View Full Version : In ROTJ what does the Super Star Destroyer Crash Into?

11-28-2001, 06:45 PM
That has puzzled me forever. It looks like it crashes into the Death Star, given the surface shown. But earlier shots show the battle far away from the battle station. Does it crash into Endor or what? Help me out here!

11-28-2001, 08:01 PM
It's definetly the Death Star, it's just not shown traveling the distance.

11-29-2001, 04:53 PM
It's pretty widely established that the Battle of Endor, on ground and in space, takes HOURS, days if you count the ground battle, but for this topic that's irrelevant.

The Space Battle probabaly shows us 10% of what's going on, MAYBE... The battle has HUNDREDS more ships than we see... Rebel ships probably range into the hundreds, maybe even thousands (If you count EVERY rebel craft in space, capital, fighter, escort, medical, etc...) The Imperial craft (The larger ones) match that # and probably have slightly more, but less support craft... The Imperial fighters though # into the THOUSANDS (Just by what's seen above the Death Star for the Emperor's arrival we know what CAN be brought out at any given time, and they probably brought it all out when the rebels attacked the Imperial fleet)

Some sources point towards the battle being desparately large! Like swarms of insects, many pilots dying simply from collissions even...

One of my personal theories is that the squads of rebel fighters we see call in are just the MAIN fighter squads tasked with specifically targeting and entering and destroying the death star... That would mean that EACH rebel ship was having its OWN fighter squads call in to their respective home ships at the beginning...

anyway, it's pretty fesible if we are only seeing 10% of what happens, that the Executor was drawn into the DS2's surface (By the gravity created by the DS2, arguably) and traveled some distance (I wouldn't think TOO much, since the battle could've worked its way closer, and it's logical to think SOMEWHERE on board the executor is another way to control it other than JUST on the command deck) before impacting on the DS2. If it did travel a distance, it's safe to assume a LOT of those on board were able to escape the Executor, as opposed all hands perishing with their vessel... (Kind of like the "Did people survive the first Death Star" debate)

I like to think some maybe got away, not anyone that was noteable (Piett is the only one that comes to mind that was noteable on board anyway)...

It's neat thinking that a large portion of the battles isn't seen, it gives us even more creativity to use in our own lil star wars worlds. images/icons/smile.gif

11-29-2001, 05:19 PM
It's the Death Star.

11-29-2001, 07:05 PM
Some people can never talk on a topic without arguing over EU. It is all good material and Lucas ok's the stuff. The ones who have a hard time excepting it are the ones who are still hoping for films 7-8-9.
As far as that goes the eu material filled in a lot better than EP1 and I loved the movie. EU is also as close to 7-8-9 films as you are going to get.

Now back to topic at hand there is a literary term called foreshadowing. I think Luke wearing black in "Jedi" was just a hint to what the ties were going to be with Vader. Just as when Luke is in the cave on dagobah and Vader's mask holds Luke's face, or when Leia "hears" Luke calling to her at the end of "Empire".

11-29-2001, 08:17 PM
Some of you guys can really dig deep when discussing these movies.....damn!! images/icons/grin.gif
It is the Death Star, isn't it funny though, that in space, something "falls" like there is gravity...I thought this was amusing, but I ALWAYS remember, these films are SPACE FANTASY, I love to speculate about the plots, but when it comes down to physics, laws of motion and gravity, etc....I will NEVER go there, because it is fantasy.

11-30-2001, 08:29 AM
Yeah, SW has never been a great example of physics, but it is possible that the Executor could have been drawn into the death star since it does have a gravity well.

11-30-2001, 08:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by steve howard:
Some people can never talk on a topic without arguing over EU.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Executor crashed into IG-88!!! images/icons/grin.gif (Possibly the stupidest of all the EU "stories.")

11-30-2001, 08:43 AM
Yeah, SW has never been a great example of physics, but it is possible that the Executor could have been drawn into the death star since it does have a gravity well.