In a galaxy far, far away, Governor Tarkin, commander of the Death Star, felt confident that his new space station/weapon of mass destruction was unstoppable. The facility was fully in line with the Empire’s objectives and he knew that even Darth Vader was pleased.
The Death Star was designed to destroy planets and repel the fiercest attacks with ease. Tarkin relied on his facility manager, an Imperial Stormtrooper, to ensure that all systems were functioning and the station was kept in peak condition. However, without a full facility condition assessment, this unfortunate but hardworking facility manager, who thought he was paving the way to a comfortable retirement, missed an area of risk: the exposed exhaust port.
You may remember from “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” that Luke Skywalker successfully destroyed the Death Star with a well-placed proton torpedo through the exhaust port, killing Governor Tarkin and many of the Emperor’s forces. The facility manager, who was just trying to do his job, is still on the run from the Empire – even Jabba the Hutt refuses him asylum.
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