my review of the Star Wars graphic novel Knights
of the Old Republic: Volume 1 - Commencement
I point out that the story is supposed to be set thousands
of years before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope.
Now, while I know this is a different galaxy, the technology
represented here seems not too dissimilar to the movie. Are
the publishers seriously suggesting that there are droids,
light sabres, flying vehicles and holographic recording equipment,
all of which will go virtually unchanged for millennia?
I should have thought to ask you sooner. Help me, Obi-John
Kenobi, you're my only hope!
me explain, Master Boomer.
Thousands of years is plenty of time for key civilisations
to fall and rise again. Technological knowledge could have
been lost and then rediscovered during that time.
Alternatively, the galaxy's technology might have reached
its peak all those thousands of years ago, so no further significant
innovation is possible.