Pablo Hidalgo takes checks off ten fantabulous Star Wars Superweapons from the laughable (Darksaber!) to the completely ridiculous (The Tarkin: just like Darksaber, but more than a decade earlier!) you’re sure to learn something. For one, in the Centerpoint Station entry:
Just one quibble: Wedge Antilles is Corellian and grew up in the Corellian system, which is home to this bizarre space station that is 350 kilometers in diameter. So why is he the guy who exclaims “look at the size of that thing” when the comparatively small Death Star comes into view?
And that’s why you should never take the EU too seriously, kids!
io9 explores the best scifi superweapons. You’ll never guess what they name “the coolest and most-remembered superweapon in all of science fiction”.
Uh-oh… It appears the galaxy is perfectly capable of creating superweapons all on its own.
“Darth Vader’s tyrannical Empire struck fear into an entire galaxy. Sadly, his fleet was also behind some embarrassingly ill-planned military ventures. Reviewing early Imperial schematics, the Sith Lord himself expressed serious doubts about his soldiers’ tactical choices…”
Bonus round: Horton Hears a Death Star.