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Life-sized TIE Interceptor at Star Wars Celebration V

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Life-sized TIE Interceptor at Star Wars Celebration V. Photos and more at the Denver Post

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  1. Reminds me of 1978, prior to the release of the second film, the Empire Strikes back, the late Professor Nick Phillips at Loughborough University in the UK had one of the film’s x-wing fighters in the labs to hologram. Unfortunately the thing was just too big, as there is a maximum depth of field before the holgram breaks down (probably to do with the speed of light: the lighting state of the front-of-field changes before the light from the rear is received).
    The idea was to subsonic the crowd outside at the premiere, then as the guest of honour arrives, a crack-of-doom as the hologram “apparates” and disappears into the distance with a thunder of engines. Pity it didn’t work…

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