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Re: Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Reborn
So you are basically saying that all canon info saying that they are shield generators is wrong?

While games are the lowest level of canon in the SW Expanded Universe, Books are not. The domes are repeatedly stated to be shield generators there. It's even a minor plot point in at least one of them (Aaron Allston's Iron Fist, IIRC).
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Re: Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Reborn
Stipulating the presence in some books, I'd hazard a few counter-proposals. One; since Allston started in the EU with the X-Wing books, there's a very real probability that his info was pulled from those game sources. Two; a quick image search for Radar dome, Naval Radar, Radome, or similar terms will yield images of many structures that are very similar in design to the domes in question. And Three; [insert various points cribbed from this way-too-intense study] http://www.theforce.net/swtc/towers.html
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Re: Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Reborn
You don't seem to understand. In ROTJ, there seems to be a clear connection between a flight of A-Wings taking out the radome, and an Executor bridge officer reporting that the shield strength is falling.

In the books, they are referred to as shield generators. In the absence of in-movie information to the contrary, these structures are, canonically, shield generators.
Remember that their actual function is nowhere stated exactly. Conjecture by model builders, unless confirmed in a canon source, is not canon.

You can argue it both ways, I suppose. All we have is conjecture on this point. However, since there is one interpretation that is common throughout the Expanded Universe, it would be weird to suddenly contrdict it, IMHO.
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Re: Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Reborn
I've heard many theories about this issue. One is that those are radar domes, but if they are destroyed, the shields will fall. It's a design flaw in the Star Destroyer line.
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Re: Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Reborn
That was later rectified post-BOE.
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Re: Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Reborn
...those are radar domes, but if they are destroyed, the shields will fall. It's a design flaw in the Star Destroyer line.

Sounds rightish... I guess someone at KDY wasn't thinking ahead when they ran the control runs from the bridge to the shielding array...

edit: Also, woot! I just made 42 posts! http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A997581
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Yes, we're geeky enough to get it without needing a reference, thanks :P
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Re: Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Reborn
i dont get the joke whats funny about 42 is this like 69 or something i dont get it please explain it fully wheres it from

 

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we're geeky enough to get it without needing a reference, thanks :P

i dont get the joke... (snip)

I love the smell of irony in the morning. It smells like... erm... is my toast burning?
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we're geeky enough to get it without needing a reference, thanks :P

i dont get the joke... (snip)
I love the smell of irony in the morning. It smells like... erm... is my toast burning?
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Re: Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Reborn
Sorry Snail. To flesh out further, the semi-expository link I posted was to the BBC's Hitchhikers' Guide wiki, a compilation of stuff from Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy in all its myriad forms.
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The irony is staggering.

LordMelvin, I'm not sure you understand what just happened.

 

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i dont get the joke whats funny about 42 is this like 69 or something i dont get it please explain it fully wheres it from

This post = Sarcasm ?
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Re: Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Reborn
Sarcasm? What's that?
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Re: Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Reborn
I don't know whether I should assume you're being sarcastic or serious.

If you're being serious, look it up. The Internet is full of sarcasm. :P
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Re: Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Reborn
i dont get the joke whats funny about 42 is this like 69 or something i dont get it please explain it fully wheres it from
This post = Sarcasm ?
Yes.

 

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 :wtf:

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