Chris Maier (
Sat, 2 Dec 2000 23:25:21 -0500

Well, a mass charge is technically what the rebel ships did in the movie, if
I'm not mistaken.
 I think the Imperial fleet took enough beatings to warrant a retreat-their
command ship was destroyed and also their key space station. Plus I think
the destruction of the DS itself probably consumed a few Star Destroyers as

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Roland Thigpen wrote:

> On Sat, 2 Dec 2000 21:18:57 -0500 Chris Maier <> wrote:
> >One more point I should add-perhaps the other planets were contacted via
> >hologram images(In both Empire and Phantom, there are certain
> >hologram connections). Also, perhaps the Tatooine people were celebrating
> >the death of Jabba.
> The problem being that the Emperor made sure that his forces had a
stranglehold on all Holonet communications. If a person is able to quickly
and fairly freely communicate with anyone else in the galaxy, it doesn't
allow for the tight grip and cotnrol that the Emperor wanted in his New
Order. The desimination (sp?) of knowledge is one of the deathblows to
tyranny and oppresion after all. Therefore, he dismantled all planetary
holonets, and made sure that they were only left in the hands of his fleet
and Imperial governors (or more to the point, Moffs and Grand Moffs).

I suppose one could argue that the Alliance made provisions to broadcast the
battle to the rest of the Empire via pirated holonet transmissions (as they
knew the Emperor would be onboard Death Star II, and were expecting his
death), and the Emperor permitted the piracy as he was fully expecting said
transmissions to broadcast the destruction of the Alliance fleet. All in
all, its just one of those things. I suppose its mainly in there for a
story standpoint. It says, more or less, that the war is over, the story is
over, and we shouldn't expect any further comments
about it from Lucas.
When it comes right down to it, almost immediately after blowing up the
Death Star, the Alliance fleet should have high tailed it out of there
instead of celebrating on Endor. They may have destroyed the Death Star and
the Emperor, and caused the destruction of the fleet command ship, but there
were so many Imperial ships present that they probably could have executed a
mass charge into the Alliance fleet with enormous casualties, and STILL
destroyed the Alliance.
But that wouldn't make for good story telling.


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