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Old March 31 2013, 09:22 PM   #601
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Re: More Star Wars films announced

Deimos Anomaly wrote: View Post
In truth what I really want from a SW movie, tv show etc. is actual Star Wars, something which, despite being called Star Wars, SW has never really delivered.

I want lots of grand-fleet ship-to-ship space combat and all that.

The closest we ever got was the Trench Run and the ROTJ battle over Endor.
Wars are not just the large conflicts of the kind you refer to. Take WW2: would you consider sniper mission any less a part of the war than the sea battles, or ground troop conflicts? All of it counts.

The "Star" in the title is more a "science-fictiony" reference, and the fact the story covered several worlds, than the strict concept of space battles between ships.

Even in ESB the Executor served as nothing more than window dressing - look how big and powerful my ship is! But it never actually did anything. I'd have loved to see it firing broadsides into an enemy fleet, but nope.
Your "how big and powerful my ship is" was the point. After we were introduced to regular SDs in A New Hope, in order to illustrate that the Imperials were still a formidable force (even without a Death Star), the Executor slowly cut through space like a neverending threat one could not escape. That worked well in the pursuit of the Falcon.

I want capital ship space combat with strategy, maneuver, and the laws of physics reasonably well obeyed.
In Star Wars?? Even ST falls short in that department.

I don't want the antics of Jedi supermen hogging over half the screen time.
While I agree that the oversaturation of Jedi heroics seemed like Lucas catering to fanwanking over lightsaber duels and "badass" Sith, I appreciated their presense when limited, as in the original trilogy. The Force users were still the game changers of the galaxy, but other characters played a strong part, too (unlike the prequels).

Doubtless i have more chance of winning the lottery.
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