A Star Wars Fan Calculated the Episode VII Speeder's Acceleration

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What we're about to say, we say with love – the Star Wars fandom is crazy. We knew that as soon as the teaser for Episode VII came out, people would pause it frame by frame analyzing each bit of it, but Rhett Allain of Wired took it to another level. In the trailer (if you haven't seen it yet, shame on you), Daisy Ridley's character, Rey rides off on a speeder and Allain wanted to figure out just how fast it was going. He looked up her height online to gauge the length of the vehicle, figured out the angular size and distance, created a model and calculated the acceleration of the speeder. The results? It's moving a bit too fast for a regular human person. But maybe Rey isn't a human (wink wink). Check out the full analysis here.

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