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(io9)   If you've ever wanted blueprints of the rebel ships from Star Wars, here ya go   (io9.com) divider line 7
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2012-12-29 07:52:34 PM  
2 votes:
How about linking to the actual site instead of another piece of shiat gawker site? Why do we still have this shiat?
2012-12-29 06:57:16 PM  
2 votes:
Many Bothans died to bring us this information.
2012-12-29 09:24:06 PM  
1 votes:

Ed Grubermann: LesserEvil: CSB time...

As a kid, the only reason I knew Star Wars was coming out was because I bugged my Grandpa into buying me Starlog #7, which had awesome blueprints of the Space:1999 Eagle in it. The cover story was about some little sci-fi movie coming out soon called "Star Wars"

Saw it 4 times that year, three in the theater, one as a bootleg at somebody's condo in California (back then, people would have parties around the event and we watched on a fancy "big screen" CRT Rear Projection TV)

Four times? Wimp. I think I saw it 50 times before it left the last theater. (It was the only movie anyone wanted to watch that year.)


It seemed like the movie would never leave the theater. I remember walking by the movie place and Star Wars was still on the marquee. Nowadays I'm lucky to see a movie stay in the theaters for longer than a month.
2012-12-29 08:59:10 PM  
1 votes:

Bith Set Me Up: skinink: Randal Graves: [talking about the second Death Star] "A construction job of that magnitude would require a helluva lot more manpower than the Imperial army had to offer. I'll bet there were independent contractors working on that thing: plumbers, aluminum siders, roofers. "
Dante Hicks: "Not just Imperials, is what you're getting at... "
Randal Graves: "Exactly. In order to get it built quickly and quietly they'd hire anybody who could do the job. Do you think the average storm trooper knows how to install a toilet main? All they know is killing and white uniforms. "
Dante Hicks: "All right, so even if independent contractors are working on the Death Star, why are you uneasy with its destruction? "
Randal Graves: "All those innocent contractors hired to do a job were killed - casualties of a war they had nothing to do with.
[notices Dante's confusion]
Randal Graves: "All right, look-you're a roofer, and some juicy government contract comes your way; you got the wife and kids and the two-story in suburbia - this is a government contract, which means all sorts of benefits. All of a sudden these left-wing militants blast you with lasers and wipe out everyone within a three-mile radius. You didn't ask for that. You have no personal politics. You're just trying to scrape out a living. "

The second Death Star was made a few years after the first one annihilated a whole planet simply to prove a point. The contractors knew damn well what they were doing, so the "just trying to scrape out a living" argument is pure BS.


Then you're really going to like the rest of that scene:

Blue-Collar Man: Excuse me. I don't mean to interrupt, but what were you talking about?
Randal: The ending of Return of the Jedi.
Dante: My friend is trying to convince me that any contractors working on the uncompleted Death Star were innocent victims when the space station was destroyed by the rebels.
Blue-Collar Man: Well, I'm a contractor myself. I'm a roofer... (digs into pocket and produces business card) Dunn and Reddy Home Improvements. And speaking as a roofer, I can say that a roofer's personal politics come heavily into play when choosing jobs.
Randal: Like when?
Blue-Collar Man: Three months ago I was offered a job up in the hills. A beautiful house with tons of property. It was a simple reshingling job, but I was told that if it was finished within a day, my price would be doubled. Then I realized whose house it was.
Dante: Whose house was it?
Blue-Collar Man: Dominick Bambino's.
Randal: "Babyface" Bambino? The gangster?
Blue-Collar Man: The same. The money was right, but the risk was too big. I knew who he was, and based on that, I passed the job on to a friend of mine.
Dante: Based on personal politics.
Blue-Collar Man: Right. And that week, the Foresci family put a hit on Babyface's house. My friend was shot and killed. He wasn't even finished shingling.
Randal: No way!
Blue-Collar Man: (paying for coffee) I'm alive because I knew there were risks involved taking on that particular client. My friend wasn't so lucky. (pauses to reflect) You know, any contractor willing to work on that Death Star knew the risks. If they were killed, it was their own fault. A roofer listens to this... (taps his heart) not his wallet.
2012-12-29 08:20:41 PM  
1 votes:
No dimensions, no part numbers, no assembly views... no blueprints.
2012-12-29 07:55:26 PM  
1 votes:
CSB time...

As a kid, the only reason I knew Star Wars was coming out was because I bugged my Grandpa into buying me Starlog #7, which had awesome blueprints of the Space:1999 Eagle in it. The cover story was about some little sci-fi movie coming out soon called "Star Wars"

Saw it 4 times that year, three in the theater, one as a bootleg at somebody's condo in California (back then, people would have parties around the event and we watched on a fancy "big screen" CRT Rear Projection TV)
2012-12-29 06:56:06 PM  
1 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
No weight requirement for x-wing pilots which is not reflected in those faux blueprints.
 
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