Film Theory: Luke SHOULDN'T Destroy The Death Star (Star Wars)

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    We all love to root for Luke while he's landing the crucial shots to destroy the Death Star...but what if we've been wrong all this time? What if destroying the Death Star is COMPLETELY wrong? This episode shows exactly why the destruction of the Death Star would have not only hurt the Rebel Alliance, but the entire galaxy...

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  • im19ice3
    im19ice3  an hour ago

    also, the death star was intended for war, not for civilian use, so it's attack has a better parallel within usa history in Pearl Harbor.
    H8 it how those pesky twin towers were blowing up planets eh

  • im19ice3
    im19ice3  an hour ago

    let's just clear up that we don't actually know what the average populace of the galaxy thinks about the regimen (that is probably at least a little authoritarian and thus mined all those planets without asking anyone, maybe even depleting them completely with no care for the inhabitants), since we don't know the economic situation other populations have and whether luke could be considered middle class in that context, han only hangs out with outher outlaws that don't care who is in power since they're livelihood defies whomever they are, and princess leia would be upper-class in a struggle for power that might seem rightgeous to her inmediate zone of influence, but just because a citizen agrees with the actions of a politician it doesn't mean that they're gonna blast off to join them, similarly those who disagree, it's not that they're content, it's that they feel they can never have a significant impact (but also we don't know just how sizeable this particular group of rebels is, if there are enough of them to constitute at least a small army, all in intergallactic scale, they might count as more of a civil war counter movement rather than loner extremists, i mean is it not at all extremist from the goverment to BLOW UP A WHOLE PLANET AND UMM I DON'T KNOW MAYBE A COUPLE MORE AFTER THAT??)
    tldr: i went too deep, you don't need to know any of this, i'm just the kind of nerd fueled by this kind of ridiculous pseduosciencing

  • Oliver 5000
    Oliver 5000  8 hours ago

    One of those guys that you crossed out actually survived

  • Andreas Hampel
    Andreas Hampel  21 hours ago

    The empire was oppressive and the system was corrupt because the only way to gain any political power is to backstab and help the higher ups gain power which in turn let the higher ups control what you do because otherwise the higher ups will kill or get you arrested

  • Slater Bean
    Slater Bean  2 days ago

    What if they stole the parts instead?

  • GunEagle-Gamer / Bronin the Ronin

    Matpat could you do me a solid, how much and how long would it take the make the O'Neal Cylinders from the Gundams U.C. timelines?

  • Vor Tex
    Vor Tex  2 days ago +1

    I heard him say zero and thought my vid was glitching

  • Menilek Mulugeta
    Menilek Mulugeta  4 days ago

    Dude, I like your channel and conspiracy/film theories, but this one is somewhat ridiculous on a geopolitical level. You are judging this based on math and science, but not factoring politics and sociology really at all.
    You say that the Rebels would completely destabilize or even destroy the Star Wars galaxy's economy, but dude, that's probably what they WANTED to do in the first place. They are at WAR.
    Also, the Empire is, well an empire, and the films make this empire an overly simplified Totalitarian Dictatorship. Throughout human history, first most governments functioned as some form of dictatorship, but also that under Totalitarian leadership an economy usually functions rather well, because the vast majority of people are basically in a slave, serf, or peasant level of subsidence. What this means is that an empire ran by totalitarian politics may be able to errect grand monuments, like the pyramids of Giza or the Bastille in France, and the economy may produce a lot of resources, and their military may be immense and sophisticated, ...all hallmarks of the Empire in Star Wars and throughout world history....however,
    The Vast Majority of its citizens would live a HORRIBLE existence, both neglected by these advancements, terrorized constantly to keep them in their oppressed social class, and vastly ignorant and uneducated because almost always education is reserved for the elite.
    So my point is DUH, the rebels wanted to wash away the Empire, its economy, and its social foundation just like any and nearly all true rebellions have in the past. That's what rebellion is in actuality, replacing not just the leadership, but also the social organization of a civilization. And this is hammered incessantly in the movies, how the rebels are fighting a war of ethics and differing political philosophies. When this occurs the rebellion MUST destablize the economy, and really in any war, you would want to destablize the economy of your enemy.
    Moreover, in the short term, after a successful rebellion, again almost always the country is in disarray and there may be purges by the rebels upon their new subjects and anarchy may raise. However, this is usual especially when a totalitarian dictatorship is overthrown. One poignant example comes to mind is the French revolution because it was so similar to the politics in Star Wars, the French Monarchy was a Totalitarian as a government can get, and the rebels were idealistic freedom fighters emboldened by the philosophies of the Enlightenment Era. Everyone knows what happened after the French revolutions won, Anarchy...
    ...people were killed in public squares on masse, hysteria and suspicion reign, and revolutionary rulers changed hands arbitrarily. It was literal chaos, which lead to Military Dictator, Napoleon, but eventually would lead France and other European countries and countries around the world to favor Democracy and citizens having freedom under their governments.
    So my point is, yea the math is bad for the Rebels to beat the Empire, economic decline, social upheaval, and the like...
    ,...but dude, that's what makes them BadAss... just like real revolutionaries fighting for greater representation and freedom jnder their governments. They are willing to suffer fighting for freedom, than live a stable but subserviant, humiliating life under the yoke of the elite. Dude, you completely missed the mark...but it's because you didn't factor in politics or you favor dictators, which either way you slice it, you're wrong.

  • The ax
    The ax  4 days ago

    I’m in the Starbucks faction

  • Phyco Buzzaxe21
    Phyco Buzzaxe21  4 days ago

    Who else was reminded by the E.T. being from this galaxy theory by this video

  • Blake Ladnier
    Blake Ladnier  5 days ago

    Remember mattpat, credits might not worth as much as dollars.

  • Andrés Felipe Martínez M

    Well let's think about scale. If a country with 4.7% of earth's population may end up "spending" ~ 6 billions on a wall, what could happen with an autocratic figure ruling over galaxies?

  • NinjaStarDestroyer
    NinjaStarDestroyer  7 days ago +1

    Recorshshoortages
    HAHAHA XD - Love you matpat ;P

  • Japie van Niekerk

    I LOVE THE INTRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gabriel Ramirez
    Gabriel Ramirez  8 days ago

    i like the minecraft reference 3:18

  • snowangelnc
    snowangelnc  8 days ago

    Like the comment if you said "resource shortage" out loud.

  • Jaxvidstar
    Jaxvidstar  8 days ago

    The rebellion should hollow out the death star's resources and give back the materials that were used to build it.

  • Mill Kim
    Mill Kim  9 days ago

    I just laughed for jeggins

  • LanternGames
    LanternGames  10 days ago

    Clone wars dude

  • LanternGames
    LanternGames  10 days ago

    Remember the war palpatine started for no reason