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Old 08-14-2014, 01:39 PM
 
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In Star Wars ANH or ESB, the Empire officers had rank badges on their chests, made of colored squares. Each one had different squares indicating rank.

I have read that in RotJ, every officer had the same rank badges. How could somebody make such an obvious blunder? Does anybody know anything about this?
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:20 AM
 
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:35 AM
 
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I have read that in RotJ, every officer had the same rank badges. How could somebody make such an obvious blunder?
Hmmm they either didnt think anyone would catch it OR by the 2nd movie they all had the same rank!


I LOVE STAR WARS!! (The original 3)
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:05 AM
 
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In Star Wars ANH or ESB, the Empire officers had rank badges on their chests, made of colored squares. Each one had different squares indicating rank.

I have read that in RotJ, every officer had the same rank badges. How could somebody make such an obvious blunder? Does anybody know anything about this?
If you - and the rest of us - only know that this (supposedly) happened because you read it somewhere, then it's not very obvious at all, now is it?

Come.
On.

It's a space opera. Close-in World War II-style space combat would never happen (it no longer happens on Earth, where movement is vastly slower and more constricted than in space). You wouldn't hear the weapons of the other ships in the vacuum of space. You wouldn't an autonomous droid like R2-D2 but not give him the ability to communicate in a human language, and then have to build an entirely different autonomous droid like C-3PO to translate. FTL travel violates the laws of physics. The Force isn't real. Essentially, the entire film series is fantasy in space, and requires prodigious amounts of suspension of belief by the viewer. And there's nothing wrong with that. That's fiction.

And you're worried about the rank insignia of minor characters?
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:46 AM
 
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I don't look to Star Wars for realism. The movies are loaded with goofs.

Remember when the Falcon does that flip in TESB because they make a U-turn to go get Luke? Why wasn't Leia dancin' on the ceiling? There's no anti-grav inside that ship. Han never upgraded his bird.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:18 AM
 
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Buffs of a franchise do want everything to fit. It enhances our enjoyment. I remember Trekkies making up their own head canon on why suddenly the entire Starfleet had the Enterprise badge insignia in The Next Generation when in the original series every starship had a unique badge like US Army divisions have different shoulder badges
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:46 AM
 
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If you - and the rest of us - only know that this (supposedly) happened because you read it somewhere, then it's not very obvious at all, now is it?

Come.
On.

It's a space opera. Close-in World War II-style space combat would never happen (it no longer happens on Earth, where movement is vastly slower and more constricted than in space). You wouldn't hear the weapons of the other ships in the vacuum of space. You wouldn't an autonomous droid like R2-D2 but not give him the ability to communicate in a human language, and then have to build an entirely different autonomous droid like C-3PO to translate. FTL travel violates the laws of physics. The Force isn't real. Essentially, the entire film series is fantasy in space, and requires prodigious amounts of suspension of belief by the viewer. And there's nothing wrong with that. That's fiction.

And you're worried about the rank insignia of minor characters?
Agree with everything except the force isn't real. The physical manifestations are obviously intended to impress kiddies, but the force is based upon Eastern spiritual concepts that are quite real once extricated from movie-making. Saying the force isn't real is somewhat like saying DeLoreans aren't real because the one in Back to the Future was repurposed as a time machine.

A huge amount of sci-fi is little more than taking the age of exploration, when ships from Europe sailed and discovered new civilizations, and substituting planets for continents. Battle scenes are battle scenes. As you get older, they all tend to look alike and even get boring. (OK, got it, time to move the plot along, time for the lookie-loos to move on.)

The family ties and the introduction of concepts that make up the force are a major reason why the film and franchise hold up. Similarly, "The Godfather" works because of family ties and a strong underlying code of conduct by the characters, rather than just being another "shoot 'em up" film. Without depth in sci-fi, you get parody films like "Starship Troopers" or drek like Disney's infamous and painful "Black Hole."
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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I don't look to Star Wars for realism. The movies are loaded with goofs.

Remember when the Falcon does that flip in TESB because they make a U-turn to go get Luke? Why wasn't Leia dancin' on the ceiling? There's no anti-grav inside that ship. Han never upgraded his bird.
There has to be anti-gravity. Otherwise they couldn't walk around.

But there's no sound in space either, so I have never spent too much time analyzing the scientific accuracy of STAR WARS. That's like analyzing the culinary qualities of new socks. Not only missing the point, but it might actually spoil the experience.
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:56 AM
 
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There has to be anti-gravity. Otherwise they couldn't walk around.

But there's no sound in space either, so I have never spent too much time analyzing the scientific accuracy of STAR WARS. That's like analyzing the culinary qualities of new socks. Not only missing the point, but it might actually spoil the experience.
Copy that. And you're right about the anti-grav. I just think they ran around the Falcon's corridor in IV because of the budgetary constraints.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:29 PM
 
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Remember when the Falcon does that flip in TESB because they make a U-turn to go get Luke? Why wasn't Leia dancin' on the ceiling? There's no anti-grav inside that ship. Han never upgraded his bird.
Ah man!!
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