PT The Death Star in Revenge of the Sith

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  1. TheNewEmpire Force Ghost

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    I have a couple of questions about the DS see see in ROTS:

    1. Was the battlestation still at Geonosis or had it already been moved to Desprayre? Was the hyperdrive working at this stage? How else could the DS be moved?
    2. Would the superlaser be working at that stage?
    3. Was anyone living on the station yet? Could they even live on it at that point?
    4 If yes to 3, do you think Tarkin would be staying aboard?

  2. EHT New Films Manager

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    These are very specific in-universe questions that don't really have any bearing on the larger plot from ROTS to ANH. I think it was put there mostly for fans, as a tie between seeing the plans for it in AOTC and the completed station in ANH. Someone with detailed EU knowledge may have answers from that perspective, but from a films perspective I think that is all open to the viewer to imagine what they want.

    Having said that, though, I didn't think it was built near Geonosis, so I guessed it was already near Despayre... with no hyperdrive or superlaser working yet. I also didn't think it had anyone living on it yet, and that Tarkin visited the project often (as he was doing in the scene with Palpatine and Vader aboard the star destroyer).
  3. shanerjedi Jedi Master

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    These questions are not really answered in any of the films, including the prequels.

    Maybe check saga or community?
  4. 13thsithlord Jedi Grand Master

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    I always assumed that scene was a "flashforward" of sorts, anyone else?
  5. Hoggsquattle Force Ghost

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    I wonder how it took another 19 years before it was operational.

    The plans first appear in Episode II and "three/four years later" it already has made significant progress on the structure.

  6. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Getting the super laser to act as it was supposed to was the biggest issue.
  7. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    Not to mention building a reactor core of the necessary size.
  8. ForceJumpAnakin Force Ghost

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    Yoda and Obi-Wan have been using the force to influence as many stormtroopers as they could to build a trench with a hole.
  9. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    I did at first. I would still hold that pov if it was the last shot of the film. I know WHY they ended it as is, but still... The Empire will be in full swing by the time we 'rejoin' the saga, so I would be all-in with Vader and Palpatine as the final image. /shrugs
  10. OBI-GYN_Kenobi Jedi Master

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    And making it just like Beggar's Canyon back home. [face_shhh]
  11. thejeditraitor Force Ghost

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    it's not supposed to be the death star.
    its the super weapon the ds is based on.

    http://theforce.net/swtc/ds/ruction.html#cgw
  12. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    What? Do you mean one of the first prototypes? I thought the death star was halted through expenses, failed sabotage and getting the materials for the laser.
  13. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    It's supposed to be the ANH Death Star, according to the script and DVD commentary.
  14. G-FETT Chosen One

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    Maybe Palpy had bad relations with the workers Unions?[face_laugh]
  15. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    That's actually what Lucas says IIRC... though he may have been joking. :eek:
  16. sluggo Jedi Knight

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    1) I don't think it was ever built/at Geonosis. A comment is made that the Jedi can't find what they are planning to build, not what they are building. Really, we dunno were the first Death Star was built. Maybe Geonosis, maybe somewhere else. I have no idea were Desprayre came from.
    2) Of course not, the superlaser doesn't start working until ANH
    3) Who knows, who cares
    4)See above.
  17. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    WEG, I think.
  18. sluggo Jedi Knight

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    The point being is some EU referense, not the movies or from Lucas, so who cares. It doesn't really have that much baring. The Death Star was built at an unspecified location. It apparently took 20 years to build, and Palpatine apparently wanted 2 since he would have had construction on the 2nd started before the 1st was complete.
  19. thejeditraitor Force Ghost

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    yeah, it really doesn't matter.
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