Attack Rundown: The Superweapons of the Star Wars Universe – Part 1

from our good friends of the starship Spacestationwagon.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is just days away, and unless you’ve been watching the trailers through the lenses of a stormtrooper helmet you’re probably aware that it’s going to feature the Death Star. The Death Star is one of the most iconic elements of the Star Wars universe, everyone knows about it even if they haven’t seen the movies (like “Luke, I am your father!”). Its terrifying power to kill billions of people at once tells you all you need to know about the Galactic Empire – it is an utterly evil, totally irredeemable government that the Rebels are justified in rising up against. The giant planet destroying plot device (P.D.P.D.) was used again in Return of the Jedi, then yet again in The Force Awakens.

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It’s no surprise that space superweapons permeate the Expanded Universe of Star Wars spinoff material as well, appearing in the licensed…

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