Undeniable Fact About AOTC #14: It Revealed Who Designed The Death Star


Since I was trying to ignore as many spoilers as possible with AOTC, I was genuinely surprised when I first saw that Count Dooku got the plans for the Death Star from the Geonosians. Who knew that a bunch of walking insects who communicate in a series of burps were evil engineering geniuses who created the most feared weapon in the galaxy? Though it’s still a mystery as to who came up with that open exhaust port…



7 Responses to “Undeniable Fact About AOTC #14: It Revealed Who Designed The Death Star”

  1. Forcechild Says:

    I read somewhere that the Death Star was Grand Moff Tarkin’s idea.

  2. Keith Palmer Says:

    I remember a comment (but unfortunately not who made it) inviting us to imagine the Death Star not with its familiar “Imperial” interior but with something resembling the stone Geonosian architecture. It’s already been pointed out that AotC challenges us as to what we thought Star Wars was like (although I’m inclined to say every movie after the original has done that), and I can see this as a smaller, more instantly obvious example of that.

    • Forcechild Says:

      To lazypadawan:
      I remember where I read that the Death Star was Tarkin’s idea. It was in the book “Death Star” by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry. I’m not sure if you’d consider it “canon” but it was a good read.

      • Stefan Kraft Says:

        I think that they later retconned it such that Tarkin (or his engineers) still had to solve some technical problems or that he still changed the construction plans considerably. Maybe it was him who made the bad change to the exhaust port?

      • Forcechild Says:

        I don’t remember how much Tarkin was involved in building the Death Star. That was done under Palpatine’s (Sidious) direction. However, it was mentioned in the book that the Death Star was Tarkin’s idea originally. He’s the one who passed the idea along to Palp.

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