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Old 01-16-2004, 01:03 AM   #101
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it's easy to tell who is an old school suby owner, they're all nerds.
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Old 01-16-2004, 01:06 AM   #102
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what is that ship on the back of the semi called again?

I think thats a corellian corvette (sp..)
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Tantive IV rebal blockade runner....

http://www.starwars.com/databank/starship/tantiveiv/
You are both correct, both names mean the same thing

I was thinking A-Wing at the beginning of the thread as well, but the dude just had to put an R2 unit in there.

Had to regester just for this car, it is awesome! It is a little extreme and further that I would take it, but still real cool

I want to see a Star Trek shuttle now
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Old 01-16-2004, 01:12 AM   #103
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it's easy to tell who is an old school suby owner, they're all nerds.

And don't you forget it!
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Old 01-16-2004, 01:19 AM   #104
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You are both correct, both names mean the same thing
Almost....the Tantive IV IS a Corellian corvette. But they're not one and the same, the Tantive IV just happens to be the name of that particular corvette. Aka the Rebel Blockade Runner, because of its use by the Rebellion.
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Old 01-16-2004, 01:39 AM   #105
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Almost....the Tantive IV IS a Corellian corvette. But they're not one and the same, the Tantive IV just happens to be the name of that particular corvette. Aka the Rebel Blockade Runner, because of its use by the Rebellion.
Yeah. The tantive IV was in service of the rebelion (the only blockade runner), but the Corellian corvettes had been used way before that, they are fairly configurable and can be reconfigured to suit pretty much any need (from a science lab to a warship), they are common among even legit shipping companys although they are also a favorite of smugglers and warloards).

In fact, a certan Captian Zurel Darillian (don't know if I spelled that right) used one in the service of Warlord Zsinj that had been configured with the lab space removed and room made for 4 TIE fighters to dock. Happened in one of the X-Wing books, Wrath Squadron iirc.

iirc, the tantive 4 was equiped with extra weapons and extra shielding, but I could be mistaken.

There is a story behind how the rebel blockade runner and corellian corvette names happened and why, but I can't quite remember...

Wasn't it the Strike crusers that were just a series of configurable modules? A week or two in a shipyard could carry a transport into a fighter carrier or whatever? It has been a while since I read up on any of that stuff

Anyways, sorry, offtopic, and nerdy. Carry on
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Old 01-16-2004, 01:47 AM   #106
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Yeah. The tantive IV was in service of the rebelion (the only blockade runner), but the Corellian corvettes had been used way before that, they are fairly configurable and can be reconfigured to suit pretty much any need (from a science lab to a warship), they are common among even legit shipping companys although they are also a favorite of smugglers and warloards).

In fact, a certan Captian Zurel Darillian (don't know if I spelled that right) used one in the service of Warlord Zsinj that had been configured with the lab space removed and room made for 4 TIE fighters to dock. Happened in one of the X-Wing books, Wrath Squadron iirc.

iirc, the tantive 4 was equiped with extra weapons and extra shielding, but I could be mistaken.

There is a story behind how the rebel blockade runner and corellian corvette names happened and why, but I can't quite remember...

Wasn't it the Strike crusers that were just a series of configurable modules? A week or two in a shipyard could carry a transport into a fighter carrier or whatever? It has been a while since I read up on any of that stuff
Anyways, sorry, offtopic, and nerdy. Carry on

I read that book.... but im going to stop now.
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Old 01-16-2004, 01:47 AM   #107
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Well you're right on most of what you said Yoduh, but one thing
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In fact, a certan Captian Zurel Darillian (don't know if I spelled that right) used one in the service of Warlord Zsinj that had been configured with the lab space removed and room made for 4 TIE fighters to dock. Happened in one of the X-Wing books, Wrath Squadron iirc.
All that is apocrypha, since it's found in the expanded universe novels, and it is not Star Wars canon....thus not 'fact' as it were.
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Old 01-16-2004, 01:48 AM   #108
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Parsec - A unit of astronomical length based on the distance from Earth at which stellar parallax is one second of arc and equal to 3.258 light-years, 3.086 1013 kilometers, or 1.918 1013 miles.

1/4 mile - 1320 ft

Both are measurements of distance. How does that work?

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Yeah . . . one of the "goofs" from the original movie. Solo says something like "She [The Falcon] did the Kessel [sp?] run in 12 parsecs", or something like that. Much debate has since ensued (at least among Star Wars geeks) over whether he was bullsh**ting, or whether that meant that he had found a "shortcut" or something.
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Old 01-16-2004, 01:53 AM   #109
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Yeah . . . one of the "goofs" from the original movie. Solo says something like "She [The Falcon] did the Kessel [sp?] run in 12 parsecs", or something like that. Much debate has since ensued (at least among Star Wars geeks) over whether he was bullsh**ting, or whether that meant that he had found a "shortcut" or something.

actual quite is:

Solo: Han Solo, Captain of the Millenium Falcon....Chewey here tells me you need safe passage to the Alderaan system.

Ben: Yes, if it's a fast ship.

Solo: Fast ship? You've never heard of the Millenium Falcon?

Ben: Should I have?

Solo: It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs....and I'm not talking about the local bulk cruisers either, I mean the big Corellian ships, now....she's fast enough for you, old man.
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Old 01-16-2004, 01:56 AM   #110
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I need to unsubscribe to this thread.

The epitome of geekness.

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Old 01-16-2004, 01:56 AM   #111
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All that is apocrypha, since it's found in the expanded universe novels, and it is not Star Wars canon....thus not 'fact' as it were.
True dat.

About Han Solo, one book (many other books have copied this) explained that some of the area around kessel is filled with black holes (called the maw iirc), and plotting a safe route through them is fairly difficult. Thus there is a safe path that has been plotted, is tried and true, and most people use it even though it takes them out of their way a bit. So making in 12 parsecs (in this author's explination) was a way of saying that he was skirting real close to some big bad black holes and the only thing keeping him from falling in was his inertia.

But again, this was not in a movie, it was in a book, so it isn't "absolute truth."

George Lucas should have hired a physics major attending college while he was making the movies, would have made things a whole lot more realistic
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Old 01-16-2004, 02:02 AM   #112
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I need to unsubscribe to this thread.

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me too.
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Old 01-16-2004, 02:05 AM   #113
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Cool Thanks for the comments-

I don't like to look at it as insanity... I like to see it as creative... LOL.

Just for the record, I'm married and live in my own house, ABOVE ground...

This is my wife:


My car is decked out like this to make people think. Some like it, some don't. I've had phone numbers, photos and email addresses from cute geek chicks under my windshield wipers, Valentine Cards in the car on valentine's day, and adult film stars asking for rides. Cops pull me over to look, then ask me to bring it to charity events. I raise money with it for the City of Hope children's charities.

I've done a few films with it, and I'll be in "Wired" magazine in March. I'd prefer the Import Tuner April Fool's cover, but gice it time.

And I get hate mail, and flames on line- but it's cool, because I forced an opinion. No one ever says "yeah, it's just O.K.". They love it or hate it, and by extension, me. I think that's pretty [email protected] funny.

Because it's only a car. Like people, they grow old and die despite your best efforts to keep them alive. So why not have some fun with it before it goes? I don't dig tattoos, but some people find they enhance their life. Groovy- I don't have them , but my car does. And I can change them whenever I like.

In case you're curious, I make action figures, hotwheels toys, props, models, and costumes for a living. So, much like a plumber that advertises on his panel van, my car shows what I do. And you'd better believe no one forgets it- I get a lot of business from being "that dude with the car".

I have several movie appearances to add- the most interesting of which is a Mad Max like short, where the car has .50-cal machine guns and a flamethrower on the rear deck. I have also had it on display at the Petersen Auto Museum in Los Angeles as part of thier art car exhibit- and if you think mine is odd, you ain't seen nothin' yet until you see some of those machines.

At any rate, I've enjoyed the comments!

Shawn

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Old 01-16-2004, 02:05 AM   #114
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True dat.

About Han Solo, one book (many other books have copied this) explained that some of the area around kessel is filled with black holes (called the maw iirc), and plotting a safe route through them is fairly difficult. Thus there is a safe path that has been plotted, is tried and true, and most people use it even though it takes them out of their way a bit. So making in 12 parsecs (in this author's explination) was a way of saying that he was skirting real close to some big bad black holes and the only thing keeping him from falling in was his inertia.

But again, this was not in a movie, it was in a book, so it isn't "absolute truth."

George Lucas should have hired a physics major attending college while he was making the movies, would have made things a whole lot more realistic
Yes, that certainly does make sense. Many things in the apocryphal genre of SW do make sense, and might as well be considered quasi-canon, but since it didn't appear in the Big 3 (movies, novels, radio plays), then it cannot be true canon.

About the true physics of stuff....can't put oo much weight in that. What pisses many people off about Lucas is his apparent lack of true physics and substance in the movies. What they keep failing to remember, is that Lucas wrote and made the movies to be like the old serials he used to see in movie theaters. Like the comics of old, where there were cliffhangers, and the hero always made it out of the car that went over the cliff anyway...for there to be a lot of vapid action, and a heavy dose of visual effect. He left a lot to the suspension of disbelief. However.....in order to indentify with people, he went to great lengths to study how stories of legend and myth have been told throughout the ages, and you don't have to look very hard to find the allegory in the SW saga. It's just that many if not most people started to take it too seriously, and every installment after that seemed to be a disappointent.

But whatever...I still think Ep.V is the greatest.
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Old 01-16-2004, 02:08 AM   #115
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Uhhhhh..... THE car guy himself has checked in!


Dayum, word travels fast.
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Old 01-16-2004, 02:09 AM   #116
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I don't like to look at it as insanity... I like to see it as creative... LOL.

Just for the record, I'm married and live in my own hose, ABOVE ground...

This is my wife:


My car is decked out like this to make people think. Some like it, some don't. I've had phone numbers, photos and email addresses from cute geek chicks under my windshield wipers, Valentine Cards in the car on valentine's day, and adult film stars asking for rides. Cops pull me over to look, then ask me to bring it to charity events. I raise money with it for the City of Hope children's charities.

I've done a few films with it, and I'll be in "Wired" magazine in March. I'd prefer the Import Tuner April Fool's cover, but gice it time.

And I get hate mail, and flames on line- but it's cool, because I forced an opinion. No one ever says "yeah, it's just O.K.". They love it or hate it, and by extension, me. I think that's pretty [email protected] funny.

Because it's only a car. Like people, they grow old and die despite your best efforts to keep them alive. So why not have some fun with it before it goes? I don't dig tattoos, but some people find they enhance their life. Groovy- I don't have them , but my car does. And I can change them whenever I like.

In case you're curious, I make action figures, hotwheels toys, props, models, and costumes for a living. So, much like a plumber that advertises on his panel van, my car shows what I do. And you'd better believe no one forgets it- I get a lot of business from being "that dude with the car".

Sadly, the webpage hasn't been updated in quite a while. I have several movie appearances to add- the most interesting of which is a Mad Max like short, where the car has .50-cal machine guns and a flamethrower on the rear deck. I have also had it on display at the Petersen Auto Museum in Los Angeles as part of thier art car exhibit- and if you think mine is odd, you ain't seen nothin' yet until you see some of those machines.

You may not want to see the page update though- I might post my PhotoShop designs for the TT turbo... LOL
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Welcome aboard! That pic of your wife is about to set off a rash of leghumping, believe you me

Anyway....I agree with you man, you did an outstanding job!
From a fellow SW nerd to another...MTFBWY!

However....I do see your wife's leia costume is gold.....come on dude, you should know well that the slave bikini is COPPER!
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Old 01-16-2004, 02:15 AM   #117
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OMG, nice headlights.
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Old 01-16-2004, 02:18 AM   #118
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Old 01-16-2004, 02:20 AM   #119
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shawn, you should Private Message the user "00RS"

she wants to do an article on your car in www.speedoptions.com
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Old 01-16-2004, 02:29 AM   #120
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Parsec - A unit of astronomical length based on the distance from Earth at which stellar parallax is one second of arc and equal to 3.258 light-years, 3.086 1013 kilometers, or 1.918 1013 miles.

1/4 mile - 1320 ft

Both are measurements of distance. How does that work?

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OMG you thought I was teh serious.

....like Han Solo did in the original Star Wars goof, I wasn't serious!
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Old 01-16-2004, 03:30 AM   #121
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didn't expect that guy to find this thread.



another picture of his wife...

I'll buy that for a dollar
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Old 01-16-2004, 03:36 AM   #122
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Umm, is that a themal detonator in your net pocket or are you just happy to see me?
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Old 01-16-2004, 06:54 AM   #124
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Obi-Shawn sounds like he's one hell of a cool guy...

Nice work...I like it a lot!

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