Death Star by Michael Reaves“THAT’S NO MOON.”
The Death Star’s name says it all, with bone-chilling accuracy. It is a virtual world unto itself–equipped with uncanny power for a singularly brutal purpose: to obliterate entire planets in the blink of an eye. Its annihilation of the planet Alderaan, at the merciless command of Grand Moff Tarkin, lives in infamy. And its own ultimate destruction, at the hands of Luke Skywalker, is the stuff of legend. But what is the whole story, and who are the players, behind the creation of this world-killing satellite of doom?
The near extermination of the Jedi order cleared the way for Palpatine–power-hungry Senator and Sith Lord–to seize control of the Republic, declare himself Emperor, and usher in a fearsome, totalitarian regime. But even with the dreaded Darth Vader enforcing Palpatine’s sinister will, the threat of rebellion still looms. And the Emperor knows that only abject fear–and the ability to punish dissent with devastating consequences–can ensure his unchallenged control of the galaxy. Enter ambitious and ruthless government official Wilhuff Tarkin, architect of the Emperor’s terrifying dream come true.
From inception to completion, construction of the unprecedented Death Star is awash in the intrigues, hidden agendas, unexpected revelations, and daring gambits of those involved on every level. The brightest minds and boldest egos, the most ambitious and corrupt, the desperate and the devious, all have a stake in the Death Star–and its potential to control the fate of the galaxy.
Soldiers and slaves, loyalists and Rebels, spies and avengers, the innocent and the evil–all their paths and fates will cross and intertwine as the Death Star moves from its maiden voyage to its final showdown. And a shadowy chapter of Star Wars history is stunningly illuminated in a thrilling, unforgettable adventure.
Starkiller Base destruction scene HD - Star Wars VII The Force Awakens
The so-called Starkiller Base was built into an ice planet. Based on its size and destructive capabilities, the costs for this fearsome base for the First Order could be astronomical. However, though the Death Star was constructed from nothing, the Starkiller Base has an entire planet as its foundation.
3 Ways a Death Star-Esque Superweapon in 'Star Wars Ep. 9' Could Be Great
The Death Star is a type of fictional mobile space station and galactic superweapon featured in the Star Wars space-opera franchise. Both versions of these moon -sized fortresses are designed for massive power-projection capabilities, each capable of destroying an entire planet with a blast from its superlasers. Although details, such as the superlaser's location, shifted between different concept models during production of Star Wars , the notion of the Death Star being a large, spherical space station over kilometers in diameter was consistent in all of them. Lucas liked the idea,   and the Death Star model was created by John Stears. The Death Star explosions featured in the Special Edition of A New Hope and in Return of the Jedi are rendered with a Praxis effect , wherein a flat ring of matter erupts from the explosion.
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7. That’s Not the Death Star
Content approaching. Parts of this article have been identified as no longer being up to date. Please update the article to reflect recent events, and remove this template when finished. Starkiller Base was a mobile ice planet located in the Unknown Regions that served as a stronghold of the First Order thirty years after the Battle of Endor. Commanded by an unofficial triumvirate of General Armitage Hux , Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma , it was armed with a superweapon capable of destroying entire star systems halfway across the galaxy. The First Order viewed this ability as an evolution of the planet-destroying capabilities of the Galactic Empire 's Death Star designs, with the weapon serving as the ultimate culmination of Old Empire research into dark energy translations and hyperspace tunneling.
After The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters this December, there will be 11 legit canonical Star Wars movies in the epic saga, and guess what? Of those 11 films, a staggering 9 Star Wars movies either feature a Death Star outright or depict and mention a version of the Death Star in some way, shape or form. Now, based on footage in the trailer for The Rise of Skywalker , the final film in the epic Skywalker saga does in fact have some kind of Death Star in it. Should this be called the Skywalker saga? But how?