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Old December 2 2012, 09:02 PM   #16
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Re: How would famous sci-fi military leaders tackle the Death Star?

Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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Old December 2 2012, 09:45 PM   #17
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Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
That's what John Sheridan would do (Or have Lyta blow it up with her mind)

Captain Picard would Speechify until it blew itself up
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Old December 2 2012, 10:11 PM   #18
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Miles Vorkosigan would have found a very clever and witty way to resolve everything after figuring out the Emperor's trap (thus narrowly escaping it before laying a trap of his own).
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Old December 2 2012, 10:16 PM   #19
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Re: How would famous sci-fi military leaders tackle the Death Star?

Mal, Inara and Jayne would deactivate the shield generator while Wash and others fly the Serenity into the reactor.

Oh wait...
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Old December 2 2012, 10:19 PM   #20
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Master Chief would fight his way to the shield generator, getting most of the rebels killed in the process. He'd deactivate it by pressing a button, which would somehow also release the Flood. He'd then learn that the Death Star was actually an anti-Flood weapon that works by destroying all the planets in the galaxy, leaving none for the Flood to overwhelm.

After that he would fight his way through hordes of Flood and Stormtroopers to get to the Death Star's reactor, which he would overload by either shooting a rocket or throwing a grenade into. Then it's a mad dash to the last shuttle as the Death Star explodes around him. He escapes in the nick of time and the Death Star explodes, killing all the Imperials and Flood.
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Old December 2 2012, 10:24 PM   #21
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And Benedict Cumberbatch would just detonate it. Somehow.
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Old December 2 2012, 11:01 PM   #22
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John Sheridan would give the Emperor an epic speech about independence. The Emperor would then see the logic in leaving the galaxy in the hands of the Rebellion and then leave with his Imperial Fleet to a galaxy far, far away. Wait, that's our galaxy. Way to go fucking up your own galaxy, Starkiller!
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Old December 2 2012, 11:37 PM   #23
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Lazarus Long would just wait until if fell apart from age...
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Old December 2 2012, 11:43 PM   #24
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Going with Obi-wan's line that Darth Vader was more machine than man, Captain Kirk would try his anti-evil computer voo-doo on Darth Vader to get Vader to lower the shield generator and blow up the Death Star himself.
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Old December 3 2012, 01:02 AM   #25
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"First, we build a giant wooden rabbit. Then, we give it to the imperials and they take it inside the Deathstar. Once inside, we jump out of the rabbit and Arthur uses the Holy Hand Grenade.."

"wait, what was that last part again?"

"you use the.."

"no, before that!"

"we jump out of the rabbit"


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Old December 3 2012, 01:17 AM   #26
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T'Baio wrote: View Post
Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
Ah, some one is a fan of Ripley's plan to wipe out the xenomorph infestation.
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Old December 3 2012, 02:01 AM   #27
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Snowjourner wrote: View Post
"First, we build a giant wooden rabbit. Then, we give it to the imperials and they take it inside the Deathstar. Once inside, we jump out of the rabbit and Arthur uses the Holy Hand Grenade.."

"wait, what was that last part again?"

"you use the.."

"no, before that!"

"we jump out of the rabbit"


<much slapping ensues>
We have a winner!
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Old December 3 2012, 02:15 AM   #28
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The problem with your question is that saddling the other commander with Ackbar's forces also saddles him or her with Ackbar's limitations. The attack on the Death Star was executed in the best way available: Commandos to take out the shield generator, a task force to engage the local Imperial fleet, fighters to get into the unfinished structure and attack a vulnerable part of the station. The plan was designed to exploit the enemy's weaknesses and the Rebellion's strengths, and even at that, the probability of success is less than optimal. A different plan, no matter who was commanding, would have even lower odds and might be even more costly, successful or not. . . .

If you let the other commander use his or her own resouces, that's a different story.
Fair enough. I was trying to frame the discussion from being, "Well, then Picard swoops in with the Enterprise and just fires quantum torpedoes" sort of thing. (I didn't want it to become a SW vs Other Franchise technology battle, in other words). But I can see that in my scenario, perhaps no character from another series would be able to do anything differently due to the hand they've been given--which I suppose ends the discussion pretty fast!
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Old December 3 2012, 02:52 AM   #29
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Snowjourner wrote: View Post
"First, we build a giant wooden rabbit. Then, we give it to the imperials and they take it inside the Deathstar. Once inside, we jump out of the rabbit and Arthur uses the Holy Hand Grenade.."

"wait, what was that last part again?"

"you use the.."

"no, before that!"

"we jump out of the rabbit"


<much slapping ensues>
Would they replace "It's a trap" with simply "RUN AWAY!"
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Old December 3 2012, 03:15 AM   #30
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With enough prep time, Batman would wipe out the Death Star, Darth Vader and the entire Imperial Army.
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