Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Death Star Will Never Make It To The MoMA

"You're all a bunch of design snobs."

When someone says "Star Wars design" you probably think of cool spacecraft and nifty, futuristic objects, but SciFi Scanner's John Scalzi points out an amusing fact: Much of the industrial design of the Star Wars universe actually, well, sucks.

I'll come right out and say it: Star Wars has a badly-designed universe; so poorly-designed, in fact, that one can say that a significant goal of all those Star Wars novels is to rationalize and mitigate the bad design choices of the movies.

Why doesn't Luke wear a seatbelt? Shouldn't lightsabers have certain basic safety features? Why does the Death Star have an open tunnel leading directly to a combustible central reactor? And why does the Emperor have a dangerously deep open shaft right next to his throne, with no handrail of any sort? (I'd at least put yellow tape around the edge of it.)

Scalzi looks at these questions and more...

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3 comments:

!!NFKG!!! said...

FUNNY. GOTTA BE FOCUSED ON THAT TYPE SHIT OR BORED WITH THE MOVIE TO NOTICE/THINK OF MUNDANE/PETTY SHIT LIKE THIS. STAR WARS GEEK I GUESS. ALWAYS DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

WDTH Digital said...

LMFO at your write up...
...when writing, were you high?

The dark side will be victorious!!!

Droolin said...

^ he didn't write it.

i wouldn't wanna watch a movie while this guy is around