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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's funny, the little tidbits you find tucked into some of the WEG books...

I'm thumbing through Han Solo & The Corporate Sector right now. A lot of the chapters begin with Han Solo monologuing to an Alliance interviewer about aspects of life in the Corporate Sector. On the lead-in to Chapter Four: Security Division (page 42), I found the following:
    "On the other hand, I figure the Empire could function without big rallies, purges or the Execution Channel, but somehow it just wouldn't be fun for them anymore and they know it."

Execution Channel?

Shocked

Earlier, we talked about holo-news segments being transmitted around the galaxy for informative purposes. This is something completely new. Considering how obsessed people here on Earth get with gory entertainment like Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, it's not too much of a stretch to imagine beings across the galaxy settling down for an evening of watching a firing squad at work, or getting worked up for Disintegration Week on the Execution Channel.

Just wanted to put that out there.


Gives a whole new meaning to Shark Week, I telluwhut.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that was surprising. I wonder, does Shark Week overlap with Talk like a Pirate Day?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the SWU, it's more likely to be Rancor Week, I would think. There is mention in the SWSB about underground holos being circulated of Jabba's Rancor eating people. Of course, Rancors were supposedly almost unheard of per WEG's history, but they've been used for all kinds of things in the EU ever since...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CRMcNeill wrote:
In the SWU, it's more likely to be Rancor Week, I would think. There is mention in the SWSB about underground holos being circulated of Jabba's Rancor eating people. Of course, Rancors were supposedly almost unheard of per WEG's history, but they've been used for all kinds of things in the EU ever since...
And some author put Rancors on Dathomir so they became even more common.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bren wrote:
CRMcNeill wrote:
In the SWU, it's more likely to be Rancor Week, I would think. There is mention in the SWSB about underground holos being circulated of Jabba's Rancor eating people. Of course, Rancors were supposedly almost unheard of per WEG's history, but they've been used for all kinds of things in the EU ever since...

And some author put Rancors on Dathomir so they became even more common.

And made them sentient.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bren wrote:
CRMcNeill wrote:
In the SWU, it's more likely to be Rancor Week, I would think. There is mention in the SWSB about underground holos being circulated of Jabba's Rancor eating people. Of course, Rancors were supposedly almost unheard of per WEG's history, but they've been used for all kinds of things in the EU ever since...
And some author put Rancors on Dathomir so they became even more common.


That'd be Dave Wolverton in The Courtship of Princess Leia, I believe. Not a good book.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But without Dave Wolverton and sentient Rancors, there would be no Fluffy!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giving this a bump because I found something in the WEg SW Sourcebook that's applicable.

A while back, I posted this as a possible explanation as to the functioning of subspace radio without the necessity of subspace as an actual dimension (distinct from realspace and hyperspace). Recently, while reading up on common sensors, I came across the following under the description of the Hyperwave Signal Interceptor
    In addition to detecting ships moving in an out of hyperspace, HSIs can detect and sometimes tap into hyperradio transmissions (such as those sent by HoloNet or subspace radio.*)

    *Emphasis Mine.

The implication here is that subspace radios, despite the name, actually transmit in hyperspace, or in some manner linked to it.

Just putting it out there.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Extrapolating from the Wookieepedia entry on subspace, it might mean it bleeds into hyperspace similarly to how gravity from realspace bleeds into hyperspace. Perhaps not outright stated, but as far as I can tell subspace is FTL communications - and it is omnidirectional (subspace radio, yo) rather than point-to-point.

Perhaps it is analogous to the connection between a magnetic field and electric field - one is perpendicular to the other, but in this case there's a bleed, echo, or trace in hyperspace.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracken's Field Guide specifically mentions vessels in hyperspace intersecting the Holonet's S-Thread Matrix, so I'd say we have our evidence right there. Page 62 if anyone's interested.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pel wrote:
Cracken's Field Guide specifically mentions vessels in hyperspace intersecting the Holonet's S-Thread Matrix, so I'd say we have our evidence right there. Page 62 if anyone's interested.

IIRC, S-Threads were the carrier beams projected through hyperspace between the various HoloNet Relays, and that a ship had to be in hyperspace for the tracker to function, so I'm not seeing what that proves.

Besides, I've already got my explanation.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tracker provides a general direction while in hyperspace and gives a general location (within 1 parsec) in normal space. Just providing some RAW evidence supporting your excellent theory.
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