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Was the Death Star Attack an Inside Job?
Posted by: Billy Hollis on Thursday, March 01, 2007

Via View from the Porch (the blog of my fellow Tennessean, Tam), we get a penetrating analysis of the destruction of the Death Star. Could a small band of rag-tag fighters really destroy a battle station the size of a small moon? What about reports that the pilot who launched the supposed single missle was the son of a senior Death Star commander, who conveniently left in a small spacecraft just before the explosion?

The truth is out there...
 
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I’m waiting for the premier of "Loose Credits" before making up my mind.
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/blog
Via View from the Porch (the blog of my fellow Tennessean, Tam), we get a penetrating analysis of the destruction of the Death Star. Could a small band of rag-tag fighters really destroy a battle station the size of a small moon? What about reports that the pilot who launched the supposed single missle was the son of a senior Death Star commander, who conveniently left in a small spacecraft just before the explosion?

The truth is out there...
1) Why didn’t the Rebels just start their attack runs closer to the exhaust port, instead of manuvering down that loooooong trench?

2) Why didn’t the Rebels just put an X-wing or 2 behind the 3 TIE Fighters allegedly piloted by Lord Vader? Would’ve settled his hash.

We NEED to know the answers to this!
 
Written By: shark
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Science fiction author (and pragmatic libertarian) David Brin did his own "penetrating analysis" of the "Darth Vader" situation way back in 1999. Very suspicious.

The original articles at Salon are fun (especially see the part about the "clues" on this page), and then read followup point #5 here, which is where the meat of the "conspiracy" is. Incidentally, Brin’s line of thought has me convinced: by any sane way of looking at Lucas’s plot(-slash-conspiracy), Yoda is a co-villain right along with Palpatine. It’s just too entertaining a conceit to give up.
 
Written By: Bryan Pick
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Ah, but there’s good news! Well, unless you actually like ewoks...

Yub yub!
 
Written By: Mark A. Flacy
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Yoda died and became a part of the force he can not be a part of the conspiracy.
 
Written By: SkyWatch
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How to we know that the Death Star wasn’t filled with explosives by the Emperor who wanted to build a newer Death Star and needed a enemy to get funds through the remainder of the Imperial Senate ?
 
Written By: Neo
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Neo, maybe the Emperor didn’t want to get funds - he just needed an excuse to completely dissolve the Senate. He was already planning it, as we found out even before the Death Star was blown up. Wake up, people! Connect the dots! It was a fascist plot all along!
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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Gotta love geek-chic political commentary! Side note: libertarians seem to have the greatest affinity for science fiction, anyone else notice that?

Mark - Wow, I just spent entirely too much time reading that page. I love it.
 
Written By: Bryan Pick
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I’d say it’s more that there was an entire generation of SF writers that wrote on Libertarian or quasi-Libertarian lines. The classic example would be Heinlein (although I’d argue his personal principles wandered quite a bit across the political and ethical spectrum) and many of the writers of his generation.
 
Written By: Lysenko
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The classic example would be Heinlein
Actually, he was into libertarianism and social credit with the social credit ideas forming a lot of his societal views.
 
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Thanks for the linky-love! :)

When I first read the thing, I laughed so hard I cried.
 
Written By: Tam
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