18 thoughts on “The Death Star Petition”

  1. The Death Star’s actual combat record is spectacularly bad. For the same money we could build a gigantic fleet of Yamato-class space battleships — a design with comparable (planet-busting) firepower and a proven record of combat success.

  2. The Wave Motion Gun may not be as powerful as the Death Star Planet Killer, but it’s a lot more fun.

    Perhaps we should work on building neutronium-hulled Doomsday Machines instead.

  3. I’ll be that the New Space crowd will like it, but only if we build the thing with existing or soon to exist or envisioned to exist commercial launch vehicles.

  4. Total protonic reversal: all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.

    Who needs a death star? Just cross the streams.

  5. The (D) White House will never go for this, they hate the military and will never give them this level of importance in a ‘budget’! As if they’ll ever have a budget again.

    1. Just call it a Space Drone and they’ll be all over it. Be sure to use the Low Power setting when pointed at Earth-bound targets.

  6. Nah, I think we really need a fleet of copies of Alliance Space Ship Vorpal Blade.

    (Google it!!)

  7. Like I said here before funding a nuclear pulse propulsion battlecruiser with some sort of mass driver would be fun. The Death Star is full of technology we can’t make. Besides it is awfully flawed. I agree with the people wanting the Yamato instead. The Wave Motion Gun is just too useful and there is something to be said about running your faster than light engines in reverse in order to blow up something.

    Other alternatives to the Yamato would be a Vorlon Cruiser or Shadow Battlecrab. The Planet Killers just look too lame sorry.

    1. I don’t know why. All they have to do is say this would be a violation of the Outer Space Treaty and leave it at that. A short paragraph any intern could write.

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