Sunday, March 17, 2013

Death Star Trutherism



As has been previously noted, from the perspective of the Empire, the Rebel Alliance were terrorists responsible for the deaths of so many innocent people. One really needs to consider how the events depicted in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope must seem--sure, we have been encouraged to view it as a classic hero's journey, a convergence of unlikely events resulting in the million-to-one shot being made by Chosen One with supernatural abilities, but how would it look to someone who was not invested in believing such a fairy tale? In light of the fact that the destruction of the Death Star depended upon a number of coincidences, and when we factor in the circumstances surrounding the Emperor's demise, why should they believe George Lucas' version of events?

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