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Blackrider27

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#1 10 years ago

I was watching Star Wars lately. And i realized that when they speak of planets, they only say the system. Like in Ep 3, "General Greivous is in the Utapau system" and so i looked up system, on wookieepedia, and it's what i thought, like a solar system. Like a bunch of different planets

So then, i thought to myself, when they said grievous was in the Utapau system, it's strange that they picked, Utapau out of all of the planets in the whole Utapau system. So it must have been a spot of luck that obi-wan knew to go to Utapau, and go into the right hole, and miracualsly find Grievous (in like 20 minutes) Then, a whole freaking clone army goes in the same hole, firing everything they have, rockets flying, gunships flying, and that one part of the city.

For all they know, grievous could have been on a different planet in the system. And the city they just lit up could have just been a simple wal-mart buisness meeting.

I don't know i could be just over-thinking. But Luke immediatly knew that yoda was on Dagobah, and not on another planet in the Dagobah system, and that he crashed only a few yards from yoda's hut.

And the imperials landed a couple miles from hoth echo base on hoth, and not anothe rplanet in the hoth system.

Damn, they have some good ass luck in the star wars universe

What do you guys think?




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#2 10 years ago
Blackrider27;4600785I was watching Star Wars lately. And i realized that when they speak of planets, they only say the system. Like in Ep 3, "General Greivous is in the Utapau system" and so i looked up system, on wookieepedia, and it's what i thought, like a solar system. Like a bunch of different planets So then, i thought to myself, when they said grievous was in the Utapau system, it's strange that they picked, Utapau out of all of the planets in the whole Utapau system. So it must have been a spot of luck that obi-wan knew to go to Utapau, and go into the right hole, and miracualsly find Grievous (in like 20 minutes) Then, a whole freaking clone army goes in the same hole, firing everything they have, rockets flying, gunships flying, and that one part of the city. For all they know, grievous could have been on a different planet in the system. And the city they just lit up could have just been a simple wal-mart buisness meeting. I don't know i could be just over-thinking. But Luke immediatly knew that yoda was on Dagobah, and not on another planet in the Dagobah system, and that he crashed only a few yards from yoda's hut. And the imperials landed a couple miles from hoth echo base on hoth, and not anothe rplanet in the hoth system. Damn, they have some good ass luck in the star wars universe What do you guys think?

I believe systems are named after their largest inhabited planet. (If none are inhabited, it's the largest planet) The only thing I can think of is that people would have been given additional information after we heard the name...




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#3 10 years ago

Or maybe it is the case that, in many systems, only one planet is inhabitable and in every other case, you speak of the planet... I mean, you also say Telos normally instead of Telos IV.


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#4 10 years ago

yeah but with the hoth system? That's an uninhabitable planet.




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#5 10 years ago
Or maybe it is the case that, in many systems, only one planet is inhabitable and in every other case, you speak of the planet... I mean, you also say Telos normally instead of Telos IV.

That's what I thought too.

yeah but with the hoth system? That's an uninhabitable planet.

What?! If people can live on it (and they did) its not uninhabitable.




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#6 10 years ago

i meant like, i don't get how they thought to send probes to the random hoth system




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#7 10 years ago
Blackrider27;4601612yeah but with the hoth system? That's an uninhabitable planet.

Uninhabited. I'm not sure but I don't think any other planet in the Elrood system has any civilization on it. Hoth is the largest planet in the system.




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#8 10 years ago

Hmmm, I never really thought about this.

My two thoughts are this, I understand being able to pick a single planet out of the system. I mean look at our system, we only have a signle inhabited planet. It's likely this is the case with most systems.

The part I find odd is that they name the system after a planet, when we name systems after the star (I.E. SOLar system.)




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#9 10 years ago

maybe,

but i can't picture the republic sending a whole clone division to take a whole planet, they would need the whole army.

and if the republic controls a city, on one planet, suddenly, they control the whole system?

it's not scaled




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#10 10 years ago

It's fiction. Of course space warfare and domination of planets, not to mention solar systems is absurd beyond all reason. Unless there is only one settlement on a planet, (not often the case) or it is very tiny, it would take years to subjugate the entire population did they not surrender willingly.




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