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Old September 7 2012, 09:14 AM   #25
Re: Way of The Warrior: Battle with the Klingons

Well, the particular performances above are something I would certainly expect of a member of Earth's space military in the 2300s. That is, assuming there was such a thing as Earth's space military at that date, it would settle for nothing less. And the technology to do that would be at the lower end of the spectrum needed to have a space military in the first place.

FWIW, the Jedi in the SW prequels appear to do all of the above, and are still supposed to be good dramatic elements. Which they sort of were - until it came time for Palaptine to kill Mace Windu. Which he proceeds do do by chopping off his arms, electrocuting him, and throwing him off a skyscraper. All of which had been previously specifically established as being survivable things! So in the end, it's a matter of balance, not of the absolute level of fantasticality in a fantasy.

Timo Saloniemi
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