In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Obi Wan tells Anakin that the shields are still up and Anakin destroys them before going into the hangar of the Invisible Hand. Why does it matter that the shields are up if it is a hangar shield that fighters regularly go in and out of?

I looked in the cross section and it says that Anakin blew up the “Atmospheric Containment Shield”, which doesn’t really explain why they couldn’t land while it was on. Why didn’t Obi-wan and Anakin just land inside the Invisible Hand (name of Grievous’ ship here)?

Why did they need to blow up the shield? Did the shield need to be turned off for vulture droids to exit? Was it a one way shield? We see in clone wars shields being left on with ships leaving from republic ships. Was it like the droidika’s shield and they were traveling too fast to make it in?

I would like a in-universe answer that can be canon or legends.

  • Hmm. Thinking about that, how even COULD they land and get out without a pressure suit or something similar? Oh, wait. The blast doors. facepalm May 24, 2018 at 17:03
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    Can you please rewrite this into a more cohesive text? Set up the situation in the movie, then explain your problem. Note that the title of a question is not the first line of a question.
    – BCdotWEB
    May 24, 2018 at 17:44
  • Also, there is no reference to an specific atmosphere shield in the movie (as I recall) so this question seems to be based in a presumably non-official "cross-section"....
    – Paulie_D
    May 24, 2018 at 17:59
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    Oh...look - scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/82320/…
    – Paulie_D
    May 24, 2018 at 18:05
  • That doesn’t answer my question and I don’t see a source for his information. Also, that information is wrong because in clone wars the shield is on and ships/troops still go in and out. May 24, 2018 at 18:09


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