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2012-06-07 09:12:43 PM  

Phoenix87ta: Seriously though, if the ability to use the Force comes down to a freaking special blood component, how the hell was there ever a Great Jedi Purge? You'd think with medical technology on par with bacta tanks, they'd be able to, I dunno, create new Jedi at will.


This is what is wrong with the prequels (outside of the editing, directing, story, and acting) is Lucas's sore need to have to explain every damn thing.
 
2012-06-07 09:13:00 PM  
Tom_Slick: Fano: fusillade762: gopher321: Aunt Beru? Uncle Owen?

I still love the fact that they "hid" Luke on Vader's home planet and didn't even bother to CHANGE HIS LAST NAME.

Also, Obi Wan Kenobi went and lived there under the name of "Ben Kenobi" and where you might have thought he was wearing desert robes, he continued to wear his Jedi robes.


Also Leah is a Princess and is rather high profile for someone who was "hidden" from the empire.


Well its not like she was going by Leah Skywalker or anything
 
2012-06-07 09:27:48 PM  
You best watch yourselves. I have the death sentence on 12 systems!
 
2012-06-07 09:47:01 PM  

TyrantII: vygramul: This is actually rather old news.

The amusing anecdote is that the guy who found this system gave his presentation about how he poured over thousands of pages of Kepler data to find the system. The guy next up on stage presented how he wrote a computer program and it had found hundreds of binaries already.

Binaries are actually more common than single star systems. It's also why we can accurately measure distances to other galaxies.

Binaries with rocky worlds in the habitable zone? Prob a bit more rare.


I was talking about binaries with planets around them.
 
2012-06-07 09:56:14 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Has any super nerd ever come up with an explanation of where Star Wars takes place in relation to the real Universe?

I realize this is difficult given the iffy nature of any sort of continuity in that fictional universe, but still.


Because the people who maintain Star Wars continuity attempt to reconcile everything at face value, E.T. is from the Star Wars universe. The fact that E.T. sees Star Wars toys on Earth suggests prehistoric contact that the planted seeds of mythology that re-coalesced in the imagination of one George Lucas.
 
2012-06-07 10:05:00 PM  

sno man: fusillade762: Allen. The end.: Kelly Holley-Bockelmann is doomed to be the new cute nerd meme. Be prepared for LOTS of dorkiness hitting your ... um ... inbox.

[astro.phy.vanderbilt.edu image 439x329]

Yesplease!


jj325: [25.media.tumblr.com image 440x340]

Still better than the forecast for Alderaan.

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Why does she have a dvd case sticking though her shirt about where her right boob should be?


I believe that's a pen.
 
2012-06-07 10:30:26 PM  

RedVentrue: sno man: fusillade762: Allen. The end.: Kelly Holley-Bockelmann is doomed to be the new cute nerd meme. Be prepared for LOTS of dorkiness hitting your ... um ... inbox.

[astro.phy.vanderbilt.edu image 439x329]

Yesplease!


jj325: [25.media.tumblr.com image 440x340]

Still better than the forecast for Alderaan.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 468x340]

Why does she have a dvd case sticking though her shirt about where her right boob should be?

I believe that's a pen.


Okay, why does the clone of Karen Allen have a pen sticking though her shirt where her right boob should be?
 
2012-06-07 10:32:41 PM  

fusillade762: Still better than the forecast for Alderaan.

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Am I the only one who read that as 15 degrees Kelvin?

/claims 1 nerd point
 
2012-06-07 10:48:54 PM  

Phoenix87ta: Seriously though, if the ability to use the Force comes down to a freaking special blood component, how the hell was there ever a Great Jedi Purge? You'd think with medical technology on par with bacta tanks, they'd be able to, I dunno, create new Jedi at will.

/end nerd rant


I like the theory that the midichlorians don't CAUSE the Force, but are instead ATTRACTED to force sensitive people. The blood test is a way to find force sensitive people using midichlorians.

It pretty well solves most of the problems with midichlorians.

I don't have a similar theory for Jar Jar, sadly.
 
2012-06-07 11:31:16 PM  

Phoenix87ta: TheManofPA: If you find a child whose mother was raped by the force, don't ask questions, just kill the boy. I know what you are thinking: No, he'll balance the force. Don't care, just kill him.

farking midichlorians.

Seriously though, if the ability to use the Force comes down to a freaking special blood component, how the hell was there ever a Great Jedi Purge? You'd think with medical technology on par with bacta tanks, they'd be able to, I dunno, create new Jedi at will.

/end nerd rant


The Star wars books can be hit or miss but Darth Plageus (sp?) is really good at retconning this into something not terrible. Honestly as a whole the book would have made a much better movie than the prequels. It is the story of Palpetine and his Sith Lord master who wants to be immortal and rule the galaxy from the shadows while Palp is emperor.
 
2012-06-07 11:58:03 PM  

Oznog: almandot: fusillade762: gopher321: Aunt Beru? Uncle Owen?

I still love the fact that they "hid" Luke on Vader's home planet and didn't even bother to CHANGE HIS LAST NAME.

But Vader knew about him and just plain didn't give a shiat until Luke came to him, didn't he? Luke just fails for not looking up pops in the public records.

Imperial records don't associate Sith names with their birth names. Anakin Skywalker was reported dead with no association recorded to Darth Vader.


I just mean in terms of he went apeshat and killed all those people before Vader killed him. Luke might've even thought Vader a good man for that
 
2012-06-08 12:46:20 AM  

TheManofPA: If you find a child whose mother was raped by the force, don't ask questions, just kill the boy. I know what you are thinking: No, he'll balance the force. Don't care, just kill him.


But immaculate conception is special. Just ask Perseus's mom.
 
2012-06-08 02:32:12 AM  
Are there any planets (that we know of) orbiting only one star of a binary system?
 
2012-06-08 06:38:56 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Are there any planets (that we know of) orbiting only one star of a binary system?


That would be a highly unstable and unviable orbit I suspect.
 
2012-06-08 07:13:26 AM  

Nem Wan: Oznog: almandot: fusillade762: gopher321: Aunt Beru? Uncle Owen?

I still love the fact that they "hid" Luke on Vader's home planet and didn't even bother to CHANGE HIS LAST NAME.

But Vader knew about him and just plain didn't give a shiat until Luke came to him, didn't he? Luke just fails for not looking up pops in the public records.

Imperial records don't associate Sith names with their birth names. Anakin Skywalker was reported dead with no association recorded to Darth Vader.

Tatooine is so remote they don't even use the Republic/Empire's currency. Tatooine is run by the Hutts. The planet probably isn't even represented in the Galactic Senate.


I've just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.
 
2012-06-08 07:21:37 AM  

Archie Goodwin: ArcadianRefugee: Are there any planets (that we know of) orbiting only one star of a binary system?

That would be a highly unstable and unviable orbit I suspect.


Apparently, a planet that orbits one star of a binary pair is said to be in an "S-type" motion (S for satellite) and a planet orbiting both stars is in a "P-type" motion (P for planetary). Link
 
2012-06-08 07:40:07 AM  

Baryogenesis: Archie Goodwin: ArcadianRefugee: Are there any planets (that we know of) orbiting only one star of a binary system?

That would be a highly unstable and unviable orbit I suspect.

Apparently, a planet that orbits one star of a binary pair is said to be in an "S-type" motion (S for satellite) and a planet orbiting both stars is in a "P-type" motion (P for planetary). Link


I stand corrected. Thanks.
 
2012-06-08 11:46:44 AM  

StoneColdAtheist: fusillade762: Still better than the forecast for Alderaan.

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Am I the only one who read that as 15 degrees Kelvin?

/claims 1 nerd point


Yes, because Kelvin doesn't have degrees, its just 15 Kelvin, not 15 degrees Kelvin.

In any case, that is still way better than Hoth's forecast...


So cold
 
2012-06-08 11:53:08 AM  

Le Grand Inquisitor: Tom_Slick: Fano: fusillade762: gopher321: Aunt Beru? Uncle Owen?

I still love the fact that they "hid" Luke on Vader's home planet and didn't even bother to CHANGE HIS LAST NAME.

Also, Obi Wan Kenobi went and lived there under the name of "Ben Kenobi" and where you might have thought he was wearing desert robes, he continued to wear his Jedi robes.


Also Leah is a Princess and is rather high profile for someone who was "hidden" from the empire.

STOP IT, ALL OF YOU! LAH, LAH, LAH STAR WARS FANBOY COGNITIVE DISSONANCE LAH LAH LAH


Well we could start on the whole ice planet, desert planet, forest planet theme if you like.
 
2012-06-08 11:57:04 AM  

theresnothinglft: StoneColdAtheist: fusillade762: Still better than the forecast for Alderaan.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 468x340]

Am I the only one who read that as 15 degrees Kelvin?

/claims 1 nerd point

Yes, because Kelvin doesn't have degrees, its just 15 Kelvin, not 15 degrees Kelvin.

In any case, that is still way better than Hoth's forecast...


So cold


Damn, beat me to it.

/dibs on the nerd point because you didn't call it!
 
2012-06-08 12:57:46 PM  

Nem Wan: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Has any super nerd ever come up with an explanation of where Star Wars takes place in relation to the real Universe?

I realize this is difficult given the iffy nature of any sort of continuity in that fictional universe, but still.

Because the people who maintain Star Wars continuity attempt to reconcile everything at face value, E.T. is from the Star Wars universe. The fact that E.T. sees Star Wars toys on Earth suggests prehistoric contact that the planted seeds of mythology that re-coalesced in the imagination of one George Lucas.


Pretty sure it's near Oregon
 
2012-06-08 01:42:35 PM  

StoneColdAtheist: Am I the only one who read that as 15 degrees Kelvin?

/claims 1 nerd point


That might actually be pretty close, if it's a full day after the explosion and most of the detritus is about ten billion miles away and fading. Background radiation heats stuff in space to 3 K, so if there's nothing left of Alderaan but a sprinkling of warm dust, then sure.

/takes your nerd point
 
2012-06-08 02:36:33 PM  

theresnothinglft: StoneColdAtheist: fusillade762: Still better than the forecast for Alderaan.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 468x340]

Am I the only one who read that as 15 degrees Kelvin?

/claims 1 nerd point

Yes, because Kelvin doesn't have degrees, its just 15 Kelvin, not 15 degrees Kelvin.


Pfft...mere labeling convention. You can have my nerd point when you pry it from my fingers cooled to the temperature of the cosmic background radiation. ;)
 
2012-06-08 09:39:58 PM  

Archie Goodwin: That would be a highly unstable and unviable orbit I suspect.


Depends on how close the binary stars are, and how close the planet is to its primary.
 
2012-06-09 01:09:08 AM  

StoneColdAtheist: fusillade762: Still better than the forecast for Alderaan.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 468x340]

Am I the only one who read that as 15 degrees Kelvin?

/claims 1 nerd point


You weren't the only one.

First I was like, "I'm such a nerd."

But then I was like "who didn't finish the photoshop?"

Then realized my SW nerdom took a hit....

/so ashamed...
 
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