Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by DARTH_VADER_AND_C3P0, May 10, 2003.
Why is the technology different from the original series (Ep4-6) to the prequels (Ep1-3)?!
The Clone Wars will be such a devestating conflict that many technologies will be lost and the galaxy will fall into it's equivelant of the dark ages of western europe
After the Clone Wars all that matters is bringing order back to the galaxy, and that's where Palpatine and his new order come in
And the technology in many places is actually less then what we see in the OT, such as the use of rockets in the battle of geonosis. It's just everything in the PT is part of a more civilized era where making things look nice is all part of it
Everything in the Roman Empire looked really nice even if it wasn't as good as later tools with similar uses, because during say the dark ages making things look nice was the last thing anyone worried about
Yep. In the prequels (at least in TPM and AOTC), it's a civilized age. There hasn't been a full-scale war since the formation of the Republic. The Queen's ship is shiny and sleek, and the Naboo Fighters are made more for looking good than for fighting. After the war starts, function becomes a lot more important than looks. An X-Wing or TIE Fighter might not look as nice as a Naboo Fighter, but I'm pretty sure that they're both more powerful.
>>>An X-Wing or TIE Fighter might not look as nice as a Naboo Fighter, but I'm pretty sure that they're both more powerful.<<<
Great point Yoda Jeff. The PT technology does look pretier, but it lacks the muscle of the OT. A real world comparison would be the Titanic and the Nimitz. The Titanic was more luxurious yet it wouldn't last half a second against a crude looking battleship.
How do we know the technology is really differnet? The PT is a time of peace.. we see peaceful planets. The war machines we see are military defense machines.
In the OT, we see a time of Civil war. We don't got to peaceful planets, execpt Dagaboh and Bespin. And, we see war machines.
I don't think it's a question of difference in technology in the universe. It's just a different time and place. Compare 2003 USA to 2003 Iraq..
In the OT we don't see any major worlds where you would find the see the most impressive technology. All we get is Tatooine, Yavin 4, Hoth, Dagobah, Bespin and Endor. Hardly the bright lights of civilisation.
Bespin is probably as far as you get to anything that would come close to lets say Coruscant, Naboo, Kuat, or Corellia.
As for the techonolgy, probably everyone is correct.
in 1978-1982 they couldn't have such detailed and complex work. Just about everything was put together by hand. Now, with the prequels, it is 23 years later and they have computers do everything. Not many things were done by hand in TPM and AOTC and definetly episode III (whatever theyre gonna call it
That's not true. There were many props and models used for the PT.
In fact, AotC and TPM had more models than most films made to date.
I do not think they are referring to the technology of the effects, but the technology of the SW universe.
Yeah, I was just correcting bountyhuntr's uninformed post.
Thanks Master. Did not realy get his post until I read it again.
Suppose the same could be said of the clothes, in the PT the clothes are very eccentric and 'beautiful', if you like that kinda thing, but in the OT the clothes are very plain and bland - compare Amidala's clothes to Leia's.
I think Lucas makes a reference to this on the DVD extras for AOTC, but don't quote me on that.
I dont belive that Crap about lost Technologies,the Empire being a Military Dictatorship is much more technologically advanced than the Galactic Republic,it has better fighters,ships,weapons and pretty much everything else, its designed to do a job which primarily involves genocide and violent warfare and is not designed to look pretty,star destroyers and the two Death Stars are much more advanced than Trade Federation Battleships and droid starfighters.
The empire cares about power and performance not appearance and comfort,it mostly Clone Soldiers and conscripted punks that became imperial officers,i doubt that clones and conscripted officers care anything at all about having flashy looking ships,they care more about speedy ships and powerfull weapons and dont waste time making impressive looking starships and technology, the Star Destroyers werent pretty but they sure had alot of heavy Turbolasers and weapons that did a pretty good job of wiping out enemy ships,they also had really tough shields and armor that provided excellent protection,a TF battleship wouldnt last 5 minutes againt one.
Tha would probably be because the TF "battleships" were simply ore haulers with guns and shield generators strapped on .
Well if you consider the EU then cloaking technology and most likely others were lost as a result of the clone wars
But technology as a whole did advance, people just stopped caring about how it looked
The Geonosians' droid factory didn't look very nice, it was crude but effective, only thing is there only the factory looked bad while what it produced looked nice
But by the time of the OT both factories and their products are crude but effective