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The Death Star will reach the rebel base in three minutes and closing…

Not the Death Star, of course, but Mimas, a moon of Saturn. Sure looks like the Death Star there though.

Of course, who in his right mind would name anything “the Death Star?” Did Emperor Palpatine learn nothing about PR in his hard-scrapple days as a senator from a small planet? For example, when we built an ICBM capable of depositing ten, multimegaton warheads most anywhere on the planet in 30 minutes or less, we named it the Peacekeeper. Our smaller missiles are still called Minutemen — think friendly, patriotic guys with muskets, not nuclear bombs.

So, thirty years after the first one got blown up, what do you think the Empire should have named the Death Star?