Talk:2441: IMDb Vaccines

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So the Force doesn't protect you against COVID-19? Barmar (talk) 03:59, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

I haven't let my midichlorians near it enough to tell, and I worry it could be a mutation of somebody else's, but I suspect you need to meditate for a long time, and be on a mission of galactic hope, and then you'll be basically okay. 162.158.63.212 02:02, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

What I got from this comic, after an initial laugh, was the realization that this has been going on long enough for something like this to develop into a hobby....172.69.170.120 04:21, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

What's up with "Vader lives in that weird black egg thing". What is the black egg thing? 141.101.98.108 09:30, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

A Hyperbaric oxygen chamber on his personal Star Destroyers. You see it in Empire Strikes Back when it opens up for a message. He can safely remove his mask there and breathe unassisted and meditate on the Dark Side or Padme. (~~The comment you have just read waa inserted, unsigned, by 162.158.166.55 several hours after the following answer.~~)
A combination meditation-chamber, sterile disrobing room and medical support facility. It lets him periodically divest himself of the irritatingly confining but necessarily life-supporting suit components, get a degree of respite from its relentless enclosure, let him tinker with his various biomechanical replacement parts and take time out to think suitably dark thoughts about the Dark Side. 141.101.98.6 11:28, 25 March 2021 (UTC) (PS: Oh look, almost the same IP!)

It's not explicit in the movie, but I would assume that other than Palpatine coming out to oversee the 2nd Death Star trap that Vader doesn't spend enough time in proximity to the emperor to count as a household. It seems like Vader is out with the 501st on either the Devastator or Executor hunting the rebel alliance, and Palaptine spends most of his time on Coruscant. Plus Vader would be fully enclosed in the respirator system any time they are together since the "weird black egg thing" is for when he's alone.162.158.212.218 16:53, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

Edit: Deleted comment. Sorry for the accidental spam. {)|(}Quill{)|(} 15:04, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

  • This tag is automatically added to new pages, which can be assumed to be incomplete. It's reasonable to remove it from an older page with a complete-seeming explanation, but probably not from a page referencing a comic that's been up for less than a couple days. 108.162.241.160 18:24, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Whoops, sorry. When I put these tags up, I was looking for WHY the comic is incomplete. The message should have emphasized adding a real explanation to aid would-be explanation fixers.

is ANYONE going to add ANYTHING about IMDb? i feel like that is a large chunk that is important for explaining the comic. on a semi-related note, why is the b in IMDb not capitalized? it is still part of the acronym Internet Movie DataBase, no? if you disagree that a letter in the middle of the word should be capitalized, then wouldn't it make more sense for it to be IMD? 172.68.65.244 01:02, 26 March 2021 (UTC)Bumpf

Well, "Database" is one word, which is why the "b" isn't capitalized. I agree with you about explaining IMDb, however, I'll added to the incomplete tag. Argis13 (talk) 01:29, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
I realized I didn't read your question properly, I guess they just thought IMDb sounded better, or something called "IMD" existed and they didn't want to get confused with it. Maybe the wikipedia:International Institute for Management Development?Argis13 (talk) 01:40, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
In circles where databases are worked with, it is always two letters. This makes it far more unambiguous what you are talking about. The two letters usually have the same capitalisation, not always uppercase. 162.158.63.212 02:02, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
I fully support the "IMDb" capitalisation. For the same reason I flinch at "MSM" (I may pointedly use "MM", though rarely does anyone notice/not assume a typo). 141.101.99.208 02:48, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
You have to remember that IMDb is *old* - 30 years old. Like, pre-web, Usenet old. Modern naming convention need not apply. 162.158.74.175 13:49, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
I was never a reader of the original rec.arts.movies material (I was more an alt.fan.pratchett lurker) but I did reference the Cardiff Internet Movie Database (as jt was then) on occasion. I'm not entirely sure if it was immediately "IMDb" the moment it changed ('97?) or got bought up by Bezos, but it is indeed the official capitalisation/branding right now. 141.101.107.166 19:43, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
If the Death Star doesn't count as a bubble, I don't know what does!

Is it worth mentioning that Palpatine does survive?[edit]

The article says he dies, but he does show up again in Episode IX. However, since this is more of a revival, is it really worth mentioning? 162.158.63.10 18:55, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Eh. Not really needed to explain this comic, and the comic says that he dies. I think that mentioning that "oh, later he comes back" would only confuse a casual reader. Also, no reason to spoil a movie that isn't mentioned in the comic.Argis13 (talk) 19:40, 26 March 2021 (UTC)