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Star Wars Technical Commentaries, or SWTC, are a set of detailed documents exploring the nature and limits of the technology of the Star Wars universe. They are maintained by Curtis Saxton, Ph.D. (Astrophysics) and located at TheForce.Net. His work is solely interested in establishing the limits and characteristics of Star Wars technology. Some topics brought up are the Endor Holocaust, firepower of the Death Stars, actual sizes and different models of Super Star Destroyers and many other things.

Dr. Saxton has worked on publications related to the films, including the reference books Attack of the Clones: Incredible Cross-Sections and Revenge of the Sith: Incredible Cross-Sections. He also served as a consultant on Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Trilogy and Inside the Worlds of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

AOTC:ICS was the first technical material related to Star Wars to fix real-world values to Star Wars technologies. The values he chose or derived were sufficiently high to be controversial in the world of science-fiction debating, especially to fans of the rival Star Trek franchise, and at the time there was a rather considerable outcry because of them.

Ironically, many members of his host's message board (that of Theforce.net's) dislike SWTC in general. His methodical and empirical methodology is reportedly disfavored by some at Lucasfilm (notably Pablo Hidalgo[1]) who would prefer a less scientific view of the Star Wars franchise.

See also

Notes and references

  1. Pablo Hidalgo posting as Pabawan on the Dark Horse Comics board

External links

  • Star Wars Technical Commentaries

This article uses material from the "Star Wars Technical Commentaries" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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