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Subject: Re: Star Wars bombing runs in space
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Subject: Re: Star Wars bombing runs in space
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2018 10:06:08 +1300
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On 2017-12-31 16:54:39 +0000, BTR1701 said:
> Your Name<> wrote:
>> I can't find it now, but someone recently complained about the new Star
>> Wars movie using bombers in space where there is "no gravity" (despite
>> bombers also being in 'The Empire Strikes back').
>> According to 'The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary' book:
>> "Resistance Bombers
>> Bombs don't technically "drop" in microgravity,
>> but are impelled from their racks by sequenced
>> electromagnetic plates in the clip. The bombs
>> are then drawn magnetically to their unfortunate
>> targets."
> As opposed to being drawn magnetically to the sides of their own ship?

It's not difficult to have the bombs turn on the magnetic attraction 
*after* they've have been launched and far enough away from the 
Rebel... err, "Resistance" bombers. Or turn on even later when they 
detect a target to attach to.

> (And this bombs clearly dropped, not pulled magnetically. You can tell by
> the way they fell.

There's no way to tell the difference from a movie clip, unless the 
movie maker decides to have pulsating lights to indicate the magnets 
along the track turning on and off.

> There was no sequencing about it, either. She pushed the
> button and they all dropped at once.)

The bombadier no doubt has the ability to choose how many to drop 
depending on the target and the mission.

Geez, so much nit-picking over a pointlessly minor topic. It would be 
better to complain to Disney about the fact that the new movies are 
just lazy-ass, talentless rip-offs of George Lucas' originals.   :-(