Tracking Imposters on the Invisible Hand...

Discussion in 'Revenge of the Sith' started by ChewieHadBotox, Dec 18, 2005.

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  1. DarkSyder Jedi Knight

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    Shields in Star Wars are visible when interacting with the atmosphere but not outside of an atmosphere.

    In TPM, Anakin's fighter exhibited a shield effect inside the Trade Fed ship when the droids shot at him, but the same fighters in space (and the Queen's ship) didn't show any shield glowing. These are the same shields but look different depending on where they are.

    Various ships shown in space do not have shield glow when they get hit, except for some Trade Fed ships in ROTS, which had a sort of blueish shield effect near the beginning. But this battle does take place in the upper levels of Coruscant's atmosphere (DVD commentary).
  2. dude4c Jedi Knight

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    Darksyder, the queens ship in TPM got shot and the "sheild generator" was hit. that is why you didn't see it. by the time R2 repaired it they were on their way past the blockade.
  3. JMN77 Jedi Youngling

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    [face_laugh]
  4. qui-gon-kim Jedi Master

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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?

    The DS is a much larger vessel than the Invisible Hand (the size of a small moon, after all) so it stands to reason that it would be much more difficult to track an intruder.
  5. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    What exactly are ray shields anyway? Do they only block energy weapons? And what was the point of putting them on the Death Star exhaust port if lasers are only line-of-sight weapons?
  6. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    They might not have had ray shields aboard the Death Star, since they never figured that any Rebel would be daring enough to sneak aboard. Much less a Corellian smuggler, his Wookiee co-pilot/bodyguard, two droids, a Jedi Master and his Padawan Learner. Tarkin didn't know that there were others with Obi-wan, until after the Stormtroopers reported that they escaped the Detention Center. Artoo also probably messed with the tracking systems, to keep them from being pin pointed with a great degree of accuracy.
  7. TheCRZA Jedi Master

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    I read the ultimate visual guide last night.
    According to it, ray shields only block energy
    while particle shields block matter.
    Thus, Anakin, Obi Wan and Palpatine should have
    been able to walk right thru the ray shields.
  8. JediCouncilMaster Jedi Youngling

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    Remember the Galactic Empire didn't use the "Confenderacy of Independent Systems'" technology. It was adopted by the half-dying corpse of the Republic.
  9. TheCRZA Jedi Master

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    The Death Star exhaust port is ray shielded.
    Perhaps some tech is universal, such as blaster rifles,
    hydrospanners, ray shields, etc.
    Not exclusive to one side or the other.
    Vinyl siding is vinyl siding.

    [face_thinking]
  10. Ceethreepio Jedi Grand Master

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    Death Star really big, hard to track Invisible Hand really small easy to track. Simple as that.
  11. Bmore007 Jedi Knight

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    They were on a ship full of driods and besides Dooku, Palps Anakin and Obi were the only life forms on there. They prolly had a heat sensor or somethin and could track them easy.
  12. Carnage04 Jedi Grand Master

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    Imperial arrogance. The CIS knew that they were likely to be boarded because they were fighting a larger army that along with the clones, consisted of hundreds of Jedi. They had to take precautions. I dont think the empire was afraid of ANYONE getting on the DS.

    Carnage
  13. kecen Force Ghost

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    I'm with you on this one.
    And the "Grievous is smarter" theory X3
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