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Old July 23 2015, 07:30 AM   #5731
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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII: The Nerd Rage Awakens

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Wonder if the Resistance will have more than just the newer model X-wings? Its been 30 years and all, but if they are still scrounging for ships, the starfighter fleet will still be a mix-mash of different types, rather than the more uniform Imperial style units.
The X-Wings in the two trailers don't appear to have astro droids in them, so I think there been some changes.
We already know that the X-wings in the new movies are a different model, the T70 as opposed to the original trilogy's T65.
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Old July 23 2015, 08:39 AM   #5732
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Yep, I saw the Comic-Con footage reel multiple times and loved it each and every time. Best moment of the entire Comic-Con if you ask me.

As per astromechs being used in the new X-Wing Fighters, the LEGO version of Poe Dameron's fighter that was just revealed online shows BB-8 in the droid socket behind his cockpit, so perhaps they do indeed support droids just like the older fighter design but we have yet to see them in images from the set or the film itself?
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Old July 23 2015, 08:57 AM   #5733
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We know they are new models. My question would be if they have any other types of fighters (old or new)? In the first film they have X-wings and a smaller number of Y-wings. By Return of the Jedi they added A-wings and B-wings. Would the Resistance have a B-wing like fighter in its forces? A "bomber" type?
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Old July 23 2015, 01:49 PM   #5734
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Just to remind some people, this was one of the practical X-Wing models, with BB-8 in the astromech slot:
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Old July 23 2015, 02:07 PM   #5735
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Old July 23 2015, 02:16 PM   #5736
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Blue marking on the models were incompatible with the blue screen process, so they were changed to red for the 1977 film.
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Old July 23 2015, 02:17 PM   #5737
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Old July 23 2015, 09:43 PM   #5738
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Here's a leaked image of an alien X-Wing Pilot:



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Is this the first alien fighter pilot we've seen in one of the movies?
I was a little disappointed we didn't get more crazy aliens in Abrams' Trek movies, so I'm glad he seems to be making up for it here.
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Old July 23 2015, 10:25 PM   #5739
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There was a Mon Cal pilot for Return of the Jedi, but the scene was cut.
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