Eternal_Freedom wrote:Well were else do you think the damn ships went?
I do not know as I have not seen where they went or how long they stayed there.
Eternal_Freedom wrote:They're around the Death Star when the capured shuttle arrives,
No - only a few ships are there when the capured shuttle arrives.
Where is the rest of the fleet?
Maybe out of sight?
Eternal_Freedom wrote:are absent when the Rebel Fleet turns up,
The few ships that were seen when the shuttle arrived where not seen where they were seen last when the Rebel Fleet arrived.
But where were these few ships and the rest of the Imperial Fleet?
We do not know.
Maybe they were still behind the planet?
Maybe they were already on their way to the position where they were noticed by the Rebel Fleet?
Maybe they were already were they were when they were noticed by the Rebel Fleet?
That we did not see them when the Rebel Fleet approached the Death Star seems to me to be irrelevant as the Rebel fleet approached the Death Star from another vector. Noticing that the shield is still up, they changed their vector to evade a collision with the shield around the Death Star and departed on another vector flying into the direction of the waiting Imperial Fleet.
Eternal_Freedom wrote:then re-appear a considerable distance away then close in on the Rebels shortly thereafter.
Did the Imperial Fleet really re-appeared only after the Rebel Fleet arrived - or where they there already?
How fast were the Imperial Fleet approaching the Death Star after they were noticed by the Redel Fleet?
Eternal_Freedom wrote:The time between them being not-seen when the Rebel ships drop out of hyperspace and them appearing is, at most, minutes.
But is it relevant that we did not see the Imperial Fleet when the Rebel fleet dropped out of hyperspace?
Did we see the position where the Imperial fleet was when it was noticed by the Rebel Fleet before the Rebel Fleet noticed the Imperial Fleet?
Did we see the vector from which the Imperial fleet approached the position they were on when the Rebel Fleet noticed them?
Was this position or vector empty then?
Eternal_Freedom wrote:They must have been on the far side of the Endor moon as we don't see them around the Moon when Lando and co drop out of hyperspace - and we see that approach from Lando's perspective.
Yes. We would have seen at the approach of the Rebel Fleet if the Imperial Fleet were between the Rebel Fleet and the Death Star.
But would we have seen the Imperial Fleet if it were not between the Rebel Fleet and the Death Star - e.g. on the position they were on when they were noticed by the Rebel Fleet or on it's way to this position?
Eternal_Freedom wrote:I honestly don't know what you're arguing here. "we do not see them move?" Really?
I argue that I have never seen on screen with my own eyes a Star Wars ship moving as fast as Rhadamantus is claiming they are able to fly.
It may be that, considering dialogue, one could conclude that they are able to fly as fast.
But I have never seen this.
There is no visual confirmation.
And there is no reason why they should be moving like slugs all the time we see them if they are able to move as fast as Rhadamantus is claiming.