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Jek Porky 2002
08-09-2005, 09:45 AM
Correct me if I'm mistaken, but is Episode III the first time we see the wheel in the Star Wars Universe? Think about it, everything else we've ever seen appart from the turbo tank on Kashyyyk hovers or flies. I know the Jawa's Sandcrawler runs on tracks but they're still not wheels as such!

Bit of a strange thread, but I thought it was quite an intresting point!

jeddah
08-09-2005, 10:05 AM
Does the wheel on the waitress droid in Dexter's Diner count? And what about the mouse droid on the DS?

Which makes me segue into one of my fantasy wishes for SW. I really fancied seeing a scene with X-wings, Y-wing and A-wings racing back to a mon cal star base or hangar and skid-landing with wheels like the fighter planes do on aircraft carriers. You know the way they just thump down and land.

They kind of pulled it off with the vipers in Battlestar Galactica but I'd love to see squadrons of X-wings doing this.

And I don't mean in the way that little Anakin cash lands his N1 in the droid control ship in TPM

so, yeah

jeddah

Jek Porky 2002
08-09-2005, 10:32 AM
But all crafts in star wars take off vertically, so there would be no need for them to have wheels for that kind of landing!

Qui-Long Gone
08-09-2005, 10:33 AM
Weren't the pod racers carted around on wheels of somekind in TPM? I'd have to go back...

In ANH wasn't there some wheeled transport at the Yavin IV base that carted around the pilots?

Slicker
08-09-2005, 12:10 PM
Weren't the pod racers carted around on wheels of somekind in TPM? I'd have to go back...

In ANH wasn't there some wheeled transport at the Yavin IV base that carted around the pilots?Both the podracers and the transports "float" on repulsers. As for wheeled vehicles you've got me stumped for the time being. I'll have to think on it.

Kidhuman
08-09-2005, 12:33 PM
I believe in ANH, on Yavin 4, the transports in the hangar where on wheels as they drove the pilots to the X-Wings. So QGJ is correct I do believe

jeddah
08-09-2005, 12:36 PM
What about R2-D2/Astromechs and the Treadwell droids on Lars' Homestead? They are also wheeled.

jeddah

JimJamBonds
08-09-2005, 12:46 PM
During the fight on Geonosis there is some sort of droid wheeled artillary piece.

Slicker
08-09-2005, 12:52 PM
Ah, yes. The Hailfire droid. Also Greivous' Wheel Bike.

JimJamBonds
08-09-2005, 12:56 PM
Ah, yes. The Hailfire droid.

Thanks Slick. :)

CaptainSolo1138
08-09-2005, 10:05 PM
Don't forget about the rickshaw (sp?) Anakin and Padme get out of in Episode 2 when they meet Watto in Mos Espa.

Jek Porky 2002
08-10-2005, 07:23 AM
I thought that the transports on Yavin 4 hovered.

jeddah
08-10-2005, 08:53 AM
...and the chariot carrying the Gungan's energy balls that Jar Jar grabs.

jeddah

CaptainSolo1138
08-10-2005, 09:03 AM
And when Palpatine was juggling oranges on his unicycle while blind folded. That was a great scene.

Kidhuman
08-10-2005, 11:03 AM
Dont forget about when Anikin was riding his moped along the coast line of Tatooine while listening to Danger Zone

JimJamBonds
08-10-2005, 11:19 AM
Dont forget about when Anikin was riding his moped along the coast line of Tatooine while listening to Danger Zone

KH we all know you're more interested in that volleyball scene. ;) lol

CaptainSolo1138
08-10-2005, 11:27 AM
Dont forget about when Anikin was riding his moped along the coast line of Tatooine while listening to Danger Zone
And pumping his fist when the Naboo Fighter took off. I loved that part!

I liked the locker room scene when Ric "Iceman" Olie "chomped" at Ani. It gave me goosebumps!

JimJamBonds
08-10-2005, 11:41 AM
My favorite is when Ani asks if its ok to do a flyby and Obi-Wan says "thats a negative Ghostrider permisson denied for flyby." Ani does the flyby anyway which results in Obi-Wan spilling his hot coffee on himself. lol

CaptainSolo1138
08-10-2005, 11:50 AM
Obi-Wan spilling his hot coffee on himself. lol
Uh, dude, it was Jawa Juice. Did you even see the movie?!?! :D

JimJamBonds
08-10-2005, 11:55 AM
Uh, dude, it was Jawa Juice. Did you even see the movie?!?! :D

Yes I have sadly, and its even more sad I can remember that much off the topof my head (of Top Gun that is). lol