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CT Why can't you see the front of the Falcon from the cockpit?!

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by darth_mccartney, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. darth_mccartney

    darth_mccartney Jedi Master star 4

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    This has always confused me lol

    Surely the front part of the ship would fill a large portion of the left side of the cockpit!
     
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  2. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    Do we ever see the camera looking out of the window in that direction though, with the prow mandibles "missing"?
     
  3. KilroyMcFadden

    KilroyMcFadden Jedi Knight star 3

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    [​IMG]
    The camera would have had to be placed at a pretty extreme angle to catch the tip of the mandibles.

    and...
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    The mandibles are located significantly below the horizon line of the cockpit. You would actually have a pretty clear view of the load modual you were grabbing from the cockpit itself.
     
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  4. darth_mccartney

    darth_mccartney Jedi Master star 4

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    Fair enough. Thanks for answering :)
     
  5. Lars_Muul

    Lars_Muul Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I say it's a plot hole.





    - Padmé.
    - Yes, your highnessness?

    /LM
     
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  6. Garrett Atkins

    Garrett Atkins Jedi Knight star 4

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    And Leia remembering her mother isn't?
     
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  7. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It was probably too complicated to show it there in every scene that looks out the Falcon's cockpit.
     
  8. Lars_Muul

    Lars_Muul Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Tell me: What does the view from the Falcon's cockpit have to do with the plot?





    - Will you be alright?
    - Suddenly, I'm afraid.

    /LM
     
  9. natureboy76

    natureboy76 Jedi Knight star 2

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    The more important question is why is Chewie's feet hanging out of the bottom of the falcon ;) [​IMG]
     
  10. Ambervikings91

    Ambervikings91 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Because it is a film and they didn't do everything perfect, so when they had these shots they either missed it or for whatever reason skipped it. It is for the same reason why in space we hear noise when ships fly by when in reality that wouldn't be so.
     
  11. Wookiee_Vader

    Wookiee_Vader Jedi Master star 2

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    Ahhh. Every time I see a pic of the Falcon I remember what an awesome design it is. Probably the best sci-fi ship design ever!
     
  12. Minez01

    Minez01 Jedi Master star 1

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    I actually wondered this a couple of times too. Thanks for posting that drawing up there!

    Good call. My personal fave is the Sith Infiltrator, but the Falcon wins in design. Outrider is pretty similar too.
     
  13. natureboy76

    natureboy76 Jedi Knight star 2

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    The Falcon always brings back fond memories of my childhood. That ship was and still is my all time favorite toy. Who knows how many adventures my star wars figures and a few G.I. Joes had in that old ship:)
     
  14. kenwilliam

    kenwilliam Jedi Youngling

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    You would actually have a pretty clear view of the load modual you were grabbing from the cockpit itself.
     
  15. Darth Nerdling

    Darth Nerdling Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It probably why we rarely see the Falcon turn left.
     
  16. QsAssistant

    QsAssistant Jedi Knight star 2

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    Yeah that drawing answers that question.

    I love the Falcon as well and it is the best sci-fi ship ever made. The Ebon Hawk from "Knights of the Old Republic" is a close second.