« on: February 12, 2005, 06:47 AM »
I agree that, from a filming standpoint, it was just a cop-out...
Thinking of it in terms of "reality", I don't think it's necessarilly a bad idea... not sure on it being built at the same time as the DS1 or anything... I think it's POSSIBLE (in my opinion of the Empire and SW universe in general) to have a DS whipped up in a matter of time between the films (years).
I don't know... I think perhaps it was just getting started maybe when the first one was completed. Sure one's nice but isn't a second one, even an improved one, nice to have?
Really the concept behind the DS is nice... It's big, it flies around, it blows **** up... You fix the exhaust issues and it's really a terror weapon unmatched. It's the ultimate space-faring vessel really.
So in that sense, I see it as "if at first you don't succeed, try try again", and I can accept that excuse... I agree though that it was really a bit of a cop-out from a filming stnadpoint though. I think Lucas wanted ROTJ to be the bigger and better ANH he envisioned sort of, while still concluding his story he had going.
I like ROTJ better than any prequal... That says a lot for it I think. Cop-out or not, I still think it's a good film.
And I like the DS2... Bigger, more accurate, and the Endor Space Battle still ranks as one of my most favorite moments of Star Wars. If only it were actually enhanced via the SE CGI work. It could stand to be even bigger and more hective IMO.