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Offline dafoo

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Lightspeed tunnels?!
« on: July 20, 2005, 11:21 PM »
That's what's missing from Episode III!

I couldn't put my finger on it.  What gives George, I love the tunnel.
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Re: Lightspeed tunnels?!
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2005, 12:41 AM »
The tunnel wasnt used in any of the prequels was it?
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Re: Lightspeed tunnels?!
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2005, 01:03 AM »
Hmmm. Now that you mention it, I can't think of one right now.

Although I recall one of the Episode II George Lucas Select pictures with a purple lightspeed tunnel and what I think was Anakin and Padme's getaway barge to Naboo. I guess that was some sort of animatic or other concept that didn't make the final cut.
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Re: Lightspeed tunnels?!
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2005, 01:17 AM »
Anakin's chit-chat session with Ric Olie perhaps would have shown something since they were at the controls of Amidala's ship.  Not sure on that though and my copy's nowhere to be found here right now.
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Re: Lightspeed tunnels?!
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2005, 10:53 AM »
I thought I remembered reading somewhere that Lucas wanted to leave the lightspeed tunnels as an "OT only" type of thing.  I might have just imagined that, but I thought I read something awhile back that Lucas said you wouldn't see them in the prequels because of that.

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Re: Lightspeed tunnels?!
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2005, 06:36 PM »
they aren't in any of the new movies.

boy THAT would have been a connector though. heh

we could demand a tunnel added for the DVD! =p
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Re: Lightspeed tunnels?!
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2005, 10:33 PM »
Yeah, I missed the tunnels in the prequels.  I did not know that was what they were called.  Anyway it would have been fun to see on the big screen one more time.  Oh well. 

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Re: Lightspeed tunnels?!
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2005, 10:38 PM »
wait for the rerelease to celebrate the 30th. =)
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Re: Lightspeed tunnels?!
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2005, 12:47 AM »
I thought I remembered reading somewhere that Lucas wanted to leave the lightspeed tunnels as an "OT only" type of thing.  I might have just imagined that, but I thought I read something awhile back that Lucas said you wouldn't see them in the prequels because of that.

Right you are!  I remember that blurb quite distinctly.  Lucas said at some point around the release of ATTACK OF THE CLONES that he didn't want to reveal the lightspeed look until the Original Trilogy.  Hence, we didn't see it in Episodes I - III.
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Re: Lightspeed tunnels?!
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2005, 02:04 PM »
Hmmm.  Ok then.  I guess it helps make the Falcon look cooler. 

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Re: Lightspeed tunnels?!
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2005, 01:01 AM »
I thought I remembered reading somewhere that Lucas wanted to leave the lightspeed tunnels as an "OT only" type of thing.  I might have just imagined that, but I thought I read something awhile back that Lucas said you wouldn't see them in the prequels because of that.

Right you are!  I remember that blurb quite distinctly.  Lucas said at some point around the release of ATTACK OF THE CLONES that he didn't want to reveal the lightspeed look until the Original Trilogy.  Hence, we didn't see it in Episodes I - III.

Bummer. It would have helped to give the saga a consistant feel.
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Re: Lightspeed tunnels?!
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2005, 04:34 PM »
we could crumple up a mess of paper and glue it into a cone

then spin it. =)
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