Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

El_Tomato

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I mean... I hope this doesn’t come off as stupid - I’m sure there’s an answer I haven’t thought of -, but how do the escape pods... um, “drop”, in space?
 

MisterPenguin

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I mean... I hope this doesn’t come off as stupid - I’m sure there’s an answer I haven’t thought of -, but how do the escape pods... um, “drop”, in space?

They vehicles ride into a lift which then literally drops them for a second. The lift is like the Star Wars vehicles that can pitch around like a simulator. Remember, earlier, your vehicle rode a lift up to the second floor. This is the down lift. Pretty much what Tower of Terror does.
 

MisterPenguin

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Because there's some type of artificial gravity at work on the Star Destroyer. When your pod ejects it's still within the envelope of the gravity.

-Rob

Oh, the question was about gravitational mechanics and not about the ride mechanics.

The simplest explanation of feeling a 'drop' in space being ejected from a starship is that you're being ejected from a starship. Acceleration in the direction of one's feet offsets any sort of artificial gravity the pods or starship has.

If one was in an artificial gravity field of a starship and you jumped off a catwalk, you'd feel like you're dropping. And if you were yanked down off that catwalk... same thing.
 

Kamikaze

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I mean... I hope this doesn’t come off as stupid - I’m sure there’s an answer I haven’t thought of -, but how do the escape pods... um, “drop”, in space?

Do you mean how does the ride work? Or how would it work 'in canon'? The answer to the second is that they are launched away from the ship with thrusters, the same as when the launch vehicles for the real life space fleet separate.
 

Movielover

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I mean... I hope this doesn’t come off as stupid - I’m sure there’s an answer I haven’t thought of -, but how do the escape pods... um, “drop”, in space?

You shouldn't put too much thought into the physics of the Star Wars universe. The spaceships themselves fly like airplanes in WW2 combat (it's what they were based on). Actual ships in zero G environment could not move like this. It's a fantasy universe, sit back and enjoy!
 

bclane

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You shouldn't put too much thought into the physics of the Star Wars universe. The spaceships themselves fly like airplanes in WW2 combat (it's what they were based on). Actual ships in zero G environment could not move like this. It's a fantasy universe, sit back and enjoy!
But Star Wars was a long time a go in a galaxy far far away where space physics work differently. J/K! It is definitely complete fantasy. I love Star Wars (and the escape pods are really not that much of a problem really as they are being ejected) but if someone is looking for a show that depicts a more realistic vision of space travel they should check out The Expanse. I could use that show in my classroom. But Star Wars is where my childhood lives and so will always be my favorite despite how ridiculous it can be.
 

MisterPenguin

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But Star Wars was a long time a go in a galaxy far far away where space physics work differently. J/K! It is definitely complete fantasy. I love Star Wars (and the escape pods are really not that much of a problem really as they are being ejected) but if someone is looking for a show that depicts a more realistic vision of space travel they should check out The Expanse. I could use that show in my classroom. But Star Wars is where my childhood lives and so will always be my favorite despite how ridiculous it can be.

Wait. This *isn't* a documentary??!!!!
 
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