A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy, Far, Far Away.... (devillin@juno.com)
Thu, 20 May 1999 16:06:44 -0400

> > X-Wings are what I call "ageless" design. It's so good, it still
> > cool several decade after it was designed ( I didn't want to call it
> > classic). Maybe in another half a century, it'll look aged...
> People seem to forget this is a Prequel, therefore the ships are
older then
> the ones from the 3 SW movies already made. They have to look older,
then the
> X-Wings, A-wings, etc.

I think what it really is comes from a comment I think Lucas made. The
vehicles in
the first three movies are utilitarian. What we have is a galaxy at war.
There isn't time
for anything fancy on the vehicles. The prequels are taking place during
a time of
stagnation and prosperity. The people have more time to devote to
beautifying their
vessels. Hence the rounded designs and shiny finishes. The first three
movies are
the 1970's and 1980's. The prequels are more 1950's and early 1960's.
Whichever movie the Z-95 Headhunter shows up will be the true turning
between beauty and practicality.

Linwood Foster,   The_Sentinel@Gundam.Com
3 of 10, Rec.Games.Mecha Moderation Team
10th Lyran Guards, The Revenants.

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