- Here’s a bizarre analysis of the Star Wars films (it revolves around sexual identities). I’ve got to admit, X-Wings do look rather phallic.
- And here’s someone else talking about the recurring theme of “faceless enemies” both in the new and old films.
- RANDOM WOOKIEPEDIA PAGE OF THE DAY:
It was built by the Imperial Governor of Wroona, but gained its independence after the Wroonian revolt shortly after the Battle of Endor. After this, it was run by the Wroonian Guilds and leased out as a repair facility to anyone with enough credits.
The facility was large enough for one Star Destroyer analog or several smaller capital ships. The station had the capacity to host many crew and technicians, but only 50 were permanently stationed there. When more were required, they were shuttled up from the surface of the planet, where many smaller repair jobs were also carried out.
In 7 ABY, the Vengeance, a Star Destroyer commanded by Imperial Advisor Bregius Golthan, docked there for repairs after suffering heavy damage from New Republic forces. It was then infiltrated by the mercenaries Dirk Harkness and Jai Raventhorn who scuttled the ship.
- And here’s a good article about the economics of the Empire.
Doesn’t the Empire take a huge economic loss from the lost productivity of an entire planet? They were presumably paying taxes and providing resources to the rest of the Empire. Presumably the loss of that planet’s output would have to be made up by increased output from other planets that were either slacking in productivity due to rebellion or threatening to rebel and withdraw from the Empire altogether. It doesn’t seem to make good economic sense.
- Finally, here’s a cool Lichtenstein/Star Wars mashup: