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Date: Wed, 28-Mar-84 16:14:57 EST
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A point nobody seems to have made...

If I had the capability to make such a shield, I certainly would have 
put one on the Death Star!!  Since the force field didn't seem to take 
up THAT much room, and the Death Star is "the size of a small moon", 
I'm sure it would have fit on (and could have been powered by) the 
battle station.

So why, once the battle had begun, didn't the Emperor raise the shield on
the "fully operational" battle station?  Perhaps they needed it lowered
to fire the weapon...?

				SJBerry
Re: Endor and the Death Star [message #65234 is a reply to message #65230] Sat, 18 May 2013 21:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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	I was under the impression that the Death Star was not fully-operational
until the last minute.  I seem to recall Darth getting ticked-off at the 
commander of the thing, because work was progressing so slowly ( "We will 
double our efforts" I believe was his reply ).  A shield would be necessary
to protect the Death Star until it was tested-out.  I sure wouldn't stake my
one and only Death Star to the Rebel Fleet if I hadn't tested it out yet.

P. van de Graaf		U. C. San Diego
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	From: disc@houxz.UUCP (S.BERRY)
	Date: Fri, 30-Mar-84 07:13:49 PST


	I don't recall the starship Enterprise ever having to drag a planet
	everywhere they go in order to use their deflector shields...

					SJBerry

Clearly, the Federation has better shield technology. Or the death star
power system was not yet up to powering the thing & the planet zapper...

	Erik E. Fair

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