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Discussion The Ships and Vehicles of Episode IX

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - IX: SA' started by KnightOfRen, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    Had another look at the 'Stardestroyer' in the trailer. To me it looks like a big sister to the Venator Class. It has a distinct notch in the flanks, three/four dark areas that could be gun emplacements, the raised ridge atop the fore and those red markings along the sides. Could it be from an old mothballed Republic Fleet?
     
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  2. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Certainly could be.
     
  3. moxlox

    moxlox Jedi Knight star 1

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    Interesting you say previously mothballed Republic Star Destroyer, after I also suggested old equipment with the AT-TE rumours. Old stuff coming back? Last ditch equipment available to remaining remenants of the Resistance? Old equipment placed in The Beyond for the FO or even another group - the red storm troopers whose helmets look a bit like ROTS clone troopers?

    Do old red clone troopers come to aid the depleted resistance?
     
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  4. Aximili86

    Aximili86 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Kinda makes sense to me. Less sense than just the actual New Republic (whatever's left, surely the entire fleet wasn't stationed at Hosnian Prime) getting off their asses and jumping into the game, but short of that the idea of the Resistance salvaging & retooling whatever old equipment they can get their hands on rational.
     
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  5. Daxon101

    Daxon101 Jedi Master star 4

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  6. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    Thankfully the Orange X-Wing is not entirely orange but orange and white;

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Darth_Bertie

    Darth_Bertie Force Ghost star 5

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    I do hope the next footage we see includes something new and special design wise. The more stuff we see or read about, the more similar it all looks to previous films.

    Ships and planet designs are one of the weakest parts of the ST by far IMO. Especially after the great work with RO and Solo on that front.
     
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  8. Aximili86

    Aximili86 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Ehh, I dunno. I love those damn TLJ bombers, really hit the sweet spot for me. Do wish they'd had that stuff be New Republic though, and in greater numbers, like some NR armada trying to save Leia's peeps from an inevitable onslaught but failing/getting wasted.
     
  9. Darth_Bertie

    Darth_Bertie Force Ghost star 5

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    Certainly TLJ improved TFA on that regard. I liked the bombers as well, I loved Kylo's TIE. I quite like what has been done with the star destroyers as well.

    But TROS seems to revert the little advances made by TLJ in terms of design. The TIE in the teaser is nothing but a TIE Interceptor, and the Resistance bombers are now Y-Wings it seems.
     
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  10. Aximili86

    Aximili86 Jedi Knight star 4

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    We've...seen jack-crap from tRoS. Kylo's TIE, that's about it.

    Making any sort of call over tRoS, positive or negative, seems way premature.
     
  11. CrazyOldJedi

    CrazyOldJedi Chosen One star 6

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    I wonder if the Pirate Fleet rumour comes true and they turn up with a whole bunch of different types (fighters, frigates, etc.) whether they will feature some of the designs from the EU?