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Subject: Re: Star Wars bombing runs in space
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Subject: Re: Star Wars bombing runs in space
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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.   :-( 
Which were, themselve,s lazy-ass, talentless rip-offs of each other 
and eveyrthing else Lucas could possibly rip-off without having to 
work too hard.

Terry Austin

"Terry Austin: like the polio vaccine, only with more asshole."
    -- David Bilek

Jesus forgives sinners, not criminals.