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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 10/24/2001 8:31:00 PM EDT
... how much the 'blaster' looks like a "broom handle" Mauser? I just watched both [i]The Empire Strikes Back[/i] and [i]Return of the Jedi[/i] and couldn't help but notice the resemblance. And of course, Carrie Fischer is totally hot in the bikini in [i]Return of the Jedi[/i]. [:P] (hey, I'm laid off I got all the time in the world to watch movies!) [:E]
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 8:39:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mpthole: And of course, Carrie Fischer is totally hot in the bikini in [i]Return of the Jedi[/i]. [:P]
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Yeah!! Much better than that big white gown & those cinnamon rolls stuck to her ears! [:D]
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 8:41:40 PM EDT
They are broom handle mausers. and the blaster carbines are sterlings. look real close and you can see a short mag sticking out. the prop guns fired blanks, it is said you can see the blanks ejecting in one schene (undoubtably removed from the re-done versions)
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 8:47:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cnatra: Yeah!! Much better than that big white gown & those cinnamon rolls stuck to her ears! [:D]
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I beg to differ. She wasn't wearing a bra under that white gown. You could really tell on the big screen. [;)]
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 8:55:03 PM EDT
Yes broomhandles. Sterling? I don't know. Yes no bra! pretty loose too!
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 9:04:18 PM EDT
Yup , there's the Broomhandle and the MkIV Sterlings (with a short, 5rd mag), and the stormtroopers also carried MG34's.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 9:08:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2001 9:02:21 PM EDT by cnatra]
Originally Posted By M15A2: I beg to differ. She wasn't wearing a bra under that white gown. You could really tell on the big screen. [;)]
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hmmm... I may have to refresh my memory[:D]
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 9:53:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cnatra:
Originally Posted By M15A2: I beg to differ. She wasn't wearing a bra under that white gown. You could really tell on the big screen. [;)]
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hmmm... I may have to refresh my memory[:D]
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It's true!!! I watched a documentary about the movie. The only thing was that her breasts were taped down (i.e no bra). George Lucus didn't want Cary Fisher to look to sexy, and Cary Fisher said that it was the most uncomfortable thing she had to endure in filming a movie.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 12:35:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 1:19:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Big_Bear: Yup, those were broomhandle Mausers, provided by Stembridge Gun Rentals. Hollywood does that all the time, dressing up real guns to fit the part. Here's a pic of Han Solo's Blaster and gun belt: [img]http://www.dreadnaught-industries.com/images/file/blasters/ANH_fullset_3.jpg[/img] and a Stormtrooper Blaster: [img]http://63.70.30.51/images/sw/a302nsyd_e11_l_small.jpg[/img]
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Wow, thanks for the cool pics.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 4:18:02 AM EDT
Those carbines have scopes AND a folding monopod? And those Stormtroopers STILL can't hit anything! I think on Stormtrooper qual day they line up 6 feet from a barn door - everyone who CAN hit it gets rejected. Those that miss get in. [;)]
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 6:00:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 8:29:32 AM EDT
The little rifle the Jawa used to blast R2 is a modified Enfield...pretty sure it's a #5 jungle carb. With a big piece of pipe stuck on it. "oooteenie" means "come here" in Jawa...they say it twice in the original.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 8:34:30 AM EDT
In the original version of star wars Han blows greedo away in th enew version greedo fires first but misses....PC
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 9:42:01 AM EDT
I believe the heavy weapons used by the stormtroopers were MG42's not MG34's. I could be wrong?!
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 9:57:36 AM EDT
In Moss Isley spaceport, the stormtroopers also had a Lewis Gun. With that cooling shroud, they didn't really need to dress it up that much.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 11:53:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ulysse_Nardin_1846: Wow, thanks for the cool pics.
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Can you say "Wallpaper"?... [:)]
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 12:59:00 PM EDT
That's a folding stock, partner! Not using the extended stock and maintaining a nice tight stock weld was the reason they kept missing!
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Ahhh so it is!
I believe the heavy weapons used by the stormtroopers were MG42's not MG34's. I could be wrong?!
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Taking in all this as a kid its no wonder I got interested in WW2....
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 3:10:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M15A2:
Originally Posted By cnatra: Yeah!! Much better than that big white gown & those cinnamon rolls stuck to her ears! [:D]
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I beg to differ. She wasn't wearing a bra under that white gown. You could really tell on the big screen. [;)]
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You ain't lyin'! Them puppies were jigglin' very nicely when she said "will someone get this walking carpet out of my way" and started walking quickly! They had a nice shape to 'em when she was standing still, too. [:D]
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 4:07:01 PM EDT
The Imperial troopers had to have had the worst marksmanship of any army that I know about. All they did was shoot from the hip. I kept waiting for one of them to actually raise his blaster to his shoulder and take aim.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 4:14:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/25/2001 4:19:00 PM EDT by SaltCreek]
In The Empire Strikes Back (at least the old VHS tape I have), you can actually see spent shells flying from the Sterlings in a Cloud City scene: The escape scene when Lando and Leia are firing at approaching Stormtroopers while in the boarding ramp of the Falcon. I did the frame-by-frame on the VCR and it shows very well. Watch it!
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 4:28:15 PM EDT
Look closely at the battle scene on the ice planet in Empire Strikes Back. You will notice some of the rebels are defending against the Walkers with German MP44s without magazines.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 9:19:07 PM EDT
DARTH: SO YOUNG AR15 MEMBER I SEE YOU HAVE CONSTRUCTED THE NEW AR. MEMBER: YES FATHER DARTH: COME AND WE SHALL RULE THE UNIVERSE FATHER AND SON.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 9:28:46 PM EDT
My favorite scene is comes from Star Wars and it still in there. In the scene where the stormtroopers goes into the control room where they find the droids. Look at the stormtrooper on the right when they enter the room. He hits his head on the door at the same time the leader communiticates. In addition, his helmet has a dent.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 9:31:30 PM EDT
You can also see brass casings in the detention center scene in A New Hope. When they are in the corridor just before Leia blows a hole in the vent leading to the garbage dump. So many little things to pick up on in those movies, if I tried to list all of the ones I know about it would be several pages long!
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 9:37:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NH2112:
Originally Posted By M15A2:
Originally Posted By cnatra: Yeah!! Much better than that big white gown & those cinnamon rolls stuck to her ears! [:D]
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I beg to differ. She wasn't wearing a bra under that white gown. You could really tell on the big screen. [;)]
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You ain't lyin'! Them puppies were jigglin' very nicely when she said "will someone get this walking carpet out of my way" and started walking quickly! They had a nice shape to 'em when she was standing still, too. [:D]
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I am gald I can share these things with someone else. [:)]
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 9:57:03 PM EDT
Avtomat, While watching the revised version of The Empire Strikes Back in a THX theater (very cool) I remember thinking, "I wonder if they will edit out the spent cases ejecting from the Sterlings?" They didn't. They're still visible in the revised version.
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