Star Wars

Starkiller Base: A Star Wars (Economic) Story

By Zachary Feinstein on November 29, 2017 in Death Star, Star Wars

In Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens a new superweapon was unveiled. The so-called Starkiller Base was built into an ice planet. Based on its size and destructive capabilities, the costs for this fearsome base for the First Order could be astronomical.

Building the Death Star

Rogue One and Building the Death Star

By Zachary Feinstein on December 15, 2016 in Death Star, Star Wars

With Rogue One officially coming out tomorrow, I wanted to revisit my paper from a year ago: It’s a Trap: Emperor Palpatine’s Poison Pill. Specifically, since this takes place before Episode IV, I want to look again at the costs associated with building the first Death Star and how th...