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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:41 am    Post subject: Alderaan shield Reply with quote

This is a continuation of the debate started in the "off-topic" section.
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That isn't a shield, that's atmospheric glow. Note how it travels along the cloud patterns.


no it travels along the planet itself, not the cloud patterns... that IS a shield.

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There ya go. The brightest glow is alongthe cloud pattens.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that seems to be somewhat damning. I might add that if people want to talk about the glow on the right side, that just looks like the night side of the planet getting lit up by the beam.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:41 am    Post subject: Re: Alderaan shield Reply with quote

Captain Newland wrote:
There ya go. The brightest glow is alongthe cloud pattens.


Yeah? So when it gets brighter, the white stuff looks brighter than the blue stuff. I'm shocked. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:08 am    Post subject: Re: Alderaan shield Reply with quote

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There ya go. The brightest glow is alongthe cloud pattens.


Yeah? So when it gets brighter, the white stuff looks brighter than the blue stuff. I'm shocked. Rolling Eyes

You seem to miss the point, the planet is brightened yes, but I have yet to see a shield that acts like that in the SW universe, the Droideka shields are spherical in shape yes, but a shield designed to protect from prolonged sieges would necessarily extend beyond the atmosphere, and logically appear as other shields in a vaccum.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There ya go. The brightest glow is alongthe cloud pattens.


Wow under a transparent glowing shield the white bit is brighter, how surprising, it's what happens when you put a bright transparent overlay over something, the white bit is brightest, I do work in graphic design, and it's external from the planet, not an atmospheric glow, if it was an atmospheric glow, it would be the same colour as the Superlaser: GREEN

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You seem to miss the point, the planet is brightened yes, but I have yet to see a shield that acts like that in the SW universe, the Droideka shields are spherical in shape yes, but a shield designed to protect from prolonged sieges would necessarily extend beyond the atmosphere, and logically appear as other shields in a vaccum.


Well, there's a shield that acts like that in the starwars universe for you, just watch the alderaan scene. If it were merely brightened it would have been green. And who says it wasn't extended beyond the atmosphere. The Planet was shielded.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well, that seems to be somewhat damning. I might add that if people want to talk about the glow on the right side, that just looks like the night side of the planet getting lit up by the beam.

Again, atmospheric glow.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:56 am    Post subject: Re: Alderaan shield Reply with quote

DS615 wrote:
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There ya go. The brightest glow is alongthe cloud pattens.


Yeah? So when it gets brighter, the white stuff looks brighter than the blue stuff. I'm shocked. Rolling Eyes

This actually hurts you. You see, it proves that you believe that there was no shield because the clouds are being vaporized, and are giving off more light.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There ya go. The brightest glow is alongthe cloud pattens.


Wow under a transparent glowing shield the white bit is brighter, how surprising, it's what happens when you put a bright transparent overlay over something, the white bit is brightest, I do work in graphic design, and it's external from the planet, not an atmospheric glow, if it was an atmospheric glow, it would be the same colour as the Superlaser: GREEN

Really? Proof?

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You seem to miss the point, the planet is brightened yes, but I have yet to see a shield that acts like that in the SW universe, the Droideka shields are spherical in shape yes, but a shield designed to protect from prolonged sieges would necessarily extend beyond the atmosphere, and logically appear as other shields in a vaccum.


Well, there's a shield that acts like that in the starwars universe for you, just watch the alderaan scene. If it were merely brightened it would have been green.

Proof?

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And who says it wasn't extended beyond the atmosphere.

Speculation without a shread of evidence to back it up. Get some evidence that the glow was outside the atmosphere, and we'll talk.

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The Planet was shielded.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There ya go. The brightest glow is alongthe cloud pattens.


Wow under a transparent glowing shield the white bit is brighter, how surprising, it's what happens when you put a bright transparent overlay over something, the white bit is brightest, I do work in graphic design, and it's external from the planet, not an atmospheric glow, if it was an atmospheric glow, it would be the same colour as the Superlaser: GREEN

May i reiterate, no shield has ever been seen to opperate like that outside of an atmosphere, and the only one that has been seen to by colored was the droideka (an infantry level shield in an atmosphere). Being above the atmosphere means that it should behave like every other shield ever seen in a vaccum
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:55 am    Post subject: Re: Alderaan shield Reply with quote

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There ya go. The brightest glow is alongthe cloud pattens.


I can't speak for dakarne, but the fact that the glow is brightest at the clouds is evidence *for* a shield, not evidence against. There is absolutely no reason why this alleged "atmospheric glow" would selectively be most evident at clouds thousands of km apart- uniformly, I might add. See the concept of line of sight.

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You seem to miss the point, the planet is brightened yes, but I have yet to see a shield that acts like that in the SW universe, the Droideka shields are spherical in shape yes, but a shield designed to protect from prolonged sieges would necessarily extend beyond the atmosphere, and logically appear as other shields in a vaccum.


We don't see SW shields in a vacuum. They're invisible. And it's quite obvious that the shield is extra-atmospheric in nature, the glow on the right-hand side extends well beyond any possible atmosphere of the planet.

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This actually hurts you. You see, it proves that you believe that there was no shield because the clouds are being vaporized, and are giving off more light.


"The clouds are being vaporized"- erm ... what?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This actually hurts you. You see, it proves that you believe that there was no shield because the clouds are being vaporized, and are giving off more light.


I am truly laughing my own arse off: clouds ARE vapour, you can't vapourise vapour, sorry

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Really? Proof?


Get a flashlight, get green transparent plastic so the light is coloured green (the same as the superlaser) and shine it on a surface, does it go white? No. IT GOES GREEN.

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Well, that seems to be somewhat damning. I might add that if people want to talk about the glow on the right side, that just looks like the night side of the planet getting lit up by the beam.


Again, atmospheric glow.


hmm, should be green though, LIKE THE BLOODY SUPERLASER

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Alderaan shield Reply with quote

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There ya go. The brightest glow is alongthe cloud pattens.


I can't speak for dakarne, but the fact that the glow is brightest at the clouds is evidence *for* a shield, not evidence against. There is absolutely no reason why this alleged "atmospheric glow" would selectively be most evident at clouds thousands of km apart- uniformly, I might add. See the concept of line of sight.

The clouds are much brighter than the rest of the atmosphere, which doesn't prove that there is aa shield. It merely proves that they were being vaporized.

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You seem to miss the point, the planet is brightened yes, but I have yet to see a shield that acts like that in the SW universe, the Droideka shields are spherical in shape yes, but a shield designed to protect from prolonged sieges would necessarily extend beyond the atmosphere, and logically appear as other shields in a vaccum.


We don't see SW shields in a vacuum. They're invisible.

Precisely.

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And it's quite obvious that the shield is extra-atmospheric in nature, the glow on the right-hand side extends well beyond any possible atmosphere of the planet.

It does?

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This actually hurts you. You see, it proves that you believe that there was no shield because the clouds are being vaporized, and are giving off more light.


"The clouds are being vaporized"- erm ... what?

The clouds were being vaporized. What's so hard to understand?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This actually hurts you. You see, it proves that you believe that there was no shield because the clouds are being vaporized, and are giving off more light.


I am truly laughing my own arse off: clouds ARE vapour, you can't vapourise vapour, sorry

But you can burn them off. That's what was happening.

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Really? Proof?


Get a flashlight, get green transparent plastic so the light is coloured green (the same as the superlaser) and shine it on a surface, does it go white? No. IT GOES GREEN.

Sorry, flawed experiment. You see, it only would glow green on what it was touching. The white clouds extended far beyond the point of impact.

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Well, that seems to be somewhat damning. I might add that if people want to talk about the glow on the right side, that just looks like the night side of the planet getting lit up by the beam.


Again, atmospheric glow.


hmm, should be green though, LIKE THE BLOODY SUPERLASER

See above.

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Your logic and observation is flawed, young grasshopper

Wrong, as I have shown.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sorry, flawed experiment. You see, it only would glow green on what it was touching. The white clouds extended far beyond the point of impact.


hmm, no it wouldn't light goes in all directions from any lightsource, not "Where it was touching", it doesn't just go green for a little while and then turn White, I'm afraid you need to brush up a little on science, infact, just shine a coloured lightbulb, everything around it (the room for instance if it's on a tablelamp) will have a hue the same as the lightbulb, the same counts for the Superlaser

it was a shield, case closed.

And the REST of the planet underneath was glowing too, so don't try using that same old cop-out.

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But you can burn them off. That's what was happening.


Hmm, Clouds just tend to dissappear when that happens, and the planet underneath should have been molten rock by the bloody way
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sorry, flawed experiment. You see, it only would glow green on what it was touching. The white clouds extended far beyond the point of impact.


hmm, no it wouldn't light goes in all directions from any lightsource, not "Where it was touching", it doesn't just go green for a little while and then turn White,

When did I ever dispute that? I said that the green glow is limited to what the beam touches.

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I'm afraid you need to brush up a little on science, infact, just shine a coloured lightbulb, everything around it (the room for instance if it's on a tablelamp)

There you go. It depends on what kind of lamp it is. A flashlight would be best for this situation, though.

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will have a hue the same as the lightbulb, the same counts for the Superlaser

Which, using your own analogy, would only make green what it's beam impacts with.

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it was a shield, case closed.

It wasn't a shield.

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And the REST of the planet underneath was glowing too, so don't try using that same old cop-out.

The atmosphere was glowing, as was what was below. This doesn't help you.

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But you can burn them off. That's what was happening.


Hmm, Clouds just tend to dissappear when that happens, and the planet underneath should have been molten rock by the bloody way

Hmm. Let's take another look.

This is the last image in the sequence I provided. Note the red blowing away from the right side of the planet. In earlier pics, the destruction would of course have been covered by the atmospheric glow, which was, as shown, almost opaque.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is it that everyone is ignoring the fact that SW shields do not radiate light in the manner that we see in the visuals... If there where a shield it would produce a flash at the point of impact, as all other weapon/shield interactions in extra-atmospheric conditions.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Why is it that everyone is ignoring the fact that SW shields do not radiate light in the manner that we see in the visuals... If there where a shield it would produce a flash at the point of impact, as all other weapon/shield interactions in extra-atmospheric conditions.


because that WAS a flash of light, indicative of a shield...

plus (to scottish ninja) an energy beam like the superlaser would radiate light in all directions since it's visible from the side, stop making the same old arguements.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 10:17 am    Post subject: Re: Alderaan shield Reply with quote

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The clouds are much brighter than the rest of the atmosphere, which doesn't prove that there is aa shield. It merely proves that they were being vaporized.


Don't be ridiculous. If that were the case, we'd see them getting vaporized- they don't. They retain their shape throughout.

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Precisely.


Precisely what?

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It does?


Absolutely. You don't for a second believe that atmosphere extends that far out, do you?
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