francisco Bay area, where the tunnel scenes in THX were filmed, one of his phone numbers was 849-1138, or as a mnemonic, THX-1138"

    S_J's answer says it all.

    4. What is the name of the planet whence Chewbacca came?

    Kashyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyk. Only the illiterati spell it with three y's.

    Difficulty: Moderate

    5. Who's series in mythology was a great inspiration to George Lucas?

    Joseph Campbell is the correct answer. Penthouse Forum, while fictional and containing mythological elements, was not the answer we were looking for. Yes, it is technically correct, but this is a family forum.

    6. What is the etymology of "wookiee?"

    "The etymology is from THX-1138, also, when one actor ad-libbed the
    background dialogue, "It sounds like you ran over a Wookie(e)
    back there!". The word is spelled with one E in the ANH
    novelization, but with two E's in most other sources."

    Again, S_J's answer says it all. And there is no truth to the rumor that this is the noise an ewok makes when stuffed in an industrial-sized blender. Empirical evidence points to other noises.

    7. What is the name of the band playing in the cantina in A New Hope?

    The correct answer is The Model Nodes, and not Kool and the Gang. They were simply the warm-up act.

    Difficulty: Hard

    8. How many total translator droids do we see in the OT?

    There are 6 droids.

    1. C3PO

    2. The Silver 3PO unit on the Radiant

    3. The Black 3PO unit on the Death Star

    4. The White 3PO unit on Hoth

    5. The Silver 3PO unit on Bespin

    6. The translator droid disintegrated in Jabba's Palace



    9. How did ILM create the "force field" that suspended Luke's speeder in distance shots?

    Using the most modern of visual effects techniques, the "force field" was created by smearing Vaseline on the lens while filming. This explains a lot of the obviously fake visuals in TPM...

    Difficulty: Why, Quix, why?

    10. Physiologically, where is Vader's neck likely broken (and yes, I do want vertebrae names)?

    The most medically accurate account of Vader's injury puts the severest injury likely at C3 or C4 (that is the 3rd or 4th cervical vertebrae for those non-medical types among us) - these are the vertebrae located inside the muscle sheath of the neck. Check the commentary on Vader's injuries here on TF.N.

    Tiebreaker

    Not that it was really needed, but the answer is Areopagetica. Milton did write other treatises, but this was the major prose work. Paradise Lost was indeed rendered into prose, but it is still principally a poetic work.

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    The winner, going 10 for 10 is stone_jedi. He takes the title Incontinentia Buttocks.

    For those of you unfamiliar with this term, I suggest you watch Monty Python's Life of Brian. IB is the wife of another character, Biggus Dickus. The scene where she is mentio
  13. Ben Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Mar 27, 2000
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    Ouch. I only got like three of them right.

    Oh well.


    Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!
  14. Quixotic-Sith Manager Emeritus

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    Slight correction to the answers above. I mistakenly put a translator droid on the Radiant. Further research has proven me to be a dumbass for forgetting that the ANH cruiser is actually the Tantive IV, the Radiant is not OT.

    Sorry for the bad info.

    <<waves hand>>

    But, then again, I said nothing wrong.

    <<waves hand again, just to make sure>>
  15. TheEmperorsHand Jedi Grand Master

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    congrats stone!!

    NEW RANKS!
    ************************
    0 = Civilian
    100 = Rebel Pilot
    250 = Captain
    500 = General
    1000 = Admiral
    2500 = Jedi Apprentice
    5000 = Jedi Master
    10000 = Supreme Overlord
    Squad Leader = Commander
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    The EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Defence Force
    ESBDF Website
    [CREW LIST]
    # of members:

    ----COMMAND CREW----
    Commodore: Kwenn
    Deputy Commodore: TheEmperorsHand
    External Representative: Ben Kenobi
    ----[---]----

    ----BASE STAFF----
    Echo Base Chief: Kwenn
    Bouncer: Rogue-Leader
    Official Greeter: Luke_Starkiller
    Official Bartender: stone_jedi
    ----[---]----

    ----ECHO SQUADRON----
    Echo Leader: Kwenn (Commodore) +
    Echo 2: TheEmperorsHand (Admiral) (D-Comm) +
    Echo 3: Grand_Admiral_Piett (Rebel Pilot) +
    Echo 4:
    Echo 5:
    Echo 6:
    Echo 7: mena_lyn (Captain)
    Echo 8: jjas (Admiral)
    Echo 9: ret (Admiral) +
    Echo 10: HanSolo29 (Admiral) +
    Echo 11: MAROOTHDROOL (Civilian)
    Echo 12: Anakin_Sleepwalker (Captain)
    ----[---]----

    ----ROGUE SQUADRON----
    Rogue Leader: Rogue_Squad_Leader- (Commander) +
    Rogue 2: Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn (Admiral) +
    Rogue 3: Incontinentia Buttocksstone_jedi (Admiral) +
    Rogue 4: JJDF413 (Civilian)
    Rogue 5: Mara-Jade-Skywalker (General) +
    Rogue 6: Batya_Organa (Civilian)
    Rogue 7: Piett_clone (General)
    Rogue 8: Raz Zaphon (Admiral)
    Rouge 9:
    Rogue 10: TIEace (General) +
    Rogue 11: Rogue-Leader (Admiral) +
    Rogue 12: Quixotic-Sith (General) +
    ----[---]----

    ----WRAITH SQUADRON----
    Wraith Leader/Wraith 1: Jedi WebMaster, Deep Thought PEZman4 (Admiral) +
    Wraith 2: Dark_Sith_Alf (Admiral) +
    Wraith 3: LukeSkywalker364364 (Civilian)
    Wraith 4: Jedi_Apprentice_Celt (Rebel Pilot) +
    Wraith 5:
    Wraith 6: Ben Kenobi (General) +
    Wraith 7: Luke_Starkiller (General) +
    Wraith 8: Anakin_Dobski (Rebel Pilot) +
    Wraith 9: royalguard96 (Civilian)
    Wraith 10: El_Smuggler (Civilian)
    Wraith 11:
    Wraith 12: Sockie (Civilian) +
    ----[---]----

    ----RED SQUADRON----
    Red Leader/Red 1:
    Red 2: RoguePilot (Civilian)
    Red 3:
    Red 4: Deus ex Machina Old_Brown_Shoe (Civilian) +
    Red 5: BeatlesFan (Civilian) +
    Red 6: ImperialFleetLeader (Rebel Pilot) +
    Red 7: Mace_Windo (Captain) +
    Red 8: Wesmin7 (Civilian) +
    Red 9:
    Red 10:
    Red 11:
    Red 12:
    ----[---]----

    Reserves:
    Kitt327 (General) +
    Gonzonaut (Rebel Pilot) +
    Darth_Smeagol (Admiral) +

    still waiting on responses, Kwenn. should i just get rid of the rest? i doubt i will get responses from them unless anyone here knows anything about the people without plusses next to their name? :p

  16. Ben Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Mar 27, 2000
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    I haven't seen any of the people without plusses post anything about being unavailable anywhere. Also, to my admittedly inexperienced eye, I would say that JJDF413 , and maybe LukeSkywalker364364 are likely socks. You could have a mod check it out.
  17. stone_jedi Jedi Master

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    Jun 17, 2001
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    Sweet! My name now has buttocks behind it! The 10 minutes of research really paid off... :p

    BTW, great quiz QS! :)

  18. Wesmin7 Jedi Knight

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    Oct 29, 2001
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    Hello, but I've had over 100 posts for quite awhile now, would it be to bold to ask to be promoted "before 900 years (I) reach."
  19. Ree Yees Jedi Youngling

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    Apr 6, 2000
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    Is it too late to become a member? If not, I'd like to join - though ESB is unbashable!
  20. TheEmperorsHand Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 27, 2000
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    yes, you can join Ree Yees forgive the confusion though, we are reorganizing ;)

    Wesmin - please be patient, i think i mentioned a while ago that i will be checking everyone's profile to see about promotions after the roster is reorganized. it will be changed soon.

    i am PMing Kwenn now to ask if i can remove all who have not responded yet. i'm pretty sure we will be removing the last squad and putting people up into the remaining squads, so be prepared for call-sign changes.

    thanks!
    (thanks for the sock-info btw)
  21. Mara-Jade-Skywalker Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 21, 2000
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  22. Ree Yees Jedi Youngling

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    Apr 6, 2000
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    Thanks Mara-Jade!! Is there anything I'm supposed to do as a member? I read through the first few pages, but I didn't really get it... ?

    :)
  23. Old_Brown_Shoe Force Ghost

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    Sep 23, 2001
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    Hello, Ree Yees! Welcome aboard!


    Sheesh, I stay off-line for a coupla' days, and there's a quiz! :)
  24. Ben Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Cheer up, OBS, there'll be another one sometime. :)

    Welcome, Ree Yees!!


    By the way, my recruitment thread was about as popular as an Imperial slaver at a Wookiee birthday party, but I'll PM a mod, and see what the policy is on recruitment threads, and try in th right forum this time. [face_blush]
  25. Dark_Sith_Alf Jedi Master

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