Strict31 wrote:I don't want to get into the trap of asking Star Wars to make too much sense. I've tried that, and the process usually gets derailed right around the time light starts making sounds in space.
I'm just sayin', the earlier version looks more like a later model rather than the same ship 20 years ago.
I'm certainly not calling Lucas perfect but I buy a lot of the books about SW ships, especially the rpg books about ships, and I've usually been satisfied w/ his design change rationalizations.
I've actually been impressed at the amount of story they often offer explaining design changes and evolutions for various ships. I only remember once the explanation being as lame as a changed manufacturer.
It may not be available yet... but I have a strong feeling there'll be some novel, sourcebook, video game, or comic that explains/elaborates on the design change (even if only a little bit).