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Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back - We'll Never Get There at This Rate
Just after the Millenium Falcon latches onto the Imperial ship, Han and Leia try to find out where to go next, which system is close enough to the system they're in (the Noide system) to make a getaway. But the Millenium Falcon has lost its hyperdrive! Even at maximum sublight speed, lets say .95 times the speed of light, it would take over four years for someone to get from our planet to the nearest star! Unless Hoth, the asteroid field, and the planet Bespin are all in the same solar system?
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Wag317 writes:
Time in star wars is non existent. meaning that you never hear them say a specific time or do they say how many years it's been since the last battle. my theory is, since these people don't have anything to do with our people, maybe they have a longer day than we do. my example is in a new hope, darth vader says that "this day has seen the end of kenobi and will soon see the end of the rebellion." now if you think about it, there is no way that the entire battle of yavin could have lasted one EARTH day. but if this culture of people relate to a day in their time as two weeks in our time then that's how it will go. DON'T NITPICK THIS MOVIE WITH REAL SCIENTIFIC FACTS! you will be at it forever. the entire trilogy is filled with false concepts of physics, chemistry, and biology. this is what makes the movie so interesting! if it were done totally to the book, then it would take forever and it would totally suck! giving meaning to the phase "reality bites." if you keep on nitpicking, you will not enjoy the movie! P.S: i am sorry for ranting, but i think i have proven my point. if i haven't, please feel free to add and correct my theory and most of all, give me feedback. my mailbox is always open.
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heeheecunnings writes:
Also, this is a sci-fi movie. They can get away with whatever they want. :-) (Yes, I do wear glasses.)
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shawn writes:
Number one, the system you were referring to was the Anoat System, not the Noide System, and number two, according to the official Star Wars galaxy map, Hoth and Bespin are close together. But it would still be a long trip and this long trip is highly plausible because it must take some time for Luke to train with Yoda, because the next time he sees Yoda in ROTJ, he is almost a full Jedi Knight.
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jielsliken writes:
dude sudlight speeds cannot be more than the speed of light thats whay its SUBlight meaning under or less than the speed of light
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Dex1138 writes:
Also, most SW ships have a backup hyperdrive. While not as fast as the regular one, it does allow for hyperspace travel in emergencies. This also explains how Vader + Fett got to Cloud City ahead of the heroes. tracking their hyperspace vector, they were able to figure out the most likely, closest place the heroes would go.
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