History Fridge / XWingSeries

15th Jan '16 11:37:09 PM SSJMagus
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** Discussed in ''Isard's Revenge'', when [[EnemyMine Corran Horn and Isard]] discuss how Lusankya could be put in Coruscant as millions or billions of citizens would have noticed. Isard suggests that [[PhysicalGod the Emperor himself put the ship into the planet, and then made everyone forget about it.]] Corran shuddered at the thought and was glad that Palpatine was dead. When he returns in ''Dark Empire'', he more than leaves to his reputations.
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** * Discussed in ''Isard's Revenge'', when [[EnemyMine Corran Horn and Isard]] discuss how Lusankya could be put in Coruscant as millions or billions of citizens would have noticed. Isard suggests that [[PhysicalGod the Emperor himself put the ship into the planet, and then made everyone forget about it.]] Corran shuddered at the thought and was glad that Palpatine was dead. When he returns in ''Dark Empire'', he more than leaves to his reputations.reputations. ** This possibility is discussed earlier in the series, after Lusankya first lifts off and reveals its true nature. Another possible explanation is also brought up: that Palpatine simply [[LeaveNoWitnesses killed all the billions of witnesses]]. If that were the case, it would mean the construction of Lusankya had a death toll ''on par with the destruction of Alderaan''.
12th Dec '15 5:34:46 PM nombretomado
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* All through the ''XWingSeries'', we hear that SpaceIsCold whenever there's a magnetic containment field up. Supposedly the mag-con field holds in atmosphere but can't stop heat. Then it occurred to me that all of the viewpoint characters are pilots. They can fly spectacularly, but most of them don't even know that there is no extruder valve on an X-wing! The heat loss could be from the mag-con field itself, and they explain it to themselves and each other differently. Similarly, Solo mentions ExplosiveDecompression, but in this series he's a smuggler who became a General! He just knows people die when out in space unprotected. The Medstar Duology seems to confirm this; a malfunctioning mag-con field chills the area it's covering. --{{Joysweeper}}
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* All through the ''XWingSeries'', ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'', we hear that SpaceIsCold whenever there's a magnetic containment field up. Supposedly the mag-con field holds in atmosphere but can't stop heat. Then it occurred to me that all of the viewpoint characters are pilots. They can fly spectacularly, but most of them don't even know that there is no extruder valve on an X-wing! The heat loss could be from the mag-con field itself, and they explain it to themselves and each other differently. Similarly, Solo mentions ExplosiveDecompression, but in this series he's a smuggler who became a General! He just knows people die when out in space unprotected. The Medstar Duology seems to confirm this; a malfunctioning mag-con field chills the area it's covering. --{{Joysweeper}}
12th Jun '15 1:36:15 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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**** If they were relying on eyesight, they would have more eyes watching the windows! Not just a few senior officers who spend more time talking to each other... Actually, maybe the real reason for the crew pits is so the bridge crew can't get distracted by the view outside!
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**** If they were relying on eyesight, they would have more eyes watching the windows! Not just a few senior officers who spend more time talking to each other... Actually, maybe the real reason for the crew pits is so the bridge crew can't get distracted by the view outside!outside! [[AC:FridgeHorror]] ** Discussed in ''Isard's Revenge'', when [[EnemyMine Corran Horn and Isard]] discuss how Lusankya could be put in Coruscant as millions or billions of citizens would have noticed. Isard suggests that [[PhysicalGod the Emperor himself put the ship into the planet, and then made everyone forget about it.]] Corran shuddered at the thought and was glad that Palpatine was dead. When he returns in ''Dark Empire'', he more than leaves to his reputations.
26th Sep '14 12:53:06 AM AnimeSunglasses
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*** I don't think we've ever seen them actually ''rely'' on eyesight--the bridge having a view outside the ship may be strictly traditional, or for emergency use if and when the ship's scanners are down/blinded and you need to avoid hitting other ships.
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*** I don't think we've ever seen them actually ''rely'' on eyesight--the bridge having a view outside the ship may be strictly traditional, or for emergency use if and when the ship's scanners are down/blinded and you need to avoid hitting other ships.ships. **** If they were relying on eyesight, they would have more eyes watching the windows! Not just a few senior officers who spend more time talking to each other... Actually, maybe the real reason for the crew pits is so the bridge crew can't get distracted by the view outside!
15th Sep '13 10:00:49 PM adbrown
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** The emitters for a magcon field would likely be destroyed by whatever was powerful enough to take out the window in the first place, i.e. a kamikaze A-Wing. The better question is why, with all the scanning and imaging technology available, they still rely on eyesight aboard capital ships, leaving such a vulnerable weakspot in the first place.
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** The emitters for a magcon field would likely be destroyed by whatever was powerful enough to take out the window in the first place, i.e. a kamikaze A-Wing. The better question is why, with all the scanning and imaging technology available, they still rely on eyesight aboard capital ships, leaving such a vulnerable weakspot in the first place.place. *** I don't think we've ever seen them actually ''rely'' on eyesight--the bridge having a view outside the ship may be strictly traditional, or for emergency use if and when the ship's scanners are down/blinded and you need to avoid hitting other ships.
23rd Aug '13 3:45:05 PM Hyrin
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* Why hasn't magnetic containment field technology ever been applied to the bridge view ports of capital ships? On at least two occasions, the windows get blown out and it's a scramble to evacuate the bridge before the automatic door closes off and leaves the crew in vacuum. Magcon fields are simple enough to be part of pilot life support gear, and can be scaled up to keep atmosphere in an open hangar bay so it should be easy. It wouldn't protect the bridge against further battle damage, but it would keep the atmosphere in long enough for a quick, orderly evacuation of the bridge without further losses due to impatient blast doors.
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* Why hasn't magnetic containment field technology ever been applied to the bridge view ports of capital ships? On at least two occasions, the windows get blown out and it's a scramble to evacuate the bridge before the automatic door closes off and leaves the crew in vacuum. Magcon fields are simple enough to be part of pilot life support gear, and can be scaled up to keep atmosphere in an open hangar bay so it should be easy. It wouldn't protect the bridge against further battle damage, but it would keep the atmosphere in long enough for a quick, orderly evacuation of the bridge without further losses due to impatient blast doors.doors. ** The emitters for a magcon field would likely be destroyed by whatever was powerful enough to take out the window in the first place, i.e. a kamikaze A-Wing. The better question is why, with all the scanning and imaging technology available, they still rely on eyesight aboard capital ships, leaving such a vulnerable weakspot in the first place.
18th Aug '13 10:35:18 PM vn70072
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** Who's to say that Cowell didn't join the Navy when he grew up and was a decent TIE pilot in his own right? A decent pilot, coupled with the aid from Iron Fist's computer, would have made him a truly fierce opponent.
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** Who's to say that Cowell didn't join the Navy when he grew up and was a decent TIE pilot in his own right? A decent pilot, coupled with the aid from Iron Fist's computer, would have made him a truly fierce opponent.opponent. * Why hasn't magnetic containment field technology ever been applied to the bridge view ports of capital ships? On at least two occasions, the windows get blown out and it's a scramble to evacuate the bridge before the automatic door closes off and leaves the crew in vacuum. Magcon fields are simple enough to be part of pilot life support gear, and can be scaled up to keep atmosphere in an open hangar bay so it should be easy. It wouldn't protect the bridge against further battle damage, but it would keep the atmosphere in long enough for a quick, orderly evacuation of the bridge without further losses due to impatient blast doors.
16th Jul '13 9:45:15 PM Hyrin
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** And once they were finally going up against each other, he didn't fool Wedge for long before Wedge put him down hard.
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** And once they were finally going up against each other, he didn't fool Wedge for long before Wedge put him down hard.hard. ** Who's to say that Cowell didn't join the Navy when he grew up and was a decent TIE pilot in his own right? A decent pilot, coupled with the aid from Iron Fist's computer, would have made him a truly fierce opponent.
16th Jul '13 9:43:54 PM Hyrin
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** Imperial Center had several ships in position to protect it, but the crux of it's defense was the dual-layered forcefield surrounding the planet. Concentrating enough firepower to take down one section of the forcefield was considered suicidal, as you would be vulnerable to attack from the defensive ships and orbital stations. Taking out an entire layer was considered impossible. Taking down ''both'' layer simultaneously was beyond the pale, and never even considered as a possibility. The Rebels didn't consider the light starship count too suspicious because of the defense platforms and the forcefields
13th May '13 4:30:01 AM JamaicanCastle
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** Besides which, space IS cold, just not very efficient at cooling things down. Considering that starfighter hangers are typically referred to as "chilly" when the bay doors are open, it's not exactly a huge stretch of real physics, especially when the bay doors would only be opened while facing away from any sources of light (and by extension, heat). * By ''Isard's Revenge'' Ysanne Isard is no longer affiliated with the legitimate Empire of Thrawn and Pellaeon. ''She'' claims it is by her choice but evidence in ''The Bacta War'' (where an Imperial warlord only very reluctantly loans her ship -- and then lectures her when it is destroyed) implies she has a acquired a reputation as a GeneralFailure and it may actually be the Empire that wants nothing to do with her.
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** Besides which, space IS cold, just not very efficient at cooling things down. Considering that starfighter hangers are typically referred to as "chilly" when the bay doors are open, it's not exactly a huge stretch of real physics, especially when the bay doors would only be opened while facing away from any sources of light (and by extension, heat).heat). ** Magcon fields, as the name implies, use giant electromagnets to project the fields. Giant electromagnets are generally accompanied by giant cooling systems to accompany them, to make the workings more efficient. * By ''Isard's Revenge'' Ysanne Isard is no longer affiliated with the legitimate Empire of Thrawn and Pellaeon. ''She'' claims it is by her choice but evidence in ''The Bacta War'' (where an Imperial warlord only very reluctantly loans her ship -- and then lectures her when it is destroyed) implies she has a acquired a reputation as a GeneralFailure and it may actually be the Empire that wants nothing to do with her. her. ** This may also have to do with an unusually strong case of JurisdictionFriction. Think about who's in charge of other parts of the Empire: Captain Pellaeon, Admiral Daala, Admiral Teradoc, Warlord Zsinj... all military officers, many of them career military men with long pedigrees and long careers, who were all uncomfortable to be taking orders from an Intelligence agent to begin with (her habits didn't help).

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* In ''Wedge's Gamble'', the assault force against Coruscant consists of maybe a half-dozen capital vessels and a larger, but still small, fleet of gunships, transports, and fighters. The defense force is smaller still. Why are the units involved so small? (For comparison, in ''Solo Command'' the climactic battles involve 10-20 capital vessels per side, whereas in ''Iron Fist'' at least a dozen major capital ships are defending Coruscant.) In Isard's case it was deliberate, since she wanted the "Rebels" to have the planet -- but the New Republic may have been playing a con themselves by sending a very large force [[WeNeedADistraction running up to some nearby, critical system]] to draw away Imperial defense assets, a tactic they had used in the previous book. Sure, Isard might see through it, but since she wants them to win, it's no trouble to play along (and she ''does'' want to keep other Imperial possessions).
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