The Incom T-65 X-wing starfighter is the fighter that killed the Death Star. An almost perfect balance of speed, maneuverability, and defensive shielding make it the fighter of choice for Rogue Squadron. (insp.)
Never officially released, a so-called “lost shipment” of Incom U-Wings was acquired by the Rebel Alliance thanks to careful shipping and record manipulation. In these ships, the Rebels gained valuable craft to use for lightning-fast troop insertion and evacuation from hotzones.
THIS IS TO ADDRESS EVERYONE WHO’S COMPLAINING ABOUT THE STAR WARS TEASER AND THE NEW LIGHTSABER. SO LISTEN UP YOU STUCK UP, HALF-WITTED, SCRUFFY-LOOKING NERF-HERDERS BECAUSE AMATEUR HOUR IS OVER AND I’M ABOUT TO DROP SOME SERIOUS NERD FLOWS.
Most Sith lightsabers were constructed with an artificial synthetic crystal, aka: synth-crystal.
Since these crystals were man made, they could easily be made wrong. Which makes them highly unstable. This exchanged blade control for stronger cutting power.
If you’ve played The Force Unleashed, then you should know of unstable crystals and how they flicker and look more jagged and chunky.
As for the design itself, this is not the craziest lightsaber ever conceived. Darth Nihl’s lightsaber consisted of a standard length blade and an extra long hilt. Not exactly conventional is it?
“But Rishi,” I hear you say, “The design of the handle doesn’t matter as long as the blade remains the same.”
WRONG. A HEAVIER AND LONGER HANDLE WOULD OBVIOUSLY CHANGE HOW YOU HANDLE THE SABER ITSELF. THE LENGTH, WEIGHT AND DESIGN OF THE HANDLE ALL HAVE AN EFFECT ON HOW YOU FIGHT.
And let’s not forget the Saberstaff. Wielded by one of the coolest yet short-lived villains ever:
“But Rishi,” you say again through my pointless rant, “Darth Maul’s double-bladed lightsaber is not that unconventional. A lot of people have used one.”
I FUCKING KNOW. BUT WHAT I’M GETTING AT IS THAT IT’S DIFFERENT FROM THE NORM. BUT IF THAT’S NOT ENOUGH, CHECK OUT EXAR KUN’S LIGHTSABER:
A standard saberstaff right?
His lightsaber was double ended yes, BUT IT ALSO HAD AN AVERAGE LENGTH HANDLE UNLIKE THOSE OF DARTH MAUL AND OTHER DOUBLE ENDED BAD ASSES LIKE SATELE SHAN. IMAGINE CONSTANTLY TWIRLING THAT SHIT ABOVE YOUR HEAD WITH ONLY ONE HAND. FWI LIGHTSABERS ARE GOD DAMN HEAVY.
But I’m sure you wanna talk about blades and not the handle itself at this point. Alright. I’m game.
How about Githany’s infamous lightwhip?
Not exactly a conventional ‘blade’ now is it?
It was also wielded by a person by the name of Lumiya, who basically had a cat o’ nine tails version of it:
“But what if he/she cuts his wrist off with one of the lightsaber crossguards?"
BITCH YOU THINK A JEDI WOULD EVEN CONSIDER WIELDING THAT THING IN BATTLE WITHOUT MASTERING EVERY ASPECT OF IT FIRST? DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH TRAINING AND PRACTICE IT TAKES TO WIELD EVEN A NORMAL LIGHTSABER?
IMAGINE WIELDING A STRING OF PLASMA, LET ALONE SEVERAL, FLOPPING AROUND IN EVERY WHICH DIRECTION. THAT TAKES SOME SERIOUS SKILL. SO MUCH SO THAT LUKE MOTHERFUCKING SKYWALKER EVEN HAD TROUBLE WITH IT AND HAD TO BUILD A SHOTO LIGHTSABER (basically just a shorter lightsaber) TO DEFEAT LUMIYA:
Any more questions before we continue?
"But the smaller side blades have no purpose. If a lightsaber hits the base of the side blades, it’ll just cut right through.”
There exist several materials that can withstand lightsaber strikes. Such as cortosis, which only lasts for a few slashes. A lightsaber would eventually make it through. And Mandalorian Iron. This shit will block a lightsaber indefinitely. There are a handful more. The list isn’t long, but my point is that there are things that a lightsaber cannot cut through.
“Then why don’t they make armor or ships out of Mandalorian Iron or these other materials?"
I WAS GETTING TO THAT. THEY’RE RARE AS FUCK. FORGET CRAFTING FULL BODY ARMOR LET ALONE AN ENTIRE SHIP WITH THAT STUFF.
But a lightsaber handle, or even just the bases of the smaller horizontal blades would be easy to find enough Mandalorian Iron for.
Now let’s finally move onto the trailer. I’m gonna say that J.J. Abrams’ attention to detail is absolutely amazing. Let’s look at the famous controversial lightsaber shall we?
Look at the way lightning arcs off of it and how jagged and chunky it is. Very much like the screen shot of The Force Unleashed, no? It even sounds different from a conventional lightsaber. If you’ve seen the trailer, you know how it sparks and crackles.
Or what about the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy?
See the new square radar dish? Remember how the old round one got knocked off in Return of the Jedi?
The details don’t stop there. The new X-wings?
Pay attention to their wings:
And how they’re different from the T-65’s we’ve grown to love. This clearly hints at a heavily upgraded version.
Same with the TIE Fighters. The original:
And the new. Notice how the color palette is completely reversed. Again, hinting at a major overhaul.
IN CONCLUSION, THIS TEASER WAS AMAZING AND ALL THE CHANGES EVERYONE IS COMPLAINING ABOUT ARE TOTALLY FAIR AND MAKE SENSE. BUT HEY, WE ALL KNOW YOU’RE GONNA GO SEE THE MOVIE ANYWAY. I’M FUCKING EXCITED AND YOU SHOULD BE TOO.
Disney boss Bob Iger delighted and surprised fans at the D23 Expo this year with the announcement that both Disneyland and Disney World would be adding a Star Wars Land. Construction is slated to begin in January for a 2017 opening. To whet fans’ appetites in the meantime, the theme parks have opened Season of the Force, a group of Star Wars-based attractions. Yahoo Movies recently toured Disneyland’s version. Click through for a virtual visit of your own.
Star Wars Land Concept
The 14-acre Star Wars Land will feature two attractions (a Millennium Falcon ride and a battle between the First Order and the Resistance), as well as themed shops and restaurants (including a cantina!), all populated by humanoids and aliens based on the films. (Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)
Star Wars Land Concept
Disney Imagineers promise to construct a completely immersive environment. When you’re in Star Wars Land, you shouldn’t be able to see any other part of the park. (Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)
Star Wars Land Concept Art
The Falcon ride got the loudest ovation at the D23 announcement and is expected to be a huge draw. (Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)
Hyperspace Mountain Concept
For the Season of the Force overlay of Tomorrowland, which will extend into 2016, the iconic indoor Space Mountain coaster has been rebooted as Hyperspace Mountain, putting visitors in the cockpit of an X-wing while scenes of galactic dogfights play out all around. (Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)
Launch Bay Concept Art
While some of the Season of the Force attractions are temporary (like Hyperspace Mountain), the Launch Bay combines character meet-and-greets, replica props and models, and a high-end gift shop featuring collectibles. (Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)
Chewbacca Meet-and-Greet Concept Art
The Launch Bay allows visitors to choose a light side or dark side, culminating in a character encounter with either the huggable Chewie or the terrifying Darth Vader. (Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)
Season of the Force Entrance
The signage has been erected just outside Tomorrowland, which is now dominated by Star Wars. (Credit: Disney)
Before The Force Awakens even hit theaters, the Star Tours virtual ride was updated to include the Jakku confrontation between the Falcon and TIE fighters as well as appearances from Finn (John Boyega) and BB-8. During Season of the Force, the Jakku scene will be part of every ride; once the promotion ends, it will be part of the random rotation of scenarios. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
The Launch Bay highlights include replica props, including the “Chrometrooper” from The Force Awakens. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
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First Order Flametrooper
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Kylo Ren Lightsaber Hilt
The new bad guy’s saber is said to be “an ancient design.” (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
First Order Shuttle
Kylo Ren is transported from his Star Destroyer, Finalizer, to planets and other ships in this sweet ride. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
First Order TIE Fighter
The red swath identifies this model as the two-seated Special Forces TIE. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
TIE Pilot Uniform
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Imperial Navy Crafts, Uniforms
A vintage TIE fighter (right) and the speedy TIE Interceptor flank an Imperial Star Destroyer. In the back, a TIE pilot outfit (left) and Imperial officer uniform are visible. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
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Darth Vader, TIE Advanced
Darth Vader and his distinctive fighter from A New Hope. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
Rey Costume, Millennium Falcon, Han Blaster, X-Wing, Poe Blaster
This display is dedicated to the good guys. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber
The laser sword that Luke lost in Cloud City resurfaces in The Force Awakens. The display reveals “someone salvaged it from the city’s industrial depths. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
The greatest ship in the galaxy. ’Nuff said. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
Resistance X-Wing, Poe Blaster
Poe flies the standard-issue T-70 model on his mission to recover the map to Luke Skywalker. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
Reminiscent of an old-fashioned tractor, Rey cobbled together this vehicle to haul her salvage to Unkar Plutt. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
Rebel Pilot Uniform
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The original T-65 model used to destroy two Death Stars. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
One of the most reliable starfighters in the film saga, appearing in the Clone Wars and remaining a key vehicle in the Galactic Civil War. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
Rebel Spacecraft, PIlot
Among the items on display in the Rebel Alliance case are a couple other alphabet-inspired fighters. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
The Rebel “blockade runner” is the very first ship on screen in the very first Star Wars movie, A New Hope. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
Fett Family, Slave I
The first family of bounty hunting and their ride. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
The Launch Bay features an area inspired by the Mos Eisley Cantina, provided you’re not a droid (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
Alas, the holochessboard doesn’t work. Let’s get some Imagineers on that pronto. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
Among the various droid heads repurposed as lighting is this medical droid model, best known for tending to Luke in The Empire Strikes Back. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
This Wookiee never runs out of hugs. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
Not as cuddly as Chewie, the Madalorian-armored rogue is among the characters who pops into the cantina. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
The spherical droid makes for a sweet snack during downtime from galactic exploring. (Credit: Disney)
Darth by Chocolate, the Pastry Menace
If you prefer something more decadent than crispy rice cookies, you can turn to the dark (chocolate) side. (Credit: Disney)
BB-8 Sippy Cups
One of the most popular items during our visit was the BB-8 souvenir sippy cup, because riding Star Tours is thirsty work. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
Chewie Stein, Han Solo Carbonite Lunchbox
For an additional price, your refreshments can come in these collectibles. (Credit: Yahoo Movies)
Artyom had manage to get his hands on the incom t-70 x wing which was better then the t-65 x wing so he got in and start it up seeing it had a few things he remember on the old t-65 x wing once his new droid was in he put his old rebel helmet on "all right bb-6 lets get this airborne " he said as it rose up he piloted it up into space which his had a white wolf emblem on it.
The twin ships, one midnight blue against the star field and the other deep crimson, sat motionless in space, like sleek predators. They were mere meters apart, their ventral hulls nearly touching. Short connecting shafts joined the two together in what could be easily misinterpreted as a bizarre mating ritual.
The reality was that it was merely a ship to ship docking.