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The Endor Holocaust
« on: December 04, 2008, 02:07:48 pm »
The ecological impact of the second Death Star blowing up over Endor.

http://www.theforce.net/swtc/holocaust.html

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This document does not advocate or condone the extinction or betrayal of ewoks, it merely reports upon a physical situation and the acts involved.

and for those who found this amusing enough:

The Truth about the Endor Holocaust



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Re: The Endor Holocaust
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008, 02:18:08 pm »
I could imagine George Lucas saying, "It's just a movie dude."

I don't think he would have anticipated those results back then.

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Re: The Endor Holocaust
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008, 02:19:28 pm »
Such repercussions weren't exactly well known back then either.

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008, 02:23:32 pm »
It was the 1970's, not the Dark Ages. Of course we'd invented science by then!

People just didn't obsess so much over campy space operas, that's all.
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Re: The Endor Holocaust
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2008, 02:35:03 pm »
Probably my favorite part of it:

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X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble

Sometime between two and three years after the Battle of Endor, Wedge Antilles and members of his famous starfighter squadron were on a scouting mission on the galactic capital world, Coruscant. They toured the Galactic Museum as part of their task of monitoring the planet's social conditions (in preparation for New Republic invasion).

Antilles found several stuffed ewok specimens on display with a note that the innocent creatures had been made extinct on their native world through the actions of rebels. Though unwelcome news to members of the squadron which detonated the battle station, this report appears to be objectively true. The museum display provides satisfying corroboration for the realistic fate of the ewoks, but of course it is not relied upon as primary evidence. (The primary facts are those events of Return of the Jedi which point to the disaster.)

This is pretty good too.

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Could the rebels have activated the shields from Endor right after the explosion of the Death Star II, thereby containing most of the matter within the confines of the shield radius?

    No. The trouble is that they blew up the shield already, in order to allow the rebel fighters access to the station.
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Re: The Endor Holocaust
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2008, 02:49:20 pm »
There is even an entire trope dedicated to the idea.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NoEndorHolocaust

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Re: The Endor Holocaust
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2008, 02:52:01 pm »
why would anyone care? i mean...besides all the star wars nerds <.<

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Re: The Endor Holocaust
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2008, 02:59:09 pm »
I don't consider myself a big star wars nerd. I've seen the movies. I don't care for the games or the books.

Yet, I found it interesting as it involved Astrophysics.

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Re: The Endor Holocaust
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008, 03:13:11 pm »
Interresting in a physics kind of way.

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Re: The Endor Holocaust
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2008, 09:30:19 pm »
Umm, was Endor orbiting around a Gas giant, or was that just Yavin IV?  If there was a gas giant around, it could just suck up the debris, maybe.
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Re: The Endor Holocaust
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2008, 10:43:44 pm »
I don't really see why a giant battlestation that can blow up planets need to come within viewing distance of it's target anyway. Quite possibly they only do it to ensure the destruction of the planet, were they to blow up(which happens a lot to Death Stars)

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Re: The Endor Holocaust
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2008, 12:59:20 am »
Well it's only above endor as thats where they were building it why they choose endor as the location who knows.