CT death star plans

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  1. darthbarracuda Jedi Master

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    why couldn't princess leia just send the death star plans over the holonet or by faster-than-light transmission? There would be no need for the destruction of the Tantive IV then...

    Unless the Imps control the Holonet and would be looking for the plans.

    And how did they know that plans were missing. There's got to be thousands of copies of them!
  2. CaptainHamYoyo Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm assuming the Empire would be able to trace where the beamed transmission was sent to, and find where the Rebels are hiding.
  3. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    That still doesn't explain anything. They trace the Tantine IV too.
  4. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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  5. CaptainHamYoyo Jedi Grand Master

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    Per the radio drama, Tantive 4 thought they were in the clear when they jumped to lightspeed towards Tatooine. They were wrong when they found the Star Destroyer Devastator jumped out of hyperspace behind them in Tatooine's system.

    It's a good thing they didn't go straight to Yavin's system.

    But Vader knew Tantive 4 received transmissions from rebel spies. They would've known if Yavin's 4 received those transmissions too.

    But, this is all just my assumption. Whether correct or not, who knows?
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  6. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    Good point, bro.
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  7. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    Why not just literally blast the plans out to EVERYONE in the galaxy? Every planet, every news group, everyone.
  8. Mirax Terrik Chosen One

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    It'd get sent to the spam folder and no one would read it. :p

    Seriously though, the internet didn't exist in 1977 (at least not to the public), so it probably didn't occur to Lucas that something like the HoloNet would exist and be in common usage.
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  9. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    Could you imagine if the death star plans did get out to everyone in the galaxy though? It would be crazy!
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  10. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Open source Death Star. I wonder if the galaxy would get polite.
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  11. Bale Force Ghost

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    Because of EULA they couldn't. :p . The Empire frowned on piracy and they would have lost their holonet access.
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  12. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    That's the secondary plotline of Darksaber- Hutts have stolen the plans of the Death Star.

    At one point it's said "If anyone with enough cash can build a Death Star and go around blowing up planets, no-one will be safe."

    Sadly- it wasn't handled well.
  13. DarthRelaxus Chosen One

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    They should have sent the plans to Julian Assange.
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  14. DARTHSHAME Force Ghost

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    It would have been like Wikileaks
    Yes, Mr. WikiLeaks himself:D
  15. sg1A Jedi Padawan

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    they should have made a copy and placed a copy on two ships. That way the Empire would have to chase one ship while the other got away. DECOY style.
  16. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    It would have sucked if Rupert Murdoch got a hold of the plans.
  17. DARTHSHAME Force Ghost

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    I once saw a website that described how movie and tv plots would have been changed if the Internet existed at the time the material was made. I wonder how the Internet's existence would have influenced the ANH plot. I suspect that it is possible that Lucas may have altered the way the plans were captured and disseminated. For instance, I am sure the method the Bothans would have used involved hacking. I think in Star Wars it is called slicing.
  18. Ambervikings91 Jedi Master

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    Because then we wouldn't be able to have such a fun movie and because its a film that after 30 plus years of picking at it theres a lot of stuff that just doesn't make sense.

    Hey why is there sound in space during star wars?.... For the same reason :)
  19. Death T Jedi Master

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    Possibly no R2 and 3PO. [face_hypnotized]
  20. The Supreme Chancellor Jedi Grand Master

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    Cuz space is really loud.
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  21. Klingon Padawan Jedi Master

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    I don't think Obi Wan had the technology to receive a message on Tattoine, and I'm not sure how Leia would have known how to contact him. He was living as an isolated hermit at the time of ANH.
  22. FatSmel Jedi Grand Master

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    Obviously they didn't want the imperials to know they had the plans, and that they had a potential weakness to exploit
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  23. Darth Vader's Chest Plate Jedi Master

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    Wow R2D2 is really just a mobile flash drive!

    All they had to do was put the plans behind a locked door, as we see later in the film, when on Tatooine, Stormtroopers knock on the door, it's locked, give up and move onto the next one.

    The rebels had the plans for all of 10mins and found a weakness - Death Star enema! Why with all their resourecs did the Imperial technicians/engineers not find this?
  24. ILNP Jedi Master

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    Given that it's only 2 meters wide and protected by ray shields which necessitated the Alliance using proton torpedoes and led one Rebel pilot to say that it was impossible to hit; i'd assume that the Empire probably thought it wasn't a weakness.
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  25. OldSchoolFan Jedi Master

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    Haha, I couldn't have put that better myself.
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