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Speculation The potential for Superstations/Superweapons in Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Darth Eddie, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Darth Eddie

    Darth Eddie Jedi Master star 4

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    So, Death Stars have technically appeared in 2/3s of star wars episodes, each time with a vastly different 'flavor', from the teasing hologram in AotC, the construction site in RotS, and the two very different battle scenes in ANH and RotJ. It is presumable, since the first DS took *at least* fifteen years or so to build, and the second, which was supposedly bigger, took much less apparent time to build. Of course I'm a fanatic, so I sorta filled in the blanks by assuming they were working on both Death Stars concurrently.

    This somewhat convoluted train of though got me wondering if there were even MORE partly completed Death Stars out there, which may finished by Imperial remnants or perhaps a third party. I know Return of the Jedi is criticized for using the DS2 as a redundant plot device, but would in not be cool to see even MORE of the evil space stations in the ST.

    I'm imagining two little Death Stars orbiting a gigantic one.

    Just speculation. Wha'd'y'all think?

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  2. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  3. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    It is interesting how Death Stars were the ultimate evil before the PT was released.
     
  4. Minez01

    Minez01 Jedi Master star 1

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    I don't think they should use death stars. The main reason being, if anyone had enough money to build such a thing, you think they'd be well-equipped to fix the enormous design flaws that keep getting them blown up.
     
  5. KevinM1

    KevinM1 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Ugh. No thanks.
     
  6. ForeverSleep

    ForeverSleep Jedi Knight star 1

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  7. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    In light of the prequels, I've come to the conclusion that Palpatine considers Death Stars disposable.
     
  8. Darth Eddie

    Darth Eddie Jedi Master star 4

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    Well yeah, granted.

    But if they DID fix the enormous design flaws?

    Sending X-Wings to blow up Death Stars is passe. Death Stars are not.
     
  9. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    In ROTJ, originally there were supposed to be dozens of Deaths Stars under construction near Coruscant.


    I think Death Stars are now a Star Wars theme, with the PT. They could be used again in the ST, but it has to be in the right way. Like having a dozen fully-functional and built Death Stars, with no weakness on the outside, that require the heroes to infiltrate them and blow them up from sabotaging the inside. Or something like that.

    The flaw was fixed for the second one, which was also larger. That's why the Rebels had to strike before its construction was finished.
     
  10. Buddha Fett

    Buddha Fett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  11. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR

    DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    No more Death Stars. It's time to come up with something new.

    The topic should be "what new weapon will the villains have to threaten the galaxy?"
     
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  12. Aaronaman

    Aaronaman Jedi Knight star 4

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    A biological weapon that attacks and destroys midi-chlorians would be interesting.
     
  13. Darth Eddie

    Darth Eddie Jedi Master star 4

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    ...I take it back.
     
  14. The Kulvax Sisters

    The Kulvax Sisters Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Something like the Eclipse Super Star Destroyers from the EU would be a truly epic thing to see, rather than just a rehash of something that was already rehashed once before, I found the Eclipse to be far more fearsome in comparison to the Death Star(s), a Super Star Destroyer with a Death Star super-laser running along the spine of the ship? an SSD even bigger than the Executor? DANG.
     
  15. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    No more Death Stars please.
     
  16. Buddha Fett

    Buddha Fett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Those are called "Good Writers". I hope Michael Arndt does a good job.
     
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  17. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    correction: Good writers are the bio-terrorists and retcons are the bio-weapons.
     
  18. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I think Death Stars will be so common place in the ST era that they'll be used as shuttles. It's the most logical step forward. :p
     
  19. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    If the Republic uses Death Stars, watch out Korriban!
     
  20. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Death Stars will be shooting at other Death Stars while a fleet of Death Stars unloads laser hell onto a Death Star landing strip.
     
  21. Toonimator

    Toonimator Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    No 'blanks' needing to be filled in... the new "Star Wars" ongoing from Dark Horse shows us the 2nd Death Star, under construction and really not all that different from its appearance in ROTJ, just several months after ANH. The implication is clear that it's been under construction for many years (tho I don't recall if the script of the comics says as much), and they've been tightening the schedule (in scenes very similar to those in ROTJ) likely because the first one was destroyed, so they want the new one done ASAP. They probably figured "Hey, one's done... it'll be several years before the 2nd, larger one is finished, but at least we'll have the one, right guys? What could POSSIBLY go wrong?"

    Anyhoo... no more Death Stars. Who's gonna build it? The Empire was beheaded, probably a lot of chaos ensuing, and it doesn't really make sense for some new threat to rely on an old Imperial weapon as their main source of firepower.
     
  22. Son of a Bith

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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    Source? (Very curious. I know the Jedi Academy Trilogy had prototypes being constructed in the Maw cluster, but didn't know about Coruscant models).
     
  23. Buddha Fett

    Buddha Fett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    And many Bothans were quite pissed-off by this.
     
  24. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Justifiably so...
     
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  25. Darth Eddie

    Darth Eddie Jedi Master star 4

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    Apparently everyone hates Death Stars...

    To me, it makes no sense to introduce the concept of planet-killing weapons so early in the story, and that they never end up being put to sufficiently evil use before the end, Alderaan notwithstanding.

    Just to be clear, I'd like see a highly improved form of Death Star, which *succeeds* in destroying multiple worlds and gripping the galaxy in fear, rather than a simple rehash of that which came before. Like Tarkin said in ANH, fear of such a station can keep rebellious star systems in line. With a well-defended Death Star, you wouldn't even NEED an Empire to control the galaxy.

    Yes! Like this exactly.
     
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