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Fulit
12-11-2002, 04:25 PM
Another thread inspired this thought, namely the "Hailfire Droid and Geonosian Fighter Revealed!".
The Geonosians are, by all appearances, a rather dirty and primitive species. Yet, they develop and build sophisticated and high tech weaponry, such as Battle Droids, Geonosian Fighters, and, most importantly, a little space station called the Death Star.

If the Geonosians are so high tech, and if they (likely) make so much money selling Battle Droid armies, why don't they live better? The only sign of affluence I see in AOTC in Poggle the Lesser's snazzy suit. Is Poggle the Lesser the Saddam Hussein of S.W.? Does he reap all the benefits of the Geonosian exports? Does anyone care? More importantly, should I?

JediTricks
12-11-2002, 05:17 PM
It's like a beehive, the queen bee reaps the benefits of all the worker bees.

Or maybe it's a metaphor for communism, the Geonosians do all this work for the greater good of their society and get little in return but the occasional arena deathmatch, and then end up working to benefit outsiders who ultimately corrupt and endanger them.

TheJediCharles
12-12-2002, 01:42 PM
If the Geonosians are so high tech, and if they (likely) make so much money selling Battle Droid armies, why don't they live better?

"Living nice" is relative. Perhaps they find the way they live quite cosy and comfortable. Perhaps they'd think that living in your house to be all dry, hard and blah in all the angles and textureless surfaces.

Not only should you not only concider this in understanding something as unreal as these Sci-Fi aliens, but even towards your real world human neighbors. Not everyone finds comfort and pleasure in the same things you do.

Thier little dank tunnels could be concidered hi-society livin'.

stillakid
12-12-2002, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by TheJediCharles
If the Geonosians are so high tech, and if they (likely) make so much money selling Battle Droid armies, why don't they live better?

"Living nice" is relative. Perhaps they find the way they live quite cosy and comfortable. Perhaps they'd think that living in your house to be all dry, hard and blah in all the angles and textureless surfaces.

Not only should you not only concider this in understanding something as unreal as these Sci-Fi aliens, but even towards your real world human neighbors. Not everyone finds comfort and pleasure in the same things you do.

Thier little dank tunnels could be concidered hi-society livin'.

I've thought about this issue of "lifestyle" in reference to the Kamino people as well. By outward appearances, one wouldn't guess that they'd be so secretive. Even as evidenced here on Earth, cloning didn't seem to be an every-day kind of thing in the Star Wars galaxy (Obi Wan: Cloners?) In fact, as manufacturers of such a lucrative enterprise, you'd think that secrecy would be the last thing they'd want.

So, beyond working hard in the cloning factory all day long, what are those guys doing with their time? No paintings on the walls, very clean and sanitized environment they've built for themselves. Somehow it seems downright...alien.

Fulit
12-12-2002, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by stillakid
So, beyond working hard in the cloning factory all day long, what are those guys doing with their time? No paintings on the walls, very clean and sanitized environment they've built for themselves. Somehow it seems downright...alien.

I read somewhere that Kaminoans have a wider range of ultraviolent light and colors and stuff visible to their eyes, so to the average, inferior eye their city appears white, but in fact it is a wide range of different colors.

mini-rock
12-12-2002, 08:34 PM
Originally posted by Fulit
I read somewhere that Kaminoans have a wider range of ultraviolent light and colors and stuff visible to their eyes, so to the average, inferior eye their city appears white, but in fact it is a wide range of different colors.

Your right Fulit. This is from the AOTC Visual DIctionary:

"Kaminoans see color only in the ultraviolet spectrum. Their seemingly white dwellings are suffesed in many shades that humans cannot see."

stillakid
12-13-2002, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by mini-rock
Your right Fulit. This is from the AOTC Visual DIctionary:

"Kaminoans see color only in the ultraviolet spectrum. Their seemingly white dwellings are suffesed in many shades that humans cannot see."

Thanks for that, guys! Very interesting. Does this mean that the Clone Trooper armor could be rainbow of fruity colors?

187-Maul
12-14-2002, 01:29 PM
now don't give hasbro any ideas, stilla, imagine them releasing a "kamionian-view clonetrooper":rolleyes:
actually, that would be fun to see:)

mini-rock
12-14-2002, 01:34 PM
Red Clonetroopers, Purple Stormtroopers, Green Sandtroopers, Yellow Snowtroopers, and Blue Scouts are all part of your complete nutritional breakfast.