An unshielded exhaust port leading directly to the central reactor? Really? And when you rebuild it, your solution to this problem is four paths into the central core so large that you can literally fly a spaceship through them? Brilliant. Note to the Emperor: Someone on your Death Star design staff is in the pay of Rebel forces. Oh, right, you can’t get the memo because someone threw you down a huge exposed shaft in your Death Star throne room.
My favorite Star Wars rip is from the Dogma deleted sceans. Matt Damon says to Jay and Silent Bob, “Oh yeah, your father gave this to you. It also happens to be four feet long and shaped like a cock,” talking about Ben Kenobi giving the lightsaber to Luke.
KaBOOM! is going to start developing a “Build a Death Star Planner” later this fall.
Rysvard Gold, a self-described Web designer and “outlandish thinker,” came to this daunting figure by calculating the amount of raw material that it would take to build a moon-sized space station, and multiplying it by the cost of getting this material into space. Gold concedes he doesn’t even consider not-insignificant costs such as labor and trekking the steel around once it is blasted into the great beyond.
Unfortunately, $15 septillion is about a trillion times the current value of the entire Earth, so our lobbying effort to have a Death Star included in the U.S. stimulus package may be in vain.