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Jenny’s Junk - art by Ed Emshwiller (1960)

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"There is a theory that Earth and sun and galaxy and all the known universes are only a dust mote on some policeman's uniform in some gigantic superworld. Couldn't we be under some supermicroscope, right now? "

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hah that's a good one

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That's fan art, nothing is confirmed, if you know what I mean.

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Who says that Sith Lords always have to be nasty looking old men with bad teeth?

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Lets try canon. Not really a sith, but trained by Count Dooku, Asajj Ventress

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The Seventh Sister Inquisitor. I also think she doesn't count as a sith, but she worked for Vader

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Oh, and one more thing, Star Wars... isn't exactly sci-fi, IMHO :p

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Oh, and I don't know anything about the extended universe, but Mara Jade has a lot of fanboys. She was "enslaved and trained but Darth Sidious"

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ukimalefu wrote: Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:03 am

Lets try canon. Not really a sith, but trained by Count Dooku, Asajj Ventress

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The Seventh Sister Inquisitor. I also think she doesn't count as a sith, but she worked for Vader

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Oh, and one more thing, Star Wars... isn't exactly sci-fi, IMHO :p

I agree. It is more fantasy than Sci-Fi.

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ukimalefu wrote: Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:20 am

Oh, and I don't know anything about the extended universe, but Mara Jade has a lot of fanboys. She was "enslaved and trained but Darth Sidious"

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she's an excellent character, i always thought it was a letdown they never made use of her in the movies

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It was a letdown that they didn't make movie 7, 8, 9 the Thrawn Trilogy. Also a huge mistake.

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They'll be making these movies 'till the end of time...next up, the prequels to the sequels...i.e. what happened between Jedi and Awakens.

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I actually kind of like that. It's got that Fallout-esque aesthetic.

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control room of a giant robot

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That thing reminds me of Major Matt Mason

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“Artist on Mimas,” by David A. Hardy

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In 1966 when the producers of the original series of Star Trek needed a design for a new ship, the Shuttlecraft, they turned to the acclaimed design firm of Raymond Loewy Associates. Art director Matt Jefferies had done several designs of the craft that were deemed too expensive or difficult to build and these were turned over to the firm with the instructions to design a ship that would be easier to construct.
Thomas Kellogg was given the job of coming up with the design. Kellogg had worked on the Studebaker Avanti so, not surprisingly, the Kellogg shuttlecraft’s design does have some similarities to the classic car. Kellogg designed a glossy black shuttlecraft that was boxy but with graceful lines. It had a giant glass front end, glowing red engines and dual antennas.
The shuttlecraft that ended up in the series retains the main body of Kellogg’s design, but there where some changes that were required before construction could begin. The large glass window in the front was replaced with much more practical, and closeable, smaller windows. The color was changed to a neutral gray and two warp pods were added to the ship to better match the look of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

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that one's pretty slick

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ukimalefu wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:52 pm

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This does NOT have much of an airfoil, only arguably those small stubs next to the fuselage. Even those outside winglets get folded upward.

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DEyncourt wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:39 pm

This does NOT have much of an airfoil, only arguably those small stubs next to the fuselage. Even those outside winglets get folded upward.

Charitably it could be a lifting body design that mostly depends on insanely powerful engines for atmospheric flight, but it doesn't look like the laws of physics were a primary design factor.

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Heh. That concept dropship is COMPLETELY the wrong shape to be a lifting body, especially when compared to the real thing like your pictured example.

I had thought about adding that "MAYBE that dropship is powered ONLY by those engines so more resembling copters than any plane" but I thought that unneeded.

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Hehehe, it really is. That’s why I said charitably. There must be something exotic happening, some kind of downwards thrust or manipulated airflow for it to work as pictured in the animation. As pictured, it’s a brick.

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