Neil DeGrasse Tyson Reveals His Biggest Problem with the Death Star

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 - 4:14PM
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Wednesday, 09 December 2015 - 4:14PM
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Reveals His Biggest Problem with the Death Star

Everyone knows that the Death Star has a huge design flaw, since it was completely annihilated by a single shot to its exhaust port. But reliable pop culture nit picker Neil DeGrasse Tyson has a different problem with the Death Star (maybe because the exhaust port goes without saying), specifically with its capability to destroy entire planets, as seen with poor Alderaan.



Opening quote
"I have issues with the Death Star. It seems to me that the complete destruction of a planet, is overkill! If you don't like the people on a planet, then you kill the people. And then you keep the planet at the end, and it's your planet. That's a waste of energy in this universe."
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Tyson is a noted Star Trek enthusiast, and has often come out in favor of Star Trek over Star Wars in that age-old debate. But he admits that Star Trek wasn't any better in this regard, as Spock destroyed Romulus using red matter, a type of matter of which one drop could cause a black hole that consumed an entire planet.

Opening quote
"Star Trek has a little more science, they think a little more about the science that they infuse in their storytelling. But they have a planet-destroying mechanism too... Don't you really want to keep the planet afterwards? I don't understand these people... What is that about? Be clever."
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Via Business Insider.

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