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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:44 am

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Single or double bladed? Plus is this assuming its in the hand of a jedi or what passes for an average Joe in the sw universe?
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby Cobotron » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:18 am

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The Force seems to be a pretty powerful weapon when necessary.

And Wookie bowcasters lay down some serious damage.
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby william-james88 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:22 am

Rodimus Prime wrote:In the entire Star Wars universe, is the lightsaber the most powerful personal weapon?

The lightsabre is not powerful on its own, it is 100% dependent on the skill of the user, unlike Chewie's Bow Gun.
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby Cobotron » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:27 am

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william-james88 wrote:, it is 100% dependent on the skill of the user
Especially if they employ the Force.
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby shajaki » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:36 am

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We learned (though it probably wasn't *new* information) that the Death Star laser used the same crystals as lightsabers.

Sooo..... technically yes?
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby william-james88 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:42 am

shajaki wrote:We learned (though it probably wasn't *new* information) that the Death Star laser used the same crystals as lightsabers.

Sooo..... technically yes?

Did we? I know people hypothesised this in Rogue 1 but when the movie came out, there was no indication of that and no mention of it.
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby shajaki » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:48 am

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shajaki wrote:We learned (though it probably wasn't *new* information) that the Death Star laser used the same crystals as lightsabers.

Sooo..... technically yes?
Did we? I know people hypothesised this in Rogue 1 but when the movie came out, there was no indication of that and no mention of it.
Wasn't it in the dialogue? They were mining Jeda (Jehda?) for the crystals, for use on the Death Star. Could be wrong, but I recall them saying that. :???:
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby shajaki » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:54 am

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In "Rogue One," Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) uses the crystals as fuel to power the Death Star. In most of Star Wars, Kyber crystals are used as a focus in one way or another, but typically not consumed. Calling them "fuel" implies that the Death Star actually consumes the crystals when firing.
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby Cobotron » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:55 am

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shajaki wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
shajaki wrote:We learned (though it probably wasn't *new* information) that the Death Star laser used the same crystals as lightsabers.

Sooo..... technically yes?
Did we? I know people hypothesised this in Rogue 1 but when the movie came out, there was no indication of that and no mention of it.
Wasn't it in the dialogue? They were mining Jeda (Jehda?) for the crystals, for use on the Death Star. Could be wrong, but I recall them saying that. :???:
Yep. That is what they were using the Kyber crystals for.

I see what your saying too, and it's a good point. If they are using the crystals to power "the most powerful weapon in the galaxy", the energy produced by the crystals most be pretty dang intense. Even in a saber.

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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby shajaki » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:04 am

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Cobotron wrote:
shajaki wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
shajaki wrote:We learned (though it probably wasn't *new* information) that the Death Star laser used the same crystals as lightsabers.

Sooo..... technically yes?
Did we? I know people hypothesised this in Rogue 1 but when the movie came out, there was no indication of that and no mention of it.
Wasn't it in the dialogue? They were mining Jeda (Jehda?) for the crystals, for use on the Death Star. Could be wrong, but I recall them saying that. :???:
Yep. That is what they were using the Kyber crystals for.

I see what your saying too, and it's a good point. If they are using the crystals to power "the most powerful weapon in the galaxy", the energy produced by the crystals most be pretty dang intense. Even in a saber.

Still think the Force is the most powerful personal weapon though.
Technically, we're both right :P

Kyber crystals, also called the living crystal, the lightsaber crystal or simply the kyber, and known as kaiburr crystals in ancient times, were rare, Force-attuned crystals that grew in nature and were found on scattered planets across the galaxy.

So they're kind of like, the physical embodiment of the Force. ;)
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:05 am

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Cobotron wrote:
shajaki wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
shajaki wrote:We learned (though it probably wasn't *new* information) that the Death Star laser used the same crystals as lightsabers.

Sooo..... technically yes?
Did we? I know people hypothesised this in Rogue 1 but when the movie came out, there was no indication of that and no mention of it.
Wasn't it in the dialogue? They were mining Jeda (Jehda?) for the crystals, for use on the Death Star. Could be wrong, but I recall them saying that. :???:
Yep. That is what they were using the Kyber crystals for.

I see what your saying too, and it's a good point. If they are using the crystals to power "the most powerful weapon in the galaxy", the energy produced by the crystals most be pretty dang intense. Even in a saber.

Still think the Force is the most powerful personal weapon though.

The Force should never be used as a weapon, only for knowledge and defense. These are the weapons of a Jedi.
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby Cobotron » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:06 am

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Interesting!

So did the concept of Kyber crystals exist before Rogue 1?
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby shajaki » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:11 am

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No idea. I just learned all this from Google. I assumed it was all pre-existing knowledge since the cannon of Star Wars is so immense :lol:
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby Cobotron » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:15 am

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Nemesis Maximo wrote:[The Force should never be used as a weapon, only for knowledge and defense. These are the weapons of a Jedi.
Well said! Well said. :APPLAUSE:

Now somebody tell that to the Sith.
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby william-james88 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:35 am

shajaki wrote:
Kyber crystals, also called the living crystal, the lightsaber crystal or simply the kyber, and known as kaiburr crystals in ancient times, were rare, Force-attuned crystals that grew in nature and were found on scattered planets across the galaxy.

So they're kind of like, the physical embodiment of the Force. ;)

We all know the physical emodimnt of the force is midichlorians
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:45 am

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Maybe kyber crystals are just the dead remains of midichlorians ;-)

Here's a question. The wookies live in huts on a foresty type planet...yet they were able to develop, make and refine the bowcaster...where were their factories,
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:01 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:Maybe kyber crystals are just the dead remains of midichlorians ;-)

Here's a question. The wookies live in huts on a foresty type planet...yet they were able to develop, make and refine the bowcaster...where were their factories,

Wasn’t it revealed somewhere that Wookiee are so into nature that they grow ships and weapons from the very trees they live in? I thought it was something dumb like that.
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby shajaki » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:42 am

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william-james88 wrote:
shajaki wrote:
Kyber crystals, also called the living crystal, the lightsaber crystal or simply the kyber, and known as kaiburr crystals in ancient times, were rare, Force-attuned crystals that grew in nature and were found on scattered planets across the galaxy.

So they're kind of like, the physical embodiment of the Force. ;)

We all know the physical emodimnt of the force is midichlorians
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby Burn » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:05 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
shajaki wrote:We learned (though it probably wasn't *new* information) that the Death Star laser used the same crystals as lightsabers.

Sooo..... technically yes?

Did we? I know people hypothesised this in Rogue 1 but when the movie came out, there was no indication of that and no mention of it.


The comics expanded and definitely confirmed it.
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby shajaki » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:24 am

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I had a thought about TLJ....

In the beginning of the movie, they establish that the First Order can and is tracking them through lightspeed, more specifically through their MAIN ship.

I think it was a Rose/Finn scene, and the discovery may not have been passed on to Holdo (or whatever her name was, purple hair lady leader).

So... couldn't they have just... made the information known to Holdo, evacuate the main ship - sacrificing it, jump the rest of the fleet away, thus saving 99% of the remaining rebels? :-?
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:27 am

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Where's the fun in that? I would put that up there though, maybe just under the great hole in raiders of the lost ark
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby Ironhidensh » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:12 am

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shajaki wrote:I had a thought about TLJ....

In the beginning of the movie, they establish that the First Order can and is tracking them through lightspeed, more specifically through their MAIN ship.

I think it was a Rose/Finn scene, and the discovery may not have been passed on to Holdo (or whatever her name was, purple hair lady leader).

So... couldn't they have just... made the information known to Holdo, evacuate the main ship - sacrificing it, jump the rest of the fleet away, thus saving 99% of the remaining rebels? :-?

Or.......... all of those 1st order star destroyers carried 100sn if not thousands of TIE fighters. Why not send them all out at once? That sort of mass fire would have easily overwhelmed one cruisers shields.
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby Burn » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:59 pm

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How would they have dragged the borefest out though?
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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby Burn » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:07 pm

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Re: The Star Wars Thread

Postby Cobotron » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:41 pm

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