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  Crash Override
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That's definitely a contributing factor; but I also think that, out of the prequels, TPM is also the most used-looking of the three. Certainly, when you look at the Junk shop, you'd be hard pressed to say that wasn't lived in. My guess is that since that movie relied less on CGI, which only has as much detail as the artists can think of, it had a better lived-in feeling.


I agree completely. I think Episode I visually looks the most and feels like the same universe at the OT.


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Life Is The Path wrote:
My guess is that since that movie relied less on CGI, which only has as much detail as the artists can think of, it had a better lived-in feeling.


I was going to say the exact same thing. I think TPM used the least green/blue screen of the three. Almost definitely the reason. Granted, RotS had some incredible CGI. But still.
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Life Is The Path wrote:
Laughing I remember saying 'Obi Wan is lying' all the way through that part to pre-empt any questions from my sister. I just wasn't sure, since the Clone Wars hadn't started at that point, and - at least this is the impression I got - Anakin went straight from hearing the message from Obi Wan and the council, to flying there, without talking to Owen. Now, Skuls, is that the official retcon?


Or it could be a reference to what happened in TPM.


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Life Is The Path wrote:
That's definitely a contributing factor; but I also think that, out of the prequels, TPM is also the most used-looking of the three. Certainly, when you look at the Junk shop, you'd be hard pressed to say that wasn't lived in. My guess is that since that movie relied less on CGI, which only has as much detail as the artists can think of, it had a better lived-in feeling.


I agree to a point but theres a lot about TPM that was too pristine. Amidalas outfits, the queens ship positively gleamed and even the Trade Federation Droids looked spotless. The junk shop did look lived in but its a junk shop, its full of bits and bobs. If you go into any bric a brac shop its always cluttered.

Maybe its down to the fact that people in TOR era were better off and people were suppressed during the times of the Empire? Its not really a proper reason but CGI aside at times it looked like the Prequels and the OT were too different galaxies.

You could also argue that perhaps it was a deliberate point. It shows how the galaxy had fallen during the Empires reign. Yes the Imperial army was pristine but the rebels certainly werent.
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It's not so much a display of how much the galaxy had fallen, because in the OT we follow the story of the underdog, those without the funding for new shiny kit. In the PT, we follow the stories of the privileged. The Queen's outfits and ship looked pristine because they're the Queen's. She had money enough to keep things in top shape. In the OT, we don't really see those with money, those with power. If we did, their ships were probably as pristine as the Queen's. And, at the risk of using a generalisation, she changed her outfits a lot. They probably rarely got a second use.
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^ That's true. The Imperial stuff was looking pretty pristine.
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To be fair to the PT you are dealing with massive planet wide civilizations that are not in any sort of economic depression. To me it seems logical that Naboo and other mid rim or core planets would have fairly well kept and shiny stuff except in the low economic areas of the planet. Also keep in mind that the PT primarily follows characters who walk among the elite of the Star Wars universe and I think we would all be surprised if they had equipment that looked worn when the elite of our world seldom continues to use things that aren't in pristine condition.

The OT on the other hand follows a group of rebels who, until some point between ESB and ROTJ pretty much have to rely on old second hand military equipment from the Clone Wars and don't have much industrial capacity to manufacture brand new equipment or maintain it at brand new levels. It is very clear that it is the skill of their support personnel that keeps the equipment running. By the same token the Empire might not have the chance to give their ISDs 6,000 lightyear check-ups on a regular basis and it seems logical that ones deployed to the Outer Rim wouldn't look as brand new as the ones that likely patrol the Core Worlds.

EDIT: looks like I missed Life's post which basically says the same. Embarassed
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