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Mysteries of hyperspace?

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I was reading the Star Wars YT-1300 Complete Reference Manual and it mentioned that their are some aspects of hyperspace that remain a mystery aside from those well-established facts acknowledged by all competent astrophysicists.

What could be one of the main mysteries? I can’t think of any.

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Sounds more like lazy writers not wanting to deal with various conflicting fictional physics concepts, contradictory stories, and whatnot more so than an intentional, well thought out mystery to me.

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There are no astrophysicists in Star Wars.

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> I don’t know about this guy. Seems ridiculously modern for Star Wars.
> I wonder where this character comes from?
(looks at appearances section)
>> Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray

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SparkySywer said:

> I don’t know about this guy. Seems ridiculously modern for Star Wars.
> I wonder where this character comes from?
(looks at appearances section)
>> Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray

I understand your skepticism but remember. Star Wars is like our society only much more advanced. Astrophysicists always existed in Star Wars; we just never heard or saw them because they had nothing to do with the main story.

Why I love science in Star Wars is probably due to my mental illness.

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Star Wars shouldn’t really have modernity in it, IMO. Modernity in the sense of being familiar to the 20th/21st century. That’s one big thing I’m not a huge fan of in the New EU.

Scientists are cool, but they should be Galileo or Tycho Brahe types, not Michio Kaku types. Schools are cool, but they should be more like ancient academies or tutors, not like the formal Prussian education system. Diners/restaurants are cool, but they should look more like medieval taverns than a 50s diner.

What we see in the OT isn’t that the galaxy is anything like our society. It’s a lot more like pre-industrial societies, culturally and economically, but with sci-fi technology. Like if you gave Rome or Medieval Japan spaceships and advanced medicine.

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I’d agree with this, while clarifying that Star Wars is at its best when ‘modern’ technologies and techniques are merely inferred rather than showcased. Like, I’m sure the galaxy is brimming with technologists and scientists making advances in their fields, but Star Wars operates in the arena of ancient recontextualized mythology rather than a future-predicting techno-dystopia.

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