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Interesting comparison

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:29 pm
by Havok
Stumbled across this a few minutes ago.

This is a size comparison between to the two Death Stars... from Episodes 4 & 6. I always knew the 2nd one was bigger, but never how much. Nicely done.

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Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:17 pm
by Cherek
WOW! That thing is a little bit on the big side.

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:49 pm
by B A N E
...that's no moon.

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:56 pm
by Cherek
Hmmm, I wonder how many torpedoes I will need to capture it?

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:02 pm
by B A N E
No torpedoes... just 3 Lady Royals and one MBR!

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:13 pm
by Cherek
WEBs are more fun because sometimes, other ships will come and try to rescue it. :P

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:29 pm
by Gilgamesh
Cherek!

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:43 pm
by Cherek
Gilgamesh wrote:Cherek!
Yes

Re: Interesting comparison

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:57 am
by Cardno
Havok wrote:Stumbled across this a few minutes ago.

This is a size comparison between to the two Death Stars... from Episodes 4 & 6. I always knew the 2nd one was bigger, but never how much. Nicely done.

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you are a SUPER Nerd.....

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:29 pm
by JonnyDoH
Very cool. I wonder how much more mass it would take to build the DS2. I mean, if it took say, the material components the mass of the moon to build the first one, how many other worlds did they need to strip mine in order to get that second one going? Or did they just use a merlin...?

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:58 pm
by Cardno
JonnyDoH wrote:Very cool. I wonder how much more mass it would take to build the DS2. I mean, if it took say, the material components the mass of the moon to build the first one, how many other worlds did they need to strip mine in order to get that second one going? Or did they just use a merlin...?
I think its pretty obvious that the DS1 and DS2 are simply tardus's that are operating in reverse....

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:12 pm
by JonnyDoH
Cardno wrote: I think its pretty obvious that the DS1 and DS2 are simply tardus's that are operating in reverse....
Isn't it "Tardis"? On another note, I wonder what stats they would have in the Echo Cluster...

Meh, anyway... In some ways I was referring to Larry Niven's Ringworld-- his hypothesis was an alien race of sufficient technological savvy could take a planetary body (say, Jupiter) and use its mass to create something awesome (The Ringworld). If we go by the same comparison, then the Death Star would take the mass of x, while the Death Star II would take the mass of y.

Curiously enough, I'm an artist. I don't know why these things occur to me.

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:17 pm
by Cardno
Yes of course, you are right, it is 'Tardis'.

Omnius got it right - why go to the trouble of spending an entire Galaxy's annual income on a huge rock when you can can simply infect weak humans with a retrovirus. So much cheaper and quicker....and with a death rate of almost 50%, no civilisation can mount a credible defense after that taking hold.

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:51 pm
by JonnyDoH
It all comes down to what your goals are as an Evil Empire. Problem with a retrovirus is that you can infect the people you want to *rule*. Viruses can cause uncontrollable outbreaks. A Death Star can target a single troublemaker.

If, say, you're taxing Alderaan (moot point, the planet is bantha fodder) but want to also tax the hell out of Tantooine, you make an example of one to set the others straight and keep them in line. If Alderaan is rioting and not paying their taxes, you do a selective, surgical strike. Net result? Tantooine falls in line, and a bunch of others do too-- they don't want the hand coming around and slapping them.

If you do a retrovirus and it sweeps across Alderaan, then jumps to Tantooine, then jumps to another populated world (Never can control all the traffic going in and around the galaxy-- what with the smugglers and all), you end up killing your taxable base and ruining your entire economy (Or a segment of it, as the case may be).

If you're an evil emperor who wants to *control* the universe and keep it in line, it makes more sense to have a Death Star. If you're the evil maniacal genius that just wants to kill everyone and everything, well, the retrovirus is probably the way to go.
:wink:

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:02 pm
by Havok
We may as well go all out then... BTW, if you're asking where the Death Star is in the first picture, please refer to the 2nd picture.

(Cardno you can suck it!) :firedevil:

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