" we've analyzed their attack sir and there is a danger "

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  1. comet1440 Force Ghost

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    I always wondered why it seems like the empire never tried really protect the death star , instead of sending vader to shoot them down , wouldnt it have been easier to throw something in the way of the vent , cover it with metal or close it off or something , If I was desperate I would have even ordered the tie pilots to suicide crash into the rebel fighters to kill them , it just seems like there were so many better ways to save the death star and no logical measures were taken .

    just something I was thinking about ....
  2. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    It's a ventilation shaft. Covering it with metal doesn't seem like a good idea.

    Anyway..notice the only person able to hit it was a Force user. Not too many of those around.
  3. Genrader Jedi Knight

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    Now that I think about it, even though that commander of the Death Star was cocky about the battlestation, he was right, nobody was going to destroy that thing who was a normal person.

    However, Vader knew if someone was there with the Force as his ally, he'd destroy the battlstation, therefore telling the guy not to underestimate the power of the Force.
  4. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    ^Yeah.

    A story in Tales discusses this, albeit in funny format.

    Tarkin: "Believe me, my Emperor, there is nobody in the galaxy who could pull off such a shot!"

    Vader: "Ahem."

    Tarkin: "Except, of course, Lord Vader."

    Tarkin looks really peeved when he says this. It's a good little story.
  5. origjedi Jedi Master

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    Hey comet, it seems to me that the answer is in your question. They didn't realize that there was a danger UNTIL they analyzed their attack. In other words, the rebels were already attacking the shaft, so they just couldn't put anything out there to cover it up without probably being blown to bits themselves. Soooo.... they had to attack the rebels themselves "ship to ship", IMHO.
  6. Jedimancer Jedi Master

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    It's a funny thought, though. "Somebody get out there and stick some putty over that hole!"
  7. origjedi Jedi Master

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    Yeah, or maybe a giant piece of aluminum foil so the rebels couldn't tell it was a shaft!
  8. lord-darkhelmet Jedi Knight

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    DarthBoba, I love that Tales story, "A Death Star is Born."

    Anyway, ya, as others have mentioned the Empire probably didn't see this sort of attack as a realistic threat until that one officer mentioned it to Tarkin. I wonder if that guy decided to take off by himself, just in case. Also keep in mind that the port was ray-shielded so it was protected somewhat - just not enough.
  9. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    Yeah, even the Rebels thought it was impossible. Especially the wrong Wedge.


    Didn't you ask a similar question not too long ago?
  10. Darth_Bog Force Ghost

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    They should have used thermal exhaust port duct tape!
  11. Darkness_Himself Jedi Master

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    The reason the Death Star was so poorly defended during the attack was that Tarkin refused to launch the TIE squadrons, considering the rebel snubfighters incapable of causing any damage. So only Vader and his personal squadron went in pursuit of the rebels.

    Really dumb, y'know. Having in mind the Death Star has 8000 TIEs onboard. 200 or so oughta be able to stop 30 rebels. [face_plain]

    oh well, hope that answers your question ;)
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