The Fate of Kamino

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  1. toochilled Jedi Grand Master

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    Some would say that Kamino will be all but destroyed {structures, not planet} in Episode III.

    Discuss the relative merits of this ;)
  2. Master Salty Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't think it will be destroyed. I think it will fade away from the forefront and will give us something else to speculate on forever.
  3. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    It could perhaps br snnexed by the Republic/Empire and hold no more importance as just another cog in the Imperial supply chain.

    Of course, if it gets destroyed, one would hope that Sidious/Palpy would have already established some other facility using the Kaminoan cloning process to serve as a backup facility and/or to act as a suppliement to the facilities on Kamino.
  4. merlin Force Ghost

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    [color=663300]I'd LOVE to see a battle on Kamino. I think that if the seperatists knew that the Clones were coming from Kamino, they'd launch an attack on it. But I dunno. Could go either way. It'd promise to be an incredible battle if it came to that. :D[/color]
  5. Shara_82 Administrator Emeritus

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    I think it will simply exist without anyone ever really thinking about it again - just another planet never thought about again. I think it's jumping the gun a little to think that because we don't see it in the OT, it must have been destroyed in the time of the PT.
  6. Darth-Stryphe Former Mod and City Rep

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    I don't think Kamino, Naboo, or any other PT planet will be destroyed in E3. Why would they need to be? I think GL will focus the story away from grand scale combat in this movie.
  7. YodaJeff Manager Emeritus

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    In my opinion, destroying any planet in Episode 3 would take away from the emotional impact that should be associated with the destruction of Alderaan in A New Hope. Alderaan's destruction will be even more dramatic if we get a glimpse of life on Alderaan in Episode 3.

    Just like some planets only appear in one of the OT movies (such as Hoth), I think there should be some planets that only appear in the PT. Just because we don't hear about a planet later on doesn't mean that it doesn't exist anymore.

    Edit:
    After re-reading the thread, I realized that I need to learn how to read. :p

    Anyways, some sort of war on Kamino would be interesting. I'm sure ILM could pull it off, and it would look fantastic.
  8. merlin Force Ghost

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    [color=663300]I think the real question is that are the cloning facilities on Kamino going to stay in operation? I never assumed that Kamino would be destroyed completely. But I think it would be a good move for the seperatists to try and take out some of the cloning facilities before the clone army gets too big. I would be interesting to know what happens with that. Do the Kaminoans keep on making clones for the empire? Where do they get the Genetic supply for the clonings? Boba?[/color]
  9. Daughter_Of_TheForce Jedi Master

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    Kamino will probably still be around, but not spoken of. I see it this way: with the Clone War going on, there's a good chance the Republic will be going through a great many clones. Somebody has to keep growing them, and the Kamino indicated that they'd be more them happy to continue to do so. Kamino might be out of sight (again), but not out of mind.
  10. dArTh_wenley Jedi Grand Master

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    After the events of the Clopne Wars and the Empire takes power, Kamino will just fade into the history books.

    I would that there would be a certain ammount of stigma attatched to it and the people that did know about it, wouldn't discuss it.
  11. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    In my opinion, destroying any planet in Episode 3 would take away from the emotional impact that should be associated with the destruction of Alderaan in A New Hope.

    Jeff, I totally agree. But certainly the cloning facilities or even the Kaminoins themselves could be threatened or destroyed.
  12. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I seem to recall word of an EU comic titled The Battle of Kamino or something of that sort.

    Perhaps EU will deal with it? It's no longer significant to the primary storyline--it only existed to create the clones. Now that they are around, it serves no plot purpose.
  13. toochilled Jedi Grand Master

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    ''I think the real question is that are the cloning facilities on Kamino going to stay in operation? ''

    Indeed.

    The big point, imo, is that the cloning will cease {presumably}.
    Old Ben's line in ANH about them being 'limited in numbers' hints to me that something has happened to the cloning facilities. Something that he knows about.
  14. Ternian Jedi Youngling

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    I think it is safe to assume that the Confederacy will attack the cloning plants of the Republic while the Republic attacks the foundaries of the Republic.
  15. dehrian Manager Emeritus

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    I agree with Ternian. While I don't believe Kamino will be destroyed, I do think it possible that an attack could be made on the planet to destroy the cloning facilities. The amphibian Gungans could lead an underwater attack on the structures, for instance.
  16. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    That would kinda jive with one of the early TPM rumors - word waaaaaayy back in the day said that there would be something of an underwater battle featuring lots of bongos and other Gungun seafaring vessels. Given that Lucas has done a battle of some kind in just about every type of environment, an underwater battle wouldn't surprise me much for Episode III.
  17. toochilled Jedi Grand Master

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    An attack led by Kenobi? At the request of Amidalla?
    The first act of the 'rebellion' perhaps?

  18. MeBeJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    "I think GL will focus the story away from grand scale combat in this movie."

    But Lucas has hinted at a "great" event occuring in the PT, which might explain the absence of these planets in the OT.

    I think Vader's line of "the ability to destroy a planet is nothing compared to the power of the Dark Side" will be given new weight in the OT.

    Also, I don't think this will detract from the DS in the OT. It would further show the Empire's resolve to eliminate any dissenters at whatever means possible. Such a use of the Force would be extremely draining, hence the Emperor's OT appearance. Rather than risk his life repeating this action, he has the Death Star built, so that planets can be easily destroyed at his whim. what we see in ANH would be a continuation of this policy. The ease with which Tarkin chooses which planets to destroy is still very menacing.
  19. NiktosRule Jedi Master

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    I don't think anything will happen to Kamino. The Separtists won't find it and clones will continue to be churned out of Kamino till the Empire collapses.
  20. Darth Jamus Jedi Master

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    I can see the Seperatists attacking the cloning facilities of the Republic, but keep in mind that it won't be by Palpatine/Sidious's doings. He (Sidious) is ultimately responsible for the Seperatists, secretly through Count Dooku, but his goal is to create a conflict so that he can claim emperorship of the galaxy. Now that he has the power and army, he will not put THAT at risk. Count Dooku on the other hand, may have differing plans. I see him eventually wanting to overthrow Palpatine and proceed to set up his own seperatist government, which he probably feels will work better than both the Old Republic and the Empire of Palpatine. I could see Dooku and his seperatist betraying the Sith and attacking Kamino in an attempt to wrestle power into their favor. Take away the Emperor's army and he will fall! Palpatine won't be so easily defeated though, nor will the cloning facility be so open to attack. I don't think that, in the end, the seperatists' attack would succeed in the destruction of the cloning facility.
  21. D_Lowe Jedi Grand Master

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    Kamino will probably still be used to produce Stormtroopers.
  22. First_Stage_Lensman Jedi Youngling

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    Clones = Stormtroopers. Stormtroopers are seen on the Death Star...omigod! . . .
    Kamino IS the Death Star!!
  23. JKBurtola Jedi Youngling

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    Some would say that Kamino will be all but destroyed {structures, not planet} in Episode III.

    Well some would be wrong :p

    Besides Kamino is where the Stormtroopers are manufactured. Plus the Separatists will have been defeated before we could ever see Kamino being damaged in any way. And even the Jedi don't have the resources to destroy the structures on the planet.
  24. Darth Jamus Jedi Master

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    I believe that Palaptine would be prepared for any contigency if it were to occur around his cloning facility!
  25. KrystalBlaze Force Ghost

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    Kamino, I think, won't be mentioned again. There's no need. The only reason it exsists is to make clones. Once the Empire milks for the clones, Kamino will lose all important and just fade from the Star Wars saga.

    Of course, they could destroy it. There is the possibility that Sidious will see it as a threat and destroy it. A clone producing world? It poses a threat if the Jedi are driven to desperation and want to clone themselves.
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