As for the forum sections, I don’t know. I can’t find anything any more.
Really? I thought the 3 new sections are much easier to find the threads we want to - rather than trawling through the one giant-ass section (that had a lot of discussions I personally had little interest in).
What are you looking for man? The moderators’ Index threads help me big-time, and if I can’t find a certain thread or subject by doing an online search, I just ask one of the mods! 😃
There is also that The “Help me find that thread” Thread in ‘The Cantina’ forum. Nobody seems to use it much anymore, but it still could be.
Back to the thread…
I did like the design of the ships in the Prequels overall - it did show a more regal or prosperous era, and other newly designed ships such as Correlain modular ships, and later the Rupublic and Separatist fleets. There is also Palpatine likley ‘persuading’ many ship-building companies and systems to build ships for the ‘war effort’ - aka his Empire from there on in - so resources outside of the war effort (or for ‘maintaining order’ would be scarce - even for previously rich and powerful people on Naboo etc.
The OT shows a galaxy of make-do for near on everyone outside of the Imperials - a make-do, repair and recycle for everyone else - with any new ships being made likely being out of reach unless you were super rich, or maybe ‘in with the Imperials’.
Continued into the Sequels, which for me indicated that the galaxy still hasn’t fully recovered from the rule of the Imperials decades earlier. Beat-up ships of old, some slighty new models - but not many of them as they were likely to be too expensive for many people or smaller organisations.
A little in the films about ship-building parts, architects, engineers, skilled builders disapperaing would have been cool - especially in regards to the Palpatine’s super fleet of ‘10s of 000’s of ships’?
Just my guess at it. Cool thread, Tantive3+1.