Because to admit that such things are the product of relatively limited technology and choreography might be inexplicably interpreted as a shortcoming for the OT. We can't have that: the OT is perfect in all ways.
So we handwave it as deliberate, stylistic decisions that have no context for real world time. Stormtroopers suck because logically the Galaxy's evil superpower would want their elite troops to be shitty.
Nah, I'm saying that the limited technology at the time helped contribute to the notion that stormies were clods. I'm not saying they would have shot the heroes down if they were wearing a bicycle helmet from 2015 vs one from 1977. I'm saying they would have still missed yet would have still appeared to be more competent or formidable if the choreography and technology had been up to par.
Tbh the Storms have better aim than most other bad guys I've seen from that time era and their biggest instance of missing was explained and was actually logical if someone takes it into account. But of course a vast majority of people missed this direct context.
Death Star is the biggest instance as to why people think Storms suck...but they literally miss the point of why they were missing, it wasn't just because, there was a viable explanation for it that was stated directly in the film.
I mean the only other instance where you could probably see them shooting and chalk it up to PIS is on Bespin(though to me, I think Vader wanted them all captured considering the hyperdrive was disabled right when Han n co got there. But /shrug.)
Endor you had Storms make accurate shots, 1 of which was while he was driving one handed and had to divide his time between driving, aiming and shooting on a fast speeder bike. The other where 2 Scouts 'captured' Leia(the shots being a diversionary tactic while the other Scout sneaked upon her) and then the 2 shots on R2 and Leia at the Bunker.
Though Thor, I don't think Dave ever commented on Storms shooting ability. Plus I wouldn't take his words at face value, considering he's been contradicting against the evidence and himself.
__________________ "Imperial troops have entered the base! Imperial troops have entered—"
―Jobin, warning Echo Base' stragglers of the snowtroopers' advance
Last edited by Zenwolf on Dec 3rd, 2015 at 05:04 PM
I agree with this. We have to look at how the heroes survive. What situations were they in ? We don't see them outwitting Vader left and right. We know the heroes will survive no matter how ridiculous but I will say that the rebels episode of Vader getting out piloted by the rebels after the duel escape did bring down his stock in my eyes. That also isn't due to limited technology.
No I know, that post was merely just for Dave if he tries using that argument.
Although tbh again, don't think Dave's word should be taken at face value or at least when it comes to things other than his own characters(and even then..), because he's already been contradicting to the evidence clearly shown.
Nah. All the new Big Bad has to do is prove to be a worthy challenge for the new heroes. Doesn't mean he/she has to necessarily eclipse his or her predecessors. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. Depends on the nature of the story.
Just because it's aimed at kids doesn't mean they should dumb down the show, especially when they're aware of all the stupid cliches. Just look at ATLA. Aimed at kids, but the villains were fantastic. It being a kids show is just a poor excuse.