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  1. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    Been working on this, 1/1000 U.S.S Ares from the defunct Axanar project. The paneling was done by hand with artist pencils as seen in the first picture. No decals. Chris
  2. Well said. I tire of the supporters lumping everyone that had issues with the movie into 1 camp. Misogynistic, racist, fanboys who didn’t get what we wanted from our fan fiction theories. Granted there have been a few who seemed like that in this very thread, but that is not the case at all for the vast majority of us. Like you pointed out. TFA specifically set up those questions which led to 2 years of waiting and speculating, and then they were just thrown away. If they were unimportant details then why set it up in the first place? I like your Rick-Rolled analogy. I didn’t HATE the movie either time I saw it, but what I liked is easily eclipsed by what I didn’t like. Basically, the lows are far more extreme than the highs so any pleasure from the movie quickly disapates after me viewing it. As for Poe, yeah gotta agree with you but like I said a few pages ago Holdo gets a strong assist with for a majority of those deaths; ”Holdo was still a contributing factor in that. Think about in ESB. Leia is briefing the Troops about the how the Hoth Evacuation will proceed. A grunt actually speaks out by incredulously asking “2 fighters against a Star Destroyer!?” Does Leia just keep her mouth shut and smile, give some cryptic message of faith, or just tell the grunt he’s too low ranking to be in the know..(all things that Holdo did in the course of the “Chase”) No, she answered the Troopers concern by explaining that the Ion Cannon will provide covering fire. That’s why I can’t stand the lack of Logic in what Holdo did. If she would’ve just told Poe, regardless of his recent demotion he still destroyed Starkiller base and was, according to TFA one of Leia’s most trusted people. Not to mention she obviously talked to Holdo about him being the a future Leader of the Resistance, according to dialog between them in TLJ. “ Chris
  3. General TV thread

    I’ll have to give it a try again. I only got to episode 4 a few years ago but lost interest. It wasn’t bad, just nothing special to me, but if it starts really picking up in a few episodes maybe I should go back a give it a try again. It worked with Parks and Rec for me and that is now one of my all time favorite shows. Chris
  4. Star Trek: Discovery

    Remember some smaller vessels, like Runabouts, still received NCC numbers. So there could be a Large number of small scout like or large shuttle/runabout type vessels that could fill in the registry gaps. So i binge watched the series up to the latest episode with a 3 day free trial and I quite liked it....BUT....it is not worth $9.99 a month. There is nothing else on that stupid All Access that I want. Hopefully, the show will be able to purchase after the full season is complete. So that way I can watch it whenever I want instead of paying $9.99 indefinitely just to be able to watch it whenever. If not then I’ll just pay 1 month every year and watch a whole season. Stupid CBS. Chris
  5. Arcadia 1/60 SV-51 Ivanov

    Lol, I just noticed that! Stupid auto-correct. Chris
  6. Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    I have really grown to love the Rafale. Thanks for sharing. Chris
  7. About the base. I found it funny that they made a big thing about there is only 1 way in or out and it’s through that big door, and then they promptly show soldiers getting to the OUTSIDE trenches through other doors and the surviving skimmer pilots make it back into the base through those same OTHER doors. I get that the FO is out there, but the definition of the ONLY way in or out is a bit off. The FO could’ve just sent troopers to the trenches and blown open the smaller doors....it’s not like their big door buster opened that big a hole in the big door, and all they did was march some troops in anyway. Chris
  8. It really isn’t necessary, you are just introduced to her in that book. She’s actually a very odd girl in the book, but develops a good friendship with Leia. The base is nothing overly important either, both character and base are more like “hey I read about you in that book” no required backstory to get insight or information. Holdo was still a contributing factor in that. Think about in ESB. Leia is briefing the Troops about the how the Hoth Evacuation will proceed. A grunt actually speaks out by incredulously asking “2 fighters against a Star Destroyer!?” Does Leia just keep her mouth shut and smile, give some cryptic message of faith, or just tell the grunt he’s too low ranking to be in the know..(all things that Holdo did in the course of the “Chase”) No, she answered the Troopers concern by explaining that the Ion Cannon will provide covering fire. That’s why I can’t stand the lack of Logic in what Holdo did. If she would’ve just told Poe, regardless of his recent demotion he still destroyed Starkiller base and was, according to TFA one of Leia’s most trusted people. Not to mention she obviously talked to Holdo about him being the a future Leader of the Resistance, according to dialog between them in TLJ. I agree about the state of the Resistance, now the New Rebellion, at the end of this movie. At least at the end of Empire the Rebels still had a Fleet...a real one too, not just the 3 ships the Resistance HAD. I hope Episode nine takes place around 10 years later, to give time for things to build up. Chris
  9. It already was. In “Leia, Princess of Alderaan” it is a early Rebel cell base. That book also introduces Holdo. She’s not a bad character, I just thought her stupid lack of logic made little to no sense in the movie, and to use the character just to through her away was pointless.
  10. My problem with the taking out the laser Canon thing was that he would’ve made it. If they showed it fire just after Rose knocked him out of the way then it would make sense....she saved him from a pointless death. Instead, though, she crashes into him, they crash land, have their conversation and then the thing fires. She basically said to hell with everyone else in the base, you mean more to me. What a selfish stupid idea/act that is supposed to be profound in some way. Chris
  11. Like what Chronocidal said the EU had “some” explanations. In TLJ, imagine if the “countdown” to running out of fuel was to instead disable all the safety precautions built into hyperdrives that prevent jumps toward an object ect. Add an Interdictor to the FO fleet, instead of Hyperspace tracking, and make Rose be the “mechanic” that can rewire the hyperdrive in time to allow the maneuver before the fleet runs out of fuel. I think it would work a lot better. Not a simple override, pull the lever type thing. Yes it would still allow for what Azrael said, though. Maybe add a line of dialog about why not make a hyperspace missile in the first place and just state that ships have a built in defense that can stop one but something the size of a Mon Cal Cruiser is another thing. At least it would make a “little” more sense in the movie. Chris
  12. Those ships are HUGE. Get one moving near the speed of light at impact and that is a LOT of kinetic energy, which is were the destructive force would come from. It is the same principle as Railgun only at a much larger and faster scale. The Executor was jus slowly “falling” out of orbit to the DS2’s surface. Having ships “suicide” into other targets at or near the speed of light would be devastating to ships, stations, or planets. I think that’s why people have a problem with its use in TLJ. It weaponized Light Speed and makes us wonder why they never used before. Chris
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