Saturday, December 23, 2017

Quick commentary on Star Wars...

In the first Trilogy (we will say time 0), you had AT-ATs, and the first generation of the Star Destroyers. Protected by the TIE fighters

A generation later:

You have the same AT-ATs and Star Destroyers, plus a Death Star. all protected by TIE fighters.

A generation later:

You have the same AT-ATs and Star Destroyers, plus a star killer, and a Dreadnought, all protected by TIE fighters.

In the meantime the alliance has:

The same Millennium Falcon and X-wing craft.  The same Cruisers, and the like....

There is no technological progress with the exception of an occasional super-weapon in fifty-sixty years of history.  This would be like fighting the Vietnam War with the same weaponry as the First World War.  If I am not mistaken I did not see a lot of horses in Vietnam, and the bi-planes were completely absent.

It is true that you could say that the climates for WWI and Vietnam were completely different (Europe-SE Asia).  However if you look at Star Wars they are using the same craft on Hoth as they are on Endor.

Any good old fashioned Fascist regime would make development of weapons and the modernization of its military job one, apparently that is not the case in Star Wars.

MTC