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==Cloaking Devices in ''Star Wars''==
 
==Cloaking Devices in ''Star Wars''==
Cloaking devices for many years have been mentioned only a couple of times in the ''Star Wars'' movies, but they have only been described in use in post-movie novels until the advent of the Clone Wars CGI television series.
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Cloaking devices have occasionally been mentioned in the ''Star Wars'' movies, but never actually seen in operation. In ''[[Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back]]'', when the [[ISD]] ''Avenger'' loses track of the ''[[Millennium Falcon]]'', Captain Needa dismisses the possibility that his target engaged a cloaking device because the target ship is too small to have one. In ''[[Star Wars: The Phantom Menace]]'', [[Qui-Gon Jinn]] asks if [[Padmé Amidala|Queen Amidala's]] yacht has a cloaking device, but [[Captain Panaka]] informs him that it does not.
 
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In ''[[Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back]]'', when the [[ISD]] ''Avenger'' loses track of the ''[[Millennium Falcon]]'', Captain Needa dismisses the possibility that his target engaged a cloaking device because the target ship is too small to have one.
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In ''[[Star Wars: The Phantom Menace]]'', [[Qui-Gon Jinn]] asks if [[Padmé Amidala|Queen Amidala's]] yacht has a cloaking device, but [[Captain Panaka]] informs him that it does not.
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In the ''Heir to the Empire'' series of novels by [[Timothy Zahn]], [[Thrawn|Grand Admiral Thrawn]] employs cloaking devices in several ways.  According to these novels, a ship can avoid detection with a cloaking device, but the cloaked ship is also completely blind, limiting the usefulness of the device.
 
In the ''Heir to the Empire'' series of novels by [[Timothy Zahn]], [[Thrawn|Grand Admiral Thrawn]] employs cloaking devices in several ways.  According to these novels, a ship can avoid detection with a cloaking device, but the cloaked ship is also completely blind, limiting the usefulness of the device.
  
In the TCW second season episode "Cat and Mouse", one form of Star Wars cloaking device is shown during combat operations, abeit it was a prototype, and may not be typical for all Star Wars cloaking devices. The cloak in question behaved much like some of the more primitve versions of the Star Trek ones, with a distinct shimmering effect when cloaking into and out of total invisibility. Like some older Trek cloaks, this cloak tended "leak". In this case, the cloak allowed a small trace amount of magnetic energy out, and this could in turn allow the cloaked ship to be tracked by enemy sensors and missiles. Unlike the devices used in "Heir to the Empire", this cloak was not "double-blind", thus possibly explaining why this particular model was an important cutting-edge prototype.
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In the ''[[Star Wars: The Clone Wars]]'', the second-season episode "Cat and Mouse" shows a prototype cloaking device. This cloak made the ship invisible to normal sight and most sensors. There was a distinct shimmering effect when engaging or disengaging the cloak. This cloak allowed a trace amount of "magnetic energy" to escape, which eventually allowed the cloaked ship to be tracked by enemy sensors and missiles. Unlike the devices used in ''Heir to the Empire'', this cloak was not "double-blind", thus possibly explaining the leakage and its status as an important, cutting-edge prototype.
  
 
== Cloaking Devices in Stargate ==
 
== Cloaking Devices in Stargate ==

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