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(Making Star Wars)   First pictures of the newly designed Stormtroopers for Star Wars Episode VII emerge   ( divider line
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2014-08-15 05:10:36 AM  
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2014-08-15 12:53:19 PM  
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Rwa2play: HMS_Blinkin: It's pretty well established in the expanded universe (even if Disney made it all non-canon) that the Empire wasn't 100% wiped out at Endor.  Which, as other Farkers have pointed out, is frankly quite logical.  I suspect that the Imperials of the new movie will be fighting for the Imperial Remnant, with the "good guys" being the New Republic or something like that.  They may change the names a bit to differentiate from the EU books, but the gist will be similar.

I would think so.  A New Republic was established but even then there are still remnants of the Empire still exist mostly on the outlying star systems.

I could see that if it happened right after Jedi. But this is 30 years later. And these imperials look quite polished. I would imagine they don't have access to the same resources they once had. They should have a more weathered look to them. Like the rebels did.
2014-08-15 10:56:59 AM  
1 vote:

some_beer_drinker: they still wont hit anything.
2014-08-15 10:05:09 AM  
1 vote:

HMS_Blinkin: Ghost Roach: Could be that the plan were legitimately stolen, but some higher up (Tarkin?) saw the potential in the situation. or if you really want to go all "Truther" then yes, the plans getting stolen was part of the plan for showing how dominant the new battle station was.

"So you see, citizens of the Empire, even when they had the technical plans to the station, they could not destroy it, and fell to it's overwhelming firepower. There will be no more talk of rebellion"

They just forgot to pay for the exhaust port shielding

I mean...maybe.  But this is Star Wars we're talking about here---it's not a franchise known for its subtlety.  What you see is usually what you get, which is why I favor the Occam's Razor approach.

That blast port shielding is like undercoating, it's all a scam. I mean you would have to be able to bullseye Womp rats with a T-16 to hit an ehaust port like that.
2014-08-15 09:22:00 AM  
1 vote:

Kyro: HMS_Blinkin: They failed miserably at stopping Han Solo from taking off from Mos Eisley.  That was pretty bad work on their part.

I'm going to give a pass to a squad of grunts failing to spontaneously capture the most notorious pirate there is.

"The most notorious pirate there is" wouldn't have dropped his shipment at the first sign of an Imperial cruiser.
2014-08-15 08:07:43 AM  
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cretinbob: ragekage: My question is how a rebellion lasts for thirty years, since apparently there was no "New Republic". I get it; the entire Imperial Navy wasn't taken out at Endor, but their best and brightest were.

I think that's a valid question, and wouldn't the remnant of the Empire now be the rebels?

I'll have to go watch Jedi to get a better sense of the ending

In the Foundation series they break the Empire, and yet still for a while there is an emperor on the imperial homeworld
2014-08-15 07:23:21 AM  
1 vote:
Meh, military assets tend to hang around throughout regime changes.  It's not rocket surgery.
2014-08-15 07:19:49 AM  
1 vote:
So what IS the purpose of all that armor, anyway? Doesn't seem to do shiat against laser bolts.
2014-08-15 07:18:33 AM  
1 vote:
I've got a definite space boner right now.
2014-08-15 07:09:44 AM  
1 vote:

Enlightened Liberal: So will their armor actually provide some protection this time?

It's not armor.  They all have Klohne's Disease.  It's a casing that keeps all their organs from falling out.
2014-08-15 06:38:16 AM  
1 vote:

toddalmighty: So after 30 years the Empire still exists?

Well, fear has kept the local systems in line.
2014-08-15 01:49:28 AM  
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toddalmighty: So after 30 years the Empire still exists?

Know how I can tell you didn't watch Episode II...or III...or Clone Wars........

fark I'm not even Star Wars nerd (yes I saw it in theaters twice when it came out, and Empire and Jedi) and even I know they weren't always the bad guys. So maybe they aren't the bad guys again.
We'll have to wait and see.
2014-08-15 01:44:35 AM  
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toddalmighty: So after 30 years the Empire still exists?

Just because the emperor is dead doesn't mean his massive bureaucracy is dead.

I'm just guessing. I'm pretty drunk ...
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