That’s No Moon!

Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battle station! –  Emperor Palpatine

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write a Star Wars related article! You see I love Star Wars, I love it a lot. Sure, I wish I’d never head the name “Jar Jar Binks” and I really can’t stand the Pod Racing scene in Episode 1, but I still love all 6 movies. And, like billions of others out there, Empire always has been and always will be my favourite.

But what I love and loathe about those movies, is not what this blog is about. No this blog is going to ask the question, “If you were President of the United States and a handful of your countrymen said, “Build us a Death Star!” , and you kinda promised that if enough people asked for something you’d do it, then would you come through on this one?”

Not sure what I’m on about?

white-house-petition-for-deathstarWell it seems a while back, the President of the United States of America, one Barrack Obama, told his people, if they got a petition together about anything they thought the government should look in to and got 25000 signatures, the government would look seriously at that petition.

Well just before the December 14 deadline, a group of clever pranksters managed to get the required 25000 signatures asking for the US Government to build a Death Star. That’s right, a Death Star! So now it seems the US need to look in to building the “Ultimate Power in the Universe!”

DeathStarTransp-SWENow as a Star Wars fan I’m all for it, but would this seriously be possible to build? Well it turns out it might be physically possible, but probable, maybe not so much.

According to some calculations by the students of Lehigh University in the US, it would cost around $852,000,000,000,000,000 to build, that’s $852 Quadrillion Dollars in case you were wondering! (Don’t ask me, I left my wallet in my other pants!)

That price doesn’t take in to account fitting the Battle Station out with computers, toilets or even staff. Not sure if that also takes in to account fixing the proven defence design flaws either!

While we’re talking the building of Death Stars, I’m reminded of this brilliant scene from my hero Kevin Smith’s breakout movie, Clerks.


Yup, I think our roofing guy might have good point there. Maybe building a Death Star isn’t a good idea after all.


Is building a Death star a good idea? Or should we just be leaving Space Battle Stations to the sci-fi movies?

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