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According to the new "Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections" book, Rey's speeder is booby-trapped with a special circuit which electrifies the chassis to deter any would-be thieves. It also features a fingerprint scanner to ensure that only she is able to use it. The factbook "Rey's Survival Guide" also offers the following info. In short, even if ...


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"At-At", according to LucasFilm. Joseph Lin, a journalist at Time Magazine, asked LucasFilm this very question. They responded that the official pronunciation rhymes with "hat-hat". http://techland.time.com/2010/09/02/how-do-you-pronounce-at-at/ As for the A-T-A-T pronunciation preferred by many fans, I can remember it being in common use as early as the ...


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Privately owned by a man named Paul Buckland According to a 2005 BBC article, it was sold at auction in the 80s: So, what happened to the car? Well, it wasn't ever the property of the Beeb - the car was always Jon's. After the show it ended up on a trailer and was becoming a bit of a burden. In the end it was put in a car auction in the early 1980s and ...


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Having a spare didn't really matter because it seems that it has a common enough tire/wheel size that they were able to buy 4 new ones in 1955 for the trip back to 1885. You are correct that the cargo space in the vehicle is small (14 cubic feet/ 0.4 cubic meters) according the vehicle specs. This is likely because the standard DeLorean spare tire was ...


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There are a wide variety of reasons an invisible plane would be useful. But firstly we need to state what may seem obvious; It can go completely invisible, rendering the occupants invisible. In addition to the obvious benefit of having an invisible mode of transport, there are other reasons why her plane is useful; It's ...


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Both are correct According to Dave Filoni, producer of Star Wars Rebels and former director of the Clone Wars the answer is both. In an interview during Star Wars Celebration 2016 he says: I say you can say at-at, you can say A-T-A-T, and you can say walker. I'm for all three. ... That's canon because in the show I have Imperials say walkers, I have them ...


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Wonder Woman's Invisible Plane/Jet is invisible because in 1941, the idea of an invisible, super-fast, stealth plane was considered to be the most fantastic idea imaginable. She was a character who was over the top, a woman made from clay imbued with powers from the gods, living on a island of all women, who would come to the Man's World with a message of ...


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This makes a leetle more sense if you watch the very first episode. I'm going to do my best to give an answer without writing too much of a lecture: In the first episode we see bumblebee and another autobot transform into their original transformations- which were NOT earthly vehicles. After their space ship crash lands on earth, all of the transformers ...


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It wasn't just any TIE fighter. It was a Special Forces TIE Fighter (TIE/sf) which was hyperdrive equipped. They are detailed in Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections Regular TIE fighters were quite upgraded (they got shields!!), but the Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections page for them does NOT include hyperdrive (and ...


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Flying aircraft carriers have the added advantage of being able to traverse the limits of water borne aircraft carriers by flying over land which increases the range of their aircraft even further. Aircraft carriers, flying or not, have the tactical advantages of A) being mobile which can present a fluid target instead of a static target and B) they ...


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While they look quite similar (as they're both bipedal walkers), each is designed for a somewhat different - and distinct - purpose. The All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) is primarily a reconnaissance and patrol vehicle; whereas the All Terrain Defense Pod (AT-DP) is mainly used to defend a location or site (as well as for training Imperial cadets). ...


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1. George Lucas, Car Aficionado This paragraph from Lucas' wikipedia biography seems interesting, outlining the central role cars have had in George Lucas's life: [H]is early passion for cars and motor racing would eventually serve as inspiration for his USC student film 1:42.08, as well as his Oscar-nominated low-budget phenomenon, American Graffiti. Long ...


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There is a passage in "A Description of Númenor" in Unfinished Tales that refers explicitly to wheels (though this only gives a no-later-than answer to "When?" without addressing "Who?"): Therefore the roads of Númenor were for the most part unpaved, made and tended for riding, since coaches and carriages were little used in the earlier centuries, and ...


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Snowspeeders, like the more traditional snubfighters, had their blasters set to a particular 'zero' - the point where the blasts would converge. This point was adjustable in X-wings, the TIE family of fighters, and most other snubfighter designs. This was the range at which the weapons were most effective, and could be adjusted to allow for the mission ...


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The french painter Albert Robida drew many pictures of the future (from the perspective of about 1900). Some of them had mechanical flying cars. There is a good article about him on mashable However these seem to be flying machines that are used in similar ways to cars are now, rather than a normal car that flies. I am not quite sure which your question is ...


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The Y-Wing was an old and essentially obsolete design. The first Rebels episode of the third season, "Steps Into Shadow" set in 2 BBY, involved stealing Y-Wings that were in the process of being scrapped, and Hera considered them old then. The new trilogy is set 36 years after that.


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Season 2, Episode 3 of Rebels Relics of the Old Republic The Rebels are told by Captain Rex, a former Clonetrooper, to specifically target the AT-AT neck as a weak spot. From the script: Those things are practically impervious to blasters, but they have one weak point in their armor, the neck. One well-placed shot from the main gun should destroy it....


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The Vimanas of the ancient Sanskrit epics and Hindu texts are flying cars. They are distinct from the horse drawn Vedas They are described in the Ramayana which the earliest complete version can be dated to the 11th century CE (though fragments are dated as early as 6th century CE). From the Ramayana: "The Pushpaka Vimana that resembles the Sun and ...


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Non-canon answer Traffic is organised in 3D traffic lanes, governed by a complex set of rules, and policed by Coruscant Air Traffic Control (name varies according to the Era). A quote from "Legacy Of The Force Book 2 - Bloodline" (Legends continuity) It was hard to seal off a neighborhood in a place like Coruscant. The intersections were three-...


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The first thing that I think is worth noting is that there is a deleted scene (an unfinished scene, to be more precise) for The Empire Strikes Back that features the AT-AT piloted by General Veers being destroyed by an errant snowspeeder (in case the time stamp on the video doesn't work, the relevant portion starts at 7:47): ...


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It's Timefighters in the Land of Fantasy, aka Time Bokan (タイムボカン) for the original anime.


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George Miller has said in an interview, the films aren't one complete story line. They're more like stories people tell in a post apocalyptic world of the Road Warrior called Max The Interviewer asks: What would you call this film? A sequel? A reboot? Miller Replies I like to call it a revisit. and I can’t even work out the chronology of the ...


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In the same way that this walker was cut from The Force Awakens, this toy was probably from a planned scene that was deleted or altered. Keep in mind that the books and toys have to be planned out months or years in advance to sync up demand with the movie's release, and cannot be changed easily just because of script changes or editing. Note the toy's ...


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It actually does have a real picture on Crait that must have been cut from the movie, it is shown in the back ground of a picture of the superlaser siege cannon in "The Art of Star Wars, The Last Jedi", a book that had a bunch of concept artwork in it.


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Repulsorlift technology has no height limit except the one imposed by the gravity well STAP STAPs are lightweight reconnaissance and patrol vehicles used by the battle droids of the Trade Federation army (and later, the Separatist Alliance). Incorporating repulsorlift technology, the STAP (single trooper aerial platform) is a slim, agile craft sporting a ...


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Probably during the First Age The passage from Unfinished Tales quoted in chepner's answer makes clear that wheeled vehicles, while rare, existed in Númenor "in the early centuries". This puts the invention of the wheel at no later than the early centuries of the Second Age. In Númenor all journeyed from place to place on horseback; ... Therefore the ...


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The Star Wars Databank (considerered a fully canon source of Star Wars info) explictly states that they're All-Terrain Armored Transports, designed for "transport and combat". The implication is obviously that they're troop transporters. I know of no fully canon source that indicates their capacity although there are plenty of non-canon sources such as the ...


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Advantages Psychological effects First of all, your enemy has to be constantly vigilant, since you can attack at any time from any direction, which will quickly wear him down and destroy his troops morale. On the other hand your soldiers will feel much better having such beast on their side. Easier take-off Since you are already in high above the ground it'...


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A.T.A.T Source: Disney Star Wars Rebels S03 E10 aired 12/3/16


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I can't find a location which is specifically mentioned as unsuitable for an All-Terrain walker (it's easy to find places where walkers have been deployed, but much more difficult to find a place where they weren't deployed because they were unsuitable). However, there are likely quite a few places where a walker is either totally unsuitable or nearly ...


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