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djgordy
946320.  Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:29 pm Reply with quote

Star Wars - A New Hope

Quote:
Kenobi: . . . if it's a fast ship.

Solo: "Fast ship?" You've never heard of the Millenium Falcon?

Kenobi: Should I have?

Solo: It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. She's fast enough for you, old man.


Family Guy - Blue Harvest

Quote:

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Herbert): Hi. My sexy friend and I are looking for a ship to take us to Alderaan, and I'm willing to pay big money.

Han Solo (Peter): Well, you've come to the right place. I'm Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon and the only actor whose career isn't destroyed by this movie.

Luke Skywalker (Chris): Is it a fast ship?

Han: Are you kidding? It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.

Luke: Um, isn't a parsec a unit of distance, not time?

Han: [stammers] Chewie, take these guys to the ship and get her ready.


A parsec is a distance corresponding to a parallax of one second; 3.261564 light years.

 
PDR
946340.  Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:53 pm Reply with quote

Yes, and in the Parrot Sketch John Clease says that the bird wouldn't "voom" if you put four thousand volts *through* it, when anyone with a working braincell knows that you put volts *across* things rather than through them.

Films are full of technical bollox - why pick on this one all of a sudden?

PDR

 
mckeonj
946352.  Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:52 pm Reply with quote

I spotted a glaring technical error in Lumiere's 'Yoyage to the Moon'; the projectile loading team were wearing the wrong hats, those hats were not issued until 1908.

 
tetsabb
946377.  Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:36 pm Reply with quote

.. and they presumably mis-spelled 'Voyage' in both French and English!

 
CB27
946418.  Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:29 am Reply with quote

I remember reading somewhere that an early explanation for the parsec boast was that he was referring to cutting corners and making the distance of the run shorter, which needed a fast ship to escape from the gravity pull of stars if you cut corners and went nearer to them.

 
djgordy
946433.  Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:27 am Reply with quote

Yes, there have been some attempts to rationalise it but it was just a cock up.

PDR wrote:
Films are full of technical bollox - why pick on this one all of a sudden?

PDR


Erm, because this is a forum for topics beginning with "k"? Also, even after all these years, it has never ceased to be funny.

 
'yorz
946438.  Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:05 am Reply with quote

I got onto this thread because I youlgreaved the title to Ken Russel.

 
Bondee
946497.  Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:59 am Reply with quote

CB27 wrote:
I remember reading somewhere that an early explanation for the parsec boast was that he was referring to cutting corners and making the distance of the run shorter, which needed a fast ship to escape from the gravity pull of stars if you cut corners and went nearer to them.


aka the George Lucas covering his own arse conjecture.

 
Posital
946501.  Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:23 am Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
I got onto this thread because I youlgreaved the title to Ken Russel.
+1 - and then after reading up about him, I realise I never knew the man.

 

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