Do you remember reading this from both Legends or Canon?

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  1. TrekSword

    TrekSword Cadet Newbie

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    Do any of you recall reading a Star Wars book (Legends or Canon) where you recall them implying or downright stating something that could NOT be achieved with current science and technology?
     
  2. The Wormhole

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  3. TrekSword

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    Sorry. I meant Star Wars current science and technology.
     
  4. The Wormhole

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    My answer stands
     
  5. thribs

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    I know in Legends you couldn't use communications in hyperspace. Disney got rid of that.
     
  6. Reverend

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    ^Pretty sure that was show in clone wars too.

    As for right now, I think the LFSG has standing instructions that storytellers are specifically NOT to make such absolute statements that could box in future stories. Things like "largest ship ever constructed" or "a thing has happened X number of times in history"; so I think "X thing is physically impossible" would fall under that. Some common sense needs to be applied of course.
     
  7. Tuskin38

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    LucasFIlm did it first in Clone Wars I'm almost certain.
     
  8. David cgc

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    I would think most of the times that someone in Star Wars says something is impossible, it's because they've just seen that it is not, in fact, impossible. Offhand, the Death Star being too big to be a space station, tracking a ship through hyperspace, a ship-mounted ion cannon capable of disabling a capital ship in a single shot...
     
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  10. Kor

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    Teleportation didn't seem like a possibility via known technology. But I never got around to reading all of the "Legends" stuff. I got burned out on the old novels when there started to be too many to keep up with.

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  11. JD

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    I haven't read all of the books and comics or seen all of Resistance, but in the stuff I have read and watched, no one has ever used teleportation tech, but I also don't remember anyone ever saying it was impossible.
     
  12. Kor

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    I just looked up on Wookieepedia, and it says the Rakata's Infinite Empire used teleporters in the "Old Republic" game.

    Kor
     
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  13. Tuskin38

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    Yeah, but if I remember correctly they were localized, and were directly connected to each other.
     
  14. Reverend

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    *deep breath* All together now!: "Star Wars isn't science fiction, it's a space fantasy fairytale with a healthy dose of mythological structure"

    So what does that mean in this context? Well, that teleporting can be a thing in any number of ways. Ancient, arcane, or otherwise exotic technology, some crazy mad scientist thing, and just plain old "magic".

    And think of it this way: hyperspace travel is really REALLY fast. I mean seriously, they can cross a whole galaxy as fast as the plot requires it, so the idea that travel between two relatively close points (even as much as a few lightyears) would be damn near instantaneous is not that much of a stretch. So hyperspace stargate? Sure! Why not!?

    Plus of course we're already *seen* examples of what's essentially teleportation several times in canon. The world between worlds, the space and time defying Mortis monolith thing, Nightsister Magicks, the Lothwolves, and of course that little magic trick with the "lightsaber appearing somewhere it wasn't a second ago" thing in that story I won't name because even putting it in spoiler tags would kinda give it away...but you know the one.
     
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  15. Kor

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    Those are Force magic, not conventional technology.

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  16. Reverend

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    And? Lightsabers and holocrons have force sensitive living crystals as part of their mechanisums. The two concepts are not mutually exclusive. The Lothal temple was a mechanism of sorts, as was it's Mortis gate thing.

    Plus, like I said, hyperspace is already effectively teleportation. You disappear in one part of real space, and pop back in another. Over a short enough distance the travel time ought to be effectively instantaneous. Indeed, the technology of hyperspace appears to have been based on a living and possibly force sensitive creature, so it's all still connected.
     
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