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  Star Wars - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
Star Wars was also a daily newspaper comic strip from 1979 to 1984, written for the bulk of its run by Archie Goodwin and drawn by Al Williamson.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, published in 2003, won "Game of the Year" recognition from several prominent gaming magazines, websites, etc. A sequel, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, was released for the Xbox in December of 2004 and the PC in February of 2005.
Star Wars stresses the self-destructive nature of anger and hate, summed up in Yoda's words ("Fear is the path to the dark side: fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering") as well as placing one's feelings for certain people aside.
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 Minor vehicles in Star Wars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is an unusual vehicle because it is made from the carapaces of the kilometre-long Ithullan wasps.
The driver stood at the front of the vehicle, fully exposed, and all passengers sat on each side of the main platform, so this was not a vehicle meant for combat situations.
The StarSpeeder 3000 is a tourist spacecraft in the fictional Star Wars universe.
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 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - Star Wars
The climactic scene in which the Death Star is assaulted was modeled after the 1950s movie The Dam Busters, in which RAF Lancaster bombers fly along heavily defended reservoirs and aim "bouncing bombs" at their manmade dams in a bid to cripple the heavy industry of the Ruhr.
Scenes from the Death Star assault are also reminiscent of the film Battle of Britain, particularly in showing the face of the pilot in the cockpit, and the radio dialogue between teams named after colours.
In general, the Star Wars movies have followed the convention, common in space opera, in which planets stand in for regions of the Earth, so that there would be a desert planet, a jungle planet, and so on.
starwars.wikicities.com /wiki/Star_Wars_Episode_IV:_A_New_Hope   (4208 words)

 sociology - Star Wars
Star Wars is the name of a nonilogy series of science fantasy movies, a literary franchise, and a series of video games based on the ideas of filmmaker George Lucas.
The original Star Wars movie (which did not originally have the subtitle Episode IV: A New Hope, until its re-release in 1980, before the release of The Empire Strikes Back) was first released in 1977, but the novelization was released a year earlier, in 1976.
The galactic setting of Star Wars is never given a name and is called simply "the galaxy." Since the characters never venture beyond the galaxy and the power of both the Republic and the Empire ends at its borders, the galaxy can be said to serve as a microcosm of both Earth and a country.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Star_Wars   (3967 words)

 Search Results for 'Star-Wars'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The AT-RT (All-Terrain Recon Transport) is a vehicle from the fictional Star Wars universe.
The Colonies are a region in the Star Wars galaxy The Colonies were some of the first planets settled outside the Core Worlds by the Republic.
Her shields are said to be able to dissipate power output equal to a medium-sized star; in one comic, the shields were shown to protect the Executor from colliding with three Star Destroyers as they left hyperspace at relativistic speed.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Star-Wars.htm   (1117 words)

 Star Wars - Gurupedia
Star Wars is the name of a science fantasy movie and literary franchise, based on the ideas of writer/director George Lucas, which consists of numerous
Many Star Wars fans first saw the films as children, and their (for the time) revolutionary special effects and simple, Manichean story made a profound impact.
Many fans of the original Star Wars movies reject the literary works of the Expanded Universe, and insist only the films or statements George Lucas has made interpreting his own works, can be accepted as canonical.
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 Lego Star Wars - Playstation 2 (PS2) Game Reviews - The Armchair Empire
With the release of the next Star Wars movie around the corner, it would only make sense to see a couple of Star Wars games shipping around this time period and one of the more interesting Star Wars games to be released (now or ever) is Lego Star Wars (LSW).
While this may turn off some Star Wars fans, it shouldn’t since the inclusion of the Lego World to the Star Wars Universe is handled extremely well.
Star Wars fan or not, it deserves your attention.
www.armchairempire.com /Reviews/ps2/lego-star-wars.htm   (745 words)

 STAR WARS: Military Walkers
Thus walkers are the prime combat vehicles for the occupation of territory.
The aft end of the vehicle terminates in a large cargo claw that is sometimes seen to hold an immobilised or incapacitated prisoner collected from a battlefield.
The vehicle's designation "CAP-2" has not yet been interpreted officially, but considering this walker's advantages, its acronym might mean something like "compact assault platform." The vehicle's nickname "captivator" suggests that it may be intended to wade through the lines of enemy footsoldiers to capture vital assets or even to abduct important officers from the field.
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 STAR WARS: Death Stars
The Art of Star Wars: Episode VI In this large scan, the polar diameter is 1682 pixels, the equatorial diameter is 1686 pixels and the height of the equatorial trench is 11 pixels (in the well illuminated region near the middle of the picture).
Firing sequence for the new Death Star is similar to that of the old model, except that it involves less time in primary ignition, and a ninth beam is shot through the focus from the centre of the dish.
Martyn Griffiths for the concept of star destroyer mooring towers; suggested the pause in Death Star research during the peacetime between the Separatist and Rebel Alliance threats.
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 Star Wars
Heres some star wars character info Luke was a farmboy together with his uncle and aunt at the arid desert planet of Tatooine until he and his uncle Owen bought a pair of droids from jawa merchants.
Though the Death Star showed its relentless power by destroying the planet Alderaan, Rebel agents were able to discover a weakness to exploit when they stole the technical readouts for the battle station.
The original Death Star was the culmination of the Tarkin Doctrine, a plan and course of action proposed by Grand Moff Tarkin to the Emperor.
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 List of Star Wars air vehicles - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The lightly armed vehicle has a pair of laser cannons recessed into the snouts of the twin-pods The twin cabins are pressurized with the pilot in the port pod, and the gunner in the starboard one.
During the middle of the Clone Wars, Mace Windu was leading a battalion of clone troopers into battle against the Separatist droids, when the immense blocky vehicle floated onto the battlefield.
Though the vehicles were used in the Battle of Kashyyyk during The Clone Wars, it is unknown if the ornithopters are military vehicles, or civilian transports converted for military use.
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 WORTHPLAYING - - All about games !   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Star Wars Battlefront is an action/shooter game that gives fans and gamers the opportunity to re-live and participate in all of the classic Star Wars battles like never before.
Star Wars Battlefront allows you to play in either first or third person perspective and switch on the fly, even when inside vehicles.
The only minor problem I had with the game was that the pace of the game was a little slow at times, and contributing to this feeling was the fact that there is no “running” ability; you keep walking at the same pace.
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 Star Wars at AllExperts
Star Wars is a science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the 1970s.
Star Wars melds science with supernatural elements that strongly relate to epic stories and fairy tales (for example, Magic, Knights, Witches, Princesses and 'whimsical' alien races such as Ewoks and Wisties).
For his part, Lucas claimed in a segment filmed for the THX-remastered VHS release of the original trilogy that the original Star Wars story was intended as a single film but was later split into three because the story was too long to be told in a single film.
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Star Wars: Racer Revenge from LucasArts and Rainbow studios takes the action of the movies’ famous pod-racing sequences and brings it to life on the PS2.
The game fits in well with the Star Wars universe while also serving as a kind of bridge to Episode 2, since it takes place 8 years after the first prequel ended.
So while it’s not perfect, the essence of Star Wars is evident throughout and most fans should be able to overlook the flaws to find an exciting and addictive racing experience.
www.the-laser.com /starwars_racerrevenge.htm   (1317 words)

 Star Wars
Star Wars is the name of the science fantasy movie, literary franchise, and series of video games based on the ideas of writer/director George Lucas, which consist of numerous prequels, sequels, and literary adaptations.
A notable feature of the Star Wars films is that they portray a world full of grime and technology that looks like it has been used for years, not the sleek, futuristic world typical of earlier science fiction films.
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace was filmed at Leavesden Film Studios in England.
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 Minor vehicles in Star Wars - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It is an unusual vehicle because it is made from the carapaces of the kilometre-long Ithullan wasps.
The driver stood at the front of the vehicle, fully exposed, and all passengers sat on each side of the main platform, so this was not a vehicle meant for combat situations.
The StarSpeeder 3000 is a tourist spacecraft in the fictional Star Wars universe.
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 Lego Star Wars for PC Review - PC Lego Star Wars Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The idea of retelling the story of Star Wars using Lego building blocks sounds like the premise for a clever fan-made short film, something that would end up being passed around by e-mail and message boards.
Those same adult Star Wars fans may be disappointed to learn that Lego Star Wars doesn't tell the tale of the Rebel Alliance and their struggle against the evil Galactic Empire.
Lego Star Wars blends Lego toys with the characters, stories, and vehicles from the prequel eras of the Star Wars universe.
www.gamespot.com /pc/action/legostarwars/review.html   (1275 words)

 STAR WARS: Warships of the Empire: Catalogue
A star frigate in Admiral Giel's aramada, with two thrusters and possibly the smallest hull known to fit the standard KDY bridge tower of the Imperial era.
The single docking bay is smaller than the primary bay of a star destroyer, and it is located at the prow of the frigate, effectively cutting the usual dagger-like point into a pair of mandibles.
Modular taskforce star haulers coast inconspicuously in the midst of a fleet gathered in the Deep Core.
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 GameSpy: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Review
Released late last year for the PS2 and GCN, Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been ported to the Xbox with the significant addition of Xbox Live support, and the same relentlessly mediocre shoot-'em-up action.
While the screenshots may project the illusion of action/strategy gameplay, be not fooled; The Clone Wars is a straight-up, third-person, vehicular shooter in which you take the controls of five different vehicles, including a hovertank, gunship, speeder bike, and scout walker.
The lowlight of The Clone Wars is the occasional sequence in which your Jedi-avatar is on foot, marred by character animation so unfortunate that I laughed out loud the first time I saw it in "motion." Yoda's CG fight sequence at the end of Episode II: Attack of the Clones is stunningly realistic by comparison.
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 Star Wars: Databank | Republic attack cruiser
The design of the Jedi attack cruiser is meant to bridge the look of the Acclamator-class vessels seen in Episode II and the Imperial-class Star Destroyers in Episode IV.
Though the term "Star Destroyer" is never used in the film to describe these starships, the use of the classic Star Destroyer bridge set to represent this vessel's interior leant the classic moniker to this new warship.
By the end of the film, the Star Destroyers lack color altogether, symbolizing the Empire's emergence over the Republic.
www.starwars.com /databank/starship/republicattackcruiser?id=bts   (142 words)

 List of Star Wars vehicles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a listing of vehicles from the Star Wars universe.
Vehicles with a *mark beside them are found only in the Expanded Universe.
For more vehicles, see the template at the bottom of this page.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_vehicles   (145 words)

 Frictionless Insight - Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided February 2004 Update   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The vehicles are the fastest mode of transport, but must be made by players and require constant repairs, making them expensive to maintain.
The Acklay is one of the huge, nasty beasts seen in the Geonosian Arena from Star Wars: Episode II.
It was imposing to look upon the test server and see distant Star Destroyers hanging low in the atmosphere, seemingly prepared to support their forces on the ground.
www.frictionlessinsight.com /PC_Reviews/StarWarsGalaxies/Feb04Update/SWGFeb04Update.htm   (1251 words)

 IGN: Reader Review of: Star Wars Battlefront II
Star Wars Battlefront II The Force Is Kinda Strong With This One
There is a great variety of vehicles, and they all control pretty well, and ultimatly improve over the already fun vehicles from the original.
If you are a Star Wars fan or just want a great third-person shooter, this is your game...especially at the price you can get it for now.
rr.ps2.ign.com /rrview/ps2/star_wars_battlefront_ii/737697/60329   (802 words)

 Amazon.ca: Star Wars: the New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels: Books: W. Haden Blackman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This large and attractive book is an overview of vehicles from the Star Wars universe, containing everything from the AAT to the Z-95 Headhunter.
Each vehicle is shown in a color, full-page picture, with a technical readout, and then is given a one page introduction with schematics.
There are a lot of all-new vehicles, including all of the minor vehicles from Episodes I and II, some Vong starships, and a few important others.
www.amazon.ca /Star-Wars-Essential-Vehicles-Vessels/dp/0345449029   (1734 words)

 IGN: Reader Review of: LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
Surrounding the trio that actually matters, LEGO Star Wars: The Original Trilogy improves upon its predecessor in every way, while keeping the young ones in mind with the overall lack of challenge.
The vehicles actually do take a few minutes to get a hold of in terms of steering them properly, but it's so much fun when you get to that point.
This is Star Wars, and even staged in a LEGO world, it still sounds incredible.
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 Amazon.com: The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels (Star Wars): Books: Bill Smith,Doug Chiang,Troy Vigil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
But it wasn't just any space station--it was the most famous battle station in movie history, the Death Star, just one of the dozens of high-tech marvels that are found in the movies, the books, the comics, the games, and everywhere the Star Wars epic continues.
The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels is a key reference book for the casual Star Wars fan or avid reader keen to know what their galaxy is flying and driving.
This means the vehicles from Shadows Of The Empire appear here, as do vehicles that show up in later novels, comic books, video games, etc. Even if you're just a fan of the films, the information on the expanded universe will fascinate you.
www.amazon.com /Essential-Guide-Vehicles-Vessels-Star/dp/034539299X   (2227 words)

 Cincinnati.Com: Video Games
Fortunately, the force is with LucasArts' latest title, "Star Wars Star-fighter," which is the first "Star Wars" game available for PlayStation 2.
The audio is standard fare for an interactive "Star Wars" adventure, which is a good thing.
A minor — yet noticeable — slowdown in the game's frame rates during some fighting scenes is one small criticism.
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