David Brider (davidbrider) wrote,
David Brider

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I don't know...

...if you could call me a really serious, dedicated Star Wars fan. I mean, I love the films, especially the original trilogy - they were part of my growing up, after all; and the prequel trilogy have their good points, once you get past Jar-Jar bloody Binks. There are whole portions of the films, particularly the first one (i.e. Star Wars - none of that "Episode IV: A New Hope" malarkey, thank you very much...) that I can quote off by heart, and they're all full of action and adventure and excitement and humour and romance. And yes, I love the Lego Star Wars video games and also have a tiny collection of the Lego Star Wars models.

But I don't really think of myself as an absolutely 100% Star Wars fan. I know precious little about the expanded universe, I couldn't have told you (until yesterday when I found it in one of those cross-sections books) that the X-Wing is a T-65, and whilst I adore the Ewoks because I think they're cute and basically teddy bears, I think Boba Fett is overrated. Judge me, I don't care.

But...the spaceships. They're bloody awesome. I mean, the Millennium Falcon is just so iconic and beautiful, but all of them are wonderful. Perhaps the biggest mistake made by the prequel trilogy was abandoning actual models in favour of CGI.

Which is why I'm positively gob-smacked by this page: detailed close-ups of Star Wars spaceships. It really does exactly what it says on the tin. Warning: click on that link and you won't be leaving the page in a hurry. The level of detail that went into some of those models - some of which were seen only fleetingly on screen, often before being blown up - is just astounding.

Marvellous, beautiful stuff.

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