Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back Easter Egg - Weirdness in the Asteroid Field

When the Tie Fighters are chasing the Falcone through the asteroid feild, put the movie in slow-mo right before the the first fighter crashes. Part of the debris seems to be a flailing, flaming pilot. Also, keep your eyes open for popcorn and potatoes in the asteroid field.

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Contributed By: Gryphil on 04-06-2000
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Special Requirements: Just the movie, Slow motion capability will help a lot
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Flaming pilot -by TFI
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Jeffret B writes:
Finally pictures of the potato AND the shoe PLUS the TIE Fighter Pilot. Go to this site: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Lair/5100/shoe.html
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Lone Star writes:
Regarding the use of potatoes, they were actually used intentionally by the Special FX team because they look enough like asteroids (And they are cheap too). I'm not sure about the popcorn though...:)
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Ravenloch writes:
Fact 1:The TIE Pilot's suits had their own self contained atmosphere(The tubes running to the black thingy on their chest). Fact 2:The ships are NOT pressurized (Mentioned in one of the novels) Therefore, their suits ARE. Fact 3:Even if all of these were not true, the force of the explosion would send a person "flying" and cause it to look like they are flailing.
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If you read any books you would know that many pilots can survive in space. Read Rouge Squadron Book #1. Their flight suits contain enough oxygen for a little bit so they have time for help. Of course they do get a little cold
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Razor090487 writes:
Once I heard about the Potatoes I watch ESRB in slow-mo and found out they used potatoes and rocks as astroids. Probably because it was cheap and good looking. I think its pretty cool.
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[Sith]Bossk writes:
Since the Empire doesn't equip TIE fighters with ejection seats or life support, TIE pilots have to have their own self-contained life-support in their suits. Since they use this in the TIEs, they can also be used in space, presuming they survived the explosion from the TIE. And he is right about the docking bay: there is a field that prevents all the atmosphere to be sucked into space.
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Smoygles writes:
Someone get a picture on here!
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s3111 writes:
According to the Dagobah expasion to the CCG, it says the guy ejected. Look at the card "Lost in Space".
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TrooperZ writes:
This does not have much to do with this egg. However TIE fighters don't have ejection systems. Which shows the empires lack of care for life.
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Demonhawk writes:
If you eject into space, you are dead. It would be far too cold and far too little pressure to survive in space (yes, astronauts walk in space but they are in heated, pressurized suits and are strapped to their vessel). The chances of them ejecting and floating around in space without freezing, being killed by the pressure, being hit by a foreign object, or starving to death (if their suits protect them from all of that) makes the idea of ejection systems in TIE fighters not feasable.
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Beast writes:
Because of the forcefield being produces by the lights around the hole
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Nick writes:
Then again in Titan A.E. when the glass breaks and they sail back to the ship they're alive.
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kane_knight writes:
I don't see the sneaker bit. The picture to me doesn't resemble a sneaker at all, which leads me to believe the potato to be a coincidence in shape.
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Colbabe writes:
Wasn't there a sneaker disguised as an asteroid as well?
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If we are getting picky about Oxygen in space then please explain to me how anyone can survive in the cargo bay of the Death Star when they are blatantly exposed to the outside!?
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The astroid can be in any shape of corse, but for the pilot, to bad for him.
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I saw a still photo of the sneaker on another site.
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