The force is strong with this one
By Espen André ØverdahlEspenAO. Tuesday, June 28, 2011 10:20:09 AM
The Death Star. Just the name alone makes it sound big. Did you ever think of how big this battle station really is? With more than 160 kilometers in diameter, the combined surface area of 80425 square kilometers makes it about the size of a small European country.
To manage this beast of a machine you need a healthy crew. The station carried a crew of 265,675, plus 52,276 gunners, 607,360 troops, 25,984 stormtroopers, 42,782 ship support staff, and 167,216 pilots and support crew. The station also carried 7,200 starfighters, four strike cruisers, 3,600 assault shuttles, 1,400 AT-ATs, 1,400 AT-STs, 1,860 drop ships, and more.
Did you also know that the intended name for Luke Skywalker was Luke Starkiller? When the movie was made James Earl Jones, the epic voice of Darth Vader, was so sure that the movie would flopp that he refused to have his name in the end credits! The lesser known former weight-lifting champion David Prowse and numerous other actors believed more in the project.
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