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JJ's new X-Wing

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I just like that it's a real, physical object instead of a little ball on a pole with some doofus going "ok now it's banking, now it's turning, ok now it's firing at you and you're dodging it."

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I'm kinda dissapointed.  Yes they are obviously referencing McQuire's work...but it still looks way too similar to the current design.  This movie is 30-35 years after ROTJ, it should be new ships, or if they want newer versions of an existing ship, don't make them so similar.

 

A casual fan would probably think they are the exact same ship.

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Looks like a Z-95 with four guns instead of two, and they're so close to each other that they'll melt. I don't see a split in the presumably closed S-foil wings. This is weird.

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I'm kinda dissapointed.  Yes they are obviously referencing McQuire's work...but it still looks way too similar to the current design.  This movie is 30-35 years after ROTJ, it should be new ships, or if they want newer versions of an existing ship, don't make them so similar.

 

A casual fan would probably think they are the exact same ship.

 

You are drawing a ton of conclusions.   

1) You are assuming this will be in the movie.   It is entirely possible this prop is just for flavor and may not even appear in the movie other than for a junk pile, or somewhere in the background - maybe even a museum.  

2) You are assuming that 30-35 years is too long to use a ship.  The Millennium Falcon was in Episode 3, and is far older than the X-Wings... just for reference. 

3) You conclude that there won't be newer ships. Even if this ship is featured in the film, who's to say it will be featured as a primary ship?   There certainly may be newer ships, and this could be the "old" ship that shows people are scraping together everything they can muster - similar to the Y-Wings in the Original Trilogy.  

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A casual fan would probably think they are the exact same ship.

 

I think thats the point.

Exactly. It gives the fanboys something new to obsess over, while being so familiar that someone can glance at it and say, "oh yeah that's that one ship from Star Wars"

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The official Star Wars twitter account verifies that it's an X-wing, not a Z-95.

 

Here's a comparison:

 

jnhwI7z.jpg

 

Looks like a sleeker, faster version.

 

Maybe 3 attack, 3 defense, 2 hull, 2 shields with focus, target lock, and barrel roll (or evade)?

 

So exciting! The new X-wing does give the impression that its a faster, more maneuverable ship but the original trilogy version looks more balanced design-wise in comparison, although without seeing it at other angles I can't say for sure. One thing that's for sure, they're sticking close to McQuarrie's original design this time around.

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The official Star Wars twitter account verifies that it's an X-wing, not a Z-95.

 

Here's a comparison:

 

jnhwI7z.jpg

 

Looks like a sleeker, faster version.

 

Maybe 3 attack, 3 defense, 2 hull, 2 shields with focus, target lock, and barrel roll (or evade)?

 

So exciting! The new X-wing does give the impression that its a faster, more maneuverable ship but the original trilogy version looks more balanced design-wise in comparison, although without seeing it at other angles I can't say for sure. One thing that's for sure, they're sticking close to McQuarrie's original design this time around.

 

Edit: Just to add, I don't dislike the new design and I can see myself appreciating it more as time goes on but at the moment I'm not used the change in proportions, particularly the fuselage, intakes and wings.

 

Sorry, double post.

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I'm kinda dissapointed.  Yes they are obviously referencing McQuire's work...but it still looks way too similar to the current design.  This movie is 30-35 years after ROTJ, it should be new ships, or if they want newer versions of an existing ship, don't make them so similar.

 

A casual fan would probably think they are the exact same ship.

In the Star Wars universe ships have production runs in the hundreds of years, using the same design with streamlining and tweaking is totally believable.

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Looks like a Z-95 with four guns instead of two, and they're so close to each other that they'll melt. I don't see a split in the presumably closed S-foil wings. This is weird.

definitely a McQuarrie style X-wing. zoom in on the wingtips, you will see that they do split. Not stacked on top of each other, they split front to back. Edited by Duke of Advil
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