|Originally posted by trancaholic |
Nice explanation. But why isn't there one on the "lower" side of the ship then?
Because it "lands" on that end ? Maybe it approaches everything from that angle like old bucaneer ships approach everything from the side, as opposed to head on to maximize the number of guns facing a ship? The surface area seems like it would be the greatest from that angle ...
edit: eh fuck it, I'm not above dorking it up by doing some research to make a point.
Oh, and now that you're being clever, can you please explain the gravity part? That's totally inexplicable to me (I don't buy that it's the pull of the planet, considering the distance and the point of "being in orbit"), but I haven't seen it listed as a "goof" on IMDB, so I guess there's some slightly reasonable explanation.
Well back in the mid 90's (when I still played computer games), I used to play the star wars flight simulation series (x-wing, tie fighter, etc ... I was into playing airplane games). I know that there were "interdictor" star destroyers which had gravity wells to prevent other ships from escaping. Maybe it has something to do with that?
Last edited by occrider on Jun-01-2005 at 03:37