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Snaggy
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posted April 30, 2002 22:15     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just saw an Episode II preview, and in it R2D2 sticks out some rocket engines and flies!!!

and for some reason, I am in shock.

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Do I sense an ESTES Rocket revival?

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MightyJoeSakic
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posted May 01, 2002 02:44     Click Here to See the Profile for MightyJoeSakic   Click Here to Email MightyJoeSakic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hadn't thought about those in a long long time...... man those were fun. Spend all your afternoons sanding, gluing, painting.... Then on the weekend a trip to the park to see your creation *WHOOOSH!* up into the sky. I was all about those Estes rockets when I was in grade school, but then I got a TRS-80(21k of memory...lol). After that I gave up the rockets pretty quick....

~Thom

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macadddikt18
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posted May 01, 2002 05:28     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what preveiw was this? was it one of the trailers on Apple's web site, or was it something else. I must see this flying thing.
Nayt

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Atmosphere
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posted May 01, 2002 08:50     Click Here to See the Profile for Atmosphere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it shows up in one of the TV commercials, but it can definitely be seen in trailer 4 "Clone War" from Apple's site at time 1:53.

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ehwood
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posted May 01, 2002 10:38     Click Here to See the Profile for ehwood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend and I saw it on TV as well. It's criminal of them to change R2D2.

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macadddikt18
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posted May 01, 2002 18:43     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
wow, that is spiffin' cool. I saw it today when i downloaded the trailer and watched it over and over. I missed it last time i saw the trailer. I guess i was just not paying that close of attention.
nayt

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TheAnnoyedCockroach
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posted May 01, 2002 18:51     Click Here to See the Profile for TheAnnoyedCockroach   Click Here to Email TheAnnoyedCockroach     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to say, I'm not too sure about all of this "flying" business. But it makes sense if you think hard enough. I mean, how else did R2 get back into the X-wing on Dagobah?(I've thought this through, can you tell?). You just couldn't see him do it in the Origional Trilogy. So it's not really a change, it's more affirming what I have known for years. Now I feel all smart.

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pakratt
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posted May 02, 2002 00:57     Click Here to See the Profile for pakratt   Click Here to Email pakratt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what do you mean how did he get back into the xwing on degobah? the force, obviously. if they're slinging around rocks and even lift the ship out of the mud, i'd sure hope they could lift a little rolling trash can up and stick it in a hole. maybe luke couldn't do it just because he had some self esteem problems but master yoda sure could.

what's bothered me is, why is annakin to old to be trained as a jedi but luke isn't? i'm sure that's been explained somewhere but could someone enlighten me?

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LifetimeTrekker
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posted May 02, 2002 03:46     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If he hadn't already survived to episode 4, I'd hope that rolling dustbin would take a swan dive from orbit.

Oh, please, oh please let Jar-Jar have a miserable and degrading death!

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EngrBohn
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posted May 02, 2002 04:29     Click Here to See the Profile for EngrBohn   Click Here to Email EngrBohn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
- pakratt -
what's bothered me is, why is annakin to old to be trained as a jedi but luke isn't? i'm sure that's been explained somewhere but could someone enlighten me?

But Yoda does complain that Luke is too old:

- Yoda -
I cannot teach him. Much anger in him, like his father.
- Obi-Wan Kenobi -
Was I any different when you taught me?
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He is too old. Yes, too old to begin the training.

Personally, I think it's Yoda's standard objection. He doesn't really believe it, but rather it's his version of a drill sergeant questioning whether a recruit has the potential to endure basic training.

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Jidabug
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posted May 02, 2002 07:45     Click Here to See the Profile for Jidabug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by EngrBohn:
- pakratt -
what's bothered me is, why is annakin to old to be trained as a jedi but luke isn't? i'm sure that's been explained somewhere but could someone enlighten me?

But Yoda does complain that Luke is too old:


I found myself wondering the same thing when we watched TESB the other night, but I figured that since Luke is the last chance for the Jedi to survive, that Yoda decided he couldn't be too picky.

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FatGnome
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posted May 02, 2002 10:36     Click Here to See the Profile for FatGnome   Click Here to Email FatGnome     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
R2D2 was actualy suposed to fly in the origianly movies but they didn't have time or the money to make it happen to Lucas' standards. So now he can make the R2 fly. I will find out what scenes he was suposed to fly in and get back to you on that by this evening I hope.

In the SW universe you are not to be trained as a Jedi unless you were pretty much spotted at birth. So anyone over the age of say 2 is too old to start Jedi Training. Or at leaste that is how I have come to understand it. Ohh and not to give too much away but Luke falls to the dark side later in the books ... and then comes back to the light side.

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Hikaru
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posted May 02, 2002 12:52     Click Here to See the Profile for Hikaru     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*airhorns*
driver : "hey Mr Lucas, where ya want me to park this Mac Truck?"
Lucas : "just put it in one of those plot holes in the Star Wars scripts, the "Warsies"will never notice it"

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GVCarroll
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posted May 02, 2002 20:05     Click Here to See the Profile for GVCarroll   Click Here to Email GVCarroll     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sigh, I don't believe I remember this, I have entierly too much useless knowledge. Well, anyway...

"The little droid beeped at Anakin cheerfully, then wandered over to the edge of the rampway to look at the traffic. In doing so, he leaned out too far and tumbled over. Anakin gasped, but a second later the astromech droid reappeared, boosted back onto the rampway by his onboard jets." -- Episode I novel, Terry Brooks.

~G

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echidna_x
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posted May 02, 2002 20:32     Click Here to See the Profile for echidna_x     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Speaking of Jar Jar, anybody care to know what happens to him? (spoiler under the line)


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They make him a senator and teach him how to speak correctly. He sometimes gets excited and lapses into the meesa yousa crap but recovers. Continuing the Aftrican-American metaphor, I suppose. But anyway, he's only onscreen for about two minutes.

Promise

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Hikaru
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posted May 04, 2002 00:55     Click Here to See the Profile for Hikaru     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I actually liked Jar Jar, at least he wasnt a rip off of my name

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mephisto
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posted May 04, 2002 06:34     Click Here to See the Profile for mephisto   Click Here to Email mephisto     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hikaru:
I actually liked Jar Jar, at least he wasnt a rip off of my name



whats wrong with you man? You LIKE jarjar? ......

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mephisto
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posted May 04, 2002 06:50     Click Here to See the Profile for mephisto   Click Here to Email mephisto     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hikaru:
I actually liked Jar Jar, at least he wasnt a rip off of my name



whats wrong with you man? You LIKE jarjar? ......

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echidna_x
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posted May 04, 2002 09:24     Click Here to See the Profile for echidna_x     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jarjar = crap. Jarjar = ruined movie. Jarjar is to Star Wars what Scrappy Doo is to Scooby Doo. Something that was nice and had a good feel going, ruined for some dumbass characters antics. And young Anakin was crap too.

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GraphicPower.com
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posted May 04, 2002 09:30     Click Here to See the Profile for GraphicPower.com   Click Here to Email GraphicPower.com     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
Do I sense an ESTES Rocket revival?

Snaggy, I was sooo into Estes rockets when I was a kid. We had rocket shoots at school and I got several of my friends into building rockets.

When she was in high school (middle school maybe?) my daughter and I built a rocket together. It is now a decoration in her mother's living room.

I got into the whole thing with doing the trig to calculate the altitude and I studied a whole bunch of aerodynamic stuff. I was watching something on the Discovery Science channel a few days ago that chonicled the rocket development work done by Goddard and Werner von Braun. I remember that I used to read articles by von Braun.

I was interviewed by Prof. Jim Head at Brown University in Providence, RI for a position in a NASA funded project on planetary geology. (Jim Head used to be a scientist at the Goddard Space Center.) I was beat out of the job by a cartographer. I would have LOVED that job.

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Weener-Cat
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posted May 04, 2002 16:39     Click Here to See the Profile for Weener-Cat   Click Here to Email Weener-Cat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lord Vader what is your command,
I feel like taking the Executor out for a spin,
Sir its not in its berth in the dock,
oh, chec one of the plot holes in the script, I think I might have parked it there last night when I came in drunk.

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