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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« Last post by Dave on Today at 03:05 PM »
My only guess is that the rebels worked in cells, Leia's cell heard about walkers but never faced them, whereas Mon Mothma's might.

Pretty sure Leia saw AT-ATs before (see: Star Wars Rebels episode: A Princess on Lothal).   :D

Or the fact that an AT-AT isn't fundamentally different from an AT-TE from the Clone Wars. 

I'm guessing we're not supposed to overthink any of this as X-Wings work in the absolute zero of space, and they work in normal atmospheres, so there shouldn't have been anything different about Hoth that would have prevented them from attacking an AT-AT.  And if a squad of X-Wings can take out a Star Destroyer than I would think they could take out an AT-AT.
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Last post by McMetal on Today at 02:44 PM »
It was a week of long awaited returns!

Very happy they gave us back Benjen and none of that "Cold Hands" red herring stuff. Guy knows how to make an entrance!

We finally got back to Walter Frey after forever too. Man, that wretched old goat cannot die soon, or violently, enough. His justice has been a long time coming and I am thinking it will be sweet. It had better be.

Also good to see little brother Tully and the mention of Blackfish. Surprised the Lannisters would agree to send a force to the Riverlands but I guess they pay their debts and all that. Puts Jamie on a collision course with Brienne again, on opposite sides.

Littlefinger should take his Knights of the Vale back down there too, can't imagine he is very happy with Frey killing the love of his life.

Sam's dad was an unbelievable prick, as expected. I was hoping he would stand up to him at dinner but no such luck. At least he wised up and got Gilly and Sam Jr out of there.  And nicked the sword. (What's up with all these minor houses like the Tarleys and Moormonts rocking the Valerian steel anyway?)

Everything with Arya the past two seasons feels like a complete waste of time now. How do they give one of the best characters the absolute crappiest storyline? Get her back to Westeros kicking ass please.
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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« Last post by Jeff on Today at 02:34 PM »
My only guess is that the rebels worked in cells, Leia's cell heard about walkers but never faced them, whereas Mon Mothma's might.

Pretty sure Leia saw AT-ATs before (see: Star Wars Rebels episode: A Princess on Lothal).   :D
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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« Last post by McMetal on Today at 02:24 PM »
We should probably be more concerned about the FOUR WEEKS of re-shoots Disney bosses allegedly just ordered after this movie tested so badly...yikes.

Also surprised to read both Mara sisters were in the running for the lead role.  Kate would have been the bomb I think...
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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« Last post by P-Siddy on Today at 01:51 PM »
I know the Imperial Walkers line.  My point was that terrorist groups work in cells, so while they have knowledge of walkers they might not know how to defeat them.  Of course, the AT might be the ACTs superior and they've never faced it.  Maybe the laser turrets work on the ACT?  I mean, the Rebels had time to construct an ion cannon.

I just don't want the Rebels blowing up ACTs so easily in Rogue One otherwise it appears our band of Rebels really is pathetic when it comes to Hoth.

But we're just debating the plot holes of a sci-fi movie now.  ;)
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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« Last post by Pete_Fett on Today at 01:28 PM »
Isn't there also comm chatter from inside Echo Base that can be heard when R2 is rolling through one of the corridors that says, "Imperial Walkers have been spotted on the North Ridge".

Wouldn't that line right there seem to imply that the Rebels have seen them before and know what they are or at least have internal nomenclature for what to call them?

Like Justin said, it's not like the line says "What the heck are these big four legged walking things? Let's all start to panic! Ahhhhh!!!!!!"

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« Last post by JediJman on Today at 12:29 PM »
Yes, but what about the laser cannons and turrets?  Those were like slinging stones at the walkers too.  I get that the speeders were being adapted to the cold and fighters were useless, so that leaves the ground attack (besides orbital) as the only option.

My only guess is that the rebels worked in cells, Leia's cell heard about walkers but never faced them, whereas Mon Mothma's might.  Therefore those laser turrets were untested against the might of the AT-ATs.

I don't subscribe to the notion that the rebels had never seen walkers before.  That was maybe the intent whenEmpire first came out, but given all the surrounding material now, I would have a hard time thinking that was the first use of them.  No one ever says anything along the lines of "What are those?" in the movie, and it's very possible that the rebels thought walkers wouldn't work in the snow, similar to the ships.  They were probably set up to defend against ground troops, which the turrets would have worked well on.  Its not like they had any options once the walkers showed up, and there were still ground troops and chicken walkers to target.
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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« Last post by P-Siddy on Today at 12:17 PM »
Yes, but what about the laser cannons and turrets?  Those were like slinging stones at the walkers too.  I get that the speeders were being adapted to the cold and fighters were useless, so that leaves the ground attack (besides orbital) as the only option.

My only guess is that the rebels worked in cells, Leia's cell heard about walkers but never faced them, whereas Mon Mothma's might.  Therefore those laser turrets were untested against the might of the AT-ATs.
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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA Takodana Encounter Battle Pack
« Last post by 77Skywalker on Today at 12:00 PM »
I bought it on Friday and I need to get used to this pack here.
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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« Last post by JediJman on Today at 10:54 AM »
My take on the Hoth battle was that most ships couldn't function well in the extreme cold.  Xwings could take off and land, but might not function very well in a battle situation where higher speeds and maneuverability are needed.  That's why the AT-AT's didn't have TIE Fighter support, and likely a key reason why the rebels decided to build a base on Hoth.  They mention early in the film that they are working to adapt the speeders to the cold, so they did the best they could under the circumstances.  The Snow Speeders don't carry the firepower of the AT-ATs, so the rebels were hoping to just harass and delay the imperials versus somehow actually winning that battle.
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