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New technology? I think not

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69 points · 1 year ago

Not sure if this post is meant to be taken seriously or not, but Obi-Wan physically attached a homing beacon to the Slave I. It’s the same way Tarkin was able to track the Falcoln back to Yavin IV: he had a homing beacon put on the ship. The difference in TLJ is that now there’s no physical beacon on the Resistance ships; the tracking was being done entirely by the pursuing vessel.

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Original Poster28 points · 1 year ago

Thank you for bringing this to my attention, good sir

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This is the correct answer. Thank you for pointing it out. The movie could have done a better job of pointing out that it was meant without a homing beacon. Like fifteen seconds of "scan the ship for beacons!", "None found, ma'am!" "... They tracked us through lightspeed."

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How would they know there was no physical beacon? Obviously, it would be hidden on one of the ships.

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17 points · 1 year ago

How did Darth Maul find the queens ship on Tatooine?

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Original Poster22 points · 1 year ago

I’m pretty sure Palpatine told him they were there

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Hmm, but Gunray mentions that they can't track it because it's "too far out of range", not "because it went to lightspeed".

Also, I can't remember, did they constantly refer to it as tracking "through lightspeed"? If so, I feel like "through hyperspace" would have been more appropriate...

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Original Poster6 points · 1 year ago

They constantly say, “they tracked us through lightspeed,” and that that’s impossible and must be new technology.

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A frustrating choice of phrase, personally, but that's just me.

The other thing that bugs me is, unless it was made clear in TCW or Rebels, I can't recall it ever being made clear that tracking a ship through a hyperspace jump was impossible, and a few pieces of circumstantial evidence that suggests it might be possible.

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When TLJ said it was impossible to track through lightspeed, my first thought was "not for a Sith," as the Senate explained in TPM.

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1 point · 1 year ago

Correct me if im wrong, but didnt someone on the ship contact naboo after obi told them not to? I always thought they traced the communication back to tatooine

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Someone did, but Obi-Wan was very clear that the transmission was a trick meant to get them to reply. While it isn't explained how the trick works, I was fairly sure the idea was that the signal was a broad transmission, probably encrypted, so that the Queen could see it wherever she was. She replies, and the Trade Fed traces THAT transmission.

All that being said, I'm not sure how Sideous managed to figure out they were on Tatooine in either case. Maybe if the Queen had sent a transmission to him on Coruscant, but it's never shown in the film as far as I can remember.

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12 points · 1 year ago

Rogue One ALSO mentioned Hyperspace Tracking When Jyn And Cassian were looking for “Star Dust”/The Death Star Plans, And RO is also a prequel.

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