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Re: Lucasfulm/Disney to trim the Star Wars EU tree into more cohesive timeline between films

Postby njb902 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:16 pm

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Tronus_Rex wrote:Yes they are Shad', a laser is a short for electrolaser which is a type of plasma, not just "hot" light. I'm sure you can check an encyclopedia to see for yourself.


It's short for "Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." Way to fail. Again. you probably should have checked an encyclopedia yourself.


Fail nothing Shad'-haha!-in the context of a weapons, or weaponized lasers, proper term is electrolaser, electron coming before l.a.s.e.r. & also being the full term. You read the cleaned up version of l.a.s.e.r., which most people don't know. Electron light amplification stimulation emission radiation & it's twin photon light amplification stimulation emission radiation, or ;) phaser.

[Addition after checking again on: "phaser"] I just looked at a favorite book of mine for sci-fi related tech. Laser, electrolaser, phaser, ETC. aren't the only fun beams of focused death-radiatioin :lol: they're are more :-B

I double checked when I read, phaser, which made me wonder because, it drops the "L" & adds "Ph" for photon. Phaser isn't just simply charged photons, that's something different, anyway-I won't bore you further, but the first idea for lasers used electron, photon, & a few more atoms, when created. Point is we were both right and wrong, just inaccurate.

When talking about something as simple as a laser from a pointer or a targeter, then yes, you're correct, as focused light it's just laser. But in the context of a lightsaber which is a weapon, electrolaser is the correct term as well as the full term. [-PS Edit: because it's a plasma based laser, which fits Lucas's impossible explanation :lol: }


A bit of a necrobump, but I actually went and looked up what an electrolaser is.

An electrolaser works by firing a normal laser, heating the surrouonding air into plasma, then firing an electrical current down the plasma channel. Turning into a high-heat, long-range version of a taser gun.

You are, once again, confusing multiple terms for one another.

Oh, and the concept of a stick of plasma in a force field? That's not Lucas's explanation. Probably should have said that sooner, but I kind of liked watching you blame him for stuff he never actually said.


You know the punishment for necrobumping is death by Teletubbies right?


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Re: Lucasfulm/Disney to trim the Star Wars EU tree into more cohesive timeline between films

Postby Burn » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:22 pm

njb902 wrote:The saddest part of this is we will probably lose the Vong war.


Not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing.

Sure it was a monumental slog and covered years and numerous books, but as a story arc goes it wasn't THAT great.

That being said ... I'd hate to see it just wiped out and forgotten. Chewie died. He died roaring at a moon as it was dropped on him. That should NEVER be forgotten.
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Re: Lucasfulm/Disney to trim the Star Wars EU tree into more cohesive timeline between films

Postby njb902 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:34 pm

Burn wrote:
njb902 wrote:The saddest part of this is we will probably lose the Vong war.


Not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing.

Sure it was a monumental slog and covered years and numerous books, but as a story arc goes it wasn't THAT great.

That being said ... I'd hate to see it just wiped out and forgotten. Chewie died. He died roaring at a moon as it was dropped on him. That should NEVER be forgotten.


I have to say I disagree about the story arc not being that great, but hey we all have our favorite sagas.
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Re: Lucasfulm/Disney to trim the Star Wars EU tree into more cohesive timeline between films

Postby Burn » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:37 pm

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it (though a few of the books were crap) but it was lacking something the previous arcs had.
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Re: Lucasfulm/Disney to trim the Star Wars EU tree into more cohesive timeline between films

Postby Shadowman » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:40 pm

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njb902 wrote:The saddest part of this is we will probably lose the Vong war.


Not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing.

Sure it was a monumental slog and covered years and numerous books, but as a story arc goes it wasn't THAT great.

That being said ... I'd hate to see it just wiped out and forgotten. Chewie died. He died roaring at a moon as it was dropped on him. That should NEVER be forgotten.


I like to think it was the Wookiee equivalent of "I'm Chewbacca! You think I'm afraid of you, you stupid moon?! Come at me, bro!"
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Re: Lucasfulm/Disney to trim the Star Wars EU tree into more cohesive timeline between films

Postby Burn » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:19 pm

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njb902 wrote:The saddest part of this is we will probably lose the Vong war.


Not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing.

Sure it was a monumental slog and covered years and numerous books, but as a story arc goes it wasn't THAT great.

That being said ... I'd hate to see it just wiped out and forgotten. Chewie died. He died roaring at a moon as it was dropped on him. That should NEVER be forgotten.


I like to think it was the Wookiee equivalent of "I'm Chewbacca! You think I'm afraid of you, you stupid moon?! Come at me, bro!"


That's pretty much how I read it. How do you stop a Wookie? Drop a damn moon on him!
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Re: Lucasfulm/Disney to trim the Star Wars EU tree into more cohesive timeline between films

Postby njb902 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:27 pm

Burn wrote:
Shadowman wrote:
Burn wrote:
njb902 wrote:The saddest part of this is we will probably lose the Vong war.


Not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing.

Sure it was a monumental slog and covered years and numerous books, but as a story arc goes it wasn't THAT great.

That being said ... I'd hate to see it just wiped out and forgotten. Chewie died. He died roaring at a moon as it was dropped on him. That should NEVER be forgotten.


I like to think it was the Wookiee equivalent of "I'm Chewbacca! You think I'm afraid of you, you stupid moon?! Come at me, bro!"


That's pretty much how I read it. How do you stop a Wookie? Drop a damn moon on him!


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Re: Lucasfulm/Disney to trim the Star Wars EU tree into more cohesive timeline between films

Postby Burn » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:41 pm

I can't quite remember ... they never found a body?
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Re: Lucasfulm/Disney to trim the Star Wars EU tree into more cohesive timeline between films

Postby Shadowman » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:03 pm

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Burn wrote:I can't quite remember ... they never found a body?


Dropping a moon on a planet would make Tunguska look like a wet firecracker. Pretty sure there wouldn't be any bodies.
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Re: Lucasfulm/Disney to trim the Star Wars EU tree into more cohesive timeline between films

Postby Burn » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:08 pm

No, I've got a vague memory of them looking for a body.
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Re: Lucasfulm/Disney to trim the Star Wars EU tree into more cohesive timeline between films

Postby njb902 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:12 pm

Burn wrote:No, I've got a vague memory of them looking for a body.


It's been a while since I read Vector Prime, I can't say I remember.
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Re: Lucasfulm/Disney to trim the Star Wars EU tree into more cohesive timeline between films

Postby Shadowman » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:46 pm

Motto: "May God have mercy on my enemies, because I sure as hell won't."
Burn wrote:No, I've got a vague memory of them looking for a body.


Seems like a wasted effort. Even if the body wasn't incinerated into nothingness by the impact, they would still have to dig under the moon that was dropped onto him.
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Re: Lucasfulm/Disney to trim the Star Wars EU tree into more cohesive timeline between films

Postby njb902 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:04 pm

Shadowman wrote:
Burn wrote:No, I've got a vague memory of them looking for a body.


Seems like a wasted effort. Even if the body wasn't incinerated into nothingness by the impact, they would still have to dig under the moon that was dropped onto him.


It's not like Han was thinking clearly after it happened.
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