Tracking Imposters on the Invisible Hand...

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  1. ChewieHadBotox Jedi Knight

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    So Grievous and his crew were able to track the Jedi on the Invisible Hand and they knew what corridors they were in and stuff. Was this a lost technology in the OT? Why couldn't the Empire track Luke and the gang and trap them in ray shields on the Death Star? Was the technology lost when the Invisible Hand was destroyed?
  2. yoshifett Jedi Grand Master

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    Hmmm...good point. I wonder if a lot of technology got lost during the reign of the Empire...[face_thinking]
  3. lrdmonarch Jedi Knight

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    "Are they away? I'm taking an aweful risk Vader. This had better work." - Tarkin

    They let them get away. They couldn't track them before rescuing the princess because they didn't know anyone but Kenobi was there to get her.
  4. yoshifett Jedi Grand Master

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    So are you saying that the Empire did have ray shields? I don't know if we've seen any evidence of that.
  5. ChewieHadBotox Jedi Knight

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    But the bumbling stormtroopers are running around like they're chasing a bunch of Thomas Crownes in bowler hats. "We think they may be splitting up, they may be on levels 5 and 6 now, sir."

    I think Grievous was a much smarter foe than Tarkin.
  6. lrdmonarch Jedi Knight

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    "The shaft is ray shielded so you will have to use Proton torpedoes." - General Dodonna.
  7. yoshifett Jedi Grand Master

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    Grievous smarter than Tarkin!?!?

    Well, if someone had told Grievous to evacuate the Death Star, he would have been out of there...he likes to run. That would have been smart. Tarkin blew up.
  8. lrdmonarch Jedi Knight

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    I don't have any explanation for that. :D
  9. ChewieHadBotox Jedi Knight

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    But that was on the outside, in space. The indoor ray shields are different, aren't they? You can see them indoors, but in space they are invisible.
  10. lrdmonarch Jedi Knight

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    Well since the indoor versions were not really invented until Episode III, I can't tell you if they actually had those, but they did have ray shields. But the only chance we could have seen them used again was on the first Death Star.
  11. yoshifett Jedi Grand Master

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    But Episode IV takes place AFTER episode III. I think the poster is looking for an in-universe answer.
  12. ChewieHadBotox Jedi Knight

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    I think because Anakin didn't know how to fly the ship right and ordered Obi-Wan to open too many flaps the ship crashed and all the technology was lost. Anakin got too cocky and destroyed the ship and it's ironic because he didn't have indoor ray shield technology on the Death Star.
  13. yoshifett Jedi Grand Master

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    CHB, that's a very...interesting...theory.
  14. thechozn1 Force Ghost

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    That's so crazy... it just might work.
  15. Count-Tyranus Jedi Knight

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    Technology is often lost in war. It goes to show that the IH was probably the CIS' most advanced ship.

    Also it doesn't necessarily follow that Imperial technology is better than many of their constituent planets. There is standard Imperial technology than individual planetary technology.
  16. PhotoGuitarist Jedi Knight

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    To me that was more of a Star Trek TNG style technology than a Star Wars Tech.
  17. TheCRZA Jedi Master

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    Well, if someone had told Grievous to evacuate the Death Star, he would have been out of there...he likes to run. That would have been smart. Tarkin blew up.

    I think the interaction with Grievous would have gone something like so:

    "General, we've analyzed their attack, sir, and there is a danger.
    Should I have your ship stan -- " Looks around. "Uh, General Grievous?"
  18. lrdmonarch Jedi Knight

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    Perhaps the decision to let them escape was hatched when Tarkin was told they had rescued the princess. So you don't use the ray shields on someone you decided to let escape.
  19. TheCRZA Jedi Master

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    Then what are the barrier fields in the docking bays aboard the ships
    if they aren't ray shields?
  20. voodoopuuduu Classic Trilogy Trivia Host

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    So Grievous and his crew were able to track the Jedi on the Invisible Hand and they knew what corridors they were in and stuff. Was this a lost technology in the OT? Why couldn't the Empire track Luke and the gang and trap them in ray shields on the Death Star? Was the technology lost when the Invisible Hand was destroyed?

    On the Invisible Hand, the only life forms aboard were Palps, Dooku and the Nemoidians in the cockpit. They knew were they were, Dookus dead and Palps escaped. Then by process of elimination, they knew the life forms running down the halls were Palps and the Jedi. On the Deathstar, it was full of life forms, clones and others, not droids. It was impossible to distinguish Luke, Leia and Han.
  21. yoshifett Jedi Grand Master

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    LOL LOL LOL!
  22. Get_in_Gear Jedi Youngling

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    I think the point is that the galaxy went to **** once the Emperor's rule set in.

    When a dictator settles in, he takes control of everything that was great about the freedom and democracy which precedes him, and makes it his own.

    Twenty-odd years down the line, he has stifled all creativity and industry.
    All the craftsmen and skilled cultures just aren't getting the support, finances and freedom to make all these cool things like ray shielded corridors and disappearing speeder canopies and so on, because the Empire is channeling all of that wealth and prosperity into its greedy fat self.

    Eventually, even the Empire's technology suffers, becuase they oppressed a generation of pioneers and craftsmen.
    Its a commentary on all dictatorship and oppressive regimes.
    By the OT, everything is all beaten up and a bit crappy.
    The Empire has all the best stuff, but even that is a bit outdated...
  23. TopSpeeD Jedi Knight

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    Well,The Death Star is much bigger than the Invisible Hand..maybe they couldnt install ray shields in all the lvls..
    just my guess
  24. sithrules70 Jedi Master

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    good one master crza [face_laugh]
  25. dude4c Jedi Knight

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    this sounds right. the objective of the empire in this film is to find the reble hidden base and get the plans back. letting them go to be tracked makes sense and could very well be the reason they were allowed to escape.
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