Re: Syd Mead and "The Phantom Menace"

Prabal Nandy (nandy@U.Arizona.EDU)
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 15:54:52 -0700 (MST)

> > You'd never know it by looking at the crappy "70's car with loads of
> > junk and pipes on the roof" designs he had for BR, along with the
> Hmmm... quartz-lamp lit... scoot by at 100mph... you should voice those
> complaints to the *director* of the movie, maybe? You'll notice that

  I hardly think the director is responsible for how silly some of the
ground vehicles look... Harrison Ford's detective car for example.

> > on it... it really has a sort of goony, goofishness which I dislike, but
> > on the other hand, it makes vehicles like the "Sandspeeder" from the
> > original SW easier to swallow!
> > I really hope we don't see this in the new Gundam!
> Man, I wonder how you'd react if the future actually ended up being
> modelled that way?

  Don't worry, it won't! At least, not in technologies that matter. There
are simply very good reasons why spacecraft will never resemble 1950's era


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